'82 GL1100 Interstate, carb problem

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'82 GL1100 Interstate, carb problem

Postby firedude » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:40 pm

While riding my '82 Goldwing at about 75mph, I heard a "pop" like a backfire only not as loud. I lost power and the bike slowed to 65 - 70 without me backing off on the throttle. I backed off a little and the bike was running smooth, but when I advanced the throttle it had a hesitation and ran like it was flooding out. I slowed down to 40 mph and rode a few miles running good, then I was able to throttle up and it ran great and I made it home. I replaced plugs, air and fuel filters and drained the gas and put in fresh 92 Octane when I got home. It ran great the next time I rode it a week later. I have tried to ride it once since that time and it still has a loss of power and and stalls when I throttle up. I'm pretty sure it's in the carbs, can anyone tell me what kind of repair bill I am looking at (if this is the problem) or what else should I look at. thanks for the help.

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Re: '82 GL1100 Interstate, carb problem

Postby Kyle 83 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:46 am

Had my carbs done along with a new fuel pump, and a couple other trivial things.$700 at the Honda shop. Sorry I can't help you with a repair solution, Going through similar problems with an 83. I have enough $ wrapped up in this old bike that I could have purchased a newer nicer one. Maybe thats not what it's about though.

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Re: '82 GL1100 Interstate, carb problem

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Mar 05, 2013 7:48 am

Could be a few things.

Stuck needle sliders, giving a lean mixture under load.....hence the "pop".
Weak coils/wires/wire ends...giving out under under increased cylinder pressure loading when you crack the throttle.
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Re: '82 GL1100 Interstate, carb problem

Postby bustedwing » Tue Mar 05, 2013 2:52 pm

Do you know how old the timing belts are? It sounds like it might have skipped time by one or two cogs, just a thought. Another thought would be the pulse coils.
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Re: '82 GL1100 Interstate, carb problem

Postby firedude » Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:51 pm

Looking back on it now i wish i would have waited until i had more money to purchase a newer one. when i bought the bike 3 yrs ago, the owner said he had replaced the timing belt that year (i've only put 4,000 miles on it since i bought it and it's at 47,000 miles now. thanks for all the great ideas, i just have to follow up with some of those. Maybe i'll start with the carbs, then move on to the coils, wires, etc. happy riding.

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