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post #41 of 161 (permalink) Old 02-17-2016, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Did the limiter mod. Also since I am replacing the idle jets to the #60 from the #50, anyone have any ideas as to the number
of turns the pilots should start out at. I determined the existing turns were 3 to seated. So if I am richening the idle should I dial them back to 2 turns out? I do not have a manual for any of this.
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Do the math for yourself. When going from the 50 to 55 jets mixture screws get turned in one turn to 2 1/8 turns initial. 60 jets are very large and overkill in comparison to the OEM which is why I recommended the 58's.

I would start at 1 1/2-3/4 turns out initial point and adjust out from there. You do not want a teary eyed exhaust smelling gas hog.
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I purchased the #60's directly off Honda Direct Parts for a 1990 GL1500 as that is what the jet size was for that year. They are not aftermarket. Also several have commented on the fact they were successful in using jets for that year (searched this forum). I do appreciate your comment and chiming in here on the initial turn settings for the Pilot adjustments. Since I have no manual....oops... yes I do now. John (aka:AZGL1800) was very gracious in sending me his library of information. Which included a complete manual!!!
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Thanks AZwngr, I will check it out. Mine is in one piece but I have not made any real attempt to remove it yet to check underneath it. Likely it will come apart when I do though.
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The jets came today. So was able to get the cleaned right side carb back together. The left side is now apart and will boiling it out this evening.
Noticed there was some fine sandy junk in float bowl and the idle jet had some junk in it as well. Still have to find some heat resistant vacuum line. The stuff at Oreilly's is for windshield wipers cleaner. Does anyone think that might work? It looks like I will not need much. I have only two short pieces I had to destroy to get them off the carbs. Also still have to change the leftside subfilter.
I will post some pictures of the progress a bit later. There is a striking comparison of how the carbs looked after cleaning.
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Post some pics of your carb bodies after being boiled in a vinegar solution, please.
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Still have to find some heat resistant vacuum line. The stuff at Oreilly's is for windshield wipers cleaner. Does anyone think that might work?
Windshield washer hose= throw it in the trash. Get real vacuum line from a NAPA or similar.
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I pulled the carb out of the distilled water and mild vinegar solution. It was probably too mild and there was not much progress. The one on the left in the picture had been soaking for 5-6 hours.
So dumped 1/4 gallon of "Simply Awesome" cleaner in with that much distilled water and the results was amazing. After which
I blew the carb body out with compressed air then did a warm water wash with mild detergent and repeated the compressed air treatment.

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