GL1100 carburetor bank suggestion


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piero
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GL1100 carburetor bank suggestion

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I am in the process of cleaning the carbs of my standard (naked model) 1983 GL1100 and I am following as much as I can Randakk's GL1000 overhaul carbs video. However, because the GL1100 has 4 air cutoff valves, I would have to separate the two couples of carbs, connected together, in order to inspect and eventually replace the 4 diaphragms of the air cutoff valves.
Because I have never experienced any problems with my carburetor air cutoff valves and the separation/reconnection of the carbs couple has been described as being.....a little challenging, would you skip....the air cutoff valves inspection and continue the cleaning by boiling each couple of carbs as an unit in distilled water? (Randakk's Old School Carb Cleaning).

Any suggestion will be greatly appreciated.
Piero


arnoldsq
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Re: GL1100 carburetor bank suggestion

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Just an option here, but you already have them out. You might as well as do a complete cleaning while you are at it. I just did a complete disassemble of them last month. Yes it is tedious but if you follow the Randakks manual that I ordered with the kit it’s not that bad. I needed all new gaskets on mine as it sat for years.
piero
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Re: GL1100 carburetor bank suggestion

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So...you confirm that you separated all 4 carbs. How difficult is it to put them back together? However, I will have plenty of time available to do the job!

Thank you for your response
Piero
arnoldsq
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Re: GL1100 carburetor bank suggestion

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I did a complete breakdown and bagged each bank separately so everything went back where it belongs. That was about 2 hours. I then ran each set threw an ultrasonic for about an hour each to get everything cleaned. The rebuild would have only taken me an hour but I forgot the straw when combining the 2 halves and had to open it partially back up.

As long as you have some mechanical capabilities it’s not bad. The hardest part was getting the springs and washers on the linkages correct. Take your time look how everything is before removing so you know what your doing.
piero
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Re: GL1100 carburetor bank suggestion

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Great! Thank you.

Piero
arnoldsq
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Re: GL1100 carburetor bank suggestion

Post by arnoldsq »

I would just hate to have to pull them again for something I didnt do while I could have.


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