1982 gl 1100 rattle


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darth78
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1982 gl 1100 rattle

Postby darth78 » Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:37 pm



bought gl1100 and making a trike. test drive it today and have a rattle sound like a chain but they have belts. old belts in junk box with bike when bought it. maybe something loose in there? help
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Re: 1982 gl 1100 rattle

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:55 am

Your gonna have to describe it or post a video.
Perhaps a general location,did it rattle before the conversion,what conditions do you have the rattle,etc.
And yes,timing belt idler pullys could rattle,along with a long list of other things.

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Re: 1982 gl 1100 rattle

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:13 pm

If it's rattling when you are accelerating at low speed in low gear (i.e. lugging the engine) it's most likely just the primary chain bashing around a bit. This is normally caused by poor carburetor sync. Sync the carbs and the rattle will go away.


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