82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue


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82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue

Postby powerhouse13 » Fri Mar 18, 2016 9:48 pm



I have a 1982 GL 1100 I that I believe the vacuum advance is out, where do I find a replacement? or repair....

thanks
Mike



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Re: 82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue

Postby sw3dl1 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 3:02 pm

Mike,
If youre sure it's not working your best bet is going to be e-bay or a m/c salvage yard in your area. These are old bikes, there are a few new parts left but just as many that are no longer being made.
Make sure the advance is out before you go to the trouble of removing it and replacing it. I usually block the carb port on the #3 carb, then start the motor, (I know this sounds crude, but) suck on the vacuum tube. If the rpm of the motor increases, it's working and you have save yourself a boat load of unnecessary work.

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Re: 82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue

Postby powerhouse13 » Sat Mar 19, 2016 9:20 pm

Thanks, I have a vacuum drop leak and used a vacuum gause to test diaphragm and have seen it fail. Just need a new part plus how to retime it after install... any help or directons would be great!

Mike

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Re: 82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:17 am

Do a quick search on this forum. A couple of members have used car canisters to replace the vac advance.
Plenty of info here on that. Regards, Johnny

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Re: 82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:01 pm

The most important part of this project is to scribe or mark the plate that the pulse coils mount to against the casting before you remove the bad vacuum canister.
The new canister is then adjusted to that mark to set the timing back to original.

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Re: 82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue

Postby powerhouse13 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:03 pm

Thanks a lot guys for the info, one last thing... which car vacuum canister is compatible?

Mike

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Re: 82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:08 am

I used a auto type canister,,, you would be much better off finding one on ebay or elsewhere, before you purchase one, ask the owner if it holds a vacuum or if it's been tested,,, 9 out of 10 of the ones I opened up had holes in the diaphragm...The auto canister is not a easy bolt on thing,, its major reconstruction :shock: :shock: .....It requires using a die and tap and surgery, it's been so long I think I forgot how I did it.. LOL I have photo's still I think... :shock: I remember fastening the lower part of the oem canister to a auto canister for a v-8 and I had to open it up and remove the spring on the v-8 one,,, I replaced it with the Honda's oem spring, (smart) :lol: It's perfect when measured... Then I had to use a die on the shaft to rethread it to fit the adjustable shaft that is fastened to the pick up coils plate....The best part of this fun project for me was test it.... It still working after about five years... :lol: I can show you the test if you would like to see it...Just say the work man.... :lol: I put everything back using JB Weld, as in resealing the canisters and attaching them together, it's sounds funny but it's still functioning...LOL Bam.... I almost forgot.... On the back side of the oem canister there should be a epoxy looking seal, if that seal is gone the leak is there.... Just put a small wad of papertowel in the hole and jb weld it shut... Reseal that mother...I say the wad of paper because the JB weld will just dribble inside.. Paper will stop it...Do not turn the adjustable shaft to the pick up coils and if you do make a mark on the baseplate....as a reference of location, that's what I did to get everything back to perfect again...No I'm not an engineer just a freakin caveman...LOL See, by using the lower part of the base plate the canister rebolts as original...it just has another canister taking a piggyback ride..LOL
v-8 canister
v-8 canister
backside of canister,  without the seal I mentioned, needs to be sealed
backside of canister, without the seal I mentioned, needs to be sealed
Diaphragm from the v-8 I replace the spring
Diaphragm from the v-8 I replace the spring

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Re: 82 gl 1100I pulser advancer issue

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Mar 24, 2016 12:29 am

After I rebuilt this I said to myself,,Oh crap, I hope it fits in place..LOL It was fine....I cleans it up and sanded it smooth and painted it,,works great... Some guys try to patch the hole if theres one and button it up...




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