wont stay running without full choke


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wont stay running without full choke

Postby goldminerusa » Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:40 pm



Wrote about my `82 1100 last week, starter was kicking out, somebody recommended Seafoam, worked like a charm! Now it won`t run without full choke. Fresh gas, cleaned and regapped plugs, new fuel filter, new and properly adjusted throttle and choke cables, running on all cylinders. Starts right up with full choke, 3500 rpm, cold engine, i let it run that way for maybe 1 minute, push knob in barely 1/4" and rpm drops to 1000, sputters and dies. Won`t restart for 5 minutes or so. This is my 1st wing, should i let it warm up longer? or is there something i should inspect/test/change. This bike sat outside all winter, covered. Have changed oil and filter twice, oil that came out first time redefined the word black. Seafoam helped that too. Thanks in advance.



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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby racing chevy 67 » Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:55 am

sounds like your going to need the carb, cleaned after letting it set up . This old sorry gas we have today will to that to you ....I had the same thing..

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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:00 am

a one minute warmup is not long enough
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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby dingdong » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:04 am

Take some of that Seafoam and put it in the gas tank.
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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby D2D » Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:03 am

^ bump .. I agree, run some seafoam in your tank and I'd also check to see if the idle on each carb is adjusted right.
Warm your bike up for a good 4-5 minutes til you reach high idle without choke. Set the idle at the level your manual calls for; then adjust carb #1, turning your idle mixture screw in/out until you achieve the highest idle. Once you get it at the highest point, adjust the throttle idle back to what it calls for in the book .. repeat with each carb in sequence .. #2 , #3 , and #4; each time turning the idle screw to achieve highest idle and then resetting the throttle idle screw back to book before you continue on to the next carb. Once you have done all four carbs, set your throttle idle to where it is smooth and you can start without the choke. This may be a few hundred rpm above book but everyone's bike is different, the book is just a guide/starting point.

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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby tedmass » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:07 am

check for vacuum leaks sounds like that. full choke gives less air to carbs
Be carefull out there

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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby r3baloutlaw » Wed May 02, 2012 10:41 pm

I wonder if the cut off has something to do with that issue

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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby SteveB123 » Fri May 04, 2012 8:15 pm

goldminerusa wrote: Have changed oil and filter twice, oil that came out first time redefined the word black.

:lol:
That makes me laugh out loud every time I read it.

I'd do a careful spray around the carb boots and such with some carb cleaner while the bike is running......see if you can find a vacuum leak.
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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby r3baloutlaw » Fri May 04, 2012 10:24 pm

what is so funny there is air shut offs inside the carb boots why dont you read a shop manual my friend even i know this and this is my first Goldwing i ever rebuilt but i studied the manual before i started my fun journey Thank you

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Re: wont stay running without full choke

Postby dalez » Sat May 05, 2012 8:24 am

SteveB123 wrote:
goldminerusa wrote: Have changed oil and filter twice, oil that came out first time redefined the word black.

:lol:
That makes me laugh out loud every time I read it.

I'd do a careful spray around the carb boots and such with some carb cleaner while the bike is running......see if you can find a vacuum leak.


I'm pretty sure he is laughing about what was in quotes.




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