GL 1100 Carbs


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Doc H
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GL 1100 Carbs

Postby Doc H » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:21 pm



One more time I come to you guys to see what I should do. My bike only has 49000 miles. Sits at times but not for months. Carbs since it it a 83, should these be rebuilt or just synchronize (after resetting the values). Or is this just a waste of time and take them off and send them out and have them done? Not sure if I really have a problem. I seem to understand the 1100 just does not have the power compared to the 1200's I ride with. But I ride the speed limit!!! Once I am past about 10 mph the bike runs well. Starting is an issue. Once started. I best not ever touch the throttle until warm. The other seems as if I mix a bit of seafoam with my fills, I do use the 93 octane, it runs well. Without the seafoam it is a real dog and falls flat on its face. But before I spend a lot of money I need to ask this question. I have a couple of vehicle projects in my garage right now and I could always use the money for them. But I do want my bike to work well. Any ideas?



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RBGERSON
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Re: GL 1100 Carbs

Postby RBGERSON » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:13 am

Probably gummed up idle jets..sea foam may clean them eventually but it will take a while, you pull the carbs take the idle jets out clean and reinstall w/o replacing anything else..no $$$. But once you disturb things other things may start to leak..bowl gaskets etc. Kind of crappy shoot to have the carbs off and not rebuild as they are out. But if she runs well other than on start up..all she may need is the idle jets cleaned.

Note on the 81's those jets are pressed in and will required being pulled out using a screw turned lightly into the jet and then wiggle them out..gently. and them maybe a new o ring or two.

Look here..

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12168
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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RB

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Re: GL 1100 Carbs

Postby dingdong » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:34 am

Sounds like carb problems to me. If your 1100 is running correctly you should have very little problem keeping up with the 1200s.
Tom

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Doc H
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Re: GL 1100 Carbs

Postby Doc H » Wed Feb 24, 2016 8:50 am

RB and Dingdong:

First the rebuild photos and instructions are wonderful. The advice on the to rebuild or not to is well taken. I never want to be cheap. But never what to open a can of worms if I do not have to. Carbs do not scare me. Come from those days. Plus I have MG's if you have ever had one.... you know carbs are always an issue. With this great advice I will heed to it. Thanks much, Doc




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