1976 gl1000 single carb conversion first GW


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Nw76gl1000
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1976 gl1000 single carb conversion first GW

Post by Nw76gl1000 » Thu May 16, 2019 9:33 am



I have recently bought 2 gl1000's for $550. 1 is a 1975 parts bike but almost complete just ne carbs and the other is a 76. I just built my first go at the single carb conversion. I am using 1 1/4 PVC, the stock pelum, cutting board, some gaskets from a roll I cut and a **** ton of fake a gasket. I am using a 34 pict 3 type 1 carb a $70 find on ebay. When I got the bikes the 76 was having alot of issues and I am sure you can guess the issue. yep that's right the carbs.
So me and my neighbor set off on a mission to get it running little did we know what we were in for.

After alot of head scratching we got it going but not running well so after buying a rebuild kit from ebay (DONT DO IT!) Not a good kit it was not a randaks so when I put it back together it started leaking from every where it shouldn't. Lol. So my buddy and I set off to find the next best thing and then stumbled across alot of successful single conversions I decided to go for it. I used a few people's ideas.
And what I came up with has realy impressed me.
The performance was amazing compared to what it was before. It was like going from a 49cc to 999cc. :crosso. It has pretty much been bolt on and go I will still need to adjust the idle just a little and build a better throttle linkage. I am real happy with this set up it will still need some tinkering but all and all I am impressed.
This is my first GW but I am sold.
Any comments or questions please dont be shy. I am new to this never worked on a bike before so I am still new and a would love any advise or comments.
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Re: 1976 gl1000 single carb conversion first GW

Post by dingdong » Thu May 16, 2019 1:16 pm

Any images of the finished product?
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Nw76gl1000
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Re: 1976 gl1000 single carb conversion first GW

Post by Nw76gl1000 » Thu May 16, 2019 6:46 pm

I am having troubles with the idle but I am hot on the trail. Lol
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Re: 1976 gl1000 single carb conversion first GW

Post by winguyjo » Fri May 17, 2019 12:43 am

either that carb is new or you did a masterful job of cleaning it ???
more pics would be awesome. any shots of linkage, air cleaner ... ?

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Re: 1976 gl1000 single carb conversion first GW

Post by Nw76gl1000 » Sat May 18, 2019 7:56 am

New carb $70 off Ebay. I haven't picked up the air cleaner yet. I will be weldinging a permanent throttle linkage afater work today.



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