75 goldwing restoration start up problem


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jeffk
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75 goldwing restoration start up problem

Post by jeffk » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:47 am



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?


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Re: 75 goldwing restoration start up problem

Post by virgilmobile » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:58 am

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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Re: 75 goldwing restoration start up problem

Post by spiralout » Fri Jul 03, 2015 9:36 am

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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Re: 75 goldwing restoration start up problem

Post by jeffk » Fri Jul 03, 2015 10:05 am

I'm sorry, I ment 1 and 3 on the right and 2 and 4 on the left.



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