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I just bought this '82 Gl1100 and haqve an idle problem!
Greetings, I am a brand new member and proud new owner of a 1982 GL1100 Interstate and I know it needs a tune up, but I think I have a carb situation going also. No matter where you set the idle adjust screw (the main screw on the throttle shaft) the idle sill fluctuate between 2000 and 3000 rpm's..... I bought the bike today, and had to drive it home (approximately 80 miles, all freeway, 60+ mph) and it runs smooth and sips fuel, using about 1.25 gallons of gasoline. The only issue is the idle, any one have any ideas?

I thank you in advance for you help!

Jeff in Portland, Oregon!
#1 06-17-2011, 08:05 PM,
Carb Syncronizing is very important on these bikes. The four Carbs. need to work in harmony.That is the first place you look when experiencing any problems with Idling. Also the Carbs each have a drain screw at the bottom of the float bowls and these
are to drain stail gas out of each Carb. I faithfully drained each carb this way after my bike
sat dormant over winter,it often ran rough until I learned that trick and from then on drained
each one first. Fuel stabizer before winter helps and as a cure use Seafoam additive to your tank once or twice a season,it does wonders for both Carbs. and Fuel injectors like my 85 Limited Edition has. Good Luck. :d
#2 06-18-2011, 03:37 PM,
I thank you! I have been out today going by bike shops inquiring about getting the carbs synched. I will remember the draining of the carbs at the end of a long sitting period. I have used seafoam in the past in my boat, and I will get some for the Goldwing! I was quoted approximately $400.00 USD to have the carbs cleaned and synched, is that reasonable?
If it isn't fun, it isn't worth doing!
#3 06-18-2011, 06:34 PM,

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