1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise


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1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby captain pizza » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:03 pm



I can't seem to get the video to work on this page. Any one interested in helping me brain storm this noise. Go to youtube, type in 1983 honda goldwing engine noise. I'm 50 years old with a light blue T shirt on. Thanks I bought this bike 3 months ago. It has had the noise form the begining. It runs very well besides this noise



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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby bcassel » Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:12 pm

Sounds a lot like carb sync to me. That's the only place it makes that noise, coming from a dead stop for the first half second or so?

Did you check your carb sync gauges to make sure they are calibrated?

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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Oct 21, 2012 6:49 am

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High load, low rev knock is unfortunately normal. A good carb sync, after a valve adjustment, will minimize, but not eliminate it.
If you slip the clutch a bit when you take off, and keep the revs up, does the knocking disappear?
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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:57 am

+1..MORE REV'S ON take off..1500 min 2,000? 2nd calibrated gauges??..,
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby bcassel » Sun Oct 21, 2012 2:10 pm

Calibrated gauges: connect all four of your gauges to a single vacuum source, like a brake bleed tool, or even just suck on the hose, and make sure all four gauges read the same. One of mine was off by about 20% so I had to adjust it using the screw in the face and now they are all equal.

Of course this doesn't apply if you are using only one gauge or a mercury manometer.

Agree on the revs. I do about 1800 to 2200 rpm when starting from a standing stop.

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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby captain pizza » Mon Oct 22, 2012 9:30 am

captain pizza wrote:I can't seem to get the video to work on this page. Any one interested in helping me brain storm this noise. Go to youtube, type in 1983 honda goldwing engine noise. I'm 50 years old with a light blue T shirt on. Thanks I bought this bike 3 months ago. It has had the noise form the begining. It runs very well besides this noise

RBGERSON wrote:+1..MORE REV'S ON take off..1500 min 2,000? 2nd calibrated gauges??..,

thank you for every ones input. this winter I well clean the carbs. calebrate sink gages then sink carbs. I,m glade that I,m not harming the bike,because I have more riding to do before winter comes

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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:34 pm

Did you check the vacume advance unit? Regards, Johnyy

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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby daggercrossover » Wed Oct 24, 2012 8:43 am

My bike does the same thing. It's not a Harley, LOL. When I keep the RPMs up on take off the noise stops.

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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:06 am

daggercrossover wrote:My bike does the same thing. It's not a Harley, LOL. When I keep the RPMs up on take off the noise stops.


That's a classic sign of carbs out of sync. See How to synchronize your carburetors

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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:32 pm

Ha ha I found that video to be kinda funny because you were gone man, rev rev and gone I wasn't expecting you to take off so fast, :lol: :lol: your slowjets[ idle jets] need to be checked, on the 83 I think they unscrew with a narrow flathead screw driver...when you get after the carbs pull those jets and check them, sounds like the are ok but check them anyway if you have not...Then sync. the carbs as mentioned above..

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Re: 1983 Honda Goldwings Engine Noise

Postby portugeezer » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:02 pm

I got mine to work very well by listening to Littlebeaver. I agree with him after having had similar problems. I used a manometer to sync my carbs. You don't have to worry about guages being off! The tiniest little turn of the screw makes a difference. I feel this is the most accurate way to sync. I had my carbs out three times before they were right! The first time I had neglected to check the center hole on the slow jets and had a clogged one. The second time I failed to notice a needle valve plunger was stuck. I also was not setting the floats correctly. They have to be on their side and the tang just touching the plunger then you measure your 15.5mm. Your bike is pretty close to being right now! You are a few tweeks away from awesomeness! :D Best of luck to you! I know you will get it!




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