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I have a gl1000 cleaned the carbs good made sure everything was together right started it up ran about 5 min started pouring gas from #1 carb now I,ve done this many times never had anything this cantankerous before in my life been working on carbs for about 30 yrs any ideas Carolina Drifter


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You still have a sticking or damaged float needle or float. If you overhauled the carbs with anything but the OEM Honda needle that may be where the trouble lies. Some (but not all!) of the aftermarket ones are none too clever.
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after another takedown I found the people before me made several mistakes #1bowl is on #4 carb after looking at a set of 76 gl1000 carbs i find i may have to redo the whole works found so many mistakes it s not funny anymore people who dont know about things should,nt try to fix them now I really have abig job on my hands after seeingthe 76 carbs i have a pattern to work from weell here goes nothing
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Bummer, but you will be faster this time with the rebuild. Once they are right, they stay right as long as you keep riding. So the investment pays back.
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I just overhauled my 77s carbs,runs worse now then ever? pops thru intake now,never did that before?
this 77 has 4600 miles on it,has a 1978 Licence plate on it,I got it running with a spray bottle of gas,ran smooth as long as I was spraying gas in intake? after cleaning carbs ,it now pops thru intake?
just thinking I should change the timing belts first?
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Kenvb, I would not run it any more with belts that old. You trash the heads at least when the belt goes, and it is much too old. Do you have Randakk's video on carb rebuilding? Folks that follow that to the tee, get very good results. How about the cut off valve, did you clean that out?
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Popping back through the carbs could be valve timing. As Fred says, these engines will not tolerate a broken belt so if you don't know the history, get 'em changed!
(blatant plug ;) I know where you can get them too - http://www.wingovations.com/#/gl1000-ti ... 4543735777

If the diaphragm in the air cut-off valve is split it can also cause this but usually on the over-run. It can also be a weak mixture; if it's doing it at idle, I reckon you still have idle jets or passages blocked.
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will order some NAPA belts tomorrow $33.00 each, Honda is $90.00

I had 4 new K&L carb kits,floats,diaphrams .everything..havnt done 4 banger winger carbs in 4 yrs..lil rusty????so too speak....
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[quote="kenvb"]will order some NAPA belts tomorrow $33.00 each, Honda is $90.00 /quote]

Mine are $55 / pair including shipping to your door! Most stuff I send to the States is only taking 5 days.
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most things sent in the States are free shipping,but not up here.where did you get the belts?
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kenvb wrote:most things sent in the States are free shipping,but not up here.where did you get the belts?

I guess you didn't click the link! Check out the logo in my signature first!
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Just realised I posted the wrong price; should be $57.
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I ordered 2 belts from Napa $33.00 each...
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Correct me if I am wrong, but $57 shipped to your door sounds like the better deal and Wingovations has a great customer service reputation.
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No business from the States ships to Canada for Free? I have been ordering parts from the US for 20 yrs,NO One does, what I do in July is order a pile of crap and have it shipped to a friends place in the States where we have a annual Gold Wing rally,,,.then bring home,,no charge at border because its all paid for before I come?Legal too?
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Well, I guess you just can't help some people save money. Weird, but still......it's your money! :roll:

For anyone else who is in any doubt; I'm based in the UK and I ship from the UK to all over the world, either through the website or through my eBay site (which is dearer due to the eBay charges).
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got disgusted with the carbs took them to a mechinic tobe redone if the gent with the book on the carbs would send me a copy it,ll not happen again e-mail is wahoo58@yahoo.com thanks folks
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Carolina Drifter wrote:got disgusted with the carbs took them to a mechinic tobe redone if the gent with the book on the carbs would send me a copy it,ll not happen again e-mail is wahoo58@yahoo.com thanks folks
youll grt over it or it,ll kill u one
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Sounds like a good deal! How easy is it to change the belt? On another note, I have air leaks at the throttle cable on two carbs. Just had the carbs cleaned and synced. The shop said to use grease to stop the leaks. Any thoughts?

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I got my new timing belts today,$66.00 w tax,here in 2 days, yours from the UK would be weeks,thanks anyway..
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kenvb wrote:I got my new timing belts today,$66.00 w tax,here in 2 days, yours from the UK would be weeks,thanks anyway..
Glad you got sorted. Like I said earlier, mine to the USA take about 5 days, 3 days to Europe, 7-8 days to Australia; that does not equate to weeks, even to the other side of the world!
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the old belts look fine,, timing marks are right on too, so the popping thru intake must be carbs,put new ones on anyway.
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Old Fogey wrote:
kenvb wrote:I got my new timing belts today,$66.00 w tax,here in 2 days, yours from the UK would be weeks,thanks anyway..
Glad you got sorted. Like I said earlier, mine to the USA take about 5 days, 3 days to Europe, 7-8 days to Australia; that does not equate to weeks, even to the other side of the world!
Gonna order as pair from wingovations today!
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after R&R ing the carbs 3 times, I gave up,put a set of 1100 carbs on, runs OK,starts real hard unless I prime it?then takes right off, the choke circuit must be plugged,,if it would stop raining ,will take it for long ride to run a tank of cleaner thru it.
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You can get Gates belts at Rock Auto for 13.92.


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