Throttle response '79 GL1000


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Dulok
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Throttle response '79 GL1000

Postby Dulok » Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:50 pm



Ok my concern is that I noticed when I accelerate from a complete stop or just accelerating the throttle when the bike is on the center stand, it hesitates or "stutters". Any suggestions or tips as to the leading cause or what it could be and how to fix the problem?

Thank you Oscar in CA

Yes it is my first bike and new to the biker world and 24 yrs old.



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Re: Throttle response '79 GL1000

Postby Dulok » Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:52 am

Ok so for some reason I read the article in randakk's website on running the engine lean and rich. Some of the issues have definitely been stated and it looks like I could be running the engine too rich. I'm going to continue reading to see if I can solve it from there.

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Re: Throttle response '79 GL1000

Postby artgrantz » Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:29 am

Have you tried draining the carbs? It's easy to do on a 1000, everything is exposed. Over the years dirt and grit can build up in the float bowls causing problems.
There is a screw on each bowl with a tiny tube near it. Place a towel under the carb and loosen the screw to drain the bowl. You will probably see a lot of dirt come out with the fuel. Even if this does not fix your problem it is a good thing to do on an older bike.

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Re: Throttle response '79 GL1000

Postby dingdong » Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:44 am

This problem is not always the carbs. Burned and or misadjusted points can cause this problem. Timing advance mechanism sticking can also cause this problem. The timing itself being off can cause it. On my 76 I chased this same gremlin for months. When I converted to electronic ignition the problem disappeared.
Concerning the carbs you should run some Seafoam through with a tank of gas to help clean them out. Make sure the idle pilot screws are set properly. Perform a carb sync. In the end, if the previous owner hasn't rebuilt the carbs, you will probably have to do it. Good information on the Randakk site. Be sure to read all of it.


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