Rod he has all new plugs, plug wires and NGK caps. Fire on all 4 was perfect a couple of weeks ago so I doubt he has ignition problems. Timing was spot on and compression was great and consistant accross all 4 cylinders.
I think he just missed getting #4 carb idle circuits clean. They are tiny little holes in the jets and in my opinion the only way to get them clean is boiling in distilled water for 15 or 20 minutes. On my Aspy I had tried 3 times to get those idle jets clean with soaking in carb cleaner and spraying them carb cleaner. I about gave myself frost bite holding those jets and squirting and then using compressed air in failed attemps to get them clean. The rest of his bike is in pretty good mechanical shape. I thin he only has this one little issue left to work through and I'll bet he can get it in one evening cleaning the #4 carb again. At least now we know he is down to one idle circuit in one carb! So easy now even a cave man can do it....
I just wish I didn't have issues at every turn!
If you think you're the only one that has had issues think again. I had my carbs off 4 times before I got it right on the 85 Aspy. After I got it running and synced the carbs the pulse gens gave me fits. I had to cut out the stator 3 wire connector and solder the wires. New fork seals and I had to hand polish one fork tube because of a scratch. I had to remove the rear wheel and lube the splines and change rear end gear lube. Front forks were binding and had to re-torgue the stem nut and lubed the bearings. Changed the brake and clutch fluid front and rear. New belts and shifter shaft seal. I'm sure there was more but I can't think of it now.
I had to disassemble the entire front end of my 84 STD. Forks, fork springs, radiator boiled out, new water pump, new belts, new radiator hoses, thermo and cap, brakes and brake lines. New/old tail light assembly and wiring. Soldered the stator 3 wire connector. Remove rear wheel and lube splines and changed the rear end gear lube. Clutch was stuck and wouldn't disengage. I had to work through getting it unstuck. Lubed the thottle cables. Then I took my first ride around the block!
You've seen my bikes. They are in excellent shape and you could fill them with gas and ride either one coast to coast. I didn't buy them in that condition. I worked through the issues one issue at a time as did the rest of the folks on this forum. So keep the faith and you'll get there.
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1984 GL1200 STD
2010 HD Ultraglide Classic Limited
Previous bikes:2001 GL1800, 2000 Dyna Super Glide, 1972 CB350 K4, 1985 GL1200A, 1997 1200 Sportster, 84 GL1200I, 82 Honda CM400E, 81 Suzuki GS650L, 72 Triumph Bonneville 750, 72 Honda CB350, 66(?) Honda 305 Scrambler, 6? Yamaha yz250, 62 750 Matchless (Norton-Villers).
My other 2 Goldwings.... Yeah it's MBS..