Honda GL1000 loose jet needle

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Honda GL1000 loose jet needle

Post by thormeyer »

Hey All,

I have been re-building my carbs and I have stumbled across a issue regarding the jet needle. They are mounted in the vacuum piston with a screw, but when the screw is fastened the jet needle is still very loose (it's possible to move it a bit up and down) - is this normal? All other bikes I have had the needle is very much fixet.

I havent't been able to find any information of this in the litterature (Honda shop manuel) and I have added screenshot.

Hope you are able to help.. :P

Best regards

Thor Meyer

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Re: Honda GL1000 loose jet needle

Post by Maz »

The needle is designed to move side to side slightly. DO NOT try to tighten the screw in the middle of the slide further to try to stop this. If you do overtighten the screw, the needle will stick in the jet and the slide will not move smoothly. However, the needle should not move up and down measurably.
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