Bringing an oldie back to life


Information and questions on GL1200 Goldwings (1984-1987)
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Tomhusker
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Bringing an oldie back to life

Post by Tomhusker » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:29 pm



Hi folks, first post here. I brought home an '84 gl1200 that I got from my brother, who got it from his father in law, the original owner. The bike has always been stored inside. There are 23,400 miles on it. The original owner installed the faring and luggage after purchasing the bike new.
The bike has been sitting for about 2 years. Today I went to drain the gas and found that the gas cap was missing and all of the gas had evaporated. I'm wondering if it would have evaporated from the carbs as well? If so, what then, fresh fuel and Seafoam?



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Re: Bringing an oldie back to life

Post by LeMaitre » Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:27 pm

It is a good place to start. Depending on the conditions of the floats and float valves you may get no gas in the carbs, too much gas, or a functioning carb. Tap each of the float bowls before filling the tank with gas to help loosen the floats. Worse case you will have to clean the carbs.

-Mark
1985 GL1200A

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Re: Bringing an oldie back to life

Post by Tomhusker » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:12 pm

LeMaitre wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:27 pm
It is a good place to start. Depending on the conditions of the floats and float valves you may get no gas in the carbs, too much gas, or a functioning carb. Tap each of the float bowls before filling the tank with gas to help loosen the floats. Worse case you will have to clean the carbs.

-Mark
Thanks, I'll do that tomorrow.

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