Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Location: Australia
Motorcycle: 2003 GL 1800 Goldwing


Post by loopy »

I have a 1984 1200. The issue below has been with the bike since I purchased it 7 years ago.
Issue: Misfiring on acceleration. Touring speed is brilliant.
On deceleration engine backfires ( only started doing this in the last 3 months)
Over the past 6 years
regular change of spark plugs.
I have replaced leads and caps
Had needle and jets replaced in carbies..
Had carbies tuned with vacuum guage 3 times and all good.

Is it possible I have problem with timing belts or coil pack.

That's all I can think of.

Any suggestions please for a frustrated owner.?

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Motorcycle: 1985 Goldwing Aspencade (GL1200A)
2002 GL1800

Former bikes;
2000 R1100RT
2005 Suzuki Bandit
1979 Yamaha XS1100
1978 Yamaha XS1100 Special
1990 Yamaha XV250
1980 Yamaha XV750
1979 Honda CB750
1968 Triumph Bonneville T120
1973 Honda CB450
1968 Harley Davidson Sportster
1974 Honda CB750
1968 Honda CL72

Re: backfiring

Post by froche »

Backfiring on deceleration out the exhaust can be caused by a bad air cutoff valve. Even though its for a GL1000 its the same in a 1200.

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