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by ct1500
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another full choke runner
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: Another full choke runner

I noticed that when I back off the choke to the point of the bike dying, and then reapply it, that it seems that there is a whoosh of vacuum release tied to that action. Is that consistent with anything or normal? Not a vacuum release. A carburetor controls RPM for a given load by the amount of thr...
by ct1500
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: waterless antifreeze
Replies: 26
Views: 1613

Re: waterless antifreeze

Yes the temp will rise at high speeds and this is because the coolant is taking the heat from the heads like regular anti freeze can't do, The reg anti freeze scalds away from the hot head there for it's not getting hotter because it's not doing it's job where as the Evans is taking that heat in th...
by ct1500
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '92 carb base settings
Replies: 4
Views: 387

Re: '92 carb base settings

A properly functioning carburetor does not allow fuel to drip out of the slide needle port at an idle. Venturi vacuum is needed to draw it out which is only available twisting the throttle hard and fast at idle or while underway with throttle opened a good bit. Slides are the carburetors secondary m...
by ct1500
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Only runs with choke open
Replies: 7
Views: 523

Re: Only runs with choke open

Been There/Done That: Run a whole can of Sea Foam in a tank of gas. You may have to run a couple of tanks to clean the carbs out but, keep the choke on slightly until it starts to clean up and idle higher. Soon, you will be able to take the choke completely off for a smooth idle. Russell I would er...
by ct1500
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Odd choke problem

offcenter wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:21 am
LOL!! Leave it to me to come up with a problem that no one has ever heard of before. I hope someone here can shed some light on it. It's annoying.It's like someone put a return spring on the choke.
Could some unintended lube have gotten in there recently while spraying the switches etc.?
by ct1500
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Odd choke problem

It is not at the carb end, look to the control lever for a friction adjustment.
by ct1500
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 19
Views: 809

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

You likely have a varnish build-up in the low speed (pilot) jets. More often than not no amount of carb clean and compressed air can get this very hard varnish out and they will need to be gone through with welding tip cleaners making sure not to remove any brass enlarging in the process. It is alwa...
by ct1500
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse gear relay and something else..
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Reverse gear relay and something else..

OK get back with the year and will tell how I would proceed.
by ct1500
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 19
Views: 809

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

I made some small adjustments to the synchronizer screw and I could get the popping to go away but it still misses between 2000 to 2500. I guess I'll need to get some gauges to sync the carbs. Do you know where I can get the vacuum fitting for the right bank? Many will start jacking sync screws loo...
by ct1500
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse gear relay and something else..
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: Reverse gear relay and something else..

Hi guys, I have two questions that bother me: - where is reverse gear relay located? - what is that electronic box on the picturess? What for is that box, all information will be welcommed.Thanks in advance Piotr Do you mean reverse relay switch? That would be under the seat on the thin crossmember...
by ct1500
Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 19
Views: 809

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

The 1500 ignition system is pretty much bullet-proof. Most running problems can be traced back to carb and mixture problems. Remove air box cover and air filter. With a can of carb clean crotched road test bike to the offending RPM and hold there then spray the carb clean into one for a test then th...
by ct1500
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: High idle question

The mixture (pilot) screws control amount of fuel entering engine.
by ct1500
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: High idle question

The amount of air entering the engine is determined by where the throttle plates of the carburetor are positioned, almost closed for idle up to wide open.

To this air entering the engine fuel is metered in by way of the mixture screw, out for more and in for less.
by ct1500
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How Lead-Acid Batteries Work
Replies: 6
Views: 581

Re: How Lead-Acid Batteries Work

Generally a good article but the author is in error about current leakage of 20 milliamps. Factory spec for current draw is not to exceed 5mA.
by ct1500
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE
Replies: 45
Views: 1835

Re: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE

I'll try and add a picture once I get all the damage exposed. So far I just see four wires melted but I haven't been able to get it much more of the harness cuz it goes behind the frame. You found the source of the short which is good. Now you have to determine the why as to not get a repeat after ...
by ct1500
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1338

Re: Battery type

I just wanted to post a note here... I am sick and tired of AGM batteries and I bought my last one 07 August 18. I know this because that is the date I wrote on it six months ago when I bought it. I have been through about 4 or 5 AGM batteries over the last few years. They die. Well, all batteries ...
by ct1500
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE
Replies: 45
Views: 1835

Re: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE

Thanks for your input CT1500 but I was able to unplug those three Junctions and it still has a short but at least we've eliminated those three. Could it be right in the ignition switch seeing's as soon as it goes from accessory to ignition the fuse blows? Nope, power feed is battery, ign switch, fu...
by ct1500
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE
Replies: 45
Views: 1835

Re: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE

There are two red connectors above fan, you sure the right one got disconnected by confirming wire colors? If fuse #11 15A only blows with relay 6 installed it pretty much narrows it down to Blk/Lt Grn trace wire which is main feed. With C43, 55 and 57 disconnected now undo C315 yellow connector beh...
by ct1500
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE
Replies: 45
Views: 1835

Re: 2000 GL1500 blowing fuse IGN START CRUISE

I would bet the problem is in the right handlebar multi-function switch for kill switch. Disconnect C57 above the right fan or just open the switch looking for the short if you can understand electrical circuits, doing so will start to narrow down the problem. C55 and C43 will also be involved if C5...
by ct1500
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500
Replies: 20
Views: 738

Re: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500

Reverse module is on the left side of bike from operators perspective.
by ct1500
Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500
Replies: 20
Views: 738

Re: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500

Gerry1965 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:11 am
Question if the ecu is up on the right side of the tank what are the 2 black boxes on top of rear wheel internal fender?
Gerry
The reverse and cruise control modules.
by ct1500
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow to start when wet
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Slow to start when wet

I am going to replace the plugs and go from there. Years and not miles probably getting to the plugs. Was riding yesterday and twice the engine hiccuped one time while cruising at speed, Kinda gets your attention when this happens Spark plugs will either work or they don't with some varying degrees...
by ct1500
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow to start when wet
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Slow to start when wet

Plugs were changed about five years/ 40 k miles ago and wires probably never. I have read on some forums that wires are never an issue but mine could be different https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=38533 You however are reporting a problem unlike the thread linked.
by ct1500
Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Slow to start when wet
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Slow to start when wet

When were the spark plugs last changed? :lol: Seriously, old possibly fouled and widened gap spark plugs can require more voltage to fire and lead to the breakdown of now 30 yr. old plug wires.

If it were my ride plugs and wires would be on the to do list.
by ct1500
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which wing?
Replies: 8
Views: 468

Re: Which wing?

The 1000 after 22 years would need more work than it is worth. :( The 1500 is one of the most complex and difficult to work on/diagnose motorcycles ever made. As the Ern mentioned earlier plastic can hide a multitude of problems and you do not know what lies beneath until removed. One must be famili...