83gl1100 standard

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83gl1100 standard

Post by devon99 » Tue May 26, 2015 1:59 pm

what is the top speed of a gl1100? I was out testing my restoration project and It topped out at about 75, I thought that was a little low :?

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Re: 83gl1100 standard

Post by WingAdmin » Tue May 26, 2015 2:10 pm

The official published top speed is 120 mph. So yes, 75 is quite low. What kind of compression is your engine making?

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Post by virgilmobile » Tue May 26, 2015 2:12 pm

The last Cajun I let test drive my 1100 said that there was a little wheel wiggle at 85 but smoothed right out when he shifted into OD and ........
I did say it was the last time.I have no idea where he topped out at.It was just a mile run.
If yours is dogging off,Loosen the gas cap.If that dosen't help,verify all 4 slides are moving.the bike should red line in every gear.
I just chickened out at 95.

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Post by RoadRogue » Tue May 26, 2015 2:57 pm

My 82 full dressed pulled hard up to 100mph, thats where I called it quits. 8-)
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Post by maintainer » Wed May 27, 2015 5:25 am

Something is wrong, my bagged 82 1100 Interstate will easily peg the absurd 85 mph speedo in 4th gear at W.O.T.
So in 5th I guessimate 115 mph to 120 mph all in.

It is an antique so I don't live there, but it's seen well beyond 100 a few times.

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