GL1500 GOLDWING 1998


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GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

Postby davidefry » Tue Jul 15, 2014 10:18 am



am smelling strong fumes when sitting still at an idle. ANY IDEAS WHAT THIS COULB CAUSED BY.



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Re: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:17 am

Exhaust type fumes? I would say it's normal. If you are smelling something else like a heavy fuel or coolant smell then I would look into it for sure. Either of those could be a leaking hose or fuel petcock. I get the same exhaust smell from my bike as well. I think it's the nature of the motor. Of course, some of the more seasoned experts will likely chime in and correct me if I am wrong.

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Re: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

Postby Andy Cote » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:36 am

Since this is your first post I won't say to cut down on the baked beans. I will say welcome to a great place.
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Re: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

Postby JMMO » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:07 pm

I've had my '98 for 2 years now, and I haven't noticed any strong odors while sitting still at idle.
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Re: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

Postby davidefry » Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:39 pm

WHILE RIDING LAST YEAR I DID NOT HAVE THE FUMES COMING OFF OF THE MOTOR.BUT THIS YEAR MY EYES BURN FROM THE FUMES AND I GET A HEAD ACHE IF I AM SITTING STILL TO LONG IN TRAFFIC.

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Re: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Jul 15, 2014 2:55 pm

Did you store the bike over winter? If so ...what procedure did you use?

Is the bike running as well as it did in fall?

Have you noticed the enricher (choke) lever sticking in any position?

Any noticeable change in MPG or other performance issues?

No visible wet spots , leaks, or smells when not running?

How is the battery condition? Age?

There are many variables that will need to be addressed - and that starts with your observations .


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Re: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

Postby Fatwing Chris » Tue Jul 15, 2014 4:47 pm

Diaphrams in the vacuum petcock/fuel shutoff(in front of the fuel filler cap) go bad.Smells like a fuel leak.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

Postby OnPapasWing » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:11 pm

Now I wasn't thinking of anything coming directly off the motor. My comments were directed more to exhaust fumes. Hmmm, if you are getting something off the motor is there a chance a mouse built something on that flat 6 that is burning off? What does it smell like? Just throwing that out there. I know, a bit far fetched. I'll just go back to what I was doing. :roll:




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