goldwing gl1100

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Motorcycle: 1983 honda goldwing gl1100 interstate

goldwing gl1100

Post by Rudy30 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:39 am

Hi can anyone help my gl 1100 has a misfire when pulling at half throttle but if i open it up it goes away but comes back as soon as i close off. I have replaced all the plug wires/caps and the plugs to specs the bike starts on the first swing off the starter and idles smooth but will have a occasional miss the carburetor is synchronized would appreciate some help please.

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Re: goldwing gl1100

Post by DenverWinger » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:05 am

My 1100 forever had the neutral light on from the time I first put it on the road (it was a basket case), problem was in the neutral switch itself, which is a bear to get to. It's on the right side of the engine under the cylinders, access blocked by the frame. Pretty much have to remove the engine to get to it.

I finally just removed the lightbulb so it wasn't glowing in my face (at night it is really annoying.) The only real downside of this is you have to hunt to find neutral without the light working correctly (I sometimes inadvertently park the bike in a "false" neutral between 2nd and 3rd) and the starter will work with the bike in gear - lurches ahead if you go to start it and isn't in neutral.

However, recently I noticed the starter won't actuate without pulling the clutch if it's in that false neutral, after 50,000 miles it appears that switch may have fixed itself. I may have to put the bulb back in. :idea:
They say 98% of all Hardleys ever made are still on the road..... The other 2% made it home. :lol:
(I stole this from somebody on another GW site...) :roll:

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