I have a 1983 Gold Wing Intrerstate that will not idle. The carbs have been removed and cleaned and I have replaceds the air cutoff parts and the accelerator pump. The carbs have been synched with gauges. 32k miles garage kept. Anyone know how what is wrong?
The carbs have been off a few times. They were flushed and re-installed with same issue re the idling. Althought the first flush did restore it to operational status. They were agian removed and the new parts installed that were symptamatic of an idle problem. One reply I got from ASK.com mechanic (Not a Gold WIng expert) was that the idle circuit and operational circuit of the carbs were totally separate and the mixture screws needed cleaning and checking out. The carbs were cleaned throughly which should have taken in the idle elements. The gauges used to balance the carbs showed them to be in sync. I hate to disassemble them again and risk inducing something new. Shop manuals are great but since Honda employs "Kaisen" in their products the version I have may not match the shop manual. SO possibly these carbs may have a change not shown in the manuals. EX: The "tank" on these Gold WIngs are not gas tanks and the sides are supposed to hinge upwards to allow access to the radiator. Not on Mine they are riveted in place which makes removal of the radiator cap a real challenge. Today's mechanics are not smart on these carbs and shops will not work on them (or anything over 7 years old). I did have it in a shop a few years ago that had a Honda mechanic and even he did not know this bike had a fuel pump.
Hoping someone on this forum has had some similar experience and has some suggestion on how to resolve the idle issue. I am not ruling out incorrect re-assembly yet but with the operational side working fine I am not sure.