GL1200 another noise

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GL1200 another noise

Post by maestro319 » Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:02 am

Like Bru49 's whining noise, my '86 GL1200 just started making a sort of "popping" noise that seems to be coming from the front of the bike just under the handlebars/fork area. It kinda sounds like backfiring. Also, the idle seems to be running just a little rough. I just had the fork seals replaced with new fluid, etc. but that shouldn't effect how the motor runs, should it?? Any ideas??

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Re: GL1200 another noise

Post by starfleetengineer » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:07 am

Find out were the noise is coming from. If it is a backfire in the air filter box that would cause a rough idle. When taking the forks out you might have hit or pulles on the coil wires causeing a loose connection. Pulling wires even by accident is never a good thing. Check around in that area and mke sure all the connections are still clean and tight.
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