Felt Washer for GL1000 1975 Carburetor

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Felt Washer for GL1000 1975 Carburetor


I have produced the required felt washers in metric unit and soft felt for the shaft seal, in order to fix the air leaking when the bike is idle. I have got 02 GL 1000 and it works as projected. If you need this part, fill free to contact me murca@uol.com.br. :D

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Re: Felt Washer for GL1000 1975 Carburetor

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Good to know, they are hard to find.
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The OEM felt washers were not a complete circle. Where there is a gap, there is a port or drilling leading from the throttle shaft bore into the main bore of the carb. So they weren't a seal as such right from the beginning.
I have talked with Randakk about this. Neither of us can come up with an explanation for the purpose of this drilling. I have tried different configurations of seal; from no 'seal' at all, to a factory copy partial 'seal', to a proper sprung rubber oil seal, with no discernable difference to the running in any case.
'Impossible' is just a level of difficulty! The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask first!

( Seriously, you haven't read all 115 pages of my http://www.wingovations.com website ?? :shock: )
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Re: Felt Washer for GL1000 1975 Carburetor

Post by virgilmobile »

I've tried the same things with no difference in the carbs.It seems that the felt is there only to keep the dust and grime out of the shaft and bore area.Felt certanly can't provide a seal from a vacuum leak,even when it was new.

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