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Forum: Altered Induction   10-16-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 209
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Posted By westgl
I run ATF in every tank of gas in all carb'ed...

I run ATF in every tank of gas in all carb'ed bikes.

I also run some in the crankcase, keeps it clean and lubed, in hard to get to places like stater clutch.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   10-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By westgl
while you are in the carbs check the needles and...

while you are in the carbs check the needles and seats, as worn needles and crap on the seats will allow fuel to flow when you dont want it to.

the seats if in good shape could be cleaned and...
Forum: Altered Induction   10-15-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,448
Posted By westgl
Needle and Seat not closing fuel flow off, or...

Needle and Seat not closing fuel flow off, or Float level to high on one of more carbs.

New Needles in all carb's minimum, to shut off fuel flow, and clean all grim/crud out of the seat's, to make...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-25-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By westgl
I would do another engine flush, Dont use...

I would do another engine flush, Dont use Seafoam!!!

Use ATF, (Automatic Transmission fluid), also use delo 5w-30 oil.

I had the same problem with my 1983 GL1100, But No longer have any...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-25-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,362
Posted By westgl
Float height is to high, and not set right on...

Float height is to high, and not set right on that wet cylinder, it is allowing to much fuel to that cylinder.
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-23-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By westgl
Could be a bent valve, or could have some...

Could be a bent valve, or could have some corrosion/rust in the bottom of one of the cylinders that had some standing corn fuel in the cylinder.

Cheap insurance to replace both valve stems, and...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   09-23-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,886
Posted By westgl
Im going to bump thread as the info is needed, i...

Im going to bump thread as the info is needed, i am going to bypass the fuel shut off and add a manual shutoff for testing.

I am going to be playing with a Weber two barrel 38DGAS synchronous...
Forum: New Members Introduction Forum   09-17-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By westgl
You are my age, Welcome, Your black bird was...

You are my age, Welcome,

Your black bird was around a 550-600-lbs bike. a Goldwing even 4cyl. will be north of that.

Do you work on your own bikes, while Goldwings, are very reliable, but do...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-17-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By westgl
A starter refresh may be in order, I would pullit...

A starter refresh may be in order, I would pullit off and take it to the bench, pull the end off and check the brushes, commutator is probably Very Dirty/corroded, and the corrosion needs to be...
Forum: General Motorcycle Discussion Forum   09-17-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,135
Posted By westgl
I have unstuck a few Goldwings with frozen...

I have unstuck a few Goldwings with frozen motors.

Each one of the frozen Goldwing motor bikes that i have freed up are still running, and running great.

If you think the engine is frozen, do...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   07-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,542
Posted By westgl
What I did with the base plate on the starter...

What I did with the base plate on the starter solenoid
Was cut/most of it off then drilled 4 holes in the exterior of the base plate found a rubber mat you could use a section of old tire then I...
Forum: Reference and FAQ Forum   07-15-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,391
Posted By westgl
Hey Ripsnort, I am glad the GL15 MP08 coil...

Hey Ripsnort,

I am glad the GL15 MP08 coil conversion worked out for you.

I have converted both my 83' GL11 & My 86' GL12.

I let my brother in law ride my 86' GL12, that was all it took,...
Forum: Reference and FAQ Forum   06-30-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,391
Posted By westgl
Great rmkrider, Your information may help...

Great rmkrider,

Your information may help someone else decide which way they want to go.
Forum: Reference and FAQ Forum   06-27-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,391
Posted By westgl
Hey pdbro, I have no side by side...

Hey pdbro,

I have no side by side comparison,

But I can say it is cheap, with many Parts available, and EASY to do mod,

I did not have to make any brackets, I used the brackets that came...
Forum: Reference and FAQ Forum   06-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,391
Posted By westgl
rmkrider Fantastic! Great Job!! Glad to hear...

rmkrider Fantastic! Great Job!!

Glad to hear that it worked out for you.

The 86' GL12 that's a great bike.

I also Have a 86' GL12I, that I conveted to the GL1500 coils as well as my 83'...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   06-25-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,542
Posted By westgl
Yes, it is still working very good no troubles. ...

Yes, it is still working very good no troubles.

My engine turns over faster than before this mod,

and starts instantly.

It dont get any better, then the way it is now.
Forum: Reference and FAQ Forum   06-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,391
Posted By westgl
Yes I removed the resistor No I did not need to...

Yes I removed the resistor
No I did not need to extend the mounts
I just used a few washers to get some spacing between the coil leads and the mounting bracket I just flip the stock brackets...
Forum: Reference and FAQ Forum   06-17-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,391
Posted By westgl
I wired up my new MP08 coils identical to stock...

I wired up my new MP08 coils identical to stock 83' OEM specs only difference is now you have different coils in position, Plugs wires are also going to same cyl. and same position on the coils as...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-13-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By westgl
Sure, Please start a new thread that says, ...

Sure, Please start a new thread that says,

"How do you bleed the back brakes in a 1983 goldwing, can someone help?"

Soon as you do that, ill be right over to help, along with a several more...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-04-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,093
Posted By westgl
Try it both ways see what the difference is, take...

Try it both ways see what the difference is, take the highest.
Forum: Altered Induction   05-04-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,448
Posted By westgl
I have to say a side benefit is that choppy,...

I have to say a side benefit is that choppy, loping idle of the single carb. and with Harley Mufflers is VERY old school, & Hot Rod-esque, as it does have a Great sound, that is hard to believe is...
Forum: Altered Induction   05-03-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 30,448
Posted By westgl
The 900rpm would be for test purposes, to...

The 900rpm would be for test purposes,

to see how it runs at a lower than average RPM to see if any adverse conditions come up, when idling at that speed, that is all nothing say it would or...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-03-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,146
Posted By westgl
I prefer a Hyd Clutch, if they are maintained...

I prefer a Hyd Clutch, if they are maintained properly they are GREAT!!! and VERY SMOOTH!!!!!!!

The slave cylinder on the back of the engine if it has never been taken apart and cleaned, Should...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-03-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,093
Posted By westgl
You have all plugs removed, correct, you need...

You have all plugs removed, correct, you need engine to spin fast.

With your compression tester in one cyl.

Then open throttle wide open, and hold it open, and start cranking engine to achieve...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   05-03-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,146
Posted By westgl
Just remembered a detail that I edited Post #13...

Just remembered a detail that I edited Post #13 to a line of info to that post.

The change to post #13 was,

Or you could pull the Cable pull clutch cover, off of the GL1100 and put it on the...
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