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by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer gauge not working
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Tachometer gauge not working

Somewhere around 200°.
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer gauge not working
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Tachometer gauge not working

Keep in mind that the temp/fuel gauge operate from a 7 volt regulator.Should it go bad,both gauges are affected.This site has a new replacement for it.
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer gauge not working
Replies: 12
Views: 326

Re: Tachometer gauge not working

Look close.Does the cable end extend into the tach. My spedo cable also turned but the spedometer didn't move.I found the cable appeared too short.It wasn't.The outer casing had pulled away from the end coupler about a half inch. I warmed it up with a heat gun and reseated the outer cable into the c...
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting issue, grinding?
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Starting issue, grinding?

Sprag clutch rollers sticking.Dose it with sea foam and change the oil.
Comon problem.
Search " starter slipping"..or suchlike
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HEAD LIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: HEAD LIGHT

Swap the high/low beam relay first.
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Rant about wire and China trade problems
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Rant about wire and China trade problems

Whew....Somebody that actually had a grasp on this stuff.
I was beginning to think I was just one of the few.
Nobody around here has a clue.
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Altenative fix for the shifter shaft issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Altenative fix for the shifter shaft issue

It's possible.Lots of time setting on the floor.
Have a read through my expedition.The second page shows how I did mine 8 years ago.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9365
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 04, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Altenative fix for the shifter shaft issue
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Altenative fix for the shifter shaft issue

Sorry you may misunderstood the placement of the bearing I used.Its attached directly to the end of the shifter shaft that comes out of the engine.Not the shift lever offset. My original findings were back in 2011.My "fix" still is solid. You can search "88 gl1500 shift arm sloppy??" There have been...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Rant about wire and China trade problems
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Rant about wire and China trade problems

I know this is off the motorcycle topic but it may affect many people. Wire is my first subject. I am a "upfitter" for state and other vehicles. We order lots of different wire for my installs.One wire(actually a bonded red/black)spool was used to power a outside speaker (siren) and some lights.The ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HEAD LIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: HEAD LIGHT

I've done it.A bit tedious with a few small parts.I am familiar with this kind of work and spent about a hour cleaning mine.Easy to drop a tiny spring or a screw so take those precautions. Before you rip it apart do verify it is the problem.Test probe for volts on both sides of the switch.The wires ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HEAD LIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: HEAD LIGHT



This schematic should help.Theres another 5 amp fuse that operates the relays.When in reverse,power to the switches and relay come from a different 5 amp fuse and bypass the start button contacts.
You either have a #12 fuse bad or the start button contacts bad.
by virgilmobile
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHAT IS THIS!??
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: WHAT IS THIS!??

Nope.Spring loaded.They need disassembly and lube.
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New Wing owner, some maintenance questions
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: New Wing owner, some maintenance questions

The goldwings are a interference engine...
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stop lights will not let me proceed.
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Stop lights will not let me proceed.

Look this up..It includes your state.
State "Dead Red"laws...
Exactly what your asking about.
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch wont fully disengage
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Clutch wont fully disengage

Here more info.The picture shows the parts that make the clutch disengage when the lever (on the engine) is moved. #6 backing plate has a #9 assemble wit 3 bearings in it.They rest in the "cam" clutch lifter divots.When it moves,it pushes the bearings out of the divots and moves the clutch release. ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stop lights will not let me proceed.
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Stop lights will not let me proceed.

Also before I started doing this...I asked a local pd for his approval.
There is one turn lane that just won't trigger for me.I just wait till it's positively clear and go on through it.Never been stopped for that.
Check with the locals first or at least the states motorcycle laws.
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stop lights will not let me proceed.
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Stop lights will not let me proceed.

Actually happend to me in Colorado and here in Louisiana.The Sensors in the road measure metal mass (kinda) and a bike generally won't trigger it.Fortunatly local police are aware of this.A law was passed that if a vehicle(motorcycle) enters a controlled light area that won't let it trigger,the driv...
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch wont fully disengage
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Clutch wont fully disengage

I saw a video on Google Search (Goldwing Gl1000 clutch plate lifter).
He shows about the movement of the lever on the engine.
I'll keep looking.
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch wont fully disengage
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Clutch wont fully disengage

I'd hate to think that there's something wrong in the clutch pack. I do remember one on a dirt bike I had that the clutch lever was bent (after a mishap) and it didn't allow much cable movement. Does your lever look like it's the same distance from the grip as the brake lever?Does it feel firm as yo...
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch wont fully disengage
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Clutch wont fully disengage

Before you tear it apart.Pull the clutch lever and look at the position of the lever on the engine.Tie wrap the clutch lever to the grip and see if you can move the lever on the engine a bit more.Id call that the cable pull distance.It may be not enough to disengage the clutch.
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 27, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch wont fully disengage
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Clutch wont fully disengage

It's hard to describe it's actual movement and I am going from memory on mine 15 years ago. Push pin..pull pin...whatever..I just guess that the mechanism that moves the pin MAY not be moving it far enough to disengage the clutch. OR the clutch lever isn't pulling the cable as far as it's supposed t...
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch wont fully disengage
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Clutch wont fully disengage

Ok. The pushrod is moved by a plate with 3 bearings set in it.Rotate the plate and it operates the pushrod...Inspect this part...
Before you do..Remove the clutch lever and inspect the pivot pin for wear..The lever may not be pulling the cable far enough if the pivot pin is wallered out.
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch wont fully disengage
Replies: 11
Views: 246

Re: Clutch wont fully disengage

Sounds like you did everything right. More details may be needed to verify but it kinda sounds like the cam is worn. The part that the lever operates the push pin to disengage the clutch.The lever on the engine. When the lever is operated,a cam pushes the pin into the clutchpack to separate it.Ill l...
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 304

Re: Tire Replacement

If your going to replace the tires yourself... I would suggest using balance beads or some such thing.They really work. I also found it difficult to remove a tire from the rim..Way too much effort to get the bead off..the sidewall was hard and not very flexible... I did use a knife(after I broke the...