carbs not getting gas


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Tizzydog
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carbs not getting gas

Post by Tizzydog » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:14 pm



Hi I am new to the forum and need some advise.I acquired a 79 GL1000 it has been setting for 4 or 5 years outside i got it running it ran rough so I put in new plugs and some carb cleaner it ran better so I was told to put seafoam in tank and run for awhile well I did just that ran good for a bit then it stalled and now it wont stay running.should I have carbs rebuilt and how much will that cost if i remove them and take them to a shop . Tizzydog



kndw
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Re: carbs not getting gas

Post by kndw » Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:05 pm

I'd start at the petcock. Does fuel come out there if you turn it to open? Then inspect the fuel filter down the fuel line. If it is dirty, replace it. then test if fuel comes out of the pump if you run the starter. If this all works, then it seems like the carbs are the cause. These you can take off quite easily. Buy a revision kit from randakk and rebuild them. It is not difficult, alrhough it can be a bit tedious. If you haven't done this before, then also order the dvd from randakk. I haven't seen it, but have heard that it is a very good guide for this job.

Make sure you work carefully, and don't force anything. The carbs are made out of a quite soft material, and you don't want anything in there to break!

Tizzydog
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Re: carbs not getting gas

Post by Tizzydog » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:32 pm

Thanks I checked everything up to the carberator and all was good so next step is to brake down carbs I will keep you posted thanks for information.

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Re: carbs not getting gas

Post by SnoBrdr » Wed Nov 21, 2018 4:57 pm

Tizzydog wrote:
Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:32 pm
Thanks I checked everything up to the carberator and all was good so next step is to brake down carbs I will keep you posted thanks for information.
To have the carbs rebuilt by some who knows what they are doing using quality parts is about $450.

Sounds pricey but the kit alone is over $150.

I use: http://www.oldwings.com/services.html

There are a couple of other national experts who do it as well.

Don't know many/any local guys who can/will do it and use quality parts.

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Fred Camper
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Re: carbs not getting gas

Post by Fred Camper » Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:14 pm

I rebuilt a set with the Randyke video and kit, along with Mike Nixons guide. Came out working great. No additional parts were required.

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Re: carbs not getting gas

Post by Tizzydog » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:18 am

Thanks to everybody for your help I went ahead and cleaned and replaced all gaskets and now It runs like a new one it was just all gummed up and the seafoam got it all moving around.



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