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by Charlie1Horse
Sun Apr 18, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My headlight and running lights do not work but my blinker and brake lights still work,any one else ever had this proble
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: My headlight and running lights do not work but my blinker and brake lights still work,any one else ever had this pr

Try cleaning the starter switch. It turns off the lights while the starter is using so much power. Spray electronics cleaner into the starter switch and, with the ignition OFF, press and release the starter switch many times, spray more and press and release starter switch many times again. Then tur...
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Brake Light Electrical Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: LED Brake Light Electrical Issues

Check this post from another member for pictures of the connector.
. As you can see there is the ground terminal burned and no connection.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Brake Light Electrical Issues
Replies: 13
Views: 435

Re: LED Brake Light Electrical Issues

Check the ground wire in the connector under the seat. It may have burned and lost contact. These GL1500s have a common problem there and will cause no lights on the rear. You may need to jumper the ground connector around the plug. That ground for the aftermarket lights should NOT ground all the re...
by Charlie1Horse
Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: under seat connector disconnected and shorted! Why?
Replies: 7
Views: 742

Re: under seat connector disconnected and shorted! Why?

There was a recall on the '88 to '93 GL1500s for the Bank Angle Sensor. If yours has been changed there will be an 'X' stamped on the lower frame by the starter relay. If there is no 'X' you can go to your local Honda dealer and get them to run your VIN to find if it has been replaced. If it has not...
by Charlie1Horse
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: what is this ??
Replies: 16
Views: 466

Re: what is this ??

Click the link. It will take you right to the item you seek.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine wont start after washing the bike
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: Engine wont start after washing the bike

Pull the plug wires and see if there's water around the plugs. If so clean out the little drain ports to keep water from shorting the spark to ground.
Russell
by Charlie1Horse
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: URGENT: Bike SUDDENLY won't start???????!!!!!!!!
Replies: 53
Views: 3277

Re: URGENT: Bike SUDDENLY won't start???????!!!!!!!!

My 92 Interstate did exactly what yours sounds like and mine turned out to be a bad ignition coil. I changed all 3 of them and now is fine. Do the secondary and primary coil tests per service manual and if it shows bad replace all 3 of them. A real PITA for sure.
Russell
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Left turn signal only comes on when forks are turned left
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: Left turn signal only comes on when forks are turned left

Which 1500 do you have? Interstate, Aspencade, or SE. The Interstate doesn't have a self cancel unit. I would try checking all the wiring below the handlebars, wiring that moves with handlebars, for connectors, unplug, check pins for corrosion, put dielectric grease in them. Russell If I don't do Fa...
by Charlie1Horse
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical Problem? Please Help!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Electrical Problem? Please Help!!

That is the right locking pocket in the fairing. Unlock, remove cover, and four screws will gain access.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Mon Mar 22, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500se link cover boot
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: 2000 gl1500se link cover boot

partzilla.com If you are describing the U-Joint boot you can find it on partzilla.com. Part number '52104-MN5-000', $28.97
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical Problem? Please Help!!
Replies: 28
Views: 1062

Re: Electrical Problem? Please Help!!

Usually, when you turn on one accessory/light, and something else, unrelated comes on, it is due to a bad ground. It starts seeking ground through another source. Start checking ground connections, especially the ground in the large plug under the seat. Disconnect it to see if the ground terminal is...
by Charlie1Horse
Mon Mar 15, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Resurrecting a 1500, cant get life
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: Resurrecting a 1500, cant get life

My next idea would be to do a check of the ignition coils. with a digital ohm meter check resistance through the coils from the spark plug caps, 1 & 2, 3 & 4, 5 & 6, as per the OEM service manual. Then check resistance through the primary winding of each coil. My 92 GL1500 Interstate got...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 1500 SE No spark
Replies: 25
Views: 831

