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GL1000, weber carb info needed

hello all, I am new to this forum, and have a couple of questions maybe someone can help me with. Yesterday I purchased a Goldwing, 1979 with some unusual modifications, first it has a custom sidecar rig, and second it has a weber conversion, but not the typical one
the weber that is installed is a 32 36 DFEV. My question is is this a typical carb used to replace the fact carbs
the gentlemen I purchased the bike from made some unusual mods on this carb install. First, He actually used the existing carbs as runners by modifying time and sealing up the carbs so that they can be used as runners/ believe it or not,,lol, actually a pretty nice job overall, but at present the bike is not running as it has been laid up for a while and the carb is gummed up. I plan on either replacing it or rebuilding , I have a strong tech background , as a retired auto mech, and it wouldnt be a prob, but just want to make sure thats the right carb. Thanks in advance
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Good place to start. Content there is towards a similar carb. There are others who have used the 32/36, some with success, some not. You apparently have a six barrel, five carb four cylinder! There are a few posts at NGW on this swap. One fairly recent is by jake2012. He gives his jetting info and also has a nifty alternator tucked in behind the radiator.
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Your bike, do what you want. That said, IMHO put the stock carb.s back into service or find a good used factory set. These bikes run fantastic with the stockers and most of the time people swap to a single unit when the stockers are messed up. This can be because the stocks are truly shot, or just that fixing them is beyond the skill of the owner.

With even limited skills the factory carb.s are fairly easy to work with and repair. Most of the time the 'issues' people have with them are due to 'short-cuts' and/or not knowing how to do them properly. LOTS of good info out there (and here) to get them done right.


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I would do like 77pinto says and just get a set of 79 carbs and rebuild them. 78 carbs would work also but not 75 76 or 77 they are a little bigger and the cams are different in 78 and 79 also. The 78 and 79 are set up for a little more low end power which would be good with a sidecar rig.
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Your bike, do what you want. That said, IMHO put the stock carb.s back into service or find a good used factory set. These bikes run fantastic with the stockers and most of the time people swap to a single unit when the stockers are messed up. This can be because the stocks are truly shot, or just that fixing them is beyond the skill of the owner.

With even limited skills the factory carb.s are fairly easy to work with and repair. Most of the time the 'issues' people have with them are due to 'short-cuts' and/or not knowing how to do them properly. LOTS of good info out there (and here) to get them done right.


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Sounds like that conversion will be removed from the bike in any event.
Some have gone the route of converting in the way that yours has been done, ...but not many.
Pictures of you conversion would probably be valuable to those that have a conversion similar to yours. Not much info available on your type of conversion that has seen any daily useage.
Even though yours is not currently running some important information may be obtainable from how it was converted, how it held up and what it may take to duplicate any positive aspects of the conversion particular to the person who put it together. Historical value? Maybe for some of us. A sidecar rig usually has some experienced hands behind the bars. Could be you have something pretty unique there.
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thanks all for the info,
this conversion is strange, but I have to mention that it works,,!! and quite well. I do however agree that I will most likely take it off and go back to what is suppose to be there, Im very big on following what the good folks at Honda did and I think it will be ok, You have to meet this guy I bought the bike from the appreciate what he did. Im going to try to post some pics here so most can see the work he did on the sidecar rig, its outstanding, he seems to "get it" about bikes,
now this carb conversion,,,,well a little off , but I a strong background , as I am a retired Import Car Tech. I do know weber carbs,, so I took it off , cleaned it and it starts runs and works well, with the exception of start off stumble which he claims is jetting. Part of me wants to leave it, and part of me wants to scrap it. Now here is the interesting part. I went over to his house last night to get the remainder of some spare parts that he said he wanted to give me, and OMG I filled up the back of my Comanche pickup truck with spares!!!!!! I mean boxes and boxes fo neatly organized parts, including a complete frame for a 78 two engine blocks full set of Honda Line luggage with mounts,,, windsheilds seats, etc,
man I hit the gold mine with this buy.
at any rate in the boxes of stuff I found what looks like a super complete set of carbs/manifolds/everything for what he claims is a 79. my engine is a 78 and he says they are different. Does anyone know if the carb setups from 78-79 are interrchangable??? I mean physically they look same but ???
thanks and if anyone needs parts,,,lol lemme know,,lol


I mean look at all this stuff,,,



here is a bad picture of the rig,,, look what he used as a suspension and wheel.!!!! and I have to mention he did all this in his garage by hand with wood and fiberglass

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...actually a pretty nice job overall, but at present the bike is not running as it has been laid up for a while and the carb is gummed up.
What's interesting to me is that this bike has been down for a while and you got it going with that conversion. The simplicity in dealing with 1 carburetor versus 4 of them is something you are showing here...
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