plenty of gas, no power

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Motorcycle: 1982 gl1100a

plenty of gas, no power

Post by timdiver64 » Sun May 03, 2015 9:49 pm

HISTORY 1981 gl1100 sat in pieces for the past 5 years in a barn. 56 k miles.
TO DATE changed all fluids/filters. Rebuilt or replaced all brakes and suspension . Rebuilt all 4 carbs with oem parts and thoroughly cleaned all internal and external surfaces. Set air adjustment at 1 1/2 turns and also set up to 2 -/2 turns. Currently at 1 1/2.
PROBLEM Don't touch the choke and bike fires up and runs fairly decent. Touch the throttle and bike almost goes dead from flooding. If you work with the carbs clear and rpms go to proper levels. I feel like power is much lower than it should be. Should I decrease the air adjustment further and try again. I'm mechanically inclined but this is my first wing big learning curve. Thanks in advance TIM :idea: ps I was told to get this right before taking to a shop to get synchronized.

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Re: plenty of gas, no power

Post by Patriccio » Tue May 05, 2015 10:51 pm

You can sync the carbs yourself w/ self-made gauges & tubes. There are plenty of discussions regarding this task. Last year I bought gauges & tubes & lil valves & set the carbs. It's not difficult at all. I bought the gauges at Grainger, I think & the tubing & valves at an aquarium store.

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