Carburetor removal from bike


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Mikes04
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Carburetor removal from bike

Post by Mikes04 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:18 pm



Hello group....1st post so please bear with me....I'm working on a 96 Goldwing for a customer of mine in my auto repair business. 9600 miles on a '96 Goldwing that has been converted into a trike. the Carburetors are probably gummed up from not enough use and it will only run with the choke on. I would like to get the carbs off in order to work on them better. I have started to remove the basic items in order to gain access from the top and now need to figure out the easy way (LOL) to get the carbs off. Any quick hints on getting them off the bike to work on them on the bench. All help will be appreciated...thanks in advance. Mike



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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by FM-USA » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:28 pm

Wing Carb rebuilds are $$.$$ and some hard parts are near nonexistent.
KNOW the float level before disassembly. Some report horror stories of going thru R&R several times.
R&R mine last month, not for a rebuild (see below). I'm SURE I'll miss something but this is a 10 minute quick list.
Others will chime in when needed.

TOOLS...
MAIN TOOL REQUIRED? PATIENCE.
Magnet near screws during removal & reassembly. Non-Mag screws, surround area with rags or my NEW trick is a rag with a small hole for screw insertion.
Straight and angled 10-12" long nose pliers. (Harbor Freight) You'll know where they're needed.
12" long Phillips screwdriver. Preferably near new (I taped extensions together). Easy access is through removed radiator fans but you can JUST sneak in at the fans rear edge.

EXPECTATIONS...
DILIGENTLY LOOK before removing screws, clamps and hoses. Placement & angles means "a lot" at reassembly. It's not a car, Wings have very little room to work.
CAUTIOUSLY prying up the carbs with an extension if they don't rock/wiggle off. Grease helps slide them back in... and out if needed.
IF you tear the rubber heat shield, PM me, I have a cost efficient & better material solution.

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As you know O-Rings age. IF YOU CAN, replace the 2 chrome hard pipes rings to heads. My 2 pipes were NOT easy to install. BIG HINT: Mark depth helps know if you bottomed out.

If not previously done, PLAN on thermostat replacement.
The right thermostat gasket is a bit hard to find.

HOPE THIS HELPS

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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by AZgl1800 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:13 pm

on the thermostat, I would just put the OEM stat in a pan of water, bring it to a boil.

if it opens it is good, put it back.
you might put it some vinegar overnight if it looks like a bit of oxidation on it?
in antifreeze? hope not.
~John

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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by DaveO430 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 am

Did anyone notice this thread is going on 10 years old?

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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by FM-USA » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 am

DaveO430 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 am
Did anyone notice this thread is going on 10 years old?
No, but I see it now.

I just looked at the Forums lists, the postings are chronological old to new. Problem is Ascending & Descending choice is Global only.

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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:11 pm

FM-USA wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 am
DaveO430 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 am
Did anyone notice this thread is going on 10 years old?
No, but I see it now.

I just looked at the Forums lists, the postings are chronological old to new. Problem is Ascending & Descending choice is Global only.

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Nope, it's right at the bottom of each thread, you can change it just for that reading of that thread:

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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by minimac » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:25 am

DaveO430 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 am
Did anyone notice this thread is going on 10 years old?
I saw this post and almost choked laughing! :lol:

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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by FM-USA » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:49 am

Always possible someone could have a similar issue and find this old thread helpful with new or missed repair suggestions.

Sorry for helping.
I'll make a note never to do it again.

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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:37 pm

FM-USA wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:49 am
Always possible someone could have a similar issue and find this old thread helpful with new or missed repair suggestions.

Sorry for helping.
I'll make a note never to do it again.

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I didn't mean your post wasn't helpful, just that you were a little late to the party.

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Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Post by seelyark1 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:27 pm

I looked at this post and it made me think about another 96 that was a trike. The one I looked at had been sitting in a garage and the son had tried to get it running. The guy that had owned it had died and it sat for several years. They wanted me to see if I could get it running, but wouldn't let me take it home to work on it. It was an hours drive away from my place. The son had disassembled half of the bike and there were parts all over the garage and who knows where else. I made them an offer to buy it but the wife thought it wasn't enough, she would take it to a dealer and get it fixed. Wonder how that worked out. Think I still have their phone number. Doubt that any dealer would touch it. May be worth a try again.


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