Fuel problem


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Griffdog
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Joined: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:04 pm
Location: Chicago il.
Motorcycle: 2001 goldwing1800a

Fuel problem

Postby Griffdog » Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:52 pm



This is a goldwing 1800a with more than a quater million miles great condition will ride any where anytime . My problem is I ran out of gas (first time ever) gassed up but bike won't start.



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jinx
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Joined: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:42 am
Location: Mechanics,pa
Motorcycle: 2006 gl1800

Re: Fuel problem

Postby jinx » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:36 am

I run out of gas on my 2006 with over 175,000 miles all the time. When that happens I add my 1liter MSR bottle of fuel
hit the start and go. It always surprises me that it takes less than a second to start even after running it dry.
Hate the obvious but have you checked the kill switch, is it in neutral, is the side stand down and do you hear the fuel pump when you first turn it on ?

Griffdog
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Motorcycle: 2001 goldwing1800a

Re: Fuel problem

Postby Griffdog » Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:49 am

Yes to all the pre start steps and know that you mention it no I did not hear the fuel pump

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FlyBoy2121
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Location: Canada
Motorcycle: Honda GoldWing
Gl 1800 2003

Re: Fuel problem

Postby FlyBoy2121 » Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:08 pm

I Griffdog

you verified or fact check the pressure to the injectors with a pressure gauge ?

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PastoT
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Location: Mt Home, Idaho
Motorcycle: 2002 GL1800 (107k)

Re: Fuel problem

Postby PastoT » Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:08 am

One may not hear the fuel pump if pressure is already built, say in a second or 3d sequenctial attempt to power up. let the bike sit for about 15 minutes and simply turn the key on, if you don't hear the fuel pump pressure up then I'd be looking at fuses. Perhaps the current draw of the pump with an emtpy fuel system burned a fuse out. Just a guess but without any drag and motor can really spin up and possibly overheat with the lack of fluid drag. I've not faced a flame out yet, pretty close but not yet! I'm intersted in what you find wish I could be nore help.


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2002 GL1800 (Illusion Red) Non-ABS, 108k miles
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