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hey guys, just trying to get instructions or pictures of how to remove the carb bowl. I think I have a stuck float... Im not sure where to start to remove the bowl though. Do the carbs have to be taken off or can they still be on the bike? Which screws do I remove? Any pictures would be great, thanks... Im in my garage now trying to figure this out...
 

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hey guys, just trying to get instructions or pictures of how to remove the carb bowl. I think I have a stuck float... Im not sure where to start to remove the bowl though. Do the carbs have to be taken off or can they still be on the bike? Which screws do I remove? Any pictures would be great, thanks... Im in my garage now trying to figure this out...


Judging from your previous posts, the carbs need to be taken off the bike. After you take them off you can then remove the float bowls and start breaking them down to see what problems you might have. Once that is done you should by now have a decent parts list so you should order your new parts. While you wait for them to arrive clean the shit out of the carbs and get them ready to reinstall.



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EDIT: You could always send them off to Larry and he will do it for you. For a price!
 

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Judging from your previous posts, the carbs need to be taken off the bike. After you take them off you can then remove the float bowls and start breaking them down to see what problems you might have. Once that is done you should by now have a decent parts list so you should order your new parts. While you wait for them to arrive clean the shit out of the carbs and get them ready to reinstall.



To remove the carbs: http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=545



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140

http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=32



EDIT: You could always send them off to Larry and he will do it for you. For a price!


thanks! Yea I am going to clean the carbs completely.... Ive been reading some other posts also, and I just wanna see if there is any junk in the bowl. I know there is a screw you remove to drain it?? I am just not sure where that screw is, if anybody has a picture that would be good.
 

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If you are talking about the float bowl drain screw it is usually a flat head screw coming out of the left side of the carb near the bottom of the float bowl. I'm posting from my phone right now so I can't post a pic. Gimme a minute I'll find one.
 

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thanks so much! vie been reading and i think my float needle (?) is stuck, and that is whats causing my fuel to overflow from my right carb. I heard to drain the fuel from the bowl, then tap the side of the bowl with a screwdriver, and it should reposition the needle.... does this sound correct?



Im just trying all solutions before I have to remove the carbs and open everything up and clean them. I don't feel 100% comfortable doing it without a detailed guide or pictures, but I will if I have to. The guy I just bought it from has a bunch of bikes and regularly works on them, and he said that he just cleaned the entire carb and jets. I don't know how detailed he got, but Im hoping that just the needle is stuck. I just made an inline fuel filter, and Im de-rusting the inside of my tank right now. I hope this solves the problem.
 

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It has worked in the past, but I think in your case you should pull and clean them properly anyways.
 

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thanks so much! vie been reading and i think my float needle (?) is stuck, and that is whats causing my fuel to overflow from my right carb. I heard to drain the fuel from the bowl, then tap the side of the bowl with a screwdriver, and it should reposition the needle.... does this sound correct?



Im just trying all solutions before I have to remove the carbs and open everything up and clean them. I don't feel 100% comfortable doing it without a detailed guide or pictures, but I will if I have to. The guy I just bought it from has a bunch of bikes and regularly works on them, and he said that he just cleaned the entire carb and jets. I don't know how detailed he got, but Im hoping that just the needle is stuck. I just made an inline fuel filter, and Im de-rusting the inside of my tank right now. I hope this solves the problem.


The needle could be stuck, but as Abes said, the carbs need to come off the bike. If you need a detailed guide buy Larry's book.



The carbs MUST be pulled if you want that bike to ever run right. Even worse than a stuck float needle is a cracked overflow tube. Do yourself a favor and pull those bitches off it's not hard. I pull mine 2,3,4,5 times a day sometimes.
 

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The needle could be stuck, but as Abes said, the carbs need to come off the bike. If you need a detailed guide buy Larry's book.



The carbs MUST be pulled if you want that bike to ever run right. Even worse than a stuck float needle is a cracked overflow tube. Do yourself a favor and pull those bitches off it's not hard. I pull mine 2,3,4,5 times a day sometimes.






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hey guys, just trying to get instructions or pictures of how to remove the carb bowl. I think I have a stuck float... Im not sure where to start to remove the bowl though. Do the carbs have to be taken off or can they still be on the bike? Which screws do I remove? Any pictures would be great, thanks... Im in my garage now trying to figure this out...
It is possible to remove the float bowls without removing the carbs, if the previous owner was smart enough to install allen screws on the bowls. I had one of mine off several time last month because they are secured with allen screws, which you can remove without removing the carbs. Each bowl is secured with three screws along the bottom rim of the bowl. There are two toward the back of the bike and one toward the front.
 

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Judging from your previous posts, the carbs need to be taken off the bike. After you take them off you can then remove the float bowls and start breaking them down to see what problems you might have. Once that is done you should by now have a decent parts list so you should order your new parts. While you wait for them to arrive clean the shit out of the carbs and get them ready to reinstall.



To remove the carbs: http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=545



http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=140

http://globalcxglvtwins.hostingdelivered.com/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=32



EDIT: You could always send them off to Larry and he will do it for you. For a price!


how do I contact larry?
 

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If you plan on owning one of these bikes for any amount of time, then you might as well have a crack at the carbs yourself. There are so many helpful references on this forum alone and you stand to gain a much better understanding and more confidence where the machine is concerned. Do yourself a favor and give it a try and if you hit a wall, you can always pass the carbs off to an expert like Larry.
 

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If you plan on owning one of these bikes for any amount of time, then you might as well have a crack at the carbs yourself. There are so many helpful references on this forum alone and you stand to gain a much better understanding and more confidence where the machine is concerned. Do yourself a favor and give it a try and if you hit a wall, you can always pass the carbs off to an expert like Larry.




Woo Hoo!!!! thanks so much guys for all the help! Got the bike running great! I finally got the courage to pull the carbs and clean them.... and it took all day, but I did it. Im sure I missed a few steps, but the bike runs absolutely great, and I test rode it for about 20 miles, and opened it up to clean all that crap thats been sitting forever out. Ok, so I cleaned the carbs, put an in-line fuel filter in, changed the main fuse, and de-rusted the inside of the tank. Now I need to change the il, and Im gonna do that in a bit tonight, but I have another quikc question. I went to the motorcycle shop, and got an oil filter, they gave me the Hiflo HF111. It says it replaces the Honda 154A1-413-000 and a few other honda part numbers, but not the one I found for the gl500 on the forums. I asked the guy at the store if he was sure, and he said he was. So I got it... but I just want to make sure its the right filter. Does anyone know if this filter works?
 
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