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by ct1500
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lake of the Ozarks Trip Part 3 of 3 (aka Charging Issue)
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: Lake of the Ozarks Trip Part 3 of 3 (aka Charging Issue)

I have the battery hooked up to the tender, and hopefully I'll have time to try and start it up on Saturday. One of the guys that helped out has a brother with a Goldwing and he thinks it's the stator or possibly the fuse. How can I distinguish of it is the alternator or the stator? Thanks - Doug Y...
by ct1500
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Carb Control Unit
Replies: 14
Views: 235

Re: GL1500 Carb Control Unit

On the other hand I highly doubt the current hesitation you are attempting to correct now with a 1988 service bulletin has been with that machine for over thirty years. Someone somewhere would have likely taken it to the dealer if it was there when new. Not every '88 was affected. Many other compone...
by ct1500
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 GL1500 fuel pump replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 239

Re: 94 GL1500 fuel pump replacement

Greetings Fellow Riders. ok hear's my Issue. I own a 1994 gl1500 aspencade. Im pretty sure the fuel pump died on it. i have fuel as well. Thank You First verify the pump is indeed defective before replacing :idea: parts. Apply 12V to forward most insulated terminal on fuel pump cover and check for ...
by ct1500
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Bike won't start

Hope someone can help. I have a 94 SE 72,000 miles. If it sits for more than 2 weeks (unfortunately it happens), it will not start unless I put gas down the carbs. I can actually run the battery dead trying. If it only sits for a week , it will start right up. I have no idea what this could be. Goi...
by ct1500
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HUNTING IDLE, DEAD SPOT OFF IDLE
Replies: 22
Views: 934

Re: HUNTING IDLE, DEAD SPOT OFF IDLE

How long have you owned this machine and when did the problem start?
by ct1500
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud clunk after take off
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Loud clunk after take off

I have an interesting problem. I recently replaced all rotors and pads and rebuilt the calipers. Now when I accelerate from a stop I occasionally get a loud clunk that I can feel in the foot pegs and seat this happens more frequently after warmed up on the highway. I've rechecked everything loosene...
by ct1500
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition problems
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: Ignition problems

First of all thank You for a very good forum and letting me in. My name is Eric and I live in Finland. I have been riding bikes since I was 16. Everything from Ducati, Royal Enfield etc etc... I am not a mechanic or electrician but I am a private pilot and like to solve problems in a systematic way...
by ct1500
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed

I'll need to take the whole back off also when i push start button there is a click in the relay box but no clicking at starter solenoid A or B to the right of the battery. is this due to the power not reaching them? thanks The clicking relay in the box is for the headlight cutout with start button...
by ct1500
Sat Aug 31, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed

I missed the part about the test location. In that case then yes do as directed for reverse lever and 5A fuse.
by ct1500
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 267

Re: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed

Hello, I was following a previous forum from 2016 have power to my ignition switch... all lights except for neutral and reverse come on. click at relay box but no turning over. jumped the solenoid and it started. New battery yesterday. have power to the brown/red leg to reverse relay switch but not...
by ct1500
Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Valve Thermo
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: GL1500 Valve Thermo

Hi it appears this part is no longer avaialble under the many different part numbers, as I am replacing the thermostat and piped and I have a leak at the Carb heat Exchanger I was going to replace this part while the bike is stripped down however I have been unable to find a part , so can anyone ad...
by ct1500
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive issue.
Replies: 11
Views: 909

Re: Final drive issue.

I have a1996 GL1500 SE I did post this same yesterday But not under final drive. I'm not able to remove the drive shaft from the differential. It's stuck Any help would be greatly appreciated. Push the shaft in then give it a good hard tug out using your feet to hold the drive. Greasing is required...
by ct1500
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1094

Re: Carburetor flooding

Whoa now. Normal fuel pressure for the 1500 is 1.5psi, others have used that non OEM pump and have not had flooding afterwards. Even if it were 4psi or so, healthy carbs can handle that. Remember your ride sat for three years, check your float and float valves first before going way off track with t...
by ct1500
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! removing fork seal..no joy
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: Help! removing fork seal..no joy

Honda uses thread locker on those cap screws. Heat the head of screw for about 15-20 seconds with a mapp gas torch then proceed to loosen with air/electric impact wrench. This is all done with springs installed and tube cap installed pushing down on slider slightly. Slowly release, turn over and rem...
by ct1500
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1094

Re: Carburetor flooding

It is never a wise idea to blow compressed air into an assembled carburetor and would likely not remove the crud causing the problem anyway.
by ct1500
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shipping GL1500 Engine
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: Shipping GL1500 Engine

Due to the weight it would have to go motor freight with one of the LTL carriers such as UPS freight, FedEx freight or R&L carriers. Strap the engine securely to a pallet after first covering top of pallet with plywood, block and brace engine using wood blocks to prevent tipping. Shrink wrap the aff...
by ct1500
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Charging Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 349

Re: GL1500 Charging Issues

Sounds like you are relying on an on board volt meter which could be flaky. Always use a test equipment meter with leads attached at the battery posts to diagnose charging system, then at the alternator output post with (+), then with the negative terminal on a good engine ground point.
by ct1500
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bearing nois from engine or ?
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Re: Bearing nois from engine or ?

The intake AIR hose at bottom right front of air cleaner box if not connected will cause a rumbling or gurgling sound more or less with the intensity under your observation and description.
by ct1500
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 17
Views: 710

Re: Electrical issue

You sure the engine is not locked up? Remove access cover over front crankshaft bolt and try to turn. Installation of the starter needs to go straight in while reverse lever down and not using bolts to force starter in. Some simple voltage checks at B relay large lugs and then at starter post itself...
by ct1500
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charge at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Charge at idle

Stock alternator is only 40 Amps max output at full revs. Even fully excited at idle RPM bike consumes slightly more than the alt can put out at low speed. It's not that it isn't putting anything out at all. Doesn't take much of an RPM increase off-idle for the voltage output to come up. Just don't...
by ct1500
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charge at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Charge at idle

I have done some searching on this forum and from what I can see it looks like the Alternator is not supposed to charge while at idle? I have a volt gauge and I never get any charge till I rev it up. I thought that it would not charge till it reached 2000 or so RPM and then it would charge even at ...
by ct1500
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone

On the way home (slow, easy riding) from dinner last night w/Mrs Mini, all of a sudden I started to hear what sounded like lifter noise. I pulled over, made sure the oil level was good and continued slowly to ride the final five miles home. The noise didn't get worse or louder and I was able to det...
by ct1500
Sat Jun 29, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing the trunk side lights on 1994 GL1500SE
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Removing the trunk side lights on 1994 GL1500SE

The judicious use of a die grinder with cut off wheel for nuts will do the job without destroying the trunk.
by ct1500
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1825

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.