82 GL1100A Carb Question


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82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby GHorman » Thu May 07, 2015 9:40 pm



Hi gang,
I just picked up an 82 1100 Goldwing Aspencade with 46K miles on it for $850.00 It sat in a warehouse for 9 years. It looks fantastic! I have only had sport bikes in the past inline 4 carbs. When I first got the bike it would start right up then when you rev it up it sounded like it was running on two cylinders. 35mph max fist time i rode it to the gas station :-) 3 cans of seafoam later I could take it on the freeway but I ran out of patience, bent the faring on the left side out of the way and removed the carbs and cleaned the crap out of them, said a little prayer and put them back in. It is running super good now without doing anything else, well ok i did replace the plugs, air filter, all fluids everywhere and greased the shaft drive. I'm flying blind here, have know idea what i'm doing just a little common sense i hope. Anyway so i'm wondering what the little knob is for on the bottom of the carbs? some kind of air fuel mixture or something. rt front is missing, probably normal, rt rear is busted off (found the broken piece when i removed the carbs), the two on the left side are there. the left rear was frozen but two cans of carb cleaner later now I can turn it with my fingers. So where do i put them? they were wide open. I have moved the left side mostly closed and it doesn't seem to have any change in performance. Would love to chat with someone about this bike. bty my wife is calling him "Buster" She loves him. Rides like a cadillac. This douchebag the other day pulls up next to me on the freeway, rolls down his window, points at me and says "You got a Ha ha ha Handa". We were in stop and go traffic, I looked over at him and said "I just got the last tuesday for $850.00. How could i say no the that?" He came back with a frown and a thumbs up then took off in his POS Saturn. I giggled the rest of the way home.
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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri May 08, 2015 5:05 am

Its the idle mixture screws, adjustments.
They will have to be fixed, replaced in order for the bike to run correctly.
Sounds like someone has been in there "fixing" the prob or a vain attempt to rebuild carbs.
Parts are available.
If you plan on keeping the bike, a Haynes manual or some such book will soon be your best friend :).
Let us know how it goes. ( oh yeah, we love pics!) Regards, Johnny

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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby dingdong » Fri May 08, 2015 7:26 am

Congratulations on the "Handa".

If you haven't been told and you haven't done this yet you will need to replace the timing belts. Goldwings have what is called an interference style engine. If a belt breaks you will have valve and/or piston damage. The belts degrade from sitting and not being used. You can get Gates belts from Napa or other sources. Belt # T274. Just saying.
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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby RBGERSON » Fri May 08, 2015 7:47 am

rebuild carbs thread here: and lots of how too's also on this site look under the "How-to-Articles" above link

http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12168

best info overall here: go read a lot!! http://www.randakksblog.com/site-map/

Best rebuild kit from randakk, replacement idle screws listed on his site too..from Kawasaki!!

change the belts!!!
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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby GHorman » Fri May 08, 2015 7:47 pm

Wow Thanks for the great info guys. I will get some pictures up soon. When I click on the Img button I don't know what to do after that but I can add one to my Profile. Do I have to drain the oil to change the belts?

Here is a picture of the bike.


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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby roadwanderer2 » Fri May 08, 2015 8:36 pm

dingdong wrote:Congratulations on the "Handa".

If you haven't been told and you haven't done this yet you will need to replace the timing belts. Goldwings have what is called an interference style engine. If a belt breaks you will have valve and/or piston damage. The belts degrade from sitting and not being used. You can get Gates belts from Napa or other sources. Belt # T274. Just saying.


yes, congrats on your Honda purchase. go onto http://www.rockauto.com and type in the belt # T274 and you can get them for 12 dollars and change each. they are Gates belts so you don't have to worry about the quality. i just replaced mine with them the other day, no complaints. you don't have to drain the oil, but it would be a good idea to change it and the oil filter, fuel filter and maybe your antifreeze while your at it along with the air filter.

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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat May 09, 2015 3:40 am

Might want to change the thermostat and rad hoses while your in there too! Regards, Johnny

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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby RBGERSON » Sat May 09, 2015 8:27 am

No oil draining but you might want to drain the radiator and take it all the way off to the change the belts not required but makes life a lot easier.
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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby GHorman » Sat May 09, 2015 7:52 pm

I have already replaced all the fluids, rear drive, greased the shaft drive, radiator cap was a nightmare to get to. It has the air suspension in the false tank and I couldn't get the tank out. Couldn't even figure out how to get the fuse box out. Does the radiator come off easy?

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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat May 09, 2015 8:19 pm

unfortunately you have to take the false tank shelter off to be able to get to the radiator cap. there is an article in the "how-to" section on removing the false tank shelter, you might want to read thru that first. once you get the cover off, you can get to it easer if you remove the radiator fluid reservoir. there is a small bolt under the reservoir that you can unbolt to remove it, then you can get to the radiator cap. to remove the cap, apply downward pressure on the cap while turning it counterclockwise until it stops, release your pressure on the cap and continue to turn it counterclockwise until it don't turn anymore and lift it off.

when your ready to refill the radiator, your gonna need a long neck funnel. don't try to pour the antifreeze in straight from the container, you'll spill more than you'll get into the radiator,(ask me how i know this :oops:).

im going to send you a PM and talk to you some more about it.

stuart.

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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat May 09, 2015 10:32 pm

Mostly common sense. lots of "how to articles" on this site will help you dope it out.
Somewhat daunting , of course, but a little effort can yield surprising results!
Jump in with both feet, we wont let ya drown! Regards, Johnny

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Re: 82 GL1100A Carb Question

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun May 10, 2015 7:18 am

go into the GL1100 "how-to" articles and look up "how to remove and replace your water pump", if you have the tank cover off and your compressor out of the way, start at step 41, from there it will show you how to remove your radiator.

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