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by Ailingwing
Sat May 04, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Yes, tips taken and tested. Just had to narrow it down.
by Ailingwing
Fri May 03, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white


Just stretched her legs from PA-VA-PA this morning
Just stretched her legs from PA-VA-PA this morning

by Ailingwing
Fri May 03, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Gervais, and all others that offered help, many thanks. In the end I had to take carbs out three more times, each time bumping up the jets more and more until I had gone up 7 on the slow jets and 5 on the mains. Mac aftermarket pipes that apparently weren't accounted for by the previous owner and mo...
by Ailingwing
Mon Apr 22, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1100 engine wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: GL1100 engine wanted

After 7 carb attempts I fixed it. Keeping it! There is a guy selling a really nice GL1100 with 26,000 on it in Baltimore on FB marketplace though. Touring package and all.
by Ailingwing
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Checked vacuum advance today. Installed new rubber line directly to carb #3. Applying suction you can hear advance mechanism move and snap back after. There is a tiny flathead screw in face of vacuum advance. Wonder if it's adjustable...Going to check all ignition connections (wires to coils which h...
by Ailingwing
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Ok, just didn't know if you are talking about FLOAT NEEDLES AND SEATS or main jet FUEL METERING NEEDLES. Floats are adjusted to proper setting and I have installed new seats for the floats and needles. Still a'stuttering. I'll keep at it.
by Ailingwing
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

I'm guessing float needles and seats.....
by Ailingwing
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Gord, ok I'll try that next as I'm out of ideas at this point. By seats so you mean the emulsion tubes? Thanks! Starts up with a millisecond on the stater button and accelerates fast. All cylinders firing. It's just that mid-range stutter cripe...
by Ailingwing
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1100 engine wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: GL1100 engine wanted

thanks for the info, will check it out!
by Ailingwing
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Just finished going through all carbs again. Yep, only one pump nozzle was working. Confirmed float heights, vacuum slides moving freely, all jets clear and emulsion tubes clean. All new O rings. NO hesitation now when I gas it at ALL! Revs up like a beast! But the mid range still coughing, farting,...
by Ailingwing
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1100 engine wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 303

GL1100 engine wanted

Looking for a GL1100 engine with under 40K miles on it. I'm located in SE Pennsylvania but am willing to drive a fair bit. I understand it'd most likely need a new water pump, belts etc. but just looking for an engine with healthy rings. I have good compression on mine but constant smoking from left...
by Ailingwing
Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Got a mirror and a bright light in the plenum and......only carb 3 is squirting directly into carb. The other three just kind 'get wet' around the base of the brass injector. Will pull assembly and clean brass nozzles again. Learned the hard way! Will, ahem, make sure to check accelerator squirt in ...
by Ailingwing
Sat Jan 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Got it. Will check it out. Thank you Glen
by Ailingwing
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Ok thanks. Should I look for it to squirt into the plenum chamber itself or into the carb chamber where the throttle valve is? Have a great weekend. I appreciate the advice
by Ailingwing
Fri Jan 18, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Thanks very much for the info. That makes it much more clear I appreciate it! Ok, I will pull carbs again and confirm the accelerator pump is injecting fuel when it should. It's a new pump assembly from Randakks, but I'm sure that doesn't mean it was installed correctly. Thanks again. Past 6000 rpm ...
by Ailingwing
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

I always keep it on the center stand. Synced carbs again to be sure, was a wee bit off but solid now. Still bogs down a bit when I snap throttle. While still connected, my vacuum gauges plummet when I floor it, then sky rocket. I would think they'd ramp up first when I hit throttle. Running better, ...
by Ailingwing
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

Re: GL1100 left side smoking white

Have checked wires yep, they're correct. Hmm I'll check the slide for sure. Do you mean the needle? I buffed all four slides and made sure the needles were all the same height. Taking carbs out again this weekend. Thanks for the tip!
by Ailingwing
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 left side smoking white
Replies: 27
Views: 1887

GL1100 left side smoking white

Here's what Ive done to try and mitigate this problem: New head gasket (was leaking coolant and oil around manifold and smoking like a biiiiiitch . :o :o -used OEM gasket at proper diameter), new valve seals, lapped valves lightly and tilt clearance of stems is within spec per my manual. Head was ma...