full throttle no go


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blackbeauty
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full throttle no go

Postby blackbeauty » Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:19 pm



I have a 1980 Goldwing that rides good, but when I try to open the gas full it has nothing( kind of) no increase in rpm at all. If I let off it goes back to smooth. what should I be looking for. carbs are synced changed plugs old plugs looked good.



f1xrupr
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Re: full throttle no go

Postby f1xrupr » Fri Sep 25, 2015 5:47 pm

My first guess would be, restricted intake air flow.....maybe choke not opening completely-maybe mouse nest in breather box-grease rag in false tank compartment clogging air flow???
Does it smoke black, cut out, pop???
My exercise bike is a goldwing.

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seelyark1
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Re: full throttle no go

Postby seelyark1 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:51 am

Another thing to look for is a restricted exhaust pipe. I have seen this caused by a hot exhaust being splashed with rain water so that it shrinks rapidly and any place the exhaust pipes overlap is where to look. Will run great at low rpm, but back pressure builds up. :?
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f1xrupr
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Re: full throttle no go

Postby f1xrupr » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:03 am

seelyark1 wrote:Another thing to look for is a restricted exhaust pipe. I have seen this caused by a hot exhaust being splashed with rain water so that it shrinks rapidly and any place the exhaust pipes overlap is where to look. Will run great at low rpm, but back pressure builds up. :?

Hey....that's a good call! I hear that there are exhaust flow restriction washer-thingies in the exhaust pipe right at the flang on some California models.


My exercise bike is a goldwing.


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