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by ct1500
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike will not start
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Bike will not start

When confronted with a no start condition you need to approach the problem from a diagnostic perspective. While cranking spray some carb cleaner in the air box intake air stream under the left handle bar filler as an alternate fuel source. Then remove the right rear spark plug wire after removing di...
by ct1500
Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Newb question
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Another Newb question

Start at the front and work your way back. :)
by ct1500
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Gl1500 no spark
Replies: 124
Views: 2214

Re: 89 Gl1500 no spark

I unplugged it under the cover and tested the blue with the blue and the yellow with the yellow and got no reading change at all on my multimeter. I haven't pulled the cover yet I plan on doing it in a little while. It looks like a real pain in the ass though. Do I need to pull the coolant line off...
by ct1500
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Now that it's running... surge problems
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Now that it's running... surge problems

Last night as I held the throttle at approximately 3000RPM the carbs began to sound like they were fluttering and the RPM's began to fall. I kept the throttle constant and the engine finally died. However if you accelerate the engine past 4000RPM it sounds and pulls like it should. Is the 3000RPM a...
by ct1500
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell, hard to start after sitting overnight
Replies: 9
Views: 203

Re: Strong gas smell, hard to start after sitting overnight

No doubt you have a fuel leak and the most likely leak point is at the float bowl gasket which requires extended cranking to refill the bowl with enough fuel to start. Ten to fifteen seconds of cranking sound about right in your case?
by ct1500
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas mileage on my 2000 wing
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: Gas mileage on my 2000 wing

It is likely someone previously over-tightened the cruise actuator cable to make up for the common lag in cruise activation, check and reset according to manual. The I model is lighter in weight and what about the riders weight, big guys do not get top tier fuel mileage. Spark plugs and filters were...
by ct1500
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: vacuum leak
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: vacuum leak

Locate the cruise valve on left side of bike, where the red vacuum line goes down is where the green hose comes up from for the air cleaner. Hose likely was not connected at some point in time and slipped down behind the left frame rail, if need be remove the two bolts for cruise actuator below the ...
by ct1500
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.

Without the benefit of looking over the engine to see what has been messed with the simple answer would be a carburetor sync way out of whack with the left throttle plate opened more assuming throttle was not held open during test. The simple answer looks more likely now if someone were to have att...
by ct1500
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.

Here's the funny thing I did a compression check and found that all the cylinders on the right side have 120 and all the cylinders on the left side have 150. Any ideas why that would be? Without the benefit of looking over the engine to see what has been messed with the simple answer would be a car...
by ct1500
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.
Replies: 8
Views: 203

Re: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.

It is possible the exhaust valve is bent/burnt and you should do a compression test on the engine to confirm. If bent it will not be from being one gear tooth off. ;) Also confirm correct spark plug wire routing.
by ct1500
Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wire mesh in GL1100 carb plenum?
Replies: 4
Views: 211

Re: Wire mesh in GL1100 carb plenum?

Flame arrestor in case of backfire or popping back in intake. About the same performance wise as running without an air cleaner. :)
by ct1500
Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn Signal Problem. . . .
Replies: 46
Views: 909

Re: Turn Signal Problem. . . .

Great! Moisture almost always causes oxidation of the connector pins. That, in turn, causes corrosion, high resistance, then heat that will cause the burning within the connector. If only Mother Honda had coated the connectors with dielectric grease and the owners had added a little each time the c...
by ct1500
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Before you Rebuild Your Carbs!
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: Before you Rebuild Your Carbs!

I have been around these forums long enough to notice that the mega-dosers of seafoam/cleaners in the tank seem prone to early fuel pump failure. ;)
by ct1500
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: That One Thing wont leave behind?
Replies: 20
Views: 525

Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Spare key, hard-wired volt meter and rain suit.
by ct1500
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 GL1500SE silencers
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Re: 1999 GL1500SE silencers

Black Widow exhaust or is this the Motad?

http://www.blackwidowexhausts.co.uk/gl1 ... g-23-c.asp
by ct1500
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LIFTER LEAK DOWN
Replies: 16
Views: 507

Re: LIFTER LEAK DOWN

Let me make this simple hydraulic lifters use oil as the fluid to keep them pumped up to do the job they are designed to do which is to open the valves to there proper opening so the engine can breathe properly intake gas and exhaust burnt gases. If the pressure bleeds off they will not do their jo...
by ct1500
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Gl1500 no spark
Replies: 124
Views: 2214

Re: 89 Gl1500 no spark

The device with the MT2 stamped on it is the ECM. Actually it is not for 88 and 89 models, because they have two different units called ignition control unit and carburettor control unit. That is where the OP will be doing his testing for a no spark condition which in this whole thread has not been...
by ct1500
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Gl1500 no spark
Replies: 124
Views: 2214

Re: 89 Gl1500 no spark

The device with the MT2 stamped on it is the ECM.
by ct1500
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 SE - No Start/Fuel/Spark
Replies: 28
Views: 385

Re: 1996 SE - No Start/Fuel/Spark

ct1500 wrote:
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:42 pm
PG's at crank is a good place to start and work towards ECM for the inactive ECM.
If only :)
by ct1500
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Now that it's running... surge problems
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Now that it's running... surge problems

After cleaning as I was reassembling them I noted an issue with the throttle link bar. When I went to put it back on I noted that with both carb butterfly's closed the holes on the link bar did not line up, I had to manipulate one or the other to fit the bar. Common sense and experience told me tha...
by ct1500
Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 SE - No Start/Fuel/Spark
Replies: 28
Views: 385

Re: 1996 SE - No Start/Fuel/Spark

The vacuum hose mess will not cause a no spark and no fuel pump non operation. Where does the other end of the orange hose go? The short piece of hose likely goes from coolant reserve tank to neck of radiator. PG's at crank is a good place to start and work towards ECM for the inactive ECM.
by ct1500
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Now that it's running... surge problems
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Now that it's running... surge problems

Good morning all, Yesterday I had some success in that I finally got my '92 1500 up and running after a 6 year slumber. A good carb cleaning, fresh rubber parts in them and 2 new slow jets as the old ones crumbled when I put a screwdriver to them. After reinstallation the bike fired right up with t...
by ct1500
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 starter issues
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: GL 1500 starter issues

I have a 1990 Honda 1500se w/motortrike kit installed. The bike was running and starting fine, parked over weekend and now the stater turns over just fine, but the motor is'nt cranking. Suggestions, comment, ideas will be welcome! PS:this bike has reverse and works fine. How long have you owned and...
by ct1500
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello from a newbie. A few questions?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Hello from a newbie. A few questions?

Is the engine oil the only cause for crunchy gearchange ? BTW The clutch lever has a strong pull so sure that's not contributing to the problem. The very first thing to check is your clutch lever push-rod bushing which you might find very worn from lack of lube and will cause the problem you descri...
by ct1500
Wed Sep 20, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse
Replies: 27
Views: 469

Re: Reverse

Mikesacco wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:26 pm
Starter Did not work with reverse handel up jumping starter
Was there heavy sparking when attaching cable? Starter should always spin when supplied voltage directly. Sounds like it is locked up when in reverse, not good.

Is the engine turning over with the handle down (2nd time)?