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Does anyone take GL1500 carbs and rebuild them. I would not mind sending mine out to get done because I @#$$%^ing hate them.
 

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they are alot easier than the 1100's or 1200's. but if you don't want to mess with them, there are alot of qualified people here.

i can rebuild mine but as to someone elses? are the slides good? what year model? are you sure its not a vaccum leak?

that don't really matter but i have some off of 89 i bought from ebay that i can rebuild and send you. later years have different vaccum lines.

do you have kits or need someone to buy them?

just a few questions someone may ask you.

and so you will know, i clean mine in 3 gallons of carb cleaner, rinse them off, then i boil them on the stove.

has worked great 3 times already.



http://www.hrot.org/martino/carb/index.htm try this




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OK, here's a new one for me. Some back round first.



I just bought this 88 GL 1500. I'm not new to bikes or fixing them as I've had a new 1979 Honda 750K (which I still have in Fla), andI have a 2006 Harley Ultra Classic. I bought the Goldwing on a whim becauseI wanted to feel the difference between that and the Ultra. The Goldwing was acting kind of weird when I got it, at an idle I had to use the choke or it would stall and then it would not rev over 3000 RPM while driving, than it would run fine for awhile.I checked the fuel pump and it checked OK. I took the carb off, took it apart and put it back together. I started it and the right carb would flood over the top. So I took it apart again figuring that I did not get the needle right. Put it back together, same freaking thing. TOOK IT APART AGAIN!!! Sprayed carb cleaner down the hole that gas was spilling out from and saw that the other end was inside the float bowl and coming out of the main jet. That made no sense to me.



I ended up finding the problem. I want you all to guess what it was before I confirm it.



By the way. After riding the Goldwing for the comparison to the Harley all I have to say is HOLY CRAP!!!! the Goldwing is so far advanced it's ridiculous, and the Honda is over 20 years old.
 

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By the way. After riding the Goldwing for the comparison to the Harley all I have to say is HOLY CRAP!!!! the Goldwing is so far advanced it's ridiculous, and the Harley is over 20 years old.
You did mean to say "and the Goldwing is over 20 years old", right?

You mentioned your Harley is a 2006 Ultra Classic...
 

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AZgl1500 wrote:
longislandguy wrote:
By the way. After riding the Goldwing for the comparison to the Harley all I have to say is HOLY CRAP!!!! the Goldwing is so far advanced it's ridiculous, and the Harley is over 20 years old.
You did mean to say "and the Goldwing is over 20 years old", right?

You mentioned your Harley is a 2006 Ultra Classic...
Yes, my boo boo, I fixed it.
 

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O.K., Im gona guess because I have not seen the 1500 carb set up yet. Im guessing you attached the fuel delivery line to a vacuum port instead of the fuel intake tube???
 

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I guess only one member wanted to play. The problem ended up being that spiders made a nest insine the hose for the right carb vent so that the float bowl could not vent. Once I pushed out the old dead bugs everything worked great.
 

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The problem ended up being that spiders made a nest insine the hose for the right carb vent so that the float bowl could not vent.
That's better than mice getting into the fairing and eating the wiring. But new and very novel.
 
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Yea mice built a nest under the rubber shield of mine from the PO.
That was fun to get out.
But was lucky they didnt eat wires.
 

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longislandguy wrote:
By the way. After riding the Goldwing for the comparison to the Harley all I have to say is HOLY CRAP!!!! the Goldwing is so far advanced it's ridiculous, and the Honda is over 20 years old.
You're preaching to the choir brother! :action:
 
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