Poping when idle

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Motorcycle: 1980 gl1100 Interstate
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Poping when idle

Post by blackbeauty » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:31 pm

I have a 80 GW and when it idles you can hear it pop, is this something out of time or valve adjustment.

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Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100 interstate

Re: Poping when idle

Post by trashtruck » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:00 pm

lets give this a shot. popping can be timing, fuel or electical. try the following, not neccessarilly in order: turn fuel off and run engine out of fuel. pull the plugs and check for spark on all 4. this is a good time to replace fuel filter. if all 4 plugs have spark, next pull front covers and check timing. if timing is ok then pull valve covers and check valve clearance. i believe it's .004 intake .005 exhaust. reasseble and let us know how you made out.

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