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Hello from Texas!!!
I research and re-research before I ask for help so here I am. I have an 82 Gl1100i that I got a few weeks ago that idles too low to keep the bike running without the choke on at about 3/4 of the way out. It takes a minute for it to warm up then it idles at around 700-750.The bike runs great for it sitting for awhile but it knocks when I first give it gas and then it is fine. I have an old biker friend that says the idle needs to be adjusted just a bit. Problem is I can't seem to find info on how to do it or where I can adjust the idle. Please if one of you wise goldwingers can help me out I'd highly appreciate it, if y'all know of a well detailed diagram please let me know.
 

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Look on the right side at the rear of the carbs near the center of the engine, there is a slot head screw to adjust the idle speed. Sounds like the also need to be synchronized.
 

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the adjustment screw is just behind where the throttle cables attach, you can see it from the right side. should idle at about 950. sync your carbs and it will help that knock a lot.
 

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950-1050 is the correct idle, the above posts located the screw for you, just aft of the four carbs and to the center of the bike nearer to the gas tank. You will need a standard/slotted long shaft screwdriver to reach it easily from the right side of the bike above the fuel pump.
 

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Alright!! I appreciate the how fast and helpful the replies were. I will get to her as soon as I can. I know that maybe i should start another thread for this, but do any of y'all know good U.S.A. based company where I could order a good but fairly priced rear master cylinder rebuild kit and rear brake pads? I would like to find out some information on Texas based ones, they don't have to be just online I would like to find good motorcycle shops around me. There are the big brand shops but I've only heard horror stories about them. Bate's #2 on 35 and Valwood in Carrolton is supposed to be great but other than I don't know any.:? Fellow Texas Goldwingers please help
 

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Hey, thanks for the info DaveO430, interesting site and they have alot of kits that other site don't offer. My only beef with them is $50 for 2 brake pads?!?!?!?!?!? i've seen the ones i need for $26.00 for the front and rear pads,$30 for the sintered metal ones. (front and back.) The thing is I'd like to avoid shipping fees at all if possible, different sites, different shipping companies, different warehouses ect... I,rather buy something else I need for my wing or gas for more roadtrips.
 
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