Choke Operation


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echinus1988
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Choke Operation

Postby echinus1988 » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:01 am



Hi Everyone,

1980 Goldwing GL1100

I cannot find anything on the Choke. I haven't pulled the carbs (once again) yet but that is my next step.

The bike is hard starting and doesn't want to run like it should until it warms up. I pulled the airbox and looked into the carb when the choke cable is pulled on. The chokes are not closing down the air intake to the carb. The cable pulls, the connector pivots, the rods move but the chokes are not closing. Is it likely I broke something while working on the carbs and removing and reinstalling them numerous times?

Other than this, my bike is finally up and ready to run thanks to the people here that have taken the time to help me fix this. I plan on taking the bike out tomorrow!



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virgilmobile
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Re: Choke Operation

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:00 am

I'm going by memory and you know what that's like.
Operating the choke lever only operates a spring.The other end of the spring moves the choke plates.Any choke that has a stuck shaft will seize it open.
What I don't remember is if each choke has its own spring or if its just one.??

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RBGERSON
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Re: Choke Operation

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Feb 18, 2014 9:50 am

Let me try to remember too..I believe there is one spring between 3/4 and 1/2 carbs that hold the choke open. If you push the choke lever at the carbs you can see the shafts moving or not...between the carbs. Not sure how you'd "see" the butterflies without the carbs off the bike and the intakes off. Maybe a mirror in the air box and a flashlight would get you the right angel to see them.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Philwhi54
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RE: Headlight switch

Postby Philwhi54 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:49 pm

I have a 1980 GL1100 Interstate with a vetters faring... I am having a problem with the high beam/low beam switch. The switch works fine while on low beam, when I set the switch to high beam, the Ten Amp fuse blows every time. Can anyone help with this problem? Thank you, Phil W./Ohio.

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virgilmobile
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83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Choke Operation

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Mar 12, 2014 5:55 pm

The switch has 2 connections to the high beam wire.Ont to the headlight and the high beam indicator lamp.First unplug the headlight..see if its blowing the fuse.




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