Question about 1987 Honda GL 1200 Interstate Gold Wing

1 Answer

Running hot running to hot

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 104 Answers

FUEL QUALITY TRY HIGHER OCTANE FUEL RATING

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to hook up a 2 wire system to a 3 wire system, help!


The 3 wire is a running light/turn signal combo. On the three wire you have neutral, turn sig hot and running light hot.
If you want the two wire bullet light to be a turn sig, you will have to hook up the neutral/ ground and the turn sig hot. The running light hot will be capped.
If you want the bullet light to be both a turn sig and a running light you will have to buy an aftermarket product to regulate the power to the lights.

Apr 14, 2014 | 1993 Harley Davidson XLH Sportster 883...

1 Answer

Gl1100 running hot left exuast turning blue


it's compreesor may be going to hot for using again and again.

Mar 27, 2013 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

My engine runs very hot when stuck in traffiic or at very slow speeds,the fan starts ok but it gets to the stage that the engine starts to miss fire,i have flushed the system and added Water Wetter but...


Your engine is getting hot enough to overheat the carburetors. That is why it is running poorly when it gets really hot. You have a classic problem normally only associated with air cooled engines. If you are in hot conditions, in stop and go traffic you have the same options as an air cooled bike. Turn it off and let it cool down (the fans will continue to run on most bikes) which will help but may run down the battery. The other option is to find another route that keeps you moving even if at in town speeds. If your mixture is set lean that can cause extra heat. If you have put on different exhaust pipes with out rejetting that can make you run lean/hotter. If you have opened the air box and put in a K&N air filter that can make you run lean/hot. If an oil cooler or bigger oil cooler is available that will help lower your engine temperature. Running synthetic engine oil and synthetic hypoid gear oil (in the final drive) will also lower engine temperatures. Try a spark plug one heat range colder. This is recommended in the owners manual for hot weather driving. Every little bit helps.

Sep 04, 2011 | Yamaha V-Max Motorcycles

1 Answer

2005 ultra classic completely stock. the motor seems to be running fine but it feels like its running very Hot after only a short time. last night i noticed that the "Y" pipe from the rear...


The late model engines do run hot. This is because they are set to burn a very lean mixture. Personally, I'd take the bike to a shop that has a dyno and an Exhaust Gas Analyzer. Have them run the bike up and give you their opinion of the what it needs. Also, here's a site that has something about how hot the bikes run these days. http://www.nightrider.com/

Good Luck
Steve

Jul 05, 2011 | 2005 Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide...

1 Answer

Hello, My 2011 fatboy lo runs very hot. I have Vance and Hines big radius and screamin eagle stage one kit. It runs hot but it runs awsome. i wanted to put an oil cooler on the bike but was told to leave...


There's hot and there's too hot. Heat is one of the factors that shorten the life of an engine, especially an air cooled engine. You bike is equipped with the oil jets that help cool the pistons. If it were my bike, I'd take the bike to a known good high performance shop that had a dynometer, an exhaust gas analyzer, and a good mechanic that knew what he was doing with both the bike and the dyno. I'd have them run the bike up through the RPM range and check the fuel-air mixture ratio at various rpm levels. If the bike is running too lean, it'll run hot. Lean is mean but too lean is bad. The mechanic may can richen the mixture up just a bit, say from 14.2:1 to 13.7:1 and reduce the heat while maintaining the performance you want. It's worth a try.

Good luck
Steve

Jun 01, 2011 | 2011 Harley Davidson FLSTFB Fat Boy...

1 Answer

What to do if the engine gets to hot?????


Is it getting too hot to run properly? Most air-cooled motors run plenty hot compared to their water cooled counterparts.

If you think the bike is running too hot because of running issues I would check the usual suspects. Timing, spark, fuel.

You will need a timing light and a clymer or factory manual if you got one with the bike. The spark plug just needs checking to see if its worn down causing its own issues with timing *(with the side benefit of seeing if the bike is running too lean. A bone white spark plug electrode tip cover=too lean)

This is to say that bad timing, widened/worn spark plug or lean fuel mix can all cause a bike to run hotter than normal. But they all usually come along with driveability issues as well.

So....check it out....be careful....and good luck!

Feb 08, 2010 | 2003 Suzuki GZ 125 Marauder

1 Answer

Engine seems to be running hot.


There is both a service manual and an owners manual available freebies, but are you sure it is running hot, some engines have a higher operating temperature. Anyway, look it up (and tell me I am wrong :D)

http://www.carlsalter.com/motorcycle-manuals.asp

Feb 03, 2010 | 1999 Yamaha Xv 250 Virago S

2 Answers

My honda v65 magna runs hot in stop and go traffic


V65s are notorious for running hot in stop and go traffic as it has a liquid coolant system and no cooling fins on the heads or cylinders. An easy fix is to wire in a switch to turn on your electric radiator cooling fan and switch the fan on and leave it on when you are riding in town.

May 05, 2009 | 1984 Honda VF 1100 C

Not finding what you are looking for?
1987 Honda GL 1200 Interstate Gold Wing Logo

Related Topics:

50 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4481 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61249 Answers

Gino Cussen
Gino Cussen

Level 2 Expert

216 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...