Gl1000 carburetor rebuild kits


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Gl1000 carburetor rebuild kits

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Searching for good kits to rebuild the carbs on this 77 and seem to find alot of variations in the gaskets they are offering for this motorcycle. Can anyone recommend a kit?
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mars395 wrote:Searching for good kits to rebuild the carbs on this 77 and seem to find alot of variations in the gaskets they are offering for this motorcycle. Can anyone recommend a kit?
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Use kits from Randakks. Top quality, ethanol proof and you get ALL you need to do the job properly.
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The if you want it to run great the first time, then Randakks kit and video are money very well spent. Many pay more by trying an inferior kit first.
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I agree on using the Randakk kits. They are way overpriced but top notch quality.
DO NOT even consider using the low priced Barracuda kits sold by Sabre. You'll regret the waste of money and time of having to do the job over again after buying different kits.
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Keep in mind that all you will need is the rubber components. (Randakks kits contain only the rubber (nytril). The metal parts such as the jets don't wear out and are exact. Some of the aftermarket jets are questionable.
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Great information . Randall's it is!
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dingdong wrote:Keep in mind that all you will need is the rubber components. (Randakks kits contain only the rubber (nytril). The metal parts such as the jets don't wear out and are exact. Some of the aftermarket jets are questionable.
I get what you're saying about not needing to replace jets and such with some dubious quality Chinese made stuff but Randall does give you some metal stuff. You get some $ 0.10 washers, cotter pins and plenum screws for that 150 bucks, plus you get an accel pump spring to replace your perfectly fine one with. ;)
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G'day to All,

I have used Randakk's kits in my 15 and are very happy with them, what's the point arguing over cents or even dollar$ when stranded on the side of the road when you use $#!t quality kits.

I got caught real good (badly) with an aftermarket kit for a GL-1000, the springs for the mixture screw were cut at right angles and carved out the mixture screw jet, the swarf clogged the carb and I only just got home! :x

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PedroTQ wrote:G'day to All,

I have used Randakk's kits in my 15 and are very happy with them, what's the point arguing over cents or even dollar$ when stranded on the side of the road when you use $#!t quality kits.

I got caught real good (badly) with an aftermarket kit for a GL-1000, the springs for the mixture screw were cut at right angles and carved out the mixture screw jet, the swarf clogged the carb and I only just got home! :x

You are responsible for your machine and your machine is responsible for your life, look after it! :D :D :D

Happy & Safe Riding to All, peter.

The exact same thing happened to me. I had to grind the edges of the springs to this wouldn't happen.
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dingdong wrote:Keep in mind that all you will need is the rubber components. (Randakks kits contain only the rubber (nytril). The metal parts such as the jets don't wear out and are exact. Some of the aftermarket jets are questionable.
Actually, Randakk's was the first aftermarket vendor to make the necessary investments to upgrade to Viton synthetic fluorinated synthetic rubber components.

That was about a decade ago. Not many vendors have made the conversion. Not even Honda offers Viton in their OEM "packing sets."

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Randakk wrote:
dingdong wrote:Keep in mind that all you will need is the rubber components. (Randakks kits contain only the rubber (nytril). The metal parts such as the jets don't wear out and are exact. Some of the aftermarket jets are questionable.
Actually, Randakk's was the first aftermarket vendor to make the necessary investments to upgrade to Viton synthetic fluorinated synthetic rubber components.

That was about a decade ago. Not many vendors have made the conversion. Not even Honda offers Viton in their OEM "packing sets."

Thanks.
Randall,
I realise that you already know how good your kits are, but just to reinforce that, I purchased a set via John last year and fitted them immediately. To me, they are worth every penny.
Maz (A very satisfied customer)
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Maz wrote:
Randakk wrote:
dingdong wrote:Keep in mind that all you will need is the rubber components. (Randakks kits contain only the rubber (nytril). The metal parts such as the jets don't wear out and are exact. Some of the aftermarket jets are questionable.
Actually, Randakk's was the first aftermarket vendor to make the necessary investments to upgrade to Viton synthetic fluorinated synthetic rubber components.

That was about a decade ago. Not many vendors have made the conversion. Not even Honda offers Viton in their OEM "packing sets."

Thanks.
Randall,
I realise that you already know how good your kits are, but just to reinforce that, I purchased a set via John last year and fitted them immediately. To me, they are worth every penny.
Maz (A very satisfied customer)
Have to agree with you there.


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