1977 GL 1000


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Micslopez62
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1977 GL 1000

Postby Micslopez62 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 12:51 am



Just got a 77 gl1000, runs great but after going about 15 miles when I come to a stop it dies. Will not start unless i let it sit for a while. Have repalced plugs fuel filter. Any ideas.



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Re: 1977 GL 1000

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Feb 21, 2014 4:55 pm

My bet is an electrical issue, something is getting hot and opening up in the starting circuit. So does it crank when hot and just not start? I would suggest you check the spark when hot during cranking and see if it sparks.

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Re: 1977 GL 1000

Postby Micslopez62 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:25 pm

It does turn over. It almost sounds like its not getting fuel. I just changed the fuel filter and have ran some carburetor cleaner the last two tanks. Had just driven it abkut 15 miles and stopped at my brothers house for a while. It started right up but first stop I got it shut off and could not get it to run anymore.

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Re: 1977 GL 1000

Postby portugeezer » Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:48 pm

I had an old Kawasaki once that did that. Someone told me it could be a cracked coil. I looked at the coil didn't see a crack. Put the coil from my parts bike on and that cured it.

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Re: 1977 GL 1000

Postby Micslopez62 » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:06 pm

Ok will try that. Thanks

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Re: 1977 GL 1000

Postby Fred Camper » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:38 pm

If the coils are 37 years old then either they are bad or will be tomorrow. Replacing my coils with Dynatek and running electonic ignition (Dyna also) and new ignition wires was expensive but well worth it.

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Re: 1977 GL 1000

Postby Micslopez62 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 5:35 pm

So now I have a new problem. Bike is getting hot. Replaced thermostat, still having same problem. Any other ideas. Thought it might be the guage cause fan wont come on. Check fan and it is good. Fan turns on if im parked for a while. Not sure what my problem is or what to check next.

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Re: 1977 GL 1000

Postby Fred Camper » Sat Mar 01, 2014 11:10 pm

The wrong voltage from the seven volt regulator can do that. Are you sure it is really hot? The fan is a good indicator if it is working and you seem to know it is. So I bet this is electrical. The seven volt regulator are common to fail at 30 years. This site sells a nice replacement.

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Re: 1977 GL 1000

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:07 am

Micslopez62 wrote:It does turn over. It almost sounds like its not getting fuel. I just changed the fuel filter and have ran some carburetor cleaner the last two tanks. Had just driven it abkut 15 miles and stopped at my brothers house for a while. It started right up but first stop I got it shut off and could not get it to run anymore.


Next time it does this, try opening the fuel filler cap. The vent might be blocked. You wouldn't be the first to have that problem!


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