wen i hit the start button it had a clank and 1983 GL 1100


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wen i hit the start button it had a clank and 1983 GL 1100

Postby oldwinger83 » Tue May 03, 2011 7:48 pm



then it started and ran is this normal it came from the left head ? danny



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Re: wen i hit the start button it had a clank and 1983 GL 11

Postby virgilmobile » Tue May 03, 2011 8:50 pm

No abnormal noise is normal.The first thing that comes to mind is this scenario... Bike left on kickstand,fuel not turned off,float stuck,some fuel leaked into the cylinder(but not enough to cause a complete hydro lock),tried to start the motor,pounded the fuel in the cylinder and then exhausted it,and now running fine.If it does it again,assuming the bike is center standed and the fuel has been shut off,I'd be looking at a stuck valve.Trying to imagine what the noise was,where you heard it coming from and that it is now running OK doesn't leave to many options.Another guess might be a stuck timing belt idler pulley.

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Re: wen i hit the start button it had a clank and 1983 GL 11

Postby dingdong » Wed May 04, 2011 8:00 am

That was my thought. Did it smoke abnormally from the left side?
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Re: wen i hit the start button it had a clank and 1983 GL 11

Postby oldwinger83 » Wed May 04, 2011 4:51 pm

dingdong wrote:That was my thought. Did it smoke abnormally from the left side?

no not abnormal smoke.

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Re: wen i hit the start button it had a clank and 1983 GL 11

Postby oldwinger83 » Wed May 04, 2011 4:52 pm

oldwinger83 wrote:
dingdong wrote:That was my thought. Did it smoke abnormally from the left side?

no not abnormal smoke.

it was on side stand center stand was removed when i got it.

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Re: wen i hit the start button it had a clank and 1983 GL 11

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 04, 2011 7:33 pm

If all you have is the side stand then make a habit of turning off the fuel after the days run.also expect it to smoke a little after it's set for a week,that's normal.

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Re: wen i hit the start button it had a clank and 1983 GL 11

Postby virgilmobile » Wed May 04, 2011 7:45 pm

If you can get one(center stand)put it back on.It makes it much easier to settle it in for the night and work on it.




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