82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing


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82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby rescue1042 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:19 am



Hey everyone! I bought my first goldwing and need a little advise.
I have a 1982 honda goldwing interstate 1100gl and when bike is idleing i hear ticking noice down by the vavle cover and kinda around to the front of bike.
And when i go to pass and punch the trottle it spits and sputters but when i start out from a stop and go thru the gears its pretty good tell 3rd gear then it starts to sputter. Could anyway give me some tips please.
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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:05 am

It could be one problem, or it could be more than one.

The ticking could be valve clearances, which can be easily adjusted (and are supposed to be, as part of your regular maintenance): How to adjust your valve clearances

The first thing I'd look at for fuel starvation (which is what it sounds like you're describing) is the fuel filter. A clogged fuel filter will allow enough fuel through to run the engine at lower speeds, but when you put it under load (fast acceleration, opened throttle), you just can't get enough fuel through the clogged filter to supply the engine, and it sputters. You can get one for $4 from Cyclemax, and that's a good item to change as part of regular maintenance anyway.

I'd try those two things and see how much of an effect you have.

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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby rescue1042 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 11:27 am

I will work on the valves tonight to see if the ticking stops. and i was wondering if that could be a problem with the filter. I thank you for your advice and your time
and i will let ya know the results....
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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby thrasherg » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:23 pm

As suggested the spit/sputtering sounds like a fuel problem, it could be a slightly gummed up carburettor (Put some sea foam in the gas tank and see if that improves things), but it could also be a blocked fuel filter, or if your carb has an accelerator pump, that could be gummed up or defective. As suggested I would look at replacing/cleaning the fuel filter and running some kind of cleaner through the fuel system. If the problem is with the accelerator pump then you will need to try changing your riding style for the next 200 miles whilst the cleaner runs throught he fuel system. You will need to do a lot of hard acceleration so the accelerator pump is pumping lots of fuel to give the cleaner a chance to clean out any gum that might be in the accelerator pump, then go back to your normal riding style. If you ride normally the cleaner will not pass through the accelerator pump and will therefore not clean anything in that part of the carb circuit.

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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:52 pm

Keep in mind if it IS the accelerator pump, you'll find the sputtering occurs when you first open the throttle, but if you hold it open, it will gradually improve until it runs just great at that high throttle setting. The accelerator pump is utilized only when you give the throttle a good, rapid twist.

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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby rescue1042 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:42 pm

ok i changed the fuel filter and it helped a little bit. and you are right when i twist the throttle it starts to spit and sputter but when i really twist like really hit it hard it gets better then when i shift to high gear it spitts and sputters but seams if i gear down and hit it hard and go thru the gears it does kick down better
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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:17 am

The next step is to dump half a can of Seafoam into a full gas tank, then go ride off that tank. Then repeat with the other half. See if it improves any.

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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby WA9FWT » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:07 pm

WingAdmin wrote:The next step is to dump half a can of Seafoam into a full gas tank, then go ride off that tank. Then repeat with the other half. See if it improves any.

If this works, the Sea-Foam... I will become a believer....
Let us know for sure if that helps!

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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby rescue1042 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:06 am

well So far I have ran two Tanks thru it seems to be a little better. but still sputters.
But like you said wing when you hold the throttle down it does get way better when the rpms are way up there. Still will run more thru to find out what happens
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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:10 am

rescue1042 wrote:well So far I have ran two Tanks thru it seems to be a little better. but still sputters.
But like you said wing when you hold the throttle down it does get way better when the rpms are way up there. Still will run more thru to find out what happens

I'm guessing, but could be a plug ? or plugs...

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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby rescue1042 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:16 pm

But would a plug act up in mid kickdown and then run great at high rpms? not sure
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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby thrasherg » Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:33 pm

It still sounds like an issue with the carbs. If sea foam didn't fix it, then I suspect a carb removal and clean is in your near future!! :)

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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby cbach1981 » Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:15 pm

new air cut valves and carb sync solved my hesitation issue, Those valve rubbers can get pretty degraded. I was able to see straight thru all 4 of the diaphrams on mine. Might be something to check.
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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:03 pm

rescue1042 wrote:But would a plug act up in mid kickdown and then run great at high rpms? not sure

I think not so much the RPM's but the load ( torque ) on the engine and compression on that plug can miss fire a plug.

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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby rescue1042 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:45 pm

Well just a little update! I have ran two cans of seafoam, changed plugs, removed carbs and cleaned the kickdown out which had one hole that was plugged and that helped a lot!
Still have problems in 4th and 5th gear witch it chuggs when you hit throttle but when the rpms climb it does come out of it. and the lower gears go like a rapped ape (lol) bike is fast geez. now just need to get it going good when in upper gears
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Re: 82 interstate. ticking and hesitation when passing

Postby N2PPN » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:10 am

AIR CUT OUTS!!!

At high vacuum the air cut outs keep mixture from getting too lean, rebuild the carbs and replace the air cut outs.. If cut outs are non functioning the mixture gets lean, engine temps go up nad hesitation and sputtering can occur...

I hope this helps, Ride safe and keep smiling,

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