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by ct1500
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting gremlin.
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Starting gremlin.

'88 and '89 models use a two post starter, one for battery (+) via relay A and the other lead going to ground (-) via relay B. With all the hands involved in this starter I would have to assume someone did a simple bench test to see if it turned when connected to a 12V source? Take a test light or m...
by ct1500
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My 1993 GL1500 won't idle, can someone help me?
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: My 1993 GL1500 won't idle, can someone help me?

Well, I will try to answer your questions as best I can. I bought the wing in 2002 with approximately 34000 miles on it. It has always had a slight (+or- 100 rpm) rpm fluctuation so a year later I rebuilt the carbs and replaced the vacuum line underneath the rubber mat because it had a tiny hole in...
by ct1500
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 30
Views: 1102

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

Fuse #13 has nothing to do with the start/reverse circuit, shaded fuses/relays on the schematic are the only ones involved. If pulling your #13 fuse has an affect on reverse operation then there is a short/miswiring job. When was the last time the machine worked correctly and what work has been done...
by ct1500
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 30
Views: 1102

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

Fuse #13 is in the Relay box next to the Fuse box labeled "Backup". This always-on Circuit supplies power to clock and radio preset memory among other things when the bike is off. I would normally expect to see only 50mA or so draw on this circuit. Not on your Goldwing. Max current draw service man...
by ct1500
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 30
Views: 1102

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

Has anyone had a problem with the battery draining below starting level after sitting for 3-4 days? I have a new battery and new alternator, the reverse circuit seems to be a possible culprit. The 5amp fuse # 13 is hot at all times drawing 0.6 amps even with the key off. Is this normal? Help would ...
by ct1500
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can't get over 4,500rpm in gear-Valkyrie help
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: Can't get over 4,500rpm in gear-Valkyrie help

What I found was that my throttle is limited. Over around 1/4 throttle I have absolutely no power, it starts engine braking if I go over 1/4. I think that is what's limiting my rpms. Until 1/4 throttle I have plenty of power. Being able to rev an engine in neutral is fairly meaningless as a no load...
by ct1500
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rattling in cylinder
Replies: 9
Views: 1353

Re: Rattling in cylinder

The screens are flame arrestors BTW. I would tend to agree with other posters about someone being in there previously as the old head gasket looks a little too pristine for my eyes. ;). No fluke.
by ct1500
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 2229

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

Well I think what is going on is the carbs were dialed in at 4000+ feet and I live at sea level with most of my riding in the low desert, considering even in the dead of winter here I can pump the throttle once and start the bike without the choke I figured it's probably a touch rich cause of the j...
by ct1500
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear shaft
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: Gear shaft

Wow, the heat from welding that plate would likely have destroyed any seal that close. Time to replace the shaft. :x Pictures?
by ct1500
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 2229

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

Holy Cow!!!!!..............after reading that I went out and pulled the rear spark plugs to see what they looked like to make sure that I wasn't running 75% rich on the carbs.............I would like some of you experienced veterans to take a look at them and tell me what you think..........they lo...
by ct1500
Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 93 1500 SE Carburetor
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: 93 1500 SE Carburetor

That hose would go to the CA emission EVAP (purge valve) located on left side near drain hoses and reverse lever. A black circular device with three hoses to it.
by ct1500
Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hot weather vs cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Hot weather vs cold weather

When it's hot (summer) my 92 GL1500 Interstate will run rough when accelerating from about 1200 to 1500+ rpm like when coming out of a turn from a corner. But when it gets cold, below 50 degrees for our 3.5 days of winter, it runs very well and smooth at that acceleration. Is there a sensor that mo...
by ct1500
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 98 Goldwing Opinions
Replies: 8
Views: 337

Re: 98 Goldwing Opinions

A starter should last a very long time. ;) Could be it needs reverse gears in which case it might not be such a bargain, a roll of the dice. The owner could simply have the starter replaced and get much more money for it???????
by ct1500
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4 wire harness id help
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: 4 wire harness id help

The four wire colors coincide with the dealer installed CB option. :D
by ct1500
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: left turn bias
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: left turn bias

If the pull to the left was there when you bought it then it was likely wrecked and something is bent. You will be lucky to get 10k miles out of the Stinkos.
by ct1500
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help identifying function of this tube manifold.
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: Need help identifying function of this tube manifold.

Those three pipes on the left rear of engine carry manifold vacuum, no coolant involved.
by ct1500
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4 wire harness id help
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: 4 wire harness id help

What year and model do you have? If you don't have the radio fader knob/CB (lighted) switches on left bar then those wires are likely used for that (SE) option.
by ct1500
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Alternator Plug
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Re: GL1500 Alternator Plug

The connector socket is two position "T" shaped. Blk/Lt Grn wire is ignition feed and goes to top of "T" along with noise suppressor wire. Bottom of "T" is not used.
by ct1500
Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fork springs help.
Replies: 17
Views: 555

Re: fork springs help.

Simplest way to replace fork caps is off the bike. Have an assistant hold upright with upper extended and slider resting on floor. With appropriate socket, extension and ratchet bear straight down on cap compressing spring until touching upper threaded portion, then have assistant turn tube engaging...
by ct1500
Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: bike barely runs
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: bike barely runs

Backfire through the intake on right side could be a crossed/misfiring plug wire. Plug wires are numbered 1,3 and 5 for right side front to back, check that they are correct. If correct there, although unlikely someone could have attached them wrong at the coils. Right coil is 1, center 3 and left 5...
by ct1500
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: bike barely runs
Replies: 12
Views: 445

Re: bike barely runs

i have an 88 goldwing 1500. hit a bump and lost right side of motor.have had alot of work done since to no avail. had new timing belts, pulse generators ,coils and plugs,had carbs rebuilt and seems i have no fuel going to one side of motor. could ecm be bad or bas be failing. at my wits end as well...
by ct1500
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil spray from exhaust pipe
Replies: 22
Views: 1275

Re: Oil spray from exhaust pipe

I started my bike up after she sat for the last month while I found her a fresh set of carbs. After some trouble getting the carb floats adjusted properly she started right up at a pretty high idle (2k-3k rpms). I would have busted out the sync to get the idle rpm down but I'm pretty sure she spray...
by ct1500
Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 737

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

What is the mileage on the machine and did this problem suddenly appear, any events/work precede this condition?
by ct1500
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 GL1500a Trike Will not start
Replies: 15
Views: 766

Re: 1991 GL1500a Trike Will not start

Unfortunately the issue still is not resolved. Not sure where to go from here. I cannot get it started unless it is above 64 degrees. Normally I can turn on the key, see all lights on the dash flash, push down then choke and then I am able to turn it over with no issue. If it is below 65 degrees, I...