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I have an 85 GL1200I, and on initial start up and run, the engine spits/sputters like it is misfiring. After warm up around 10 minutes all is normal. This happens on hot and cold days? Any suggestions?
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Is it possible your carbs are out of sync or gave some crud in them?
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clst_2001 wrote:I have an 85 GL1200I, and on initial start up and run, the engine spits/sputters like it is misfiring. After warm up around 10 minutes all is normal. This happens on hot and cold days? Any suggestions?
Take a good look at those plugs, one more easy place to check.
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Check your choke linkage. Make sure all 4 little plungers are sliding in and out when you work the choke. If this is not adjusted right the bike will spit, cough, misfire and sputter till warm.
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I had this with my old 84. I changed the plug wires, cleaned the carbs, sync carbs, changed the air-cut-off-vales all at one time. I am not sure which or all of these things fixed it but after that it ran like a dream. It could have been one of these things or a combo of all of them but after that it was as smooth as they get. And I think I changed the plugs also. Either way it was as soo smooth after that I kicked myself for not doing that a year or so before.
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