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Hi does any one know what the exhaust emission readingsshould be for a 1500 goldwing

thanks Glenn/uk
 

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If you are using a portable gastester, the CO reading should be under 3.00 for the MOT. I got this from a mate of mine in the UK, apparentlya healthyGL1500 ranges between 1.90 and 2.50.
 

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Thanks Eamonn

thats just what I wanted :clapper:
 

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These new vehicles are so clean, people in Los Angeles sit in their cars running in their garages just to get some fresh air!
 

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I work for emissions testing here in Washington state, USA. While we do not test bikes here, I do know that ALL vehicles manufactured since 1981 should be easily able to have HC below 220 PPM (part per million) and CO less than 1.2%.

This is for any non loaded engine both at idle and non loaded at 2500 rpm.

Personally I feel it is even better if the numbers are below 100 ppm and 1%. In simple english HC is "unburned fuel" and CO is "partially burned fuel". So if you have smaller numbers you have more power to the wheels, and better mileage.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Marty thats where I'm going with this as I'm getting poor MPG checked all

other posibilitys and bike runs ok. But Iknow that when I worked in the

motor trade the emissions could be high and still run ok but they would wast fuelso

I will take it to friends on saturday and hook it up on the gas tester ;)
 

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Glenn, when you say you are getting low MPG, what sort of figures are you getting? I get around 33mpg around the city and up to 45mpg on long runs. Never had less than 30mpg even in heavy rush-hour traffic (I know the gl1800 can be as bad as 26-28mpg around town).
 

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I'm getting 100 (UK) miles to a tank of fuel .Thats from full to the brim
to bottom of the red.Took it to a friends to day put it on emissions tester

and getting very high readings out of both pipesR,H 4.00 andL,H 3.0 .

Tried to adjust the pilot screws but one is siezed :shock:so I will have to remove the carbs tomorrow .Plus I need to know how to connect a tunning tachometer to a wing

so I can set them with out a emissions tester.
 

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glennuk wrote:
I'm getting 100 (UK) miles to a tank of fuel .Thats from full to the brim
to bottom of the red.Took it to a friends to day put it on emissions tester
Pardon my ignorance, but are you folks still using a 5280' mile?
 

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sorry got mixed up it's gallons thats different in the USA
 

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Think I have found the problem

1. pilot screw sezied spent 4hrs tring to get it out when I got it out the tip had worn away.

2. The carbneedles have worn. To look at they look perfect but totouch

there worn out.

what mileage do you guys get on the last of the 1500s .

Strange thing is the bike runs perfectpart from the drink problem.
 

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glennuk wrote:
Think I have found the problem
what mileage do you guys get on the last of the 1500s .
Glad to hear you might have it solved, around 40mpg is the norm unless you are very heavy on the throttle or cruise a lot at speeds over 65 or so.

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NowI'mstruggling to find carb needles.:X
 
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