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by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent bad ground?
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Intermittent bad ground?

There's a ground lug under the seat area.Also inspect the big plug with all the wires in it for corrosion.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 gl1100 won’t start
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

Other things to consider.
Corroded battery contacts and the battery ground lug at the frame.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 gl1100 won’t start
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

Test light or volt meter.Turn on the key... Probe from the frame to the starter solenoid big cable from the battery for 12 volts. Move to with of the 2 big red wires plugged into the solenoid for volts. If there's none there but ok at the big stuff,unplug the 4 wire connector..open the trap door and...
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Finale driven diferential 20% faster
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Finale driven diferential 20% faster

Honda calls it the "final drive".
Old mechanics say differential.Its just one output instead of two so maybe it's a half differential?
Either way we know what the reference is.
I'll call it the rear wheel drive gear box.
Or is that too many words. :D
Maybe just diff or arse end. :roll:
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Pulse Generator

Ok.Key off.Unplug both the plugs to the ignition module.The pulse coils should measure about 1000 ohms.Dont get worried if there not exact.(yet).. There are 2 of them.Measure between ( Blue and White/blue) and (Yellow and White/ yellow) While it's unplugged.Measure for 12 volts (key on) between Gree...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Rear wheel noise on 1995 1500 SE
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Rear wheel noise on 1995 1500 SE

Noise at many points of rotation leads me to the driveshaft or u joint.
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Rear wheel noise on 1995 1500 SE
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Rear wheel noise on 1995 1500 SE

You will have to "process of elimination" this. Tilt the arse end to get at everything..Just like when you change the tire. A "same drag point" on wheel rotation... First suspect is brakes.Disconnect the rear caliper and test. If it still drags at the same point,check the diff oil. Keep us posted.Ta...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulse Generator
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Pulse Generator

Yes the pulse generators can be ohm tested right from the unplugged ignition module..
But first..Turn on the key and see if there is volts on the appropriate wires on that module.
Is the kill switch on?
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 82 gl1100 won’t start
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: 82 gl1100 won’t start

Does the headlight light up whey you turn on the key?
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HEAD LIGHT
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: HEAD LIGHT

2 possible answers. 1.the start button turns off power to operate the headlights when cranking..Those contacts may need cleaning. 2.The relay that operates that headlamp may be intermittent. Before you do anything,switch to the other "beam" and see if it does the same thing. If it does,clean the swi...
by virgilmobile
Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm

I use a shop vac.Attach to each carb one at a time and operate the throttle.The air flow changes as you operate the throttle and should lift each slide about half way up.
The shop vac simulates a cylinder running.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm

And also that you have verified that the slides move properly and the diaphragms are perfect(no holes).
Lifting the needle adds just a touch more fuel in that rpm range
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm

Only if adding the ckoke helped
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off-road Rally Goldwings
Replies: 20
Views: 343

Re: Off-road Rally Goldwings

I like it.Just like a Timex.Takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Maybe outfitted like this one too. https://www.google.com/search?q=mad+max+goldwing&safe=active&client=ms-android-huawei&prmd=isvn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwip2_voxb7jAhWYGs0KHaTND5IQ_AUoAXoECA4QAQ&biw=360&bih=456#imgrc=sV2...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Stumbling between 2-3k rpm

If you can feather the throttle to where it stumbles..add just a bit of "choke" to it.Maybe 1/4 or so..See if it smooths out.
Mine did..Had to lift the main needle jet a few mm to get it through the lean spot.
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb rebuild problems
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Carb rebuild problems

You can use all the new stuff if it's identical to the old stuff. The only issue is if there different then use the original.Cleaned of course. Never "drill out" a jet to clean it.That hole is very precise in size and the slow jets are very small.Even a sewing needle is too big. If you changed the n...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb rebuild problems
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Carb rebuild problems

Let's review the facts. The bike ran good before the cleaning and now doesn't. The only difference you note is the numbers on the jet. Did you happen to compare the hole in the jet? Why replace the Jets..they don't wear out..just get plugged up. We're the Jets EXACTLY like the original ones. Was it ...
by virgilmobile
Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Carb issues?

Thanks.
Not that hard once you think about it.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: The 1983 F250 Gasser Starter Solenoid “How To” write up!
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: The 1983 F250 Gasser Starter Solenoid “How To” write up!

80 psi dry wide open throttle MINIMUM to get a pop.
Hopefully each are 130 or more.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: The 1983 F250 Gasser Starter Solenoid “How To” write up!
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: The 1983 F250 Gasser Starter Solenoid “How To” write up!

Looks great..Just be aware that the bike WILL crank over even if it's in gear.Theres no neutral saftey.
Now if that's gonna be a problem,there is a way to add another relay.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Flat spot around 1500 rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Flat spot around 1500 rpm

Don't forget.Theres one under the black thermal mat that sets between the carbs and engine.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ford Starter Solenoid Adaptation
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Ford Starter Solenoid Adaptation

Battery to one big terminal.30 amp fuse from there to both big red wires. Starter to the other big terminal. From there..there's conflicting information.. Some solenoids use only one terminal to make it click and the solenoid case is ground.(no neutral safety) Another shows one small terminal makes ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Flat spot around 1500 rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Flat spot around 1500 rpm

My first suspect is 26 year old vacuum lines need replacing.Those rubber hoses just don't last forever.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical Issues
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Electrical Issues

Hmmmmm...perhaps so...my photographic memory film is getting low and what's archived is starting to crinkle a bit..Getting stuck with other pictures...
I guess I better look...The 4 way flasher I had on mine musta been added.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 plastic caps on rear side of Carb rack
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: GL1100 plastic caps on rear side of Carb rack

A 36 year old missing plastic cap.
How rare would that be :lol: