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by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 running hot on left side
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: GL1000 running hot on left side

You'd be surprised how well a wing will run on 2 cylinders. Keep in mind that this bike "runs" from 185° to 205° and the exhaust headers well above 400°. Address the cold side first... Spark..fuel..compression... All in the correct amount and order... Which one is wrong? From a cold engine start..id...
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Losing all voltage
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Losing all voltage

Step 2..with the key on and the bike dead..Check for volts on fuse #8..Use the frame for the meter ground..
If volts are there, remove and substitute relay#3 with another.Its the main power relay.
Don't turn off the key...We want to test for volts when the bike is dead.
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 15, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

Generally not..However I was successful in getting one to work again...Not that I would rely on it, but ok for a backup..
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

Mtrdrms wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:39 pm

Yes, i did keep the pump. Why?
Just wondering if you were going to keep it for a spare fixer upper to have on hand.
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

Also smoking is a normal thing.Especially if it's been on the side stand for more than a day.It usually burns off pretty quick.
By the way..didja save your old pump?
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

Nope..gas goes in..floats rise and shut off the gas.
I've used a Q tip and brass polish to clean the seat too.Always test on the bench.It takes too much time pulling and putting just to find the same problem.
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Tension
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Timing Belt Tension

You got it.
Just wanted clarity on the function of the spring that's attached to the idler.
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Tension
Replies: 4
Views: 95

Re: Timing Belt Tension

[quote=RBGERSON post_id=272243 time=1534252004 user_id=10865. They are made not to stretch??? and the tensioner adjusts itself anyway. [/quote] This is true.the belts will not(should never) stretch . However...the tentioner does not adjust itself..It's suppose to be spring loaded for the initial ten...
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Losing all voltage
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Losing all voltage

When it's dead,measure the battery volts with the key on ..
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stupid timing belt question
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Stupid timing belt question

I purposely leave mine on the sidestand..It helps clear the bugs as I get my bucket on. :D
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help ease
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Need help ease

Oh..now I understand.
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help ease
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Need help ease

Does your tach not work?
My 88 tach had a bad capicitor in it.It had almost no movement on the dial.
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stupid timing belt question
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Stupid timing belt question

It's not uncommon to "see" a half tooth off...A full one is a lot easier to spot. I have to get ground level with the marks to line them up.What looks like a half tooth off looks ok when viewed straight on. A full tooth off can result in a poor running engine....maybe a burping in the intake or exha...
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Sticking Rear Brake
Replies: 4
Views: 83

Re: Sticking Rear Brake

I'm a word...YUP...
There's a very tiny pressure bleeder hole in the master cylinder that's plugged.
by virgilmobile
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: All turn signals flash when one side selected
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: All turn signals flash when one side selected

Weird problem...Operate the Hazzard flasher switch a few times.Stuck perhaps?
by virgilmobile
Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carburators
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: carburators

When you first try to crank it.Do you open the throttle or leave it closes and do you use the choke first thing and how much?
by virgilmobile
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 stumbles
Replies: 2
Views: 117

Re: GL1500 stumbles

When you get it to act up slowly pull each of the 3 plug wires on one side..one at a time..not completely off but enough so you can hear the snap... Do they all sound the same?
by virgilmobile
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carburators
Replies: 12
Views: 308

Re: carburators

Does it backfire into the intake or exhaust?
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Carbs and Carb Repair
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: 1200 Carbs and Carb Repair

If you have already done carb service,the 4 carb setup isn't any different.Theres not a lot of space to get the carbs out but it can be done in a hour or so.There removed from the left side .They must be pre-tested on the bench before putting them back.Only because of the time it takes for R/R.They ...
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rubber tab
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Rubber tab

I suppose if you can't find OEM ones,you could slice the side open a small rubber hose and cut to length.
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rubber tab
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Rubber tab

As a matter of fact...I use small fuzzy Velcro pieces all over the bike...Like the inside lip of the trunk lid...Side covers..etc...You can see where the two parts rub and squeak or rattle.
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rubber tab
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: Rubber tab

Till you find one ...you can cut a inch length of fuzzy side Velcro and put it in the same place.
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 382

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

It may also just be gummed up.Id be tempted to soak it in 50%ATF-50%Acetone mix for a day... Hook power to it and thump on it a few times with a screwdriver handle.If it takes off running submerge in a gallon of gas an run it open discharge back to the container.Cycle the pump several times over a f...
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 gl1200i burping bogging at liftoff
Replies: 8
Views: 217

Re: 86 gl1200i burping bogging at liftoff

The loud clicking is normal as the pump ages.It also is most likely to fail at the most unlikley time. There is a rubber damper inside the pump housing that's bout gone.It keeps the piston from slamming to the bottom of the housing.I've heard of piston getting stuck from pieces of the old damper and...
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork air pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Re: Front fork air pressure

When I was doing my 1200,I used a quick connect bicycle pump.Hit it 3 times and checked the pressure.Let the air back out..hit it 6 times and checked the pressure..This gave me a approximate pressure per pump stroke.Mine settled at 6 strokes for 5 pounds.Once a week or so,I'd discharge them and 6 st...