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by virgilmobile
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Off topic.Ford explorer noise found
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Re: Off topic.Ford explorer noise found

It seems to be the Ford's with the 5.0 and having the 8.8 limited slip dif & disk brakes.Both 2wd and awd.These we're 96,98 and 99 years. All from 150k to 220k miles. Found a very small lateral play in the pinion shaft and no preload left on the bearings. The odd part was the "no noise on decelerati...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Off topic.Ford explorer noise found
Replies: 2
Views: 30

Off topic.Ford explorer noise found

I can't find ANYTHING about this problem on the internet. 3 different Ford explorers. 96-99 years. From 3 different states. All with the same differential noise. A steady increasing noise while accelerating or cruising..Mostly starting at 40mph BUT goes dead quiet on deceleration... Isolated it and ...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 89 gl1500 headlight issue
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: 89 gl1500 headlight issue

I'm not looking at a schematic yet but this is weird.Your key is off and the low beam is on??? Let's isolate this quick...Remove the low beam relay..does the light go off? Are there any extra stuff hooked to the bike...Headlight modulator..?Extra wiring and fuses that don't look OEM?..There always s...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 GL1200A Electrical Issue - Solenoid?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: 1986 GL1200A Electrical Issue - Solenoid?

It looks like a lot of DIY wiring there so I cannot tell what they go to.You need to follow them to the original wiring. .By your pictures,the solenoid has the small 4 wire plug still there..I'm guessing that it's still ok and just the red wires need to be delt with.The green wire...may be something...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 GL1200A Electrical Issue - Solenoid?
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: 1986 GL1200A Electrical Issue - Solenoid?

Basic...the starter solenoid...it has the battery cable to it and then goes to the starter..The solenoid "needs"the 2 small wires to make it click. The 2 large red wires need to be bonded together (the ones from the harness) and a Honker of a fuse holder (#12 at least and what you have looks ok) wit...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: No start
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: No start

Yeaaaaaaa.Good job. :D
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: No start
Replies: 6
Views: 78

Re: No start

I'd first remove the negative battery connection then the positive one.
Scrape both clean..including the battery post..Put them back...positive first then negative...Secure with German torque.
If it doesn't start right up,measure the battery volts when you try to crank it.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Ltd runs to rich
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Ltd runs to rich

I'd first check one easy thing. From dead cold,start the bike..don't rev it up...try to just let it idle for 7-8 seconds and shut it down...Very lightly tap each exhaust header...A proper running engine will have equally warm exhaust pipes. The cold one(s) are the problem area. From this you can che...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing 1500 1988
Replies: 17
Views: 528

Re: Goldwing 1500 1988

My 88 flooded on the right bank.The bowl vent was plugged.Remove the crossover tube and verify both carbs are venting.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 941

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

Hi, So in this sort of scenario, I find it's best to just start with what happened initially. The smoke I think is the biggest clue we want to track down. The smoke had to come from somewhere and if the smoke corresponded with the bike stopping running, it's a fair assumption that it had something ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 498

Re: At wits end . . . .

Even tho you you had good fuel at the seat,it may not be making it to the carbs.
My first suspect is the vacuum fuel valve/vacuum line feeding it.
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement

You can take a look through this post I did about mine.It may give you ideas.If your new key switch assydoes not include the switch and wiring you'll have to cut the outer casting away from the switch.viewtopic.php?f=6&t=35868&hilit=Flooded+bike&start=50
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement

If it's like my 88..the 2 bolts holding the switch to the frame are security bolts.Had to use a cold chisel to break them loose and pliers to remove.I replaced them with regular bolts. Also...I hope your getting a new switch and wiring along with the housing...As I recall to remove the actual switch...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

In the last couple of months,I have learned the "tricks" to get the DIY printer to do exactly what I want.I spend more time at the computer modeling than setting the printer. Getting a DIY printer set up... Well first thing is to be certain you get the original..I've heard of problems with the "look...
by virgilmobile
Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

The only way I could justify the cost was to be able to make something that is not avaiable anywhere... I initially wanted one to make something for my Goldwing however it wasn't worth the cost of the printer..let alone the many hours learning how to 3D model in a computer program (of which I still ...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Y'all wanted to see. Each layer of the part is 0.1mm thick.. It's about 180mm long , 25mm wide and 5mm thick.. This amounts to 50 layers it has to print. The extruder travels up to 60 mm/second. The part will take a bit over 3 hours. Total time on the printer for the texture mat and both parts is 10...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New fuel pump not working, 94 1500 esp
Replies: 13
Views: 484

Re: New fuel pump not working, 94 1500 esp

I'd first use a test light where the electric goes into the tank and see if there's volts there.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Motor seized
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Motor seized

Sure. Pull the oil drain plug and see what comes out...If oil came out of the starter hole I'll bet the bottom end is filled with gas or water. Be prepared..there's gonna be a lot coming out too...A couple gallons wouldn't surprise me. Even this may not be a deal breaker...further inspection is in o...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light does not work.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Neutral Light does not work.

If you want to verify that the switch is bad...turn on the key and short the light green/red wire to ground at the plug.This should light up the neutral lamp. I disassembled my switch...A real pain...almost ruined it too.. The wiper was worn and the landing pad seemed too small.I just cleaned it up....
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

By the way...Due to the cost of a top of the line printer that can print large objects I opted for a DIY kit...Lots of adjustments and tinkering but cost effective...and there's plenty of online support of which some of it is wrong. It's the original Anet A8..not the Korean look alike. I only got it...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Guess what...I just made a replacement for mine...Ya want the model file.?
A pain to print it in ABS plastic due to inherent shrinking but I resolved that too.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Running Rough with Fouled Plugs
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: GL1500 Running Rough with Fouled Plugs

My 88 had flooding on one carb...
Found that the bowl vent was plugged on that side.
Remove the crossover tube and see if each vent is clear.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light does not work.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Neutral Light does not work.

Some have had some improvement using the trigger wheel replacement.
I found on my 88 that the accelerator pump didn't work very well at all.Had to replace the diaphragm and "O" rings on the coupler tube.I also lifted the slides 3mm.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral Light does not work.
Replies: 10
Views: 339

Re: Neutral Light does not work.

I'll address the neutral lamp first. My88 is poor at lighting up the neutral lamp..It's the switch... I can get it to light most of the time if I switch from first to neutral but rarely from second to neutral. You may try cycling back and forth between these two gears...effectively moving the switch...
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 smoking black, horrible mpg
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: 1989 smoking black, horrible mpg

How bout a little history or timeline.. Did it ever run ok for you.?? Or are you fixing up somebody's else troubled bike. Did it come to you with this new exhaust and this problem? We're the carbs rebuild to solve this problem? What has been tried to fix this problem so far.? Have the timing belts b...