Tired of working on 1500


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paramike30
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Tired of working on 1500

Postby paramike30 » Sun May 05, 2013 6:01 pm



Just about ready to sell this #$%^& bike over alternator!!



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trike lady
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Re: Tired of working on 1500

Postby trike lady » Sun May 05, 2013 6:48 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum.
My guess is the alternator went bad?
Can you please explain to the members here what the alternator is/isn't doing?
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Re: Tired of working on 1500

Postby paramike30 » Sun May 05, 2013 6:54 pm

It isn"t charging. 12 volts on the black and green wire with key on. 11.23 on the B terminal while running. That on top of leaking fork seals, cruise noy working. (its the bushings on brake lever) looseing my job recently, and on and on. Was going to go for a ride to get away, got about 12 miles before it died. Luckily a nice man and his wife gave me a ride to get my truck and trailer.

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Re: Tired of working on 1500

Postby trike lady » Sun May 05, 2013 7:24 pm

Ouch! I've been out of work and job hunting for over two years and now homeless.
The alternator may have worn brushes inside or the internal regulator/rectifier went bad.
The bike was running just on the battery.
I don't remember where I had seen or heard about using a brass bullet casing to replace the worn bushing in the lever (a 22 possibly).
Changing fork seals with out the right tools is rather a PITA.
Hopefully someone on this forum who lives close to you will have a heart and help you get your bike running, I know if I wasn't up here in Pennsylvania I'd help you.
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Re: Tired of working on 1500

Postby paramike30 » Sun May 05, 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks. I can fix it. Just really tired. Wanted this bike since I was in the navy 20 years ago. Traded a ford expidition for it. Bike was "supposed to be in "mint" condition. Spent $280 tuning up the ford before the trade because the guy couldn't. I know he had to know about the fork seals. Possibly the alternator as well.

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Re: Tired of working on 1500

Postby Fiberthree » Sun May 05, 2013 8:12 pm

135K on my odometer and I just had mine done. The right side barfed all down the fork tube and also contaminated the brake pads. The only dealer I trust had the job done in about an hour. It would have been cheaper if I had the seals and associated parts. The total bill came to $210 and that was bringing him just the fork tubes.
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Re: Tired of working on 1500

Postby seabee_ » Sun May 05, 2013 8:46 pm

Sometimes, it's just some dirt or grime stuck in the seal causing it to leak. I had both my seals leaking and tried a cheap fix that worked. Not saying it will fix your problem but it's cheaper to try before a replacement. Here's a link on it.
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... -tool.html


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