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Hello every one. Hello hello!

Have a new question hope somebody knows whats up!

Ok most of you know I have an 89' gl 1500...

For some reason Im getting bad mileage. I have figured it at about 27 mpg. Also On cold days my bike will back fire a bit and when I pulling into a stop or coasting into say 7-11 the engine can cut off.
OR I have or rev it up a bit so that it doesnt die.

Any ideas?

I am running some fuel cleaner right now. It doesnt have alcohol in it and treats 21 gallon tanks so I calculated 1/5 of the container per tank of gas so that I dont burn the valves.


I estimate I am getting 100 maybe 120 miles per tank of gas


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Not sure what fuel cleaner you put in it, but a lot of them will do bad things to the rubber parts in the carbs.

I would stay with Sea Foam or MMO (Marvel Mystery Oil)

Sea Foam seems to be the thing of choice on this forum.

Some of your symptoms sound like a vacuum leak.
 

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Well the Repair shop wants to charge me $678 cuz they want to do all this carb stuff.
where should I look for the vacuum leak then?
I am using gum out. it has no alcohol based stuff in it.

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120 miles on a 89 wing is not real real bad ,The later 1500 were much lighter on fuel ,but I would go with a vacume pipe is slit or cut or just perished ,You will need to inspect them all closely ,so removal of the tank shelter is a must to do this properly , Ciaran
 

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Jim/Wolfman has posted some pictures and details on cleaning the carbs.

I would look at his pictures and inspect all of the vacuum lines and see if they are healthy and snug.

On the left bank, between the rear 2 cylinders is a vacuum line that makes a 180* turn. it is quite common for it to get loose. Tug on it, it should be very tight. If it is not, pull it off and snip about 1/4-3/8 inch off of it. then push it back on. the fit should be much tighter.

http://www.hrot.org/martino/carb/index.htm
 

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could it be as simple as needing to sync the carbs. I would check for vacuum leak with starting fluid and if no leaks found try sycning the carbs.
 

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Hey everyone
found the problem should be fixed this week
had a major fuel leak! so I am having that fixed and the carbs synched...
 
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