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The carb linkage on my barn queen is frozen. I took the carbs off the bike in hopes of getting things freed up.

I found some PB Blaster at MPE. But man, did I screw up.


I removed the intake tubes and did a "feel around". The inner butterflies were moving pretty smoothly on all carbs. The outer butterflies were "frozen".

I sprayed the PB all around the outer butterflies and let it set for a couple hours. When I returned, the PB had drained past the butterflies. However, they were still frozen!!


This is where it gets bubba....


I thought that if I just "tapped" them a little, with the soft end of a very, very small screwdriver, I could help them to move. W-R-O-N-G

Now, not only do I have 4 carbs with outboard butterflies that still don't move, I also have 4 "BENT!!!" butterflies.


So, it looks like major surgery is in order. I need to order 4 carb rebuild kits (wife will like that - NOT), and find good instructions.

I have a Clymer's manual. Do you think that is good enough? I have yet to find any step-by-step instructions for a GL1100, only for the GL1000.

Do you think that I can flatten the butterflies back when the carbs are torn apart?
If not, anybody got some extras laying around ?
 

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Sounds like a winner:gunhead:

I haven't seen any rebuild kits that include the butterflies but it doesn't mean there aren't any. Randakk http://www.randakks.com and Sirius http://www.siriusconinc.com might be able to help get you back on the road again.

Good luck,

-Joe-
 

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Surely you can flatten them. If they were soft enough to bend that easy, they outta be soft enough to go back!:goofygrin:Maybe...hopefully...

Good luck with it.There are plenty of guys on here that can give 1100 advice. Let us know how it's going.
 

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I am afraid that if I try to re-flatten them, they will lose their "round". Not much, but the tolerances are so tight...
 

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flatten gently.



Better to take some extra time.



Also, ya gotta ask yourself,, now. if the guy at the factory was puttin this together - would he flatten them and install?,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, probably!



Go easy, you'll be fine.

I had a week like that one afternoon!
 

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If I can't find any donors, I will be forced to do that. As you can tell from the original post, I can be a bit of a "bull in a china shop". Maybe that's why I had no interest in a career in explosives.
 

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I dunno,,,

I learn a heck of a lot more from my screw-ups than my successes





I oughta be pretty smart by now,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

well, I are!!!!! but sometimes I gotta wonder about myself.



Check ebay - there is a section on Parts Bikes - sometimes you can buy a whole bike locally for what you would willinly pay for the parts you seek.
 

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actually, I am keeping my eyes out for a full carb setup for the GL1100. Use for parts that I lose or break :gunhead:
 

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I have a spare set of carbs off an '81 that I probably need to get rid of. And I may be getting a parts bike soon, so there may be another set (maybe, if someone doesn't outbid me).

PM me.
 
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