1990 Carburetors Compatibility


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Elmobile
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1990 Carburetors Compatibility

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I run into a nasty problem with my carburetors. The mixture screws are ceased solid and cannot be adjusted.
I will have to replace those carburetors. There is a few available on Ebay. So my questions is, other than 1990 and 1991 carburetors, what others years bike carburetors will work on my 1990 GL1500 SE?
Would appreciate any info regarding swapping those carburetors.
Thanks.



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I've read posts on another forum of putting later years on the early 1500s. I think they had to redo the vacuum lines at minimum. I'll see if I can find a link

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Well I haven't been on goldwingfacts.com since they sold to the mc forum giant and can't access it anymore but there was a guy that put a later engine in his early 1500 because of a bad tranny and used his early carbs and had to deal with plumbing differences, might have been the emissions tubes? You might try going on there and doing a search.
I have a set of low mile 99 carbs available that just need carb kits and ultrasonic cleaning.

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Re: 1990 Carburetors Compatibility

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Here are a couple of threads about replacing the carbs on early models with later model carbs. It seems that there are some minor changes to do but it looks like it would be fairly easy to swap to a later carb.

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2- ... ility.html

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2- ... -carb.html

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Thank you all for your comments.
Terrific links, Bellboy40. Looks like it should not be a major issue to swap with a later unit.
Newday777, I am interested with your 99 carbs. I did send you a pm!
Thanks.

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1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 7,800 miles

1976 CB750 K6 Anterris Red 25,000 miles

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1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

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I posted the question on fb and here are replies.
I haven't got the pm yet...
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Not sure what happened with my pm... not showing either in my sent folder? Let me try again.
What is this fb site? Like to get more info from Passman regarding the extra tubings.

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Got the pm sent. Did forget the subject in my previous attempt... :o



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