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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-16-2019, 01:43 AM Thread Starter
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Carb kit GL1000

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So I just got my 77' Goldwing kinda running after its been sitting since 89. It only runs when given throttle and won't idle under 2300ish rpm and only starts on starter fluid. It sounds good and is super smooth when at 2300, but obviously thats not right. I will be adjusting the valves here shortly and I already changed the timing belt but I think the carbs need some loving.

Any kits you all recommend? The Randakk one looks good but I'm poor and I'm just trying to get the bike running and driving for as cheap as possible. Have you all had any luck with the kits on ebay?

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Don't waste your money on the cheap kits. You may not need a kit at all, take the carbs out, flip them over and remove the bowls and see how bad they look inside.

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if the parts are not Honda, it is a waste of money.
Been proven over and over...

most likely you just need to boil the carbs in vinegar,
or hopefully you have access to an Ultrasonic Cleaner.... those are terrific.
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See if you can borrow Randakk's video from someone. It's good. If you do buy a kit, work nights and get Randakk's. Well worth the money.
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I might just take them out and check the bowls then. I just added some seafoam to the tank got it to where some is sitting in the carbs and now I'm gonna leave it for a few days. Also i found out that my valves are tightened too much. It backfired through the carbs on startup without the choke pulled and starter fluid. I pulled the covers and they were all too tight. So I'll fix that and see how it runs after the valve adjustment and seafoamed carbs
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I might just take them out and check the bowls then. I just added some seafoam to the tank got it to where some is sitting in the carbs and now I'm gonna leave it for a few days. Also i found out that my valves are tightened too much. It backfired through the carbs on startup without the choke pulled and starter fluid. I pulled the covers and they were all too tight. So I'll fix that and see how it runs after the valve adjustment and seafoamed carbs
Of course the valves need to be adjusted to spec. , BUT when an engine backfires through intake it is an typical sign of running to lean due to carburator problems !
(if the valves has some clearange they shouldnt leak , but as said they should be adjusted to spec )

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So I adjusted the valves and have now found out that the carbs definitively need some loving. Randakk kit here I come!
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So I adjusted the valves and have now found out that the carbs definitively need some loving. Randakk kit here I come!
Randakks kit doesn't come with float valves. You need to go to Honda for OEM valves. They are the only ones that are dependable.

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Keihin needles can be gotten here.

http://power-barn.com/keihin-float-n...m-carburetors/

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But Randakks says to keep the original needle? Should they be swapped out?
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