Carburetor conversion


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1fastgl1100
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100A and 1982 GL1100A Modified

Carburetor conversion

Postby 1fastgl1100 » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:11 am



The carbs on my 83 are no longer doing the job.
Okay yes I likely can rebuild them and make them work. However.

I recently saw another gl1200 (mine is a gl1100) with a single 2 barrel carb that worked real good.
Has anyone done a carb conversion?
I know I will need to build a box to mount the carb too and to connect to the intake ports.
1) what off the shelf carb should I look at?
2) can I use choke cable or should I look at automatic choke)?
3) 2 or 4 barrel?

I do have access to several older carbs (since cars are mostly fuel injection today).

Please any help.



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ekvh
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Re: Carburetor conversion

Postby ekvh » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:56 am

Best, fastest way imo is using a set of grab bar runners cut off for elbows, a vw manifold for a two barrel, and a Holley/ Webber two barrel. Good info at Classicgoldwings.com

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Re: Carburetor conversion

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:02 pm

look on ebay for a manifold..at least one guy sells them all the time,,you can make one out of PVC..too..VW carbs solex seem to be the carb of choice. manual choke.

and

http://www.randakksblog.com/single-carb-conversions/
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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ekvh
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Re: Carburetor conversion

Postby ekvh » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:20 pm

Lots are also using 2 barrel progressives. Pretty big rush when you whack that second barrel. Tom Langdon sells new carbs suited to this for $100-brand new.




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