I just purchased a 89 GL1500 SE and it has a few ...issues. I'll break the issues apart below and would appreciate any links/advice you can provide! Also, is it worth the $70 for the Helm manual or is there something better than the Haynes one?
- 1. Cruise control won't engage. (Usually turns on the indicator though).
2. CB Won't turn on
3. Radio won't turn on
4. Can not adjust rear air suspension
5. Speedometer only lights sometimes (but odometer is always lit)
6. LCD panel backlights, but provides no information (no clock, obviously no radio)
7. When in 1st gear and attempting to take off, I seem to go from ~800RPM to about 2k in a heartbeat (launch!)
8. Front brake very soft
Purchased from family and it's been sitting all winter but supposedly everything worked as it should before they put it into storage. I know that already this spring they have had to repair the rear brake and replace the diaphragm for the petcock, although I question the quality of the garage.
I'm coming from sport bikes (my ninja looks tiny next to the wing ), so I'm way out of my element here with what the expectations should be. Is it possible that all of the electrical issues are related to either a single fuse or a loose wire? I do know that also have a 6 CD changer added, which does power on but obviously does not output sound.
I'm working from a Haynes manual which I find VERY lacking (not even a mention of cruise control). I currently have the left/right panels and seat off and as soon as I find my elusive voltmeter, I'm going to test the fuses and relays. I found this link on youtube regarding cruise control:
, which seems to be an old service video of some sort. I'm going to try those steps out and see if I can at least resolve my cruise issue. I have also put new fuel in and currently running seafoam through to hopefully clean some of that stuff out.
If you've made it this far, thanks for taking the time to read everything!