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Hey folks I'm having a heck of a time trying to get the carbs out of the frame. Seems like they're hanging up on the coolant pipe that's under there. Any suggestions.:baffled::baffled:
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Hey art....don't know about the 1100, but when I remove my carbs I always forget to pop the secondary air supply lines loose. That makes it seem like the carbs are hanging up on something. Either way, it's still a tight fit.

Just a thought.
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Artmann: Remove the intakes from the right side and they will pop right out.
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thats after you remove the carb vacum tops from 1 &3 carbs. dont get them mixed up , mark them .
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It is a tight fit.. all of the above suggestions were of help, but it still is like a chinese puzzle.. Not all of them come outas easy as others.. I finally had to loosen the metal fairing pieces on the lower left (2/4) side (to push forward).. and loosened the gas tank mounts and slide the tank back by 1/8".. that finally did it.. don't know why mine was so tight. but I have heard it before.. SDB/Jim
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I have to do all of the above (though not what Sandiegobrass had to do) and remove the engine guard on the left side. It does get easier with practise. All the same if you're going to give them a cleanup I suggest you double and triple check everything before reinstalling them. Close enough is NOT good enough, don't ask me how I know.
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k1w1t1m wrote:
Close enough is NOT good enough, don't ask me how I know.
LOL....amen....put mine in once and forgot to connect the choke cable. Too tight a fit to reconnect with the carbs in place. Had to disconnect everything again and slide them out enough to have room to reconnect it.

LOL....that's how I know!
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Xtracho wrote:
k1w1t1m wrote:
Close enough is NOT good enough, don't ask me how I know.
LOL....amen....put mine in once and forgot to connect the choke cable. Too tight a fit to reconnect with the carbs in place. Had to disconnect everything again and slide them out enough to have room to reconnect it.

LOL....that's how I know!
BEEN THERE DONE THAT!!!:dude::dude::dude:
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Yep fellas I was just getting ready to pull out the BFH and take a few swings but I decided to walk away and start fresh this evening. I do have the manifolds and tops off of 1 and 3. I guess I'll remove the left side lower fairing and get myself a little more room to move. Thanks for all the replies.
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I had a heck of a time with putting mine back in until i noticed and had the cables routed funny. No problems coming out thou, good luck.
I second the double and triple check carbs are right before installing them. If not you will be a master at R&R.:)
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I also take off the plastic lower fairings both sides.

If you have the tops and slides off, and manifolds off #1 and #3 the rack should move around enough to disconnect the throttle cables...you might need two wrenches for this, I do. Have you disconnected the gas line and the vacuum line from #3? Don't forget to loosen the throttle cables. The adjuster is near where the aircleaner was alongside the frame.



Even the plug wires have to be in the right place for the rack to be convinced to come out.
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Yep everything is off, cables etc.I think the fairing removal will do the trick.
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Oh MY I just did this Carb removal..
Not bad after I had the above guys
say all the same things a couple weeks
ago.. I am still waiting for some float needle
valves but now I am hearing that the after markets
will not work right. I will be getting these in
the mail soon. maybe I will stick with the old
ones maybe?
Guys let me know if you have ordered or tried these
before.
http://www.carbkitscapital.com/carb_kit_list_model.php?make=Honda&model=GL1100

Wish I would have read here first *sigh*

Jeff
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OEM was $48.00 EACH so that is why I ordered these above.
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Try these guys for carb parts. They have factory original Kehein (sp) parts. http://www.motorcyclecarbs.com/index.cfm
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Here is another place to check for carb rebuild kits and other related info .



Honda GL1000 Restoration Specialist - Randakk's Cycle Shakk
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Heres where I bought my carb stuff:
https://www.partsnmore.com/cat_index.php?model=gl1000-1100&category=carb
They worked good for me. Of course I didn't triple check the float heights, had to remove again. MUCH easier to just do it ALL the RIGHT way the FIRST time. Good luck!
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Yeah Randaak seems to think ya just re-use the originals.
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artmann wrote:
Yeah Randaak seems to think ya just re-use the originals.
This will work provided the seats & screens are in good condition.
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If you re-use tho old valves clean the rubber tips with brake cleaner. It will remove any hard coating on the surface and leave them soft so they will seal better.
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