Saber Cycle Brings Back the GL1200 Carburetor Slide Diaphragm

Saber Cycle invested in the reproduction of the GL1200 carburetor slide diaphragm that is now IN STOCK .   This slide diaphragm was obsoleted about 3 years ago by Honda where it was identified as the vacuum piston diaphragm, OEM 16111-ML8-741.  Owners of GL1200s that need slide diaphragms replacements are getting horrible gas mileage and some GL1200s are being parked because they can’t run.

The GL1100 and GL1500 are the only Goldwing models that have accelerator pump diaphragms. Except for the fuel-injected 1985 Limited and 1986 GL1200 Special Edition, the GL1200 design incorporated a diaphragm onto the carburetor slide of each of the GL1200’s four carburetors. A pinch or tear of the diaphragm or atrophy of the diaphragm’s material will allow excess air into the carburetors, forcing owners to adjust their carbs for richer fuel.

The two carburetors of the GL1500 also incorporate the carburetor slide diaphragm that is still currently available at Honda as OEM , 16111-MY4-000, and sells for $120.00.  Saber Cycle now offers the carburetor slide diaphragm by Barracuda Bike Parts because nobody knows when Honda will decide to obsolete this critical part.

By Barracuda Bike Parts™

10 Comments to "Saber Cycle Brings Back the GL1200 Carburetor Slide Diaphragm"

  1. tim ross's Gravatar tim ross
    June 21, 2009 - 8:59 am | Permalink

    I’m very interested in your GL1200 carb slide diaphragm. I have a GL1200 which has sat for many years, so I need 4 of these. When will they be available, and wha is the price for a set of 4?


  2. Admin's Gravatar Admin
    June 22, 2009 - 9:10 am | Permalink

    We are expecting stock in by the end of this month and are setting the price at $60 each.

  3. nathan poire's Gravatar nathan poire
    July 7, 2009 - 5:03 pm | Permalink

    yes i was woundering the status on the GL1200 carb slide diaphragm as far as a for sure date thanks

  4. Lynn Petzer's Gravatar Lynn Petzer
    July 14, 2009 - 7:23 am | Permalink

    Your referring to this as the diaphragm, but the picture shows the slide. Does this include the slide too or is it just the diaphraghm part? Thanks.

  5. Lynn Petzer's Gravatar Lynn Petzer
    July 14, 2009 - 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for your reply. I’m well aware of the difference between a slide, a diaphragm and an assembly. That’s why I asked the question above. I think it’s a simple, straightforward question. Your product description is slightly ambiguous and your reply above doesn’t really answer the question. Other vendors in the marketplace have been selling replacement GL1200 diaphragm (only) sets for some time. I’m not sure what you are selling.

  6. John's Gravatar John
    July 20, 2009 - 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Thank you Saber Cycle for saving my GL1200! Was I the first sale? No glue-on diaphragms for me. How long would that last? Count on Saber Cycle to do it right.

  7. Randakk sucks's Gravatar Randakk sucks
    January 22, 2013 - 8:16 pm | Permalink

    I bought Randakk [the carb savant] goofy slide diaphragm fix a few years ago and they busted. No refund or replacement. At least Saber Cycle made them like Honda and didn’t cut corners like Randakk. I cant believe I fell for it.

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