Introduction and question

Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Introduction and question

Post by ElJefe »

I recently bought my first GoldWing, a beautiful 1995 20th anniversary edition model. This is the first bike I've had that was carbureted. It seems to run well, but I'm a tinkerer at heart and I love improving things. I went looking for information about converting my bike to EFI, and surprisingly didn't find a lot. And what I did find seemed like the guy was over complicating it by going port EFI. I was wondering if anyone had or had considered going with a simple TBI setup? It seems that an adapter manifold could be reasonably easy to create and then just install a single or dual throat TBI on it. Thanks in advance.


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Post by offcenter »

Well, you can "experiment" with it if you'd like. It's yours.
But my '99 with two carbs runs great just the way it is, with no tinkering or improving. I get a consistent 42 MPG and fast smooth throttle response.
Good luck.
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Post by blupupher »

If it were simple, someone would have come out with a kit sometime in the past 30+ years.

Not saying you can’t, but the carbs and air intake system on the 1500 is probably the most complex and integrated fueling systems on a motorcycle.

If you get something working, post it up. I am sure others would appreciate it.
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Post by 4given »

One of the biggest challenges, if someone did come up with something workable would be to fit it all under the shelter. JMO
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Re: Introduction and question

Post by Rambozo »

With all the work involved, you might as well go with port injection.

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