I just finished a Single Carb Conversion, on my 83' GL1100
I want to start off by saying that this was a collaborative effort,
I did not do this Alone.
My Bike, is not the only Bike, that is Running Great Now, with this Exact or very Similar Single Carb Conversion setup.
This Single carb. Setup, is a Forumla for success, out of the box success, with the 32DFT 2-barrel Progressive Carb. No Jetting at all, all i did was, remove the Elec. auto choke (It is Not needed) start the engine, and set the Idle to 1000 rpm, Then inspect for leaks, air up the tires and Go for a Ride.
I am Not Selling Anything,
I want to provide to everyone, the Best running Carb.'d Intake system available for the 4cyl. Goldwing.
Bold statement, i know,
Read through My documentation here of all the efforts Involved, to get to this Point By all that have contributed to achieve this Goal.
Thanks go to The following people that made this all Possible;
in no particular order,Joe Known as JoeDrum He is running this Single Carb. System Currently
on the ClassicGoldWing forum http://www.classicgoldwings.com/foru...php?f=9&t=6619Dan Filipi
Also Classic Goldwing Forum He is building this Single Carb. System Currently
As well as Others on that siteCaptain MidNight
, He is on every Site He is running this Single Carb. System CurrentlyRobbnc
, He is on Steve Saunders Goldwing site, He is running this Single Carb. System Currently& Me
I am on all Goldwing forums pretty much. I am running this Single Carb. System Currently
My Bike runs Flawless, no Hesitation or Bogging at all at any time while riding.
The others listed above, are having the same great results, that i am having.
It is what Honda should have provided.
The carb i used was a Weber 32DFT 2-Barrel Progressive.
They reason why i think this works SOOOO! Well is!!
Let me start off by saying I have re-built several Oem carb racks, using the Randaak kit, polishing the slides so that they are free to move, I did not realize how slow reacting the CV carbs are, until i switched to a single carb the Right size, that is perfectly jetted right out of the box.
All while providing a performance increase.
While my Bike ran good with the stock OEM 4 carb rack,
I still got the for me Big Problem of Forgetting to turn off the Fuel tank, Fuel Cut off valve, and the fuel leaks out all over the top of the engine and on the ground Not to mention the engine is Now Hydro Locked, what a pain in the A$$$$.
And if you are out away from home when it happens,
Last time it happened, that was it.
I will NOT be returning to my Stock rebuilt OEM 4carbs anchor
1. The Carb I used, Is setup and is Ready to bolt on, right out of the Box, it is Ready to Go all perfectly Jetted from the factory, only thing i had to do was adjust the Idle.
It idles at 1000 rpm, i could idle it lower, but i dont recommend it, as you need a certain amount of oil pressure at idle, for proper lubrication of bearings.
The big problem with using say a 32/36DGV is Too much fuel on progression, and venturi choke's are too BIG on the 32/36DGV, to be completely and Totally smooth, and linear in operation. You open the Secondary barrel, Then You Get BOGGGGG!! Hesitation, then Go!,
I am not saying that the 32/36DGV cannot be done.
But!!! It wont be a Right out of the box bolt it on and go down the the road conversion
With the 32DFT it is a very Smooth transition from Primary to secondary Barrel, throttle Transition is Very linear,
Very SMOOTH!, So SMOOTH!! in every part of the Throttle
No Hesitation At All.
No Bogging, Any where in the throttle,
It Just Goes!!!
I think in part the reason why the 32DFT Runs so GREAT!!
Is the small chokes in the venturi's they are, 22mm ea that is small for a 32mm ea venturi, and speeds the air fuel charge through very fast.
This Carb is already Jetted to our 4cyl. Goldwing engines, and are ready to go, right out of the box.
Physically this carb. is smaller than the 32/36DGV, and Squirts much less fuel into the engine, for this is another reason it runs so well.
i will post some pictures