The Wing Is Ready to Ride!


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djoyner
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The Wing Is Ready to Ride!

Postby djoyner » Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:52 pm



I did the Poorboy conversion; changed oil & filter, coolant, rear drive oil; and replaced timing the timing belts. I finally got a chance to clean my new '85 Wing and took it for a nice long ride. It rides real nice, but I noticed a little miss/hesitation when under approximately 3000 rpm.

I took it out on the highway for about 50 miles and I don't notice the miss/hesitation at 65 mph. I read someone that a carb sync may be required. I purchased a HF vacuum gauge, but I'm waiting on the 6mm adapter.

On my way home, I stopped by the grocery store for some vittles for dinner and it's cool having storage compartments. The Wing will now become my daily commuter!

Some comparisons between my Wing and my VTX:
The Wing is more comfortable to ride.
The Wing has self-cancelling turn signals.
The Wing doesn't have a kickstand kill switch (I'm used to killing the engine by lowering the kickstand).
They're both 'Dallas Cowboy' Blue.


D J
2006 VTX 1300S
1978 GL1000
1985 GL1200 Interstate
1995 GL1500 Interstate

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Mooseman
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Motorcycle: 1996 GL1500SE 88k
1986 GL1200A (SOLD) 81K
1985 GL1200A (SOLD) 85K
1986 BMW K75c 25K

Re: The Wing Is Ready to Ride!

Postby Mooseman » Sat May 01, 2010 10:01 am

djoyner,
You will love your 85. I had one I bought new in 85 and put 75k on the meter before selling. Got into horses and always needed the PU so the MC went. Besides I always had work bikes to ride.
I just bought an 86 that had only 20k on the clock. It was stored for many years. The price was right and the horses are gone so now the PU sits.
I had the same issue with the hesitation around 2300 or below. Was a real pain. Had to watch pulling out as it would cough and I would go, not NOW! I tried running the MMO and Sea Foam through the carbs with not much change. So two weeks ago I pulled the carbs out when I got my care package from Randakk's.
OMG, what a differance. Smooth and strong. Can acell from 1700-1800 in 5th and not miss a beat. Make a city turn in 2nd and even start out in 2nd like it was 1st. Mileage is back up to 50+ if I keep under 65 and high 40's around town and freeway at 70-75. Before it was in the 30's and 40's. Found one plugged idle jet and two passageways on the left side and one float was off on the right. I have some photos I will post later. I'm off for a couple hundered mile lunch date today.
"Enjoy the ride."
Mooseman
Enjoy the ride. They are all good, just some better than others.
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djoyner
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Location: Chesterfield County, Virginia
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1985 GL1200 Interstate
1995 GL1500 Interstate
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Re: The Wing Is Ready to Ride!

Postby djoyner » Sun May 02, 2010 2:33 pm

I was planning to eventually rebuild the carbs, but for now I took the advice of a member of another forum and added some Seafoam to a full tank of gas. I took it out for a ride a burned up about half of the tank and voila, no more hesitation!

Now the bike will run up to 75 mph with little or no effort. When I bought the bike, it had a little more than a 1/4 tank so maybe there was some bad gas in tank/carb bowls that needed to be burned.

Thanks.
D J
2006 VTX 1300S
1978 GL1000
1985 GL1200 Interstate
1995 GL1500 Interstate

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