81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME


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81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby ROCKANDFINISH » Sat Jan 29, 2011 9:56 pm



Been workin on this old girl for awhile now. New rear tire, brake overhaul on front and back, new lines,new belts,oil and filter, new coolant, fuel filter and lines, starter and battery,overhaul wiring,new headlight and turn signals on front after market,vaulve adjustment,turn signal switch overhaul, WOW WHAT A DEAL, note donot lose balls and copper sliders don't ask. Finally got wise and got Randakks kit,rebuilt carbs. Seems to run a heck of alot better, but I know I need to sync carbs. Has anybody tried the carbtune sync gauges? They don't seem that much more than mecury or vaccum gauges. Which one would u suggest? Need to ride her alot more, can't afford gas for truck. Warden said if I don't get bike out of her parkin place she's gona put a sleepin bag in garage for me. Maybe not so bad. TV, STEREO, AND ICE COLD ONES OUT THERE :!:



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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby dingdong » Sun Jan 30, 2011 10:24 am

Sounds like you have a good start on the rebuild. The Carbtune gauges work great. Actually a lot easier and safer than the mercury. No chance of sucking the mercury into the engine.
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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:45 pm

Warden, hummm, I got me one of those too..where can I see one of these carbtunes your speaking of..?? :D

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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby Jdept » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:52 am

There's some nifty and creative DIY carb sync'rs that have used a two to four jar setup which are sealed and filled with fluid. They make a reference mark and then adjust each carb until the reference marks as close as possible. I like this idea mostly because it's cheap and anybody could do it with success. Look for the DIY that the guys do which would not suck fluid into the carbs.

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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby imfree » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:13 am

I synced my carbs using the how to sync your carbs by Wing admin,Thanks wing admin ,Bike runs Great 42-48 MPG,More power than I need,As my war department only weighs 110 lbs.Joe

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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:49 pm

I found that I got a more precise carb sync using a single gauge rather than using four, and attempting to calibrate the four against each other. Noticeably better and smoother results.

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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:47 pm

On the very day I get my carb kit you say this, why I ... I really wish I knew this before I could have just bought one gauge, instead of the four carb kit.. it works great thou..My bike is running great now..I read that on another site too...

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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby thrasherg » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:12 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I found that I got a more precise carb sync using a single gauge rather than using four, and attempting to calibrate the four against each other. Noticeably better and smoother results.


I am really surprised to hear this, when I have balanced 4 carbs in the past, I was always surprised how changing one carb affected the 3 others (changing the 1 carb seemed to change air flow or engine speed, leading to the other 3 changing). I cannot imagine that you can get all 4 carbs balanced equally with one gauge (Just my observation).. There are probably many ways to do this, but I think 4 gauges to balance 4 carbs is an efficient and good way to do it.. Maybe Wingman could elaborate on his method? I have the Mercury Free carbtune kit (it's now 15 years old and still works great) so can highly recommend it.

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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:48 pm

What I did was run four hoses from each carb, with a small aquarium valve in each hose, very close to the carb. The hoses ran into a 4-into-1 "T", and from there, to the gauge. I just closed the valves, then opened the one I wanted to measure. When done, I closed its valve and opened the next one.

I think it would probably be helpful to have a larger tank or something of that sort in between the carbs and the gauge, to help dampen the pulses out and make it easier to take an accurate measurement. I might try something like that next time.

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Re: 81 GOLDWING LITTLE AT ATIME

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:54 pm

Well I'll be..Your always full of surprises Wingman..ha ha good one.. :D




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