1982 GL 1100 Engine Miss


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marktwark
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1982 GL 1100 Engine Miss

Postby marktwark » Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:56 pm



My 82 GL1100 Goldwing has developed a "cough" or "sputter" most prevalent at high RPM's when accelerating, such as when you would go to pass someone. I haven't really tried any remedy yet but was going to begin with new spark plugs. I am a recently converted Harley Davidson twin guy so these four cylinders are a new game for me. Any quick basics I could cover would be appreciated.



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Re: 1982 GL 1100 Engine Miss

Postby D2D » Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:24 pm

Checking the plugs would be a good place to start, they can tell you a lot about what's going on. I'd suggest also checking your fuel filter for trash or water from condensation. If you're running points in your bike, give them a look over too and dress them with a file to knock down any high spots to be sure they are flat, then run a business card or a dollar bill through them to clean any residue. If after that you still have a problem then it could be an arcing plug wire or plug cap. It could also be a weak spring in the advance mechanism, a coil getting weak or might even be a connection in the circuit coming loose or grounding out. Just a process of elimination.

Good luck with your new wing !

marktwark
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Re: 1982 GL 1100 Engine Miss

Postby marktwark » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:02 pm

Thanks for taking the time to respond. I really appreciate it. Sounds like great advice.

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Re: 1982 GL 1100 Engine Miss

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:13 pm

sounds like fuel starvation to me, replace the fuel filter ,make sure all lines are clamped tight. Cut old filter apart to see whats inside,fine rust means you need to look inside your tank and clean up if needed . Air filter is another area that may need attention, I put a new one in each spring regardless of how the old one looks. Your bike does not have points ,new plugs never hurt any. Keep us posted on what you find. we will get you through this learning curve on your new ride together. Oh ya,Welcome to the forum. :D
Ride safe, Todd
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marktwark
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Re: 1982 GL 1100 Engine Miss

Postby marktwark » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:54 am

I will do all of the above. THANKS!

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Re: 1982 GL 1100 Engine Miss

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:08 am

Hey Mark, Hey man, Hey welcome to the site man..cool ...later.. :D Maybe a intake leak..man..




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