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by ct1500
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse gear relay and something else..
Replies: 6
Views: 131

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: 12
Views: 359

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: 131

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: 12
Views: 359

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: 8
Views: 246

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: 8
Views: 246

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: 494

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: 40
Views: 616

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: 20
Views: 364

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: 40
Views: 616

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: 40
Views: 616

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: 40
Views: 616

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: 15
Views: 346

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: 15
Views: 346

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: 355

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: 355

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: 355

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: 387

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...
by ct1500
Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)
Replies: 30
Views: 2638

Re: Do spark plugs really go bad? (Ponderment)

We hear advice and read about replacing spark plugs in so many threads regarding poor running engines, high speed misfiring, low speed hesitation, left bank not firing, #3 cylinder not firing and the list goes on..........Well I wonder how many times spark plugs have been purchased and installed fo...
by ct1500
Wed Nov 21, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: Recommendations

I was tipped off by Bellboy to this thread and would love to go through this machine, thanks Bellboy. Unfortunately winter is here with snow and below average temps working in the garage I cannot do. I PM'ed this to the author in Israel. :x Colchester is 15 minutes away

Thanks
JD
by ct1500
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: FUEL PUMP
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Re: FUEL PUMP

Without a visual on the MC to see what has been done/condition it is and not knowing the history of repairs or added devices. It sounds like you have something mis-wired or a low grade/intermittent short/path to ground or faulty supply/relay voltage. You need to identify the particular circuit invol...
by ct1500
Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pilot screw
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Pilot screw

The confusion may stem from the fact that within the idle fuel circuit a tiny amount of air is mixed in via an air bleed so there is a mixture of both that the needle of screw acts upon.
by ct1500
Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 GL1500 fuel problem
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: 1989 GL1500 fuel problem

All those vacuum hoses attached around the upper perimeter of the carbs are air bleeds for the circuits (idle&main) within the carburetor to meet emission requirements of the day. They will lean out mixtures via the air jet controllers. There is also an altitude compensation system among those hoses...
by ct1500
Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pilot screw
Replies: 4
Views: 235

Re: Pilot screw

Yes the fuel mixture screw meters fuel just like every other carburetor ever made, out for more (richen) and in for less.
by ct1500
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: sporadic fuel issue
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: sporadic fuel issue

The 1500 fuel pump dies a slow death with symptoms of reduced fuel pressure. Easiest way to confirm this intermittent problem which only happens at road speeds is to tee a fuel pressure gauge into the fuel line and tape to the shelter where it can be seen. This will allow you to monitor the fuel pre...