fuel system 86 interstate


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ACEWINGER
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fuel system 86 interstate

Postby ACEWINGER » Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:39 pm



Other than than the fuel filter, Is there any other "filter" in the fuel system? Like a screen in the tank or petcock? This would be a good time to check these if there are any. Thanks !!!



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Re: fuel system 86 interstate

Postby 86GW1200 » Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:12 pm

As far as I know, the carbs have the small plastic screens under the float bowls and that's it.

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Re: fuel system 86 interstate

Postby ACEWINGER » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:23 pm

Thanks I replaced the fuel pump and then the starter died. Had the bike two weeks and I am doing more repairing than riding :x I didnt expect perfection for a 25 year old bike but this aint starting out well.

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Re: fuel system 86 interstate

Postby 86GW1200 » Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:18 am

Mine sat about 8 years in the original owners garage before I got it. New battery, fuel lines, vacuum lines, rebuilt 3 brake calipers, new brake pads, rebuilt 4 carbs, new fuel-oil-air filters, new E3 tires-valve stems, fixed 3 yellow wire "problem", etc...most of that was completed months ago and I have about 5k miles on it, including a recent 800 mile trip to Savannah...Love it and get about 36-40 mpg. So I think it will be worth it. Do the best repairs you can afford and wait if you can't afford the time-money to do a proper repair.

Then enjoy the !@## out of it.

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ACEWINGER
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Re: fuel system 86 interstate

Postby ACEWINGER » Fri Jul 22, 2011 5:23 pm

I plan on it ! Riding is very important to me. Been doing it for over 40 years now!

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Re: fuel system 86 interstate

Postby trukr » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:29 pm

There is also a screen in the fuel tank at the end of the fuel line in the bottom of the tank. I think you have to remove the tank to get to it. I too off my seat and removed the sending unit for the fuel gauge in the top of the tank and looked down in to see if mine was plugged or not.

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Re: fuel system 86 interstate

Postby ACEWINGER » Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:14 pm

I ended up putting a 85 prelude pump on it and WOW no more clicking. They look ugly as all get out but I will pull it off and paint it. If your gl1200 pump is giving ya fits these prelude pumps WORK!!!

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Re: fuel system 86 interstate

Postby trukr » Mon Aug 01, 2011 12:04 pm

No need to paint the pump. you can go get a chrome exhaust to of the right diameter and cut about 3 inches off of it and it slides on tight and looks like a chrome pump. It wil slide on tight just watch that you don't catch a write when sliding it on.




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