Gave up on SeaFoam/B12..... Rebuilding GL1500 Carbs, need tool help. - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

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Well,I tried with Sea Foam and B12to solve my carb problems. No go. I pulled the carbs today on my 1999 GL1500 SE. Glad I did. Plenty gooey, they really need cleaning. Vacuum hoses look great. Anyway, getting into it the Pilot Screw is circular with one flat side, no slot. What kind of tool is needed to screw this out and where can I get one? Also, looking down the road to synching the carbs, where can I get a barb to hook my vacuum guage hoseup to on the right side of the manifold in place of the plug screw? Where can I get one and what is the correct thread count and size? Thanks and thanks for all the earlier input regarding Sea Foam etc..

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Anyway, getting into it the Pilot Screw is circular with one flat side, no slot. What kind of tool is needed to screw this out and where can I get one?



what i used, i have no idea what it's called. it was a scissors kinda, long and when you close them they lock. it's medical purpose.

i think some people used this item to smoke their herbs

i doubt this made any sense but hopefully someone smarter will understand what i'm describing. they will work for sure.



as for the barb for carb sync. do not know where to get those. i bought whole set of gauges from jc whitney



hope this helped and not confused you.



called hemastats i was told



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That would be a hemostat



As far as the barbs, (I think you are talking about these) some guys have made their own but MotionPro has a set of 4 5mm that can be had for $10-15


http://www.amazon.com/MOTION-PRO-BRA.../dp/B000OO4PVM


Motion pro also has an adapter for D screws



http://motionpro.com/motorcycle/partno/08-0242

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And I also stumbled on this for the D-shaped screws. I don't know if it would work but it just might



http://redeye.ecrater.com/p/5276850/pilot-screw-adjusting-tool-bench

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You dont need to remove the pilot screws to clean the carbs in fact its better you dont as you will need an other taco graph to set them again as the bike one is not accurate enough plus you could easily damage the screw or the screw seat as it had a very fragile tip

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I bought a set of four vaccuum gauges and it had all the necessary bits and pieces to connect to the carbs. They didn't need adjustment anyway after 10 years.
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Great input guys!! Thanks for the fantastic pics and leads! Del

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https://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500balancecarbs.htm

there is a video link at the bottom.

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I made my hose bards. I used some 3/4" or 1" long x #32x8 brass screws and nuts. Drilled a 1/16" hole thru them. Screwed them in several turns, then snugged up the nut finger tight only. The head of the screw acted as the barb that I slipped the hose over. They worked good, and I didn't even have to wait for anything to show up in the mail.

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Also, since you have the carb off the bike, "balance" the carb while off.

That is, think of this carb as a car 2 barrel carb. You do not need to balance these carbs because of the 2 stationary throttle plates on a single shaft. This is not the case for the1500 carb. The 1500 linkages are basicallyindependent of each other thus requireing them to bebalance.

You can adjust the carb mechanical and get them really close, and the final sync may be minimal to nill. No to say you may need to periodically perform future adjustments.

I use a big cheap Harbor Freight single gauge. I do not know where it is at, but the saying is with HF: it cheap enough and if you use if once you got your monies worth.

Barb? There are two tubes, one on each side of the intake manifolds to attach a vacuum hose/line.




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