needing help.....


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Redneck89
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needing help.....

Postby Redneck89 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:00 pm



So I bough a 1983 gl1100 with only 10,000 miles on it a friend had laid it down n bn parked since. When my dad had got it we had it running smooth n then parked it. It has sat 2 years n then I put new battery and gas with mystery oil in it and noe bike has trouble staying running. Won't idle for very long and kept dump in gas out of tail pipe ( left side only) n now I've got it half way running will rev almost to normal range and I'm about to sync carbs....but is there something I may be over looking? New plugs and everything made it run better just won't stay ideling for long....I bn coin through none stop but have finally decided I need help. I'll be syncing carbs in week or so when off work to do it but any other suggestions on what else to possible look at? Any help would be great thank you.



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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: needing help.....

Postby RBGERSON » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:18 am

Pull the carbs and rebuild/clean them..it's floating..stuck float needle or dirty seat or bad d-ring or plenum gasket??? clean the gas tank it's probably is full of rust and will crap up your carbs
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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RB

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Re: needing help.....

Postby thrasherg » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:52 am

Probably look at putting an inline fuel filter in to catch some of the crap coming out of the tank. As stated I suspect your carbs are gummed up from the gas going old and evaporating leaving sticky residues behind that gum up the jets and float valves.

Gary

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Re: needing help.....

Postby Redneck89 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:11 pm

I just replaced the fuel filter cause last 1 was very yellow n brittle.....I could still blow through it but went ahead n changed it....bn running it a lot n seems with that mystery oil in it bn unsticking the carbs n doin better....tryn to stay away from rebuilding it till winter so I can at least ride back n forth for work Haha. But thining it may be sooner..... I even replaced fuel line with all new hoses as well.

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Re: needing help.....

Postby thrasherg » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:22 pm

If you can get it to run long enough to get you to and from work, then adding marvel oil or sea foam to the fuel is a good way to try and get the carbs cleaned without having to physically remove them and clean them!! Good luck, it should get better with use as long as you keep adding a carb/fuel cleaning solution to the gas..

Gary

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Re: needing help.....

Postby Redneck89 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:26 pm

OK...the mystery oil seam too be doin better then the sea foam n I'm a firm believe in both! I'm coin to sync carbs in few weeks when I go back to work on it and hoping that and the mystery oil can do it job n make it ride able till winter....24 with 3 kids I'm on a tight budget at the moment so trying too keep things affordable is the problem.

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Re: needing help.....

Postby Redneck89 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:31 pm

Do you guys think or would it damage the carbs too remove that little rubber boot n spray carb cleaner up inside there too help break everything apart? Would that even work??

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Re: needing help.....

Postby Redneck89 » Sun Mar 30, 2014 5:33 pm

Or even go through that drain screw on bottom of bowl with the little hose and shoot it up in carb? Let it drain and then try running it?? Just wondering if this is possible or would help or hurt it....




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