1983 Gl1100 Interstate.


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danmercer214
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate

1983 Gl1100 Interstate.

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Hi
I came across this 83 gl1100. Hasn’t been run in 20 or so years. I rebuilt all the brake calipers, rear master cylinder with all new parts. All new fuel lines and filters. I will be getting a new battery and cleaning the starter button. I worked on this all winter. I do have to get it started with starting fluid. But it runs pretty well. One thing I noticed at my first test ride it was spitting out oil from a tube underneath. Second test run it didn’t do that. All fluids have been changed. Just wondering if anyone might know why this did that. It’s a great looking bike that someone was gonna junk. 73k miles on it. All dash electronics work as well.
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OldguyGlen
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1980 GL1100 STD/Vetters
1966 Honda 90

Re: 1983 Gl1100 Interstate.

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Congratulations. Good to rescue another of these fine machines. After a 20 yr layup, the carbs need work. You didn't mention that on your list.
The oil dripping on first ride might have been the drain tube from the air intake tray around the air filter. I believe that crankcase vapors are routed there (to be burned with the intake air) but might have been excessive and exited the drain tube. The possible excessive crankcase vapors may have come from stuck ring blow-by. Sometimes the stuck rings un-stick with some run time. Could also be excessive starter fluid spray deposits that found their way to the drain tube.
danmercer214
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Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate

Re: 1983 Gl1100 Interstate.

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Thx for the info. The carbs seem to be ok so far. I put some seafoam in it last fall. This spring I used a big syringe as a funnel and feed two full syringe fulls to make sure the went into the carbs. Let it set a few days then put fresh fuel in it and let it run for a while. When I test drove it, it seem to run fine. Now all that’s left is some clean up and a new battery. I did put some Klotz octane booster in the new fuel too. So I’m hoping it makes her run well. Gonna get at it soon and get her clean and shiny.
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