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I have an 86 GL1200A. When I start it, it almost seems to seize up, and when it does turn over again, gas leaks from somewhere. Turning off the fuel shut off and turning it over a few times seems to help. Any ideas what this could be?
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mfharris wrote:I have an 86 GL1200A. When I start it, it almost seems to seize up, and when it does turn over again, gas leaks from somewhere. Turning off the fuel shut off and turning it over a few times seems to help. Any ideas what this could be?
Run a few tanks of Sea-foam through and see if that helps. When was the last time the fuel filter was changed.Always a good practice when the bike is parked to shut that fuel off, thats why it's there!!
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Sounds like fuel leaking through a carb into a cylinder after the engine is shut down. Then when you crank the engine you get a "Liquid lock" on a cylinder. The piston can't compress liquid gas. That can bend/break connecting rods if enough fuel is in there and another cylinder fires. It will also leak on through the engine and mix gas into the oil in the sump. Mine was doing that. Replaced the carb needles and seats to fix. Not sure what the external leak would be. The fuel would go out the exhaust valve into the exhaust if it cranked the piston over center and went back down on the power stroke and started back up.
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