1981 gl 1100


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Manostihl
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1981 gl 1100

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    I'm working on a friend of mines gl1100 that he inherited from his grandfather. It has sat for six years with gas in the carbs so him and I have disassembled the carbs and they're soaking in diesel and brake fluid. Question is does anyone have a link to an exploded view to the carbs and factory settings?


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    RBGERSON
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    had every year from 75 to 83

    Re: 1981 gl 1100

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    First soaking in diesel and brake cleaner no a good idea..will expand and ruin all the rubber bits. so no you need to buy a rebuild kit..randakk's is the only one I recommend.
    Second excellent how to with complete pics on this site in the how to articles

    and over at the NGW site..http://ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12168

    Biggest issue is going to be pulling the idle jet they are pressed in on that year and now that the o rings are expanded due tot eh brake cleaner even harder to pull..usually requires an easy-out or sheet metal screw inserted carefully and lightly as to not damage the orifice then wiggle and pull gently. And be very careful when setting the floats to spec.
    HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
    NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

    FAIR WINDS,
    RB
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    spiralout
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    Re: 1981 gl 1100

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    RBGERSON wrote:First soaking in diesel and brake cleaner no a good idea..will expand and ruin all the rubber bits. so no you need to buy a rebuild kit..randakk's is the only one I recommend.
    Which doesn't matter since they'll need to be rebuilt anyway. The only concern I'd have is if soaking would affect the throttle shaft felts. I remember reading a few years ago about Dan at classicgoldwings soaking a set of frozen 1100 carbs in diesel to help free them up but I don't remember whether or not it hurt the felts. Probably not, though. I've boiled some 1000 carbs for hours without any effect on the felts.
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