Help with carbs


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insanemonke
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Help with carbs

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Can I put 1200 carbs on my 1100 if not what is a good and cheap rebuild kit for my 81 gl 1100 i


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No you can't use 1200 carbs and there is no such thing as a cheap rebuild kit that actually works. I have made several 1100 carbs work with no parts replaced at all. Depends how bad they are.
insanemonke
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Re: Help with carbs

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Leaking gas really bad. And I thought it mite be time to rebuild them
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More info needed..leaking gas how..where..all carbs or just one.. whne runnign or parked..etc.etc.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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insanemonke
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Re: Help with carbs

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Running and not running it leaks either way and is mostly out of the left side cannot tell which carb it is coming from. It will leak bad and I won't ride it for a while and I will go to start it up one day and it won't leak until I go to ride it
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Could be three areas, float valves, o ring between carb and plenum, and the plenum gasket between the plenum halves. To check, bike or carbs level, dry the carbs off, remove the slides and caps, dry the venturi throats off, and turn the gas on. Watch for leaks. To narrow down the leak faster, cut and fit a piece of paper in the plenum base to see where it occurs first. If it's the plenum gasket, it will get wet in the center along the seam. If it comes from the sides, you now know which carb/carbs leak. Dry they off again and repeat this time watching in the opening for the slides. If you take the caps off the carb/s you can see which jet it’s coming up through f it is coming from the brass jets, it's a float valve. If it comes down the venturi from the plenum side, it's the fat o-ring that seals the fuel port between the plenum and carbs. All easy fixes, but carbs have to come off. Do yourself a favor and rig a test source of a liter of fuel from six feet above the rack and test it before reinstalling on the bike. something like this, carbs should be level




HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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