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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-07-2017, 03:15 PM Thread Starter
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Saber Cycles GL1100 carb kit - what IS all this stuff??

Holy moly, look at all the O-rings! And this is just 1 of 4 packs! Where are all these lil' buggars supposed to go? Also, for anyone that was thinking of using this kit, I wouldn't recommend it. The jets look all kinds of wrong. ALL the hole diameters are different. See pics. Guess I'll just have to clean the old ones.

Seriously though, where do all the O-rings go? Mine's an '83 model, this kit was supposed to work. Are there extra bits for other models?

Pc 1 - new kit
Pic 2 - old stuff that came out
Pic 3 - drastically different main jet sizes
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Previous owner may have drilled main jets out??? Check with micro drill bits.
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We have a general rule around here. "NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM SABER CYCLE".

That sums up my response, thank you.

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We have a general rule around here. "NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM SABER CYCLE".

That sums up my response, thank you.
Yeeeah, I realized that about 10 minutes after I had already placed the order. 😅
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Also, I just found Randak's carb details page. Those o-rings fit on each end of the channels linking the carbs. Is it really necessary to split the plenum and pull all that apart, or can I get by with just blowing them out with cleaner and dipping the brass stuff?
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or can I get by with just blowing them out with cleaner and dipping the brass stuff?
How many times do you want to do the job?

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Lol, carbs are scary, dude! I've never tackled one like this, so the less I have to take apart, the better. I don't have a new plenum gasket on hand if I buggar this one.

What diameter should the stock main jet hole be? That number on the side relate to a measurement?
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Maybe this will help. See attached. Yes the number is related. The bigger the number the bigger the hole. That is for the same length jet. Same application etc.
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Do not use aftermarket jets, they are never the size indicated, the original ones are still good if you clean them. As as already mentioned don't buy from Sabre Cycle, you will be lucky if any of the o-rings fit anyway. I think the stock main jet is 145 which is 1.45mm , the low speed jets are 35 ( .35mm).
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Do not use aftermarket jets, they are never the size indicated, the original ones are still good if you clean them. As as already mentioned don't buy from Sabre Cycle, you will be lucky if any of the o-rings fit anyway. I think the stock main jet is 145 which is 1.45mm , the low speed jets are 35 ( .35mm).
So the jets are no good and the o-rings probably don't fit. Why did I buy a kit again? 😝
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