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by 754
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lowering suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 369

Re: Lowering suspension

I'm short too (about 30-31 inch inseam). To make things better for me I reshaped the seat a little (with a grinder and a flap wheel) and am now able to put my feet flat on the ground now. All I did was remove some material from the horn of the seat, bringing my legs closer together. Super easy, just...
by 754
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Excessive brake pedal travel
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Excessive brake pedal travel

Hey everyone, I have a question for y'all, I have bled the linked brakes on my wing twice now (first time was because after sitting for 6 years they leaked down) second time was just to see if I could get a shorter range of travel. I didn't get much change when I bled them a second time, it travels ...
by 754
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga
Replies: 19
Views: 710

Re: Dreaded rear tire replacement, the exhaust saga

I know I'm a little late here but, I have to say a wing with no mufflers but has the chamber intact does not sound bad. The original owner of my wing pulled the mufflers when it was new in 92 and put straight pipes on it. Fast forward to me it still has them on it and it sounds pretty good. You can ...
by 754
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What does every one do for a living?
Replies: 388
Views: 27141

Re: What does every one do for a living?

Started out pulling wrenches on over the road heavy trucks (including fire trucks and ambulances), did that for 12 years. Then decided on career number 2, been a full time paid firefighter/paramedic for 5 and a half years now.
by 754
Fri May 31, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump
Replies: 13
Views: 371

Re: Fuel Pump

I'll chime in here too. Maybe it was bad luck, maybe bad parts but I have had issues with Carter fuel pumps. They seem to never last long for me, don't really know why. I installed each one as it should have been for our applications and then they would fail all at different times. Now I don't pull ...
by 754
Tue May 28, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Start up issue
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Start up issue

I have not had a chance to balance the carburetors yet as I have not had much chance to ride recently, that is on the agenda for this week. And in reference to the vacuum lines, I have replaced 99% of all the small lines. I got all of them from Honda because of size and bends, the only ones not repl...
by 754
Sat May 25, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Start up issue
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Start up issue

Good afternoon all, As many of you have read I have some issues with the carburetors on my machine, that issue has been sorted and the seem to work well now. But now I have a new issue, when I start the bike regardless of how long it has sat it seems to have a stumble until it warms up. It is subtle...
by 754
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '92 carb base settings
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: '92 carb base settings

An update to this thread, After stripping the offending carb no major damage or issues could be found. It sat apart on the bench for a short time due to lack of free time to put them back together. Once I got them back together and back on I decided to adjust the "choke" cable back some where it wou...
by 754
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '92 carb base settings
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: '92 carb base settings

I know that the main needle should not be providing fuel at idle, which is why I asked about the needle seat. I thought it very strange as well, and watched it intently for about 5 minutes and I can easily see fuel running up the needle and a few drops falling to the throttle plate. In all my years ...
by 754
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '92 carb base settings
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: '92 carb base settings Update!

Hey everyone, As I said in my first post I have the bike running well right now. I noted an interesting find the other day, the main jet on the right hand carb is letting fuel by. It is actually a pretty noticeable thing causing fuel to puddle up on top of the throttle plate. I cleaned and visually ...
by 754
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '92 carb base settings
Replies: 4
Views: 429

'92 carb base settings

Good evening all, I have a question for those who know these carbs well. I have finally had a chance to get back to working on the wing this week. I have it running, just not running well. It's still a head scratcher. I know they are absolutely clean, I personally cleaned them and confirmed their cl...
by 754
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump math
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Fuel pump math

Hey all, I learned some things yesterday. I have my wing running better than it has in a while. After looking over the carbs I decided to readjust the throttle plates. I adjusted them to be more open than they were. After that readjustment it ran to high as it is supposed to do. I did notice that I ...
by 754
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump math
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Fuel pump math

I just wanted to bring this back to the top. This morning I was able to confirm I have no vacuum line leaks on my 1500. I used my home made EVAP smoker and tied directly into both the right and left intake manifolds and I did not see any visible leaks. Are there any other base line settings for thes...
by 754
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump math
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Fuel pump math

Yup have looked at and replaced those hoses.
by 754
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump math
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Re: Fuel pump math

bluthunder31 yes it is, it's the same pump and person. After I first got this bike running it always ran very rich. The plugs were black (not soot covered), but just black. It also had a surge I was trying to fix. Last September I replaced that bad pump with the one that's in it now and it seems to ...
by 754
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump math
Replies: 10
Views: 398

Fuel pump math

Can someone confirm my math for me. I have been fighting with my wing the last few months. It just won't run well especially at idle, and will not high idle at all. I checked the fuel pump output twice. At the carbs the pump put out 9oz of fuel in 5 seconds. Closer to the tank like the book says it ...
by 754
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: Odd choke problem

Sounds a lot like the clamp that holds the cable has gotten loose. There is a clamp on the front of the carb assembly and I'm willing to bet it's loose or missing. The choke mechanism is spring loaded and naturally returns to the no choke position. In order to get to it you are going to have to get ...
by 754
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: High idle question

Isolators are brand new and actually helped fix the idle surge that it had. It may be a vacuum leak, guess I will check all the new hoses I put on. Also does the direction of blue vacuum T under the carbs matter? There is a black fitting on the T fitting, when I took it off I did not notice what sid...
by 754
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: High idle question

Ok everyone I'm still in need of a bit of help. I still seem to be having an issue with fuel delivery, and I'm stumped by it. Even after starting it after it sat for seven years it ran right up on high idle and ran pretty well all things considered. In September I noticed that the bike seemed very r...
by 754
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: High idle question

Gotcha. 2 turns out should make it rich then. I'll need to run them in a little then to cut back on fuel then.
by 754
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: High idle question

Ok, so the pilot screws control air right? If this is the case then I suspect it is much too lean right now. So I'll start walking the screws in a quarter turn at a time till the high idle improves. This jives with my memory of the screws being less than the starting 2 turns out.
by 754
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: High idle question

Oh, I intend to do an idle drop tune, but my biggest issue right now is that when I apply the "choke" it does not run up on high idle like it used to. I reset the pilot screws to 2 turns out as the shop manual I have says and it gave the response. It sounds awful I can't figure out if it's horribly ...
by 754
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 534

Re: High idle question

Gotcha. May move the carbs enough to get in the and reset the screws. And man you're right, those screws a PIA to get to from the front.
by 754
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: High idle question
Replies: 11
Views: 534

High idle question

Hey all a quick question. Do the pilot screws effect the high idle circuit? I finally got back to working on the wing the other day and got it running again. I noticed that after adjusting the idle screws the high idle isn't working like it should, it struggles to stay running something it has not d...
by 754
Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse removal
Replies: 8
Views: 480

Re: Reverse removal

If a basic naked bike is what you want, you may want to consider selling the bike you already have. A better start for you would be a 1500 interstate model, those bikes came from the factory without reverse. That would save you a bunch of complicated work.