1984 Honda Goldwing Aspencade 1200 compression

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1984 Honda Goldwing Aspencade 1200 compression

Postby Trina » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:15 am

I have a 1984, it has been sitting for a few years i have already drained the gas tank and put the seafoam in it... I need to know what should the compression be for a 1984. TIA

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Re: 1984 Honda Goldwing Aspencade 1200 compression

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:10 am

I like to see over 145psi wide open throttle test.
What's more important is balance.Expect no more that 5psi difference between cylinders.
Sync at 1000 rpm then idle back to 900.
Tend to the charging system and replace the timing belts.

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Re: 1984 Honda Goldwing Aspencade 1200 compression

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 12:23 pm

Unless it's got high miles or you have a reason to suspect the compression is bad, I'd run it and not worry about it ... I think the book says 170 per cylinder (for new?) but I'd have to look it up to be sure... Virgilmobile gave great advice.
I am wrong as often as I am right concerning what is wrong with someone else' motorcycle without having seen the machine in person. Guessing with limited information, as to the source of the trouble, is sketchy at best.

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