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Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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squirrel
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So, the struggle so far. Issue was fading under load ,plugs/ht leads /coils/spark igniters all changed ......cam belts / tensioners /springs all changed timing is spot on head gaskets changed .still have a problem with fading /struggling around 3500/4500 revs....any ideas gratefully received as I'm at a loss .thank you


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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

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Have you synced the carbs?
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squirrel
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Yes ,possibility bad fuel (next test)if not then rebuild carbs 😈😈😈😈
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Checked your batteries health???
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB
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Battery good charges 13.5 πŸ˜€
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How do you mean 'fading'?? Losing power gradually, or just not having the power ever??

Could be fuel starvation, either by not enough fuel pressure/volume at the pump; clogged fuel filter; gummed up jets - passages - etc.

Cosmo
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Issues solved. ...the cause was bad petrol from the petrol station. ..tank drained .


............. carbs are being rebuilt with new everything ....on the plus side I now have new coils /spark igniters /cam belts and tensioners and springs soon be back on the road πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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Thank you all for your help and suggestions .fantastic site as usual ..admin
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First thing I do on any repair with starting or running issues.

Is dump the fuel.

Whither it's a weed trimmer, lawn mower, bike, farm tractor or airplane.
You never know what's in it and how fresh it is.

Moe


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Present rebuild 1982 GL1100A Goldwing

Don't part them out ---- Restore them.
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