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by Charlie1Horse
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low rpm squeal - 1500
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Low rpm squeal - 1500

If it does this at idle, get a stethoscope and probe around in there and when you find the right spot you will know it.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
by Charlie1Horse
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement

Take a drill and about a 1/4 inch bit and drill straight (CENTERED) just as you would insert the key and all the tumblers should fall out. Then you can turn the lock cylinder to the on position to remove it. Don't drill any deeper than the length of the key or you might drill into the switch and rui...
by Charlie1Horse
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New fuel pump not working, 94 1500 esp
Replies: 13
Views: 439

Re: New fuel pump not working, 94 1500 esp

Does your cruise indicator light up? On my 92 Interstate the two screw connectors under the kill switch were loose and there was no power to the ECU or the fuel pump. I have read that the cruise indicator will illuminate if the connectors are tight (Interstate doesn't have cruise). You might check t...
by Charlie1Horse
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: lights stay on
Replies: 3
Views: 140

Re: lights stay on

Both lights or only one? My first thought would be a defective relay but, since each lamp has it's own relay it is unlikely that both have gone bad at the same time. I would also check the ground points in the area. That could cause a power back-feed to other systems for ground/power. Make sure the ...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988,1500 Hit start, click and everything goes out?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: 1988,1500 Hit start, click and everything goes out?

Sounds like a bad connection at either end of either of the battery cables or, possibly a cracked dog bone fuse. Or maybe a battery with a dead cell, (defective battery).
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front speaker stopped working
Replies: 9
Views: 279

Re: Front speaker stopped working

WOW!!! I can't believe that was the problem! I feel kind of dumb that I never read the manual and saw that knob in it. I remember turning that when I was shining up the plastic the other day. and problem solved! thanks so much curt! You probably won't find that in the manual because the fader is an...
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter problems
Replies: 9
Views: 337

Re: Starter problems

Sounds like one of your starter solenoids is defective if you have no power to the starter. The solenoids send battery power to the starter.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
by Charlie1Horse
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike turns over, BUT won't start
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Bike turns over, BUT won't start

Try removing the kill switch, two screws underneath, and check the two screw connectors. Years and miles of vibration at the handlebar can cause these connectors to loosen. Then you won't have fuel or ignition. This happened to me on the road and had to be towed home. After some checking of the shop...
by Charlie1Horse
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best glue for parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 637

Re: Best glue for parts?

DUCK TAPE. :lol: . . If it moves and shouldn't / duck tape--If it doesn't move and should / WD-40.
Just my $0.02
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
by Charlie1Horse
Sat May 19, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: So got it running
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: So got it running

Sure sounds like no oil pressure to the valve lifters to properly work the valves. Did you do any other work to the engine at the same time you replaced the timing belts? Are you ABSOLUTELY sure the timing belts are timed right? Drain the oil and forget to fill the crankcase? Head gaskets and forget...
by Charlie1Horse
Fri May 18, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Left Side Battery Cover Anyone???
Replies: 11
Views: 1012

Re: Left Side Battery Cover Anyone???

I know this post is old, but I was wondering if you are still making replicas? eBay is ridiculous! I think everyone lost their left covers at some point! I agree about ebay. I watched ebay for about two years for a left side cover and finally found one that I bought for $33.00 and free shipping. Mo...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun May 13, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP 2 1992 Gl 1500
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: HELP 2 1992 Gl 1500

Are you sure that the clutch is fully releasing? Can you put it in gear (with the engine off), pull the clutch and roll the bike? If not, the clutch may be stuck and kills the engine when you try to put it in gear. Russell Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doi...
by Charlie1Horse
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Master Cyclinder Rebuilding
Replies: 10
Views: 440

Re: Rear Master Cyclinder Rebuilding

Look up both bikes on partzilla.com and match up the part numbers. That will tell you if they are the same.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
by Charlie1Horse
Sat Apr 28, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: color identification
Replies: 2
Views: 192

Re: color identification

On the underside of your gas fill door you should see the paint color codes and some of the automotive paint stores can get you the proper color.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 462

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

Check the four bolts that hold your fork tubes in the triple tree. I had a little wobble when taking off from my driveway and found that two of those bolts were not very tight. After torquing the bolts properly, that feeling went away. I don't have a super or blackwing brace yet, (one thing at a tim...
by Charlie1Horse
Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio No Signs of Life
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: Radio No Signs of Life

If you checked the proper fuses #2-15A, #9- 5A, and #10- 10A and they are all good, remove the radio and disconnect the 18 pin white connector. Test voltage between the green wire(-) and the red/yellow wire (+) and there should be battery voltage at all times. Test voltage between the green wire(-) ...
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Apr 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Trailer Hitch

Thanks for the replies but, I found one 2 hours away in Ocala so, I had a beautiful four hour round trip ride. Got it for $50.00 and also found a good set of OEM mufflers at the same time for $25.00. Now all I have to do is clean and paint the hitch and install it. Thanks again and God Bless, Russel...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Electrical issue

Thanks for your suggestions. The volume button doesn’t push in, it only turns and I have it turned completely off (if the switch is working. Same with the CB, turned completely off. I also tried the push button that switches from speaker to headset. Since it’s random, I don’t know if that solved th...
by Charlie1Horse
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: Trailer Hitch

I just thought I would try to find one first before getting my welding equipment out to fabricate something. If someone had one they didn't need I could buy it and someone else could make a little money and it would be a lot easier than building one myself. I am getting lazy in my old age. LOL but, ...
by Charlie1Horse
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 8
Views: 781

Re: Electrical issue

Press the left (volume) control knob in to turn it off.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitch
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Trailer Hitch

Being a Patriot Guard Rider and soon to be a Ride Captain, I am looking for a trailer hitch for my 92 GL1500 to use for a flag mount. And being retired and on fixed income I am looking for a really good deal. If anyone has one they don't need I would like to purchase one. I have not found one that i...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What should I watch out for?
Replies: 23
Views: 1366

Re: What should I watch out for?

If this bile has an OEM stator, (internal alternator) check the vertical connector in front of the battery that has three yellow wires. This connector was a design problem with the 1200s and because it is not a sealed connector, it gets moisture and then collects dirt. This causes corrosion which ca...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrics
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: Electrics

Another thought, check the connectors under the seat and behind the side covers. Each time you unplug a connector, coat the terminals in that connector with dielectric grease to keep moisture from causing corrosion and resistance in the connector which, can cause many problems. Russell Those who say...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Mar 25, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 turn signal to led
Replies: 9
Views: 582

Re: GL1500 turn signal to led

If you change all 4 turn signal lights with LEDs they will hyper-flash so to keep them flashing properly you have to add resistors in the line, (one resistor on each side). But to add resistors still gives a somewhat large draw on the battery/alternator which is the reason I changed to LEDs. I repla...
by Charlie1Horse
Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Carburetor Diaphragm Sources

Try partzilla.com They have most all the parts you could need. I have only ordered from them once but, had good success with their parts.
Russell

Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it.