1983 1100 goldwing interstate


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redhonda
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1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby redhonda » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:00 pm



Trying to repair this bike.
finally managed to free the throttle control so it would work again
new problem though---I can pull out the spark plugs and the motor will turn over, but when the plugs are back in the motor the motor will not turn over. I can hear the solenoid click and the lights dim, but the started doesn't seem to work...as I have stated before this bike as sat for several years without being cranked. only has about 53 k miles on motor.
can anyone point me in the direction I need to pursue.

thanks



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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby RBGERSON » Fri Apr 19, 2013 5:10 pm

well, I'd check the battery for charge need at least 11V's when cranking/under load next would be to rebuild the starter it maybe be tired???
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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby laimonas » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:51 pm

redhonda wrote:Trying to repair this bike.
finally managed to free the throttle control so it would work again
new problem though---I can pull out the spark plugs and the motor will turn over, but when the plugs are back in the motor the motor will not turn over. I can hear the solenoid click and the lights dim, but the started doesn't seem to work...as I have stated before this bike as sat for several years without being cranked. only has about 53 k miles on motor.
can anyone point me in the direction I need to pursue.

thanks

I had same problem.problem was in carb float neadless,doesnt close fuel and fill cylindres.

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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:22 am

Does sound like battery or perhapes a starter rebuild might work. Changing the oil is a good idea. Regards, Johnyy

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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby redhonda » Sat Apr 20, 2013 12:33 pm

changed battery and not motor turns over great. tries to crank, but seems to be getting to much gas....gas is pooling in bottom of air filter compartment. still looking and working on bike.

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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby laimonas » Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:01 am

float neadles does not stoping gas.

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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby flajockjd » Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:26 pm

Exactly how did u get throttle control to work...im having same issue on my 82

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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby redhonda » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:45 pm

the problem on my throttle was the carbs were gummed up from having set so long. I sprayed lubricate on the carbs where the were connected. I found this out after pulling the carbs loose from the engine block and disconnecting the throttle cable (throttle worked great so I decided the problem was in the carbs). I had to lube all 4 connections for several days before they loosened up.

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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby flajockjd » Thu Apr 25, 2013 10:50 am

Ok....sounds exactly like what I have..
Will keep this in mind when I get there....throttle stuck in the open position and no gas getting to engine....will spin but hasn't started up...so I know I will be getting Into those carbs....what did u lube those with...
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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby bcassel » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:55 am

Your carb floats are stuck in the open position. That's why you are getting gas in the air box. You will need to pull the carb assembly, clean them and make sure they are properly set for height. My PO had set the floats WAY off and it ran, but was constantly flooding and running rich. Set them per the specs for the right year and all was well.

When you park the bike on the sidestand, the #3 carb will frequently stick its float. Something about the angle of the pivot point drives this one crazy. ALWAYS shut off your fuel petcock when parking on the sidestand, regardless of how long.

Honda describes the shut down process as, put the bike in neutral, shut off the fuel, shut off the key, put on side or center stand.

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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby FlashBack » Wed May 01, 2013 9:13 pm

Greetings.
I just joined this site and came across this forum. After 23 years of not owning a bike, i decided to get one and picked up a 1983 GoldWing GL100. It has sat for awhile so the first order of business is to have the shop go through it for me. Looking forward to riding again and participating in this forum.
Have a nice day

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Re: 1983 1100 goldwing interstate

Postby j.trevorperry » Thu May 02, 2013 6:49 am

redhonda wrote:the problem on my throttle was the carbs were gummed up from having set so long. I sprayed lubricate on the carbs where the were connected. I found this out after pulling the carbs loose from the engine block and disconnecting the throttle cable (throttle worked great so I decided the problem was in the carbs). I had to lube all 4 connections for several days before they loosened up.



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You and I have the same motorcycle (mines an '82 though). I moved from FL to upstate NY 2 years ago and had to leave my bike in a storage unit. Just 2 weeks ago, I made the flight down and moving truck back to bring my baby home. My battery was dead of course and the bike had 2 inches of dust on it.

I changed the oil, drained as much gas as I could, and put in all fresh liquids. The major component was the SEAFOAM. I hooked the bike up to my car via jumpers and just laid on the starter button. It sputtered, popped, grunted, backfired, and smoked for about 10 minutes, but........it started (although very ugly). I experienced exactly what you're talking about, gas just gushing out all 4 carbs. I went through 5 gallons of gas in about 1 hour of the bike just sitting in place. I propped a piece plastic under the choke to hold 3,000rpms and just let the bike run like that for over an hour. By the end of the hour, I had to refill the gas tank. I shut the bike down to let the fresh gas (with a full bottle of SEAFOAM) soak overnight. The next day, I did the same thing. Only 1 carb was dripping this time (kickstand side as someone mentioned above). I let the engine run again for about an hour at 2,000 rpms. At the end of the hour, NO DRIP! With 2 $9 bottle of SEAFOAM, new brake pads, oil & gas filter, 2 tanks of gas, & 4 new plugs, I'm now riding my bike for $80 what the local metric bike shop wanted to charge me $400+ just to redo the carbs.

I'm a SEAFOAM cheerleader I know. But I have experienced more than once, on multiple vehicles that it cleans carbs as well as a full removal and cleaning job.

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