76 gl 1000 idle

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76 gl 1000 idle

Postby reneewynn » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:56 am

rebuilt carbs , bike runs great but has a rough idle. any suggestions?

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Re: 76 gl 1000 idle

Postby virgilmobile » Sun Jul 03, 2011 7:44 pm

Assuming the carbs have EXACTLY the same amount of fuel in each bowl AND have been synced to within 1/2 " of each other at 1000 rpm.The other thing to look at is the timing.If it has points,they are a bit finicky,but usable.And the mechanical advance mechanism MUST be in perfect working order.

I modified my 1000 with a electric fuel pump and electronic ignition. That (with a carb sync)restored it to a very dependable daily runner.

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Re: 76 gl 1000 idle

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:02 am

Well, you did not give us much to go on. Did you use Randakk's carb rebuilding video, as this is a very meticulous job. Where and how did you set the idle mixture?

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Re: 76 gl 1000 idle

Postby Rdbooker » Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:00 pm

I had the same problem. I found that the new points had seated and needed to be adjusted again. Another GL1000 lover suggested I use a magnifying glass to be able see the points better. it worked great.

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Re: 76 gl 1000 idle

Postby tchodge » Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:52 pm

have owned my wings for 30 plus years they allways benifit from having the carbs balanced they go from a rattling heap to pleasent tickover ,belive me you will notice the difference

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