Carburators


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todd61162
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Carburators

Postby todd61162 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:09 am



I am new to this site but was wondering if anyone can tell me how to start getting to the caarbs. I think I may have a vacuum leak on my gl 1500 it does not idle correctly and does not pick up very fast. I ran some seafoam threw it with no luck.
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Re: Carburators

Postby amsoilguy » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:07 am

Go to the GL1500 DIY articles, there are plenty of links with step by step instructions.
http://goldwingdocs.com/How-To-Articles-GL1500.asp
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Re: Carburators

Postby creedfire » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:11 am

I would also invest in the Clymer manual. It has great diagrams on what lines go where. Between this site and the book you can do just about anything.

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Re: Carburators

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 04, 2015 9:19 am

The first time I pulled mine..whew..
I never said "you gotta be kiddin" so many times in my life.
Almost 4 hours later it was out.
Get a really long #2 Phillips and a long set of angled needle nose.Theres coolant hoses attached to the bottom of the carbs.
I've had them out 4 times now.I can yank the set in just over 2 hours.
And yes you do have to drain the coolant and remove a bunch of plastic.

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Re: Carburators

Postby baumedagn » Thu Jun 04, 2015 10:08 am

Before you start digging into the carbs, check all of the vacuum lines. I had a number of them that were cracking in the pre-formed bend causing the same problems.

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Re: Carburators

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:20 pm

Yes indeed.Including the one under the carb mat.

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JoeB27
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Re: Carburators

Postby JoeB27 » Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:30 pm

Question:
I have heard that some folks leave out the heat mat under the carbs once they get in there. My carbs are currently out, should I leave that mat out or not? And why?

Thanks,

Joe

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Re: Carburators

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:24 pm

I usually don't re engineer a factory design.There used to get the carb to optimum operating temperature even if its below freezing outside.Theres even a bypass air supply from the exhaust header to help warm the incoming air.

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Re: Carburators

Postby todd61162 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 6:49 pm

thank you all for the help I had ran a can of seafoam in it and did not seem to help. so I guess I will try and disassemble everything to get to the carbs and check the vacuum lines.




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