Few questions


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No1uno
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Few questions

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A few questions from a newbie....
1) on the front of the Goldwing, 1993 the word Honda is below the windshield, can they be easily removed?
2) on the rear of the Goldwing, can you take off the Honda on the right saddlebag? easily?
3) on the rear tail lights, the word Goldwing, can they also be taken off easily as to not damage the rear lights on the upper trunk?

Note: I replaced the front fender emblem and it had two hole in the fender to help align the emblem. I wanted to make sure that any other emblems on the Goldwing does or does not have the same install design.

Lastly, I came across a video below (on our site) that when you listen to it, the engine sounds like mine, it growls like a diesel motor, is that normal? or do I have a loose tube somewhere that I need to fix. It does surge a little up every 15 to 20 seconds.
The bike rides fine, it is just the noise and the surge that has me concerned.
She is a 1993 Goldwing with 42K miles, had the carbs rebuilt and that is when I noticed the diesel sound.... any help would be appreciated.



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Re: Few questions

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Okay! First you have the air filter out and the cover open which means you will get the noise you hear. Second your idle is way to high, lower the idle to 750rpm and you will hear much less noise.
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Re: Few questions

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The video is from someone else motorcycle, I found it online and it sounded like mine.
My idle is set to about 800 and the Tupperware is fully on, and I still hear that diesel sound? What is the sound? and where is it coming from?
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Re: Few questions

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That sound is from a vacuum tube under the right front of the air filter housing being off. It was probably left off, or not put back properly, when the carbs were worked on. It is hard to put back in place which is why it was not put back on right. You might be able to get it back on with some long pliers with a bend in the tip. The trouble is that there is not much room to work with getting to that hose.
Another option is to remove the right side fan and then it is simple to just reach in with your hand and put it back in place. Of course, the problem with that is that the fan is hard to get back in because of all the wires and hoses in the area. Not an easy job to replace that hose but it can be done.
Edit: Here is a link to the type of pliers I am talking about from Harbor Freight.
https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tool ... 64081.html
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Re: Few questions

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Thank you so much for the answer, I will look at that this weekend!!
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Re: Few questions

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This is the kind of pliers I was referring to for putting that hose back on. It is a set of two, one with a straight tip and the other has a 90° bend tip.
https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-tool ... 64081.html

Harbor Freight long nose pliers
Harbor Freight long nose pliers

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Re: Few questions

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I found these actually work better for getting that hose back on:
https://www.harborfreight.com/3-piece-l ... 37909.html





With the medium size one, you can grab the hose firm enough that it does not slip, but it also does not damage the hose.
The first time I put that hose back on, I did it by hand somehow after about 30 minutes of messing with it.
The second time, I remembered I had these and got the hose on in less than a minute.
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Re: Few questions

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When I worked on the carbs on the 94SE I used to have, I had a heck of a time getting that hose back on. The water hoses that connect under the carbs were even harder to get to than that hose for me. I finally took out the right side fan and just reached in and put it back in place with my hand. Then I struggled a while getting the fan back in position but it was easier than getting that hose back on. I have a set of those hose pliers also but didn't think to try them on that hose for some reason. If I have to go after the carbs on this 2000SE, I will try those hose pliers getting those hoses back in place.


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