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I've had my '79 gl1000 nigh on 8 years and it's never disappointed me. Every year at least one thing goes sideways... This year started off with a clutch cover gasket leak, which is a whole lot of not fun, and now on the last couple rides there's been a lot of spluttering, excessive gas use, reduced ability to reach 'speeds' and a fluctuating idle; all of which I've associated with running too 'rich.'
Today I started her up and again it was that spluttering half hearted affair, so I turned off the gas at the fuel petcock. It corrected itself back to that crisp exhaust rip. Turned the fuel back on and the spluttering resumed. Again, once turned off it corrected itself.
Having read a post on another forum where the owner rode his bike through congested areas turning the fuel off and on, I think my problem lies with the plenum seals - I believe Randakks has a replacement kit.
Anyone care to comment?
 

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If it is the plenum seal you can see the fuel puddling in the plenum with the air filter out.
 
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