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post #1131 of 1292 (permalink) Old 11-20-2014, 10:04 PM
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does anyone know if Juan Fernandez is still making the conversion kit
i cant find anything of his on ebay lately and am looking for a kit to convert my 84 gl1200
yes he is pm'ed him yesterday on ebay..
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Hello, as this is my first ever post on this forum I guess I should say that after a nearly 3o year hiatus I recently purchased a 1979 gl1000 at a yard sale. Don't laugh it's a really sweet bike I'm the third owner. It had about 49,000 miles when I got it. So far I've partially rewired it, got the neutral light to work and changed the engine and rearend oil, plus lots of detailing. The reason I've posted in this thread is this bike has a single carb conversion that was done by the original owner in 1980! From what I' ve been able to ascertain the carb is from a early to mid 70,s Subaru. Carb is a Hitachie 2 barrel on a tubular steel manifold. It also has heat to the manifold via small diameter copper tubing plumbed into the water pump and one of the pipes on the top of the block. I've put about 1,200 miles on it and it performs very well, very smooth and powerful. I actually rode today-maybe last time this year as snow is in the forcast mid week. My plans are to replace timing belts and do some detailing and painting this winter. Thanks, John
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lotsa pix pls!!

82, going over it

had a hog in there for a bit but basically,
back in the saddle after a ~ 24 year break,
at the time, had an oncoming made a left turn deal
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Hello, as this is my first ever post on this forum I guess I should say that after a nearly 3o year hiatus I recently purchased a 1979 gl1000 at a yard sale. Don't laugh it's a really sweet bike I'm the third owner. It had about 49,000 miles when I got it. So far I've partially rewired it, got the neutral light to work and changed the engine and rearend oil, plus lots of detailing. The reason I've posted in this thread is this bike has a single carb conversion that was done by the original owner in 1980! From what I' ve been able to ascertain the carb is from a early to mid 70,s Subaru. Carb is a Hitachie 2 barrel on a tubular steel manifold. It also has heat to the manifold via small diameter copper tubing plumbed into the water pump and one of the pipes on the top of the block. I've put about 1,200 miles on it and it performs very well, very smooth and powerful. I actually rode today-maybe last time this year as snow is in the forcast mid week. My plans are to replace timing belts and do some detailing and painting this winter. Thanks, John
Hey! ...seems you got lucky!

...someone actually heated the manifold and used a small fixed-venturi 2-barrel carburetor.

I bet they heated that manifold for a understood reason 34-ish years ago...

...again, nothing to be found anew through what has already been proven through the past...
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Nice find. If you don't know the age of your belts, change them. It would be nice to some pics of your setup.
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Happy Thanksgiving! Took some pics of my single carbed wing. Hopefully I can download and post them. Thanks, John
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pix are cool and lotsa firsts that i'm seeing! if you have vids that'd be big time

icing on the cake?

82, going over it

had a hog in there for a bit but basically,
back in the saddle after a ~ 24 year break,
at the time, had an oncoming made a left turn deal
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...seems I'm not the only one that likes tapping into those crossover manifolds.

Lots of ingenuity I see there.

One day, a full pictorial write-up and ride report would be nice on that conversion.
Would be interesting. ...
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I 2nd that request for a write up on your conversion.

I like that gold paint on it, looks great.

and NASR12 was fun!
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I am interested in where the heating is being used on this one.
I see a line going to the top of the carb, as well as below it...
...possibly more, as Subaru had a heated Hitachi carb back in the '70's, along with a heated base spacer.
Pre-heated intake air, possibly? ...to prevent carb-ice?
May be that was a cold-weather bike?
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