Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Postby portugeezer » Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:19 pm

I got my new intake O rings in the mail on Monday. Got up this morning a took my carbs out again! I did what Little Beaver suggested and cleaned the jets again making sure to unclog the hole in the center of each. I then set the float levels and reinstalled them. The bike started right up. I took the choke off right away and it was still running at 300RPM. Turned the idle down to 1000RPM and she purred like a kitten. I just got done syncing the carbs and turned it down to under 900RPM it runs smooth as glass! I'm going to get timing belts before I drive it because it sat for 5 years! Today was a huge breakthrough in getting her running right! Thanks to all for the advice and help! You guys are the best!

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Re: Success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby thrasherg » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:15 am

Congratulations, its always nice to hear when someone gets an older wing running well. Good idea to change the belts, then go ride her before the snow sets in!! :D


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Re: Success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:19 am

Did the neighbours see your garage "happy dance"? :lol:

Congrats on your success and persistance!
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