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i bought this bike 2 months ago since then i replaced timing belts new tires and went through the carbs cleaned and synced iv been getting 42mpg and it runs great the only problem is when i let up on the throtle fast i smell rich exaust i dont know mabe normal for this bike its a 1981 gl1100 28000 miles
 

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If you are getting 42 MPG can't be much wrong but the air cut off valves may be stuck which may or may not cause backfire on decel.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
... but the air cut off valves may be stuck ...
+1 or no good and leaking.. were they in good shape when you cleaned the carbs??? Mine were porous.. you could see through spots (it is a rubber covered fabric)
 
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