Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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- Motorcycle: 1981 honda goldwing interstate
im a proud owner of a 1981 goldwing 1100 interstate..bike runs good but back fires sometime after shifting....change spark plugs..and put sea foam.and have run many tanks threw it..can some help me solve my problem..thank you.
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Generally speaking;when backfiring occurs in the exhaust after shifting it means the exhaust is accumulating unburnt gas then igniting when the air fuel mixture is right.Accelerating with a poorly firing cylinder will pass unburnt gas then decelerating will add the oxygen needed to ignite then POP.I'd start with the basic tune up,Adjust the valves(by the book)Check compression(You're looking for balance over amount)eg:135,130,135,132 psi. 8psi difference is OK. My problem engine I had was;95,135,100,125 psi.The good cylinders would pull and drag the poor ones along filling them with more gas mixture than they could burn(some tan plugs,some sooty plugs).Notice I didn't mention the carbs?Consider them 2nd on the list.Be sure the engine will fire the gas before you start adjusting the carbs.If the compression is poo-poo then all the cleaning and tweaking won't help.Oh,and yes...A sticky slide will overload a cylinder too.Sea Foam will not magically restore the carbs to new condition.It takes hands on.
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