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I just got a very nice 85 Interstate. New tires, new battery. Paint is fantastic!! Seat is great. Only 42xxx miles on it.

Now the bad. It doesn't quit run. It will start if you keep trying. It won't really rev up fully. The carbs need cleaned bad. It's flooding with gas coming out of somewhere low on the left side. I assume there's an over flow? The throttle is stiff so probably the slides are gummed up.

I feel kinda bad for the people, older couple. They had a shop put on new E4's and a battery. But then the next year when the called back to work on the carbs they wouldn't touch it. It's been sitting since 2018. But they said they did ride it last summer. But who knows. Doesn't matter. I ended up getting it for $500. I hope there's not hidden issues besides the carbs.

So where do I start,,,lol.

Would you have gambled $500 on this,,,lol. It's covered in dust but I think it will clean up nice.

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$500 is cheaper than your bale bond for that Grand Theft charge....:ROFLMAO:
 

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I just got a very nice 85 Interstate. New tires, new battery. Paint is fantastic!! Seat is great. Only 42xxx miles on it.

Now the bad. It doesn't quit run. It will start if you keep trying. It won't really rev up fully. The carbs need cleaned bad. It's flooding with gas coming out of somewhere low on the left side. I assume there's an over flow? The throttle is stiff so probably the slides are gummed up.

I feel kinda bad for the people, older couple. They had a shop put on new E4's and a battery. But then the next year when the called back to work on the carbs they wouldn't touch it. It's been sitting since 2018. But they said they did ride it last summer. But who knows. Doesn't matter. I ended up getting it for $500. I hope there's not hidden issues besides the carbs.

So where do I start,,,lol.

Would you have gambled $500 on this,,,lol. It's covered in dust but I think it will clean up nice.

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Looks like you got a great deal. I have an 83 interstate and the carbs Are always been a problem if I let it sit too long. Try running it cannot seafoam in a tank of fuel. You might get lucky. But it sounds like you’re going to have to rebuild the carbs. Good luck and have fun
 

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Can't beat that deal! Even if the bike were dead in the water and couldn't be revived, it would part out for more than what you paid. Very nice looking bike. That's my favorite color for the older Wings. Had one just like that in 1993...good times!
 

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Beautiful 'wing man! You sound like you are on the right trail with the carbs. While you are in there replace the fuel filter and the lines. Mine were ancient looking when I bought mine and the fuel pump failed within a year. I suspect the restricted flow hastened the demise of the pump. I haven't had to service the carbs yet so can't be any help there unfortunately. Good luck and let us know what you find!
 

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Wow! What a great bike. I have an 85A right now. I received it from a friend as a project. Five years ago I brought it home in boxes, literally. The only thing on the frame was the engine and upper fairing. 5 months later it was like new, with 16400 miles on it. Soon after, I acquired a 2000 GL1500SE2, so the 85 didn't get ridden enough to keep the battery up. Now, I am back to the 85, but I had to rebuild the carbs, again.
My suggestion is to find a shop manual for that bike. I recommend Clymer's. It seems to have better photography. You know how guys love pictures.
Last night I finished redoing the carbs...again. No more fun than last time. Read the manual carefully and you should have no problem if you are handy with tools.
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