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HELLO EVEYONE

i will admit this has me stumped

i'm tryin to help a freind he bought a 1100 that was sittin for years...when we finally got it goin she popped a head gasket

well i have recently replaced both

i tore dwn the carbs to clean the gunk out

now no way no how will it run

just keeps poppin back and startin lil fires in the air box chamber

i have triple checked everything

HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
 

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Backfiring is a sign of bad valve timing. I hope it isn't that.
 

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hey thanx for the shout out

i have the timin set to T on the number 1

not 100% sure if its exhaust stroke or compression stroke .however both ways the bike does the same thing
 

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hey guys..........thanx

i have tried both ways and the same thing

i know i missed sumthin simple but??????????????????????????
 

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let me clarify it was runnin before it was brought to me
granted carbs were over flowin and the head gaskets were gone
but it did run
 

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Could you have crossed the spark plugs wires?
 

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thanx wingnut i am on those marks but like i said not sure if i'm on compression on exhaust i tried both
and a shout out to cheeprider nice trike lookin across the coils from rite to left i got 1-2-3-4
 

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run a compression test then get back to us
 

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I only really know 1100 and 1000's but turn to T1 check valves on #1 both should be loose..if not turn again to T1 now both should be loose..compression stroke...which way did you set your cams wheels to??? only second way works.
 

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Check the plug wires. Each coil must have a wire going to each side. If it does reverse the plug caps on one side and try her. If that doesn't work then put the caps back on that side, reverse the other side and try her again.

Hope this helps.
 

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ok the plot thickens

i left the fuel on last nite and walked away.......i went out this afternoon to run the compression test.....to find a fllod of fuel in the lower middle section the airbox bolts to...and when i rolled it over SPLASHHHHHHHHHHH fuel evey wheres.........HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
 

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Sticking or wrongly set floats.
Damaged float valves.
Sounds like you will have to rebuild the carbs.
Need to purchase the proper rebuild kits and follow the instructions precisely.
Lucky thing you were doing the comp. test when the fuel splashed out . If you had tried to actually start it ... !
 

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yaaaaaaaaaaaa never thought of that i wonder if i coulda found a place to park my wing in heaven...........
 

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bikerguy12001200 wrote:
thanx wingnut i am on those marks but like i said not sure if i'm on compression on exhaust i tried both
and a shout out to cheeprider nice trike lookin across the coils from rite to left i got 1-2-3-4
right to left?

1-2-3-4?



sitting on bike right front-1

right rear-3

left front -2

left rear-4
 

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naaaaaaaaaaw it wouldnt have gone kaboom, it would have hydrolocked, scary thing but easilly remedied, do the carbs again and bench test them before ya put them back in
 

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sctrucker wrote:
naaaaaaaaaaw it wouldnt have gone kaboom, it would have hydrolocked, scary thing but easilly remedied,
Don't be so sure.
I heard my neighbours pickup hydrolock from a leaking head gasket. There was a loud bang and it started but with a bad knock.

As near as I can figure the cylinders weren't completely full and one fired, when the others came to the top the coolant in them couldn't compress but inertia kept the crank and pistons moving. End result was three collapsed pistons and bent rods.
 
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