Gl 1200 1 cylinder not working,has fire


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Blue diamond
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Gl 1200 1 cylinder not working,has fire

Postby Blue diamond » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:25 pm



So when I got this bike it had set up for 2 years, I have one cylinder that when I pull the spark plug wire does not change and it runs a touch rough, how can I get that cylinder to come back to life it has fire, any secrets before I tear it apart to rebuild it,thks



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Re: Gl 1200 1 cylinder not working,has fire

Postby twocams » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:47 pm

Well I guess I would pull that plug put into the wire end, lay on head and see what kinda spark you have ( nice blue). Also maybe pull the screw out of bottom of that carburetor bowel see how much gas & or trash comes out. then Hummm

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Re: Gl 1200 1 cylinder not working,has fire

Postby Blue diamond » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:02 pm

Yes getting great spark and had all the carburetors rebuilt last month so everything is good to go on that again when I pulled the plug wire - just no different sound and the motor at all

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Re: Gl 1200 1 cylinder not working,has fire

Postby geraldm » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:46 pm

check the compression on all 4 with all plugs out and throttle full open , ( should shut fuel off ), that will tell you weather it has life or not . maybe sticky valve from sitting ,.




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