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Suzuki 1982 GS1100GL won't accelerate

I have a Suzuki 1982 GS1100GL motorcycle. It has been sitting since 1982. I have cleaned the carbs, put new jets and seats. It will start and run, idles fine but will not accelerate. What is the problem

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No wonder it has been sitting for so long it becomes lazy..... Sorry, just to cheer you up. Check you clutch pack, tming chain and tranny state before anything.

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

  • ada1969 Mar 18, 2011

    Also, you'll want to check the carbs. if the idle is fine but it won't accelerate, you're going to want to clean out the jets. Get a set of "welding tip cleaners", take the carbs apart down to each individual jet then clean out all the holes.

    You'll be happy you did.



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