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by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: No start
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: No start

Yeaaaaaaa.Good job. :D
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: No start
Replies: 6
Views: 63

Re: No start

I'd first remove the negative battery connection then the positive one.
Scrape both clean..including the battery post..Put them back...positive first then negative...Secure with German torque.
If it doesn't start right up,measure the battery volts when you try to crank it.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ltd runs to rich
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Ltd runs to rich

I'd first check one easy thing. From dead cold,start the bike..don't rev it up...try to just let it idle for 7-8 seconds and shut it down...Very lightly tap each exhaust header...A proper running engine will have equally warm exhaust pipes. The cold one(s) are the problem area. From this you can che...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing 1500 1988
Replies: 17
Views: 440

Re: Goldwing 1500 1988

My 88 flooded on the right bank.The bowl vent was plugged.Remove the crossover tube and verify both carbs are venting.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 922

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

Hi, So in this sort of scenario, I find it's best to just start with what happened initially. The smoke I think is the biggest clue we want to track down. The smoke had to come from somewhere and if the smoke corresponded with the bike stopping running, it's a fair assumption that it had something ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: At wits end . . . .

Even tho you you had good fuel at the seat,it may not be making it to the carbs.
My first suspect is the vacuum fuel valve/vacuum line feeding it.
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement

You can take a look through this post I did about mine.It may give you ideas.If your new key switch assydoes not include the switch and wiring you'll have to cut the outer casting away from the switch.viewtopic.php?f=6&t=35868&hilit=Flooded+bike&start=50
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement

If it's like my 88..the 2 bolts holding the switch to the frame are security bolts.Had to use a cold chisel to break them loose and pliers to remove.I replaced them with regular bolts. Also...I hope your getting a new switch and wiring along with the housing...As I recall to remove the actual switch...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

In the last couple of months,I have learned the "tricks" to get the DIY printer to do exactly what I want.I spend more time at the computer modeling than setting the printer. Getting a DIY printer set up... Well first thing is to be certain you get the original..I've heard of problems with the "look...
by virgilmobile
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

The only way I could justify the cost was to be able to make something that is not avaiable anywhere... I initially wanted one to make something for my Goldwing however it wasn't worth the cost of the printer..let alone the many hours learning how to 3D model in a computer program (of which I still ...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Y'all wanted to see. Each layer of the part is 0.1mm thick.. It's about 180mm long , 25mm wide and 5mm thick.. This amounts to 50 layers it has to print. The extruder travels up to 60 mm/second. The part will take a bit over 3 hours. Total time on the printer for the texture mat and both parts is 10...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New fuel pump not working, 94 1500 esp
Replies: 13
Views: 466

Re: New fuel pump not working, 94 1500 esp

I'd first use a test light where the electric goes into the tank and see if there's volts there.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Motor seized
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Motor seized

Sure. Pull the oil drain plug and see what comes out...If oil came out of the starter hole I'll bet the bottom end is filled with gas or water. Be prepared..there's gonna be a lot coming out too...A couple gallons wouldn't surprise me. Even this may not be a deal breaker...further inspection is in o...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light does not work.
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Neutral Light does not work.

If you want to verify that the switch is bad...turn on the key and short the light green/red wire to ground at the plug.This should light up the neutral lamp. I disassembled my switch...A real pain...almost ruined it too.. The wiper was worn and the landing pad seemed too small.I just cleaned it up....
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

By the way...Due to the cost of a top of the line printer that can print large objects I opted for a DIY kit...Lots of adjustments and tinkering but cost effective...and there's plenty of online support of which some of it is wrong. It's the original Anet A8..not the Korean look alike. I only got it...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Guess what...I just made a replacement for mine...Ya want the model file.?
A pain to print it in ABS plastic due to inherent shrinking but I resolved that too.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Running Rough with Fouled Plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: GL1500 Running Rough with Fouled Plugs

My 88 had flooding on one carb...
Found that the bowl vent was plugged on that side.
Remove the crossover tube and see if each vent is clear.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light does not work.
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Neutral Light does not work.

Some have had some improvement using the trigger wheel replacement.
I found on my 88 that the accelerator pump didn't work very well at all.Had to replace the diaphragm and "O" rings on the coupler tube.I also lifted the slides 3mm.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light does not work.
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: Neutral Light does not work.

I'll address the neutral lamp first. My88 is poor at lighting up the neutral lamp..It's the switch... I can get it to light most of the time if I switch from first to neutral but rarely from second to neutral. You may try cycling back and forth between these two gears...effectively moving the switch...
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 smoking black, horrible mpg
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: 1989 smoking black, horrible mpg

How bout a little history or timeline.. Did it ever run ok for you.?? Or are you fixing up somebody's else troubled bike. Did it come to you with this new exhaust and this problem? We're the carbs rebuild to solve this problem? What has been tried to fix this problem so far.? Have the timing belts b...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 32
Views: 733

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

kndw wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:54 am
The chains have been renewed during an overhaul of the engine last winter, so I can't imagine it is those. Worn rockers makes sense. I'll look at that, thanks.
Don't forget to inspect the cam lobes for flat spots and the ball end of the adjuster.
by virgilmobile
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel
Replies: 19
Views: 579

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

Morn, I did test the volt checks using the green wire to the ecu Will it help to run a jumper from ground to ecu even though it tested ok? Won't help or hurt... Just for your peace of mind.Disconnect the wire feeding the fuel pump.Right on top of the fuel tank...Attach your meter or test probe and ...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel
Replies: 19
Views: 579

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

When the ignition key is turned on, the pump will cycle a few seconds only on 88-89 year models which have a fuel pump relay. For the other year models it will only cycle while the start button is pressed in. Yes the 88-89 do use a external circuit to operate the fuel pump.90 and up are internal of...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel
Replies: 19
Views: 579

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

One of the first things the ECM does when it gets power is run it's self diagnosis.A part of that is to cycle the fuel pump.Find out why the pump won't cycle and I'll bet the rest will work. Even take the cover off the ECM so you can measure stuff right at this pins.Jusy I. Case one of the wires in ...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel
Replies: 19
Views: 579

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

Question...Your meter ground..Was it attached to the ECM green wire?
Because voltages don't change and you don't have a cycling pump it really sounds like a bad circuit ground.