saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
Post Reply
User avatar
wingdings
Posts: 286
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Location: mells , England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1989

saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by wingdings » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:57 pm



Hi - all I am about to do the dreaded - carb removal on my 89k - wing - I have been looking round for while to source the best info on this subject - I know from other users of the site it can be a massive thing to try and do and to make things worse too the goldwings like mine 1989 k - model are different from the later years too !! all adds up to a massive head ache - Yes ?? ..

Well I came across this little how too gem - on youtube - So I thought I pass it on in the best spirit of the site to help fellow wingers who like myself may find this task more than scary to say the least ... !!! hope this may help others too !!..











DaveO430
Posts: 872
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:28 pm
Location: Amity. Ar
Motorcycle: 2010 GL1800
2004 Suzuki DR200

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by DaveO430 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:58 pm

Getting them out is not that bad, once you get there, it's putting them back in and getting those coolant hoses connected that is a bear.
On your 89, at the back of the air cleaner where the drain hoses connect there are 2 screws you can take out and leave the vent apparatus in place. Also you can lift up the carbs to get to the cables much easier and unbolt the cruise actuator to give you some slack to get the cable for it off rather than fight them in a tight place like he does.

User avatar
wingdings
Posts: 286
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Location: mells , England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1989

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by wingdings » Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:13 pm

Hi dave !! thanks for your reply and input there too !! - " bet you don't have a pic of what you were describing there !! - do you by any small chance ??? - please ??? :( :( :( :( :( :D :D :D :D all help most welcome too - thank you !!

When I get the buggers out I still have to strip them down and re-jet them too - to get rid of the dreaded hesitation problem as well my wing is getting 20YR shake down from the ground up wards - I done all the main jobs - rebuilt the brake lines - replaced all the fluids everywhere and fitted new seals and bearings too !! .. hell its even got a new exhaust system too !! and the hacked wiring has been replaced also too !! ..




DaveO430
Posts: 872
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:28 pm
Location: Amity. Ar
Motorcycle: 2010 GL1800
2004 Suzuki DR200

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by DaveO430 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:12 pm

No I don't have an pics but it's pretty obvious what I mean when you look at it.

User avatar
bellboy40
Posts: 392
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 1:13 pm
Location: Brewton, AL
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500SE Candy Spectra Red
1994 GL1500SE Bermuda Green

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by bellboy40 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:38 am

Here is a link to another good source of information on carb removal and repair. He has some good pictures in there.

http://www.jmartino.me/carb/index.htm

User avatar
bluthundr31
Posts: 152
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:43 pm
Location: Morgan Hill, CA.
Motorcycle: 1991 GL1500 Interstate (Cinnamon Beige)

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by bluthundr31 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:42 pm

Great info folks!! Thanks for passing it on

User avatar
wingdings
Posts: 286
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Location: mells , England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1989

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by wingdings » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:57 pm

that's - ok there !! - info is king when you own a wing !! - I just wish someone would do a vid for the early year models like my 89k wing and post it on the how too !! articles page !! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D - maybe one here for wing admin to consider - yes ?? .... :D :D :D :D

Shawn4245
Posts: 50
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2016 7:11 pm
Location: Atlanta Ga
Motorcycle: 1988 Gl1500

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by Shawn4245 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:04 pm

I am currently doing exactly the same thing to my 88, the 2 videos that you posted are the best sources I could find as well. I will say that his advice to take a break and walk away when you get frustrated is great advice! I got the carbs off about an hour ago, wow! What a job! If I can be of assistance, shoot me a message. I was looking for a vacuum leak that is often under the carbs, best part was the PO replace the lines below the carb. the lines look new! I could also tell this by the clamps that were used. I found an oil leak on the left side of the carbs, the manifold boot was covered in oil as well as the outside of the carbs on the left. It seems to be coming from the crankcase breather tank and hose, I always had a bit of oil appear in my air box, so while I have it off I will do my best to find and correct if possible. I am thinking that maybe a clamp is loose, I hope it is the simple! Good luck. I will keep watching and follw your progress!

User avatar
wingdings
Posts: 286
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Location: mells , England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1989

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by wingdings » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:27 pm

hi - while you are poking around in there !! - have a look at your petcock also - see - this -
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=36103 and go too the how too articles also !! - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=36257
I had what appeared to be oil but was in fact dried up stale petrol - also take a look at this - viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41301 this will give you the correct hose sizes for your carbs and the info on replacing them too !!! - hope this helps Shawn too !!! :D :D :D :D .....

DaveO430
Posts: 872
Joined: Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:28 pm
Location: Amity. Ar
Motorcycle: 2010 GL1800
2004 Suzuki DR200

Re: saw this so passing it on - How to remove your carbs on a honda goldwing 1500

Post by DaveO430 » Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:11 pm

The crankcase breather may be full so excess oil and gunk is spilling over into the air box. There are hoses running down underneath with plugs in them that need to be drained periodically.



Post Reply