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ok. i can start the bike but i need to gas it. it wont idle by it's self. i heard that i have to rebuilt the carbs. but couldnt it be the carbs need to be sync?
 

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Hard to synch carbs if it won't idle..most likely idle jets are clogged; you could try running a tank mix of Seafoam through may clear it up..but a carb cleaning or complete rebuild couldn't hurt!
 

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I'm going to try the seafoam. then test out the fuel pump....then rebuilt the carbs. any other ideas that i should look for?
 

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could the problem be that throttle could be off a little? that is not calibrated, cause i can hold it in 1000rpms and the motorcycle will stay on.....any ideas?
 

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Have you tried adjusting the idle screw?
 

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if you have a 1979 1100.... you have a real collector item!

usually this means you have a plugged up low speed jet or two

look on randakks site for tips on starting up an olde-wing

also, lots of good tips on www.nakedgoldwings.com focused on olde-wings and keeping them running
 

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Try adjusting the idle screw to keep it at 1000 rpms. Give it a good blast of sea foam and tap all 4 carb bowls with the plastic end of a screw driver to try & shake out any dirt particals. Check your vacuum hoses for leaks. Take it for a good run once you think it's up for a good burn!
 

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Thanks to everyone that gave me some good ideas...
two of my carb covers were missing the plugs..i got two rubber corks and corked them in...i ran sea foam and tap the carbs with my screw driver handle and it took a few minutes but my goldwing is running like a champ...

I'm proud to be a goldwing owner. Everyone in this site are great people.
 

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Im glad your back in the wind! 90% of everything I know about Goldwings came from this site!:clapper:
 

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2POCKETS wrote:
Thanks to everyone that gave me some good ideas...
two of my carb covers were missing the plugs..i got two rubber corks and corked them in...i ran sea foam and tap the carbs with my screw driver handle and it took a few minutes but my goldwing is running like a champ...

I'm proud to be a goldwing owner. Everyone in this site are great people.
Which plugs are you referring to?
 

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hatchetman wrote:
Im glad your back in the wind! 90% of everything I know about Goldwings came from this site!:clapper:
All of what I know about Goldwings came from this site. I have never worked on one yet except for removing the air filter on the carbs of a GL1500 :coollep:
 

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Bagmaster wrote:
2POCKETS wrote:
Thanks to everyone that gave me some good ideas...
two of my carb covers were missing the plugs..i got two rubber corks and corked them in...i ran sea foam and tap the carbs with my screw driver handle and it took a few minutes but my goldwing is running like a champ...

I'm proud to be a goldwing owner. Everyone in this site are great people.
Which plugs are you referring to?
i think he means the vac test port screws?
 

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grambo wrote:
Bagmaster wrote:
2POCKETS wrote:
Thanks to everyone that gave me some good ideas...
two of my carb covers were missing the plugs..i got two rubber corks and corked them in...i ran sea foam and tap the carbs with my screw driver handle and it took a few minutes but my goldwing is running like a champ...

I'm proud to be a goldwing owner. Everyone in this site are great people.
Which plugs are you referring to?
i think he means the vac test port screws?
That's what I was thinking too but just wanted to confirm it.
 

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if you have a 1979 1100.... you have a real collector item!
:waving:First year for the GL1100 was 1980 which probably was introduced late 1979 but they are still 1980 GoldWings.
 

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This is what I'm talking about
right side is the white plug and the left side my custom cork plug...my GL is not a 1100...its an 1000...sorry about the mistake i was a new owner at the time
 

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Buy an old used set of carbs off Ebay that have good top covers and swap them out. Missing the top plug on those will definitely cause a massive vacuum leak that won't allow fuel to be pulled into the cylinders.
 
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