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I have an '83 GL1100 Aspencade and it loses power on hills or under
full throttle conditions. I can ease it up to speed but if I open
the throttle up it just seems to starve for fuel or something.
Any suggestions? The fuel pump seems to be working okay.
 

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When i had my 1200 mine did the same thing.I brought it to a mech and all he did was remove the carb covers and stretch the largeround o ring that seals the cover and it cured the prob.I had taken the carbs apart and didn't know this little trick.Hope it helps.

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Just a thought, make sure the fuel filter isn't clogged.
 

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Thanks for the advice. I have changed the filter out
though. I may just have to take it in and have the experts look
at it. It's never had a 'real' tuneup since I bought it a few
years ago.
 

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winddancer -

Had a similar problem with my '81. Don't know if this is a recent problem or not for you. One of my carbs sucked in some crud and the bike ran very poorly - no power, no acceleration, just like you describe. Added half bottle of carb cleaner and after 100 miles or so, the carb jettisoned the crud and it was like someone pushed the 'turbo' button. Point is, just one carb gummed up will make the whole engine run very bad. I would suggest the carb cleaner first - it's cheap and may do wonders like it did for me - or take it in for a good cleaning. Sounds like it may be due.
 

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Winddancer, don't know how long you've owned the bike? Or if it's a Cal Bike?

But some California models had "Washers" tack welded in the exhaust for "polution" reasons and after some guys removed them the bike sreamed up hill ?
 

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Wingdawg1,
I've owned the bike for about 5 years or so. I
bought it from a guy here in Sacramento so I think it probably is a CA
bike. I'll check on the washers... thanks.
 

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winddancer wrote:
I have an '83 GL1100 Aspencade and it loses power on hills or under
full throttle conditions. I can ease it up to speed but if I open
the throttle up it just seems to starve for fuel or something.
Any suggestions? The fuel pump seems to be working okay.
Wonder if the vacuum slides are hangin up? If they do you'd have very low vacuum in the carb throat when the throttle was opened preventing the main jets from being able to feed fuel until the rpms and vacuum started to build up.Whatever the cause what's going on is that the engine isn't getting a jolt of fuel when you open the throttle quickly. Does it happen if you carry a little choke?
 
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