Bike cuts out


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
Grizz308
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:00 pm
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Aspencade

Bike cuts out

Postby Grizz308 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:06 pm



I have a 1997 1500 aspencade, the other day i was driving home and the bike just started dieing, it died a few times more before i could get it home, any ideas as to why it would do it?



User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7654
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Bike cuts out

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:08 pm

Low battery volts or a loose screw connection in the kill switch area...This just happens to another fellow.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=28548

User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7654
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Bike cuts out

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:11 pm

There's always fuel related problems if the electric is ok.

Grizz308
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:00 pm
Location: Centennial, Colorado
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Aspencade

Re: Bike cuts out

Postby Grizz308 » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:02 pm

[quote="virgilmobile"]Low battery volts or a loose screw connection in the kill switch area...This just happens to another fellow.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=28548[/quote

Ok ill try those repairs and see if it fixes it.....thanks

User avatar
virgilmobile
Posts: 7654
Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:39 pm
Location: Denham Springs,La.
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500 I
Previously owned
78 GL1000
81 GL1100
82 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 I
83 GL1100 standard
84 GL 1200 I

Re: Bike cuts out

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:14 pm

One other thing comes to mind...Some have reported that the gas cap vent gets plugged up...Ride the bike for a while and the tank builds a vacuum...This vacuum can fuel starve the bike....let it rest a bit and it can go again for a while...
This possible senerio can be qualified by operating the bike with the gas cap loose...
Other possibilities on the fuel related senerio...Plugged fuel filter..vacuum operated petcock failing or the vacuum line feeding it..Crap in the fuel/carb from the nasty ethanol fuel we have to by.




Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Mh434, virgilmobile and 3 guests