Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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- Posts: 188
- Joined: Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:11 pm
- Location: St Louis, Mo
- Motorcycle: 1986 gl1200
I have this '86 that I finished up getting back top running shape that had been setting for over 4 yrs. Now that I have it running, I noticed that when I state the bike after it has been sitting for a day or so I get a small amount of white smoke when it is started. The has only 39,000 miles on the clock right now. I am only getting about 39 mpg. Yes I did the carbs and have set them twice. Is this white smoke from gas or water and how bad of a problem do I have? The bike running real good and starts up with no problems.
- Posts: 6
- Joined: Sat Apr 13, 2013 11:46 pm
- Location: Birmingham, Al
- Motorcycle: 1987 GL1200A Aspencade
If its been on the side stand the 1200's will usually smoke for a second when first started, oil pools in the lowest part of the motor and seeps into the cylinders on that side. No big deal as long as its not a steady thing.
- Posts: 15
- Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:57 pm
- Location: Sebring,FL
- Motorcycle: 1984 1200 aspencade
Mine will do it too, once about every two weeks of starting it daily. It's getting less frequent now that I'm riding it more. I wouldn't even worry about it at all.
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