GL1200 Carb conversion to VW carb?


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Pilotgoldwing
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GL1200 Carb conversion to VW carb?

Postby Pilotgoldwing » Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:50 pm



After doing the alternator conversion on my '84 Aspy I am not intrigued by all things "conversion". I have run 3 tanks of fuel through her, after sitting for 4 years, with Seafoam in each tank. It is running a little better each time but still lacks a little power I have been led to expect in these forums at highway speeds. I know I could probably stand to have the carbs rebuilt and synched but before I spend the money for that I am curious if anyone has any experience with the VW carb conversion? From the YouTube videos I have seen it looks very interesting but I am curious what it does to your miles per gallon, and power. Anyone?



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Re: GL1200 Carb conversion to VW carb?

Postby bvanemon » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:06 pm

Go to the Steve Saunders Goldwing forum and search single carb, there is a sticky for a single carb very well written
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Re: GL1200 Carb conversion to VW carb?

Postby ct1500 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:28 pm

It is a bit long winded but if you take the time to read through there are some interesting points to be gleaned especially about carb heat.
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Re: GL1200 Carb conversion to VW carb?

Postby 2speed » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:17 am

Pilotgoldwing wrote:After doing the alternator conversion on my '84 Aspy I am not intrigued by all things "conversion". I have run 3 tanks of fuel through her, after sitting for 4 years, with Seafoam in each tank. It is running a little better each time but still lacks a little power I have been led to expect in these forums at highway speeds. I know I could probably stand to have the carbs rebuilt and synched but before I spend the money for that I am curious if anyone has any experience with the VW carb conversion? From the YouTube videos I have seen it looks very interesting but I am curious what it does to your miles per gallon, and power. Anyone?



Hello, I have built my own Intake system for my 75 Wing. using a 1970 VW Type 30 Carb...It really works-Awesome!! does have a power lag at take off, but runs out very strong. its getting around 45 to 50 mpg...if ya don't gas on it!! Lol
I'm very Pleased with the performance & simple adjustments. the only reason I installed this is, this bike sat for over 25 years in a Barn. The carbs were Locked Solid...the cost to repair or replace was very Stupid.
So this conversion cost me about $55.00 Bucks...Complete! :D




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