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by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting problem
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Starting problem

When you measure the "battery"..use your meter connected to the frame and the solenoid post..turn on the key and push the start button.Does it still read 12 volts?
A common missed fail point is the battery ground lug at the frame...Looks tight and good but often corroded.
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Low oil cutout switch
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Low oil cutout switch

Did your oil light come on when the bike was running?
by virgilmobile
Tue Aug 21, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Low oil cutout switch
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Low oil cutout switch

The OEM gl1200 does not have a oil level sensor,just a pressure sensor.
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 20, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Too Good to Be True?
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Too Good to Be True?

Only a up close inspection can say.Person to person to bike. If you get a sob story like ...It was my husband's and it's too painful to talk about..etc...Send a deposit....Or it's in storage now...That's a key to a scam. Never divulge your info or give away your money till you have proof..including ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston

You noticed that too.Probably cause it was gold.
by virgilmobile
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: starter button
Replies: 1
Views: 56

Re: starter button

If I had the exact dimensions I could computer model one and print a "look alike :ugeek:
by virgilmobile
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 fuel pump
Replies: 12
Views: 217

Re: Gl1500 fuel pump

There's also the vacuum valve between the pump and the carbs.It won't open till the bike is being cranked with the throttle closed.
by virgilmobile
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 running hot on left side
Replies: 5
Views: 133

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: 211

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: 211

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: 5
Views: 133

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: 211

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: 435

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: 435

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: 435

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: 435

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: 141

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: 141

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: 211

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: 214

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: 190

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: 190

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: 214

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: 111

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: 150

Re: All turn signals flash when one side selected

Weird problem...Operate the Hazzard flasher switch a few times.Stuck perhaps?