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by MikeCoulombe
Wed Jul 03, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Backfires from exhaust.
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Re: Backfires from exhaust.

Timing belts are done!
by MikeCoulombe
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Backfires from exhaust.
Replies: 2
Views: 345

Backfires from exhaust.

Brought home a new to me 1983 GL1100A, been sitting in a shed for 9 years. The current owner said they had it running badly a year ago. So I got it running badly after repairing the starter. Loading up the right bank with fuel and backfire through the exhaust. Pulled the plugs plenty of fire. Pulled...
by MikeCoulombe
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: oil in the starter

So the starter soaked in oil, made a brave attempt but only lasted a couple of starts before it developed a dead short. So I tested the scrap starter it tested okay but it needed the positive brush connector. Long story short, soldered connector from dead starter, now works great.
by MikeCoulombe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: oil in the starter

Found one with good gears and grease in the cone. Cobbled it together and the engine turns over well enough to get a compression test done and decide on the next step. Thanks for the tips.
by MikeCoulombe
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: oil in the starter

Yes that's what I figured it had to have a seal in the bearing. I'm off to the cycle recycling psychos cycles in Edmonton this morning.
by MikeCoulombe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: oil in the starter

When I pulled it open it dumped a couple ounces of oil on the work table. There was no evidence of any grease. I have the timing covers and rad out. I turned the engine over easily with a ratchet on the crank. I put the starter cone back on so I can move the bike around without having the engine ope...
by MikeCoulombe
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 426

oil in the starter

I just joined the club with a 1983 gl1100. Owner told me it would need a starter. After searching the issue here I removed the starter. I was a little surprised when oil came out of the hole, not too concerned with the bike on the side stand. I was however quite surprised to find that the starter it...