84 goldwing


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wingman2
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84 goldwing

Post by wingman2 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:52 am



hi guys , im back on forum again. i have a 84 goldwing 1200a i have been putting back togther anyway bikes runs ok rebuilt carbs and tune up im having a problem with cly#3 1 2 4 ok with the bike is running and u slowly pull wires there is no change in #3 at idle ur at higher rpms, poss carb problem pls advise. spark is good plugs new.



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Re: 84 goldwing

Post by DenverWinger » Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:17 am

That sounds pretty conclusive it's a carburetor issue.... You didn't mention how long the bike has been out-of-service....

Before you start surgery, since the bike is running try a double-dose of SeaFoam in the fuel. It doesn't work immediately, you will probably have to go thru 3-4 tanks of SeaFoam fuel to notice the difference.

However, since winter is coming, if you have a warm place to work this might be a good winter project. Randakk sells good carburetor rebuild kits....
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wingman2
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Re: 84 goldwing

Post by wingman2 » Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:37 pm

i just rebuilt carbs last month. and bike was running fine, sync carbs, now have cly 3 problem do carbs have to come back off. thks

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Re: 84 goldwing

Post by Charlie1Horse » Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:45 pm

The fuel passes through carb #3 to get to carb #1. I had a problem with carb #1 and I took both right side carbs off several times to clean and adjust. However, it would run well for a short time and then it would start skipping. After the third time I thought that it must be the float valves. I checked on ebay and found someone with OEM float valves and bought two of them. I changed both right side float valves and the problem went away. So if you are not having trouble with carb #1 then the fuel is passing through and should be filling carb #3 as well, but evidently is passing by a stuck #3 float valve. I would think that the float valve in carb #3 must be sticking closed. Loosen the drain screw on the #3 float bowl and see it you have fuel in it. If no fuel runs out then get some new float valves. And be sure of the float level adjustment.
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