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by virgilmobile
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM

Half the resistance..When I heard the different spark,I removed the coil pack (3coils)and measured primary resistance.I found the center coil resistance much lower than the 2 outside coils.You don't have this problem...You day all the sparking is even..A good sign..Move on to the belts.
by virgilmobile
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM

There probably was..I didn't even look.I did comparison measurements.The middle was half the resistance of the other two.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM

Yes the bike will run "one tooth off"..not the best however.. Easy to check on the 1500...watch the belt tention. Let it idle and slowly pull each plug wire off the plug..just on one side..listen to it snap..move to the other plugs...They should "sound" the same..snap snap snap..nice and loud..A goo...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: High idle question

Yes...Mine took just a half turn in each. I call them slow speed idle jets.700-900 rpm range.One turn either way makes a big difference on each carb. Difficult to reach through the front even with the 2' long screwdriver. There is a procedure called "idle down adjustment"...near impossible to do wit...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500
Replies: 15
Views: 324

Re: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500

You must keep both pulse coils,ignition coils,power and ground to get a spark...The fuel pump is triggered from a ignition coil primary.
Ignition timing is altered by vacuum and gear position switch (4th and 5th gear).
Do you have a manual with the schematics for the bike?
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 transmission not engaging.
Replies: 11
Views: 293

Re: GL1200 transmission not engaging.

Unless I'm wrong(this has happened) doesn't the 1200 have hydraulic operated clutch? Sure sounds like the clutch isn't fully engaged.. First suspect is a plugged pressure return port in the clutch master cylinder.. If I'm right about this,you can quick test by pulling in the clutch lever just a bit....
by virgilmobile
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

Yes.Should there be a bad connection , current won't flow through.Always test for volts at the part that doesn't work when you expect it to be working.Both the positive and negative connection. I assume that sense you can force the fan to run,it must be ok and you are loosing power to the fan or not...
by virgilmobile
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

12 volts is applied to the blue wire..it flows through the windings of the motor and exit on the black wire.If that wire is not grounded there will be volts on it.As soon as the black wire grounds (thermal switch) the circuit is complete and the fan spins. The wiring method seems backward from what ...
by virgilmobile
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Low Beams not working
Replies: 9
Views: 318

Re: Low Beams not working

Rule out everything first...Does this bike have a separate relay for the high and low beam like the 1500 has?If it does,swap them and look again.
by virgilmobile
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

The fan wires.The blue one should have steady 12 volts with the key on. The black wire should also have 12 volts untill the thermal switch kicks in..then it should go to zero volts turning on the fan. Test..turn on the key...do you have the voltages described? Use a piece of wire and short the black...
by virgilmobile
Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Work planned over this winter
Replies: 2
Views: 254

Re: Work planned over this winter

I silenced my rattles by removing each plastic piece..inspected for telltale wear spots where they contact another part then attached a small piece of the fuzzly side of Velcro at that spot.
by virgilmobile
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork damper oil capacity.
Replies: 5
Views: 207

Re: Front fork damper oil capacity.

from a full rebuild , that is drained completely, the honda manual says 200 mm . per fork. whatever you do, DO NOT take Randakks advice to fill ,leaving 160 mm free space.that is WAY too much. repeated emails asking him to change this ( one more bit of bad advice ) seems to fall on deaf ears. The "...
by virgilmobile
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relay Wiring for Air Horns
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: Relay Wiring for Air Horns

A side note:
If you use a relay with the 5th connection(the unused blade in the middle) reverse the wiring on 30 and 87.
On the 5 terminal types,at rest, terminal 30 and 87a are connected..if 30 is used for main power the center blade (87a) also has main power on it.
by virgilmobile
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter not spining the motor over
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: Starter not spining the motor over

When you have your hit the start button a few times,does it just click then crank? That sounds like a bad start solenoid. I like to confirm that first. A test light probed on the wire feeding the starter..push the start button...when it does not crank the engine is there volts going to the starter? ...
by virgilmobile
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What are that gauges for?
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: What are that gauges for?

The one with the green thing on it..Is that a H3 lamp?
Maybe used in the lower lights?
by virgilmobile
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What are that gauges for?
Replies: 8
Views: 414

Re: What are that gauges for?

Air temp sensor
Headset jack (5 wire round plug).
Do not plug the pipe.Its the carb vent.If anything, extend it a couple of feet or attach a fuel filter to it to keep moisture from condensing in it.
Unknown to me on the last 2 pix
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: starter installation troubles
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: starter installation troubles

"Exact replacement" A term that I take with a grain of salt. Sometimes it is.. Sometimes it isn't. Such is the case with the starter..It's was obviously not a OEM Honda starter. I'm not knocking aftermarket parts..Lord knows I buy and use many of them.. BUT...just not when it comes to critical parts...
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio/Cass overlay
Replies: 4
Views: 253

Re: Radio/Cass overlay

Be careful.The picture you show is different that the one available.The buttons changed.
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: battery won't charge
Replies: 6
Views: 716

Re: battery won't charge

The first thing is to check for obvious trouble areas. 3 yellow wires(the plug) next to the battery for burnt/corroded connections.. Do the same for the regulator module plug.All those connections must be tight and corrosion free. Near the regulator is the ground bolt(green wires)..it'd also suspect...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project
Replies: 23
Views: 1030

Re: Back-from-the-dead '80 GL1100 project

Expect to spend a LOT of quality time with this project....and $$ too. My last restore set me back about$800 to get it right. The carbs are replenished with fuel through the plenum box passages.I usually don't disassemble it. The timing belts are ok for testing but don't trust them to run the engine...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: starter installation troubles
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: starter installation troubles

I do suspect that the "front end" was ....how should I say this...cheap?Out of specs?
I doubt it was the wrong one,just not made to OEM standards.
Using the original gearhead is a great solution.
Good job.
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 28, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: question re float height
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: question re float height

At 1500-2000rpm my bike did run well but not great.As I shut off the fuel it ran stable for a bit.However it was rich..as the fuel was consumed,it increased rpm for a short time as the fuel mixture approached "normal" then started to drop as it went lean. Shutting off the fuel is like adjusting the ...
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: starter installation troubles
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: starter installation troubles

Isolate the problem.Remove the "O" Ring and try to fit the starter without it.
Is it difficult because of the o ring or fitting into the sprocket?
by virgilmobile
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

There 2 diagrams may help.




12 volts on the fan when the key is on.
by virgilmobile
Fri Nov 23, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: question re float height
Replies: 8
Views: 464

Re: question re float height

The book says 7.5mm They must be the same on each half and just resting on the needle buffer plunger..Not compressing it... Exactly 7.5 mm..on the money... A quick test for you.. Start the bike and warm up a few minutes... Turn the idle screw to increase the idle to 1500-2000rpm..let it run a few se...