1982 goldwing 1100 gas/oil dripping from muffler


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markwing1100
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1982 goldwing 1100 gas/oil dripping from muffler

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Hello--new to this site. I just bought two Goldwings: 1982 and 1984. My son-in-law and I plan to go through them and work out the bugs. We both are pretty good with a wrench. I believe they have been sitting for a good while--maybe even outside some. I bought both from a guy that said they would run---but batteries were dead and he was selling them pretty cheap that if i didnt make a deal they would be sold to others. with that said--i was able to start both bikes--but i believe both will need carb rebuilds at the least. on the 1982--i was able to start it finally--but while running i noticed like oil/gas mixture dripping from the muffler. it looked kinda grayish--but it definitely had a gas smell to it. Any thoughts? Im thinking it might be a stuck float, head gasket, or something else. appreciate any thoughts. Again, i just got these--all i was told is that they would run. All the electronic look to be working. thanks for any thoughts or suggestions--mark--soldier for life!


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winguyjo
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Re: 1982 goldwing 1100 gas/oil dripping from muffler

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for a goldwing that has been sitting for an appreciable length of time, i have come to expect the mufflers to contain a mix of condensation, oil, and possibly gas as well (but not coolant). this concoction can take quite a bit of run time to completely burn off.
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Re: 1982 goldwing 1100 gas/oil dripping from muffler

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Welcome aboard Mark
The 4 cylinder wings are great bikes and motors, those that have sat around unused usually have head gaskets that leak, which spew steam into the exhaust which cleans off the carbon and mixes with the exhaust gasses and can drip out the gas smelling goo. So you'll need to verify that and most likely be doing a head gasket job on it. Remove the spark plugs and cover the plug holes with rags draped over the heads to slow down any spew out when you hit the start button(kill switch off!) to clear the cylinders to see which is leaking. The spew can go a long way!
Yes your carbs will need rebuild with a proper cleaning(full strip down of all parts, and individual carb bodies and their stock brass parts in full emersion ultrasonic, boil followed with spray carb cleaner and compressed air. Get the Randakks Master carb kit (rather than the cheap other kits) to get the important vinton center plenum oring gasket( no other kits have it!)

https://www.randakks.com/carburetor-kit ... group.html
They also have a good instruction manual on rebuilding these carbs which is advisable on these intricate carbs. When they are properly cleaned, rebuilt and synchronized they run great, otherwise they will be a pain for the unlearned.
Post back in a reply in this thread you've started(bookmark it) so others can learn as you learn.(you can find other posts on rebuilding the carbs and heads on the 1100 and 1200 in the how to articles at the top of the page and also using the search button above. They are fun bikes and fairly easy to work on. (Follow the service manual procedures to the T on taking apart the head so you keep the cam timing aligned.)

How to clean the carbs
https://www.randakksblog.com/old-school ... g-methods/
markwing1100
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Re: 1982 goldwing 1100 gas/oil dripping from muffler

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All, thanks for your thoughts and advise. Hopefully this weekend my son-in-law and I can start diving into both bikes. i plan to strip everything down to the bare bike so we can see everything better and go from there. Really appreciate your help. the bike only has 23K on it so I feel it will make a great bike.


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