1989 gl 1500 Goldwing

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1989 gl 1500 Goldwing

Postby joseph*blue » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:17 pm

I am having problems with my Goldwing going dead when it drops off a curb at slow speeds or hitting a dip at railroad tracks at slow speeds. I also goosed the accelerator taking off yesterday and the bike went dead in the street. I had to cut the key off and back on each time to get the bike to start. Does anyone have an idea what the problem might be?

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Re: 1989 gl 1500 Goldwing

Postby flyinrob » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:06 am

It sounds like your Bank Angle Sensor is going bad or is bad. If you do a search on these forums you should find more information on where it is, how it works, recall information and how to bypass it.

It is located under the seat on the right side as you sit on the bike tucked in by the rear wheel. It shuts off the engine in the event of the bike laying over. They go bad and a recall was done many years ago to replace. They can be bypassed but it is a safety feature so you may want to replace instead of bypass, your call.

Anyway, check it out further as it really sounds like your problem.


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Re: 1989 gl 1500 Goldwing

Postby RoadRogue » Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:15 am

+1 , it is the bank angle sensor. 8-)
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Re: 1989 gl 1500 Goldwing

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:38 am

Have a look at this thread from the other day. It shows how to bypass the sensor for testing if that's your problem.


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Re: 1989 gl 1500 Goldwing

Postby joeincalif » Tue Jun 21, 2016 9:00 am

When you turn the key off and back on it resets the BAS, so it sounds like that is your problem.

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Re: 1989 gl 1500 Goldwing

Postby aj1500 » Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:13 pm

also wouldn't hurt to check your battery connections and make sure they are good and tight, a semi loose ground cable can do the same thing

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