gl1000 engine/carbs into gl1100 ?


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winguyjo
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gl1000 engine/carbs into gl1100 ?

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bought a '83 aspencade basket case and right off the bat i have hit a major snag. the PO had rebuilt the carbs (using aftermarket kits). i decided to check his work and when removing the idle mixture screws, 2 of the 4 tips stayed behind.

i do NOT see them coming out of there; have spent quite a bit of time trying. i could, of course, buy some used carbs somewhere but would rather use up some of my goldwing hoard. i have a 1977 gl1000 (strictly a parts bike) with carbs that i know will run and i know it has good compression. is there any reason to NOT use this set-up on the '83 ? any major obstacles to overcome ? not at all concerned about losing a smidgeon of power at either end of the spectrum. just want it to run properly.

TIA.

p.s. open to suggestions as to how to remove those tips.


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Re: gl1000 engine/carbs into gl1100 ?

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Why not just use the 1000 carbs on the 1100?
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Re: gl1000 engine/carbs into gl1100 ?

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actually, i should have asked that as a 2nd part of the question. i have done some reading on that and 1 particularly famous wing guy says that it works, but somewhat vaguely, suggests that it doesnt work well. if anyone has done this and not had a problem then i am all for it !
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Re: gl1000 engine/carbs into gl1100 ?

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Did the 1000 onto 1100 several times. Run ok.

Had several wrecked 1000s, kid would buy a non or poor running 1100 for 200 bucks. Put 1000 carbs on and sell 1100 for 900 bucks. One we put the 1000 stator on 1100.
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Re: gl1000 engine/carbs into gl1100 ?

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good to know, thanks ! we are slipping into a deep freeze for the next week or so, but after that is out of the way i should be able to get out there for short bursts of bike work. 1000 carbs into the 1100 it is (as long as the 1100 engine checks out ok).

thanks again.


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