Problems with Aftermarket Float Valves

I get lots of emails like this one: 

“I purchased four “Napco Carb rebuild Kits” in addition to some parts from you like plenum seals, etc. I probably should have purchased your Master Kit. Anyway, 2 of the Napco float valves would not seat properly resulting in a lot of frustrating problems. With your recommendation, I cleaned and put the original Honda float valves back into the carbs. Problem Solved. Thanks!”Lee Korb – Raleigh, NC

Aftermarket Float Valve

Failed Aftermarket Float Valve

Photo courtesy Mike Nixon. All Rights Reserved 

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“Performance” Ignition / Carb Combination for ’78-’79 Honda GL1000 engines

I get lots of questions on this topic….

Honda GL1000 Ignition Advancer

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GL1000 Muffler Replacement Options

Need a replacement muffler for your Honda GL1000?  Then you probably know already that this can be a vexing proposition!

GL1000 muffler

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Engine Rebuilding for GoldWings?

Unfortunately the economics of engine rebuilding are very poor on these engines.  Here’s some advice if you think you need a rebuild.

GL1000-Engine

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GL1000 Valve Stem Seal Replacement

Since a few folks like to carp and quibble about the words and advice I offer in my Tech Tips so much, here’s a new format just for them …no words – just a very revealing photo!

Tech Tip Photo

I know what I’m doing here, but you’ll have to surmise the what/how/why details for yourself. 🙂

GL1000 Motorcycle Gallery

’75 GL 1000 show bike “Marilyn”

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