1200 goldwing

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1200 goldwing

Post by pokedbdd » Thu Jun 25, 2015 3:02 pm

I have a 1985 1200 aspencade Goldwing I have put new head gaskets ,new water pump, had carbs shimmed, new spark plugs, new thermostat, flushed radiator and it runs real great but runs about 230 degrees I need advice bad. im lost and about ready to junk it please help

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Re: 1200 goldwing

Post by HawkeyeGL1200 » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:51 pm

The first thing I'd do is, VERIFY the accuracy of the temperature gauge with a second device. You've done everything I can think of, with the exception of replacing the radiator cap, necessary (most of the time) to get the temperature under control... the only other thing I can think of is ignition timing can make an engine run hot... as can lean fuel mixture... but if your carbs are set correctly and balanced to each other, that's unlikely.
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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Re: 1200 goldwing

Post by virgilmobile » Thu Jun 25, 2015 5:01 pm

Lemme ask a question...
Where is this temperature measured at.?
Did the bike run at this temperature before the work?
I also don't understand "shimming" the carbs..What is that.

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Re: 1200 goldwing

Post by redial » Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:06 am

What was the coolant like when you flushed the radiator. If cores are blocked, then not enough cooling. Just something more to consider.

The repair for that would need the radiator taking out and "rodded" to clear any build up of gunk in the radiator.
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Re: 1200 goldwing

Post by julimike54 » Fri Jun 26, 2015 6:30 am

Have your fairing lowers "on", directs air into radiator
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Re: 1200 goldwing

Post by pokedbdd » Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:45 am

I forgot to mention that I put a new radiator cap on it also. on the temperature gauge it runs 6-7 bars on it and its so hot to ride it your legs wearing pants get so hot they feel like being sun burnt all the way to your groin area.

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