1995 Goldwing carburetors


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1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby tfbrown0208 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:48 pm



Hi all,

I have never posted a question here so forgive me if I do something wrong.... :oops:

I have a 1995 Goldwing that I bought 2 years ago and it ran like crap. It was hard to start and once it did get started it was very difficult to get going (Stalled unless you revved up to about 3000 rpm). Even after it got going it didn't run very well, hesitation and missing. I decided to rebuild the carbs and tore it down to where I could get at them. This was not an easy task as I'm sure most of you know. I pulled the carbs, bought rebuild kits and rebuilt them both. I was going to put them in over the winter but since my garage is not heated decided to wait until early spring. Well spring is here and I started putting them back in this week but ran into a problem connecting the hoses in the front under the carbs. After several attempts using hemostats and needle nose pliers I was able to get the left hose connected (phew). Now I am having difficulty getting the other one connected. As you probably know the hose is very short and the room to get to them very small. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions as to get this darn thing connected.

I never realized what a pia it was to work on a GW.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
Tom



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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby spiralout » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:00 pm

I have a pair of straight 11" needle nose I use, I've read some here use a curved pair instead. The linkage bar is in the way of the right side hose. You have to work in front of it, not between it and the carbs. The only tips I can give ya are that sliding a new clamp on to the hose barb first makes it easier to reclamp being the new one has a tab on it that holds it open. Just position it and use the pliers to pull the tab off. As far as getting the hose back on, I do the pita right side first so you have more wiggle room. Just reach down grab the hose with your pliers as far down as you can get a good bite and manhandle it up onto the barb.

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby dingdong » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:10 am

Tom

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby tfbrown0208 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:04 am

There's a HF pretty close to me. I'll try and get them this afternoon.

Thanks
Tom

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:18 am

Tom,
First, welcome to the forum. As you can see, there are lots of people here willing and able to help you out.

After you get everything connected and running again, I suggest that you balance or sync the carbs as well.
You can find a great How To with video here.
I would also use the Advanced Search feature (in the top right of the page) to find posts here about it.
Here are the ones that popped up when I just ran it.

Keep coming back and asking questions, we're here to help.
Also, get some pictures posted of your baby when you get her put back together, we like pictures. :D
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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby spiralout » Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:20 pm


Those look like two handed pliers to me. I mean the pivot point is so close to the tips, it seems like it'd take two hands to open them up enough to get a bite on the hose. I don't know, though

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby baba67 » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:35 am

These have helped me out a lot and often.....
Worth having around.
Just my two cents...
Good luck.
http://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-lo ... 37909.html

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby dingdong » Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:49 pm

spiralout wrote:

Those look like two handed pliers to me. I mean the pivot point is so close to the tips, it seems like it'd take two hands to open them up enough to get a bite on the hose. I don't know, though


You are correct in your assumption about two hands. Two hands are necessary to get a grip on the hose. The whole point is "they work" getting a grip. which is almost impossible with regular short handled pliers. ;)
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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby spiralout » Sat Apr 16, 2016 2:03 pm

dingdong wrote:
spiralout wrote:

Those look like two handed pliers to me. I mean the pivot point is so close to the tips, it seems like it'd take two hands to open them up enough to get a bite on the hose. I don't know, though


You are correct in your assumption about two hands. Two hands are necessary to get a grip on the hose. The whole point is "they work" getting a grip. which is almost impossible with regular short handled pliers. ;)

Gotcha. I guess those would work ok if you already had the carbs seated. I reattach the hoses before seating the carbs though, so I need to manipulate the pliers with one hand while holding the carbs with the other.

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby tfbrown0208 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:05 am

Thanks to everyone that replied....

I did get the 2 piece 11" needle nose pliers from Harbor Freight and was finally able to get both hoses connected!! After that I need a few days to re-coop. :!: Next step is connecting all the other hoses and cables. I will keep you posted.

Tom

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby spiralout » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:22 am

Good deal. As a word of warning, this hose is already laughing at you and so is the cruise cable if you didn't connect it first :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby GillesGLW » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:10 pm

I do agree with everyone here: this tube can drive you mad. It took me 1 hour to have it replaced correctly.

I've started by keeping the metallic part (don't know how you call that in english) open with a small string that I cut one the metallic stuff was in place.
It was such a mess that I ended up replacing it by a colson, much easier to install. I'll have to cut it if I need to remove this tube, but that not really an issue... :D

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby tfbrown0208 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:06 pm

OK, I got the hoses on the bottom connected but now need assistance with the other hoses on the left side. Does anyone have any pictures of the carbs installed with hoses and throttle cables connected. I know I should have taken pictures when I started but wasn't thinking that far ahead. :oops:

Anything you have would be appreciated.


Thanks
Tom

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Re: 1995 Goldwing carburetors

Postby spiralout » Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:14 pm

What left side hoses are you asking about? The only one I recall comes of the left carb and Tees off a check valve to the IAT sensor on the bottom rear of the air box and to the vacuum actuator on the front




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