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Djspeed
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84 popping

Post by Djspeed » Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:37 am



HI guys and gals,
I am very new to the goldwing family.
I have an 84 1200 and I noticed that it makes a popping sound when running in second say down a city side street. It doesn't do it when I pull the clutch in or when I give it gas..
Just when I am running or decelerating.
Again I am new to all of this.. I am no expert but I think I am going to change the plugs first.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so am I on the right track to fix it?



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Re: 84 popping

Post by oldishwinger » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm

popping while decelerating can be caused by the air cut off valve I had it when a first brought my 86 aspy. my bike has sat for some time, so I put a cleaner in a full tank of gas and went for a nice long run, been great ever since

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Re: 84 popping

Post by oldishwinger » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:49 pm

oldishwinger wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:48 pm
popping while decelerating can be caused by the air cut off valve I had it when a first brought my 86 aspy. my bike has sat for some time, so I put a cleaner in a full tank of gas and went for a nice long run, been great ever since
yep change of plugs is a good idea too

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Re: 84 popping

Post by Djspeed » Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:59 pm

Thanks... I talk to a guy that sells gold wings and he has an 84.
He say's that sound I hear is common in 84''s
He says they come from the factory like that and will do it when I am in that range of rpms.
What he said makes sense but I am still changing the plugs and putting sea foam in the tank

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Re: 84 popping

Post by oldishwinger » Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:15 pm

Djspeed wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:59 pm
Thanks... I talk to a guy that sells gold wings and he has an 84.
He say's that sound I hear is common in 84''s
He says they come from the factory like that and will do it when I am in that range of rpms.
What he said makes sense but I am still changing the plugs and putting sea foam in the tank
Well it's a common issue across the 1200s for sure although coming from factory with it...... we'll not sure about that lol

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Re: 84 popping

Post by patbrandon1 » Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:34 pm

Djspeed wrote:
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:37 am
HI guys and gals,
I am very new to the goldwing family.
I have an 84 1200 and I noticed that it makes a popping sound when running in second say down a city side street. It doesn't do it when I pull the clutch in or when I give it gas..
Just when I am running or decelerating.
Again I am new to all of this.. I am no expert but I think I am going to change the plugs first.
Has anyone else experienced this? If so am I on the right track to fix it?
Welcome to the site and the Goldwing family. Do a quick search in the forums about Seafoam. Run a few tanks of gas with this in it. Also before you change the oil run a half a can through the engine gently (ride without gunning it) for about a hundred miles to clean out the gunk, then change your oil. Your clutch, stater, and engine will love you for it. You will see a difference. Also be sure to check out the How Tos section of this forum. There is some very useful info for anyone wanting to learn about servicing their own Wings.

Have fun and feel free to ask anything at all or PM if you want.

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Re: 84 popping

Post by Djspeed » Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:19 am

Thanks iam currently running sea foam in my gas...



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