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I have an 83 Aspencade I have bought from about 4-5 years storage.

I have had carbs off 3 times, and ridden the bike about 300 miles thus far.

Bike will idle-never fails to. Power on take off is lousy-it runs like it may

only have one carb feeding under takeoff, even though it idles perfectly

(or appears to). On the road, all four kick in at about 65 mph (in 4th) or

4000 RPMS. So my hi-speed performance seems good - was able to

pull 90+ quickly before I shut it down. It's just my throttle response

from takeoff to 4000 rpm that something is wrong....

When I have had these carbs apart, I noticed that one of the needle

valve springs appears frozen, and I can't believe this is correct. It

appears that all four floats rest in a similar position, with the float lines

paralell to the surface of the carb body. I did have some blocked

(small) jets under the small brass jets. However, once I cleaned

these small jets, I would have expected better performance, since

I reassembled with all 8 jets clear. On a previous dis-assembly, I

had needle jets stuck open (slow leak) but that is no longer a

problem. So I have two questions.. or three

1. Do I still have carb problems? or

2. Is my ignition advance sticking?

3. Is it something else?

Thanks for all the info I have read thus far...

Arkyman
 

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:waving::waving:Welcome to the Best Goldwing Site on the Internet Arkyman!:waving::waving:

It sounds to me like a midrange problem with the carbs since you get good performance both in idle and at high speed. For the same reason it doesn't sound much like an ignition fault. Doubtful to be an air leak or vacuum problem either since it idles well. If the floats were off very much I would expect you'd have an idling problem from flooding orhigh speed fuel starvation. There are others here who know more details of these carbs than I do, but I'd bet on mispositioned jets or some crud still in the carbs. Hang on a bit, I'm sure some of the guys will jump in here soon.
 

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If you are happy with the way you did the carbs, it is an easy enough job to check the vacuum advance is working. Should be the next step anyway.
 

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:waving::waving::waving:welcome to the site:waving::waving::waving:

try the wiring loom behind the front left fairing this could be coroded i had the same problem with my bike cleaned it and it runs perfect now good luck.:madeyes:
 
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