Getting to carbs on 1984 Interstate


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USCANAM
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Getting to carbs on 1984 Interstate

Postby USCANAM » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:21 pm



Hi All
Am looking at buying a 1984 Interstate with 22,000 miles on it. I've know the owner for years.
I have a 1976 Goldwing that I might finish the restoration on one of these years, so in the meantime I'm thinking about buying the Interstate.
However, he put the bike away a year ago with fuel in it, and as usual, despite putting in fresh fuel and carb cleaner in the gas, it will not idle. Drives OK on the road, just won't idle. Forgot about trying Seafoam and MMO which I saw mentioned on some threads here today.
My question is ...unlike the GL1000 where the carbs are out in the open, these carbs are fairly well hidden by the fairing. Is it difficult to remove the fairing on the Interstate. I don't want to get into a long process of fixing the bike...I'll just look for another one.
I have all the carb calibration tools from 1000 that I'm sure will work on the 1200.
How long should it take to remove the fairing in order to access the carbs?
Thanks
Jack



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Re: Getting to carbs on 1984 Interstate

Postby MJSantos » Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:34 pm

It looks like the '84 is not that much different than my '83 Interstate. You have to remove the seat and false tank, the fairing lowers. Once your down that far the air box comes off. Then you disconnect the throttle cables remove the top off of #1 & #3. If you remove the single bolt holding the gas tank and lossen the left triangular motormount the tank will shift back about a 1/2 an inch. This will give you a little wiggle room to pull the entire assembly out the left side. Take a look at this write up gives you an idea:
http://classicgoldwings.com/forum/viewt ... f=11&t=260

USCANAM
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Re: Getting to carbs on 1984 Interstate

Postby USCANAM » Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:21 pm

Thanks MJ
Interesting link
Jack


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