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by virgilmobile
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuelpump relay
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: Fuelpump relay

True.88/89 used a "relay" to operate the pump.Later models were powered direct from the module.Check for main power at the module first.
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Running rough/ lights and gauges sporadic
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Running rough/ lights and gauges sporadic

Your gonna have to stabilize the electrical before going deeper.. Spuratic voltages...Start at a common point..Start the bike and measure the voltage directly at the battery posts.Do inspect then for being loose or corroded.. If it's jumping all over the place,unplug the voltage regulator and check ...
by virgilmobile
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lighting issue
Replies: 5
Views: 142

Re: Lighting issue

I guess a better answer would be to ask a question. Have you identified why the lights "surge"? I'm sure there would be some increase in brightness as the rpm's go up but I really never noticed that on any of my bikes. However...Note that my charging system was very stable and any voltage drop probl...
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

You can leave the 5 wire plug off as well. As far as what I do..I learned how to read those fold up road maps to navigate our road trips when I was very very young...Reading schematics is the same...Just a road map to different places..each place has it's own character... Lemme know if it works..I'm...
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Here's the reason there's volts with it unplugged and keeping it muted..if you follow the mute line on to the main board,you see a resistor tied to it and being feed from a 4.9 volt power line..this keeps it muted till you short the line to ground.with no volts going up on these lines,the mute circu...
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Here ya go..iffin you can solder...attach a small wire to the jumper just above the big plug..You should leave it unplugged..attach the wire to a ground..I'd think even under one of the screws would be fine.The jumper is about the size of a paper staple close to the plug.Heres the pictures.Its J110 ...
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

I know exactly what's wrong. In a nutshell..the big main board supplies that voltage on the casette mute wire..the cassette circuit board is suppose to keep it grounded for normal volume..Just like what you saw on the mute button wire.. The casette board or something attached to it is bad telling th...
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carter fuel pump problems
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: Carter fuel pump problems

Popping in the exhaust is not a lean condition..It's unburnt fuel igniting.Seafoam the fuel too and run it like you stole it.
Goldwings are starved for attention...they get all cranky when left in the dark.
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Oh by the way.the big connector connects the main board to the cassette controller board.It has all the mechanical function controls and mute circuits.
Any you may have difficulty getting a connection to that wire at the plug..you can "skin" a bit of insulation off with no side affects.
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Sorry to keep bugging you and I know this is taking FOREVER...but time allows just so much. Can you plug it all back in..go back to the picture of that big plug(15 wire)..test pin5 for volts..if there's any volts that's the reason it's muted...the cassette circuit is suppose to hold it to zero volts...
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Well that's not what I expected..We just about got this down to a problem in the innards of the radio...
I'm plum out of ideas and tests.Sorry.
All that's left is troubleshooting on the radio itself..
That's gonna get technical.
by virgilmobile
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade Ignition Rebuild.....
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade Ignition Rebuild.....

I did..I'll look for my posts about it asap.
Are you good with small tools?
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Here ya go... I was partially right..the cassette does have a mute function...In the 2 button version (RM-1500A) the cassette mute comes in along with the audio head circuit on that 5 wire plug... IMG_20181107_214130.jpg On your model 3 button model (rmg30) the mute comes in on the other plug...It's...
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Ah..the 3 button is almost the same radio.I got it's schematic so I can go through this again..Back as soon as I get through.
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

I just got the manual for the other model of radio.My manual is for the 2 button one.The 3 button one is different.I have to review it's hookups.
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

That shouldn't have caused a problem.
Does your radio have 3 small buttons on the right side or 2.?
by virgilmobile
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Well at least you confirmed it's not power related causing it .I'm trying to think of anything we could have missed. I don't want to just tell you to replace it without positive confirmation that the radio is just bad.. I'm not a parts changer. I'm trying to come up with a way to isolate the radio f...
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Last thing I can come up with tonight.. With a volt meter measure volts between pin 17(green ground) and pin 9(light green/black switched ignition power). Then between 17 and 18(red/yellow backup power). Don't put the meter on the battery.check it at the radio plug with the radio running. Both wires...
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Well just pu...Just low volume on all 4 speakers...I'm still working on it.I appreciate all the details..it helps isolate the problem..
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Just verified..the radio does provide the volts to the mute button blue wire.
It's called a pull up circuit..a 1k resistor from 5 volt power.
Onto the next.
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

By the way,does your bike have that fader control?
Rear speakers?
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

Looking at the bike wiring..from the mute/search switch assembly there's 4 wires. Green/black is common to all parts..It also shows that in the unmuted position the blue/black and green/black are tied together and when you push for mute there disconnected...This leads me to believe that the blue/bla...
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

As I understand,the "I simple" device is a aux audio input and transmitts it to a FM radio station...So we're still working with a low volume problem.
by virgilmobile
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 low volume on the radio
Replies: 54
Views: 914

Re: gl1500 low volume on the radio

A quick look...It shows the possible source for the electric comes from the radio On the green/black wire..it feeds both the mute and tune up/down control