Help.....82 GL1100 Quit Running


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jdc16
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Help.....82 GL1100 Quit Running

Postby jdc16 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:17 am



New to forum, didn't know this existed. My 82 GL1100 was running fine :D (Love this bike),
I was returning from work and it started running rough, choking and puking, no power, barely got home and then a mile from home it started running fine again. Next morning rode 20 miles to work ran just fine. On the way home started the same rough running - no power, ect....
My thought_OK I got bad gas, changed the filter, drained the tank and the carbs, new filter and gas installed, started right up and immediately starting the rough running again headlight bouncing around from dim to bright, ran for about 5 mins and just shut off.....completely dead, no headlight, starting checking things, main fuse blew in half, checked for a short, changed fuse, turned key on, headlight was on...dim, pushed the start button....click...nothing no power at fuse block, main fuse - OK.
So I thought well, starter solenoid, had a spare so I changed it only to have the same results.
Not sure were to go from here. Can anyone shed some light on this????



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Re: Help.....82 GL1100 Quit Running

Postby FIREFIGHT100 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:08 am

Check the battery connections, main ground connection, bad battery.

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Re: Help.....82 GL1100 Quit Running

Postby jdc16 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:13 am

So Battery is new and connections are all polished up, any idea what voltage should drop too while cranking? It is possible I have a bad one.

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Re: Help.....82 GL1100 Quit Running

Postby virgilmobile » Mon Sep 12, 2016 8:45 am

Battery volts with bike shut off above 12.2 volts..usually drops to 10.5 or above during cranking.
Also after you get it started,the battery volts should rise to 14.2 volts at 3000 rpm after a few minutes.
Your initial problem may be a charging issue.
Either over or under charging the battery.
Do check it carefully.




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