1997 GL 1500SE CARB FLOAT SETTING


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jim34481
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1997 GL 1500SE CARB FLOAT SETTING

Post by jim34481 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:44 am



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I am going to rebuild my carbs on my 97 gl1500se. I have an official shop manual that I am using to prepare for the rebuild. In one place of the manual, (pg 4-28) it states to adjust the float height to 8.0 mm and another place in the manual, (pg 2-3) it states 7.5 mm. What is the correct measurement?
Thanks
Jim



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Re: 1997 GL 1500SE CARB FLOAT SETTING

Post by bellboy40 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:43 am

I think 7.5 mm is right but I'm no expert. You are right though, the manual does state two different measurements for it.

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Re: 1997 GL 1500SE CARB FLOAT SETTING

Post by DaveO430 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:30 pm

I don't think 1/2 mm is going to matter, hard to get them adjusted perfect anyway so just shoot for in the middle.

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Re: 1997 GL 1500SE CARB FLOAT SETTING

Post by hondagw63 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:04 pm

I have a 1994 SE that was starving for fuel. Found that my floats were set at about 12mm. I adjusted them to 8mm (as close as I could) and that has solved the problem. It helps tremendously to have a good float level gauge.

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1978 Honda CB 750K 1977 - 80
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Re: 1997 GL 1500SE CARB FLOAT SETTING

Post by jim34481 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:29 am

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Thanks for the replies. I'm going to shoot for 8mm.
Jim

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Re: 1997 GL 1500SE CARB FLOAT SETTING

Post by ct1500 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:02 pm

jim34481 wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:44 am
I am going to rebuild my carbs on my 97 gl1500se. I have an official shop manual that I am using to prepare for the rebuild. In one place of the manual, (pg 4-28) it states to adjust the float height to 8.0 mm and another place in the manual, (pg 2-3) it states 7.5 mm. What is the correct measurement?
Just another example of shop manual inaccuracies, omissions and errors. 7.5mm is the correct spec.
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Re: 1997 GL 1500SE CARB FLOAT SETTING

Post by wingdings » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:29 am

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