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Hi folks, I've searched far and wide and not found how to remove and clean/rebuild 1500 carbs, which surprised me; so I thought I'd start a thread unless there's another.

I do not have a service manual, but typically muddle thru these things (marine mechanic). Any advice is greatly appreciated. Like:

1) Side body panels need removal? So far it looks like I can do without.
2) I've taken pictures, just remove all linkage, vacuum, gas, etc lines.
3) Unbolt, disassemble, clean, reassemble, re-install?

Tricks, tips, watch-out-fors?

Thanks so much.
-Paul
 

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Have a look for posts under my name and you will see I went to hell and back with my carbs and vacuum lines.



Is there a reason you want to strip the carbs as they may/may not be your problem.

While you have them out have a very good look at the vacuum tubes - especially the one you won't see which is under the heat protector between and behind the inlet manifolds.

Also look at the sub air filter as that may be on it's way out. A replacement costs just a couple of dollars. If it goes you WILL have to strip your carbs.

Check the underneath of the carb/inlet manifold insulators. Mine looked good on top but were shot underneath.

Don't forget to connect the tubes under the carbs before you reseat them.

Finally, very long nose pliers will help you get the water and breather pipes back on.



Oh, have a good supply of beer but only drink it when you're not going to do any more work on the wing that day ;)
 

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this job will test your patience, and 100% correctness needed or you will need to !!play it again sam!!....when you have a big smile on your face cause your done and it don't run right.
have fun!!....P.S. ive done several 1st time..all good...and then there was the ones with the gremlins....wow!!....and yes grahame...hey thats my name too!!...you need a set of long pliers and a hose nose pliers to pull up the water pipes....and dont forget the lovely backache the next day....oh and drink dark beer to take the pain away:D...you can also drink it first to get up the nerve to tackle the job.:cool:
 

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Mine's a '96. I am sure the set up is more similar than different. But there are bound to be differences, hopefully small.



I outline my experience on my webpage:



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



I have lot's of pictures.
 

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Add these to your list of sources



GL1500 Starting problems - Carburetor Help Sources


by Steve Saunders
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500balancecarbs.htm

Graham B
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/31841.html

ThFireman
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/77649.html

bigjok
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/63042.html

by Wolfman - Senior Forum Greeter
Jim Martino
1996 GL1500 Carburetor Repair
http://www.hrot.org/martino/carb/index.htm

by Zimmerleemark
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/77675.html
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