GL1200 carb question


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Yosemite Sam
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GL1200 carb question

Postby Yosemite Sam » Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:18 pm



Hello everyone and thanks for all the good info you've shared.

Question...I'm getting slight leak from the drain screws in the float bowls. I removed them and there were no O-rings on them, so I found some and put them on and still getting slight leak. Can I use thread lock to shore it up?

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Re: GL1200 carb question

Postby flash2002 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 4:55 am

Hi, is there only one leaking, check where the O ring goes maybe polish with 1000 sand paper, check for cracks . If it still leaks use gas tread putty.

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Re: GL1200 carb question

Postby Ed Z » Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:06 am

I believe the oring is only to prevent gas leaking on the engine when you are draining the carbs (i.e. screw opened)... I am rather sure the screw is supposed to seal like a brake bleed screw does (taper)... Ya might need to remove the screw and clean up the tapered end and or clean up the carb end... I could be wrong on this as it may be the ones on my GL-650 that I'm thinking about...

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Re: GL1200 carb question

Postby fishingrod » Tue Jul 01, 2014 6:40 pm

The screw on my 81 gl1100 has a hole in center of bolt which leads to another hole drilled cross section near the head, the o ring sits between this hole and the bolt head. You either have the wrong o ring, or corroded seal points of the o ring. Good luck

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Re: GL1200 carb question

Postby jmal » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:55 am

if anyone can help vacuum line diagram 87 1200 also taillight sensor bad how do I get that light to go off on dash

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Re: GL1200 carb question

Postby Ed Z » Thu Jul 10, 2014 1:57 pm

Might help...

http://www.partzilla.com/parts/search/H ... parts.html

Also the light on the dash means ya have a bulb burnt out somewhere... If not, clean all connectors and sockets and check that you have old school bulbs in place (LED type don't draw enough power and make it think the bulb is burnt out)...

Also, you would be better off to start a new thread on this issue...

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Re: GL1200 carb question

Postby WINGER3 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:26 pm

Ed Z wrote:I believe the oring is only to prevent gas leaking on the engine when you are draining the carbs (i.e. screw opened)... I am rather sure the screw is supposed to seal like a brake bleed screw does (taper)... Ya might need to remove the screw and clean up the tapered end and or clean up the carb end... I could be wrong on this as it may be the ones on my GL-650 that I'm thinking about...

No your right, they are a taper fit, no O ring and need to be cleaned, check for corrosion on the end and clean. If still leaking check end for pitting, if pitted replace, if no pitting, carb drain hole has corrosion and must be cleaned. :mrgreen:


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