Bike Looses Power Going Uphill


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rkmup71
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Bike Looses Power Going Uphill

Postby rkmup71 » Sun May 17, 2015 9:14 pm



I have recently purchased an 84 Honda Goldwing GL1200, now any time I'm going uphill it looses power. I could be going 65-70 mph and as soon as I go uphill it drops down to about 45-50 mph, depending on the size or length of the hill. I'm almost certain the carbs need to be cleaned and synced...but I'm wondering if there is something I can do until I can afford to have that done??



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DarthJ
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Re: Bike Looses Power Going Uphill

Postby DarthJ » Sun May 17, 2015 10:34 pm

How steep are we talking, here? Are you dropping a gear to get more oomph on the uphill?
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rkmup71
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Re: Bike Looses Power Going Uphill

Postby rkmup71 » Sun May 17, 2015 10:38 pm

Sometimes kind of steep, but it doesn't really matter how step it is, I've tried dropping a gear and she still just keeps showing down. I tried Sea Foam and just put new spark plugs in..

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Re: Bike Looses Power Going Uphill

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 18, 2015 9:38 am

Does it happen regardless of whether or not the fuel tank is full?

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HawkeyeGL1200
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Re: Bike Looses Power Going Uphill

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Tue May 19, 2015 5:10 pm

What kind of shape is your air filter in?


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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