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That'll Fix It!!!

Post by cbach1981 » Wed May 12, 2010 8:36 pm

There is something to be said for finally getting fed up with repairs. I have an 83 GL1100 Interstate that has been having a hesitation issue since I bought it last year. Have cleaned and greased all connections, new wires, caps, and plugs. Cleaned carbs, replaced air cut valves, resync'd (4 times). Adjusted valve clearances and damn near anything else I could think of. Still had a problem.

So the other day I had finally had enough of the lack of power and sputtering. I stopped at a sign, and when I got ready to go, I just held on and opened the throttle to full. The bike surged forward and when it hit about 7000 rpm's, the engine cut out. Then there was a loud bang as it backfired once. Next thing I know, I'm hanging on for dear life! Something worked it's way out of the system, cause it runs like new with much better power and response on the throttle.

Guess sometimes you just gotta get mad enough to make it know who's boss! LOL!!!!!

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Re: That'll Fix It!!!

Post by Five » Wed May 12, 2010 9:19 pm

And I thought I was the only one... :lol:
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Re: That'll Fix It!!!

Post by WingAdmin » Wed May 12, 2010 9:45 pm

I'm sitting here trying to come up with a valid explanation...carbon in a valve seat? Clogged carb jet?

Perhaps it just got scared and decided to start behaving itself lest you start redlining it at every green light. :)

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