Information and questions on GL1000 Goldwings (1975-1979)
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- Motorcycle: 1975 GL1000KO Goldwing, 1974 CB750K4, 1976 CB750F1 Super Sport, 1983 CB1000C Custom
I have just finished retoring a 75 GL1000 and finally was ready to fill the radiator and gas tank and give it a try. To make a long story short it starts and runs but the right side (cylinders 1 and 3) get very hot and the left side (2 and 4) hardly warm up at all. This is after about 5 minutes of running. Also when I feel the radiator fluid its not warm at all. I have good compression about 160 on all cylinders and a good strong spark on all cylinders. The carbs have been completely rebuilt with new carb kits and the fuel pump was spitting fuel from the buttom vent holes but I put some Yamabond 4 around the diaframe and seems to be working good now. Any ideas?
Last edited by jeffk on Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:03 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Any chance the plug wires are reversed?either that or there's no fuel getting through those carbs.And yes I did put the floats on upside down once on one side.They fit but cut the fuel off.
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You have your cyl numbers confused. Do you have the plug wires hooked up with #2 on the right and #1 on the left?
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