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Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Post by made2care » Sun May 25, 2014 5:49 pm

Just purchased a 1987 interstate. I have done some cosmetic things with other bikes in years past and am hoping to apply those skills to bring this old girl back to life!
Mechanically, I have a challenge before me. No fuel exiting petcock. The seller has already stripped the bike shell wise, all plastic assorted pieces,fairing,trunk, seat etc, are off. Considering taking gas tank off since she is mostly stripped anyway. However, is there an easier method to get gas flow. I removed sending unit and peaked inside, only to find some rustic crud, not too bad, I've seen worse. The inner screen appears to be gunked up.
any suggestions as to how to clean this out without removing tank. I guess I can check the forums here. Also. Can I feed some gas another route to see if this is the problem?

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Post by Fatwing Chris » Mon May 26, 2014 4:45 pm

Unless your tank is full to the brim the fuel won't run out of the petcock without the fuel pump working.Most of the tank is below the petcock.If you don't already have a manual you can download one here from the upper left hand corner of this page.Probably a good idea being as you're already in deep to pull the tank and flush it.
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Post by Patriccio » Mon May 26, 2014 9:29 pm

If you remove the tank, you can save time by using Metal Rescue in it. It's expensive, but it made my 1980 GWI tank spotless after a couple of days soaking. Some guys have used 50/50 acetone & trany fluid, but I've not used it.

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