seriously cold-blooded

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Motorcycle: wing1 : 1982 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing2 : 1980 gl1100 interstate; resurrection complete. SOLD.
wing3 : 81gl1100i frame/82gl1100a engine/81cb900 bits. resurrection complete. naked. SOLD.
wing4 : 1977 gl1000 black w/ blue pinstripes; resurrection complete. SOLD
wing5 : 1977 gl1000 black w/gold pinstripes; nearly roadworthy when purchased, NOW RIDING.
wing6 : 1975 gl1000 blue; SOLD

seriously cold-blooded

Post by winguyjo »

i have done enough reading here to know that these old wings are considered cold-blooded animals, and today i learned to take this seriously.

went to take wing2 for it's first 'real' ride this morning and as soon as i shifted to 2nd gear it began some serious hesitation and even stalling. re-start it immediately and again, poor running and stalling. deeply disappointed, and fearing another carb removal, i circle back and get it into my driveway. a chunk of the day was devoted to inspecting the petcock and testing fuel pump. no issues there whatsoever.

to make a long-ish story short, it seems that i must have hopped on and rode off a couple of minutes sooner than on my previous 'round-the-block' test rides because this evening, despite having checked over the fuel system and finding everything ok, it did the same thing, but this time i rode it a bit longer, going easy on the throttle, until finally, only a minute or 2 later, it began taking the throttle with no problem.

i guess that i was letting it warm up longer before my previous rides, listening to the engine, but today, flush with confidence in the machine, i did not wait til she was ready.

lesson learned.

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Former bikes;
2000 R1100RT
2005 Suzuki Bandit
1979 Yamaha XS1100
1978 Yamaha XS1100 Special
1990 Yamaha XV250
1980 Yamaha XV750
1979 Honda CB750
1968 Triumph Bonneville T120
1973 Honda CB450
1968 Harley Davidson Sportster
1974 Honda CB750
1968 Honda CL72

Re: seriously cold-blooded

Post by froche »

Mine was like that and finally got it fixed, but it was on a 1200.

Replaced the slow jet (idle pilot).
You can but new ones for cheap on ebay
Stock size is 35, i tried 40 and it worked and then tried 35 also worked. (1200)
I think any size from 35 to 40 should work. ... SwdxJas0iB (also for 1200)

But you can see how cheap these are. Probably a little bit of crap stuck in there, it seemed easier to replace than clean. i spent 5.00 on mine. i am surew you can find some for an 1100.
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1993 GL1500 Aspencade (2017-)
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1972 CL350 (1980-1988) sold
1978 Suzuki GS550 (1985-2005) sold
1977 GL1000 (2002-2006) sold

Re: seriously cold-blooded

Post by DenverWinger »

1100 shouldn't be that way

Mine is perfectly happy if you start it and just go. It gets maybe a minute warm-up as I'm backing it out of the garage and shutting the door. If it's 40-50 degrees out I leave the choke on maybe the first 5 mins 'cause she'll stumble badly without it but runs fine with choke, 60 degrees just a min or two, 70 degrees don't really need the choke at all....
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