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by virgilmobile
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Kick Stands
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Kick Stands

After I cleaned up the mess :P ..Hot chocolate is worse than coffee.
No..I'm not aware of one.However I can imagine that one could be fabricated by your local welding shop.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Rattle
Replies: 23
Views: 1267

Re: Trunk Rattle

On my 1500 I had rattling everywhere..It is over 30 years old.. On mine and another fellow with a 1800, I opened the trunk lid and carefully inspected the "lip" where they overlap..It was easy to spot every place where the 2 plastic parts were rubbing together..Out comes the magic.. A strip of fuzzy...
by virgilmobile
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '75 GL1000
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: New to me '75 GL1000

Very first thing...Pull all 4 spark plugs and HAND crank the engine..Don't even attempt to start it yet...
I always suggest to see if the engine is runable before doing anything else.
by virgilmobile
Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Busted aMOSa starter
Replies: 12
Views: 464

Re: Busted aMOSa starter

Somebody may have a spare gearhead laying around...I'll look too.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1200 Aspencade Ignition Switch Voltage loss
Replies: 4
Views: 4077

Re: GL1200 Aspencade Ignition Switch Voltage loss

Although not a good idea.(except by me)..after the cleaning the contacts, I rubbed a bit of Mercury on the contacts and removed the excess...The Mercury provides a perfect connection and won't wear off. I hollowed out a divot in the end of a pencil eraser..captured a dot of Mercury and rubbed.. Neve...
by virgilmobile
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Interesting restart issue

Keep in mind..This is just the first step .
I don't want to mislead you into thinking I have the solution...
by virgilmobile
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Interesting restart issue

If start with a load test on the battery. Even tho they crank over ok,the voltage may be dropping off a bit too much to get a good spark. It's the easiest thing to check. Do you have a voltmeter to monitor the battery volts while cranking.? I put one on mine..It still cranked ok but the battery fell...
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 GL1500 carb pilot screw
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: 98 GL1500 carb pilot screw

When you identify them take a picture and post it.
I'm sure your not the only one looking.
Keep us posted.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 GL1500 carb pilot screw
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: 98 GL1500 carb pilot screw

The drain screws are attached to the bowl..The idle screws are attached to the carb body.They may not look the same.There may be a restrictor cap or a cover on them.Can't seem to find a quick picture but Google images should reveal what your looking for.
by virgilmobile
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 GL1500 carb pilot screw
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: 98 GL1500 carb pilot screw

I'll bet 10 cents that what you see is the carb drain screws.Not the idle jet screws.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 gl1500se carbs
Replies: 19
Views: 875

Re: 97 gl1500se carbs

I also had one carb flooding after "rebuild".
It wasn't the floats or needle.The bowl vent was plugged.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Why am I not getting power?
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Why am I not getting power?

Ok.I did a read through... Quick test... Voltmeter attached to the frame and probe the threaded stud on the starter where the power wire is attached..Is there volts when you push the start button?. If none..move to the threaded stud on the starter solenoid (starter side)..same test..Is there volts? ...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Starter

To the best of my knowledge..NO.
The 88/89 uses a 2 post electrical connection.Both positive and negative connections.90 and up use a single positive post.
As plug and play it won't electrically be the same..
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Only runs with choke open
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Only runs with choke open

My very first guess is both slow speed jets are near (or)plugged.Same happened with mine.Only would (idle down to 1500 rpm) if I kept the "choke" on a bit.The "choke" is a fuel enriching valve not like the older choke style that closes off the intake. You could try some snake oil...mixed results. Or...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Houston we have a problem
Replies: 21
Views: 609

Re: Houston we have a problem

I suspect a loose or corroded connection at the battery and a questionable alternator(brushes). This would explain the sudden death of the bike.At a idle,the alternator may not have had enough power to run the bike and with a bad connection at the battery,it wouldn't be able to sustain the power dem...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM

Half the resistance..When I heard the different spark,I removed the coil pack (3coils)and measured primary resistance.I found the center coil resistance much lower than the 2 outside coils.You don't have this problem...You day all the sparking is even..A good sign..Move on to the belts.
by virgilmobile
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM

There probably was..I didn't even look.I did comparison measurements.The middle was half the resistance of the other two.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 19
Views: 787

Re: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM

Yes the bike will run "one tooth off"..not the best however.. Easy to check on the 1500...watch the belt tention. Let it idle and slowly pull each plug wire off the plug..just on one side..listen to it snap..move to the other plugs...They should "sound" the same..snap snap snap..nice and loud..A goo...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 444

Re: High idle question

Yes...Mine took just a half turn in each. I call them slow speed idle jets.700-900 rpm range.One turn either way makes a big difference on each carb. Difficult to reach through the front even with the 2' long screwdriver. There is a procedure called "idle down adjustment"...near impossible to do wit...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500

You must keep both pulse coils,ignition coils,power and ground to get a spark...The fuel pump is triggered from a ignition coil primary.
Ignition timing is altered by vacuum and gear position switch (4th and 5th gear).
Do you have a manual with the schematics for the bike?
by virgilmobile
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 transmission not engaging.
Replies: 11
Views: 423

Re: GL1200 transmission not engaging.

Unless I'm wrong(this has happened) doesn't the 1200 have hydraulic operated clutch? Sure sounds like the clutch isn't fully engaged.. First suspect is a plugged pressure return port in the clutch master cylinder.. If I'm right about this,you can quick test by pulling in the clutch lever just a bit....
by virgilmobile
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

Yes.Should there be a bad connection , current won't flow through.Always test for volts at the part that doesn't work when you expect it to be working.Both the positive and negative connection. I assume that sense you can force the fan to run,it must be ok and you are loosing power to the fan or not...
by virgilmobile
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 535

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

12 volts is applied to the blue wire..it flows through the windings of the motor and exit on the black wire.If that wire is not grounded there will be volts on it.As soon as the black wire grounds (thermal switch) the circuit is complete and the fan spins. The wiring method seems backward from what ...
by virgilmobile
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Low Beams not working
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Low Beams not working

Rule out everything first...Does this bike have a separate relay for the high and low beam like the 1500 has?If it does,swap them and look again.