January 2018’s Featured Products

Happy New Year, Goldwing lovers!

Looking back on 2017,  you probably put a healthy number of miles on your Honda. You know this is right up the Randakk’s alley when we say that you may be due for a carb cleaning/rebuild.

  • Is your motorcycle hard to start?
  • Is it running a bit off-kilter?
  • When you dial the throttle, are you getting the desired performance?
  • Do you ride with the choke on? (this means you have a clogged pilot jet)
  • Sluggish acceleration?
  • Bad fuel economy?

These are all signs that your bike is in need of some carburetor love. In most scenarios, there’s only really one way to see if your carbs are due for a complete rebuild: pull them off the bike and take a look inside. And since you have them off and dissembled, you might as well do your future self a favor and rebuild them now.

January’s Featured Products are dedicated to those precious carburetors, everything from the all-inclusive Randakk’s Carb Rebuild Kits to the e-clips.

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Air Jet Mix-Up Problem

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

Note dated 11/17/2008: The folks at Clymer’s are apparently not listening. Roger Gerson and Jim Morrison recently reported that their copies of Clymer’s GL1000 Manual (Fifth edition, 23rd printing – July, 2004) still perpetuate this mistake. It’s safe to assume that all versions up to this point have this error!

I mainly use the official Honda Workshop manual as my technical reference “Bible.” I occasionally look at Clymer’s or Haynes for cross-reference. Recently, I was reminded of a serious, long-standing problem with most (all?) Clymer GL1000 workshop manuals. This “typo” can cause serious distress if you rely on the misinformation when rebuilding your carbs.

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