Carb Manifold Boots


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tonuptees
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Carb Manifold Boots

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Hi Guys ,
I'm new to the forum currently rebuilding a 1976 LTD.
Can anyone tell me where I can get Carb Manifold Rubber Boots .CMSL in Netherlands only sell the complete the aluminum manifold complete with rubber boot at a ridiculous price even they are NOS so the Boots on them are unusable....I just need 4 new rubber boots.These go very hard after 44 years on the bike ...there must be someone out there in the Golding world that reproduces them.

Cheers Steve



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Not that long ago somebody mentioned success soaking rubber parts in something to soften them up. Don't remember what they were soaking in, though...

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Soaking in oil of wintergreen will soften hard rubber. It can get so soft you can tear it with your fingers. It eventually hardens up.

The reason you can't find new rubber boots is because they're bonded to the aluminum parts at the factory, and don't come separately. Anything you find would be made by a third party. Or yourself.

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Post by dingdong »

These are the only replacement boots I have knowlege of. Not pretty but should work.
http://jbmindustries.com/Goldwing.html

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Check out the Honda Goldwing carbs boots 1500 , I read somewhere that they will work on a gl1000
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tonuptees wrote:
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:55 am
Hi Guys ,
I'm new to the forum currently rebuilding a 1976 LTD.
Can anyone tell me where I can get Carb Manifold Rubber Boots .CMSL in Netherlands only sell the complete the aluminum manifold complete with rubber boot at a ridiculous price even they are NOS so the Boots on them are unusable....I just need 4 new rubber boots.These go very hard after 44 years on the bike ...there must be someone out there in the Golding world that reproduces them.

Cheers Steve
The boots were never made to be removed from the manifolds.

This guy is in Norway, so it may help you.

https://www.ebay.com/i/303268349395?chn ... Y9EALw_wcB

You should really get new clamps as well.

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A guy in Australia, PedroTQ, successfully removed the old rubber, cleaned the aluminum with a wire wheel and then used gl1500 replacement rubber from Honda. No glue, clamps on each side.

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Many Thanks to everyone for all the replies ...............after 2 hours on the net I found these made in the USA out of superior Aviation Rubber http://jbmindustries.com/Goldwing.html

They need clamps on both ends, but who cares as long as they do the job and do not leak!!

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Some users have also repurposed GL1500 carb boots: How to replace discontinued GL1000 Carb Intake Boots with GL1500 parts

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Re: Carb Manifold Boots

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Hi Everyone
The main trick with these old gl1000 boots is to use heat when removing.Heat gun works great go slow and careful .When putting them on I sit them on a oil filled radiator space heater in my shop and in about 10 minute they are soft and slip on easy .
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Re: Carb Manifold Boots

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I had the same problem. Bike started running bad- thought it was points, plugs coils....it was cracked rubber intake tubes. I ended up removing the old rubber and cleaning the residue off with MEK (Methyl Ethyl Ketone) solvent. I bought a gas tank fill hose from the local Napa (1.5" id I think), mounted on my drill so I could cut perfect 90 sections just a tad under 1.25" long. Glued the sections on with some high temp fuel resistant glue. Mounted with clamps on both sides of the rubber and it's been running like a champ for 3 years now :)
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