How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine


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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:12 am



If the bike runs fairly well and you have replaced the timing belts as a precaution with the rest of the service,you may try Sea Foam gas treatment.
It may take a couple of tanks to notice a difference.
However if The carbs are gunned up bad they may have to come off for hand cleaning.
Often,due to age,running problems are not related to the carbs but to deteriorated vacuum lines.Most noticible when the bike has idle surging trouble.Again...many hours of work to fix.
So...try the treatment first...if it doesn't magically fix the bike expect a whole day under the hood.



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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by sprintexec » Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:20 am

Sorry to answer a question with a question but why do you want to clean the carbs? Does the bike run? If it does, is there a problem with how it runs? If it runs I'd suggest getting some fresh fuel in the tank and riding her rather than tearing things apart. I'm of the view "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Best, Andy :) :| 8-)

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by Mh434 » Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:19 pm

IF the bike will start & run as it is, I'd try Seafoam fuel additive first, before assuming the carbs need to be removed and rebuilt. Seafoam may get it running great, without having to do this. Removing/rebuilding the carbs is rather a large job, and can cost a fair bit of money in parts.

Whoops! I see Virgilmobile & sprintexec both beat me to it!

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by mkrugimg » Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:35 pm

I am very thankful for your comments.
It will run, just wanted to be cautious.
I am in the process of redoing the fuel tank, pump and lines.
Will let you know how it all comes out.

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by Mh434 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:10 pm

Just wanted to reiterate what Virgilmobile said - IF you don't know, for certain, when the timing belts were changed (hopefully, very recently!), they should be very high on your priority list. A broken or slipped belt will utterly destroy the engine, in a heartbeat.

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by mkrugimg » Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:46 pm

Mh434 wrote:Just wanted to reiterate what Virgilmobile said - IF you don't know, for certain, when the timing belts were changed (hopefully, very recently!), they should be very high on your priority list. A broken or slipped belt will utterly destroy the engine, in a heartbeat.
I have changed the timing belts, spark plugs, oil, air filter, fuel filter, and tires

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by Mh434 » Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:33 pm

Excellent! Once it's running properly (carbs-wise), you'll be done! Obviously, you've already done the majority of the work - good job!

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by keithg64 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:21 pm

I do bench test the carbs first to test for slide action,fuel leaks and accelerator pump settings...Get it where it squirts as soon as you operate the throttle.



How do you go about doing this?
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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by wingdings » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:59 pm

try this link - very in detail how too !! http://www.jmartino.me/carb/index.htm - :D :D on these carbs

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by wingdings » Sat Jan 14, 2017 3:16 am

Hi - saw your post - please - click on the following links -

- and http://www.jmartino.me/carb/index.htm I think this may help loads if you do end up taking the carbs out .... :D :D :D :D :D

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by kr4va » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:38 am

virgilmobile wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:11 am
I've had my 88 gl1500 carbs out twice now.
The first time,I never said "you got to be kidding" so many times.
Here's a basic rundown,assuming that you are at least down to the top plate of the carb assembly.
1 Pull all the lower plastic off.Yes ,everything,the vent covers,reverse handle,all the way to the radiator grille.Needed to get to the screws and adjustments.
2.drain the radiator,there's coolant that goes to the bottom of the carbs.
3.from each side,you can get to the clamps that hold the carbs mounted in the rubber coupler.
4.mark or take pictures of the 4 vacuum lines that attach to the carbs on the left side.
5.there are hoses that attach under stuff as you may have seen.It's one of those times when you need a long pair of needle nose.
6.grab the carb assembly and pull back and up.This took quite an effort back and forth to dislodge them from the rubber coupler.
7.lift up the front of the carbs,pull loose the 2 coolant lines and the choke cable.
8 remove the throttle cable and follow the wire from the carb to the plug on the left side and unplug the cruise switch.
Sorry,this is getting long
9.lift the carbs up and pull the drain hose loose,they should lift out.

Now this is basic,so I expect you can handle any different things that pop up.
The first time I pulled my carbs,from start it took a little over 4 hours.
could one expect to have to replace any small coolant hoses? also is the thermostat visible with carbs off? thanks you .. your write up is great!

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Re: How to remove 1500 honda GL 1995 carburetor from engine

Post by sprintexec » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:45 am

kr4va wrote:
Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:38 am
virgilmobile wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:11 am
I've had my 88 gl1500 carbs out twice now.
The first time,I never said "you got to be kidding" so many times.
Here's a basic rundown,assuming that you are at least down to the top plate of the carb assembly.
1 Pull all the lower plastic off.Yes ,everything,the vent covers,reverse handle,all the way to the radiator grille.Needed to get to the screws and adjustments.
2.drain the radiator,there's coolant that goes to the bottom of the carbs.
3.from each side,you can get to the clamps that hold the carbs mounted in the rubber coupler.
4.mark or take pictures of the 4 vacuum lines that attach to the carbs on the left side.
5.there are hoses that attach under stuff as you may have seen.It's one of those times when you need a long pair of needle nose.
6.grab the carb assembly and pull back and up.This took quite an effort back and forth to dislodge them from the rubber coupler.
7.lift up the front of the carbs,pull loose the 2 coolant lines and the choke cable.
8 remove the throttle cable and follow the wire from the carb to the plug on the left side and unplug the cruise switch.
Sorry,this is getting long
9.lift the carbs up and pull the drain hose loose,they should lift out.

Now this is basic,so I expect you can handle any different things that pop up.
The first time I pulled my carbs,from start it took a little over 4 hours.
could one expect to have to replace any small coolant hoses? also is the thermostat visible with carbs off? thanks you .. your write up is great!

With regard to the small hoses. I didn't have to replace any for the coolant side of things. I did however have to replace a number of the really small vacuum hoses. They seem to be relatively easy to buy. Overpriced of course but that is the way of things.

Re the thermostat: is this helpful? viewtopic.php?t=9935#p46965

Cheers,

Andy



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