82Gl1100i still a headache


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82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby steve allen » Sat Jan 23, 2010 4:04 pm



Okay, I have cleaned fuel tank, run double seafoam for 1 tank full, replaced filters, replaced lines, replaced plugs, wires and coils, still runs a couple of miles and drops a cylinder. While running crappie, have removed plug wire from #2 plug, makes very little differance, remove #4 plug wire, makes no differace. Is it now time to try carb rebiuld? I don't know if I can do it, but, I guess I have to if it gets done....can't afford shop prices.



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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jan 24, 2010 9:15 pm

Before you do a full carb rebuild, check the float valve for that cylinder. It could be starting off with a full bowl of gas in that carb, but with a malfunctioning float valve, once it uses up the gas in that bowl, that cylinder will die off.

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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby steve allen » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:21 pm

WingAdmin wrote:Before you do a full carb rebuild, check the float valve for that cylinder. It could be starting off with a full bowl of gas in that carb, but with a malfunctioning float valve, once it uses up the gas in that bowl, that cylinder will die off.

that is what I'll do before full rebuild, going to check fuel-pump pressure tomorrow......question, can I check floats without removing carbs? Is there any method to do this? If I must remove carbs, to remove bowls, will new bowl gaskets need to be done? Intake boot gaskets?

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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby steve allen » Sun Jan 31, 2010 4:34 pm

Have now replaced coils, spark plug wires and caps........drove about 15 miles today before bike started running crappie again. Guess I know the problem must be carbs, what are the nessessary gaskets need to pull and check floats and clean? Is it difficult to do this? What am I looking for? Are there any thing to do with vaccum lines? I am lost now, I am out of ideas and am running tight on funds. Please help with advise and or ideas, Steve

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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby RAT » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:35 pm

Before you get carried away, check the vent on your gas cap.

Next time it dies loosen the cap, if it picks up again, its the vent.

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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby Peppyone1955 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:35 pm

Before the carb rebuild I would do a compression check. Just to see what shape your rings & valves are in. I have seen low compression cause your problem. Just a thought. Good luck.

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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby steve allen » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:15 pm

Peppyone1955 wrote:Before the carb rebuild I would do a compression check. Just to see what shape your rings & valves are in. I have seen low compression cause your problem. Just a thought. Good luck.

the bike was running very good before, than all of a sudden, run alittle hard, started sputtering, found it to be rust in fuel tank, since then, have cleaned tank, replaced filter, lines, coils, wires, and caps, the left bank of carbs( mainly #4 cylinder) has run dry of fuel, like bowl or float needle sticks, ran consirtrated Sea Foam for full tank, really has changed nothing. But, I will check compression and valve clearance, to be sure valve not sticking. Until the bike starts running crappie, it runs perfectly, not a tic or chatter at all.

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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby papathud » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:11 pm

have you considered one of the spark units goin bad? theyll break down under heat and when they do itll be either 1&3 cylinder or 2&4 . theyre sandwhiched together unbolt them and check for a crack or black tar like stuff between them

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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby steve allen » Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:36 pm

papathud wrote:have you considered one of the spark units goin bad? theyll break down under heat and when they do itll be either 1&3 cylinder or 2&4 . theyre sandwhiched together unbolt them and check for a crack or black tar like stuff between them

I tore down carbs and from where rust have got passed filter or was ran without filter before I bought it, I found clogged float needle filters in left bank of carbs. I have cleaned and replaced, seems to be running great now. This site has really been the best for good source of imformation, every one has helped alot. I am still considering single carb conversion, just sounds so much simplier and different.

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Re: 82Gl1100i still a headache

Postby steve allen » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:07 am

alright, carbs seems to be running good right now. But, the idle is 1500, alittle too high.......does anyone know how to idle down?




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