still have trouble with it sputtering


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rescue1042
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still have trouble with it sputtering

Postby rescue1042 » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:23 am



Ok still haveing problems with the chugging under load. Just wondering if a coil could act up, have done everything with the carbs, could you get weak spark under load and then at higher rpms get better? and just would like to know if anyone would know what the compression should be in the cylinders on a 1982 1100gl?
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Re: still have trouble with it sputtering

Postby Peppyone1955 » Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:19 pm

Rescue The compression low reading is 140 psi with normal around 170 psi . A maximum difference of 15 psi is acceptable between cylinders. Anything below 140 psi service manual says tine for a overhaul. When you are saying chugging do you mean the engine has a miss. Most of the time a miss under load is a spark plug, or plug wire. Check the wires going into the plug caps & where the plug wire goes into the coil. Had a plug wire one time where it went into the coil the wire had burnt off back into the wire & was causing a miss due to having to arc across the gap. Hope some of this helps. Good luck

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Re: still have trouble with it sputtering

Postby raycw » Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:34 pm

Exactly what RPM's are you accelerating from?? If it's under 2K then you're lugging the engine and the 'chugging' you're describing is normal. Regardless of where this bike was made it's still a Japanese design and wants to live at upper RPM's. Shifting at 3K is preferred and better for the engine.

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Re: still have trouble with it sputtering

Postby rescue1042 » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:39 pm

its when you are at about 4000 rpms and you kick down it starts to bog out until it gets up to about 6000 then it comes out of it if you are cruising along at 60 and you kick it down it bogs out if you gear down to pass a car and can it it still bogs till rpm is up then it really goes
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Re: still have trouble with it sputtering

Postby giturgun » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:42 pm

Sometime you can narrow it down a little by easing the choke on while it is bogging . If the bike takes off take the choke off and see if it starts bogging again . If it runs better with a little choke then the jets and little aggravating passages will need attention.


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