Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle


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Re: Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle

Post by chief771 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:49 pm



Floats are in right, I pulled the line off the carb coming from the fuel pump and it pumped gas like crazy. I pulled the spark plugs and it looks like the no. 1 cylinder is not firing. Fuel in all the bowls. #4 less then the others. It will start if I dump fuel in the plenum but wont stay running. I messed up something somewhere. Fuel filter is clean. I may just have to pull them out and find my mistake.


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Re: Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle

Post by chief771 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:26 pm

I did just pull the slow idle jets and cleaned them. Is it possible I didn't tap them back in far enough or too far? I have the mixture screws turned out about 2 times.
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Re: Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle

Post by OldguyGlen » Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:32 pm

#1and #2 fire together off as single coil. Same with #3 and #4.
Are plugs wet or dry after an attempt? Multiple twists on the throttle should pump raw gas into the throats. Should get same result as raw gas in the plenum. If not, figure out what's preventing that result.
Low jets won't go "too far" in. Not far enough would make too rich... Not likely.

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Re: Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle

Post by chief771 » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:18 pm

Found two o rings on the intake tubes that were pinched and not sealing. Finally got it running. Thank you for all the help fellow wingers!
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Re: Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle

Post by chief771 » Thu May 02, 2019 8:56 pm

Now another issue. I cant get the 1100 to idle down. Idle set screw is all the way out. Not sure if it is binding somewhere or what exactly is causing the problem. I will do more investigating. Any suggestions are welcome!
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Re: Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle

Post by chief771 » Thu May 02, 2019 10:16 pm

Found the problem. The adjustment for the number 4 carb came loose. I got it put right now it runs fine. Guess I panicked for nothing!! :-)
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Re: Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle

Post by Bjornen1 » Sun May 05, 2019 5:22 am

Congratulations.
Nice that you finally solved the problem. It also took a long time for me before it finally runs well.

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Re: Cant get my gl1100 to stay at idle

Post by chief771 » Sun May 05, 2019 5:39 am

Thank you! I appreciate it. Hoping to get it licensed and on the road now that I know it is a great runner.


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