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by Maz
Wed May 22, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle drop vs colortune
Replies: 1
Views: 69

Re: Idle drop vs colortune

I use a Colortune on all of my bikes. It's a very useful tool and sets the idle mixture perfectly. If you have access to a very accurate tacho, the idle drop method is just as accurate, but, as I don't have access to one, my PERSONAL preference is Colortune.

Maz
by Maz
Tue May 21, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: NGK Resistor Caps Installation
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: NGK Resistor Caps Installation

The old caps simply unscrew from the plug wires and the new ones are screwed on in their place, fitting the smaller diameter rubber boot to the wire first. the larger rubber fits on the plug end of the cap, to create a waterproof seal round the plug insulator. If you look in the smaller hole in the ...
by Maz
Tue May 21, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Bogs when clutch released.
Replies: 10
Views: 269

Re: Bogs when clutch released.

Carbs were rebuilt and synced. Still knocks when taking off and at idle. However smooth during acceleration with no knock or hesitation. Only at idle around 1,000rpms or less. Headlight issue is resolved ( it was the bulb). Brakes are still having issues. Probably needing to replace the original li...
by Maz
Mon May 20, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Firing but no combustion
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: Firing but no combustion

Hey, Carbs been off and even managed to get the idle jet out of the carb that was over the cylinder that has a Spark, but isn't firing. I thought cleaning the carbs may have sorted this. Here's whats happening... Idling ok now, starts first time and after cleaning carbs (again!!) throttle seems mor...
by Maz
Sat May 18, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: no spark on 1100a after carb rebuild
Replies: 4
Views: 139

Re: no spark on 1100a after carb rebuild

wow! had good spark prior to sending out the carbs to be rebuilt.. now no spark with the ignition switch on and the other switch in run.. no spark to the plugs. what have I done that would keep t he plugs from firing? Possibly disturbed a coil connection. Easily done when removing/refitting the air...
by Maz
Fri May 17, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The Mystery that is GL1100 Carbs!
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: The Mystery that is GL1100 Carbs!

As I said to someone recently, the carbs have to be cleaned and then cleaned and then cleaned again. Preferably followed with a few long sessions in an ultrasonic unit with jewellery (yes, I am in England) cleaner or solvent. Glad you're getting there, though. Maz Yay.....another Briti!!! South Eas...
by Maz
Thu May 16, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: The Mystery that is GL1100 Carbs!
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: The Mystery that is GL1100 Carbs!

As I said to someone recently, the carbs have to be cleaned and then cleaned and then cleaned again. Preferably followed with a few long sessions in an ultrasonic unit with jewellery (yes, I am in England) cleaner or solvent. Glad you're getting there, though.
Maz
by Maz
Tue May 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Oops!

We live and learn! I look forward to finding out what difference it makes when you've cleaned it out.
Maz
by Maz
Tue May 14, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oops!
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Oops!

Did I dream it, or did you say you cleaned those carbs? :o :D
Maz
by Maz
Mon May 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Points
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Points

So is it wired that the person before me left the condenser hooked up? Apologies.... I answered thinking about the ballast resistor! The condenser may have been left connected by accident. It is not required with electronic ignition. It's purpose is to suppress arcing across the points, which would...
by Maz
Sat May 11, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Struggling with carb3/plug3
Replies: 40
Views: 1417

Re: Struggling with carb3/plug3

If the plug is wet with fuel but the fuel isn't igniting, I would guess there is insufficient air or too much fuel. Possibly the idle air circuit is totally plugged up. Are the jets in that carb the same as the other 3 ?
Maz
by Maz
Sat May 11, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Points
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Points

If the coils are the originals, the ballast resistor would probably be left connected with electronic ignition (they don't take to kindly to being fed with a constant 12v, hence the resistor is only bypassed during starting to get a stronger spark). If Dyna coils are fitted, the resistor is not requ...
by Maz
Sat May 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Points
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Points

You should have a black/white to each coil, which is 12v feed from ignition switch and a yellow to one coil and a blue to the other. The other end of the yellow and blue goes to the points. Search Google for GL1000 wiring diagram or there may be one in the 'Manuals' section at the top of the page on...
by Maz
Fri May 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: LED lights
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: LED lights

You need to install loading resistors on the LED'S , or, for the directionals, replace the flasher unit with one suitable for LED's. LED'S draw less current than filament bulbs, so there is less load on the flasher unit, hence the fast flash. Likewise, the tail light monitor expects to see a higher ...
by Maz
Fri May 10, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Points
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Points

Yes you certainly will.
Maz
by Maz
Thu May 09, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: leaking carburetor
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: leaking carburetor

And if it's leaking from the drain screw, a new copper washer is needed.
Maz
by Maz
Thu May 09, 2019 3:15 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Low gauge reading
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Low gauge reading

Yes,I checked like you say and it is a vacuum leak and I am going to replace all the orings,now I have a question,I have the intake orings but what I am having trouble getting are the ones that go between the plenum and the carbs,dealer says not available thru them anymore,anybody have an idea,I ha...
by Maz
Thu May 09, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Points
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Points

The connections are easy - Yellow and Blue. Also, you will need to re-install the condenser (assuming it was removed when the electronic ignition was fitted), which also has a Yellow and a Blue wire and connects to the same place as the points. You will also need the original collar (cam) to operate...
by Maz
Tue May 07, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1100A 1983 timing belt Question
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Gl1100A 1983 timing belt Question

Change them! They rarely look anything other than perfectly serviceable... Until one breaks. Just based on the amount of time you have owned the bike, they are overdue.
Maz
by Maz
Fri May 03, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New Ride....(pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: New Ride....(pics)

David Silver is very good... but postage costs are a bit of a rip-off. I'm not sure where in the UK you are, but if you get the chance to visit David Silvers museum, go with a shopping list and collect all your bits in person. It's worth it! Oh, and the museum is excellent too!
Maz
by Maz
Fri May 03, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New Ride....(pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: New Ride....(pics)

As I suggested above, clean, clean, clean the carbs. Fuel in the cylinder is due to carb flooding, probably a faulty float valve. Those carbs need to be stripped, cleaned (again) and rebuilt with all new rubber bits. Fuel in the cylinder will cause a hydrolocking situation leading to all sorts of da...
by Maz
Thu May 02, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Low gauge reading
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Low gauge reading

Apologies, I read your post and didn't pay much attention to the picture. Denverwinger is spot on with his advice.
Maz
by Maz
Thu May 02, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Low gauge reading
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Low gauge reading

Check the manifold 'O' ring and rubber joint and that the carb top is tight. It may not be the carb at fault. Check compressions on all cylinders. May be a leaky valve or poor ring/bore sealing.
Maz
by Maz
Thu May 02, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New Ride....(pics)
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: New Ride....(pics)

Hi everyone, Being a glutton for punishment I have bought the 1982 GL1100 below. Happy cosmetically but she hasnt been used in 2 years!!! Only goy her yesterday and have just removed spark plugs and dropped in some WD40 before gently cranking her over at some point. Those bars have got to go ASAP t...
by Maz
Wed May 01, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: "the Hunley" my first retirement project
Replies: 11
Views: 521

Re: "the Hunley" my first retirement project

dummy me, and sorry if you have explained it somewhere else, but why refer to it as 'hunley'? Don't ya hate when you ask a question and get ignored? guess so, but wondered if a dumb question wasn't worthy of a response! do you know the answer? some people call things some weird names; maybe he does...