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I had a fuel leak in the carbs on my '88 GL1500. Once I got them back and installed, the bike ran just fine (for the few seconds I tried). At that time I didn't have the time to reinstall the air cleaner, plastic, etc. so it sat for 6 months. Finally got around to finishing and now it is 40-50 degrees and it won't stay running without the choke on.

Bad gas (It has around 1/2 a tank)?

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Probly a loose or incorectly hooked up vaccum line making it real lean. There are lots of vaccum lines on a 1500.
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Today's Ethanol gas goes bad in 2 weeks! 6 months with half a tank will have condensation in the tank. Check for rust in the tank.
Change the fuel filter. Get a Napa 3003 for the 1500. only @ $5, it has a clear body on it to see the actual condition of your filter. DO NOT USE an Emgo filter, they are bad news! A bad gas filter could give you that same problem as the choke is not a butterfly but is an enrichment valve, pours more gas in.
 

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It was the carbs. Even though I only ran it once after they got cleaned up, that was enough. $150 to clean the carbs again and it runs like a champ, other than a rubber gasket gave out in the coolant reserve tank so have one coming from Ebay.

May be back in action shortly!
 

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I didn't check the vac line below the carb, but it is running like the wind......

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Trevor
 
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