loss of power when riding


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loss of power when riding

Postby wingnutt » Sat Mar 22, 2014 10:51 am



hi everyone kinda confused right now my 81 gl1100i started acting up on me today while riding it started bogging down while it was in gear i made it the two miles back to the house and when i put it in neutral to climb off it was still idling fine i twisted the throttle and it responded like it should so took it out on the road again at first it acted fine then the same thing happened about a half mile down the road got it back home and it idled fine again confused HELP plz



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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby David-Mantle » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:10 am

Sounds like a fuel starvation problem. Maybe fuel pump fault?
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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby SteveB123 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:13 am

Crack the gas cap to vent and repeat.
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wingnutt
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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby wingnutt » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:07 pm

well cracked the gas cap and ran about a half mile before it started acting up again doing the same thing. can my coil packs be heating up and causing it to bogg down

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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby wingnutt » Sat Mar 22, 2014 1:09 pm

fixxing to pull fuel pump out and see whats going on in there. thanks for the help guys dont give up on me yet lol

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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:07 pm

When it starts to bog down, without shutting it down, if you crack the gas cap open, does it come right back to life?

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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:07 am

Could be stuck float(s)..straining it for gas under load..don't remove the fuel pump just take to carb line off the pump put another longer line on it start up the bike and measure gas flow 1 minute at 3000rpm = 15oz.

could fuel filter is clogged too.
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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby wingnutt » Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:13 pm

well i took the fuel filter off and it was clogged bad so fixxed that and replaced fuel lines took off down the road and it seems to be right again thanks all for the help oh and btw when i test rode it after fixxing that i did ride with flaps open so i could crack the gas cap incase

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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby wingnutt » Sat Apr 05, 2014 6:13 pm

thanks everybody i soldered the three yellow wires and changed the fuel filter and filled in the back of the igniter boxes let it run for about thirty mins then took a test ride and it rode just like when i first bought it good to be in the wind again

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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby wingnutt » Tue Apr 22, 2014 7:46 am

hello again folks its me again well since we last talked i have went on a few rides and now im back to the same problem went to take the ol girl for a ride yesterday and got about two miles and she started bogging down and then shut off waited for an hour and she still wouldnt start please help ive got a week till thunder beach

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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:26 am

Major crap in the gas tank??? check the filter again..
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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby lacanars » Tue Apr 22, 2014 12:28 pm

Agreed with Rbgerson, I had this problem when pulling from reserve. after that I never let the tank get that low and only had the petcock selected to on not reserve till tank could get pulled and cleaned out.

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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby wingnutt » Mon May 05, 2014 8:02 am

thanks again for the information about the filter it was clogged again and i drained all the gas out of the tank and its pretty nasty so im going to kote the inside of the tank this week. just got her a few months ago slowly working the bugs out of her thanks again and remember ride safe

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Re: loss of power when riding

Postby Oldbear » Thu May 08, 2014 9:27 pm

I'd take the time to replace the fuel lines. Checking the lines after the filter for contamination. If you have gunk in the lines - clean the carbs too.


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