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by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

Ouch...I understand flash floods...Two years ago one took 90% of everything I had.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

wingdings wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Virgil mobile is a legend on here - he's usually never wrong along also with mike b - D :D :D ...
Awwwww. How nice...thanks for the moral boost...

I use the "KISS" method...and root cause analysis.
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 Wing quit on me!
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: 83 Wing quit on me!

Because you heard the same noise..it's not a fuse blowing....It's a electrical arc..Either coming from a bad connection at the battery posts or ..if there perfectly cleaned and tightened...the starter solenoid...due to the engine not turning over.(hydrolocked). Does the headlight come right back on ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 Wing quit on me!
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: 83 Wing quit on me!

Yellow wires have to do with charging the battery. If your lights do come on,try to start it.When you release the start button the lights should come back on. Usually a "snap" noise is from a arcing connection ..I usually suspect corroded battery contacts then loss of all power but may return after ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 Wing quit on me!
Replies: 12
Views: 211

Re: 83 Wing quit on me!

If you turn the key back on does the headlight work?
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 Ltd - Starter button not working
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 1985 GL1200 Ltd - Starter button not working

The clutch lever has a switch..When you pull the clutch lever this switch closes and enables it to start"in gear"...between the clutch lever and the neutral switch is a diode... assuming that your neutral lamp does light..this diode is bad...
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 Ltd - Starter button not working
Replies: 7
Views: 221

Re: 1985 GL1200 Ltd - Starter button not working

Pull in the clutch lever and try to crank it.
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1409

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

By the way...there is a way to build what your talking about...The area that's off the print bed has to be supported by a sacrificial lattice "scaffold"...
If you can post a picture I'll give it a go.
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1409

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

I'll look into the cover you described..Just to see if it can be modeled for the printer.
Was that a cover over the existing part or did it replace it?
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1409

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

3d printing is a challenge...It's nothing like molding plastic into a shape. You can't print in mid air and there is a maximum angle or ledge that you can get the plastic to form to... Everything is printed from the bottom up and ( on my printer) has a maximum size of 220mm square box... Larger item...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: no tail lights no brake lights
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: no tail lights no brake lights

Ok.Heres a wild guess..just because the schematic is tough to follow on my phone screen... Remove the left pocket and the narrow shelter cover to the right of it..Look in the bottom of the pocket on the inside.. You will see a bunch of wires going into a plug..It's the faring interconnect to the bik...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: no tail lights no brake lights
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: no tail lights no brake lights

Question..does your Tach work?
It uses the same power as the temp/fuel gauges
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Switch Wiring 81 GL1100 vs 83 GL1100A
Replies: 7
Views: 165

Re: Neutral Switch Wiring 81 GL1100 vs 83 GL1100A

Sheesh...without both of them side by side and removing the front cover I couldn't say... I suspect that the 83 has multiple wires to feed the display gear indicator where the 81 only needed the neutral lamp. What would you loose? Obviously the gear indicator and cruise if it's outfitted. If these a...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark and no fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 103

Re: No spark and no fuel pump

Very good easy testing.Good find of the problem.Thanks for the information.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse-not so much
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Reverse-not so much

You are quite welcome...Thanks for tolerating my "tact" or lack thereof..I try not to waste a bunch of your time chasing "might be" problems.
I am glad you did find the problem too.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse-not so much
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Reverse-not so much

And a lot of the reverse electric is around there..Good thought.Keep us posted.Good luck.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: no tail lights no brake lights
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: no tail lights no brake lights

That brown wire comes out of the ignition switch.If you turn the switch to "P" (park) position does the tail light come on?It's a diode protected feed from the other set of contacts in the ignition switch to feed the tail lamps only.
It wouldn't be uncommon to have a bad ignition switch.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse-not so much
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Reverse-not so much

Don't discount the possibility that a connector has a bad connection...Get back to the area you worked in.. Unplug and plug back in anything nearby...Just one silly plug a little loose will kill the circuit.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse-not so much
Replies: 8
Views: 207

Re: Reverse-not so much

I'll start the inquiry.. Gently put...Did it work before you did the repairs on the master cylinder.. I don't own your model..my reverse system I'd different..88 gl1500 but I may be able to guide you to test areas. The lights and single relay click are normal..that's the start of power to the starte...
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 found and I am having a blast with it!!
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: GL1100 found and I am having a blast with it!!

Just wait till you get it dialed in... The never-ending torque is arm wrenching. Mine even would keep pulling away from the 1200. Crazy test driver (45 mph zone) did say it had a bit of front tire vibration when he hit 80 but smoothed right out when the needle went all the way past the top. 0.9 mile...
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your fork oil
Replies: 9
Views: 1885

Re: How to change your fork oil

Just like mine..Drill and tap..insert a removable plug...Then stand on the seat to screw it back on. I make a mess replacing mine.Remove the plug..remove the drain bolt..capture the oil ..clean up the mess...measure and inject new oil with a "Cajun injector"...(meat injector)..job done..I didn't use...
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 10, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: no tail lights no brake lights
Replies: 8
Views: 230

Re: no tail lights no brake lights

With your meter,probe both sides of the fuse with the key on...trying to get the tail lights to light up.
Does the 11 volts go-to zero on both sides?
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

Is there any chance that a wire was left off the battery post..like an additional ground or hot wire?
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 20
Views: 544

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

Strange...Pull #3 relay and try again.