HELP my first Gl1100 grr....


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HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby secretsneeper » Wed May 06, 2015 10:57 am



I bought this bike. Fixed what problems there were I could see. Went to start her and....
she will barely run in any condition. choke on she runs for a minute then dies. no choke she wont run at all. it is obvious that the carbs need done so I took them off and have them on a bench in my garage. somebody tell me what the hell im looking at here. four carbs strapped to an airbox!!! good lord.



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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby WingAdmin » Wed May 06, 2015 11:01 am

secretsneeper wrote:I bought this bike. Fixed what problems there were I could see. Went to start her and....
she will barely run in any condition. choke on she runs for a minute then dies. no choke she wont run at all. it is obvious that the carbs need done so I took them off and have them on a bench in my garage. somebody tell me what the hell im looking at here. four carbs strapped to an airbox!!! good lord.


Your best bet would be to use a Randakk carb kit, along with their manual or video: http://randakks.com/collections/kits/pr ... ombo-offer

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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby RBGERSON » Wed May 06, 2015 12:46 pm

Leave them connected, turn them over remove the bowls and see what they look like inside..all the jets should be pulled and cleaned they have side ports, float needles taken out and the seat clean as well as the basket under it. float setting is crucial as is a bench test

read here

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12168

then here

viewtopic.php?f=11&t=81
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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby wingman12 » Wed May 06, 2015 1:55 pm

Good afternoon Secretsneeker, do you have any idea how long the bike has been sitting before you got it??

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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby sportsfreaked » Wed May 06, 2015 7:42 pm

Don't be discouraged! There are plenty of people on here who will help you get her back up and purring! Just remember patience and detailed questions with pictures if possible goes a long way for other to understand exactly what you are asking and looking for. Good luck!
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
Ed

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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby spiralout » Wed May 06, 2015 10:44 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Leave them connected, turn them over remove the bowls and see what they look like inside..all the jets should be pulled and cleaned they have side ports, float needles taken out and the seat clean as well as the basket under it. float setting is crucial as is a bench test

read here

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12168

+1 on Roady's carb write up. Best I've found. I haven't had the pleasure of reading Howard Halasz' guide yet, though.

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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby secretsneeper » Tue May 19, 2015 8:36 am

wingman12 wrote:Good afternoon Secretsneeker, do you have any idea how long the bike has been sitting before you got it??


hey wingman, thanks for replying. its been sitting for at least 3 years. I got it running now pretty good actually, but it seems as if the timing is off it backfires into the intake fairly often when running which upsets the balance of the engine and causes it to want to stall. I want to adjust the timing on it but this kind of thing is completely foreign to me, I deal with chevy cars and trucks mostly.

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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby secretsneeper » Tue May 19, 2015 8:37 am

I removed the carbs and cleaned them very well. put them back on now its running but backfires into carb setup and causes engine to stumble.

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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby secretsneeper » Tue May 19, 2015 8:37 am

sportsfreaked wrote:Don't be discouraged! There are plenty of people on here who will help you get her back up and purring! Just remember patience and detailed questions with pictures if possible goes a long way for other to understand exactly what you are asking and looking for. Good luck!



thanks player ;) :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby wingman12 » Tue May 19, 2015 8:54 am

Good morning secrets deeper. Timings of your wing is not to bad, assuming your timing belts didn't skip a few notches. Check the how to do articles on this site and the titual will guide you thru the process step by step. I Would recommend that since you are that far into the research of your backfiring, replace your timing belts and inspect your tensioners. This process is a PITA, but necessary. Have synced the carbs yet? That could also cause your backfire. Please keep us posted and don't get discouraged the final results will be worth it.

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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby sportsfreaked » Tue May 19, 2015 9:23 am

I would agree to do the timing belts and tensioner. If you do the timing belts then you know the timing will be spot on and I'm sure it's in need of new belts anyway. Then make sure you have new plugs.

Did you take the carbs apart to clean them? Did you get the idle jets good and clean? The next thing would be as stated above to make sure the carbs are synched.
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Re: HELP my first Gl1100 grr....

Postby RBGERSON » Tue May 19, 2015 4:28 pm

back firing on decel = bad cut-offs..


HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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