pilot screw setting ...what year carbs do i have ?


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winguyjo
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pilot screw setting ...what year carbs do i have ?

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in the final stages of re-assembling a set of carbs that i got off craigslist.
for initial pilot screw setting the FSM says 1 1/4 turn out for 1980 - 1981, 3 turns out for 1982 (doesn't mention 1983 even though my manual is for 80-83).
problem is, i cant recall the year of the parts bike that i pulled these carbs from.
any way to tell ?


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Joined: Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:26 pm
Location: b.c. Canada
Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
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

Re: pilot screw setting ...what year carbs do i have ?

Post by winguyjo »

DOH ! just realized that i still have the frame ... it's a 1982.
the question is still valid though ... without a frame or engine as a reference, is there a way to tell what year carbs one has ?
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