Some questions on my 86 1200 restoration. Trying to diagnose a few issues. - Page 2 - Steve Saunders Goldwing Forums

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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 01:20 AM
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Bike...and Dennis pretty much knows his 1200s.

he bought the one he has brand new, and is the only one to work on it since new.
he used to totally strip it down every summer, and make it ready to ride for next fall when the temps dropped below 125*F

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If you didn't take the floats out and mess with them, they are probably pretty close and not the problem.


BS, Looks like he replaced the float valves so the floats won't be anywhere close to right.
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BS, Looks like he replaced the float valves so the floats won't be anywhere close to right.

That makes sense.

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I put floor boards on my 86 with the heal-toe sifter, works great...
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You need a way to balance the carburetors. This will not get better on its own. 5 minutes with the choke out... This seems a little long, but not unheard of. My 1200 wants a little choke for a few miles when it is cool out. It is slow to warm up.

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I put floor boards on my 86 with the heal-toe sifter, works great...
Did that fix the carburetor problem?
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I'm (sort of) in the same boat with a GL1200 I bought the other day. In past years someone has added a lot of aftermarket goodies to it, including a heel-toe shifter and floorboard setup that is an ergonomic nightmare. Never really cared for heel/toe shifters and this one is definitely not my bag. I think I'm going to pull the whole assembly off and try to track down something resembling OEM foot rests . Hopefully that won't be too much of a challenge...
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