Carb cleaning and rebuild


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Raj
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Carb cleaning and rebuild

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Hello fellow bikers and weekend mechanics:
Need help locating reliable source for carb parts for a 1996 GL 1500 A
Opened the right side vacuum pod to find the rubber diaphragm cracked and split in about 5 places.
Question, would one replace both sides or just the one?
Do all the 1500 carbs use the same parts (1988-2000)
Where can I find these rubber dudes??
Thanks for any assistance you can offer
PS: I live in the Okanagan BC Canada in case there are any GW ryders out here in Kelowna.


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Re: Carb cleaning and rebuild

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You can still get them new from Honda. You can see it here:

https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.co ... COMPONENTS

Raj
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72 Honda 450 (sold)

Re: Carb cleaning and rebuild

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Thanks for the help finding the parts.
I thought I'd try to repair the toasted diaphragm with some liquid rubber
Electrical insulation. After applying the compound to both sides, I reinstalled the diaphragm and tested for good seal.
It seems to function well enough but a little stiffer than the other slide.
It also sticks in the open position if it is pushed too far .
Also I don't know how long this fix will last before I have to take it all apart again, a job I don't want to do again for while.
Think I'm going with a new part so I can sleep at nite and NOT dream of rebuilding carbs. Rather be riding cause He's coming soon. 1Thess. 4:16-17
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Re: Carb cleaning and rebuild

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I checked the price for the vacuum piston at a dealer here in Victoria. Quoted me over $200.00 each. Found an aftermarket offshore one for $50.00 delivered, timeline don't know. Here's the ebay site:https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vacuum-Piston-C ... 07&vxp=mtr

Do both sides, the other one is probably on the verge of failure. Good luck


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