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Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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zach75gl
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Postby zach75gl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:23 pm



So I'm sitting at a red light on my 75gl1000 and my leg is Really hot so I look down and my pants are on fire. I killed the bike to stop the flames from shooting out of the exhaust. When I started the bike again it ran a couple seconds then turned into a flame thrower again. Are the carbs not synced right? What do you think the problem might be?



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Postby seabee_ » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:12 pm

You could have stuck floats in the carbs dumping raw fuel into the cylinders. I would STRONGLY suggest that you shut the fuel petcock whenever you park the bike even if it's for a few minutes to run into the store. Have you ever had the carbs rebuilt? It might be time for that. Get the rebuild kit from Randakks site. Pull your spark plugs and not their condition. If black and sooty the bike is running rich. The reason to shut the petcock is to prevent fuel filling the cylinders and causing a hydro lock problem.
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Postby zach75gl » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:49 pm

Thanks. I've had it for a year or so and haven't Rebuilt the carbs but my grandfather did about 3 years ago. Think it still need a rebuild? And yes I always cut the fuel off when It is turned off.

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Postby seabee_ » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:27 am

Probably at least a cleaning and check the float settings. Could jave some crud lodged in the float needles. Check randakks site for a tech tip on setting float height. Probably should do a carb synch also. How do the plugs look?
Paul
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Postby zach75gl » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:25 am

I check the plugs when I get back home. I'm in LA at the moment. I'll be back Saturday. Thanks




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