1988 1500 Hoses


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leftlane505
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1988 1500 Hoses

Post by leftlane505 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:56 pm



New to the site , Looking for recommendations for best pace to finding needed rubber lines under the mat. I see several are not available :shock: Thank you in advance.



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Re: 1988 1500 Hoses

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:20 pm

As you have discovered, Honda has discontinued quite a few of the carb hoses that have 90 degree bends in them. Several site members have constructed their own by using straight pieces of hose and brass or stainless steel 90 degree elbows with barbed fittings. The hoses are cut to size and pushed onto the elbows. When the day comes for me to do this job on my 1500, it's the method I plan to use. The side benefit is that you won't have the 90 degree hose failure ever again, because all the remaining hoses will be straight, and the 90 degree turns will be metal.

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Re: 1988 1500 Hoses

Post by leftlane505 » Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:13 pm

Thank you .
That was my second thought .
I really enjoy reading and learning everything i can about our wing.
Now , i can move on to get these carburetors lined out . :D

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Re: 1988 1500 Hoses

Post by Snowmoer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:20 pm

I just used Honda hoses that I could get with the bends in them and cut those to length. There were a few that I was able to use straight house on and cut it longer so there was a longer bend it is, but not so much that it would cut off or reduce the airflow. I had to do the same thing for all the small coolant hoses. Just cut them to length. Some of those are no longer available.

I do like the idea that WingAdmin has though!

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Re: 1988 1500 Hoses

Post by fnickel » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:24 am

Hey WingAdmin,
Where would you source those 90 degree brass or stainless hoses with the barbed ends? I have just pulled the carb on my '92 SE, and am looking to check the hoses over, and replace what's necessary. Do they come in a variety of sizes, and where to get them would be a big help.
Thanks.

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Re: 1988 1500 Hoses

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:59 am

fnickel wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:24 am
Hey WingAdmin,
Where would you source those 90 degree brass or stainless hoses with the barbed ends? I have just pulled the carb on my '92 SE, and am looking to check the hoses over, and replace what's necessary. Do they come in a variety of sizes, and where to get them would be a big help.
Thanks.
Well there are three vacuum hose sizes for the GL1500:

GL1500 carb hose sizes
GL1500 carb hose sizes

For the 3.2mm, that's close to 1/8", so I'd use something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Barbed-Brass-Fit ... 360&sr=8-6

The 4.2mm is close to 11/64" - the closest I could find to that is 3/16":

https://www.amazon.com/Legines-Brass-Fi ... 480&sr=1-1

The 5.8mm is close to 15/64" - and closest to that is 1/4":

https://www.amazon.com/FASPARTS-Degree- ... =1-3-fkmr0

So you might need to do a bit of stretching/lubrication to get the hoses over those barbs (they are around 1/16" larger in diameter) but they should work.



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