GL 1000 carb conversion


Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
User avatar
biker art
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:31 pm
Location: Grants Pass,Or.
Motorcycle: 1975 Gold Wing, 02 Valkyrie.

GL 1000 carb conversion

Post by biker art » Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:20 pm



Anyone know of someone who recently converted to a VW carb and what jet changes they may have done. I'm having tuning trouble with my conversion.It idles and runs strong at high rpm but bogs down at mid range from idle to 4000 rpm an even stalls out. Desperate an need help. I gave up on the stock carbs, a real pita.



User avatar
AZgl1800
Posts: 1110
Joined: Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:46 pm
Location: Lake Oologah Indian Territory USA
Motorcycle: '02 GL1800

Re: GL 1000 carb conversion

Post by AZgl1800 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:56 pm

over on the Steve Saunders forum, there is a separate category for single carbs.

I have not searched on this forum to know what it has....

I bookmark every thing I see, will look to see if VW shows up

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/162 ... induction/


this is the ONLY thread I have bookmarked that mentions VW carbs.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/162 ... ption.html

I created a Google Advanced Search and it came up with these links.

https://www.google.com/search?as_q=vw+c ... as_rights=
~John

User avatar
biker art
Posts: 40
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:31 pm
Location: Grants Pass,Or.
Motorcycle: 1975 Gold Wing, 02 Valkyrie.

Re: GL 1000 carb conversion

Post by biker art » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:18 pm

Thanks, I'll check it out. The problem with most is they are dated several years ago.

User avatar
Fred Camper
Posts: 1310
Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:15 pm
Location: Metro Detroit, MI
Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000

Re: GL 1000 carb conversion

Post by Fred Camper » Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:29 am

The only thing bad about the stock carbs is that that do not store well full of fuel for two or more years. Honda thought we were going to ride every season. You are right that once they are cleaned out and rebuild with solid Randakk kits and video or Mike Nixon's book then every consecutive season is trouble free. Best of luck with your tuning and fuel distribution issues.



Post Reply