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Question of the day

Postby gr8jeep » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:30 pm



Hello all , I own an 88 wing and had a question , found out the hard way about the dead spot in my throttle when the wife and I tipped over making a left turn from a stop which has caused 500 bucks to leave my wallet for some new fairing parts , my question is this I removed the stereo to be able to remove the left side covers and I see a vent tube (metal) that has nothing on it . Looking in my manual it is telling me its part of the evaporative emission control system for California models only , I find it hard to believe nothing attaches to this , if I plug it with my finger the bike starts to idle rough ......... anyone have a clue as to what is supposed to be on this , I can take a photo if it would help , the steel line is just forward of the fuel cap and the auto fuel valve . I live in upstate NY so the emission stuff is not needed but something has to go there ........ Thanks



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Re: Question of the day

Postby thrasherg » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:31 pm

I am not familiar with your model of goldwing, but I suspect a picture would help a lot in getting some feedback/suggestions.. Most Californian evaporative systems involve breather hoses going to a central container that then vents into the inlet system so that all fumes/gases are sucked through the engine and burnt as part of the combustion cycle before exiting via the exhaust pipe. they can be disconnected in a number of ways, but without seeing the system that you have we cannot make many suggestions on what you should/can do with it!! :D

Gary

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Re: Question of the day

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:47 pm

Mine is the same.Its a open vent to the carb bowls.
I had a problem with condensation in that piping( Louisiana ) and collecting in the bowl mucking up the jets.I just added 2' of tubing to it and layed it on the tank.
I suppose you could attach it to a charcoal canister if you so desired.

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Re: Question of the day

Postby gr8jeep » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:30 pm

Thank You for the input I will do the same and run some tubing off of it and lay it down onto the gas tank area , thanks again !

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Re: Question of the day

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:56 pm

What you might also do is add a cheap fuel filter on the end of it too....I'm thinking of doing that...
It would keep dirt dobbers and bugs from crawling into the tubing...
Probably not a bad idea

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Re: Question of the day

Postby thrasherg » Thu Jun 27, 2013 11:24 am

virgilmobile wrote:What you might also do is add a cheap fuel filter on the end of it too....I'm thinking of doing that...
It would keep dirt dobbers and bugs from crawling into the tubing...
Probably not a bad idea


Now that is a great idea!! :D

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Re: Question of the day

Postby gr8jeep » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:41 pm

I will definitely be adding some sort of a filter to that line , Thanks Again , Happy Riding !

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Re: Question of the day

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jun 27, 2013 2:46 pm

Did you resolve your dead spot problem?




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