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by ct1500
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500SE intermittent no start
Replies: 26
Views: 861

Re: 2000 GL1500SE intermittent no start

I would not be in such a hurry messing around to engage starter when reverse lever is not either fully up or down as you might be getting to know how to replace reverse gears next.
by ct1500
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Little oil leak ,air assist
Replies: 1
Views: 105

Re: Little oil leak ,air assist

Yes, any fluid/oil sharing the same space with a compressed gas will want to escape with a full and sudden purge of air and no if the MC is on the centerstand with a slow or gradual drawing down of air pressure. :)

Then again it may have previously been overfilled. :?:
by ct1500
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Popping on deceleration
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Popping on deceleration

Your MC is experiencing a problem and for me to speculate why a particular component might be misbehaving at times is premature before some very simple checks are done. The 1500 is just way too complex for easy answers most of the time. :|
by ct1500
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Popping on deceleration
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Popping on deceleration

The popping on deceleration is usually caused by an excessive amount of air being pumped into the exhaust (an emission requirement thing). First off check for an exhaust system that might be starting to rot out. Next thing to check is the AIR injection system which requires air filter removal to mon...
by ct1500
Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: alternator question
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: alternator question

This thread is loaded with pictures showing correct orientation.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41258&p=254912#p254912
by ct1500
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 SE Bogs down below 1800 rpm after Carb Rebuild
Replies: 12
Views: 287

Re: 1997 SE Bogs down below 1800 rpm after Carb Rebuild

If you end up getting around 38MPG or more highway that was the problem, if not then turning the sync screw simply cancelled out the weak running bank of cylinders.
by ct1500
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 turn signal to led
Replies: 8
Views: 376

Re: GL1500 turn signal to led

Lutzinmn wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:32 pm
I take it that no one has experience with the quad load balancer.
Is that an upgrade from the Flux Capacitor in the Delorean?
by ct1500
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork spring cap removal
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Fork spring cap removal

OEM springs are very easy to do and no special tools needed.
by ct1500
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 2789

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

Just got done replacing the sub filter and while it was apart you can see plain as day like WingAdmin said, the gas cap vents straight to the atmosphere. I know some said it's not normal but I can see how it is so common, the orange/red braided line from the gas cap goes straight down behind the al...
by ct1500
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: '85 LTD Missing and Losing Power
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: '85 LTD Missing and Losing Power

Checking fuel pressure when engine is not acting up is an invalid assumption that all is well there. Ride the bike with gauge connected until it acts up for a definitive answer of fuel pump health. A heat related issue with coils would be more likely with MC stationary, going down the road provides ...
by ct1500
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL 1500 alternator rapping noise?
Replies: 17
Views: 602

Re: 1997 GL 1500 alternator rapping noise?

Much better picture than the one I found (I think the guy got frustrated trying to get his Compu-Fire alternator in and decided the solution was to hack a chunk out of the engine). OMG :shock: I wouldn't have that guy put air in a tire. I will throw a pic of mine in the ring showing correct install...
by ct1500
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil and coolant
Replies: 10
Views: 408

Re: Oil and coolant

When replaced with Prestone or similar your coolant will be good for five years per the manufacturer. I would bet no one on the forum is changing their automobile coolant every two years. ;)
by ct1500
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Electrics

Check the electrical connections that the #3 relay plug into likely some burning/overheating going on there and is often due to owner added electrical loads.
by ct1500
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Replies: 3
Views: 542

Re: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

Nice farewell :) :) :) :) and many more miles to go.
by ct1500
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 2789

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

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by ct1500
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best AGM Battery for my 1989 GL1500
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Best AGM Battery for my 1989 GL1500

You get what you pay for the bargain brands have noticeably cheaper posts/lugs. This is what I have going on four years now. :)

http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1000_ ... 744/138559
by ct1500
Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 2789

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

cardinal wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:56 pm
so I think maybe the fuel cap is slowly letting the pressure decrease, thus the smell of gas from the fumes.
Whadda ya think?
That red hose from the fuel cap directs tank fuel vapors to be contained in a charcoal cannister, a closed system.
by ct1500
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: bent in engine guard
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: bent in engine guard

I have used a slide hammer with 2 jaw puller to get them back out and straight.
by ct1500
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 2789

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

I can guarantee that when new the MC did not spew gas fumes to fill a garage and it needs an inspection to determine the origin. ;)
by ct1500
Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 91 Interstate Starting System Diagram?
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: 91 Interstate Starting System Diagram?

Parked for three years? Your carburetors are plugged. Remove top shelter and remove petcock output hose, attach another hose to catch any fuel and crank over again looking for fuel flow. If fuel flows reattach hose then spray some carb cleaner/starting fluid into intake air stream (where cardboard i...
by ct1500
Sun Mar 11, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2223

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

A charging voltage of only 13.5V is at the bottom of barrel for a fast idle and will contribute to having a weak battery. This could be from additional lights added and when your brake lights and fans kick on will drop voltages even further. Your machine would likely benefit from a high output alter...
by ct1500
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2223

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

12.4V is a sign of a discharged battery and I would be checking charging system voltages as a reason.
by ct1500
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2223

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Lots of cold starts of short duration can partially foul spark plugs causing a hard start. If unknown when plugs were last changed just do it. :)