GL1500 Carb rebuild


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GL1500 Carb rebuild

Post by shaffermd » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:14 am



Undertook to rebuild the carbs on my 99 1500. First time on these carbs but not new to carbs in general. Since the build, and after replacing the vacuum pistons (aftermarket Saber Cycle parts) I have not been able to get any action out of the vacuum pistons. I'm obviously overlooking something simple. I'm in need of some experienced input please.



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Re: GL1500 Carb rebuild

Post by dingdong » Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:43 am

I have heard from others that Sabercycle diaphrahms are to thick and heavy. Won't operate properly. I am in the process now of rebuilding mine. I have on order the separate diaphragms that have to be glued to the old pistons. For $40 I will take a chance vs $200 for new. Good reviews. I won't know for a few days.

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I bought a pair from Sabercycle for my 1500 and they were to thick and didn't work right, bought the one's from Honda OEM and have never had another problem. Expensive lesson and a lot of extra work.

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Re: GL1500 Carb rebuild

Post by WingAdmin » Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:29 am

shaffermd wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:14 am
Undertook to rebuild the carbs on my 99 1500. First time on these carbs but not new to carbs in general. Since the build, and after replacing the vacuum pistons (aftermarket Saber Cycle parts) I have not been able to get any action out of the vacuum pistons. I'm obviously overlooking something simple. I'm in need of some experienced input please.
Your problem is that you bought low-quality junk from Saber Cycle. They're well-known for selling substandard parts that don't fit or work correctly.

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