Trouble starting


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Al3x2015
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Trouble starting

Postby Al3x2015 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:00 pm



On my bike when I try and start it I have to hold the throttle wide open for it to start and the rpms stay about 1500 rpm when the throttle is wide open. For me to be able to let go of the throttle I have to have the idle screw all the way in and once it warms up the rpms shoot way up. I don't know if this is a choke issue or a carb adjustment issue. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!



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RBGERSON
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:44 pm

Idles jets blocked?? more info needed once warmed up how does it run?
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

Al3x2015
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby Al3x2015 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:52 pm

It ran ok but the rpms would randomly shoot up

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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:07 pm

do you use the choke at all ???

Al3x2015
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby Al3x2015 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 5:14 pm

Yes but I have to hold it because it just pulls back in if I don't keep it pulled out

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Aussie81Interstate
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:58 pm

I would probably put in some new plugs first, as if you need to give it full throttle and it only revs to 1500 rpm

someinthing ain't right..

Al3x2015
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby Al3x2015 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:10 pm

It has new plugs and it goes past 1500 once it warms up a little bit but it shots all the way up. It also has new fuel lines and filter

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Re: Trouble starting

Postby wingman12 » Sun Jun 28, 2015 8:59 pm

Good evening Al3x2015, may I inquire if the bike has been sitting a long time without running. It sounds like it is not getting proper fuel flow. Have you tried seafoam treatment? Could be fuel filter. Fuel pump.

Al3x2015
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby Al3x2015 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 3:20 am

The bike was sitting for a long time without running. It has new fuel lines and new fuel filter. The fuel pump is very clean and I have not put seafo in it but I did put marvel mystery oil in the tank.

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Re: Trouble starting

Postby 4wred » Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:12 am

If it's been sitting for a while Your'e probably gonna have to pull the carbs and clean them out.Do you know how long it was sitting??

Al3x2015
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby Al3x2015 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:21 pm

My guess is that it has been sitting for a year or two. I bought it non running and fixed it up. I was wondering if that could be the issue or not but was hoping that it wasn't. Is there some type of adjustment that could be done with the screws underneath the carb bowls or will it most likley just need to be cleaned/rebuilt?

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wingman12
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Re: Trouble starting

Postby wingman12 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:42 pm

I went thru the same problems with friends 1982I, I tr the easy way and finally had to remove and rebuild, even had to buy 4 idle jets and 1 air/fuel needle. What I found was the 33 year old rubber parts had fossilized and became hard and brittle. Ethanol is alcohol and alcohol destroys rubber. Also get a good quality carb cleaner from your dealer, it is much stronger than the auto parts store. Take your time and follow the easy to follow instructions and you will be amazed how easy your bike will start and run. I can't remember the mfg of the kit, I believe I got it thru bike bandit and was about $230 for the complete kit, no jets or needles

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Re: Trouble starting

Postby Al3x2015 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 7:14 pm

Yeah I know the website that you are talking about. I got all the brake rebuild kits from there. My bike is also an 1982 interstate. Thankyou for your help

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Re: Trouble starting

Postby wingman12 » Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:35 pm

Take heart Al, once you get the bike up and running it will all be worth it. I am guessing low mileage on the bike which means years on end sitting and doing nothing. I know it is a lot of work and more than a few bucks, but do it right and you will get many care free miles from a great machine for years to come. :D :D




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