1980 GL1100 Idle speed?


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1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby myfirstgl » Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:15 am



What is the correct idle speed on a 1980 GL1100? I had my carbs synched and valves adjusted at my local garage but it feels like it's running high! The motor is idling at 1100 rpm when hot. Is this normal?



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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby TheArtist » Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:56 pm

If I'm, not mistaken 750 to 1250 is OK.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:49 pm

I like mine set at 950 rpm but that's just me.. You should do as you wish... :D

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby myfirstgl » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:38 am

Thanks for your help, I think I will lower the idle speed to 950. :)

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby tallman21 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 9:44 pm

mines at 1100 since she is cold to start up

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby Bbwelder » Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:39 pm

Around 100 should be standard

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby lhelber » Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:36 am

I looked it up somewhere not too long ago while I was replacing my throttle cables. The correct idle speed is 950 rpms.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby JERMAN » Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:18 pm

tallman21... Check out correct starting method in owners manual, it really helped on my bike.. Cold motor: open choke fully. Leave throttle closed fully... I know, wierd. Immediately after engine starts, adjust idle to 1500 to 2500 rpm. About a half minute after, close choke fully, if idle unstable, open throttle slightly.
Warm motor: Don't use choke. Open throttle slightly, start the motor.
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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby RobM » Tue Jun 28, 2011 11:51 pm

Manual reads 950 +_ 100 so you might be just a touch high.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby myfirstgl » Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:40 am

Thanks for everyone's help, I set it at 1000 rpm. Feels right.

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Re: 1980 GL1100 Idle speed?

Postby DragonRider » Wed Jun 29, 2011 2:28 pm

Bbwelder wrote:Around 100 should be standard



"100" RPM? are you sure you want it set that low? mine is up abot 1050RPM




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