Gold wing refusing to start


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Tony Pepper
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Gold wing refusing to start

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I have a 1978 Gl1000. Never had any problems but tried starting and it is turning over, but not firing. Good spark, Carbs good.Compression Good.Coils appear to be ok, just will not fire up....Any suggestions out thee please.


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Re: Gold wing refusing to start

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Spray starter fluid into the air filter intake and see if it starts. If it starts for a few seconds and then dies, you probably have stuck float valves.
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Solina Dave
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Re: Gold wing refusing to start

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Check the position of the kill switch. :idea:
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