Question about 1986 Honda GL 1200 Interstate Gold Wing
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like you were adjusting the idle mix screw on the carburetor. I think www.bikebandit.com has OEM parts, with diagrams. Also, there are many forums for different motorcycles and their owners on the internet, I would try a Google search for the right forum for your bike. Good Luck!
Posted on Nov 10, 2008
after a couple of years w/ more than likely fuel left in it all along, it now needs a carb cleaning.if you can smell that old turned to varnish smell, its time for a carb job. check for fire first, and compession(should blow your thumb off the hole)put fresh plug, check air cleaner,and flush fuel tank
Posted on Feb 19, 2009
This sounds to me like a carb float being stuck open. Turn off the gas and drain the offending carb(s). Next, turn the gas back on and sharply tap the float bowl with the plastic handle of a screwdriver as the fuel bowl refills. The goal here is to vibrate the float to free it up. If doing this process a couple of times does not free the float I would remove the carb(s) and clean with a spray carb cleaner. Clean the air filter then re-mount carb(s). Next Remove the water trap bowl at the bottom of the petcock, (gas valve). Dump it, clean it and re-mount it, ( not all bikes have a water trap bowl ). Install an inline fuel filter.
THis should solve the problem.
Please rate this answer. Thanks smatthews!
Posted on Apr 02, 2009
If you have used Dyno jet kit I have had a kit come through with smaller main jets than the stock ones causing it to run way to lean.
Posted on Jun 01, 2009
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