How do you remove the carburetors


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How do you remove the carburetors

Postby danhoeger » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:05 am



I picked up my first Goldwing yesterday and it hasn't been ridden in a few years.

The carbs need to be cleaned.

I started digging into it last night and got the bike half torn apart and trying to get the carbs out.

it seems like there is not enough room to slide the carbs out either side.

I have the lower fairings removed, the seat removed, the artificial tank removed, took the intake manifolds off and have the airbox off.

it looks like the bottom of the carbs are hitting against a hard tube that runs between them from front to back.

what am I missing?


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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:28 am

Make sure the fuel filter is removed, and that the intake elbows are removed (don't remove the rubber boots from the elbows, they're glued in place). With the fuel filter removed, the carbs can slide back, and with the air box removed, they can slide out the side (although they do need to be rotated slightly).

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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby danhoeger » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:30 am

That's what I was missing I hadn't removed the fuel filter. thanks for the help, can't wait to try it when I get home.
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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby MJSantos » Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:14 pm

What I did with mine was to evove the bolt that holds the gas tank in place then shifted the tank back maybe 1/4 of an inch, not much since you don't want to damage the petcock. It gives you just that little bit to help clear the back of the fan motor.

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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby danhoeger » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:01 pm

I was able to get them out last night and take them apart. :( They are in worse shape than I first feared and had to order the Carb rebuild kits. Thankfully just got the UPS tracking number and they should be in this Friday :D

The bike has been sitting for 3 or 4 years and the carbs are very gummed up and dirty inside.

Now I just need to clean them up good and put the kits in when they come on Friday.
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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby MJSantos » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:02 pm

When you dig into the carbs, you might want to take a look at Randak's webpage. He has a very good writeup on thses carbs and some outstanding pointers.

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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby danhoeger » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:04 pm

do you have a link for that page?
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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:58 pm

http://www.randakks.com/

When it comes to Oldwing carbs, Randakk is the authority!

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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby leanjoe » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:23 am

you removed the air chambers from #1 and #3 right ?

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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby jswag5 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:20 pm

just did this myself, ended up pulling the front support loose to get clearance, wish i had see this first, would have been loads easier.
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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby danhoeger » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:31 am

I just found the repair manual and noticed that it said to remove the air chambers on #1 and #3 that would have made it much easier. I will definately leave those off when I put them back in. should have the kits today. I hope I can get it put back together tonight so I can ride it this weekend.
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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby MJSantos » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:36 am

I found that once you side the assembly back in put the chambers on before you move it into the final location. Gives you some wiggle room for the screws.

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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby danhoeger » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:04 pm

I'm not happy with the kit that I purchased. I wish I would have read more of the forums here before I spent my money. I bought a kit from Saber-cycles and it didn't contain near enough O-rings as I should have had so I had to re-use most of them. Also, the float bowl gaskets seemed like they were too big and I had a heck of a time getting them to stay in place. (vasseline wouldn't do it, I finally ended up adding some Silicone out of frustration to keep them in place)

Got everything put back together, made sure to adjust the valve clearances and started it up. I had a heck of a time trying to sync the carbs. I had to bring the screw between #1 and #3 almost all the way out to get the pressure the same. #2 and #4 were pretty good but then from #4 to #3 I had to again adjust the screw Way out to get them to sync. now something just doesn't feel right with the way it's running. it seems to have good power and everything but when cruising it seems to "stutter" every once in a while. You can't hear it in the engine but I can feel it in the throttle. Almost like it looses some HP for a split second.

It doesn't idle well under 1.5k RPM and the RPM doesn't drop as fast as it should when you get off the throttle.

Any Ideas where I went wrong? (aside from ordering the wrong kit?)

I'm tempted to just order the master overhaul kit from Raddnaks and redo the whole thing but my wife will not be very happy with the added expense and the added time I will have to spend installing it.
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Re: How do you remove the carburetors

Postby MJSantos » Mon Jul 12, 2010 4:46 pm

Try to run some Seafoam thru it first. You might have a jet that isn't quite open. If it comes to the additional o rings again you can get them from
http://www.crc2onlinecatalog.com/, They carry all of the o rings for the plenum chamber.




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