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Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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davebonaked51
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would,nt u know it , when am selling...

Postby davebonaked51 » Sun May 20, 2012 6:19 pm



Hi! everybody! , been about a year since i have been on this forum. You all helped me so much in the past i have bragged alot about this site. i have a 1977 gl1000 naked goldwing. for the last year the bike has been great! I go to sell it and would you know it , it has a problem. I think i know what it is , but i know you guys know your stuff. I started the bike to let it idle alittle to warm up. then i heard it miss. long story short. left side spark plugs are not firing , spark plugs 3 and 1. I put new spark plugs in and no change. I figure it is the coil packs ? what you all think ? thanks! for all the help in the past..



davebonaked51
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Re: would,nt u know it , when am selling...

Postby davebonaked51 » Sun May 20, 2012 6:21 pm

oops! i mean right side.. lol!

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Re: would,nt u know it , when am selling...

Postby dingdong » Mon May 21, 2012 8:32 am

The coils fire 1 / 2 (front) and 3 / 4 (rear). Not likely the coils. You need to determine if it is ignition or fuel related.
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Fred Camper
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Re: would,nt u know it , when am selling...

Postby Fred Camper » Mon May 21, 2012 9:31 pm

Are you sure about the cylinder numbers, as that discounts the points and the coils if it is really 1 and 3 not firing. How about the wires loose on the coils (unless it has stock coils then there are no connections at the coils). You need to be sure of the electrical first before considering any carb work. Sure sounds like an electrical issue to me.

davebonaked51
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Re: would,nt u know it , when am selling...

Postby davebonaked51 » Thu May 24, 2012 12:16 pm

the week before i put regular gas in it . would that cause it ? i put high octange in it and the next day went out and shook the bike around to mix up gas and it fired right up and rode the road great. any body,s guess ? anyway sold the bike. thanks everyone!

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Re: would,nt u know it , when am selling...

Postby thrasherg » Thu May 24, 2012 12:39 pm

Congrats on selling the bike, what toy is next?? :lol: to buy not sell..!

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Re: would,nt u know it , when am selling...

Postby Fred Camper » Thu May 24, 2012 9:31 pm

You shook the bike, well that explains it better than fuel. I bet you had a wire loose to a coil or something like that. Good deal on the sale, time for a new project.




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