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Hi all,

My bike is in the shop this week (I just could NOT find the problem). :( Anyway, the air cut off valves I bought arrived yesterday, and I'm wondering if replacing them is hard. If it is, I'll have the shop do it, if not, I'll do it. Basically, do I have to remove the carbs from the bike? Do I have to remove a whole bunch of stuff that'll be complicated to replace?

I love working on my 'Wing, so if it's not too hard on the four carb setup, let me know!

Jack
 

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Hi Jack,

I have a gl1000 and I think that I read that there is only one air-cut-off valve on the 1100s as well. Mine was easy to replace using a couple of different philips screwdrivers. It is located (if there is only one valve) on the upper right side of the air box. You can get at it by removing the aircleaner box and going at it from the top inside the false tank.

There is a spring, the valve, and a couple of o-rings to change out. I have read that other people have had troubles changing it, but I don't see why... I overhauled my carbs, and after the carbs were in position, maybe with the intakes turn 90 degrees or so, I screwed the new air-cut-off valve into place.

It is easy! Go for it! Jim
 

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I thought the GL1100 had one per carb - is that not correct?

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Thanks for the article. Now, does anyone have experience replacing them on the 83 GL1100 or similar bike?

Thanks!

Jaci
 

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The gl1100 has one per carb. I've had my carbs out for other reasons in the past and I have to say it didn't look easyto replace the valves with the carbs in place. I could just abut see mine with the filter box removed. The carbs themselves are not too hard to take out, only tough part for me was disconecting the choke cable.
 

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Any others with experience?

With my bike in the shop right now, I don't have it too play withand take out the filter box,etc., and it's KILLING me! :) I really do love working on it...can't count the number of 3 a.m. sessions on doing things like rebuilding the brake calipers. Oh, that reminds me, I took lots of pics and could easily do a write up...is there a place for that sort of thing here?

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jimchristiansen, be very careful when you copy and paste other people's copyrighted material. I know the fellow that wrote that article and all that he asks is that whoever uses it always places the author's name (attribution) on the article. I have learned to just use a link to the page of interest to protect myself from a copyright lawsuit.

If you got the article froma differentsource I apologize in advance.

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When I first got my '83 GW, I took apart the carbs to rbuild them and discovered there were no air cutoff valves at all. None at all. I never did get that set of carbs to behave right, and now I am running a single Holley CI kit.

How it ran decent with no cutoff valves is beyond me, but it did for a time.

Raymond
 
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