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by Psycheonabike
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: What now....?

Thanks. ;)

No giving up....though I've come close!!
by Psycheonabike
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: What now....?

@oldguyglen ...she idles fine, not like a clock ticking but not far off, around 1000rpm - not tried any lower. Once past say, 2000rpm she pulls like a rocket! Something kicks in then. It's not a sudden surge but if I try riding her at walking pace the whole engine slaps and thumps...really uncomfort...
by Psycheonabike
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: What now....?

@oldguyglen ...thanks man, more to consider.

The other things is how the mixture screws do nothing. I mean they make no difference at all. You'd think winding them all the way it might make it run a tad leaner? Nope! Still all sooty as hell!

All apart from #3 ....nice gold colour!
by Psycheonabike
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: What now....?

chief771 wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:27 pm
Sorry to hear that. Wish I had some other ideas for you. Uber frustrating.
Yup....thing is, how can #2 be hardly firing at all and #4 stall the engine if you pull the plug cap and now it's working the other way around??? Plus all plugs bar #3 are sooty as hell??

I swear it's got me beat!!!
by Psycheonabike
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: What now....?

Good morning, did you replace the slow idle jets? If you have 1980 carbs they are pressed in and dont usually come with a carb kit. I pulled them on my bike and they were all plugged. After cleaning them my bike runs great. Just thought I would throw that out there. No thats a great point - I did p...
by Psycheonabike
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: What now....?

dingdong wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Foul play???...........
I was being facetious!
by Psycheonabike
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: What now....?

dingdong wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:55 am
Did you replace the float needle valves? If so were they OEM or kit valves? OEM seem to be the only valves that seal correctly.
Good point. Tried others but went back to OEMs as I suspected foul play!!
by Psycheonabike
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

Re: What now....?

Yeah mahooosive spark like a lightening bolt!! :lol:
by Psycheonabike
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What now....?
Replies: 19
Views: 581

What now....?

I swear I am reaching my tolerance point with this bike now! So after it doing the following its....................... STILL running rough as a box of spanners!! STILL not firing properly and stinks of gas!! STILL takes ages for idle to drop after revving!! Now ALL plugs look sooty not just #2! For...
by Psycheonabike
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooked Coil....
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Cooked Coil....

Stock coils that were working fine until I changed the CDI for another OEM one.
by Psycheonabike
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooked Coil....
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Cooked Coil....

Fitted a replacement CDI after the other packed up.....she ran better than ever for a bit. Then this....


by Psycheonabike
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Are we done here....?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Are we done here....?

Sorry I am confused (not hard) !

Do you mean the first output from the coil now going to #1 should go to plug two and 2 to #2....?
by Psycheonabike
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Are we done here....?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Are we done here....?

Move wires? You mean change the firing sequence??
by Psycheonabike
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Are we done here....?
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Are we done here....?

GL1100 1982 Took carbs off for the 120th time (well it feels like that) this time to check float heights. Main problem is cylinder #2 not firing properly or at least not enough as plug is still sooty. So, current situation is this: 1. Carbs cleaned throughout 2. Carbs balanced 3. Valve clearances do...
by Psycheonabike
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The old girl...
Replies: 1
Views: 176

The old girl...

20190630_142142.jpg Don't think I can do much more now. Happy with her now and just been out for the first decent ride since I bought her as a non starter and she pulls like a rocket!!! Reminds me of a Vmax I used to have....HANG ON...!!!! Remaining foibles are: 1. Cylinder #2 plug still sooty but ...
by Psycheonabike
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator Cap or something else....
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Radiator Cap or something else....

Thanks @maz ....I'll get a new cap and report back!
by Psycheonabike
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator Cap or something else....
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Radiator Cap or something else....

Thanks. So that hot water overflows into the expansion tank?
by Psycheonabike
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator Cap or something else....
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Radiator Cap or something else....

Is the cap repairable or just replace?
by Psycheonabike
Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator Cap or something else....
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Radiator Cap or something else....

Honestly though I'd managed to get myself a runner after all this work. Apparently not. Replaced coolant after replacing timing belts. All good until I took her out. After about 15miles she starts overheating then coolant starts gushing out of the radiator cap. Fan comes on but not until this happen...
by Psycheonabike
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cam belt question....
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Cam belt question....

Ok, so all done and boy was that timing out!!! But, here's the thing. All I needed was someone to say: "The marks to go by are the raised ones that are also inline with the arrows" I'd also been using some incorrect intructions regarding balancing the carbs. Once done correctly I could see how out o...
by Psycheonabike
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cam belt question....
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Cam belt question....

Doesn't address the problem in my OP tho.
by Psycheonabike
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cam belt question....
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Cam belt question....

When changing cam belts what's the procedure if the pullys are not aligned when crank is at TDC?

Do the pullys move independently to the crank? Ie. with crank at TDC and belt off, line up pullys then fit belt?

If not how?

Thanks...
by Psycheonabike
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Axle bolt and calipers??
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Re: Axle bolt and calipers??

Ok but...........like I said in my OP there's no room to move the axle any further right which would move it away from the offending left caliper. The axle bolt just slides against the bottom of the fork.
by Psycheonabike
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Axle bolt and calipers??
Replies: 2
Views: 112

Axle bolt and calipers??

Refitting front wheel....as soon as I tighten up the axle bolt this removes possibility of right side of axle being flush with clamps and consequently discs not aligned in calipers. Loosen axle bolt and all is well realignment....until it comes to tighten it again. What am I doing wrong? I read some...
by Psycheonabike
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What just happened!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 129

What just happened!!!

Took wheel to fit tires.....took caliper off. Cleaned them up. 're fitted same bolts ame side etc....then this happened. 'Re fitted with a 3mm spacer but disc is finished and there DEFINITELY wasn't a spacer there before!! 20190602_190554.jpg 20190602_190547.jpg 20190602_190602.jpg These are the sam...