1984 GL1200 Aspencade fuel leak


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1984 GL1200 Aspencade fuel leak

Postby rgarde » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:02 pm



I have a Goldwing that I don't really have much of a history on and I'm not real familiar with except what I've been reading in the repair manuals and online. It supposedly sat for a couple years but ran fine before that. I finally was able to get it started but it leaks fuel pretty badly. It appears it's coming from a tube that runs between the #1 and #3 carbs out of a T type end. It looks like it may be the air joint pipe. Is there suppose to be fuel running through this line or is it suppose to have a hose attached to it. Any ideas what may be causing this problem? To the best of my knowledge I don't think the carbs have been removed or messed with. However it is highly likely they had fuel in them before it sat for a couple years. Any help is greatly appreciated. Richard



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Re: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade fuel leak

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:22 am

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Re: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade fuel leak

Postby rgarde » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:28 pm

Now that I looked at it closer, it's definitely coming from the air joint pipe. I found someone else having the exact same problem http://www.justanswer.com/questions/1q3 ... right-side A stuck float valve or debris in the carb was mentioned. I did drain both 1 and 3 carbs a couple times and the leak didn't seem quite as bad afterwards. I assume to get to this float valve, I'll have to remove the whole carb assembly. I do have a service manual to follow but is there anything in particular that I need to watch out for if it comes to removing the assembly?

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Re: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade fuel leak

Postby Cal-D » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:14 pm

The carbs need to be removed for that and they come out the left side. One thing to watch for is the coolant cross tubes, often if the bike has sat a long time, moving the carbs and bumping the tubes which will happen will sometimes cause them to leak. As a precaution I would purchase the four O-rings and two gaskets and replace them while the carbs are off. From Honda the price should be about $15, of course the rad needs to be drained first.
Also replace the four O-rings on the intakes, about $8 from Honda.

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Re: 1984 GL1200 Aspencade fuel leak

Postby rgarde » Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:59 pm

Thanks Carl. Yesterday I found there's a large amount of sediment in the tank. I was hoping to at least get it out on the road for a few miles to see how it "feels" and see if I thought it was worth investing a few $1. I'm beginning to think it might only be worth selling for parts. But I'll hibernate on it, it sure seems to idle nicely. Stay warm up there this winter!
Richard




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