Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic


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therealmccoy
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Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby therealmccoy » Thu May 07, 2015 7:42 am



Hello all,

Just bought a 94 goldwing with 28k miles on it and it had been sitting a while. I started today and notice that it is leaking fuel from what appears to be an overflow hose on the bottom. So I cut it off and came out later to restart and it stopped the constant stream of gas leaking but now it drips. It was almost empty when I firtst started it so I went and bought gas to put in it. Now when I start the bike I have a little drip but when I pull back on the throttle the bike dies on me. Looking for a mechanic in my area to take it to so they can go over the entire bike while fixing this problem which seems to be a stuck float. Not sure what is causing the bike to die when pulling back on the throttle but I don't want to take any chances being on the highway or somewhere and this bike goes out on me. Any help/advice would be great guys as the weather here is ripe for riding and I can't wait. Thanks in advance.



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wingman12
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Re: Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby wingman12 » Thu May 07, 2015 12:11 pm

Good afternoon Therealmccoy, one solution is contact your local Honda dealership for such repairs. I personally would add a can of seafoam to 5 gal o 87 oct gas pour into the fuel tank, open the petcock until you get gas flowing out of the overflow tube, bend the tube to close off the flow of fuel and tie it pinched, close the petcock and let set for a day. The seafoam will dissolve the varnish build up in the carbs and hopefully free up the stuck float, it not tap the bottom of the carb to see if that will free up the stuck float.
Good luck on your search for a reliable mechanic in your area.
If you need help there are always plenty of persons on this site to lend you a hand if you can not find the information in the HOW TO DO article section.

therealmccoy
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Re: Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby therealmccoy » Thu May 07, 2015 12:18 pm

Thank you for reply/advice. I will take the steps you mentioned and see if this will help me get this beautiful machine on the road. Until then, happy riding 8-)

harvey01
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Re: Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby harvey01 » Thu May 07, 2015 12:25 pm

Hopefully you will not run into a problem with Honda dealers trying to work on a 20 year old bike.

If this bike is leaking this gas in a garage or enclosed area be very wary of any form of spark like from smoking.

If you were closer to Richmond, VA I could make a recommendation but that is 100+ miles away.
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therealmccoy
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Re: Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby therealmccoy » Thu May 07, 2015 12:34 pm

Right now it's outside covered. As for Richmond being too far, I could always trailer it. Would rather take it to someone who's familiar with goldwings than not. Thanks for the advice and if you're willing to part ways with that invaluable info on a good mechanic, I'll all ears :D thanks

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Re: Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby harvey01 » Thu May 07, 2015 12:46 pm

Check for a PM on this website.
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therealmccoy
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Re: Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby therealmccoy » Thu May 07, 2015 12:56 pm

Excuse my ignorance but what does PM stand for and where on the site should I look for it? Thanks.

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby RBGERSON » Thu May 07, 2015 5:20 pm

PRIVATE MESSAGE..ID email within this site..

just click on his name and then on "send private message"
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: Looking for reputable goldwing mechanic

Postby WingAdmin » Fri May 08, 2015 11:19 am

Or you can check your own here: ucp.php?i=pm&folder=inbox




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