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by virgilmobile
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Inop??
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Fuel Pump Inop??

Question..Are " we " working on the 1200 carb bike with the pulse type fuel pump or the 1200 fuel injected bike with the high pressure pump in the gas tank???
by virgilmobile
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Inop??
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Fuel Pump Inop??

Also..a digital meter won't display the voltage correctly.Its just not fast enough.The voltage at the pump appears very fast and only when the pump contacts close. And then it's gone when the pump cycles. So you might see a faint blip with a test light but not a steady bright light. That's the desig...
by virgilmobile
Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Inop??
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Fuel Pump Inop??

6 volts isn't enough volts to operate the pump. I'd bet that it takes 12 volts at 5 amp to get that thing to pulse. When the pump is at rest,there should be "almost"a dead short from the feed wire to ground.Its the coil resistance.Maybe a ohm or less.As soon as the power gets through the contact poi...
by virgilmobile
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start
Replies: 26
Views: 908

Re: Bike won't start

Keep in mind something about the fuel shutoff valve.
It's vacuum operated.
Check the hose feeding it.They tend to get hard and leak at the manifold.
Also..Do not open the throttle when trying to start the bike.You will loose vacuum to open the valve.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wont start take a listen
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: wont start take a listen

Sorry..I don't hear anything either.
Can you describe what it's doing?
Also..I upload my videos to "U tube" then paste a link here to it.
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No fire
Replies: 2
Views: 167

Re: No fire

The gl1100 has just 3 parts for spark. A pair of ignition coils...a pair of ignition modules and a pair of pulse coils. If you don't have spark on any cylinder,I'd first check that the coils are getting 12 volts with the key on...The kill switch is always suspect first. The second most common proble...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair
Replies: 37
Views: 12144

Re: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair

Yup...1/4 watt axial lead resistors are easy to get and work with.
by virgilmobile
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair
Replies: 37
Views: 12144

Re: GL1200 Speed Sensor failures & repair

Low voltage low power.Use a 1/4 watt resistor.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can't get over 4,500rpm in gear-Valkyrie help
Replies: 6
Views: 433

Re: Can't get over 4,500rpm in gear-Valkyrie help

I'll take a poke at this. Your engine can red line with no load. It gets progressively worse as more load is demanded. The 3 basics.. Spark..compression...fuel mixture. Ok.Compression not a problem. Sounds like the spark (may) be ok...altho a weak spark can cause this.Is the voltage at the coils ok ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How to pull the starter
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: How to pull the starter

On mine,I marked the case for alignment first then seperated the gearhead from the motor while it was still trapped.Put the gearhead back into the block and pulled the motor off first...Then the gearhead...Repair and reassemble the same way.Carefull about the alignment. A simple separation and it ju...
by virgilmobile
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 Goldwing
Replies: 4
Views: 420

Re: 1988 Goldwing

Do you mean that it's running but dies when you put it in gear or you can't get it to go in gear??? If it dies when selecting a gear....Put it on the center stand.(rear wheel up) and try again.A stuck clutch pack will kill the engine quick...you can even put it in gear..pull in the clutch lever and ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Headlights

By the way.If you cut the blue/white wire in the hi/low switch harness...that kills all the power to the headlights.
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Headlights

You might check at your parts breaker(junk yard) for that switch. The Euro wings did have a headlight off switch available.It mounts under the left lever housing.It is not available in the US but the mount is on ALL the Goldwings. A Euro manual would show where it's tied into. It basically cuts the ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 - need help with aftermarket front signals
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: 1981 GL1100 - need help with aftermarket front signals

I got caught once by color codes that were not explained on a LED light. The lamp had just a black and white wire. In my world(vehicles)a black wire is normally ground and white has power. In the world where this light was made (I assume commercial electric) the white was ground..Just like house wir...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 - need help with aftermarket front signals
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: 1981 GL1100 - need help with aftermarket front signals

Aftermarket lights.Are they LED or incandescent lamps? Do you have a wiring diagram of the new lights? LED lights will not work (flash)properly with the OEM flasher unit unless there is a load resistor attached to that LED or the flasher replaced with one comparable with LED lighting. Do not assume ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Inop??
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Fuel Pump Inop??

It does look like a black cube and is in front of the ignition coils. It's suppose to have steady 12 volts on the black wire with the key on/cranking/running.The other wire will have a short pulse on it when the pump cycles and is not easily measured with a digital meter.I saw it best with a test li...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio Volume up-down
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Radio Volume up-down

And yes.The cassette mute switch may be intermittent.Its suppose to pull the mute line to ground.Ungroundedtheres only about 3 volts on that line.Its possible that if the mute switch doesn't completely ground it there may be a bit of voltage on that wire making a partial mute.Just speculating tho. I...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio Volume up-down
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Radio Volume up-down

Not crud yet.
You say it's intermittent but never happens when using the cassette adaptor.This is a good indication that the cassette mute switch is suspect.
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio Volume up-down
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Radio Volume up-down

If it will help,you can read through all this stuff about muting the radio from the cassette.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=46640&hilit=Radio+v ... 25#p282984
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio Volume up-down
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Radio Volume up-down

So I gather that's not the problem?
There's other things too that mute the volume.There inside the radio tho.
The first thing I'll guess at is the cassette "in" switch.I found a bypass for that in the radio.Soldering a jumper to bypass it.
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio Volume up-down
Replies: 11
Views: 381

Re: Radio Volume up-down

Radio volume change could be affected by the cb squelch even if the cb volume is all the way down.Turn the cb off.
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Inop??
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Fuel Pump Inop??

By the way.The fuel relay is up front.Bout center and near impossible to get to.
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Inop??
Replies: 13
Views: 597

Re: Fuel Pump Inop??

The gl1200 fuel pump system is a odd duck indeed. However I did figure it out. The "relay" is a ignition coil activated load switch. It does not continuously provide power for the pump.It switches "on" when there is ignition spark AND when the pump contacts are closed. When running normally,a test l...
by virgilmobile
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle wont start because neutral light won't light
Replies: 15
Views: 3719

Re: Motorcycle wont start because neutral light won't light

Does anyone know where that switch located on 1983 goldwing gl1100. I have same issue neutral light on and no crank no start. The 83 has a neutral switch behind the front cover and a switch on the clutch lever. If your neutral lamp is on and pushing the start button won't crank the engine,you'll ne...
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light
Replies: 9
Views: 409

Re: Neutral Light

The switch only gets activated or pushed when in neutral.It's not a gear selector switch,just a neutral indicator switch.