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by ct1500
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas Leak
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Gas Leak

With a trouble free engine idling pushing a slide open will not make any change whatsoever. When pushing your left slide open fuel is dribbling out and flooding that side which should not be happening. High float level, blocked air bleed or way out of whack sync are likely causes and yes you need to...
by ct1500
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing 1500 1988
Replies: 16
Views: 364

Re: Goldwing 1500 1988

Every other 1500 on the road runs just fine with the stock spark plug and had nothing to do with your problem so go back to a standard plug. You likely have an issue with the right carb running rich.
by ct1500
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 869

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

The black meter lead always stays on the common (COM), your red is in the current reading plug which is not for voltage measurements. The fine print on the meter current reading port states max. 10A unfused which was presumably breeched and likely cooked the meter. Some meters of that ilk will be fu...
by ct1500
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse cables
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Reverse cables

They just make a simple loop under the frame and on top of rubber mat.
by ct1500
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Beware-credit card fraud
Replies: 9
Views: 307

Re: Beware-credit card fraud

Identity theft is a crime that does not get investigated and no one gets prosecuted unless you are a big Japanese (go figure no less) corporation (Sony) who had their email system hacked a few years ago and everyone from Obama, CIA, FBI all got involved. Something wrong with that picture or is it me?
by ct1500
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel
Replies: 19
Views: 576

Re: 1992 gl 1500 turns over no spark, no fuel

I would not bet my life on what the 1500 manual states as there are inaccuracies, omissions, errors and hold-overs from previous year manuals after changes were made. Only the '88-89 models had the 2 second fuel pump prime when key 1st turned on. To the OP there gotta be more to this story. What is ...
by ct1500
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: total power loss
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: total power loss

Check for a blown 30A main fuse which is attached to starter relay A just to the right of battery.
by ct1500
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Engine swap

Use your '95 water pump, intake manifolds/carbs, gear position sensor and starter on the '89 engine as those parts had revision changes.
by ct1500
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter problems
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Starter problems

Is this question regarding your 1983 or just what?
by ct1500
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Where is air outlet location
Replies: 2
Views: 166

Re: Where is air outlet location

The air hose outlet will be found in the right saddlebag.
by ct1500
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

It may have been camera angle in first pic but this one I would not be concerned about anything.
by ct1500
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY
Replies: 11
Views: 329

Re: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY

A high charging voltage will deplete electrolyte and should not be much greater than around 14.2V. A wet cell battery is old technology and has been stressed over and over on the forums to use an AGM type which eliminates the maintainance of checking levels.
by ct1500
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This could be a new one. Short to ground.
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: This could be a new one. Short to ground.

15V? Something going on there as it should not go that high. Did the alternator shop put a load on the alternator? They should have told you it is charging X amps @ X voltage.
by ct1500
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This could be a new one. Short to ground.
Replies: 20
Views: 579

Re: This could be a new one. Short to ground.

My alternator & battery are new, but the alternator seems to be dumping everything to ground, 12.2V. Bike runs great for about 8 miles until the battery dies. Remote the alternator to a different battery and it charges at 13-15 volts, increasing with RPM. No recent maintenance activity, just died o...
by ct1500
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 gl1500 back fires when on throttle
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: 98 gl1500 back fires when on throttle

Popping back through a carb when cracking the throttle open is often a symptom of a very lean mixture and would usually be due to a carb not being able to supply the correct volume of fuel in either the main or secondary main circuit or a vacuum leak in one of the emission components. Does it pop ba...
by ct1500
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: choke stuck closed
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: choke stuck closed

The choke rod on the left carb faces forward and right carb rearward. A vertical spring loaded shaft via linkage under the air horn is what operates the in-out of the rods. Remove the air box and spray carb clean on these areas while moving choke lever to dissolve any build up of crud which should t...
by ct1500
Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail
Replies: 22
Views: 689

Re: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail

Haley wrote:
Sat Jun 02, 2018 9:02 am
Disconnecting the alternator did not stop the battery drain rate of 2.8milliamps.
Your mA draw is well within specs and considered normal, it is not a problem.
by ct1500
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replaced entire rear end (bags/trunk) on '88 with rear end from a '96 now Starter will not work
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Replaced entire rear end (bags/trunk) on '88 with rear end from a '96 now Starter will not work

Just transferring the plastic would not cause any problems. If you used the electrical parts/wiring harness of the '96 rear where the cruise/reverse modules and diodes are located then yes that will cause problems as the 88-89 wiring is unto itself. This makes the most sense... Do I need to replace...
by ct1500
Fri Jun 01, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replaced entire rear end (bags/trunk) on '88 with rear end from a '96 now Starter will not work
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: Replaced entire rear end (bags/trunk) on '88 with rear end from a '96 now Starter will not work

Just transferring the plastic would not cause any problems. If you used the electrical parts/wiring harness of the '96 rear where the cruise/reverse modules and diodes are located then yes that will cause problems as the 88-89 wiring is unto itself.
by ct1500
Thu May 31, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for new radio knobs
Replies: 21
Views: 1230

Re: Time for new radio knobs

It's odd, because I have NEVER had this brake cleaner do anything to ANY other plastic on my bike before. In fact, in the picture, you can see the fuel door flap right next to the knobs, which is clearly unpainted ABS, and also got splashed - but was completely unaffected. The Panasonic radio knobs...
by ct1500
Mon May 28, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Machine won't run well, even after professional carb cleaning
Replies: 41
Views: 1166

Re: Machine won't run well, even after professional carb cleaning

How do I test the pump, petcock, and filter to see which ones is responsible? Fuel filter is easy to quick test, put your lips to it and if you can blow through it is not clogged. Take the hose that goes to filter from fuel tank and crank engine over, gas should flow. If OK reattach hoses and remov...
by ct1500
Mon May 28, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Machine won't run well, even after professional carb cleaning
Replies: 41
Views: 1166

Re: Machine won't run well, even after professional carb cleaning

I have found a possible culprit, the accelerator pump does not prime when the bike key is on or when I go to move the throttle. No gas comes out the little fangs, I call them, on top of the carburetors. I figured this out when I looked and didn’t see any gas. I dropped a little gas in each hole and...
by ct1500
Sun May 27, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 973

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

The axle floats and is self centering while torquing and you sure don't want to start tightening a pinch bolt first to make everything seem OK gap wise, pinch bolt always gets tightened last. The gap does seem a little excessive and the first thing that comes to mind would be the distance collar tha...
by ct1500
Sat May 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Too Much Vacuum?
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: Too Much Vacuum?

Well then it must have been smaller restrictors I concocted. My mercury stix were on loan and have since gone back to use them. BTW what line did MotionPRo sing to you as to why it was not working as designed?
by ct1500
Sat May 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Too Much Vacuum?
Replies: 13
Views: 566

Re: Too Much Vacuum?

Common issue when using those gauges on the 1500 engine. My solution IIRC was to use two tubes of the tool for each intake manifold and/or lower the engine RPM a bit. Their fluid is too lite IMO.