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by Bummer15
Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Throttle Plate Friction Issue
Replies: 0
Views: 152

GL1100 Throttle Plate Friction Issue

Hello, I am in the middle of GL1100 rebuild and currently assembling the carbs after much cleaning. Here is the issue: I'm mating the #2 & #4 carbs. Separately the throttle plates move great. Nice and smooth with no binding. When I put the carbs together and attach the intake housing they are st...
by Bummer15
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Needles & Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Carb Needles & Seats

Thanks for the input OldguyGlen! I think I'll just clean the seats as suggested and order new needles. As for the slow jets, I'll use the guitar string method and keep soaking. I was worried about the little side holes but yours turned out okay so I'm leaving them in. Thanks again!
by Bummer15
Tue Feb 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Needles & Seats
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Carb Needles & Seats

Hello! I am rebuilding my carbs from a 1981 GL1100. I have the Randakks Master Kit and book to help me get through it the right way. After the disassembly, I found that all 4 float needles were stuck in the seats. Soaking them didn't help so I pulled them out with a side cutter. I have read (Google)...
by Bummer15
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Engine Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Re: Engine Advice Please

I really appreciate the input! The compressions are good so I'll just get it back together as planned and skip the engine teardown. Thanks much!!
by Bummer15
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Engine Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 1148

Engine Advice Please

I recently bought an 81 GL1100 for a project. It was not running when I bought it due to an 8 year storage. The bike has 40,000 miles on it and cosmetically in great shape. Compressions on all 4 cylinders were good when tested cold so I went for it knowing I would rebuild carbs, upgrade the stator, ...