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I purchased a 1976 gl1000 that had sat a while i opened the bowl screw and there is no fuel in them how do i get the bowls to refill? I know dumb question but im stumped.
 

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Hi Whitehog69 and welcome to the forum. The simple answer is to crank the engine over and the fuel pump will refill the bowls in a few seconds. If this doesn't work, it can be done manually by pulling the fuel line off the output of the pump and by using a large syringe or some other method, pour the fuel in through that line to refill the bowls.
 

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thanks for the info jack i will try filling them through the outlet hose. I can get it started but wont stay running long maybe a minute or two. Hopefully filling them will do the trick
 

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There are a number of things that can cause the symptoms you are describing. If the carb bowls are always empty after your test, then working backward, the fuel pump, fuel filter, pet ****, fuel pick up tube.
 

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I'd check your fuel filter, Seems alot of these tanks get rusty on the inside after sitting a few years, expecially if they weren't propperly stored.
 
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