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ok im about to pull my last hair out I need help. i have a 1976 gl1000 if i pour gas in through the air box i can get it running but it wont stay running long a minute at most. can anyone give me any hints to as what cause this? i checked the output of the fuel pump its working fine, cleaned tank out , changed fuel filter. It seems like it runs out of gas after it burns up the fuel i put in the air box. but doesnt get any fuel to keep it running. I checked the card bowls they have fuel in them. HELP HELP HELP.....
 

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Shot in the dark but the 1100's have a "float Needle filter screen" in the Bowls if i recall, They can get clogged,:baffled:probably same for a 1000!

There will be an expert along in a while who will know for sure!
 

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If the float valve screens are clogged there wouldn't be fuel in the bowls. Anyway... does it not idle for more than a minute (dies without touching the throttle), and can you keep it running by playing with the throttle?

The carbs probably need a good cleaning/rebuild. I've seen these carbs with tons of crap in them. Other than that we need more info.

There could be other causes for the bike not running like ignition, intermittant main fuse, loose wiring... list goes on.

Some good GL1000 rebuild info in the site below.

http://www.randakks.com/
 

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I'm thinking if it runs on fuel pour into the airbox then dies it's probably going to be a fuel system problem rather than electrical one, but hey i don't claim to be a Mechanic, just guessing!:baffled:

Jason or Twisty will know what's wrong!:clapper:

I would find a set of GL1100 carbs and install them!:baffled::goofygrin:
 

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Sillier things have happened .......do you have your fuel petcock turned on?
 

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Kyle wrote:
Sillier things have happened .......do you have your fuel petcock turned on?
Silly things....Sometimes a clogged vent in the gas cap will stall a bike, but it will probably run a little longer than a few seconds?!:baffled:
 

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ok im about to pull my last hair out I need help. i have a 1976 gl1000 if i pour gas in through the air box i can get it running but it wont stay running long a minute at most. can anyone give me any hints to as what cause this? i checked the output of the fuel pump its working fine, cleaned tank out , changed fuel filter. It seems like it runs out of gas after it burns up the fuel i put in the air box. but doesnt get any fuel to keep it running. I checked the card bowls they have fuel in them. HELP HELP HELP.....
Whitehog, it sure sounds like a (lack of fuel) issue... Open the carb bowl drains & make sure you have fuel flowing out for AT LEAST 30 SECONDS. Don't shortcut the time as that will allow the bowls to drain & then show the full system flow.. If the fuel flow is real slow or non existent then find the restriction in the system, (stuck carb floats, plugged carb inlet screens, other restriction, etc.).. If the fuel flow is good TO &THROUGH the carbs then look for internal carb plugged jets or pasages..

Twisty
 
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