Carbs and engine numbers

Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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Carbs and engine numbers

Post by terryt »

There has been a bit on here about fitting 1100cc carbs on a 1000cc engine
And the answer was no as it is not compatible with the 1000cc cam timing. So fit a carb for the year or your bike.
Even 1000cc carbs are different
There is a list Randakk’s site given carb number for there years
But how can you tell what year your engine is. It may have been changed and the old carbs fitted to it.
Is there any marking on the engine to tell what year it was made
There may be some out there with 1978 engine running on 1976 carbs.. with problems

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Re: Carbs and engine numbers

Post by scotterichmond »

this is not for the GL1100 but it might help to see if you truly have a GL1000
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