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by virgilmobile
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike will not start
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Bike will not start

Keep in mind about the fuel valve.It will not open if you open the throttle.No vacuum to operate it and then it takes a while cranking g to get the fuel into the carbs.
by virgilmobile
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike will not start
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Bike will not start

Ok.Get the battery charged up.10.3 at the battery is a bit low.The bike really likes a hot battery.The ignition system doesn't fire very well if it gets low power even tho it sounds like it's cranking ok. I did notice the tach move in the video.It should start moving after a full turn of the engine....
by virgilmobile
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Gl1500 no spark
Replies: 124
Views: 2218

Re: 89 Gl1500 no spark

Good test.Sounds like you found the problem.Yellow pair is one coil...Blue pair is the other...Now you can carefully disassemble and remove the offending part.Do inspect the wiring to it just in case it's broken...
Keep us posted
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel no longer spins as freely.
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Front wheel no longer spins as freely.

Start by verfying that it is the front wheel causing the problem. Get it off the ground.Give it a healthy spin..I think it should make a couple of complete turns at least.If it's stiff.suspect the brakes...or a improper install of the front wheel.Hard to guess from here.Somebody just has to look at ...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike will not start
Replies: 12
Views: 236

Re: Bike will not start

It actually does sound fuel starved. Open the gas cap..turn on the key...cycle the kill switch off and on...every time it's cycled on,the pump should cycle.Kinda like a boot up.You can hear it in the tank. From there fuel has to go through that suspect fuel filter...may be clogged. After the filter,...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Gl1500 no spark
Replies: 124
Views: 2218

Re: 89 Gl1500 no spark

Did you have the correct ohms reading at the ignition module(key not on)?We're both around 450 ohms? As I recall,the pulse coils exit the front cover and plug into the main harness.Id go there first. Look for corrosion...test at that plug going into the front cover. Keep in mind..to generate that pu...
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 1200 not sure
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: 1986 1200 not sure

It starts and runs great for 6-7 min. I think it may be the coil but don't know how to check it. When it quits..pull one spak plug wire off..attach a spare spark plug..lay it on the engine...crank the bike and look to see if it has spark. The bike has 2 coils.2 pulse coils and one (dual) ignition m...
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 1200 not sure
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: 1986 1200 not sure

Spark.. compression.. fuel.. Which one is missing? Unlikely the compression... When it won't start..pull one plug wire and check for spark... If it's there,open one carb drain plug..see if the carb has fuel... If it's out of fuel,check the fuel filter, pump operation, and fuel shutoff. I forgot to t...
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Electronic issues...GL 1100
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Electronic issues...GL 1100

Yes indeed.Good job.
Who would have thought aftermarket stuff would mess with OEM wiring. 8-)
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 GL1500a Trike Will not start
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: 1991 GL1500a Trike Will not start

It appears that your loosing volts in said circuit.
Suspects are as mentioned.#8 cruise/ignition relay.Loose connections on the kill switch contacts.Loss of power at the fuse #11


I should know not to go from memory.Sorry.
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 16, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike keeps stalling
Replies: 15
Views: 288

Re: Bike keeps stalling

The 2000 wing uses a (somewhat) standard alternator.Attached to the left rear outside of the engine. The battery serves a couple of functions. Yes it's needed to provide the large power needed to crank the bike...right after it starts,the alternator kicks in to not only replenish the charge but to m...
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gold wing won't star
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Gold wing won't star

I'm not gonna guess at this but I'm assuming that the new solenoid does not click when you push the start button. With a test light or volt meter,probe each of the 2 small wires on the solenoid still attached. As you push the start button(key on) one of the wires should have 12 volts and the other h...
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire changer that WORKS!
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Tire changer that WORKS!

I never had much trouble mounting a tire..it was always removing one from the rim...
That is till I realized I didn't want the old tire anyways.
Easy removal is to break the bead first then simply cut the sidewalls.Remove the carcass and the bead pulls off by hand.
by virgilmobile
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: NS Sensor...Crank Angle Sensor- Thread & Pictures
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: NS Sensor...Crank Angle Sensor- Thread & Pictures

If you attach a "non OEM" pulse coil to the bike...Take precautions of 2 things...The air gap to the trigger and if it does not work..reverse the 2 wires..The pulse is polorized.
by virgilmobile
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil

Ya got it.Sounds like a broken wire keeping the magic smoke from getting out.
Take pictures along the way and document your success.
by virgilmobile
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Electronic issues...GL 1100
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Electronic issues...GL 1100

It's been a long time for me.There is a plastic tab you push in to release the plug.The switch housing..The whole thing can be removed from the bike...If your capable of reaching the 2@ 10mm bolts way up under there with a long extension.
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Electronic issues...GL 1100
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Electronic issues...GL 1100

If it turns out to be the ignition switch,they can sometimes be cleaned and reseated.
The key must be turned on to remove the actual switch mechanism.
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 GL1500a Trike Will not start
Replies: 10
Views: 203

Re: 1991 GL1500a Trike Will not start

As I recall the relay I mention is called "tail/main/...the dogbone fuse is suspect(looks like a wrench/...do probe the connections not the fuse...With the key on...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil

When all is said it's still boils down to common sense.Just because a computer says there is a failure in a area doesn't mean that part is bad.Computers report trouble codes generated by "out of spec" conditions..it's still up to the tech to determine the root cause. Case in point..My Mercury mounta...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil

The insides of the ignition module is a secret by Honda. It's all about the same in operation.A small pulse triggers a large power capable switch(usually a FET) by magic electronic components.All these parts just replace points and condensers. Honda added more needed control imformation by adding th...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Electronic issues...GL 1100
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Electronic issues...GL 1100

Actually I do... First mention..."It stays running with the key off" This does mean that there is volts on the circuit..maybe not very good but enough to keep the ignition live.When you apply the turn or brake it adds more load to that circuit and drops it enough to kill the ignition. The question i...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil

A bit more info...Because this circuit is operating on a very low voltage/signal pulse any poor connection will kill it. I have heard also that the windings in the pulse coil can fracture/crack and become intermittent.Usually showing up when they get heated up.The pulse coils are not directly wired ...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil
Replies: 12
Views: 186

Re: Theory on CDI and No Ohms at Crank Coil

Those coils you refer to...There simply a winding of fine wire around a metal core and magnetized.When the magnetic field is disturbed by the trigger wheel the magnetic field collapses and a small voltage is developed on the coil wires.The ignition module sees this voltage as a trigger pulse to fire...
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Gl1500 no spark
Replies: 124
Views: 2218

Re: 89 Gl1500 no spark

Okey Dokey sparky :D
Keep us posted.
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Electric nightmare ?
Replies: 4
Views: 100

Re: Electric nightmare ?

Not sure if this will help but here's a pic. Screenshot_20171011-140303.png Note the green/red wire.It goes through a diode to the neutral switch. If you apply battery power direct to it it will be destroyed.It can handle just a couple of amp. If you get it wired back up and it now has power but won...