gl 1200gi engine vibration


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gl 1200gi engine vibration

Postby sutton4 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:16 am



I have just purchased a 86 1200 . it appares to have excessive engine vibration under low revs high gear excelleration .i have checked engine mounts plus tightened made some improvement but still excessive :?: is this normal :?:



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Re: gl 1200gi engine vibration

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Dec 28, 2009 9:34 am

What you're hearing is probably the primary chain. It's a classic Goldwing noise when the engine is lugged. The answer is not to lug the engine - 1100 and 1200 engines like higher revs.

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Re: gl 1200gi engine vibration

Postby sutton4 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:44 pm

Thanks for the quick reply. I will study the noise further and access. You are right , it is probably an inherint noise , in this model ;)

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Re: gl 1200gi engine vibration

Postby detdrbuzzard » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:09 pm

if your carbs are out of sync it will cause some vibration too
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Re: gl 1200gi engine vibration

Postby sutton4 » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:06 am

Thanks for the info. will look into that . cheers. The bike has had 1 owner and has only done 40,000 miles , so probably has never had the carbs balanced.




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