1100 Carb Rebuild Question


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Chitreano
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1100 Carb Rebuild Question

Postby Chitreano » Sun May 22, 2016 7:08 pm



Thanks in advance. I am using the Randaaks Kit for my 1100 carb rebuild. (Total resto of an abandoned barn find). The bike had been sitting for 5-6 years & the carbs were caked & gunked badly. I have three questions, with more to come most likely.
1. The attached photo shows a butterfly. The shaft through the carb has obvious play. Is this normal? If not, is there a repair?
2. I have removed the idle jets. Using a flashlight I can see a very tiny hole through the center. Is this correct or should it be totally clean & hollow with holes in the side?
3. The float valves were gunked solid. I have soaked them but noticed that one has a miniscule tear on the very tip of one float neede. Should these be replaced & if do, where can I purchase quality float needles.

Again, thank you, Stan
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auctioneeral
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Location: shamong, New Jersey
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100 nake
1981 GL1100 full dresser
Both getting restored

Re: 1100 Carb Rebuild Question

Postby auctioneeral » Mon May 23, 2016 8:14 am

my carb shafts had a little play in them. So i think you would be ok.
Idle jet as a very small hole thru the center. And I mean small. I used a guitar string to go thru hole.

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RBGERSON
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Motorcycle: 98 SE GL 1500
had every year from 75 to 83

Re: 1100 Carb Rebuild Question

Postby RBGERSON » Mon May 23, 2016 8:17 am

See my post on the saunders site..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB


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