suggestions needed for carb fix


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suggestions needed for carb fix

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while cleaning a set of gl1000 carbs i found that the "block-off plug" on the front side of carb #2 is missing. this is where the throttle shaft for carbs 2 and 4 ends.
looking for ideas on what to use to replace it. a dime is much too big and i don't have a lathe to trim one down neatly. could file one down i suppose ?




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Re: suggestions needed for carb fix

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winguyjo wrote: Thu Nov 25, 2021 11:34 pm while cleaning a set of gl1000 carbs i found that the "block-off plug" on the front side of carb #2 is missing. this is where the throttle shaft for carbs 2 and 4 ends.
looking for ideas on what to use to replace it. a dime is much too big and i don't have a lathe to trim one down neatly. could file one down i suppose ?

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if you have a local auto shop that has been around awhile, they will have a drawer full of assorted welch plugs. put a coat of fingernail polish on the welch pug before you tap it in and it will seal better!
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wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD
CURRENTLY WINGLESS LOOKING FOR A GL1100/1200 WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS.

Re: suggestions needed for carb fix

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a welch plug is a good idea, thanks !
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