Introduction and question


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WillGurt
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Introduction and question

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Hello all,
I finally joined this forum. Let me introduce myself. I am Will Gurtner, from Pittsburgh, PA. I have a 1990 GL1500 Aspencade, in , I think wineberry? Don't know the correct color code, as the tag claims it is a white shade.... Puchased it from an older gentleman, deep in West Virginia. Been working slow and steady to make it roadable once again. Been through the carbs, brake system and repairing the body as money and time permits.

Now, for what is totally mystifying me. I had not known where the hose from the crankcase breather went to
( couldn't find it on bike). After looking up the system, in the factory service manual, I see the color code, for the hose, is green. Went to looking. Found the hose tucked down below the radiators, plugged with a bolt. Well, After unplugging, the hose and putting it back to the air cleaner housing, the bike, now puts blue smoke out the pipes. I would like to know, from those more experienced in this 1500 beast, as to where I should look to correct this problem. Without the hose connected, no smoke, however there is a direct hole to the intake side of the ait filter. Any help welcomed and appreciated.
Will



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offcenter
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Re: Introduction and question

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Welcome to the forum, Will.
Sorry I can't help you with that hose.
But I will tell you this. Before you put that bike
on the road, REPLACE THE TIMING BELTS!
That is an interference engine. If a belt breaks, valves
hit pistons and goodbye engine.
Only buy Gates or Napa belts.
Instructions on how to do it are on this site here:
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=9774
It's not difficult to do.
George in Jersey.
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Re: Introduction and question

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Welcome to the forum. I think the first thing I would do is check the crankcase breather and make sure it is not clogged. Also make sure it has the proper oil in it. I think I would also do a leak check on the cylinders to make sure you don't have excessive blow by.
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Has yours got air suspension. may need pumping up?
http://trikingtrike.com/id24.htm

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Timing belts are on the agenda.
As for the breather, I will have to study up on that. When I pulled the plug out of the "GREEN" line, there was a small amount of wind, that would change volume, as I played with the throttle. Just changed the oil and filter, using the NAPA filter and the API recommended here. This issue only came about after unplugging the green line. No smoke before. Plugs all seemed normal for reading and no signs of oil fouling. As well as the exhaust ports, in the heads( dry blackish soot). I'll proceed with checking the breather system.
As for air suspension system. Yes rear shock only. I say shock, as only one is air. The other is a spring over. Front forks do not have any air assist, correct? My first 'wing was a basketcase 1980 1100 Interstate.
Thanks for all the assistance given, so far,
Will

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Re: Introduction and question

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George in Jersey,
That's a heck of a detailed topic on the timing belt change. Thanks to whomever posted it!

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Re: Introduction and question

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Because it was plugged and not connected to the air filter is the reason it wasn't smoking. When you connected back to the air filter you allowed oil vapors to enter the induction system and be burned it the chamber hence it is now smoking. I would suspect that with that line plugged it would have cause the fuel economy and power to suffer by building pressure up in the cases. Once you clean the breather system and run it a while the smoking should go away.
2003 Goldwing GL1800 with CSC Cobra trike kit.
1988 Harley Davidson Sportster 883 with Hypercharger Bobber.
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Re: Introduction and question

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That's what I am going to do.then. clean the breather system.

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Re: Introduction and question

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WillGurt wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:04 pm
George in Jersey,
That's a heck of a detailed topic on the timing belt change. Thanks to whomever posted it!
That was done by the owner and administrator of this forum, WingAdmin.


George in Jersey.
99 Goldwing GL-1500 SE
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77 Honda CT-90 "Trail 90"

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