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thomasddeaton
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carbs rebuilt

Postby thomasddeaton » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:46 am



I had my gl1100 carbs rebuilt by a local shop after riding bike home I noticed a slight hesitation while acceleration I got home pulled the plugs they were black! is this do to air /fuel mixture to rich? $1400 dollars to do rebuild I'm pretty sure some thing is not right! any thoughts would be appreciated !I had back once already I'm thinking its the air mixture



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Re: carbs rebuilt

Postby maintainer » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:54 am

Do the plugs smell of fuel? Were they wet?
Sounds like it's running too rich.
If I were to have something done that pricey and it wasn't perfect, I'd take it back.
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Re: carbs rebuilt

Postby smittyboy734 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:29 pm

Wow 1400 not running right ....i had my 78 gl rebuilt by the one and only one pistol pete though i had take off and install they are perfect bolt on and go

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Re: carbs rebuilt

Postby dingdong » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:00 am

Couple of things to look at after a "local shop" rebuild. Floats set incorrectly. They have to be perfect, close doesn't count. Aftermarket float valves were used or they weren't replaced. Honda OEM are recommended. Ask them what new parts if any were used in the rebuild. Too late now but $1400 for a rebuild is at least double what it should be even if they did all the labor to RR. Make them find the problem. Good luck!
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RBGERSON
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Re: carbs rebuilt

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Aug 01, 2016 7:55 am

Wow they ripe you a new one..and did it wrong to boot..
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: carbs rebuilt

Postby 4wred » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:21 am

Wow! you should have gold plated floats and carb tops for $1400 :oops:
I'd give them 1 more chance to get it rite or get some of your money back!

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Re: carbs rebuilt

Postby mytown » Mon Aug 01, 2016 12:19 pm

There are what are called idle jets that play a big part when accelerating from idle. One per carb. It is really important that they be very clean. Unfortunately the idle jets in an '81 cannot easily be removed from the body of the carb for a proper cleaning. They are pressed in. And the hole in the jet is very tiny. There are a couple of techniques that have been developed over the years to remove them but it is doubtful that a local shop would try these. There is no way to replace them. I am not sure if dirty idle jets can cause plugs to go black, but if the problem is dirty idle jets I wonder if a local shop could ever get them right. Maybe if they soaked them for a long time... :?: Can a properly sized wire be put through these jets in situ? In any case, you might bring up the issue of properly cleaning these very important jets.

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Re: carbs rebuilt

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:12 pm

Just FYI..Pistol Pete or Halasz does carbs for about $400-450 add some shipping and that's it. removing carbs from the bike if you know what you are doing is a 20 minute job 40 if you don't. The best rebuild kit in the country is Randakk's about $200 which both Pete and Halsz include that in there price. Just sayin' $1,400 WAY over the top even if done correctly.

Note you can't clean 1100 idle jets in place as they have side ports you can rem out the center hole but with a very small wire, that's it if they are in the carb. To pull them you have to use a sheet metal screw carefully wedged into the jet lightly and wiggle,wiggle wiggle while pulling..a little heat might help but all the rubber from the other jets has to be out first. The next issue many miss are the secondary fuel filters under each float needle seat.


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NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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