starting problems


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handyandy62
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Motorcycle: 1977 gl1000

starting problems

Postby handyandy62 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:00 pm



I have a 1977 GL1000. If I start it every couple of days, it starts right up. If it sits a week or longer it takes a long time for it to start, almost like it ran out of gas. Any ideas?



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dingdong
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Re: starting problems

Postby dingdong » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:47 am

The fuel in the carb bowls evaporates after sitting those few days. It takes some cranking for the fuel pump to refill them.
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Re: starting problems

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:12 am

Mine too.the best cure is a electric fuel pump and electronic ignition.


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