Carbs need rebuilding !


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greule2
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Carbs need rebuilding !

Post by greule2 » Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:46 pm



Hello Goldwing members,
I really need a good man too go thorough my carburetors and rebuild them. Apparently the air idle jet on all of them is clogged and the main jet needs replacing, due to it being a police bike. Plus I was told that the bike had the bigger jets put in for police use. The bike is a GL1100I. Thanks for the read and hopefully a response. Greg :D



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RBGERSON
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Re: Carbs need rebuilding !

Post by RBGERSON » Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:59 am

check the NGWclub site..several rebuilders there.or randakk's site..Mike Nixon, Pistol Pete..Buy randakk's kit and then add new jets if you need to.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
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Overdog
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Re: Carbs need rebuilding !

Post by Overdog » Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:27 pm

+1 on the Randakk kit! You can get a kit for almost a hundred cheaper on Ebay....don't be tempted. Several of us have made that mistake.

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Re: Carbs need rebuilding !

Post by Hoosier Jack » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:13 am

I'm not sure why anyone would change the jet sizes on these bikes. These carbs are hard enough to get right and, IMHO, shouldn't be screwed with. You could do this yourself. The first time is the hardest but there are plenty of how-to articles to get you through. Otherwise spend a few hundred to have it done, especially if you are talking about a dealer. If you could get them to do it at all.

I'd do it for a nominal fee of one million dollars. Well, maybe a little less.

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Re: Carbs need rebuilding !

Post by RBGERSON » Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:45 am

I have been rebuilding carbs for guys fro $150 if they buy the kit..but I only guarantee if they buy randakk's kit.
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Re: Carbs need rebuilding !

Post by Hoosier Jack » Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:47 am

He should take you up on that. $150 is a great deal and I cannot imagine you doing slip-shod work being the perfectionist so seem to be. I read all of your stuff and I'm a fan.

But the Randakk kit: $253.98 Ugggh.

I would really be interested in the economics of that. I have bought parts from Randakk and they all have been quality. I have been an evangelist for their fuel filter; they know what they're doing. But that seems so high.

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Re: Carbs need rebuilding !

Post by greule2 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:18 pm

Hi guys,
Thanks for all of the input. I've drop the carbs in the mail and have sent them to Pistol Pete. I heard he had a great reputation here so .........
As for changing the jets in this set of carbs, it was originally owned by a Atlanta police department, still, seems like they shouldn't have done it. Like some one mentioned they are a handful to sync plus there was a lag when you opened the throttle up. I need the gas mileage. I plan too do some camping off of this bike.
Thanks guys for the input.

Greg :D

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Re: Carbs need rebuilding !

Post by gsp4711 » Fri Oct 20, 2017 2:35 am

For others who wish to rebuild their own carbs, be aware that there seem to be several different versions of the carbs fitted to the 1100.
I am millions of miles from any parts suppliers so need to do all work myself and these sites are a great help.
But the ones on my bike - ex police Interstate - while appear identical outside, bear only a resemblance to those shown.

Mine was a low mileage machine and had been left unused for years, and when removing carbs from the plenum chamber, I found there were large O-Rings on one side pair only.
That has me confused. I am certain they had never previously been off the bike, but I can't find any clue why this should be.
Any help out there?



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