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by virgilmobile
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

redbug wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:37 pm
How's the starter gumbo doing?
As any good cook...it's all in the prep.
I'm letting it marinate for a day..I'll cook it tonight.
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

I like the Coke idea too and keeping it sealed is important.Mine was sealed ok..it got water in it from the engine side.The bike was submersed under 6 feet of water for 2 days.
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

Everything in the starter (in my mind) should tolerate the heat.It is bolted directly to the engine and it does run at 195°.
I don't think the rice will be edible tho.
That's not how they make "dirty rice" here in Louisiana.
At least I hope not. :shock:
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

I kinda have a plan. Chemically remove all rust(muratic acid). Detox everything including the brushes(the protective sleeve) Put all parts in a pan with rice covering everything. Bake for 1 hour at 200°...or untill done. :D Cool and spray PB blaster(rust inhibitor) on the brush holder..(after removi...
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

Just found this...3123-MT8-008 brush plate for 1988 at Southern Honda Powersports Chattanooga Tn. 423-486-9089. Maybe.... I just went there and did a lookup. The # you list should be for the 1990 models and up. The 1988 model shows the brush holder but no part number.The starters are different but ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

Or both..Use the rice to absorb the moisture as I bake it out...Just found out that my little oven only goes to 200°
by virgilmobile
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

Differences in starters? The 88-89 has 2 electrical connector posts.both positive and negative connections. The 90 and up have just the one post and use the case for grounding. The reverse circuit is different in the 88-89. I plan on baking the starter electrical / less the mechanical parts...Any su...
by virgilmobile
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

The starter is sealed.no water or moisture at all.It appears dry but i may "bake" it just to be positive.There may be hidden moisture in the windings.
by virgilmobile
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 27
Views: 300

Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

My flood restored gl1500 has a recurring problem.One month after completion,the starter quit..Stuck brushes..I cleaned the area very good(so I thought) and it operated 3 more months...Quit again...So I removed the brush holder and dipped in muratic acid...cleaned meticulously and coated with ATF...W...
by virgilmobile
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Will not start
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Will not start

Does that "reverse solenoid "click when you push the start button?
Both solenoids should click when cranking the engine.
by virgilmobile
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor syc
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Carburetor syc

Sure think.We like sticking our collective noses in your business :D .
Take pictures too.We like to put a image with what we're doing.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Back to a two Bike Family - Sold the 1800
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Back to a two Bike Family - Sold the 1800

Even tho I now have just the 1500...somedays I think hard about getting another "older" bike. It's all about style..The older wings..You could see the massive engine and framework that made it a bike... The 1500 seemed to cover up all the impressive stuff with plastic... My first impression when I s...
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor syc
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Carburetor syc

You didn't "get" it...you stole it.... :P The last one I "got" cost me a grand and another $600 to get it roadworthy. If you intend to make it a great bike again expect to spend a fair amount of money and lots and lots of hours.Theres plenty of things to tend to.. Such as... Replacing all the fluids...
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor syc
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Carburetor syc

Great to hear.Do replace the timing belts asap.
Let us know if you have any questions about the bike.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor syc
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Carburetor syc

They can be set close but carbs should always be synced to the engine as the final step along with the idle down adjustments. Bench sync is just adjusting the carb linkage so each throttle valve opens at the same time and amount.This can be seen with a light in the plenum box.I do suggest using a sh...
by virgilmobile
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No fuel in the right carburetor
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: No fuel in the right carburetor

i had problems with fuel in one carb.had nothing to do with the float.....It was the bowl vent...Completly plugged.....
This was confirmed and fixed by compressed by disconnecting the crossover tube (bowl vent) and blowing air into each one...
by virgilmobile
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: engine died, lost 12 volts to fuel pumo
Replies: 16
Views: 341

Re: engine died, lost 12 volts to fuel pumo

This may help...I assume that your bike continues to run when you turn off the key due to your feeding the pump with manual switched power and it's back feeding into the ignition control module keeping it alive....If you must run the bike this way for temporary use...Disconnect the harness wire unde...
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 23
Views: 777

Re: Clutch fluid gone

Too much trouble.Get a shorter oil bucket.There ain't but a gallon in there.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1984 1200a wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: 1984 1200a wiring

Do you plan on making your own wiring harness or using some of the OEM wiring.?
Everything is color coded.
by virgilmobile
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical accessories attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Electrical accessories attachment

My favorite stuff to work with... The black fuse holder is maxed out at 10 amp..It is often fused lower but uses a #18 wire size on a short run. The smaller red (mini) can have problems when it sustains above a 15 amp draw...I've had several burn contacts.Its a #14 wire. This fuse holder is actually...
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bank Angle Sensor
Replies: 38
Views: 2493

Re: Bank Angle Sensor

I went on a ride today and the bike died turning a tight corner. Towed it home. The fuel pump not getting power. I used a jumper wire and pump works fine and bike will run. I remove wire and dies again. I've ordered a bank angle sensor. For $8.00. cheap fix if it works. Keep us posted please about ...
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical accessories attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Electrical accessories attachment

Yes from here too.
Try to get the large style fuse holder (ATO).I've had problems using the mini type above 15 amp burning a connection inside.
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical accessories attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 309

Re: Electrical accessories attachment

I thought the acc fuse was 5 amp.???
When needing a large power demand I suggest a #12 wire fused at the battery...use the acc terminal to operate a relay to switch this #12 wire on and off.
Use a fuse that's rated at 125% of the expected load.
by virgilmobile
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing fork oil
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: Replacing fork oil

I made a "T" bar.Stood on the seat and tank to compress the spring.Glad I had to do this just once.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing fork oil
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: Replacing fork oil

I'll say no.I tried that on my 88.As I pumped it into the bottom it pressurized the fork and squirted it back out.I had to loosen the caps...then it was a mess..I dogged it off and just popped the caps out..What fun finding the one across the shop under the tool chest...I did drill and tap the caps ...