81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!


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81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby B0b88 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:42 am



I've read soo many posts on here the last few days, this forum is amazing! I bought the GL1100 for $400 and the DMV back fees are ridiculous :( the guy neglected to tell me about those.... Put in a new battery and the bike cranks over and runs with choke on at high rpms... Sounds great at higher rpms... I already took carbs off and cleaned them meticulously.. (Poor boy build) lol... After putting them back on and having the same prob I did more research and took them out again realized the idle jets were clogged... All 4 of them :/ I have read many posts about how to get them out... As I'm not wanting to fork over $200 and buy the randakks kit I'm not going to take each individual carb off to boil them in Lemon juice and what not... Back to the idle jet The smallest sheet metal screw at the homie depot would not thread... I went to autozone/harbor freight/ace hardware/tops auto!!! And could not find the easy out #2... Luckily gas is cheap on my Honda rebel lol... Anyway I was able to get a drywall screw to thread into the hole but could not pull out the jet without the threads on the screw stripping.. Any ideas on where to get a #2 easy out besides the Internet? (I'm very impatient hahaha) or another way to get them out?? And I read a post once but cannot seem to find it again where after someone removed them they got replacement jets from a Honda dealer that were from a different bike or model? Is this possible and if so can that person (hopefully he sees this) let me know which model/year the replacement jets were ordered for??



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Re: 81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby B0b88 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:42 am

P.S. thanks in advance! :))

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Re: 81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:20 am

Try sears for easy outs..I'd try soaking in ATF/acetone solution first..tends to loosen things up best..don't use JB blaster it swells rubber!!! You have to pull up not turn the jets..too.
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Re: 81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby B0b88 » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:52 am

Thanks for the quick reply, It's funny you say sears I was at the AutoZone at 8:42 pm Last night and the guy suggested Sears IHOP on my Rebaul broke all traffic laws and hauled ass to Sears hoping I could make it before nine and I did but... Sears closes at 8:30 PM on a Saturday night... And today I have to to work an 18 hour shift at my second job :/ and I won't get off work until Monday at 3pm :( those idle jets will be on my mind for wayyyy to long before I'm able to even attempt removal..

Would you happen to know anything about the replacement jets?

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Re: 81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby indianakid » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:28 am

i have not seen replacement idle jets for the press in type. several of the after market kits have idle jets for the screw in type but that does not help you at all.

that being said you will have to be careful in removing and cleaning the existing jets. i have read post here where folks have been successful at cleaning the jets in position. although with out removing them there is no way of being sure that all 8 holes for the idle air are properly clean.

best advice is be patient !

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Re: 81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby Greg_C » Sun Feb 17, 2013 9:03 pm

Bob88. I tried without success to remove these jets . And like you all four were plugged.
If you do a search on little beaver posts he has had some success ..


What I did was use a single fine strand off a wire brush held by needle nose pliers . You need a wire strand that is straight and 2 inches long. I then carefully poked it straight down the idle jet . Twisted it etc. and I finally got it down as far as it could go. I poked the wire in and out a few times. At this point I could now blow air down this passage.

This is all you can do with the jets in place. As the other holes are on the side of the jet.

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Re: 81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby B0b88 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:11 pm

so I was too afraid to use an easy out and I took the smallest drill bit I could find and drilled the gunk out... The problem is now I didn't mark the macaroni looking elbo things that go into the engine and I think I'm getting an air leak when the engine starts... It barely runs now :/

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Re: 81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby B0b88 » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:53 pm

Unbolted all of my intake manifolds and found out one of the gaskets was installed wrong and part of it melted FUN FUN hahahaha I went and bought some high temp gasket maker as a temp fix to help me diagnose why the bike is running like crap... Would one manifold with an air leak cause that much of a problem?

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Re: 81 GL1100 infamous idle jet omfg help!!

Postby littlebeaver » Mon Feb 18, 2013 11:54 pm

The easy out bit that I used is a Hanson Irwin #2 easyout and I got it at ACE Hardware, You have to tap it down alittle to get a good bite and turn it using a small adjustable wrench for good leverage..It's will break the seal and they should come right out...But But But if the bit were to break off [never happen to me] then my friend you have a major issue..One of these days I'm going to get my carbs back off and get the correct tap for the hole, and tap it down about 3/16" deep and match a machine screw to it and use my puller I made..
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This is a tool to remove knobs for plumbing, I modified it to pull jets but it would be smarter to use machine stainless steel screws into the jets that have been tapped for them, I think
This is a tool to remove knobs for plumbing, I modified it to pull jets but it would be smarter to use machine stainless steel screws into the jets that have been tapped for them, I think




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