GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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Re: GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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Just wanted to drop in and tell you thank you for being so thorough with your descriptions. I just picked up an 81 GL1100 that I'll be converting to EFI, and seeing how others have done it (On the same bike even) is great info. Appreciate it!
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Re: GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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Someone could make some semi decent money selling a kit for this. I'm on a volvo 240 forum and quite a few people buy microsquirt kits for those old cars and 240s sell for less than our old goldwings. I want to start piecing together a kit for my 79.
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Re: GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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about to rip off the one I have started and go back to carbs cant get a tach signal to save my life
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Re: GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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Thanks Apocalypsox!
As for tach signal, I've read alot of reports about converting older engines to efi over the years, and would say that the #1 difficulty people run into is getting a good clean tach signal.
The gadget I currently like for solving this is the MSD 8918 GMR Tach Pickup (about $57 at Jegs, Amazon, etc).
It easily clamps to the engines B+ battery connection going to the coils, and delivers a clean 12v square wave pulse every 180 degrees crank rotation (on a stock Goldwing 4cyl).
I think it's a better replacement for the homemade transistor circuit I used initially (and also steering diode types); it uses a high tech sensor that should work with any kind of ignition, even magnetos.
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Re: GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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how has it worked out so far? do you have a parts list that i could use?
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Still running well. Don't really have a parts list other than what's here. One problem with trying to do a parts list is that there's been several versions of this thing, mainly using different crank triggers and ignitions systems. In the early stages, I was using a 100% stock gl1100 ignition, which ran well. Then gradually changed things so that am now using a custom coil-on-plug ignition, which runs a little better and uses about half the power of the stock waste fire system.
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Re: GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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Mine is also still running well. It's a big bonus that I can just put it away for the winter without worrying about anything getting gunky.
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'81 GL1100 50,000 miles (under construction)
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Well, made it through the lockdown ok. Started right up, although had to replace the battery. Couldn't quite turn over without the charger attached.
And... decided that now is the time to sell the old girl. Am getting to the age where still enjoy riding, but coming back from an accident might likely be a different story. Have actually switched to ebikes; slower but safer?
Anyway, OK to post this here? If so, NGW ride-home special price, includes Innovate wide band O2 sensor, Microsquirt, bluetooth, cop ignition, and rebuilt oem carb rack (in case your're wary of all the electronic stuff)...
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Re: GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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Hope you stay involved in this forum. You have a lot of knowledge regarding FI conversions. Have fun with the ebike.
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Re: GL1100 with throttle bodies (Fuel Injection)

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Dang, wish you were closer...
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