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Whenever I start my 82 Intersate, it sounds like a horn beeps for a second and then goes away. My actual horn has a different sound, so I know it's not the horn. I'm wondering if it's some sort of 'alarm' like oil low or something, but my oil idiot light doesn't come on (assuming it's working). It's taking a while for the bike to warm up... And I'm in Florida and not much warmup really needed. With choke on, it takes about 3 or 4 min to get to RPM where I can close choke. Any thoughts?
 

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My 82 GL1100 I makes a noise like that when cold starting. It sounds like a shaft spinning in a loose bushing to me. I don't know what it is.:baffled:
 

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I've heard that on my 1000 also. Always makes me smile and wonder.:)
 

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Could be the sprague clutch starting to act up? A good engine flush may help.
 

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Sorry, I don't know what a sprague clutch is. What type of flush do you suggest -- coolant - oil - ??
 

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That would be an oil flush. The sprague clutch is the centrifugal cluth on the starter that engages to spin the engine.
 

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Whiskerfish wrote:
Could be the sprague clutch starting to act up? A good engine flush may help.
Hello WF,
Will 1/2 can of Seam Foam for 100 miles be what the doctor orders?
 

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I have never used SeaFoam in the case but I know others have with good results. Just make sure not to overdose and go easy on the engine while the oil is thinned to avoid damaging your bearings. My typical flush for a serious condition is to drain a quart of oil and add a quart of MMO for 100 miles or so.
 

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Marvel Mystery Oil. Not sure if it is available north of the border???



It is a very good flushing agent
 

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Whiskerfish wrote:
Marvel Mystery Oil. Not sure if it is available north of the border???



It is a very good flushing agent
It's available in Canada at Canadian Tire.
 

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I've got the - Marvel Mystery Oil; ride; change oil - on my list for this weekend. I'll find out if this resolves and post results. Thanks all for the tips.
 

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I finally got around to putting the Marvel Mystery Oil in the oil, riding for a while (not full 100 miles) and changing the oil. This did the trick... no more noise at start up! Thanks Forum
 

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William_86 wrote:
just wondering if the noise could come from the turn signal alarm??
:waving:There is no turn signal alarm on the GL1100 Interstate.
 
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