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Running poorly I have a 1983 GL1100 interstate. While on a short trip (approximately 100 kilometers)my bike lost almost all power. If I feed gas quickly it will almost die, but if I feed it gas VERY SLOWLY then it will gradually pick up. It will kind of hold it's speed if I play with the throttle. I did the obvious like changed the plugs, fuel filter, oil & filter etc. Any suggestions will be appreciated. The bike has about 94,000 miles on it and the timing belts have been changed.

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  • Steve Jan 09, 2009

    Thank you for your fast response! I have only owned the bike for about 3 years and I don't think the carbs have been done for a long time (if ever). I am thinking along the same lines. Also thank you for the link. I am sure glad to find these manuals!

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Not much to go on, but I would say carburetor issue. Have they ever been rebuilt, have they been balanced recently?

You can look at a manual here, hope it helps you - http://www.texaschapteru.org/GWServiceManuals.htm

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I'll confirm that. My exact symptoms that started my ultimate decision to pull the carbs and rebuild. In the mornings though, after sitting over night, the bike would usually start up nicely and run great for about 10 minutes--then right back to a starvation mode, a couple cylinders would foul and the exhaust manifolds were freezing cold. Pull it, cleaned it, was a little better, pulled it, rebuilt it. Was good for 30 minutes, better than ever in fact, but began fouling again. took it off again, cleaned cleaned, more and more, should have just bought randall's carb rebuild kit, piece mealing it from a local shop got me 1/2 the parts at 1.5 times Randaak's price was

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