Honda GL1000 Timing Advance Unit Details

OEM Honda Timing Advance Unit Details:
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This simple device is critical to proper ignition function on Honda GL1000s!
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The Single Most Common Carburetor Problem (Clogged Pilot Jets) and How To Fix – by Ari Henning

I’m happy to share this excellent video tip created by Ari Henning of Motorcyclist Magazine. Ari is a notorious AHRMA road-racer and all-around swell guy!

This is excellent information.

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Randakk’s Jetting Advice For Vintage Honda CV Carbs

Whenever I’m asked about “jetting” issues on vintage Honda carbs – here’s my strong advice:

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Honda Float Bowl Drain Screw Placement

Honda GL1000 float bowl drain screws will be difficult to loosen for periodic maintenance if the float bowls are installed onto the wrong carbs.

There are specific left/right carb bowls plus a special bowl for carb #1 (with vacuum hose barb). The bowls will bolt up and run fine on the wrong carbs, but it will be hard to get a screwdriver blade onto the drain screws when the carbs are installed on the bike.

Carb Bowl Drain Screws

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Pod Air Filters or Aftermarket Pipes on Vintage Hondas?

I get a steady steady stream of questions about re-jetting for aftermarket pipes on the range of vintage Honda motorcycles I support.  
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Pod Filters?

General Honda GL1000 Troubleshooting Guide

You might consider this item: Randakk’s GL1000 Carb Rebuild Video

Note: You should do a valve adjust and compression test (in that order!) before doing ANY ignition or carb tuning. GL1000s will run poorly when valve lash is not set exactly to spec. Fortunately, valve lash stays “in spec” for a long time once properly set.

Compression Testing 1

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Honda GL1000 CV Carb Cap “Button” Replacements

A new offering at Pistol Pete’s Services: newly developed OE style vacuum cap buttons replacements.

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 Honda GL1000 CV Carb Cap “Button” Replacements

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Vendor Spotlight: J.R. Luksik and CBX-tras

J.R. Luksik of Clinton Township, Michigan owns CBX-tras and is a Randakk Approved Carb Rebuilder who utilizes Randakk carb components exclusively in all his work.  J.R.’s specialty: Honda CBX and DOHC4 models such as the CB1100F.

Contact J.R. Luksik athttps://www.cbxtras.com

email: cbxtras@gmail.com

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J.R. Luksik with a Few of His Hondas

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Throttle Return Spring Details

You might consider this item: Randakk’s GL1000 Carb Rebuild Video

Recently, a GL1000 owner was in my shop with an odd complaint. He reported that very heavy pressure was required at the throttle twistgrip to increase or maintain engine speed. Suspecting that the throttle cables were worn or damaged, the owner had just replaced both throttle cables, but this offered no improvement.

My test ride verified that indeed there was something amiss. This bike ran great, but after just a few miles the effort required at the throttle made my right forearm ache!

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