1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb


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1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby goldie1122 » Tue May 25, 2010 6:42 pm



The bike starts only when I shot the carb with carb cleaner :evil: I get fuel in and out the fuel pump but it dies when I stop spraying the carb. I need help :?: What do you think it is?
I just started the bike and it started but it stopped after about 1 min. when I try to throttle up it will stall, is the fuel evaporating or something else is gong on?



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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby thrasherg » Wed May 26, 2010 11:13 am

If the pump is working but you are having to squirt carb cleaner/fuel into the carb then you have one or two problems. Either the float valves are not opening (not allowing fuel into the float bowls) or the jets are blocked (not letting fuel from the float bowls into the inlet tract). Either way it sounds like you need to remove the carbs and clean them.. Has the bike been sitting unused for a long time? Could be something as sinple as gummed up carbs from old fuel.

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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby goldie1122 » Wed May 26, 2010 9:26 pm

yes i will clean the carbs, the bike was sitting for a long time. Thanks I will let you know what happens

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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby goldie1122 » Mon May 31, 2010 12:07 am

good new i cleaned the tank and the carb :D . now i'm getting gas, but now too much gas. the carb flooded :( . i have enough for tonight, i will try something in the morning. Good nite

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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby RBGERSON » Mon May 31, 2010 7:01 am

Sounds like your floats valves are not seating or your floats are set wrong or you have a leak between the plenums halves that is feeding into the air box area. With air filter out, tank full, petcock open and look in there..see any fuel coming out of the split? or one or more of the carb orifices? Or pull carbs and bench test for leaks..with alternate fuel source like..
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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby goldie1122 » Mon May 31, 2010 8:29 am

thanks i will try today, i see the carb might have to come off again. i'm getting pretty good at it now, i can't wait to finally get the bike running :D

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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby goldie1122 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:43 am

Thanks thanks thanks I let the carb dry out and started it back up and it starts find. it will run for about five minutes then at cuts off, when i try to start it again it wont start i have to wait about 1/2 hour. Can anyone help :?:

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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby jimac » Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:47 am

Could be the vent in the fuel filler cap is blocked. Try running it with the fuel cap open and see if it runs for longer.

If you open the cap and you get a loud hissing it indicates that the vent is blocked and will need clearing.

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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby goldie1122 » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:12 am

Ok i will try when i get home. I will let you know

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Re: 1980 gl1100 fuel getting to carb

Postby goldie1122 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:14 pm

Thanks everyone my bike is up and running :D




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