This is covered in my GL1000 Carb Rebuild Video, but just in case you haven’t made that great investment…
Thankfully, the official Honda GL1000 Shop Manual is not riddled with errors like the Clymer manual, but there are two known “typos” in the Fuel System chapter of the Honda manual (at least in my copy which has a July, 1978 print date).
Honda made two mistakes in the chart printed on Page 9-2:
’75 slow air jet (idle air jet) listed as #125….should be #110
’77 secondary main fuel jet listed as #125….should be #120
Experienced wrenches sometimes forget that we operate with a set of understandings that becomes so ingrained as to become second nature. I don’t normally rely on gizmos like the K&N Air Fuel Monitor shown on my supercharged GL1000 (above). But since things happen so quickly on that bike, it’s a useful and entertaining tuning aid.
This Tech Tip is an abbreviated version of material I show in detail in the GL1000 Carb Rebuilding video. The pictures are mostly self-explanatory.
I like to do each of these tests twice: once before the rebuild begins to help me understand what I’m likely to find inside the carbs and again when the rebuild is nearing completion to check the work.
This Tech Tip is provided courtesy of Fred Reckling of Las Vegas, NV.
In my GL1000 Carb Rebuild video, I show the method I use for testing intake runners for hidden leaks. I uses rubber stoppers and a vacuum pump for this testing. My method works very well, but sometimes folks have a challenge finding the right size rubber stoppers and the hose barb needed to duplicate my rig.
This Tech Tip is provided courtesy of Howard Halasz – noted early ‘Wing Guru. Howard is a frequent contributor of technical columns and other information to GWRRA’s Wing World Magazine.
“Many times when the GL1000 air box is removed for carburetor repair or other repair, the rubber gasket becomes damaged from being rubbed or scraped against the top shelter. The following shows how to replace your damaged air box gasket.
Fuel filters are no longer included in Randakk Master Carb Kits. But, it would be a crime to redo your carbs and not take prudent measures to ensure a pure fuel supply! We recommend the OEM Honda filter as a high quality replacement unit.
We now offer the optional Randakk High Performance Fuel Filter with sizes to fit virtually any carbureted motorcycle. Details here.