gl1100 carb slides oil?


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gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:09 pm



Does anyone use any oil or lubricant on the slide bushings prior to assembly?



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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby scotterichmond » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:46 pm

NEVER ! The guru does not recomend it ( that would be Randdak)

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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:07 pm

I'd defer to Randakk....but to me, that just seems to be something that would attract grit and dust, causing wear and binding.

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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Oct 24, 2011 6:45 pm

Yeh, I use a little wax on mine....[code][/code]well furniture polish and I polish them up then place back in...Oh it slides... :D

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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:07 pm

I did recondition my carbs a while ago.Now that there on the bike,one slide is stuck down.The cause of poor performance.
Then it dawned on me...The carbs set stored in my shed for almost 2 years before I got the engine rebuilt.I guess I did loose track of time.
I found a speck of oxidation on one slide.Welcome to Louisiana.

I'll use NO lube on the slide bushings as suggested.

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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby littlebeaver » Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:02 am

Mother's first is what I did, a little polishing ...then I went over with a little furniture polish and I made sure it was all off well before I placed it back in...Seem to operate just fine.. I remember the remarkable change the very first time I did this...Wow....I smiled.... :D

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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:48 pm

Final about the slides.
I did find one spot of contaminate stuck one slide.While using a mirror and revving the engine,I could see one that jumped really high,2 others..not so much and one didn't move at all.

I popped the tops and polished clean everything.Now the slides bounce in the cap free.

2 of them were a bit sticky.

I put them back and I used a vacuum cleaner hose stuck to the coupler pipe,watched the slides move up with the throttle.Well 2 did,2 not so well.
It seems to have a drag when mounted...
I removed the screws and rotated the cap 180 degrees and secured..WA LA...All 4 now respond with the throttle the same.
This should take care of the sluggish acceleration.
I'm gonna rig up 4 7' length of clear tubing with ATF for the vacuum sync.My Harbor Freight gauges are JUNK.

Here a video.





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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby scotterichmond » Wed Oct 26, 2011 2:30 pm

Video #2 is definantly what you should be shooting for . good job.

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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:16 am

Well , the carbs are on.Now to the new idea for syncing them.
I tried the 4 tubes joined at the bottom with oil and lifted 4' . Not so great.I pushed a little hard to adjust one set,the vacuum sucked some of the oil in.
Whew,glad I had a fan running.Got rid of the mosquitoes :D .I've got another idea I'm gonna try tonight. :geek:
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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby oldgold82 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:35 am

I was reading this post and some of you used mother's and/or furniture polish on your carb slides. I assume mothers to get rid of some scuffs but what does the furniture polish do? I have a hesitation that I believe is my carb slides, I took the slides off and cleaned them and put them back together (they were filthy). The hesitation got better but is still there. Can anyone elaborate on using mothers or furniture polish?

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Re: gl1100 carb slides oil?

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Jun 09, 2012 11:30 am

I used a scotchbrite pad to clean mine first, you can use Mothers I suppose to polish them up, I looked for any area that was rubbing, the main idea is to free them from sticking...if they stick your engine will know it.. :D




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