1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions


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1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby moffat » Fri May 18, 2012 11:15 am



What should the co2 reading be in the exhaust mufflers be please? I get a reading of 2.5 in the left muffler and 3.0 in the right muffler. The tail pipes are sooty which shows too rich a mixture????? Any ideas please.



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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby scotterichmond » Fri May 18, 2012 2:34 pm

I believe there is an emissions sticker or the right side frame just below the fuel pump.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby goldminerusa » Sat May 19, 2012 11:12 pm

Change the air filter, check and re-gap plugs if needed or replace, syncing the carbs will each make an improvement to the emissions and improve the mileage and performance too. So will check and adjust valve lash and checking the timing. Does the UK require emissions testing for safety and /or regisration?

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby moffat » Mon May 21, 2012 11:49 am

I am asking the question re emissions as the exhaust muffler tailpipes are sooty which indicates a over rich mixture as do the sparking plugs which are new and gapped correctly. The engine has just been overhauled properly with new filters all round including the air filter but the carburettors have not been touched. I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the mixture in carburettors after they have been balanced with balancing the kit I have got?

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby moffat » Mon May 21, 2012 11:51 am

Should have also mentioned thatr the sticker on the lower right hand side of the frame does not mention emissions level.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby goldminerusa » Mon May 21, 2012 1:40 pm

More information will be required to make an accurate determination of the problem you describe and from reading other post`s from the UK, i know a product that is commonly available here (US), is not available there. That said, a product called WYNNS carb cleaner is sold there, add that per instructions and see if that helps the problem. Too bad the carbs weren`t looked at / cleaned while the engine was out. My suspicion is that there`s a gummy buildup preventing proper operation. Syncronizing speaks more to the volumne of air moving thru the carbs than the air/gas mixture. Checking and reseting the float level may help. Posting a new question about performance rather than emissions should get you more responces, not sure we yanks are too worried about emissions.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby goldminerusa » Mon May 21, 2012 8:32 pm

Check the Gl1100 DIY articles.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby goldminerusa » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:04 pm

www.goldwingdocs.com, home page, fourth tab from left in the header.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby moffat » Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:42 am

Was trying to find the emissions so that I could check the effeciency of the engine which affectrs fuel consumption thats all

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby goldminerusa » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:10 am

Moffat, seems to me that if valve clearances, valve timing, compression, spark plug gap, correct coil and ignition wire resistance, electrical system voltage, fuel mixture, carb synchronization, clean air filter and fresh clean gasoline of the required grade, and are all set to the recommended clearances, the resulting emissions reading will be the baseline for that motorcycle.

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Re: 1982 GL1100 Co2 emissions

Postby goldminerusa » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:21 am

Have you tried the guys at the naked goldwing club? They`re in your back yard, (Ireland) and a very knowledgeable bunch of people. www.ngwclub.com. How about mother Honda`s district office?, i`d think there`d be one in the UK. Or somewhere on the continent. Or the UK`s largest dealer/service dept? I think i`ve seen a worldwide GW club on the net too. Good Luck!




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