Carburetor Diaphragm Sources


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
fnickel
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:59 pm
Location: Campbellville, ON, Canada
Motorcycle: 1992 GL1500SE

Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by fnickel » Sat Mar 03, 2018 9:31 am



Just went through the carbs on my '92 SE (cleaning and installing Randakk's carb kit) and found the rubber diaphragm on the RH carb with 2 splits plus a couple of other areas ready to split. Where have the rest of you gone for new diaphragms? I'm inclined to get it from Honda (I like OEM parts for more critical items), but prices are usually high. I know of JBM and their prices will probably be lower, but the risk is a little higher. Are there any other sources for this part?

The job has gone quite well so far. I started the process with some fear because of some of the horror stories on the forum about the carbs and vacuum lines, but I've taken it one step at a time, and it has gone quite well. Jim Martino's pictures and procedures have been a big help. I had intended to clean the carbs ultrasonically, but they were so clean when I took them apart, I just used Honda's carburetor/combustion chamber cleaner (nasty stuff, dissolves everything) on all the jets and passageways, rinsed everything with spray brake cleaner and blew it out with compressed air. There had only been a slight haze in the bottom of the float bowls, but no other residue, and the bike had been running great (even with the cracks in the diaphragm). The other carb's diaphragm looks OK, so I'm planning to replace only the bad one. The slide is in good shape, so I plan to replace only the diaphragm and not risk having the new slide be a little different than the original.

Just interested in suggestions on sources for diaphragms if any other than Honda available. Much appreciated. Thanks.



User avatar
Charlie1Horse
Posts: 354
Joined: Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:35 pm
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200A Aspencade
1992 GL1500I Interstate

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by Charlie1Horse » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:28 pm

Try partzilla.com They have most all the parts you could need. I have only ordered from them once but, had good success with their parts.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.

User avatar
ct1500
Posts: 1020
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:09 pm
Location: Glastonbury,CT
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500
Contact:

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by ct1500 » Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:49 pm

I would not mix and match carb slide components. Either replace both with aftermarket rubber and hope for the best or my preference would be just the one with OEM. Why tear it apart and reuse the old slide, it is a direct fit factory replacement part?
Local and need repair help with your 1500, Valkyrie or ST please click contact
Nothing leaves my shop till its' perfect
This is what I do

fnickel
Posts: 80
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:59 pm
Location: Campbellville, ON, Canada
Motorcycle: 1992 GL1500SE

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by fnickel » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:52 pm

The reason I am considering aftermarket diaphragms is because of the ridiculous cost of OEM parts. The Honda dealer in Florida is quoting me $122.89 each for the vacuum piston assembly (plus I need to figure on 1.3X exchange rate to Canadian dollars). The dealer in Canada is quoting me $180 each. I would love to go with OEM but the prices are crazy. The aftermarket rubber diaphragms are $19.50 each, but I am concerned about glueing these onto the slide, and how long will they last? I just checked on partzilla, and they are actually about 25% lower prices than the USA Honda dealer network. That sounds like possibly the best option. Here is hoping that they are actually OEM parts.

User avatar
AZgl1800
Posts: 945
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Lake Oologah Indian Territory USA
Motorcycle: '02 GL1800

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by AZgl1800 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:38 pm

I have found Partzilla to offer the best pricing/shipping once you get over a certain dollar amount.

IIRC, when I bought a new alternator for my bike, they were about 20% cheaper than several other OEM sources.
See you at NASR-11 July 10th, 11th, 12th 2018

https://goo.gl/maps/2zH93W9YW372

515 E Eads Pkwy, Greendale, IN 47025
812-537-4441

http://www.northamericangoldwings.com/c ... 9-nasr-11/

User avatar
Snowmoer
Posts: 75
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:23 pm
Location: Yucca Valley, California
Motorcycle: 2012 GL 1800
1988 GL 1500
1977 GL 1000
2012 KLR 650

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by Snowmoer » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 pm

I picked up my carb slides from Saber for my 88. They have worked great for the past 30K miles. There are reports out there that people have had problems getting their parts from Saber. I did not have any problems with them at all. I placed my order on line, and they showed up at my house the next week.

https://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product819.html

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 19059
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:54 pm

Snowmoer wrote:
Tue Mar 06, 2018 1:15 pm
I picked up my carb slides from Saber for my 88. They have worked great for the past 30K miles. There are reports out there that people have had problems getting their parts from Saber. I did not have any problems with them at all. I placed my order on line, and they showed up at my house the next week.
Saber Cycle Vendor Record

User avatar
Snowmoer
Posts: 75
Joined: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:23 pm
Location: Yucca Valley, California
Motorcycle: 2012 GL 1800
1988 GL 1500
1977 GL 1000
2012 KLR 650

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by Snowmoer » Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:48 pm

I guess I got real lucky with them!!

