Carb inspection


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Carb inspection

Postby n5926g » Sun May 17, 2015 8:37 am



Mornin guy,s... Finally got around to tearing down,and inspecting my new(used) carb assy for the
Goldwing GL1500....checked the floatbowls etc,and all looks great...When re-assembling this "chunk" I noticed that there is an aluminum tube from the Accel pump to the airhorn...IT has two "O" rings,one on each end...Checked for a tight fit,and there was none...Im assuming by looking at the air horn,that this pipe is actually the accelerator pump output...Looks like I need new O rings...so,the question is....Where can I get these without buying a complete rebuild kit?
Was planning to install them today,but it aint looking good....Suggestions welcome



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Re: Carb inspection

Postby spiralout » Sun May 17, 2015 9:21 am

Not sure of a source for those, most kits only include the diaphragm, spring and boot unless you get Randakk's master kit. The size is 3.8 x 2.0 mm if you want to search for o-ring suppliers. Make sure when reassembling that the pipe is oriented the right way, there's a check valve in it.

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Re: Carb inspection

Postby n5926g » Sun May 17, 2015 9:31 am

Thanks! That gives me something to go on.....

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Re: Carb inspection

Postby curley » Sun May 17, 2015 11:06 am

they are metric in size...better auto stores usually have a "selection" to try...take the parts with you to make sure you get a good "seal"...got mine at O'Reily's

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Re: Carb inspection

Postby n5926g » Sun May 17, 2015 11:15 am

Just bought an
O ring "kit" on ebay....Looks to have about 500 O rings....even comes in a neat plastic box!
will be a week before it gets here,but I have plenty of other issues to tackle..... :shock:

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Re: Carb inspection

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 18, 2015 10:07 am

Make sure the "O" rings you get from eBay are fuel-resistant. Fill a small container with gasoline and let a couple of your new O rings soak in it for a few days. Make sure they don't get slimy or start to melt - you don't want them melting and clogging up fuel jets.

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Re: Carb inspection

Postby n5926g » Mon May 18, 2015 10:26 am

WingAdmin wrote:Make sure the "O" rings you get from eBay are fuel-resistant. Fill a small container with gasoline and let a couple of your new O rings soak in it for a few days. Make sure they don't get slimy or start to melt - you don't want them melting and clogging up fuel jets.


Thanks, I looked at the description closely,and from what I read they are indeed "fuel friendly"
now for the next task....getting to,and rebuilding the rear master cylinder......Cheers




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