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Just recently purchased my first Goldwing and I love it. Back into biking after about 25 years absence.

The problem I'm having is thatit runs very raggedin low speed situations such as 35 mph speed zones. It doesn't want to accellerate smoothly either. IfI really get on it it does just fine and once I'm up to speed it runsgreat.

I love to run the back roads and it's a pain in the butt.

I don't really know the history of the bike other than it's in great shape and only has 54k miles on it. The previous owner had just done a tune-up and had put after- market mufflers and pipes on it.



Thanks for any help
 

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Thanks for the information. I'll check out the sparkplugs right away and the condition of the hose's. I'll see if I can find out the name of the mufflers. But, I don't know if I want to screw around with the carb's. Fraid I'll really mess them up. One wouldn't be so bad but four?

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Well, here's what I've found so far.

Pulled one of the sparkplugs and it looks to be in good condition. The gap is set at .034 in. Also it's the NGK DPR 8EA-9 plug.


Pulled the air cleaner element. What a filthy mess. There was no charcoal element like described in the owner's manual. Just a paper type element. The element takes up the whole space so am asuming that it's an after market and did away with the charcoal element. I dread to think about what the insides of the carb's must look like.

Have not had time to open up the engine compartment to check vacuum hose's but that's on the list of to do's.

Everybody (motorcycle) is closed on Sunday and Monday around here so will have to wait until tomorrow for the new air cleaner.

I don't recall what the rpm's were when it would run ragged but don't believe the engine was lugging.

Thanks again to everyone for the help.
 
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