Carburetor cleaning

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Carburetor cleaning

Post by 89Wing1500 »

Hello. I’m new to this forms. I just got myself an 1989 Gl1500 with a California side car and I would very much appreciate some guidance on a good carburetor cleaning tech. Im in the marine field and I don’t dare to clean this one. Thank you

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Re: Carburetor cleaning

Post by Snowmoer »

Once you get them out of the bike, (3/4 of the battle) they are just carbs. Being in the Marine field, you should be able to tackle these without any problems. They just look intimidating!

Get a Clymer Shop manual. It goes through step by step on taking the carbs apart and putting them back together. Just don't loose the tiny cotter pins and flat washers. Also make sure the low speed jet is a #55. That was the replacement jet that was put in for the recall on the 88's and some of the 89's. It would also be a good idea to replace the vacuum lines while you have it out. The S curved one that is below the rubber mat just under the carbs is the big one to replace. You can still get this one from Honda. All the vacuum lines are metric. You can get this hose off Amazon. Your local parts store will not have metric hose.
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