Merry Christmas - no power!


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
trike1975
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:40 pm
Location: Houston, Texas
Motorcycle: 1993 Goldwing 1500 Interstate

Merry Christmas - no power!

Postby trike1975 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 3:52 pm



Great site.I have learned alot so far.
I am having my GL1500 just completely shut down
No power anywhere. It went down once and after a tow n some time
it started up like no problem.
However this weekend I noticed that after starting the bike
and then hitting the brake I heard a crackle in the radio
when I applied the hand brake
After 2 crackles the bike shut down again, no lights or power.

I pushed it back into the garage and after about 30 mins I rocked in back and forth in gear
I turned the key and had power once again
I started the bike, applied the hand brake no crackle and bike ran fine

Could this be a relay hanging up?

Happy Holidays All.

trike



User avatar
ct1500
Posts: 813
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:09 pm
Location: Glastonbury,CT
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500
Contact:

Re: Merry Christmas - no power!

Postby ct1500 » Thu Dec 25, 2014 12:22 pm

A relay hanging up not likely, but you should check for burnt wire connectors in the box that relays plug into.

More likely would be a problem in the fuses/wiring to the right of battery. The 55A main and 30A connected to starter relay.
This is what I do
Local and need repair help with your 1500, Valkyrie or ST please PM

User avatar
Aussie81Interstate
Posts: 682
Joined: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:34 am
Location: Penrith Australia
Motorcycle: 1982 CX500 Turbo (restoration project)
1981 GL1100 Interstate (sold)
1988 GL1500

Re: Merry Christmas - no power!

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Thu Dec 25, 2014 4:48 pm

Sounds like either a main fuse, corroded battery cable or bad earth, or faulty ignition switch.

get out the multimeter and start checking.. :)

User avatar
MikeB
Posts: 1226
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:54 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA
Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade.
2003 - GL1800A

Re: Merry Christmas - no power!

Postby MikeB » Thu Dec 25, 2014 10:01 pm

It could possibly be the kill switch. Sometimes the connections get dirty and no longer maintain contact, especially if you seldom use the switch.

With the engine running, rap on the right hand grip with your fist a couple of times. If the kill kill switch is the problem, it should show itself by making the engine die.
MikeB
Tacoma, WA, USA

User avatar
wingpilot08
Posts: 420
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:43 pm
Location: Coatesville, PA
Motorcycle: 2008 GL1800-HPNA - 24,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse camping trailer
Darkside #1720

Re: Merry Christmas - no power!

Postby wingpilot08 » Fri Dec 26, 2014 2:58 pm

Check the dogbone fuses...or check the tightness of the connectors to the battery terminals....
08' GL1800-HPNA - Red 20,000+ miles
1988 Bunkhouse Trailer/Camper
Darkside #1720

User avatar
Uncle Fester
Posts: 1003
Joined: Tue Jun 26, 2012 6:21 pm
Location: Bethany, Ok, right off Route 66 !
Motorcycle: 1996 GL-1500 Cali model 'Wing, blue in color, named Ol'Blue

Re: Merry Christmas - no power!

Postby Uncle Fester » Sat Dec 27, 2014 1:58 pm

These would be my BEST GUESSES,

As Aussie81 stated :

Sounds like either a main fuse, corroded battery cable or bad earth, or faulty ignition switch.Get out the multimeter and start checking. .

or as MikeB stated :

It could possibly be the kill switch. Sometimes the connections get dirty and no longer maintain contact, especially if you seldom use the switch. With the engine running, rap on the right hand grip with your fist a couple of times. If the kill kill switch is the problem, it should show itself by making the engine die.


Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. Our stress about it happens when the two aren't the same. Be true to yourself and to hell with what everyone else thinks!

Image


Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests