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by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 gl1500 se will not start
Replies: 12
Views: 234

Re: 1991 gl1500 se will not start

Assuming the meter you used is a quality device and accurate, that voltage sounds awfully low. Have you tried jumping in a car battery to assist the bike battery. And, I don't mean jumping as you would a car. Just attach the battery. The car IS NOT RUNNING. Or, even better, charge the battery to an ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions and advice needed on drink holders
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Questions and advice needed on drink holders

I have the Kruzer Kaddy style of holder, and am very happy with it. The version I have is the chrome with leather wrapped around the center. I actually thought the leather would be an issue in no time, but it has held up well for several years now with no problem. I would probably do the black powde...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installing sidecar
Replies: 3
Views: 158

Re: Installing sidecar

I was wondering what kind of company would sell such a product without extensive installation instructions, as the safety and liability issues would be humongous. So, I did a simple Google search of "Great Sports, Inc." The results are NOT promising. They have a slew of complaints, as well as the AG...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter

You can save yourself some time and money by getting a Monroe boot # SA1997. It is a universal fit boot that has been used by myself and others as a replacement. With minor trimming, and tie-wraps to lock it in place, it will fit just fine. And, it is only about $7 instead of $30 or more, available ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM replacement windshield
Replies: 9
Views: 393

Re: OEM replacement windshield

I don't know what you consider 'cheap', but Memphis Shades has a shield that is pretty much the same as stock when ordered in the standard height. It comes in clear, and with gradient effects of various colors and black on the lower area. Cyclemax has them for $152 with free shipping, and add $56 fo...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Some Questions about "New to Me" 1988 GW GL1500
Replies: 34
Views: 2213

Re: Some Questions about "New to Me" 1988 GW GL1500

I have an 88 Goldwing just like yours. I also had trouble with the cruise control. I checked all the switches and relays and everything was working. The last thing I did was to take the cruise off on switch and set switch apart and spray them with cleaner and lubricator. 30 years of water and dirt ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500

""Funny i just fixed my low fuel sensor issue, I the low fuel light comes on when turning the key on it usually indicates, sensor unit in tank is defective, i have read in a few posts about using a float style or a sensor out of a 56 Volkswagen :) , what worked for me is a simple thermister , i have...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Low Fuel Switch 1989 Gl1500

That's a bulb check. You need to verify the thermistor operation separately. The only way would be to run down to less than a gallon of fuel, or pull the fuel pump assembly out to expose the thermistor. Running tha gas down would probably be easiest, as a new gasket would be needed to reinstall the ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifter Porblem
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: Shifter Porblem

Thanks not loosing any fluid since changing the slave clutch. So how do I test the Master cylinder for problems. I don't think I'd bother trying to test the master. That's a pretty easy rebuild, and not very pricey. Just rebuild it, and you should be good to go. We did one on my son-in-law's VTX 18...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interstate Aux input on a SE?
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Interstate Aux input on a SE?

Just an opinion about FM modulators. I have tried 3 different ones, as I have read on the forums that people think they work great. In my opinion, they're all crap. Now, to qualify that statement, I have to say I have never tried the type that physically connects to the antenna and injects the signa...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: Gl1500 fuel pump

My primary responsibility is to dis-spell these fantasies that appear on the Internet from a guy that might be a WalMart basket collector, follow my drift? My primary responsibility is to dis-spell any myths about my career as a Walmart basket collector. Not so, Bison Breath. I am a soon-to-be Walm...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Line 2000GL1500A
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Clutch Line 2000GL1500A

It might be nice to have the stainless lines on your clutch, but I doubt it will have any positive effect on your issue. What you are experiencing is not a lack of adequate fluid pressure on the clutch, but too much pressure, or a lack of release of fluid pressure on the clutch. A blocked return hol...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: Gl1500 fuel pump

Most everyone will agree that the '88-'89's have a fuel pump relay under the trunk that gets power when the key is turned on for about 2-3 seconds and you can usually hear the pump activate at "key on" position. HOWEVER, the '90-2000's are wired so that the ECM provides power to the fuel pump when ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 fuel pump
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: Gl1500 fuel pump

I have the same problem on my 97, though not to the extent that you do. If mine sits for (rarely) 3 weeks, I have to repeatedly attemp starting. It became apparent to me that the fuel in the carbs was evaporating, causing a need to refill the carbs. Since the bike doesn't have a fuel pump ON functio...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 494

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

Thats great information and advice. I just checked the connector at the pump and I get 12v for a few seconds when I turn on the key so that's good. Well, that eliminates, possibly, a whole bunch of other possible problems. Now, you just need to see if that voltage can also deliver enough amps to po...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 494

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

That's news to me. I had to look that up. It appears you are correct. The fuel pump relay looks to be under the trunk, or "top compartment", as they seem to call it. Attached is the service manual page dealing with your bike, or actually a 1989, but should be the same. It has some diagnostics includ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 494

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

Also, as Virgil pointed out, the fuel pump on 88 and 89 are relay controlled. Unlike later models, the pump cycles with the initial turn of the ignition key, for a few seconds. So you should be able to test for that voltage while waiting for your parts. Key on, voltage for 2 - 3 seconds. I suspect y...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 494

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

Good info above. Just for your info, I checked prices on those parts at Rock Auto and came up with $34 pump, $5 strainer, and $12 hose. I've used Rock Auto twice before with no issues. A trick you may be able to use on sharp bends as are needed on this hose is to insert a piece of bent soft copper l...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 494

Re: 1988 fuel pump test

That should be the 'acid' test for the pump. If it doesn't fire up with direct connection to a power source, it's not gonna fire up at all.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: I don’t know what changed... rear wheel bearings

I think they can sense the LOVE :-)
They return it in kind.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork air pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Front fork air pressure

My '97 doesn't have air valves I can find...wish it did. Under the black fork caps are just giant hex plugs, with no Schrader valves. I'd love to firm it up a bit without having to replace the front springs. I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried drilling the plugs for Schraders...? Or possibly rep...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Aug 07, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork air pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: Front fork air pressure

New to me 95 aspencade had about 13psi in the front forks. Do people run them higher than the 6psi as stated in the manual. Also find it hard to get 6psi just a smal amount of air loss seems to take it down around zero. Is there a trick to it? Thanks I run 10psi in mine. I just set my air compresso...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Aug 04, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 99 gl1500 drivers foot peg rubber replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: 99 gl1500 drivers foot peg rubber replacement

Did mine a few months back. It's stupid simple. Go for it.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1994 SE GOLDWING Headlight problem
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: 1994 SE GOLDWING Headlight problem

Maybe a bad ground somewhere, but I don't think that explains the headlight staying on. I would suspect a bad/stuck relay for the headlight.
Relay #8 if the low beams are the issue.
Relay #4 if the high beams are it.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 22
Views: 1523

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

I have a '97 that I thought was exempt from the issue. A few years back, coming home from a hospital at night, mine did it ever so slightly. So slightly that I thought I imagined it. After that, I tested it, trying to make it happen, and sure enough, there was a wobble on deceleration around 30 - 40...