78 GL1000 dies when stopping


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Dbett22
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78 GL1000 dies when stopping

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My 78 GL1000 wants to die as I approach intersection. Previous owner has assured me the bike had a complete tuneup before I bought it. The one thing I notice is clutch handle very hard to engage, just wondering if I am not engaging the clutch far enough and killing the engine. Any thoughts?


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eklimek
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Re: 78 GL1000 dies when stopping

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If the clutch is the issue the machine will inch forward at a stop. There will be other shifting problems.

More likely fuel or spark.

Suspect it idles poorly and stumbles at a stop? If turning up idle is helpful, then fuel flow and suspect carburetor(s).


measure voltage drop at idle. Do lights dim?
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Re: 78 GL1000 dies when stopping

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Dbett22 wrote:My 78 GL1000 wants to die as I approach intersection. Previous owner has assured me the bike had a complete tuneup before I bought it. The one thing I notice is clutch handle very hard to engage, just wondering if I am not engaging the clutch far enough and killing the engine. Any thoughts?
Should have asked the PO his definition of a "complete tuneup".

Sure sounds like carbs/fuel.
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