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I may have some 1980 carbs to mess with (see earlier post on getting some 1980 air shocks - same parts bike). How much work (hours) would you say removing/rebuilding/installing the carbs will take for someone who has not attempted this previously? Again, I may have the advantage of working on a set of carbs off of the bike and then removing the carbs on the bike, replacing with other.

My experience is mostly in car mechanics but I have also got to work installing a new water pump in the same '79, so I am not averse to trying something new.
 

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:clapper:My friend and I just finished the rebuild on my GL1100 Aspencade. Time wise, give it a day to 2 days to go through the carbs. Purchase the kits from Honda and buy the 4 diaphragms as well. You'll need a can of Carb Dip as well as some carb and brake clean.

I would also suggest you get a flat plastic tray with dividers in it to keep parts separated. Also purchase agood manual, then photocopy the pages and enlarge them. It's A lot easier than trying to use the book.

Pulling the carbs out is a tight fit. You have to take the tworight pots off and then pull out through the left side. It may look likethey won't come out but they will. You may want someone else to help you.

We did not separate the carbs from the manifold and we were able to do a good job. As I said, my friend did most of the work while I polished parts, but he just didone carb at a time and just matched part to part. Read the book several times to make sureyou understandwhat you need to do.

Last, you will need to snyc the carbs. You'll need a sync tool.

Best of luck.

Jerry
 

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Most important point is that everything in a carb is low torque, easy to strip threads and break castings with too much force. If it wont go, dont force it. You might find a digital camera useful. For a beginner, I would not bother unless replacing the floats, age does bad things to them and makes the carbs hard to tune (or impossible).
 

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Removal isn't too hard. The air box screws can lose their heads and the choke cable is awkward, but all going well you can remove them in just over an hour. For the whole job you might want to allow a weekend.
Be careful when using compressed air to blow out the carbs, I cracked the float bowl on a CB250 once with a compressor and air line. The pressure was set too high and I got trigger happy. The sound of cracking carb made my heart sink in dread.
 

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... and you best listen to Randy, just look at his AVITAR!!!!!!!!
Ran, is that you with the stick, or are you the receiver?:waving:
 
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