New carb project


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GrimReaper86
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New carb project

Postby GrimReaper86 » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:17 am



Ok, I’m getting ready to start a new project. A broken choke cable needs to be replaced on my 86 Aspy, and since the carbs are going to have to come off to replace them, I figure it’s a good time to clean the carbs. But, I know absolutely nothing about carbs. I read about jets, and diaphragms and needles and air valves and think: what???? :?

I’ve come across an article on goldwingfacts.doc which does a good job of explaining things. But does anyone know of any books or manuals on the subject? After all, I'm not even sure what carburerator is on the bike. Hopefully something with lots and lots of pictures…. :oops:



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Re: New carb project

Postby Mooseman » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:19 pm

If the bike was running fine, I would leave the carbs alone. A service manual will tell you how to remove the carbs. The carbs do not need to come all the way out to replace that choke cable. The carbs can be a hassle to get out with out scratching the tops.
There are several photos of carbs that have been removed. If you go this route make sure you take lots of photos and mark vacuum lines. It's a good way to get experience just take your time and lots of photos.
Enjoy the ride. They are all good, just some better than others.
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Re: New carb project

Postby rjlv25 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:16 am

If you're still feeling adventurous, go to www.randakks.com. You can find all the parts you need as well as a detailed step-by-step manual. Good luck!

GrimReaper86
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Re: New carb project

Postby GrimReaper86 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:13 am

Yep. Already ordered the book and kit combo. I guess I'll see how much I can mess it up. :roll:




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