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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-11-2006, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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The carb linkage on my barn queen is frozen. I took the carbs off the bike in hopes of getting things freed up.

I found some PB Blaster at MPE. But man, did I screw up.

I removed the intake tubes and did a "feel around". The inner butterflies were moving pretty smoothly on all carbs. The outer butterflies were "frozen".

I sprayed the PB all around the outer butterflies and let it set for a couple hours. When I returned, the PB had drained past the butterflies. However, they were still frozen!!

This is where it gets bubba....

I thought that if I just "tapped" them a little, with the soft end of a very, very small screwdriver, I could help them to move. W-R-O-N-G

Now, not only do I have 4 carbs with outboard butterflies that still don't move, I also have 4 "BENT!!!" butterflies.

So, it looks like major surgery is in order. I need to order 4 carb rebuild kits (wife will like that - NOT), and find good instructions.

I have a Clymer's manual. Do you think that is good enough? I have yet to find any step-by-step instructions for a GL1100, only for the GL1000.

Do you think that I can flatten the butterflies back when the carbs are torn apart?
If not, anybody got some extras laying around ?
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Sounds like a winner

I haven't seen any rebuild kits that include the butterflies but it doesn't mean there aren't any. Randakk http://www.randakks.com and Sirius http://www.siriusconinc.com might be able to help get you back on the road again.

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Surely you can flatten them. If they were soft enough to bend that easy, they outta be soft enough to go back!Maybe...hopefully...

Good luck with it.There are plenty of guys on here that can give 1100 advice. Let us know how it's going.

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I am afraid that if I try to re-flatten them, they will lose their "round". Not much, but the tolerances are so tight...
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flatten gently.



Better to take some extra time.



Also, ya gotta ask yourself,, now. if the guy at the factory was puttin this together - would he flatten them and install?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, probably!



Go easy, you'll be fine.

I had a week like that one afternoon!

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If I can't find any donors, I will be forced to do that. As you can tell from the original post, I can be a bit of a "bull in a china shop". Maybe that's why I had no interest in a career in explosives.

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I dunno,,,

I learn a heck of a lot more from my screw-ups than my successes





I oughta be pretty smart by now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

well, I are!!!!! but sometimes I gotta wonder about myself.



Check ebay - there is a section on Parts Bikes - sometimes you can buy a whole bike locally for what you would willinly pay for the parts you seek.

Keep the shiney side up!
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actually, I am keeping my eyes out for a full carb setup for the GL1100. Use for parts that I lose or break
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I have a spare set of carbs off an '81 that I probably need to get rid of. And I may be getting a parts bike soon, so there may be another set (maybe, if someone doesn't outbid me).

PM me.

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What might you be asking for that "spare" set?
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