GL1200 Carb removal


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GL1200 Carb removal

Postby filupsd » Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:32 pm



I have been trying to change out my choke cable and was just told I need to remove the carbs (thanks Virgil). Does anyone know of a video showing how to do that? I will order a service manual next month.

Thanks, David



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Re: GL1200 Carb removal

Postby 86GW1200 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:56 pm

If you are just doing the cable - you should be able to just slide the carbs over to the left side a bit and get it done. Of course, you will have done all the work to remove the carbs anyway :D

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Re: GL1200 Carb removal

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:10 pm

The carbs come out the left side.I loosen the intake tubes so I can rotate them.
I suggested removing the carbs from the bike to be able to get easier access to the cable clamp and service the linkage.I do know that just a new cable didn't cure mine.The linkages needed cleaning too to get the choke levers to move without binding.
While there out...a bit of looking at the slide diaphragms and the such is a good idea too.
You only want to do this once....Pull them out,service them and be on your way.

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Re: GL1200 Carb removal

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:13 pm

You should be able to download the manual from this site too.......Manuals section.. :)

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Re: GL1200 Carb removal

Postby filupsd » Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:40 pm

I am downloading the manual. Now I have to clean off a spot on the work bench and stop doing woodworking projects until this is done. (too much dust)

David

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Re: GL1200 Carb removal

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:38 pm

I'll mention one more thing...Some of the early 1200's had a problem(mine included) with a lean mixture around 2000rpm.
You wouldn't notice if you have this problem because your "choke" is part way on. Soooo just be aware that after you fix the choke problem and its running better(no soot) that you may experience a lean condition from 1800-2500 rpm and adding a little"choke" will clear this up.
There is a mod for that but it's not something you want to do yet.Only if you have this problem when your done.
Here's a post about my carbs...viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9179....Now that there done...well, with just me on the bike,the rear wheel will break traction going down the pavement when it hits 5 grand in 1st. :D
My wife refuses to ride it with me.... :| I've never heard her say those things before :D

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Re: GL1200 Carb removal

Postby filupsd » Tue Dec 11, 2012 2:29 pm

Thank you but I just don't have the knowledge base yet to do this myself so I am going to take it to a non dealer motorcycle mechanic who specializes in older Honda and Yamahas. Fortunately it is cold now (17 this morning) so I don't feel obligated to ride right now. May be I can put the mechanic off until January.
David




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