Order of tune up ?


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Reedcutter
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Order of tune up ?

Post by Reedcutter » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:34 am



Hi guys

Could someone please suggest what order I should tune my gl1000 ?
Ie: ignition timing, valves, carb sync, anything else I've missed. Don't know if I do it in wrong order if il throw something else out. Thanks



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Re: Order of tune up ?

Post by dingdong » Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:32 am

You should do the valves first simply because once set nothing else you do will change the setting. Then the ignition and the carbs should be last. The carbs can't be tuned properly unless everything else is in order.
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Re: Order of tune up ?

Post by Reedcutter » Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:01 am

Thanks DingDong .
That makes perfect sense. Il crack on with that tomorrow after work then.

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Bike not firing.

Post by russellfreeman » Tue May 15, 2018 12:35 pm

Have a 78 Gl1000 did rebuild and now it won't fire. It Will turn but no pop plugs have spark and it has compression but it will not fire. Please help me out thank you.

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Re: Order of tune up ?

Post by ekvh » Tue May 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Check firing order from coils? Easy to get wires wrong if they were apart. Right coil fires cylinders 1+2, left fires 3+4. Firing order is 1-3-2-4. Could also check colors at points/condenser connections if they have them.

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Re: Order of tune up ?

Post by russellfreeman » Tue May 15, 2018 7:02 pm

Coils are right still confused thanks did check again

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Re: Order of tune up ?

Post by ekvh » Tue May 15, 2018 8:07 pm

Check belt pulley timing marks? Both pulleys’ “up” marks up at T1 and outside marks lined up?

Check that, then valve adjust. Done a valvecadjust before? Remember there are two T1 marks. First T1 when intake valve on number 1 just closes and on the mark, second T1 360 degrees crank rotation later which is 180 degrees can rotation later.



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