Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Travelers Rest, SC, USA
Model: GL1800, GL1200, GL1000
Before i got my 87 Wing from the previous owner (last Monday) i was piling up infos and knowledge just to be ready to start the resto asap...
I found your article about the petcock...
Guess what I did first thing when I put my hands on the bike? You got it... tried the petcock and sure enough it was pouring gas on the OFF position...
Right there I told myself this guy deserves to go to paradise just for his find... 😉
Glad you found my post and now know how to fix your '87!
I'll tell you, when it happened to my '87 and I started looking around for a petcock rebuild kit I immediately found out all the things stacked against my efforts (1-year only petcock, etc.). I thought I was doomed to never ride my '87 Gold Wing again.
I'm stubborn and refused to give up so I just kept looking and searching on the Internet until finally about a month later I was able to find this rebuild kit that works.
Why aren't we riding!
2006 Arctic White GL1800
1987 Black/Grey GL1200 Aspencade
1976 Special Candy Maroon GL1000 LTD
U.S. Navy SWO (1967-1976)