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by ct1500
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cannot hold rpm at 1k
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: cannot hold rpm at 1k

ba7 wrote:
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:04 pm
if i block the right carb it revs.
if i block the left it dies instantly.
what is this an indication of?
Right side of engine is running lean due to either vacuum leaks or carb/carb related issues with the emission-driveability systems.
by ct1500
Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rant. about the module on the throttle mechanism on the carb
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: rant. about the module on the throttle mechanism on the carb

I think you are referring to the throttle cancel switch for cruise control. Follow the wire back to the connector left side of frame and disconnect, then you have the extra reach you need.
by ct1500
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Losing all voltage
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Losing all voltage

Follow the + battery cable to starter relay A to the right of battery. Mounted to relay A is a 30A fuse holder, check the wiring there for bad connections and melting especially if your friend has added electrical devices to the machine.
by ct1500
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cannot hold rpm at 1k
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: cannot hold rpm at 1k

The accelerator pump is manufactured temperature compensating, more shot when cold little to none when warm.
by ct1500
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 418

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

That pipe is used when CA emissions are installed and would direct fuel vapors back into the engine. Fuel leaking out of there means one or both carbs are flooding out due to float-float valve issues.
by ct1500
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cannot hold rpm at 1k
Replies: 19
Views: 378

Re: cannot hold rpm at 1k

The accelerator pump is not the cause of the RPM jumping from 1k to 2k, pump only helps to prevent a hesitation when opening throttle. I would be looking at main jet, air jet controller problems etc. The engine is not advancing until the secondary mains start to open hence no fuel provided by mains ...
by ct1500
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Radiator
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: GL1500 Radiator

The 88-91 GW used a different coolant hose routing as you have found out with an incorrect right radiator. Bite the bullet and bring to a radiator repair shop to install a hose fitting for new radiator, you do not want to just disregard this coolant hose as it is the by-pass. Later years were water ...
by ct1500
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bloody Hell just look at this !!
Replies: 20
Views: 481

Re: Bloody Hell just look at this !!

First off it's NOT my bike but I have just seen this on another post and it scared the pants off me, apparently the guy was riding down the road and felt the steering a bit strange so started to brake and slow down, He never got to a stop because this happened!! Looking closely at the front you can...
by ct1500
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carburators
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: carburators

Check your spark plugs and if they are old and carbon fouled that will cause a hard start condition. If unknown when they were last changed just go ahead and replace. A leaking float bowl gasket(s) will also require a long cranking time to refill bowls with gas to start. A properly tuned and running...
by ct1500
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting

Before I did this I wanted to see which side was positive and negative, doesn’t really matter but I was curious so when I had the injectors out of the bike I turned the key on and tried to find the negative side of the plug by checking continuity from negative battery terminal to either side of the...
by ct1500
Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting
Replies: 5
Views: 212

Re: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting

So you do have some spark when cranking and if fuel was present it should start. You can try a slight shot of starting fluid in the intake to see if it wants to start. I suspect a no fuel condition getting to the injectors, find the fuel pressure service port and depress the valve, if pump and regul...
by ct1500
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 GL1500A stumble off idle
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: 95 GL1500A stumble off idle

Most likely the idle jets/circuits are still partially plugged or it has a vacuum leak(s). Does it also surge when holding throttle at 1200RPM?
by ct1500
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about timing belt components
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: Question about timing belt components

After the belts are on and you have rotated the engine a couple turns, turn it a little more in the normal direction (CCW) until you feel the straight side of the belt get tight against valve spring tension then loosen and retighten the tensioner bolts. That should get the belt tension just right. ...
by ct1500
Wed Aug 01, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Headlight failure at night

It is 99.9% of the time owner add ons that cause electrical issues other than the self inflicted. :)
by ct1500
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Headlight failure at night

Give it a more localized whack/jiggling/poking/prodding above the left fan where the connectors are for the left pod.
by ct1500
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Left side carb seems to be spitting up some gas
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Left side carb seems to be spitting up some gas

Can you get the 36-42 MPG that most seem to report?
by ct1500
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing Revers Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: Goldwing Revers Issue

These two threads need to be combined.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=44556
by ct1500
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing Revers Issue
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Goldwing Revers Issue

Does the oil pressure light work? Does the neutral light go out and R light illuminate with handle raised?
by ct1500
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: End thrust
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: End thrust

I would estimate your end play to be in the .010-.020 range and does seem excessive but what you gonna do but ride. :)
by ct1500
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: End thrust
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: End thrust

What is your current indicator reading?
by ct1500
Mon Jul 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas Leak
Replies: 4
Views: 265

Re: Gas Leak

With a trouble free engine idling pushing a slide open will not make any change whatsoever. When pushing your left slide open fuel is dribbling out and flooding that side which should not be happening. High float level, blocked air bleed or way out of whack sync are likely causes and yes you need to...
by ct1500
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing 1500 1988
Replies: 21
Views: 812

Re: Goldwing 1500 1988

Every other 1500 on the road runs just fine with the stock spark plug and had nothing to do with your problem so go back to a standard plug. You likely have an issue with the right carb running rich.
by ct1500
Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 967

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

The black meter lead always stays on the common (COM), your red is in the current reading plug which is not for voltage measurements. The fine print on the meter current reading port states max. 10A unfused which was presumably breeched and likely cooked the meter. Some meters of that ilk will be fu...
by ct1500
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse cables
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Reverse cables

They just make a simple loop under the frame and on top of rubber mat.