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by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 fuel pump test
Replies: 26
Views: 418

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: 418

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: 418

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: 418

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: 418

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: 219

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: 327

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: 327

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: 109

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: 246

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: 10
Views: 363

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...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 404

Re: Headlight failure at night

Since we're placing bets, I'm gonna bet on the relay. I know it's remote from the vibration, but it doesn't take much to shake a shakey relay :-)
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for Alternator, LActrical?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Time for Alternator, LActrical?

RockportDave, Looks like the listings on Amazon have changed a bit since your communications with Discount and Amazon. Thank God for screen shots. Your screenshot clearly shows the product description as a Lactrical alternator, being sold by Discount Starter and Alternator. It appears they are no lo...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for Alternator, LActrical?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Time for Alternator, LActrical?

I guess what I was eluding to, without coming right out and saying it the other night, is what you now know, and what I suspected. Lactrical was very specific in the past, regarding what they would warrant. It lead one to believe that there were companies out there claiming to sell Lactrical product...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for Alternator, LActrical?
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Time for Alternator, LActrical?

Here is what I bought. It shipped from Macon Ga. which seems strange. I’ll know when it arrives. Dave 47D63995-29E0-469C-99B8-20550FC147A9.png I notice a couple of things on Amazon regarding the available alternators. 1). The alternator you ordered seems to be sold by Discount Starter & Alternator,...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: O-Ring

Yes, you are correct. This is a picture of the worn unlubricated Pinion Joint that was removed from My 1999 GL1500 with 94390 miles, July 2002. Final Drive Input.jpg This is a picture of the worn unlubricated Drive shaft Splines from my 1999. Drive Line spline.JPG I didn't know that it was called a...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: O-Ring

" These sentences apply to all GL1500 service manuals after 1997. “Also lubricate the pinion and drive shaft splines at this [16,000 mile] service. Heavily loaded GLs may require more frequent lubrication.” " I don't think I'm familiar with these items. Could someone point me in the correct directio...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: O-Ring

Ok I'm shopping for ALL my read wheel stuff so I can have ALL the part I'm going to need when i remove back wheel. Here is the confusion on DIY how to remove back wheel on pic.#43 it say NOT to grease or lubricate the 5 pin type flange but on our Goldwing ser. manual chapter #15 page14(15-14) the p...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Alternator
Replies: 18
Views: 764

Re: Replacement Alternator

If you could get it rebuilt cheaply, it would be worth having around as a spare, if you got caught on the road, or in need of a quick replacement. In my case, it cost me $100 to get it rebuilt. At that cost, I should have just bought another new high amp model. But the decision was made, and I could...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 22
Views: 595

Re: Anti dive on front fork

I like the idea of trying the fork pressures together. That guarantees equal pressure in each fork. Very nice.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 22
Views: 595

Re: Anti dive on front fork

I've heard it suggested / recommended to use a bicycle pump for such low pressures. But, I use the regulator on my compressor to get the pressure in range, then use a low pressure (0-20) pressure gauge to fine tune the finished pressure. I use a pressure gauge to set the regulator initially. Remembe...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 22
Views: 595

Re: Anti dive on front fork

Bluewaterhooker, i hear peaple talk about adding air pressure, problem is i have now way to put air in, i have no schrader valve, could put them in, but would worry about blowing seals, i never thought about adding them, seems some bikes have them other don't, my bike is a 91 anniversary edition as...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 510

Re: O-Ring

"They don't make it in the color Green" ? That is the flimsiest excuse I have ever heard from a wife. Surely, she's more creative than that ! :-) Worse than that.....you bought it ? :-o LOL is me I said when I got the 1500se I was not going to get another bike :evil: so I got to give my 1500 runnin...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low rpm squeal - 1500
Replies: 10
Views: 326

Re: Low rpm squeal - 1500

Thanks - the sound is very similar to your video - how did you resolve it? Today the sound was absent, two 30 minute rides, not a peep. I didn’t tinker with anything that made any change. Btw, dog is Cocker Spaniel Poodle, haven’t yet figured out how to get him on the bike. I remember when Erd had ...