97 gl1500se carbs


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97 gl1500se carbs

Post by miracle man » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:54 pm



Have 97 GL1500SE A Trike. Have replaced vacuum hoses on rear of carbs. Numbers #6green, #1and 3 orange hoses, #2 yellow hose and #1 tube. New fuel pump and hoses with new filter. Replace carburetor boots and installed carb. kits. Cannot keep left carb from flooding. Engine has rough idle. Carbs have been sycned. Help!



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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by 89 1500 » Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:23 pm

Did you replace the floats with the needle and seats? When I did my carbs the kits were complete and quite expensive. I also rode 4 hours to a dealership that had the tool to set the float level a real mechanic who worked 20+ years for Honda said float level was sensitive and the tool sets them perfectly.

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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by RockportDave » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:08 pm

As 89 1500 stated, the floats are sensitive. If one of your floats has a hole or crack in it, it will flood when set right.
I used a piece of cardboard and made a float gauge. Be sure when you are setting the float level that the spring in the needle is not depressed. Slowly roll the carb over until the float just touches the needle and gauge it there.
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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by miracle man » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:55 am

Did replace needle and seats but not floats. Will check and thanks for info. and will reply after checking floats.

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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by virgilmobile » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am

I also had one carb flooding after "rebuild".
It wasn't the floats or needle.The bowl vent was plugged.

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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by miracle man » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:16 pm

fuel is leaking from overflow vent hose

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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by dingdong » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:46 pm

virgilmobile wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am
I also had one carb flooding after "rebuild".
It wasn't the floats or needle.The bowl vent was plugged.
Did you use OEM float valves? Aftermarket valves are iffy. Your description points to either valves or float adjustment.
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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by fnickel » Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:46 pm

When you take off the carbs and do the repairs, I would definitely recommend bench testing them before putting them on the bike. I thought that was real important, because I didn't want to go through all that work and then find out I missed something or it wasn't working right. I fed fuel to both carbs on the bench to make sure that the floats were working properly, and that the float valve was cutting off more fuel from entering the float bowls. Then I opened the drain screws, collected the fuel from each bowl and measured it in a graduated cylinder to make sure that they were roughly the same. Also, I opened the throttle a number of times to make sure that the accelerator pump was working properly. Once I knew that all of those things were working properly, I installed the carbs, with the reassurance that things would work as they should. It saves you a lot of repeat work if they don't.

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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by miracle man » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:56 pm

Does anyone have a exploded view of 97se carbs. Originally followed behind someone and things don’t look right.

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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by miracle man » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:58 pm

Also found screen attached to carb seat somehow melted and between needle and seat.

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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by miracle man » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:18 pm

Does anyone know if 98SE carbs will work on my 97SE? Looks same outside but carries different part #.

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Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

Post by RockportDave » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:07 pm

You can go to partzilla and use there parts lookup to get exploded views of the carbs.
The screen belongs on the bottom of the seat (right side of #3 in view).


I’m not sure of the 98 carbs fitting the 97, but the jets are the same.
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