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by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 running hot on left side
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: GL1000 running hot on left side

It sounds like it has a good heartbeat.Now take on the carbs to feed it properly.Assuming the compression is good on all 4. Clean and sync them goes a long way. It should fire equally on all 4 at 8-900 rpm .I'd first start with some fresh gas..Get all the old stuff out of the tank and carbs..Add a b...
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Losing all voltage
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Losing all voltage

Also power distribution is kinda spread out over a couple pages.Especially 2-0..2-1..and 2-3...there you see the "tail/main"relay and the white wire power feed through the fuse.
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Losing all voltage
Replies: 8
Views: 168

Re: Losing all voltage

Yes.Same info I look at.
That relay is a common power problem area.This site has them in stock cheaper that the Honda brand named.
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 running hot on left side
Replies: 3
Views: 68

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: 8
Views: 168

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: 396

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: 396

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: 396

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: 396

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: 108

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: 108

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: 8
Views: 168

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: 183

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: 166

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: 166

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: 183

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: 93

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: 120

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: 310

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: 120

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: 310

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: 62

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: 112

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: 112

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: 112

Re: Rubber tab

Till you find one ...you can cut a inch length of fuzzy side Velcro and put it in the same place.