I have this gl1200 that was resureected early this year after sitting outside for 3 years. I must have overlooked the carbs when I first cleaned them. I also think the eafoam doses loosened lots of vuilt up crud that ended up filtering in the carb.
I decided to pull the carbs last weekend and have a thourough cleaning . If this would have failed I would have opted for a full rebuld,
Cleaned all ports and blocked jets, se t the floats, replaced all vacuum and fuel lines , reset the pilots to factory setting and synched the carbs.
Thanks to this wonderfull site for the years of knowledge I have gained. The operation was a full success.
I cant believe the dramatic change. Just a touch of the starter button and shes purring, no more eratic idle. Due to the quick throttle response I no longer have to fear comming into slow turns.
One thing I have to get used to is sghifting again. I taught myself shifting with the rpms a bit high. Now the rpms go to idel immediatly after releasing the throttle. So every shift winds me down before surging back up to road speed.
I just redid my carbs yesterday. I was trying to adjust the idle mixture screws and found they were way out.
After removing and cleaning the carbs, what a difference! I guess I really got used to losing a little here and there for a while (2 years since I did it last). I have to be careful now, I really have to hang on! Weeeeeeee!
i was debating pulling mine tomorrow and cleaning them as i do not know when the po last did. now you have convinced me.. tomorrow it is. clean the carbs, and if napa has them, change timing belts. then i will finally have all of the unknowns covered..
this site is awesome!
with all of this garage work i'm going to have to get me an A/C for the garage! :action: