1984 1200 Carbs

Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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00ld Gold
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1984 1200 Carbs

Post by 00ld Gold » Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:32 am

Bike is hesitating under load and full throttle but runs smooth , starts and Idles ok. Plugs and tail pipe black with carbon and fuel consumption is high end of normal( running tooo rich) . I checked the pilot screws and all 4 were fully seated!? When I try backing them out to spec 3 1/2 turns I can't go out more than 1/2 turn before they start dripping fuel. I'm open to suggestions here , but was thinking of sending them to Mike Nixon ( goldwingcarbs.com) for full and pricey rebuild , has anybody out there used him with good results.

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Re: 1984 1200 Carbs

Post by Fatwing Chris » Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:02 am

Are you sure you're not opening the carb bowl drains instead of the idle screw?
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: 1984 1200 Carbs

Post by bassmaster42 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:06 am

i have a 85 interstate and its due for its carbs to be SYNCHRONIZATION. where can i get a vacuum tester??

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