L E Ds


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Old Guy
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:19 pm
Location: Worthing, South Dakota.
Motorcycle: 1986 1200SEi

L E Ds

Postby Old Guy » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:19 pm



OK I have a dumb question. I have the false tank and trip computed removed from my 86 1200 SEi and I want to know if the LEDs should flash at start up or not. This all started looking for a reason why it runs so rich. Check pump pressure, OK per guage, and replaced some vacuum hoses and it is a little better but now I'm wondering if the computer can give me some hints where to look next. From idle up to about 2500 it has some flat spots and hesitation. This is while on the center stand and not in gear. Don't want to put it all back together just to take it apart again. Does the ECU need to have the trip computer hooked up to work? Where else might I look for a cure? It was just dumping fuel before I started the search. Any input would be appreciated.



goldtr6c
Posts: 147
Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 11:17 am
Location: Hitchcock, Tx
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1982 GL1100 STD
1976 GL1000 "800lb Canary"

Re: L E Ds

Postby goldtr6c » Fri Aug 20, 2010 1:49 pm

The 85 LTD/86 SEI have an airvalve on the right side of the engine. It mostly helps enrichen the fuel mixture on stone cold start-ups. They are bad about "sticking" which is why some of these fuel injection bikes have fluctuating idle speeds sometimes. Although I havent done it to mine (yet), I read that you can give them a shot ot WD40 or MMO to cure the problem. Where you squirt it? I don't know. Its been nearly 10 years since I read about this and the site is no longer on the web. I wish now I had copied the info from that site as it had alot of good stuff about our "fuelies".

Old Guy
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:19 pm
Location: Worthing, South Dakota.
Motorcycle: 1986 1200SEi

Re: L E Ds

Postby Old Guy » Fri Aug 20, 2010 6:25 pm

Thanks for the input. It has been a steep learning curve for me. I didn't really buy this so I would have something to work on. My intention was to ride it. I'll do some digging and let you know if it makes a difference; assuming I can find it and then get my big old paws in there to get a-hold of it.

goldtr6c
Posts: 147
Joined: Tue May 11, 2010 11:17 am
Location: Hitchcock, Tx
Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 LTD
1982 GL1100 STD
1976 GL1000 "800lb Canary"

Re: L E Ds

Postby goldtr6c » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:31 pm

Thats me! I got my LTD to ride and I have ended up working on this bike more than any other bike I have ever owned including my old Triumphs. When its right,, I love it. Its a good highway machine. When it breaks, I open up the repair manual and start mumbling evil thoughts. Although I spent 20+ yrs in the Coast Guard helping people and saving lives, all I need is one look at the wiring diamgram and I just want to grab a Honda engineer and shoot him where the sun dont shine.




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