1989 GL1500 will not start when hot


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jeffb27
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1989 GL1500 will not start when hot

Post by jeffb27 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 7:57 pm



I have a gold wing with low mileage. It is running not very well,however it starts ok, after riding for a while if I shut it off it will not start until it cools down. Then it starts fine again. I also had to turn up the idel but it seems to surge goin high and low RPM and sometimes missing. Please help



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Re: 1989 GL1500 will not start when hot

Post by FM-USA » Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:09 pm

Jeff of T.P. 60477 .... Oak Park, 167th st., Venuso's, etc..Does Quitter still own the Rink?
But alas, I see the Ol-Town ain't what it used to be.
. . . .
I assume you know about ethKRAPanol does to fuel systems. Try SeaFoam first.
Fuel filter? They can look clean but can still be plugged... (OH-BOY do I know)
After starting for a few seconds shut it off and pull the petcock small vacuum line (left side) for fuel in it or dribbling out of the petcock. If so, it's probably your surging and miss.
Spark plugs?
Battery up to snuff? Running system needs 12.2+ to run.
Bad part is, it's old and vacuum lines crack and/or wear holes in'm.
Fuel pump up to pressure and flow volume?

Good Luck, hope it's EZ fix.
"Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip." W.C. Have a wonderful flat tire day while doing 99mph.

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Re: 1989 GL1500 will not start when hot

Post by wingman12 » Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:48 pm

Welcome Jeff to the best forum you will ever find. Is it possible to give us some history on your bike?
How many miles, any maintaince records from po, when last time it ran, how old is the fuel, when were the timing belts changed? Drain old fuel, fill with fresh 87 octane gas and add 3 oz seafoam per gallon. Run for a few minutes too get treated fuel into carbs and fill float bowls. Then turn off and let sit for adayor so while you make your other checks and part replacements. If you need more help please do not hesitate to ask. Lots of knowledgeable and helpful persons here. :D :D

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Re: 1989 GL1500 will not start when hot

Post by jeffb27 » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:23 pm

There is 32 K on the bike. I am the original owner. It has always run ,but not enough. The carbs have been cleaned about 6 years ago. New battery, oil change, new tires last year. The fuel is fresh with sea foam in it . Could it be a carb problem?

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Re: 1989 GL1500 will not start when hot

Post by FM-USA » Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:32 pm

jeffb27 wrote:There is 32 K on the bike. I am the original owner. It has always run ,but not enough. The carbs have been cleaned about 6 years ago. New battery, oil change, new tires last year. The fuel is fresh with sea foam in it . Could it be a carb problem?
Check the EZ stuff first, no need speculating on expensive repairs too soon. :geek:

Maybe the bike doesn't like the new tires and is throwing a hissy-fit. :o


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