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by virgilmobile
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Let’s talk Pulse generators!
Replies: 2
Views: 29

Re: Let’s talk Pulse generators!

Just be certain that the contacts are free of ANY corrosion.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing marks - a Question for the masses!
Replies: 2
Views: 27

Re: Timing marks - a Question for the masses!

I don't recall but I can guess that a timing marker would not be a dot of paint.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Just a left field question
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Just a left field question

A very slow turning engine will have difficulty starting.Before you tear that apart,attach a spare plug and see if you have a robust spark. I can make them spark just by moving a screwdriver slowly past the pulse coil. A SLOW cranking has difficulty drawing in the fuel from the jets on the intake cy...
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 will not run
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: 1981 GL1100 will not run

There is a fuel mixture problem.Too much fuel. This is your first hint."All four intake tubes are very cold to the touch when it's trying to run" When fuel evaporates it gets COLD. Revisit the idle jet circuit.I'm most concerned about using a drill bit to clean the idle jet.You may have opened them ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: My 1985 Goldwing won't start.
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: My 1985 Goldwing won't start.

Measure battery volts with the key on.It should stay at or above 12 volts.
And stay above 11 volts while cranking.
by virgilmobile
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Re: My 1985 Goldwing won't start.
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: My 1985 Goldwing won't start.

Bad battery or corroded cable connections
by virgilmobile
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump not working and doing crazy things
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: Fuel pump not working and doing crazy things

The pump is a very large solenoid.Kinda like the starter solenoid.Only this one takes a bunch of power to get it to move. I think a #12 wire fused at 10 amp handles it. As soon as power is applied,the plunger is snapped into the casing opening the points up.This movement operates the diaphragm insid...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Not starting after Winter lay-off.
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: Not starting after Winter lay-off.

Bike in neutral,operate the reverse lever a few times..push the start button.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Diode - Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Neutral Diode - Questions

On mine,the few perks were. New timing belts Carb modify to overcome the 2500rpm stumble Charging circuit modifications for a stable circuit. More power to the coils (voltage drop problem)to improve spark. Repair to the loud ticking fuel pump to stop it's impending failure. Very accurate rebuild and...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Diode - Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Neutral Diode - Questions

Without the diode you can still run the bike.You just can't start it in gear
by virgilmobile
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Diode - Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Neutral Diode - Questions

Assuming that you have corrected the original problem... This is cheating but.. Leave the bike in gear(not neutral) Turn on the key. Attach the diode..pull in the clutch lever. If the neutral lamp lights up reverse the diode wires. If the neutral lamp stays off it's correct. In gear you should be ab...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil coming out of tach
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Oil coming out of tach

Please keep us posted in what you find.
I'm still guessing here.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter issues and ignition wiring?
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Starter issues and ignition wiring?

A side note.With the plugs in,turn off the spark with the kill switch..Does it still crank badly?
My timing was off and fired the cylinders too early.
Oh..and yes..one could rewire a generic ignition switch if a OEM original can't be found.
You do lose some switch functions tho.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Stator wiring

I tidy my wiring to keep vibration damage to a minimum.Dangling wires can have that "tin can"affect and break at the secured point.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake line wrench size
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Brake line wrench size

No clue but you could "test fit" a box end wrench to find out.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: oil in the starter

When you get your "new" starter,I may suggest a complete teardown and cleanup with new grease..Bench test it first and be sure to use that special wrench on the stud bolt to keep it from turning while you torque the cable nut down. I took a old 10mm box end wrench to the grinder to make it thin enou...
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: brakes binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1878

Re: brakes binding

For reference on length to the plug,here's a eBay picture.


by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: brakes binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1878

Re: brakes binding

I think I got it.Its the brake switch and unplugs.
Here's a picture.


Follow the wire to it's "hidden"connector.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: brakes binding
Replies: 42
Views: 1878

Re: brakes binding

I'm drawing a blank.I just don't remember a "wire" attached to the master cylinder...How bout a picture?
Mine was not a sei tho.
The brake light switch was frame mounted.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel

Here's the schematic from the 93.




by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel
Replies: 27
Views: 1230

Re: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel

Hello all did some more retesting yest. Secondary voltage on 3-4 coil reads bad I don’t know if this could cause my no fuel pump /spark issue but figured I would throw it out there I tried with three different multimeters to verify one analog and 2 digital Secondary voltage reads bad? If you probe ...
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Quick fuel pump question
Replies: 2
Views: 115

Re: Quick fuel pump question

If you can hear it...it's gonna quit.. Maybe not today or even this year but I'll bet it will when your out late on a Saturday night far from home. Have a read through my post about mine. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=8642&p=279488&hilit=Ticking+fuel+pump#p279488 Sorry the link...
by virgilmobile
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: oil in the starter
Replies: 8
Views: 223

Re: oil in the starter

The oil that lubes the chain and sprockets is kept inside the engine by 2 parts. There is a starter casing "O" ring to keep it from leaking to the outside and the front bearing of the starter to keep it from leaking into the starter. If you have oil inside the starter,the front bearing seal is bad.I...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil coming out of tach
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Oil coming out of tach

The oil is filling the tach housing and flowing up the cable to the tach.