Bike stalling


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Al3x2015
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Bike stalling

Postby Al3x2015 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:24 pm



I have a 1982 gl1100 and when I put the bike in first and try to ride it the bike makes a continuous clanking sound with the throtal then the bike stalls. Is the sound normal and I was trying to start up a small incline and I have never drive a motorcycle before so could it just be me not giving it enough throtal?



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RoadRogue
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Re: Bike stalling

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:04 am

Learn to slip the clutch, bring the rpm up to about 1500 and ease out the clutch. Feel the point where the bike starts to pull.Do not dump the clutch.At 2500+ rpm, the bike will pull the front wheel off the ground. The clank you hear is the primary drive chain slapping as you start out. Sync your carbs and that sound will all but disappear. Check the how to articles on how to sync them. 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
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Re: Bike stalling

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:05 am

Oh ya, welcome to the group. 8-)
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Al3x2015
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Re: Bike stalling

Postby Al3x2015 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:56 am

Ok thankyou so much! I know for a fact the carbs are not synced because I am still working on fixing the bike. I had to take it yesterday to tire kingdom to get the valve stem replaced and the rear tire is flat. Since I could not get it to stop stalling to go up the trailer ramp we had to push it. Not fun at all!!!

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Re: Bike stalling

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:24 pm

Poor fuel delivery will make one of these old gals run like that. You may have to pull the carb rack out and clean them up... then synchronize in order to get it to run properly. A new fuel filter, some SeaFoam in the gas and a little tweaking with a set of vacuum gauges might get it close enough to run... new plugs if needed, won't hurt... but the carbs sound gummed up to me.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

Al3x2015
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Re: Bike stalling

Postby Al3x2015 » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:31 pm

It has brand new fuel lines, new plugs, fuel filter, and has not been synced yet and I know the carbs are out of sync because the right side runs hotter than the left. Hopefully once I sync them it will all be fixed.

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Re: Bike stalling

Postby deanbw » Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:13 am

Im going to go out on a limb here and say that what you are hearing is engine knock from lugging. Does the bike jerk before it stops? I'm guessing you need a lower gear for the hill or a faster speed. I could be missing something here but from what your post says I get the feeling your just lugging the engine too hard.

Al3x2015
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Re: Bike stalling

Postby Al3x2015 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:38 am

deanbw wrote:Im going to go out on a limb here and say that what you are hearing is engine knock from lugging. Does the bike jerk before it stops? I'm guessing you need a lower gear for the hill or a faster speed. I could be missing something here but from what your post says I get the feeling your just lugging the engine too hard.

No I'm pretty sure it's the carbs.y driveway has a hill to the road and I was doing it in first. I also have figured out that it was me not slipping the clutch properly and that was stalling the bike. I will hopefully be syncing the carbs soon to get rid of the noise because it only happens when starting off when I don't give it enough gas. I also haven't stalled it since I learned hot to properly slip the clutch.

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Re: Bike stalling

Postby RoadRogue » Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:16 am

Im feeling just a little smug on this one......... :D :lol:
Im glad you are getting a handle on the problem 8-)


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