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Heated question

Postby made2care » Thu May 07, 2015 11:25 am



So I'm traveling to Oklahoma city a few days ago( no I was in my car) and while stopping for gas spotted a triumph bike. Chatted with the owner and mentioned I was planning a summer trip on my 1987 goldwing. He raised an eyebrow and said he used to own a 78 wing and had constant trouble with it starting. When the bike heated up and he stopped for gas, it was very difficult to start. What's the issue here and will my 87 have the same problem. He said he tried everything, even changed the starter and still had the same problem when the bike was hot.



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Re: Heated question

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu May 07, 2015 4:46 pm

Off the top it sounds like a vapor lock on the fuel line. Will wait to see what other answers come up.
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Re: Heated question

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu May 07, 2015 4:58 pm

The quick answer is no.Just because one bike/car/truck/lawnmower etc has a problem doesn't mean they all will.One of the biggest things missed when diagnosing a no-start(and I'm assuming that it wouldn't turn over fast enough to start it because he replaced the starter) is the ground side of the starter circuit.Most people will spend time making sure it has good power going to the starter and if that doesn't do it then they immediately replace the starter.The ground side is just as or maybe more important than the power side.An AGM battery will help as well(hot or cold) as the cranking amps are higher than a regular lead/acid.

BTW I've had at least one of every size of Wing(2- 1200's) and have done some fairly long trips down into some of the southern States in July and have never had one that was hard to start hot.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Heated question

Postby CMReynolds1 » Thu May 07, 2015 5:08 pm

Well said Chris, Thanks I will also remember that.
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Re: Heated question

Postby Fiberthree » Fri May 08, 2015 11:04 pm

My 78 was no trouble at all. My 82 was also trouble free. My 99 only had trouble starting when hot because the plugs were gapped too wide. New, correctly gapped, plugs and no problems. As Chris said... One bike with a problem doesn't mean thay all have it.


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