How do you adjust the float on a carburetor bowl?
Turn the carburetor upside down so that you are looking at the float from the bottom. With the float seated flat against the needle valve, use your fuel level gauge and measure from the bottom of the float to the mating edge or bottom of the existing reservoir bowl with the bottom off.
What should the idle speed be on a GL1000?
The correct idle speed is about 950-1000 RPMs (measured with a real tach…not the one on the bike). Some bikes perform better with curb idle of 1050 RPMs or so.
What do you need to know about the GL1000 ignition?
This includes coils, plug wires, plug caps, spark plugs, ballast resistor, breaker points, condenser, ignition advance mechanism, ignition switch, kill switch, main fuse, battery, and all associated wiring harness components. Ignition performance and timing is critical on GL1000s! Ignition problems often mimic carb problems to an untrained ear.
How to inspect and adjust float level on a carburetor?
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Can a GL1000 be pulled out of the cap?
This should be a secure, screwed – in connection…you shouldn’t be able to easily pull it out of the cap. Problem with wiring from coils to points.
Where are the fuel nozzles located on a Honda GL1000?
Usually can be removed with a small pick, cleaned and reused If they need replacement, they are only available from Honda as part of the float valve needle and seat assembly. c. Main Nozzles / Secondary Nozzles. These perforated brass emulsion tubes are located beneath the primary and secondary main fuel jets.
What happens to the gasket on a Honda GL1000?
Oddly, one of the functions of the fuel bowl gasket is to help form a “channel” from the idle mixture adjustment port to the idle mixture nozzle. When the fuel bowl gasket gets tired, split, torn, overly compressed, etc. this “channel” can get compromised and idle performance deteriorates.
Why is my GL1000 not running so well?
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. Note: Valve timing on a GL1000 is critical. Verify that your cambelts are installed correctly.
Where is the puck on a Honda GL1000?
Circular aluminum “puck.” This is about the size of a large aspirin tablet and is located beneath the bowl gasket in the main carb body. It’s necessary to cover the access point used in the manufacturing process to create by-pass transfer ports for the idle circuit. It’s mandatory that you remove these to clean the hidden passages.