Running out of ideas 77 GL1000


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Running out of ideas 77 GL1000

Postby Reedcutter » Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:17 pm



Well , I'm stumped! Getting clouds of blue grey smoke on start up. Taking ages to clear. I it's running lumpy and uneven as hell. The bikes been standing for a few months on my drive with a cover on. Would it now be the carbs that I should be looking at? I set the screws on each to two turns out like I have read someplace. But it will start from cold but once warm it won't even fire. Replaced so far; coils for 3 ohm dynas, breakers for dyna s, manifold o rings, ht leads and caps for dyna leads with non resistor caps. I've checked timing,(static) all good, I've checked valves all good. The carbs were balanced last August when running . Would a bad battery cause all this or am I dreaming? Any suggestions would be great . Thanks in advance.

Kev



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Re: Running out of ideas 77 GL1000

Postby redial » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:42 pm

If it was left on the side stand for a couple of months, perhaps the oil has drained down onto that side. The reason why it could be running lumpy is because it has a little too much oil mixed in. Take it for a long drive, and try some fresh fuel.
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Re: Running out of ideas 77 GL1000

Postby Reedcutter » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:18 am

Thanks il try that today and see if it helps.

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Re: Running out of ideas 77 GL1000

Postby honda1982 » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:33 am

blue smoke = oil, black smoke=fuel, white smoke = water

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Re: Running out of ideas 77 GL1000

Postby Reedcutter » Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:40 am

Definitely not oil. It's dead on the mark and has been everytime I've started it. It is a rich fuel smoke. But I'm going to pull carbs and clean as not done it yet.really don't think it's ever been done. Thanks for info.

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Re: Running out of ideas 77 GL1000

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:31 pm

The dyna 3 needs good voltage, so be sure it is getting at least 12V at idle. But I tend to agree your carbs may be the issue.

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Re: Running out of ideas 77 GL1000

Postby Reedcutter » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:22 am

Great thanks il check that after work and see how it's charging.




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