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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-08-2012, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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I just purchased a 76 GL1000 as a project bike. The guy I have bought it from, has removed the mechanical fuel pump, and installed an electronic fuel pump, and as well converted the bike from points to electronic ignition.

What does everyone think about these. I do have a 77 GL1000 as a parts bike that came with it and a bunch of parts as well. I am not looking to fully restore the bike right now, but to get it on the road. Restoration later.

Should I leave both the Elctric Fuel pump and the Electronic Ignition or should I change them back.

I used to have a 77 years ago and that was mechanical fuel pump and points.

Input would be great.


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Keep the electronic ignition Mike, it is more reliable and needs less maintenance. I would probably fit the mechanical fuel pump if one was laying around as a spare. You can always keep the electric one as a backup.
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What GasWing said.....

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I sure like having the electric fuel pump. Much quicker starts when it's been sitting a few days and the electronic ignition is a great upgrade!

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If you keep the elec pump make sure it was a tilt off switch..so it stops pumping if the bike goes down..

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Absolutely! Keep them both. The fuel in the carbs tends to evaporate after sitting for a few days, on the gl1000s. The electric pump will aid in refilling without having to us the starter. The EI is the best add on I have done to my 76. Set it and forget it.


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