1982 goldwing gl1100


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1982 goldwing gl1100

Postby mission8023 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:53 pm



My 1982 goldwing GL1100 starts but wont run unless the choke is pulled all the way out. I have replaced the fuel filter and plugs and nothing different. When I put it away last fall it was running fine and this spring at start up it wont run. I have opened up the side of the carbs and sprayed cleaner in there also. No difference. I can hear it back fire a little a times but again it only runs with the choke fully engaged or at high rpm's. Anybody have an idea?



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Re: 1982 goldwing gl1100

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jun 20, 2014 3:31 pm

Did you put anything in the gas and run it through the carbs before you put it away?

Generally this indicates the jets in the carbs are plugged up. Because they're plugged, not enough fuel is getting into the carbs, so the only way it runs is when you choke it, which enrichens the mixture.

If it's that bad, I would first drain the fuel tank, fill it about half way with fresh gas, then dump a whole can of Seafoam in the tank. Run it (with the choke on) until that mixture gets into the carbs, then let it sit like that for a while. A lot of the time the Seafoam will clear it out, as long as the jets are completely plugged. If they are completely plugged, then no carb treatment will fix it, you'll have to pull the carbs and clean them.

A lot of the time when this happens it will take several treatments of Seafoam before it's completely cleaned and running well again.

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Re: 1982 goldwing gl1100

Postby mission8023 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:24 am

This makes sense and I did put Stabil in as I do every year. I did put seafoam in the gas but only about half a can. I put some in the air cleaner body. It seems like that should have worked but not yet. Hopeing it will clear out on its own. I'm not sure I could take the carbs off. I think its pretty easy but the linkage is what I worry about.

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Re: 1982 goldwing gl1100

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:20 pm

I have tried this once before with success: When I had a bike that had sat for almost a year with untreated gas in it, it was doing the same thing - barely running, and running poorly. Because the bike had carbs that were a nightmare to get to and remove, I tried one last thing: I pulled the fuel line off the fuel tank, then let the engine run until it quit, so I knew the carb float chambers were empty. I then put the end of the fuel line into a can of Seafoam - so that it was pumping pure Seafoam into the carbs. The bike will run on Seafoam, but not well. I cranked the engine, got it pumping the Seafoam into the carbs, and got the engine started. I let it run for 30 seconds or so, then shut it off. I let it sit overnight with 100% pure Seafoam in it, then hooked it back up to the fuel tank and started it up again. It huffed and chugged on the Seafoam, and as it started to get fuel in it, it evened out until it started running almost perfectly. A healthy dose of Seafoam in the tank and about 100 miles of riding, and the bike was as good as new.

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Re: 1982 goldwing gl1100

Postby mission8023 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:38 am

This did help a lot. I have got it running better than it did but it still wont idle on it own. If I keep the rpms up I can ride it but with the idle so bad it shuts down each time I stop. Do you think it just needs to be run now?




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