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Hi my name is Bob and I have a 1983 GL1100 and when I start out in first gear it starts out kind of rough. I just had the carbs and valves adjusted and that helped but it is still doing it. It sounds to me like it is missing but I checked the plugs and wires and they looked ok. Any help would be very appreciated.
 

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You don't specify whether you had the carbs synched because that will help. These bikes like to be kept at 2000 rpm or more when taking off although a carb synch will reduce this a bit.
If you have just bought it and especially if it's been sitting a while try giving it a Seafoam treatment. You may even have to pull the carbs and give them a good clean but try the Seafoam first along with as many miles as you can.
 

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Yes I did have the carbs synched and I ran some seafoam through too twice still not running right. I am going to take it to the local Honda dealer to see if they can tell me what the problem is.
 

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Unscrew your plug boots from the plug wires. Look at the end of the plug wires where they unscrewed from the boot. Is the center core corroded or clean & shiny?

Trim off 1/4 inch of the wire if your wires are long enough to trim so that you expose new center core wire.

I would buy 4 new plug boots because they have resistors in them that can go bad & cause a weak spark.
 
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