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hi all,

just started rebuilding my 81 gl500 carbs using Larry's book.

going quite well, however i ran into something puzzling.



now these carbs ran great for the first year and a half that i had the bike. i then had the sad experience of finding a mouse nest in the airbox.. and the carb problems started.



anyway here is the strange part.

larry's book says 2 of the jets should be 115's



mine are clearly marked 112's



is this a problem?

why would someone have changed these? (to fix another problem perhaps?)



just wondering if i should put the 112s back in after cleaning, or should i get some 115s instead?



thanks for any input.
 

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It depends on the year, hopefully Larry will chime in here at some point, but I remember certain years and models had 112's, while my 81 CX custom has the 115's...
 

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Your OK. All the GL500's came with 78/112 jets just like the 78-79 Std. and Deluxe CX500's did.
 

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awesome thanks for the info...

the rebuild is going well. for the most part these seem to be pretty clean... some debris but not really any major corrosion or buildup so far.



one other strange thing i ran into is that under the idle screw and spring i only found a rather flat black o-ring/gasket, no metal washer. the books is that a concern?



again thanks very much for any input.

many blessings!
 

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awesome thanks for the info...

the rebuild is going well. for the most part these seem to be pretty clean... some debris but not really any major corrosion or buildup so far.



one other strange thing i ran into is that under the idle screw and spring i only found a rather flat black o-ring/gasket, no metal washer. the books is that a concern?



again thanks very much for any input.

many blessings!


Yes.It prevents damage to the small o-ring and they can get squashed into the Idle mixture hole causing no end of problems.You may find one on small PC computer type screws but if not hobby model shops may have them.
 
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