High altitude riding


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tblank
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Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:25 pm
Location: Ventura Ca.
Motorcycle: 1985 GL 1200 Interstate

High altitude riding

Postby tblank » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:53 pm



I searched the archives and found only talk of fuel injection. I'm going over a mountain pass about 9700 feet. I ride a 1985 1200 Interstate motor with carburetors. Will I be having jetting problems? Not spending time at altitude, just passing through. Thanks for any help.



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redial
Posts: 1993
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:17 am
Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: High altitude riding

Postby redial » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:37 pm

In my experience, mainly in the Rockies, rather than the 'tall hills' here in Oz, if you are just passing through, you should be alright. There may be some loss of power, so you may have to use your gears more, but otherwise you will get through.

If you were going to take up residence in the high country, then you might want to think about tuning the GW to suit the local conditions. Just keep on cruising, and if you have any troubles, tell them that Redial said it would be ok! :D
Len in Kapunda

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tblank
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:25 pm
Location: Ventura Ca.
Motorcycle: 1985 GL 1200 Interstate

Re: High altitude riding

Postby tblank » Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:54 pm

Thanks Heaps for the quick reply. All the way from the south hemi. Onya.
This is what I had figured but needed to check on.
Dig this site. Very helpful.


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