Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded


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Eugrasse
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Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded

Post by Eugrasse » Sun Jan 12, 2020 4:23 am



This morning, my Goldwing has lost power, she back fires, I checked the spark plugs , n1 and n.4 are flooded, 2 and 3 are perfect little brown, they have been replaced 80 miles ago.
Since I'm just 80 miles after a carbs overhaul, and there are two cylinders 1 and 4 working badly , I suspect more an electric problem than a carbs one. During the carbs overhaul I checked the contacts it looked fine for me.
Please can someone help me?.



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Re: Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:37 am

Since one set of contact points and one coil fire Cyls #1 and #2, and the other set fires Cyls #3 and #4, this suggests that both sets of contact points and coils are working if Cyl #2 and #3 are OK.

So I'd start by checking spark to #1 and #4, could be bad spark plug wires or faulty spark plug caps. If it was running ok up until this morning that suggests the carburetors are OK.

If the spark plug wires or caps are questionable, sometimes all it takes is a little extra humidity in the air to cause sparks to start jumping around where they shouldn't and not fire spark plugs.

If you can start the engine in a dark garage you may see sparks jumping around the wires and caps. Don't stay too long in a closed garage with a running engine though.
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Re: Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded

Post by Eugrasse » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:09 pm

HI DenverWinger, thank'you very much for your support. I noticed also other two faults that I didn't thought they could be related but maybe they are, there was a strong buzzzz that I heard while running which stops at idle, like a relai buzzing, and the speedometer seemed crazy, sometime going up and down alone not related to the real bike speed, but fluctuating back and for.

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Re: Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded

Post by pidjones » Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:45 pm

Buzzing is probably speedo drive cable needing lube. Recent carb rebuild and now flooding means they need to come back off, correct the float valves, and bench test before remounting.

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Re: Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded

Post by Eugrasse » Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:14 pm

Dear Pidjones, you were right, I brought the Goldwing to a Honda mechanic near me suggested by a friend, the buzz was the speedo cable to lube, the carb problem was because I forgot to screw one carb fuel valve retention , the screw came off, and I felt very ashame. Now the Goldwing runs like a dream. I don't know if I can put here the name of the Mechanic, but I believe he worth to be known by everybody around me. Next issue is that the handle bar is bent, I need a new one or suggestions on how to put it right.



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