85 GL1200 LTD sputtering and shutting off


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85 GL1200 LTD sputtering and shutting off

Postby wcorson322 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 1:02 am



Hi wingers, having trouble with a 85 GL1200 LTD for example went for a ride the other day put over 100 miles on. ran great but than it started to sputter like is was starving for fuel or picked up water. only way I can describe it.and this has happened a few times after a long ride. so if I pull over and let her sit a while it fires right back up. and runs great lots of power. just as if nothing is wrong. also I noticed I can smell gas fumes after it does this while riding.. I checked for leaks I have check with it sitting and running no drips or wet spots. I don't know what it could be. bad fuel pump? acting up when it's hot.. vapor locking? even if it stalls it starts right back up just as soon as I hit the throttle she gets nasty on me. unless I let it cool down and it only takes about 15 mins of sitting and it good to go,,,any ideas? go me stumped



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Re: 85 GL1200 LTD sputtering and shutting off

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 6:57 am

hey wcorson, im having just about the same problem as your having with yours, only mine did it when i tried to fire it back up after stopping for about a 15 minute rest. i suspect it could be in the fuel pump. the problem lasted for about a half hour with mine. every time i tried to start the bike up, it would act like it was starving for fuel and wouldn't run. it would fire up but die almost right away even when i tried to give it full throttle. after it finally started up, it acted like nothing ever happened.

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Re: 85 GL1200 LTD sputtering and shutting off

Postby TedFichialos » Mon May 02, 2016 11:53 am

My 85 was doing the same thing. It turned out to be the throttle position sensor.

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Re: 85 GL1200 LTD sputtering and shutting off

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon May 02, 2016 5:01 pm

hey Ted, thats something i'll keep in mind when i take her in for servicing.

stuart.

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Re: 85 GL1200 LTD sputtering and shutting off

Postby wcorson322 » Tue May 03, 2016 11:18 pm

but did you guys get a smell of gas fumes?

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Re: 85 GL1200 LTD sputtering and shutting off

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed May 04, 2016 6:52 am

i dont know about yours, but both of my bike give off fuel vapors.

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