I just bought my first goldwing a 1984 1200 aspencade, the bike was layed down by a friend off mine when the back tire blew. It's sat 3 years, he started it up a few times while it was sitting. The fering and bags were trashed, but nothing else. So I took of all that, and am going to make a bobber out of it, It,s alot cheaper. When I got the bike home and started it, it didn't seem to run right, I figured it was from sitting 3 years, so I put in new plugs, new air filter, changed oil and oil filter, it was a little better but not right. Now remember the bike is on the center stand and still has the blown tire, so I can't ride it yet. It's popping a little out the exhaust, so while it was running I pulled off the right side plug wires one at a time, and it made the engine misfire like it should have, but when I took them off on the left side, no change in the engine at all, NONE. So I pulled the plugs one at a time and put them back in the plug wires and cranked the engine, and they both have spark, and both cylinders have compresion. Both plugs on right side were covered in black sutt, RICH, The front plug on left was like new, the back plug was gas soaked. I then noticed the regulator was red hot, and found two wires had melted inside the plastic plug. could the burnt wires be the reason the left side is not acting normal? I just ordered a new regulator and hope that fixes my problem. If not I guess I will change the coil for the left bank, maybe it's weak? I cracked open the drain plugs on the carbs. and they all had fuel run out. He had the carbs rebuilt right before the wreck. HELP!