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I have an 81 Gl1100. Just replaced right side head gasket last summer. Ran great after that. Just had it out this morning. This is my daily commuter, 50 miles round trip. Was getting on the highway getting the rpms up and noticed that 1 cylinder was cutting in and out. @ break time pulled the spark plugs out and saw that cylinder #3 plug was kind of wet and smelled like fuel. I'm thinking it could be either a spark plug or coil wire. Tell me your thoughts.
 

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swap the plug and see if the problem moves with it
 

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If it doesn't move with the spark plug changing cylinders, and you haven't put on new plug wires and spark plug caps, it should only cost @$35 to get new caps(NGK), wire(6' cut to 18" each) and NGK plugs. A small m/c shop in your area should have them in stock(if you put your town in your profile I would have posted a shop as I grew up in Amherst and was parts manager at Nashua Honda in 76/77 and know some of the guys still in shops around the area)
Or you could have a stuck float.
 

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I have an 81 Gl1100. Just replaced right side head gasket last summer. Ran great after that. Just had it out this morning. This is my daily commuter, 50 miles round trip. Was getting on the highway getting the rpms up and noticed that 1 cylinder was cutting in and out. @ break time pulled the spark plugs out and saw that cylinder #3 plug was kind of wet and smelled like fuel. I'm thinking it could be either a spark plug or coil wire. Tell me your thoughts.
While you have the plugs out, spin it over to make sure you don't have coolant in the cylinder/s. Wouldn't be the first time a "new" head gasket let go. Poor cleanup and/or inaccurate torque wrench, failure to lube the head bolts and washers. All lead to a repair that's doomed to fail.

Ask me how I know!! :hoppingmad:

A timing belt one tooth off also causes high end miss fires......
 
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