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by ct1500
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

by ct1500
Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga

What exactly is the use of the collector box? Am at the point of putting the exhaust system back on after a frame up (with engine replacement) restoration. Toying with the idea of putting in a straight connector from the header to the muffler. Collector used to produce back pressure? Part of muffli...
by ct1500
Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 21
Views: 727

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

True enough the 1500 is one of the most difficult and complex to work on MC ever made because every square inch has wiring, cabling, plumbing, devices and components buried under plastic with no computer diagnostics to aid in malfunctions. Very, very few can recite chapter and verse how every compon...
by ct1500
Sun Jun 16, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga
Replies: 15
Views: 522

Re: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga

Only one of the two headers needs to be removed for the collector (muffler) removal and the right side is easiest to take off. Be sure to heat header nuts with a torch prior to removal or you will likely be replacing broken studs also. Replace the copper gaskets that go between head and header after...
by ct1500
Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake line wrench size
Replies: 3
Views: 207

Re: Brake line wrench size

I forget the size (10mm?) but tubing wrenches and/or crowfoot flare is your friend here. Give it some penetrating spray then tighten a bit before trying to unscrew, that will often times break the corrosion between nut and line so the line does not twist and bend, a touch of heat might also be advis...
by ct1500
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: altenator
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: altenator

The OEM alternator drive is held onto the rotor shaft by a standard RH thread nut. Remove nut and drive should pop off splined rotor shaft.
by ct1500
Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Kick stand
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Kick stand

Your clutch when pulled in is not fully disengaging if motorcycle starts and acts normal when in neutral. Check fluid level in reservoir for clutch master then bleed, check clutch lever for wear along with bushing-pushrod for wear.
by ct1500
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How screwed am i
Replies: 3
Views: 419

Re: How screwed am i

That should turn right out after applying heat from a torch to the casting.
by ct1500
Fri May 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 13
Views: 351

Re: Fuel Pump

The key is to find a special application horizontal designed pump not one intended to be mounted vertical in a car tank. :ugeek:
by ct1500
Mon May 20, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pumping oil out breather
Replies: 4
Views: 388

Re: Pumping oil out breather

There is a pick-up for an oil scavenging pump at the rear of engine where you were working, could it have been disturbed? The breather attachment port is on the rear cover BTW.
by ct1500
Mon May 20, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Rpm Knock
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: Low Rpm Knock

If it were mine I would do a compression test followed by a cylinder power balance test pulling individual plug wires off looking for a consistent RPM drop among the cylinders and possibly an elimination of the knock. Then an oil pressure test gauge reading if the knock can be identified to a partic...
by ct1500
Wed May 15, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?
Replies: 16
Views: 773

Re: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?

if it isnt a choke why does it say choke on the lever? Enrichment system would not fit in the space provided on lever. ;) A conventional choke is a device that limits incoming air to the carburetor providing a rich mixture and will have a fast idle cam opening throttle plates to boost RPM. An enric...
by ct1500
Sat May 04, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Engine swap

Just a quick question, why must I use the intake manifold and carbs off of the 94 engine? I am going to swap the carbs and manifold, for my knowledge what are the differences between those years on the intake side of the engine. I am not very knowledgeable on these bikes Thanks The 88/89 intakes ha...
by ct1500
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Engine swap

You will need to use the newer style water pump and gear position sensor behind front cover on the '88 engine and while at it use the intake manifolds and carbs off the '94.
by ct1500
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Jet Holder Trick?
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Carb Jet Holder Trick?

Douse it with a little silicone spray and then pry evenly taking care not to dent bowl gasket surfaces, using a paint stir stick or similar will protect. A word of advice is to replace those 30yr old O-rings and float bowl seals.
by ct1500
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio/CB backup circuit killing battery
Replies: 15
Views: 501

Re: Radio/CB backup circuit killing battery

What you are seeing with the test light is probably the normal Honda specification draw of up to 5mA. Fully charge the battery and re-test using a meter capable of reading mA. Normal draw is around 3mA. Test charging system output voltage at battery during idle and again at 2k RPM. Have the battery ...
by ct1500
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another full choke runner
Replies: 4
Views: 289

Re: Another full choke runner

I noticed that when I back off the choke to the point of the bike dying, and then reapply it, that it seems that there is a whoosh of vacuum release tied to that action. Is that consistent with anything or normal? Not a vacuum release. A carburetor controls RPM for a given load by the amount of thr...
by ct1500
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: waterless antifreeze
Replies: 31
Views: 2005

Re: waterless antifreeze

Yes the temp will rise at high speeds and this is because the coolant is taking the heat from the heads like regular anti freeze can't do, The reg anti freeze scalds away from the hot head there for it's not getting hotter because it's not doing it's job where as the Evans is taking that heat in th...
by ct1500
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '92 carb base settings
Replies: 4
Views: 414

Re: '92 carb base settings

A properly functioning carburetor does not allow fuel to drip out of the slide needle port at an idle. Venturi vacuum is needed to draw it out which is only available twisting the throttle hard and fast at idle or while underway with throttle opened a good bit. Slides are the carburetors secondary m...
by ct1500
Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Only runs with choke open
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Only runs with choke open

Been There/Done That: Run a whole can of Sea Foam in a tank of gas. You may have to run a couple of tanks to clean the carbs out but, keep the choke on slightly until it starts to clean up and idle higher. Soon, you will be able to take the choke completely off for a smooth idle. Russell I would er...
by ct1500
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Odd choke problem

offcenter wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:21 am
LOL!! Leave it to me to come up with a problem that no one has ever heard of before. I hope someone here can shed some light on it. It's annoying.It's like someone put a return spring on the choke.
Could some unintended lube have gotten in there recently while spraying the switches etc.?
by ct1500
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 640

Re: Odd choke problem

It is not at the carb end, look to the control lever for a friction adjustment.
by ct1500
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM
Replies: 19
Views: 888

Re: 1996 Aspencade misses at low load 2000-3000 RPM

You likely have a varnish build-up in the low speed (pilot) jets. More often than not no amount of carb clean and compressed air can get this very hard varnish out and they will need to be gone through with welding tip cleaners making sure not to remove any brass enlarging in the process. It is alwa...
by ct1500
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse gear relay and something else..
Replies: 6
Views: 280

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: 19
Views: 888

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...