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by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help ease
Replies: 6
Views: 95

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: 6
Views: 95

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: 5
Views: 100

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: 55

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: 107

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: 298

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: 107

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: 298

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: 56

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: 93

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: 93

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: 93

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: 17
Views: 269

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: 216

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: 294

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...
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

Cool beans..Took the wibbly wobblies right out.
Didja check the rubbers on the shock mounts while you were there.Mine we're all but gone.
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Horn Relay Wiring for 77 GL1000

I will suggest putting the fused battery connection to terminal #87.If #30 is used,the center blade #87a will have power on it when the relay is NOT energized.
Just a safety thing...no sparkies..
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Maybe a silly air ride question
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Maybe a silly air ride question

It's not so much heat as it's pre load pressure +the bikes weight+maximum bike load capacity+maximum shock compression (hitting a bump) that's been calculated into the shock design to handle the pressure so it won't blow the seal. I can't imagine , if maxed out what the pressure could spike to.Hunde...
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Maybe a silly air ride question
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: Maybe a silly air ride question

Max pressure unloaded.Ignore the rest.
I ride two up at 40 psi.Adjust as needed but don't exceed the Max unload pressure.
by virgilmobile
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 943

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Here's a few pictures.Print your ABS using the PLA bed temperature.
The ABS won't let go till the PLA has cooled.It sticks so well it warps the PLA.






by virgilmobile
Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 943

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

I too am missing one of those covers - great idea to print them. I will have to look into your technique for texturing - interesting. Thanks I have a glass plate,blue painters tape...2 coats of thinned white Elmer's glue as the bed pre-heats...then I print a thin layer of PLA plastic.I "textured" i...
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: loud ticking lower right side of engine...
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: loud ticking lower right side of engine...

Before you panic and sell it for scrap...do the Sea foam again.This time run the full recommended treatment and time..change the oil and filter.Test again. It does sound like a "lifter"sticking. The bike does not use a lifter in the same way as your truck had them.They move very little under oil pre...
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 gl1200i burping bogging at liftoff
Replies: 8
Views: 216

Re: 86 gl1200i burping bogging at liftoff

Accelerator pump?
If you add 1/4"choke" does it do exactly the same.
Is there plenty if torque after it catches?
Like pulling your arms loose torque.
Are the slide diaphragms free from pinholes and move butter smooth.
Watch the slides with a mirror.Do they all jump the same when the throttle blipped?
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark on two plugs 85 Aspy
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: No spark on two plugs 85 Aspy

The pulse coils(pulse generators)... There's 2 of them.. Measure there resistance from the ignition module and again where they plug in from the engine to the harness. Suspect one is out of specs or corrosion at either plug. There is a very small voltage on these and any corrosion will weaken the pu...
by virgilmobile
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fan Sensor on a GL 1500
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Fan Sensor on a GL 1500

Hmmmm.Mine quit too.Altho it was submerged in flood water for 2 days...
Gas smell...Just a drop of gas from the fuel valve is annoying and hard to locate but usually the first suspect.