Removing carbs for a rebuild....


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BigMac23
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Removing carbs for a rebuild....

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I have a 83 Gl1100 Interstate and a newbie on this site so first off I want say hello to everyone.
Now my question is how hard is to get the intake and carbs off the bike to rebuild the carbs? This bike sat for a few years and going to clean up carbs, tank and run new fuel lines. Thank you in advance.

Dave


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RBGERSON
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Re: Removing carbs for a rebuild....

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Not hard..IF you soak in hot water for a minute or two..get a pot of boiling water dunk the carbs in to cover the rubber wait a minute or so..then pop them off..(wear gloves) do the same to the other side. Do the same to put them on dunk on hot water.
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Re: Removing carbs for a rebuild....

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RB, I think he means removing the carbs and intakes as a set from the bike. ???
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Re: Removing carbs for a rebuild....

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well..then not hard..eight bolts on the intakes, air box off, choke cable off, right side carb caps off, remove throttle cables from the carbs(that's the hardest part..hard to get to), fuel line from carb #3, depending on the crash bar may have to loose it but not remove on the left side..side/wiggle/pull carbs out the left side. Once you've done it a few times takes 15 minutes.

Then the boiling water to get the intakes off.
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Re: Removing carbs for a rebuild....

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You must also take the choke cable bracket off.
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Re: Removing carbs for a rebuild....

Post by Hoosier Jack »

Unless you intend to replace them, all four horns have an o-ring that is really easy to loose. I would change them, but they need to be on there. PIA to keep them on while you are putting the carbs back on. Maybe use vasoline to keep them stuck in their channel.

Consider a new fuel filter from Randakk. They are efficient and can be cleaned. Will keep the junk from your tank out of the carburetors.

https://www.randakks.com/high-performan ... utlet.html


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