User avatar
AZgl1800
Posts: 945
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Lake Oologah Indian Territory USA
Motorcycle: '02 GL1800

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:52 am

just about every motorcycle forum I have read, has a similar thread about Diane Krizek, she is one naughty, nasty mouthed gal.....

she actually had the gall to register on the SSWGF forum and start her Own Thread:
and try to put her opinions up for us to follow things "her way".

the more her mouth blabbered, the worse it got, and she lost all of our respect.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... mpany.html
See you at NASR-11 July 10th, 11th, 12th 2018

https://goo.gl/maps/2zH93W9YW372

515 E Eads Pkwy, Greendale, IN 47025
812-537-4441

http://www.northamericangoldwings.com/c ... 9-nasr-11/

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 19059
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:12 pm

AZgl1800 wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:52 am
just about every motorcycle forum I have read, has a similar thread about Diane Krizek, she is one naughty, nasty mouthed gal.....

she actually had the gall to register on the SSWGF forum and start her Own Thread:
and try to put her opinions up for us to follow things "her way".

the more her mouth blabbered, the worse it got, and she lost all of our respect.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/5-g ... mpany.html
She's a real piece of work. At one point she didn't like it when I (and others) posted our experiences with her and her company, so she "anonymously" created a blog openly libeling me and everyone else that had ever said anything negative about Saber Cycle. She started digging up personal information on us (home addresses, information on our kids, etc.) and posting it publicly, and at that point I decided that I had had enough and had it shut down through legal means.

She is determined to get herself elected to office, she's run as a hard-left Democrat for mayor, alderman, and most recently Missouri State Representative, among other positions - but thankfully, has lost miserably every time. She also works as a newspaper reporter, and she tried (and failed) to start her own local newspaper a few years back.

When she was accused of writing the nasty, profane and offensive emails to her customers, she tried to first blame it on a temp, then on another employee that she had "disciplined" (who, it turned out, was actually her husband). But it soon came out (from one of her children, no less) that Diane was in fact the one responsible for the hate-filled customer emails, and they continued unabated. Not to mention...her husband (who started the business) died four years ago, and the nasty customer emails continued unabated. Her own children abandoned the company and publicly disavowed themselves of her because of her business practices and personal interactions with them.

She's obviously intelligent...but the way she screws people over selling inferior junk parts doesn't sit right with me, and she should never be allowed near any customers.

User avatar
AZgl1800
Posts: 945
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Lake Oologah Indian Territory USA
Motorcycle: '02 GL1800

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by AZgl1800 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:02 pm

a note from her own daughter:
I am the owner's daughter and step-daughter. Although I expect unpleasant confrontations as a family member, I suppose I did not expect to be treated with the total disrespect I was as an employee. I quit today after two months of verbal abuse, and from that I received vindictive behavior. This is my own mother for g-d's sake. My apologies to all, but as cheap as they get their parts, they will need alot of boycotting to go out of business.

Daughter of Diane Krizek and Gene Bileski
- bigjim1948
My nightmare lasted longer. I am the previous wife of Mr. Bileski. (number 3). The reason I am writing is that he has all my certificates in his possession and he would not return them to me. I will refrain from additional stories but even I had a hard time recognizing what he had turned onto.
- unclemonk

Added to database: Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Last Update: Friday, March 3, 2017
See you at NASR-11 July 10th, 11th, 12th 2018

https://goo.gl/maps/2zH93W9YW372

515 E Eads Pkwy, Greendale, IN 47025
812-537-4441

http://www.northamericangoldwings.com/c ... 9-nasr-11/

jcains
Posts: 24
Joined: Sun Apr 10, 2011 5:30 pm
Location: mansfield, ohio
Motorcycle: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Post by jcains » Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:01 pm

I've had good luck JBM diaphrams.

http://jbmindustries.com/index.html



Post Reply