gl 1000 1975


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norto333
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gl 1000 1975

Postby norto333 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:01 am



Hi all I have just bought a 1975 gl 1000 the bike has only 25,000 miles on I have changed all fluids new tyres and syc the carbs the bike runs well but top speed is 80 miles an hour can anyone tell me what might be wrong the compression is 145 on all cylinders cheers ray



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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: gl 1000 1975

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:13 am

possibly needs a carb clean - will it rev freely to redline? or does it take a while to react to throttle application?

does it backfire/stumble/ leak fuel ???

last maintenance schedule ?

norto333
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Motorcycle: 1975 gl1000

Re: gl 1000 1975

Postby norto333 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 6:45 am

Thanks for the reply it takes a bit to get it to 9000 rpm number 2 has a white tip on the plug the rest are tan it also hesitate off the mark it does idle with a rev up it sometimes ha a little pop out the exhaust cheers ray


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