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GL1100 Ignition timing after replacing the timing belts

I was reading through How-To document by Octane on how to replace the timing belts, and at the the end of the document he mentions that the valve clearance may need to be adjusted and the ignition timing checked and adjusted.



I found a how-to document showing how to check the valve clearances, but I'm not sure how to adjust the ignition timing.



Is it difficult to check the ignition timing on a GL1100? How do I go about doing it?



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I could be incorrect but I think I have heard others say that there is no ignition timing adjustment on the 1100. Others will jump in shortly.

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True, there is no ignition timing adjustment on 1100s.

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Excellent, thanks

Do I do still need to adjust the valves?

I believe the hydraulic valves were not introducted until the GL1200.
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I would adjust them. Not to hard. Might want to get some new gaskets first.

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Yes, the valves should be adjusted periodically (not hydraulic on 1000-1100)

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Changing the timing belts has nothing to do with having to check your valve clearance....
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Changing the timing belts has nothing to do with having to check your valve clearance....
This is true. But valve clearance should be checked every 8000 miles and adjusted as necessary. Unless I knew when it was done last, I would do it while I'm right there...

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Thanks guys

The bike runs really well, so I had not considered checking the valve clearances until I found it mentioned at the end of the timing belt how-to article.

It would be great if I can get away with another summer of riding without messing with them. But if it is not hard, I'll give it a try.
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It's a lot easier to check and adjust the valves than it is to pull the heads for a burnt valve, cheaper too. Good luck, Bob

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