fuel system light on,wont idle,loss of power


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binforgiven2
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1200 Aspencade sei

fuel system light on,wont idle,loss of power

Postby binforgiven2 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:46 am



I just bought a 1986 gl1200 aspencade sei.It starts every time but wont stay running without giving it some throttle and barely has enough power to even move the bike,what could it be,head gasket,injectors,plugs?



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Re: fuel system light on,wont idle,loss of power

Postby bayoudave » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:43 am

Check the fuel filter? I had one that the fuel filter stopped up on and it did the same thing. Changed the filter and all was good.
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Re: fuel system light on,wont idle,loss of power

Postby binforgiven2 » Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:10 pm

I ordered a fuel filter and im waiting for it to come in but in the mean time i threw some spark plugs in it and when i started it up it ran great.It had all the throttle response its supposed to have and even idled,but it had alot of white/gray smoke coming out the pipes and after idling for a couple of minutes it started running bad again.Im puzzled.

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Re: fuel system light on,wont idle,loss of power

Postby bayoudave » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:05 pm

Did you pull the plugs back out and look at them? Sounds like bad gas fouling out the plugs. I would drain the tank and fill it with fresh gas and some Seafoam (you can get it at most auto parts) and run it for a while and then clean the plugs again and see if that doesn't do it.
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Re: fuel system light on,wont idle,loss of power

Postby SteveB123 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 4:15 pm

FYI, one thread is usually enough. :D

I'd guess head gasket.
Does the smoke smell sweet?
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binforgiven2
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Re: fuel system light on,wont idle,loss of power

Postby binforgiven2 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:34 pm

today i put seafoam in and it is running pretty good.the smoke is gone.only problem is it cuts out if i twist the throttle fast from idle.if i twist it slow it revs smooth.im hoping the fuel filter i ordered will take care of that.thanks for the replies guys. :)




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