94 Goldwing GL1500 Boggs down

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94 Goldwing GL1500 Boggs down

Post by tcryder »

While heading out to meet with another rider, our 1994 Honda Goldwing GL1500A would bog down while I increased the throttle. We decided that we needed to head back home, we called the other rider to let him know we wouldn't be able to ride to Eureka Springs that day. We made it back home without having to be towed. I was confused to what was causing the problem, after googling a few different problems, I removed the fuel pump and torn it down but could find anything wrong with the pump. After reinstalling the pump I decided to remove the air filter. When the air filter was removed I noticed that the slides on the carbs were in different positions. I pushed the one slide back into the position it should been in. I notice that there was small pieces of dirt sand in the air filter tray, cleaned it up with cotton Q tips. I triggered the throttle a few times and the slides worked in unison. I decided the one slide got hung up by a piece of dirt/sand. I installed everything back and we went on a 20 mile test ride and that was about 2500 miles ago. The picture shows the slides in the correct position, one of my was stuck halfway. tcryder

1994 Honda Goldwing carb slides
1994 Honda Goldwing carb slides

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Re: 94 Goldwing GL1500 Boggs down

Post by newday777 »

The Vacuum slides could have just had some dust/dirt in the bore causing it to stick and moving it by hand freed it loose

or the vacuum rubber on the end of the slide could have holes/cracks in it

or the vacuum lines have holes in them(check the 90 degree bend under carb rubber on the left- see picture)

This is a good carb rebuild post on the 1500 carbs if you need to open them up.


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