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Hello, I like this site. Looking to learn more about troubleshooting and Goldwing community.

I recently purchased an 84 Goldwing with 7K miles sitting around. I am starting to blow heavy white smoke and see liquid come out or the exhaust. Heavier on the right exhaust. I did put in carb cleaner in the fuel.. andnow think this was being pushed out to mufflers. Not sure, still trying to figure this out.
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white smoke almost always means that the head gaskets are blown. U probably only need the one side done, but i would suggest that you do both, and install new timing belts too. I hope this helps. if you need anything else, let me know.
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Welcomefrenkeje to our great forum from Canada north of the great lakes in the province of Ontario. If you wouldn't mind puting in where you are from, then we may have some members around you where you could meet for coffee. Now on your newly aquired bike, having sat around for quite a while, I would suggest you change ALL fluids, check rad hoses for cracks, Tires for aging cracks, grease the Spline gear on the rear wheel for sure with the special grease. make sure the brake calipers are working OK and all lites as well. You didn't say how long the bike had been siting. How is the battery? Are the cables clean? Can you get any or all history from the previous owner? Did he have it since new? What has he done to it if anything and when. This way it takes out a lot of time you would have to spend on it, that you could go riding. So good luck and let us know how everything is going,as we are all interested and don't be shy about asking. Old Hawkey

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Hello to all. Thanks for the welcoming. This has been sitting for about 15 years. I have done a lot of fluid replacement and just finished cleaning the gas tank.

I now know what is happening. Extreme amounts of fuel is coming out of muffler. I went through a 1/4 tank in about 30 seconds of on and off starting to get it running. When I shut the tank to off, it will start fine, actually respond to throttle until gas runs out. Liquid stops dripping and smoke color is significantly less.

So, I don't know what that is... Any help is appreciated.

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