Re: 1990 1500 SE No spark

When you changed the solenoids you didn't loose one of the wires in behind the solenoid and miss connecting it? Just another thought.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Sun Mar 14, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Resurrecting a 1500, cant get life
Replies: 12
Views: 463

Re: Resurrecting a 1500, cant get life

First, make sure that you have a well charged good battery. These 1500s won't have enough power to spin over and fire the coils if the cranking power is below, I think, 10.5 volts. Next, I would check the fuel pump for operation. When you turn the key on you should hear the pump run for a couple of ...
by Charlie1Horse
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 1500 SE No spark
Replies: 25
Views: 831

Re: 1990 1500 SE No spark

Just another thought, about checking all the connector pins under the fairing where the kill switch harness plugs into the main harness for corrosion. Or the connectors over the right radiator fan. Being caught out in the rain will blow water up into this area. Or pressure washing. I am not sure if ...
by Charlie1Horse
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 1500 SE No spark
Replies: 25
Views: 831

Re: 1990 1500 SE No spark

If you have no spark and the ECU is good, about the only thing left in the ignition circuit is the ignition coils. But since it is almost impossible for all three coils to go out at the same time, try checking the wiring from the ECU to the coils. Do a coil primary/secondary test on the coils. Check...
by Charlie1Horse
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spedometer Quit
Replies: 12
Views: 499

Re: Spedometer Quit

Disconnect the cable from the front wheel and see if you can turn the cable with a small screwdriver. If you can, use a drill with a small flat screwdriver bit and run the speedo with the drill on reverse. See if the speedo works. If it works you probably need to replace the nylon gear in the front ...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Petrolpump, Electric.
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Petrolpump, Electric.

I had that problem with my 92 Interstate and found that years and miles of vibration at the handlebar had loosened the connections at the kill switch. I removed the switch and tightened the wire connections and have had no more problem with that. With bad connections there you won't have power to th...
by Charlie1Horse
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 93A curb lights
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: 93A curb lights

The plugs for the lights and for the relays are just above the horns, one of each on each side. The lights should come on solid when you use the turn signals. You can make them come on as driving lights by cutting the green wire at the relays but the light gets really hot if they are on constantly u...
by Charlie1Horse
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plug wires and caps
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Spark plug wires and caps

The hole in the end of the spark plug wire is caused by the pinpoint connector in the end of the coil that sticks into the core of the wire to make a solid connection. What you should do is follow the diagnostic information in the Honda factory service manual. You check resistance across the 1 and 2...
by Charlie1Horse
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: vin gl 1500 88rok wersja europa
Replies: 4
Views: 241

Re: vin gl 1500 88rok wersja europa

Check for the VIN on the right side of the steering head, below the handlebar. You might have to remove the insert around the steering area on that side.
Russell
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: stereo
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: stereo

Check out this post, still on the first page (for now). 'THE EAGLE 1500 HAS LANDED !!'
Nothing yet about availability or price.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Going Wireless
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Going Wireless

I am only aware of two Sena Freewires. The black/orange is for Harley and the black/red is for the Goldwing five-pin helmet connector. The Sena doesn't have AM/FM but connects to the onboard radio system via the Freewire interface. It also will connect to several other riders within about a one mile...
by Charlie1Horse
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace install
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Blackwing fork brace install

I would try without loosening the pinch bolts first but, the Blackwing fork brace is such a tightly fitted machining that you may have to loosen the pinch bolts to fit it between the forks and not cause an outward bowing effect on your forks. It would be easy enough to torque the pinch bolts to the ...
by Charlie1Horse
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Helmet Blue tooth headset verse Blue Tooth ear over buds
Replies: 6
Views: 491

Re: Helmet Blue tooth headset verse Blue Tooth ear over buds

You don’t have to buy two Sena’s. Buy one unit and then get a second helmet mount. You can move the brains between helmets. This is what I’m doing. But buying only one won't let you talk to your wife if she is with you. You could still purchase how ever many mounts you need for your diverse helmets...