Starter valve?


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Bigun58
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Starter valve?

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First post, new to wings, aquired a 84 interstate and going thru carbs with Randaak book and kits. Been reading till my eyes hurt, is there a trick or procedure to remove starter valves? Don't want to bend or tear anything up (yet).



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Bigun58 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:14 pm
First post, new to wings, aquired a 84 interstate and going thru carbs with Randaak book and kits. Been reading till my eyes hurt, is there a trick or procedure to remove starter valves? Don't want to bend or tear anything up (yet).
Welcome to the site. Just to be sure you say a 1984 but you also list a gl1100. So the 84 or the 82? Did you check under the "How to" section for your year model for starter valves? First of all, There is no picture of said machine and I have no idea what a starter valve is. Have some thoughts on it. what ever you have put timing belts on it.
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Pre84 didn’t have starter valves. The mechanism is kind of hokey, but it all will come loose. The hook at the bottom needs to be free to turn roughly 180 degrees. The trick is taking off the black nut which is plastic. The starter valve will then come out laterally. Watch for a small stainless washer to come out. If it doesn’t, use a pick and get it before you lose it.

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Hello again, feel a little foolish or simply being cautious, was successful removing valve 1 down 3 to go

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Will change the 82, it's the 84 thanks for the welcome, few more questions soon, especially on the secondary air system, Reed valves bring back nightmares of outboard motors in my younger daze

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Bigun58 wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:17 pm
Will change the 82, it's the 84 thanks for the welcome, few more questions soon, especially on the secondary air system, Reed valves bring back nightmares of outboard motors in my younger daze
The reed valves in your bike and the reed valves in a 2 stroke engine do entirely different things, don't worry about it.

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Correcting my post, the washer to watch for is on the pilot screw.



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