Carb settings 81 GL 1100


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Carb settings 81 GL 1100

Post by Cruzin81 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:16 am



Fairly new to the Wing society ! Just acquired a 81 that was been sitting for 8 years , pulled the carbs and cleaned them . Can anybody tell me what the normal low speed idle jet setting should be ?
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Re: Carb settings 81 GL 1100

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:35 am

The book says 1 1/4 turn out for a starting point.To be adjusted per idle down method after sync.
Do bench test the carbs..especially the slide action with a shop vac.
Do test for fuel leaks and amount in the carbs.They need to have the same fuel level.
Do sync them at 1000 rpm then idle back when finished.

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Re: Carb settings 81 GL 1100

Post by Cruzin81 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:19 pm

Thanks a bunch for the info ! I've done carbs on some of the old Honda's and most are 1- 1/4 to 1-1/2 , but it's always comforting to hear it from someone in the know !
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Re: Carb settings 81 GL 1100

Post by stephenricci » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:45 pm

Just so that this is clear for everyone, it's 1 1/4 turns out from a soft seat for the 80 and 81 models. For 82 and 83 it's 3 turns out.
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Re: Carb settings 81 GL 1100

Post by RBGERSON » Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:53 am

If you didn't pull the idle jet on the carbs, which are pressed in, you probably should, sitting 8 years they are most likely gummed up unless the PO drained and cleaned the carbs before he parked it..very unlikely...


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