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by ct1500
Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump issues
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Fuel pump issues

All fuses are good everything except cruise control works as should ??? With key ON and cruise control switch to ON the cruise light should be illuminated, this verifies the ECM circuit is powering, does it? If your pulse generators are messed up or installed incorrectly it will not run. Any work d...
by ct1500
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump issues
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Fuel pump issues

First off there should be voltage to the fuel pump only during engine cranking or running. The voltage you are seeing is likely a stray voltage that is back-feeding either through a wiring problem or other areas of the harness that are currently disconnected? The miniscule stray voltage when connect...
by ct1500
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New video on common electrical problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: New video on common electrical problems

Were these figures actually measured or theoretical? Are you asking me? I do not deal with theoreticals. The mechanic taking measurements would usually be working in a shop situation where temps were at least 50 degrees and quite frankly testing in sub-zero climates is of no real use unless living ...
by ct1500
Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New video on common electrical problems
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: New video on common electrical problems

Question: Has anyone measured the current draw of an OEM GL1500 starter under load while cranking? Normal starter motor current draw on the 1500 is between 110-120A and makes little difference whether hot, cold or warm under typical conditions. :) Normal starter motor current draw on the 1500 when ...
by ct1500
Sat Mar 06, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can get in trunk
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Can get in trunk

This member had a similar situation.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=62630
And his write-up
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=62664
by ct1500
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Finding neutral?
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Finding neutral?

If your clutch is not fully disengaging it will cause the symptoms described. Check for a worn/hollowed out bushing (#2) and push rod (#1) at the clutch lever. These parts where they contact need occasional greasing. https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/cyclemax/showmodel.asp?Type=13&make=ho...
by ct1500
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 has a high idle but only sometimes
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: GL 1500 has a high idle but only sometimes

Hi all. I bought my first goldwing last summer. It's a 91 interstate. Serial #000001. Anyway I found when riding if I came to a stop it would sometimes idle high ( around 2000 rpm ). But only sometimes. I would guess around 25% of the time. Bike runs perfect otherwise. Any ideas? Thanks. Absent a b...
by ct1500
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 1500 SE No spark
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: 1990 1500 SE No spark

With key ON, kill switch to run and cruise button ON does the cruise ON light illuminate?
by ct1500
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is released
Replies: 13
Views: 1154

Re: 98 GL1500A Does not start until starter button is released

Mine does that even when I have it hooked up to a charger. It doesn't seem like that would be the battery? It sure can if your battery belongs in the trash or your charging system needs attention. If your spark plugs are fouled (black) from a rich running condition or short duration multiple startu...
by ct1500
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plug wires and caps
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Spark plug wires and caps

A good mechanic knows not to stake his work reputation on a simple wire resistance reading alone as it cannot tell how the wire is performing when the secondary 30kv high voltage is firing through. Back in the day before OBD just about every auto repair/tune-up shop had an ignition scope to read sec...
by ct1500
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Seeking expert spark plug readers.
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Seeking expert spark plug readers.

saamiam wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:38 pm Thank you Redwing.. that was indeed the culprit!!!
???What was the culprit and what did you fix?
by ct1500
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Position Lights (beside the headlights) not working
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: Position Lights (beside the headlights) not working

The position relay is a function of the turn signal switch. It shuts down the steady burn running light within the turn signal bulb when turn signal is activated. The position lights beside the headlight are a different circuit. Do your instrument lights work with key ON along with side stand light ...
by ct1500
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plug wires and caps
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Spark plug wires and caps

I have had a couple 1500's that had a bad spark plug wire. Most noticeable when engine cold warming up and identified by doing a cylinder power balance test. Just the one wire was replaced. They are not cheap at about $20 U.S. per. If in that deep with fans out now would be the time to do it (all). ...
by ct1500
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock oil/fluid
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Air shock oil/fluid

My plan is to use SS7 now, but before when I was reading the guide post I saw no mention of it and figured my SS8 would be good - until I read the bottle mention "not for use in rear shock applications" and was wondering why. Especially since it seemed to be similar to what most people in...
by ct1500
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air suspension???
Replies: 6
Views: 269

Re: Air suspension???

Sounds like there is no oil in the shock only air.
by ct1500
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 gl 1500i fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: 94 gl 1500i fuel pump

I had the petcock off of the bike and blew through both ends and still could blow through. Tim With the fuel valve assembled and off the bike in no way should you be able to blow thru the fuel ports. It is not assembled correctly. Watch this video for correct assembly, noting the metal plunger nub ...
by ct1500
Fri Jan 08, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 gl 1500i fuel pump
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: 94 gl 1500i fuel pump

. However when I removed the vacuum line to the petcock and let it run, it would never shut down for lack of gas. If anything, the petcock is not closing and it's open all the time. That is somewhat common on the 1500 due to manufacturing variation for the engine continuing to run at idle after rem...
by ct1500
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems...ARRGGHH!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Electrical problems...ARRGGHH!!!

Try swapping No. 3 tail/main relay with another. :) While out look for burned/melted wire connectors inside box which that relay plugs into.
by ct1500
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 62
Views: 1195

Re: Fuel Pump failure

I rebuilt the fuel shut of diaphragm a few months ago. works great. Have you tested the petcock with a vacuum pump to see if it will hold a vacuum and that the fuel carrying ports are then open and clear and with no vacuum applied that it closes? Some said about that big line only pressurizes the f...
by ct1500
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 62
Views: 1195

Re: Fuel Pump failure

The fuel pump can cavitate throwing out air bubbles into the output stream. That hose diverts air bubbles up and away from the pump and will have no affect on output pressure of sealed output hose during your testing with machine stationary.
by ct1500
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Seeking expert spark plug readers.
Replies: 8
Views: 621

Re: Seeking expert spark plug readers.

Your #1 plug is badly fouled so in essence the engine is running on 3-3 1/2 cylinders. First do a compression test on engine to eliminate mechanical problems with that cylinder. If spark quality is okay up to including spark plug then start looking into the carb.
by ct1500
Wed Dec 30, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Breather box
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Breather box

What is the part? Whats is its purpose? That pipe and the hose underneath does not carry intake manifold vacuum and has no affect on carburetor settings. It provides filtered fresh air for use in the PAIR system which controls emissions and also the Shot air system which aids driveability concerns....
by ct1500
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to access air/fuel mixture screw (s) ??
Replies: 14
Views: 443

Re: how to access air/fuel mixture screw (s) ??

The '88 machines did use a slotted head mixture screw where a regular flat driver would work. Not sure on the '89 model because that is one of the few years that has not run through my shop. '90 and up models all use the "D" bit for adjustment. The manual states to access through the reces...
by ct1500
Mon Dec 14, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Work shop light
Replies: 18
Views: 772

Re: Work shop light

I own and borrow a bunch of different rechargeable work lights and I long to use a regular old incandescent drop light. Some of the LED, Snap-On included, work lights throw very harsh near black shadows only lighting what is directly in front of it, incandescent bathes the work area better with ligh...
by ct1500
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak,,,,
Replies: 73
Views: 2401

Re: Antifreeze leak,,,,

Sassy wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:06 pm Pulled the fans out today, somebody else has been in here, wrong bolts, wire connectors not ptoperly located etc.
Tomorrow will start and run up the temp.
Fred
You don't know what you're up against until the plastic comes off these things. :(