I found 3 items causing my lack of power and backfiring issues- 1. the air jets were all clogged, I used an 'E' guitar string to clear them out. 2. the float levels were too high by 4mm. 3. the dyna coils were wired backwards so the firing order wasn't accurate based on feedback. In lieu of re-wiring the dyna coil I tried several different patterns of the ignition wires until I found the one that ran the best. I got 40mpg on the last trip where before I was only getting 30mpg and it's running like a champ. Thanks to all for your support- especially Yoda Randaak.
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- Fred Camper
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- Joined: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:15 pm
- Location: Metro Detroit, MI
- Motorcycle: 1977 GL1000, 1976 LTD GL1000
Hooray Moose, glad to hear about the solution list. Any idea what was inside the air jet circuit? And your 1978 looks very nice (and now runs as good as it looks), so do you have a link you could share with photo's. An avatar does not show the full beauty.
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