knock in gl1200A


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rmc10
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knock in gl1200A

Postby rmc10 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:39 pm



I have a 1985 gl1200a that knocks in fifth gear when applying gas to it. After riding it for about seven or eight miles I notice the knock in lower gears. It has good power,oil light out,water temp middle way. I'm thinking if rod bearing it would knock all time. Any input will be welcome.



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wingman12
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Re: knock in gl1200A

Postby wingman12 » Wed Sep 30, 2015 11:24 pm

More history please. A knock could be from lugging engine, letting fuel set in tank for months at a time, carbs dirty. Sorry but lots of reasons. Help please. :D :D

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Re: knock in gl1200A

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:55 am

Can you localize the knock?

When it is knocking, if you turn the choke on, does the knock diminish or go away?


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