Bike won't start! The cheap and easy fix (VIDEO)


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Bike won't start! The cheap and easy fix (VIDEO)

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I made this video because this is one of those questions that keeps coming up in the forums over and over again, year after year:



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Been meaning to ask, do you just put the seafoam in or do you need to drain a little oil to make room? (Yes, you convinced me to de-sludge my 93)
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Good video. Fwiw, another very common problem on this topic is worn brushes. If I had a dime for every person who said their starter was shot, bike wouldn't start, etc., and only needed new brushes.......I'd have a lot of dimes. :D
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Should one worry about UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES ... :shock:
By this I mean that as I understand some of these older Wings that very sludge you are speaking about;
---- Is ALSO keeping a leak from happening (or at lest showing up)
I experienced this on my 1985 GL1200 Aspencade-
It had a problem in the oiler cup due to sludge buildup -
The SEAFOAM trick did the trick -- somewhat - I still had to open the valve cover and manually clear the sludge buildup from the squirt hole (a GL1200 thing)
BUT after I did this I had a couple of small leaks show up that had not been there (or shown themselves) before -
I compounded this problem by switching to fully synthetic oil which had better flow properties*
A few new gaskets did the trick and solved the issue -

It DID work and the engine was cleaner in my opinion -- But opinions vary ;)

Just a contrarian view - or perhaps another thing to consider ? :geek:




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As more cars are built with smaller engines and turbochargers, synthetic oils flow quicker to critical parts, creating the proper lubrication your engine needs"
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Thanks for the video. Just curious, would this apply to the new DCT Gold Wings too? If yes, at what mileage would you suggest?

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All I want to know is where I can get one of those "adjustable wrench parts diagram" T-shirts! :D
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I didn't know that Naptha was SeaFoam's main ingredient.
Now I know why dad had a couple gallons of it in the garage. All I ever seen him use it for was stain removal in cloth and oil based paint thinner.

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Dubdenny wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 8:46 am All I want to know is where I can get one of those "adjustable wrench parts diagram" T-shirts! :D
Ask and ye shall....

https://www.amazon.com/Crescent-Adjusta ... ref=sr_1_1


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