Carb removal, step by step.


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ianmcneil68
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Carb removal, step by step.

Postby ianmcneil68 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:01 pm



Of all the step by step guides I can't seem to find one on carb removal. I'm 80% there. I have the top of the carbs exposed. I have the plastics off up to the upper fairing (the fans are exposed). I've taken step by step pics to keep things in order but I don't want to pull more than I have to. I'm thinking that the vent tunnels need to come out but it seems I'd need to remove more fairing (above the fans). Any help would be great. Just can't seem to find any guidance. All the guides I've used from this site so far have been great.

1996 GL1500 Aspencade

Thanks in advance.



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Re: Carb removal, step by step.

Postby dovesdrummer » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:34 pm

Google search Jim Martinos Goldwing. He has a page there where he shows step by step carb removal on his '96. He also shows how to break them apart and rebuild if necessary. Hope this helps. I've done it. Not too bad as long as you have some loooooong (10")needle nosed pliers. Straight, 45 and 90 degree types(Harbor Freight) Good luck !!!
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Re: Carb removal, step by step.

Postby Goldwingsnut » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:37 pm

This page looks like it has a bunch of useful info. I don't have any firsthand experience with my 1500, yet...

http://www.jmartino.me/carb/index.htm

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spiralout
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Re: Carb removal, step by step.

Postby spiralout » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:45 pm

The factory service manual has a step by step. I'll give you a link to download one if your bike is purple and only purple. I want a pic to prove it, too ;) I can't be the only one here with a purple '96.

ianmcneil68
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Re: Carb removal, step by step.

Postby ianmcneil68 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:13 pm

Ha! Good thing I have a manual. My bike is Red. The manual isn't that great. The Jim Martino link is pretty good (thanks guys) but it's missing some of what I'm looking for. I spent a little more time on it tonight and have decided I just need the right tools. I can get to the clamps with a very long phillips head. I got the right side but the left is a little harder to reach. Also, long needle nose. A trip to buy some tools is in order. Thanks for the response. I'll update with results.

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Re: Carb removal, step by step.

Postby spiralout » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:03 pm

Don't forget to pick up a long 1/4" flat head for adjusting the mixtures while you're at it.
You should be able to work around the vent tunnels without removing them to get to the band clamps. The left side is a little tougher than the right to get an angle on but it's doable. Post back with any specific info/help you need.

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Re: Carb removal, step by step.

Postby ianmcneil68 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:56 am

Thanks, everyone. Busy weekend but I'll report back once I'm back on it.




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