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I have 76 GL 1000 and was told when I bought it the carbs need synced. I do not have the gauges or know how, but figured it is a common maintenance issue, however the honda shop will not touch it with a 20 foot pole and every other shop I have called tends to beleive there is a bigger issue (more money for them and I am an idiot). It revs to 4 grand or a little higher once it warms up, I can get it to drop back to 3 if I put it in gear and hold the brake. But when I take off then stop it goes back to 4. Is the sync even my problem and where in the Kokomo, Indiana area can I take it to an honest bike mechanic? I would take it to anyone that can help get me back on the road, so tired of looking at it not riding it.
 

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It sounds like a slide or cable is hung up. Synch is probably secondary.
 

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That does sound like a synch is in order. If you have recently acquired her and she wasn't running properly when driven regularly then I'd also guess a carb cleaning is in order. Randakk will have the carb kit you need and a search here will disclose several home made manometers (synch device). I wish I could recemmend a mechanic in your area. Best of Luck!



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if the carbs are out of sync the rpm's wont stay steady, mine would always fluctuate when way out of sync. vacume leak will do it too
 

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That was something I considered, although the guy I bought itoff seemed to be pretty knowledgable about wings with all the different ones he talked about having. I believe this bike was meant to be someone elses parts bike and this guy saved it and put it back on the road. The guy talked about taking it on a 40 mile ride shortly before I bought it and everything went fine but the carb syncing according to him. But I appreciate the advice and maystart in that direction.

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