That's some good guidance! I'll have to check mine now that you mention it.I have an 86 GSX-R1100 that I have owned since new. I have read all these posts and have had the same issues over the years. Yes, you need to replace those intake boots, and also check the rubber on the diaphragms. But what you are dealing with is mostly with the slow circuit of the carbs. Another thing to check and replace are the tiny seals on the shafts of the throttle plates. I discovered a vacuum leak there via carb cleaner when sprayed directly at each one. You have to remove the two tiny screws holding the plates to the shafts, and will need JIS phillips to do get them out, or grind them off. A real pain, but is the only way to remove those shafts to then replace the seal at the end. After 30+ years, they leak. I also have been fighting carb issues in the last couple of years due to only occasionally running the bike, and the gas in the float bowls will evaporate and clog the tiny passages. Had to remove and clean them a number of times, only to reoccur a year later. Now I drain them after a run, and run the starter to completely empty the passages while clamping off the vacuum hose to the fuel tap. The biggest improvement has come via recently begun using Sea Foam in the tank. It does not let that buildup occur.
Agreed on that point. I do my best to keep it away from any rubber components. Works great on brass jets though!Seams everyone likes spraying carb cleaner. Shits caustic. It's not good for anything it touches. Speeds degradation of soft parts, and strips internal coatings, which will eventually cause oxidation , and ruin your rack. Use Sparingly, and clean up quickly.
The bike was kept in my loclupgarage close to home in Liverpool. The theives used pick axes to gain access and stole both the GSXR and my kids 1980 TY80Local scumbag. Neighbor, one of your friends possibly even. Somebody saw it.
What part of the country?
That sucks big time. Sorry to hear it.The bike was kept in my loclupgarage close to home in Liverpool. The theives used pick axes to gain access and stole both the GSXR and my kids 1980 TY80
No friends suspected not neighbor - this was a targetted attack.
Needless to say I am totally gutted.
The Slingshot is back. The idiots ran out of fuel and left it in a street. Facebook alert was seen and a member of the public rang me and I met the police and recovered it back.Yeah, "gutted" is the right word, I can't imagine.
Stay positive...there have been several instances here, where stolen bikes were successfully recovered.
Do what you can, to let as many people as possible know that your bike was taken...bike shops, wreckers etc...so that they are suspicious of someone trying to sell clean 1st gen parts, or the whole bike.
Keep us in the loop.