what size and year?


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what size and year?

Postby stingger » Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:45 pm



i been posting in the gl 1100 part of the site thinking i had a 1976 gl 1000 frame with a 1982 gl 1100 motor. well now i my have a older motor then what i was told and im confused as to why i have a rod sticking out the rear of my motor were the vacuum advance go's and a hose the comes from my carbs that should hook to it. here are some pix of what im talking about. any help will be greatfull.
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Re: what size and year?

Postby stingger » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:10 pm

salved. it is a gl 1100 motor that has been onverted to points, and will it ever run right like this?

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Re: what size and year?

Postby Fred Camper » Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:33 pm

So you have a engine set for vacuum advanced that someone converted to the older mechanical advance system. Not sure why someone would do that? I would set it back up with the vacuum system.

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Re: what size and year?

Postby dingdong » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:51 am

Just talking from memory here so I could be mistaken. I don't think the 1100 engine will fit in the 1000 frame without modification because the vacuum advance assembly sticks out too far. Don't know why that wouldn't work though.
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Re: what size and year?

Postby Fred Camper » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:04 pm

Good point Dingdong, so the mechanical advance is required or the vacuum system needs modifications to fit.

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Re: what size and year?

Postby stingger » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:57 pm

thats what was told to me, no room for it on the 1000 frame

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Re: what size and year?

Postby Old Fogey » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:08 pm

Correct, an 1100 in a 1000 frame requires either frame mods or what your PO has done.
The 1000 heads are all the same; if that has 78-79 cams & ignition adv/ret unit and has been timed 10 degrees BTDC it will run just like an 1100 with just a bit less torque.
If it has 75-77 cams and ign unit and timed to 5 degrees, it won't run that well with the 1100 carbs; try swapping them along with the manifolds for a set of 755s and that will really wake the old girl up.
If you keep the 1100 carbs in any event, blank off the vacuum port.
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Re: what size and year?

Postby stingger » Wed Feb 08, 2012 6:33 pm

the rebuild on the carbs i have didnt go to good, in fact one got cracked lol. i ordered another set of 1100 carbs on ebay and still waiting for them to come in. other then that i've replaced the old set with a better one.

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Re: what size and year?

Postby Fred Camper » Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:03 pm

Would be good to use Randakk's video next time unless you already did. Users of Randakk's carb video report high quality carb rebuilding results.




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