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by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?

Because there's no "adjustments" for the clutch lever...if the operation seems off..do check the clutch lever pivot pin.That little part that pushes the master cylinder piston in...Seems I recall that's it's a common wear part.Either the pin outer shell is worn,the lever is worn or the contact divot...
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake light switch issue
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: front brake light switch issue

Another possibility would be a worn lever bushing, not allowing the lever to engage the switch properly. This is true for the neutral saftey switch on the clutch lever..The brake light switch is actually turned off when the brake lever is in the rest position..Pull the lever releases the switch plu...
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: (R) Turn Signal won't work '83 Aspy...bad switch ?
Replies: 2
Views: 51

Re: (R) Turn Signal won't work '83 Aspy...bad switch ?

Well my schematic shows "Orange and Light blue" coming out of the switch cluster being the switch output to the lamps...I'd be tempted to locate them as close to the switch assembly and probe each for volts as you operate the turn signal...If one works and the other does not...your switch is in need...
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake light switch issue
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: front brake light switch issue

Usually those switches last many many years... I can only speculate....When they quit working can you simply unplug the wires from it..touch them together and the brake light works??? Verifying that the switch in it's current condition is not working? If so..next is to slowly operate the brake lever...
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?

When I squeeze it, and let it out, it starts to grab about 3/4 of the way out and does not fully engage until about 90% released. Ya know...this sounds a bit far.. My88 is quite different. Mine starts to grab a bit less than half way and fully engaged at 3/4... Your pressure return port on the clutc...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 22
Views: 623

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

The award is allowing us to post our opinions...
It's all good.
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo Down
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Speedo Down

Know somebody who can "print" one?
"thingiverse.com" has one listed..search "goldwing"...
Just a option...I've never printed one so I don't know what material to use but there's plenty of info about it.
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake light switch issue
Replies: 8
Views: 136

Re: front brake light switch issue

Or is it the hand brake lever operated microswitch that lights up the brake lamp.?
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 22
Views: 623

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

Ouch...I understand flash floods...Two years ago one took 90% of everything I had.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 22
Views: 623

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

wingdings wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:35 pm
Virgil mobile is a legend on here - he's usually never wrong along also with mike b - D :D :D ...
Awwwww. How nice...thanks for the moral boost...

I use the "KISS" method...and root cause analysis.
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 Wing quit on me!
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: 83 Wing quit on me!

Because you heard the same noise..it's not a fuse blowing....It's a electrical arc..Either coming from a bad connection at the battery posts or ..if there perfectly cleaned and tightened...the starter solenoid...due to the engine not turning over.(hydrolocked). Does the headlight come right back on ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 Wing quit on me!
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: 83 Wing quit on me!

Yellow wires have to do with charging the battery. If your lights do come on,try to start it.When you release the start button the lights should come back on. Usually a "snap" noise is from a arcing connection ..I usually suspect corroded battery contacts then loss of all power but may return after ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 83 Wing quit on me!
Replies: 12
Views: 245

Re: 83 Wing quit on me!

If you turn the key back on does the headlight work?
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 Ltd - Starter button not working
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: 1985 GL1200 Ltd - Starter button not working

The clutch lever has a switch..When you pull the clutch lever this switch closes and enables it to start"in gear"...between the clutch lever and the neutral switch is a diode... assuming that your neutral lamp does light..this diode is bad...
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 Ltd - Starter button not working
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: 1985 GL1200 Ltd - Starter button not working

Pull in the clutch lever and try to crank it.
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1426

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

By the way...there is a way to build what your talking about...The area that's off the print bed has to be supported by a sacrificial lattice "scaffold"...
If you can post a picture I'll give it a go.
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1426

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

I'll look into the cover you described..Just to see if it can be modeled for the printer.
Was that a cover over the existing part or did it replace it?
by virgilmobile
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 38
Views: 1426

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

3d printing is a challenge...It's nothing like molding plastic into a shape. You can't print in mid air and there is a maximum angle or ledge that you can get the plastic to form to... Everything is printed from the bottom up and ( on my printer) has a maximum size of 220mm square box... Larger item...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: no tail lights no brake lights
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: no tail lights no brake lights

Ok.Heres a wild guess..just because the schematic is tough to follow on my phone screen... Remove the left pocket and the narrow shelter cover to the right of it..Look in the bottom of the pocket on the inside.. You will see a bunch of wires going into a plug..It's the faring interconnect to the bik...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: no tail lights no brake lights
Replies: 8
Views: 249

Re: no tail lights no brake lights

Question..does your Tach work?
It uses the same power as the temp/fuel gauges
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Switch Wiring 81 GL1100 vs 83 GL1100A
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Neutral Switch Wiring 81 GL1100 vs 83 GL1100A

Sheesh...without both of them side by side and removing the front cover I couldn't say... I suspect that the 83 has multiple wires to feed the display gear indicator where the 81 only needed the neutral lamp. What would you loose? Obviously the gear indicator and cruise if it's outfitted. If these a...
by virgilmobile
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No spark and no fuel pump
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: No spark and no fuel pump

Very good easy testing.Good find of the problem.Thanks for the information.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse-not so much
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Reverse-not so much

You are quite welcome...Thanks for tolerating my "tact" or lack thereof..I try not to waste a bunch of your time chasing "might be" problems.
I am glad you did find the problem too.
by virgilmobile
Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse-not so much
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Reverse-not so much

And a lot of the reverse electric is around there..Good thought.Keep us posted.Good luck.