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by 4wred
Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Motor sounds like something loose inside dash flickers on and off

Never felt much of a difference when pressure is off by only 3 or 4 pounds. Definitely do when say 7 or more!! Hey wingman83 I just moved down here from PA a little while ago. I'm in Leland so if you run into any more problems I'm not far away!!
by 4wred
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for matching rattle can paint
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Looking for matching rattle can paint

Check with your local auto paint supplier. They usually have a camera,they can shoot a pic of the color you want and mix up some basecoat and put in a rattle can for you. I've done this a couple times now and they got it real close.As long as you are not doing a blend it should look spot on! I have ...
by 4wred
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for matching rattle can paint
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: Looking for matching rattle can paint

Check with your local auto paint supplier. They usually have a camera,they can shoot a pic of the color you want and mix up some basecoat and put in a rattle can for you. I've done this a couple times now and they got it real close.As long as you are not doing a blend it should look spot on! I have ...
by 4wred
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: I have a problem keeping it idling
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: I have a problem keeping it idling

RBGERSON wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:55 am
Sounds like clogged idle jet..requires carbs to be pulled and cleaned if not rebuilt!!

EXACTLY^^
Clogged idle jets,and or idle circuits. When choke is engaged you get less air more fuel !!
That's why it idles with choke on.
by 4wred
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: I need help finding part.
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: I need help finding part.

stephenricci wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:04 pm
Here is a pic of my current Naked project. Still in work but getting there.
That"s a sexy naked wing ;)
by 4wred
Fri May 19, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 converting to naked, need advice!
Replies: 6
Views: 891

Re: 1981 GL1100 converting to naked, need advice!

1- The box and weight can go away 2- Lots of aftermarket headlight buckets on the web,this is where all the wires that were in the jbox behind the weight will end up. 3- Can't use your oem headlight,has no bucket.There are aftermarket headlights and brackets that will work. 4- Next to your hand-grip...
by 4wred
Tue May 16, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The old slow jets again....sigh
Replies: 30
Views: 1841

Re: The old slow jets again....sigh

Carb sync a must after the work you've done!!!
by 4wred
Tue May 16, 2017 7:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Stereo replacement procedure
Replies: 5
Views: 626

Re: GL1100 Stereo replacement procedure

The large antenna is for both cb and radio.I don't use my cb so I put one of those short rubber ducky antennas on it.
by 4wred
Wed May 10, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 GL1100 running rich
Replies: 2
Views: 259

Re: 83 GL1100 running rich

1: float needles not closing properly
2: are your vacuum slides hanging up?
3: look down in the plenum is it flooding?
4: verify proper size jets are installed.
by 4wred
Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery connection
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Re: Battery connection

Sounds like a ground for a accessory someone added.I'd trace it to see where it goes before hooking it up.Just to be safe :D
by 4wred
Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 13
Views: 942

Re: Oil Leak

"I have a knack for busting bolts. I know I should of known better but........ My girlfriend even bought me a brand new, really nice Torque Wrench for Christmas. I'll learn from this mistake and take the time to look up the specs and use the Torque Wrench, much easier to do it the right way, instead...
by 4wred
Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '81 GL1100 - Parked Since '86
Replies: 8
Views: 561

Re: '81 GL1100 - Parked Since '86

First thing i'd check is to see if the engine is seized.If not then carbs are probably gonna need cleaned out if there was gas in them when it was parked.Timing belts need to be changed.New battery,If you try running it with those belts on they could break and trash the engine,good luck t
by 4wred
Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: bike shaking from side to side
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: bike shaking from side to side

Aussie81Interstate wrote:If it is a naked GL1100 - then maybe the head stem weight has been removed? - that could well be contributing to your dilemma.

Head stem weight isn't needed on a naked bike.
by 4wred
Sun Nov 06, 2016 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter drags then clicks good battery
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Starter drags then clicks good battery

The diy articles are your friend .Go to top of the page click on gl1100 in how to articles.There is one there for how to rebuild your starter and yes bike on the sidestand while removing and installing. Lucky for you it's a starter problem,much easier to fix then yankin the carbs off to fix them!!
by 4wred
Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter drags then clicks good battery
Replies: 8
Views: 513

Re: Starter drags then clicks good battery

If you're leaving the petcock on when you park it and the float needles aren't closing properly,very good chance you are getting hydrolock. Float bowls overfill and run down into cylinders.Remove the sparkplugs next time this happens and crank the engine over,don't do it near anything you don't want...
by 4wred
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: won't fire or even act like it wants to.
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: won't fire or even act like it wants to.

How did you verify the no spark condition?
by 4wred
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fresh carb rebuild and Engine Knocking
Replies: 63
Views: 4702

Re: Fresh carb rebuild and Engine Knocking

Bench testing is your friend,I learned the hard way verify the needles are seating properly without flooding before you reinstall,and I always turn the petcock off every time I shut down the engine.Too much work (pita) to keep yanking these carbs in and out.
by 4wred
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fresh carb rebuild and Engine Knocking
Replies: 63
Views: 4702

Re: Fresh carb rebuild and Engine Knocking

I had a similar problem w/aftermarket float needles.Had to change my float height settings a little from the recommended ones to stop the bowls from overfilling.
by 4wred
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fresh carb rebuild and Engine Knocking
Replies: 63
Views: 4702

Re: Fresh carb rebuild and Engine Knocking

Sounds like you just need a good sync.The fact that the stator bolt tightened up is a good sign.Assuming you did everything rite with the carbs you should be good to go.
by 4wred
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Loose Stator Bolt
Replies: 18
Views: 846

Re: Loose Stator Bolt

Sounds like the threads are stripped on the stator bolt.
by 4wred
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Carb Removal/Rebuild
Replies: 18
Views: 19347

Re: GL1100 Carb Removal/Rebuild

I use a guitar string, the smallest one on the guitar.Works good for me!
by 4wred
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil line on left side of engine?
Replies: 15
Views: 660

Re: Oil line on left side of engine?

Unfortunately my 1980 gl1100 doesn't have a oil level window or a dip stick???? WHAT???



All 1100's have a oil level window on them,right side of engine near the bottom.It has a screw head sticking out the middle to turn a wiper on the inside.Check oil level with bike on the centerstand.
by 4wred
Sun Aug 21, 2016 6:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! I made a big timing belt mistake...
Replies: 14
Views: 1549

Re: Help! I made a big timing belt mistake...

That's great you got it all sorted! But 6500 rpm's for ten seconds without a load on the engine I personally would never rev a engine that high and that long with no load on it,just sayin.
by 4wred
Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Out of gas with 1/3 tank remaining
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Out of gas with 1/3 tank remaining

Mine always has a air pocket in it(never full) and I don't have any problems and it is horizontal(in the stock location).I might be wrong but i think that's normal.
by 4wred
Sun Aug 14, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Rebuild
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Fuel Pump Rebuild

Have you performed a test on the pump? Verify it isn't working so you're not chasing problems not there.