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What Octane fuel do you run?
neoracer Wrote:if you are only going to go 70 make sure u keep it in 2nd gear :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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#16 05-31-2009, 02:11 PM,
Hey Budman,
Getting off the subject, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for serving in the military, and protecting our country. I served too S.E. Asia. It makes me feel proud to have fought beside men like your self.
Overdrive26
Wayne Allen
If you treat your 1200 right, and trust her, she can and will save your butt from a lot of bad scenes. Just believe in her! Mine has several times.
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#17 05-31-2009, 07:34 PM,
overdrive26 Wrote:Hey Budman,
Getting off the subject, I just wanted to say THANK YOU for serving in the military, and protecting our country. I served too S.E. Asia. It makes me feel proud to have fought beside men like your self.
Overdrive26
Wayne Allen
Thank You Wayne for your service in S.E. Asia & Welcome Home Bro!
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#18 06-01-2009, 05:47 PM,
I know its been a while since this thread was active but my first tank I ran thru mine this spring, I decided to put a tank of 89 in it. Now, I will back up... When I bought the bike 2 years ago within the first month I had head gaskets, timing belts and top end gaskets and timed the carbs. Put 10K miles on it on 87 octane. My first tank with 89 was like night and day. Obviously these 4 cyls need revs but the way it pulls from 2500 rpm up is completely different that how it used to run. I didnt lose any weight either!
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#19 04-28-2010, 09:54 PM,
Mine pulls hard from 2500 rpm on 87. Perhaps you had some old 87 that lost some of its potency. The older gasoline gets the less power it delivers.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#20 04-29-2010, 07:35 AM,
Since there have been several mentions of using some type of cleaner to remove carbon, I'll throw out one thing that I haven't seen mentioned. If you do this, have a new set of spark plugs ready.

We used to use ATF to pour down the carbs of car engines to accomplish the same thing, especially in the days of leaded gasoline. After a session of blowing out the carbon, it wasn't unusual to pull plugs and find the gaps clogged with huge chunks of carbon that had blown out of the cylinders. Just a FYI.

Hoss
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#21 04-29-2010, 08:32 AM,
You can also burn out the carbon by twisting the throttle real hard as you accelerate. A lot of guys never exceed 3500 rpm and this is just a high idle for the 7500 rpm GL1200 engine.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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#22 04-29-2010, 09:30 AM,
used to pour the atf but an even better remedy for carbon buidup used to be to pour a couple drops of water or even use a spray bttle when having engine at about 3000 rpm

of course that was om a carb and the water was going straight down carb throat so it just might not be effective on a wing

but running seafoam in thru a vacuum line (note:all at same time) and then shutting down down motor for about ten minutes would help in removing carbon deposits

but warn the neighbors when u start it up and tear down the road that your bike really isn't burning up

for the first mile you will be able to turn around and see where you been,but it works

a real "oldtimer" but great mechanic showed me the water trick,his shop was probably the only one in the area that you needed to get on his appt book to get work done,he was that good
1987 Aspencade 129K
1986 SEI 93K
2014 Tri-Glide HD 17K

Hancock,MD
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#23 04-29-2010, 10:04 AM,
I've been using the water in the carb trick for years also, in particular for passing emissions tests. I've had cars be tested and then fail then I go home and run water through the engine come back for a retest and passed because the water removed the carbon which then lowers emissions.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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