Older Goldwing


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LeoTheComm
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Older Goldwing

Postby LeoTheComm » Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:49 pm



I've come across a old Goldwing that's been in stored in a dry place for quite a few years. I'm expecting to change all the fluids and lube up the cylinders a bit with a squirt of oil but am wondering about the fuel system. Should I be looking for an entire carb rebuild kit or would it be OK to clean them up without one? A complete rebuild kit is a bit pricey to try to get an old beater running. Thanks in advance.



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Re: Older Goldwing

Postby detdrbuzzard » Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:44 pm

you can try cleaning the carbs but if you neew a rebuild kit then you'll have to get one. i cleaned the carbs on my 750f but they still are not right so i'll have to get a kit
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Re: Older Goldwing

Postby dingdong » Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:48 am

Since the bike has been sitting and is a 75 chances of tearing down the carbs and putting them back together with the original seals and rubber is probably not possible. The rubber gets hard and won't reseal. But...no harm in trying before putting out the bucks!
If you have no history of the bike you should also replace the timing belts. Since this is an interference type engine a broken belt will cause damage to the valves and maybe the pistons.
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LeoTheComm
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Re: Older Goldwing

Postby LeoTheComm » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:08 pm

Thanks for the help! Glad to hear of the timing belt/valve issue, it's been sitting due to a bad timing belt and the seller is convinced there's a bent valve. Now I've got a bit more to go on.

The fuel filter is a glass in-line type on there and the fuel is obviously gummed things up. Besides the carbs and cleaning out the tank, should I be concerned with anything else overall with a bike that's sat that long??

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Re: Older Goldwing

Postby dingdong » Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:18 am

There is a list a mile long for things to do. Number one is anything related to safety: Brakes, tires etc.

http://www.randakks.com has a complete list of tech tips for bringing back an old Wing. Go to Tech tips then Tech tips for new owners for a place to start. Then read everything else. Good luck and have fun!

Tom


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