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by ct1500
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lets talk dogbone fuse
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: Lets talk dogbone fuse

Maxi fuses are used in the trucking industry widely available with every 10A step to fit any need and low cost.
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by ct1500
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Starter issue....
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: GL1500 Starter issue....

Where is click coming from? When pushing the switch, headlight relay in relay box drops out, that is one click and normal. When it will not start try pulling reverse lever up a little bit and back down a few times while keeping button pushed in. If still no start then the reverse switch/cabling is p...
by ct1500
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild
Replies: 25
Views: 1303

Re: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild

The accelerator pump is temperature compensated in cool/cold temps it passes more fuel for a better shot to aid driveability concerns, in warm temps it is negligible shot. The operation of pump is covered in the '89 european service manual. We used to chill parts with Freon liquid for testing but re...
by ct1500
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz

If I recall now the drop was substantial maybe on the order of around 200RPM for the CompuFire, OEM alternators no drop.
by ct1500
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz

A winner on the other site. ;) The answer is: One of the first 1500's I ever worked on was for a man who wanted his Compu Fire installed. After brakes, belts,exhaust,carbs,fluids,fork seals,driveshaft boot and of course the alternator It was time to back it out of the stall for him to pick it up tha...
by ct1500
Sun Jul 05, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz
Replies: 13
Views: 300

Re: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz

CrystalPistol wrote:
Sun Jul 05, 2020 11:32 am
Lay down on your back and ease your head under the bike (or trike) and look up … or use a mirror.
Negative, no cheating involved. You have seen it hundreds of times but never made the connection to an OEM ride.
by ct1500
Sat Jul 04, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz
Replies: 13
Views: 300

GL 1500 Compu Fire trivia quiz

I have a way of knowing if a GL1500 has a CompuFire HO alternator installed without any panel removal or test instruments involved.
Anyone care to venture a guess how it is done? :)
by ct1500
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike hesitation after half throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Bike hesitation after half throttle

Good old mechanic in a can. :D
by ct1500
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike hesitation after half throttle
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Bike hesitation after half throttle

Sounds like a classic case of auto petcock failure. In front of the gas cap is the petcock with a vacuum line to it. With engine running and hose removed hose should be pulling a vacuum. Attach a vacuum pump to petcock and pull a slight vacuum which should hold steady.
by ct1500
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:33 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl100 hig rpm
Replies: 3
Views: 174

Re: Gl100 hig rpm

Did you bench sync the carbs?
by ct1500
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cannot locate coolant leak
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Cannot locate coolant leak

After obvious and known leak areas such as reserve tank grommet, radiator cap and lower hoses it is time to remove the fans. Pressurize system with a tester or run engine until hot watching temp gauge (due to no fans) then shut down and with the aid of mirrors and flashlight or remote camera pinpoin...
by ct1500
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Misfire above 2000 RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Misfire above 2000 RPM

Is there something I have missed? Some observation and diagnosis. :) With air filter box removed and using sight, sound and feel at flame arrestor screens which cylinders are causing the popping or is it the whole crew? A lean running issue can cause the symptoms you describe and I would start with...
by ct1500
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies
Replies: 17
Views: 313

Re: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies

I would agree about the first time posters. Many look for a simple "what part" will fix my problem answer on a barn find machine when in reality it takes diagnostics, tools and work effort for a successful repair.
by ct1500
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What it is?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: What it is?

Shortly after buying my GL1500 I also found one of those bouncing around in the trunk. Seems the little plastic clips just under the knob tend to break off allowing the assy to pop back out of its assigned location. May be a common problem because Cyclemax keeps them in stock. Mine have also taken ...
by ct1500
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What do these plugs go to?
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: What do these plugs go to?

If your Panasonic factory radio does not work it is because those connectors are not plugged into it.
by ct1500
Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What it is?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: What it is?

The underside of the trunk has lockable helmet holders, those are the release levers which belong inside the trunk and by turning will release the catches.
by ct1500
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing a couple of the relays in relay box left side
Replies: 22
Views: 350

Re: Replacing a couple of the relays in relay box left side

It looks if the fuses were removed it might sneak out of there. When the cover is out trim a little plastic off that cover on the left side for next time.
by ct1500
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: REBUILDING CARBURETORS
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: REBUILDING CARBURETORS

The only one for 8mm was for the 88 model year they then went to 7.5mm. I just set for the short side of 8mm. :) When setting float height the spring loaded needle tip does not get compressed.
by ct1500
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: REBUILDING CARBURETORS
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: REBUILDING CARBURETORS

8mm for setting your float height. What is the history, had it been sitting around? Did you install new Honda float valves?
by ct1500
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle rise
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Idle rise

When did the problem first appear and what other work was done since this started? Barring the obvious due to throttle linkage issues an area that might be checked is if the cruise control actuator/system is problematic (vacuum/linkage) when there should be zero vacuum and slack. A hanging shot air ...
by ct1500
Thu Jun 18, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting

Year and mileage, did it ever tow a trailer?
by ct1500
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Idle rise
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: Idle rise

Why an idle speed of 950RPM when spec is 800 +/- 80, does it have another undesirable trait at spec? What happens to idle/running quality when it is set to 750RPM?
by ct1500
Sun Jun 14, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling Fan Motors
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Cooling Fan Motors

I think thebruce did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night and was on the mark. :) The fans will draw about 5A.
by ct1500
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: milky oil
Replies: 13
Views: 367

Re: milky oil

Pressure test - 15 psi for 20 seconds. I thought 6 seconds was too short also. 20 Seconds :lol: The cooling system with engine running stays pressurized for hours on end. Pump it up and watch gauge for at least five minutes. Are you losing any coolant? That means checking level in radiator under ca...
by ct1500
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 77 GL1000 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: 77 GL1000 Questions

Slow air jet? Lower numbers give more fuel? Are these jets submerged in the fuel of float bowls?