Timing from the word go


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Timing from the word go

Postby timdiver64 » Sat Jun 27, 2015 10:23 pm



Last year I bought an 81 GL1100 basket case. She's still coming back together. Found timing belt broken on right side and 4 major bent valves but no hole in piston. Replaced entire right head off of ebay. Put existing left belt on the marks and replaced with new. When I bolted the right head on I rotated the timing marks before bolting down. I then put the right side belt on the marks. Ps the right side pulley has 2 marks. I used the one where "up" was best aligned. Tested the motor and spins correctly with no interference . Motor tries to fire but just not quite. I now know that there is something called T1 in this mess. I never saw this nor do I know where it is. I think it may be a timing mark on the actual crank somewhere. Any ideas where I messed up? The motor actually ran good at idle before I started messing with the broken belt. TIM



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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby Overdog » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:13 am

The timing marks on the crank are visible through the timing plug on the top of the engine, accessible from the left side of the bike.

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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:52 am

This is a very helpful article: http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544
Be sure and double check valve settings.
Keep us informed. Regards, Johnny

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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:31 am

You may have it 180 off..you can't set the timing correctly w/o watching the T! mark so start over...
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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby timdiver64 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 12:05 pm

Over dog. My eyesight isn't very good but I cannot find a timing port or plug on the left side of the engine on top. Left side as sitting on the bike. Any ideas?

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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:05 pm

Follow the crossover pipe back (the one that goes into the head) , the plug is about halfway back and to the right of the pipe. Regards, Johnny

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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby Overdog » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:48 pm

Slotted cap right between the intake tube and breather hose....
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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby timdiver64 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:00 pm

If I can't find it now, I'm in bad shape. Will go back over there in a little while and try again. Its in a Buddy's garage hiding from my honey.

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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby wingman12 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 6:33 pm

you can find detailed pictures on the timing of your bike in the how to do articles for the 1100. installation of timing belts / adjusting the valves

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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby Overdog » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:01 pm

wingman12 wrote:you can find detailed pictures on the timing of your bike in the how to do articles for the 1100. installation of timing belts / adjusting the valves


This!!!...look at the how-to info & start from the beginning. You're bike had bent valves...don't assume that ANYTHING is right when it comes to the belts/timing. Those valves bent for a reason. You may have put the pulleys on the marks but if you didn't verify with the timing mark on the flywheel the timing could be WAY off.

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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby timdiver64 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:42 pm

Kudos to all you guys helping this ole man out. I finally found the timing port and started over from scratch. The mermaid bike is now running pretty smooth. Carbs not synced yet. You guys are great!
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Re: Timing from the word go

Postby wingman12 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 9:50 pm

Glad I could assist in pointing you the right direction.




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