Finally running


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PapaTater
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Location: Ottawa, ks.
Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100

Finally running

Postby PapaTater » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:03 am



After taking carbs in and out, rebuilding, multiple adjustments over and over I finally got her running for the first time in 6 years (thanks to all of your help!). It sure sounded nice. Wife and I were dancing in the garage when it started right up. Smoked like crazy but after not running for 6 years it is kind of expected. I didn't let it run long because I want to adjust valves, sync carbs and flush radiator before I do. I am going to do that this weekend then I am going to let it run with some seefoam and see if the smoking goes away after a while. Not driveable yet because of all the work needing to be done on it but sitting and running should be ok shouldn't it?



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trashtruck
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Location: albany, New York
Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100 interstate

Re: Finally running

Postby trashtruck » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:11 am

it's a great feeling when they fire, isn't it? idleing wont hurt as long as it doesn't over heat. sync up the carbs and enjoy.
WHAT IS THE SPEED OF DARK?

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thrasherg
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Re: Finally running

Postby thrasherg » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:37 am

Do keep an eye on the timing belt, if you haven't changed it and the bike has been sitting for 6 years, it would be a tragedy to get her started then have the belt brake and damage all the top end.. If you haven't done it already, I would strongly suggest replacing the timing belts when you set the valve clearances..

Gary

PapaTater
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Re: Finally running

Postby PapaTater » Fri Mar 29, 2013 12:11 pm

thrasherg wrote:Do keep an eye on the timing belt, if you haven't changed it and the bike has been sitting for 6 years, it would be a tragedy to get her started then have the belt brake and damage all the top end.. If you haven't done it already, I would strongly suggest replacing the timing belts when you set the valve clearances..

Gary


You have a good point there. Thanks!

PapaTater
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Re: Finally running

Postby PapaTater » Sat Mar 30, 2013 5:42 pm

Adjusted valves today and was going to sync carbs but as I was letting it warm up there was popping from the #2 and 4 side of bike. Also i would rev it up to maybe 3000 rpm and would take forever to idle down to 1000. Couple times I would have to turn idle screw down to get it down. The 2 &4 side also blue smoked. Think it one of the floats? Rings? Or what? I didnt sync carbs yet in case I needed to pull carbs again. #1 and 3 side seems great. No smoke, no popping and hand at end of muffler seems good and smooth.




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