Gas in Oil 1986 1200 Goldwing


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Gas in Oil 1986 1200 Goldwing

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New to this --I have had Bike in storage for months 7-8 -- Gas is passing though from tank to oil when not running. What would this be and How would I fix. I am not very mechanical. So if you know of any good you tube help?

Suggestions -Thanks--I am in Bemidji MN area



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This is a combination of you not shutting the fuel off at the petcock, and leaking carburetor float valves. Make a habit of turning the fuel off at the petcock when you park the bike, and you should avoid this problem.

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And change your oil to fix what could be a large problem if you run your bike with gas in the lubrication system.
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Should I be doing something about the float valves or will it be OK when riding?

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Yes, try running 1 oz. of cheap ATF per 1 gallon of gasoline. ATF is a great cleaner and may clean the float seals without having to rebuild the carbs. I carry a 6 oz. bottle of ATF and every other fillup I add it as a preventative maintenance. When I first started doing this it was every tank fillup (6 oz.s). Also is a great fuel stabilizer. You probably won't notice a difference until 2-3 tanks of fuel have been run through it, but then you should improvement.

Also, do you park it on the sidestand? If so then the fuel shut-off should be utilized (insurance)!
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Thanks to all. Now will not start yet. Will try a few things and be back with more questions.

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Is there a quick way to tell what the oil will look like if there is gas mixed with the oil?

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tbeiler wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:01 pm
Is there a quick way to tell what the oil will look like if there is gas mixed with the oil?
It will look about the same, but will be thinner (less viscous), and will smell like gas.

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My original fuel petcock was leaking thru - I
know this because I rode 70 miles with it OFF.
Instead of trying to repair the original, I went
to my local farm and garden store and got a
shut-off for a lawn tractor ($4.99) and installed it
right below the original petcock. And while your
at it, change the fuel filter.

The carb floats SHOULD prevent overflow even
if your petcock leaks thru, but yours seem
to be certainly leaking, so:

If your carb rack has never been pulled and the
carbs gone thru, that will be your next task.
Not a fun job, but once I did this to mine and
replaced all the old o-rings in the carbs, its
like a new bike. (My o-rings on the cross-feed
tubes were leaking, all of a sudden, one spring.)
While your at it, rebuild the slow-air cutoff
valve, which will help avoid backfiring. Its on the
underside of the carb rack.

You only want to pull the carb rack ONCE, since
it's a pretty sucky job. But, in my case, it was
well worth it. Now runs and starts like a dream.
Use OEM parts only, to avoid doing this again 2 years
from now.

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Now it just clicks when I hit start button. See pictures, this wire is hanging down and I am not sure where it came from.

Also , is this the hex to take the seat off?

Ideas?

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I don't know what that thin wire is hanging down, but far more concerning is that cigarette lighter socket wired directly into the battery with NO FUSE. If that were to ever short out, you can count on wiring melting, battery exploding, bike catching fire, or any combination of the above.

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Agree with Wingadmin, the cigarette lighter connection should be removed first, don't need it at this time. There are better connectors that come with fused wires you can use.

Looks like the original stator wiring connector as well, bit discoloured still there. Would recommend taking it apart and assessing the condition of the connector as it is 33 years old. You have several choices with regards to this connector. You can remove the OEM connector and solder the wires together. You can replace the connector with new as it has lasted 33 years and a new one will probably last for some time as well. If you replace the connector, use a high amperage connector that is waterproof as well - seals nicely. These can be found at marine supply stores - lots of similarities between the marine industry requirements and our older bikes. If the OEM connector is in good condition, just take it apart, clean the crimp terminals, put back together and reuse. Use dielectric grease to seal the open wires at the back of the connector.

IMHO the issue with this connector is from lack of maintenance over time. Dirt, crud, etc gets into the connector over time, and the original style batteries that were wet cells vented on the same side as this connector and some of the vent tubes may not have been attached.

Took your picture to show you the connector I am mentioning:


A good connector to consider is the Packard-Delphi Metri-Pack 630 Series good up to 46 amps:


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