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post #1 of 161 (permalink) Old 11-29-2015, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Gl1500 carb rebuild

Its been awhile since I last posted. Ol Blue has been parked since last february. The accelerator pump on the carbs I believe are shot. Simply had no funds to affect a repair especially since my Dodge decided to drop second gear very far from my driveway this year.That alone was a 3k repair (diesel truck). Just put doing anything with the bike further and further back. Anyway, getting ready to order parts and wonder if it would be advisable to install the #60 jet(s) out of the later model 1500's to help eliminate the off idle stumble? Any advice would be welcome.
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post #2 of 161 (permalink) Old 11-29-2015, 05:07 PM
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You first need to determine if the service campaign was done and if it was you have other problems and changing the jets from the #55 of the campaign is not advisable. If not done I would go with the Keihin #58 jet.

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if the recall was performed the dealer performing it was to leave some sort of visible note in a specified area.
This bike has nothing of the sort anywhere. While I have owned it for eight years, have had it apart in a lot of areas EXCEPT for the carburetors. When I bought the bike the P.O. never mentioned it having the stumble. I just about wrecked it against a tree in his driveway when it decided to take off.

I am reluctant to start the rebuild of these units myself but guess I can learn. Just intensely dislike how far I have to take the bike down that far again. Will order the smaller jets when ready.
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Resurrecting my question as I am getting ready to tear down the bike to get the carbs off. If I change the jets on this bike to a later jet size, should I change all to match the sizes associated to the later bikes? Meaning as DriverRider indicated a #58 (assuming its the low/idle size and its not the #55) to match the high speed jets to it? Or just keep whats there?
The question may seem convoluted but hopefully you get my drift?

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There were at least 3 generations of 1500 carbs and they are calibrated to run with what was designed into them including air bleeds matched to main jets. Changing main jets is not advisable for an off idle stumble and will kill fuel mileage.

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A lot of people swear by a trigger advance wheel to fix the off-idle stumble. Have you looked into that?

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Would do trigger wheel, except I have to get into the carbs anyway. Shot accelerator pump. And now its been sitting since last march. So its time. The easiest way past the stumble was simply setting the idle up to past it.
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quick question, on the jets are they marked in someway to id what was installed?
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Yes, they will be stamped with size.

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