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by Rambozo
Fri May 27, 2022 10:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.

Copypasta syndrome.

You can bleed the brakes without removing the saddlebag, but I strongly advise against it. It's not much trouble to remove the bag, and if you get brake fluid on the ABS it makes it disintegrate later on. Being able to see is essential to clean, lube and inspect, too.
by Rambozo
Fri May 27, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Remove Chrome Radio Panel
Replies: 7
Views: 64

Re: Remove Chrome Radio Panel

I was just going to mention the dental floss technique...
by Rambozo
Thu May 26, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.

Typically the stock 1500 gas gauge doesn't read below about a quarter tank. You will see info on bending the float to make this better.
by Rambozo
Wed May 25, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can a fuel pump be intermittent?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Can a fuel pump be intermittent?

Could also be a faulty bank angle sensor. Try jumpering it and see if it solves the problem. If so, then replace the bank angle sensor. If it was the BAS it wouldn't crank. When the BAS start to fail, they will trigger a quick, transient "hey I've fallen over" signal, usually when you hit...
by Rambozo
Wed May 25, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.
Replies: 18
Views: 318

Re: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.

The fuel pump doesn't run until you engage the starter and the ECU sees pulses from the ignition. It doesn't have a relay and is driven directly by the ECU. The black gizmo is a noise filter for bikes with a CB. Yes, you can test the pump by running power directly to it. You might want to do that wi...
by Rambozo
Wed May 25, 2022 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can a fuel pump be intermittent?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Can a fuel pump be intermittent?

WingAdmin wrote: Tue May 24, 2022 4:04 pm Could also be a faulty bank angle sensor. Try jumpering it and see if it solves the problem. If so, then replace the bank angle sensor.
If it was the BAS it wouldn't crank.
by Rambozo
Tue May 24, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can a fuel pump be intermittent?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Can a fuel pump be intermittent?

That does sound like a fuel issue. You just need to figure out if it is a pumping problem or an electric problem. The gauge and light will let you know what is going on. Maybe do some local laps so you ride a longer time but a shorter distance, just in case.
by Rambozo
Mon May 23, 2022 11:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: New Motorcycle Owner Need Help With Mechanical Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 65

Re: New Motorcycle Owner Need Help With Mechanical Problem

Not preventing gas from entering the engine, too much gas may have entered. Pull the spark plugs out, then try to spin it over. CAUTION fuel may spray out of the spark plug holes. If fuel comes out you have a float level problem, sticking or not adjusted properly. They can be a little tricky to get ...
by Rambozo
Mon May 23, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedometer Problems
Replies: 8
Views: 1069

Re: Speedometer Problems

Sure, replace the broken plastic gear in the speedometer. (Sometimes they just need cleaning)
Finding one might be the problem. Speedometer shops are pretty scarce these days.
by Rambozo
Mon May 23, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can a fuel pump be intermittent?
Replies: 9
Views: 157

Re: Can a fuel pump be intermittent?

If after sitting it starts right up, it is probably not your fuel pump. If the carbs were run dry from a bad pump, you would have to crank it for a bit to get the carbs to fill back up. If you do have to crank it a bunch you are probably on the right track looking at the fuel system. You can always ...
by Rambozo
Sun May 22, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 carb issues
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: 84 carb issues

Since it ran before, don't go drilling anything. There are a few variations of carbs, and many manuals (including Honda's) lump more than one together and use stock photos. Did you ultrasonic the carbs? That is about the only way to get them cleaned if the have been "left to rot" as you sa...
by Rambozo
Sun May 22, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Hello everybody

It's not the mileage, it's the age. If you don't know when they were last changed, change them. The belts will not effect how it runs until one breaks and that often destroys the engine. This is an interference engine so the valves will crash into the pistons if a belt gives up.
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 127
Views: 71928

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

I was just speaking in general when you mentioned that you had to loosen the axle to get the shock bolt in. The caliper does need to slide back and forth on that bushing. Typically you remove, clean, and lube those when working on the brakes. Brake dust and road grime, and corrosion tend to lock up ...
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hard starting
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: hard starting

Not really.
But it is something you can easily test for volume and pressure.
The carbs should be full of fuel at startup so it would start even without a fuel pump, it just wouldn't run all that long.
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement TPMS for 2016 GL1800
Replies: 5
Views: 109

Re: Replacement TPMS for 2016 GL1800

There is a post here somewhere about aftermarket universal sensors. As I recall the main issue was the 90 air fitting.
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 127
Views: 71928

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

It seems like your problems can probably addressed by basic procedures. Never tighten anything until all the fasteners are installed loosely. Then go back and torque fasteners, in order if specified. And yes the bushing should be cleaned and lubed and the rubber boots replaced if torn or hard. Do yo...
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Chrome peeling off timing belt cover
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Chrome peeling off timing belt cover

Remove the chrome, replace with the finish of your choice. Muriatic will take off the chrome, but it won't do the layers under it. To strip everything your best bet is to take it to a plating shop where they have the right chemicals. If you want paint, or powder coating you could just sandblast it, ...
by Rambozo
Fri May 20, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hard starting
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: hard starting

Two things come to mind right off. Clogged/bad enrichment circuit in the carbs, no accelerator pump, if equipped.
It would help to say what bike you have, too.
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 127
Views: 71928

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

It will just hang from the upper shock mount.
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 127
Views: 71928

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Yes, the bolt is a close fit to the shock bushing.
Look in the hole to see what is misaligned. You may have to slightly jack up the wheel to get things to line up.
Did you dump all the air from your airshock?
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Rear brake issue

If it was correct, you would have brakes. :roll:
Take the pads out and with the caliper bolted tight, make sure you can slide it back and forth along the pins with your hands.
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Hello everybody

You may well have to rebuild the carbs. Not sure how your fuel ages and if it leaves behind all the gunk when it dries out. Depending on history it might also be time to change the timing belts. If they are past due, I would do that first before spinning the starter, as sitting in one place for a lo...
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter or Ammeter?
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Voltmeter or Ammeter?

All the current you want to measure needs to flow through the current shunt. Sometimes these are integral to the meter, but they can be remote so that makes the wiring easier. Typically in automotive setups all the loads and the alternator are on one side of the meter and the battery is on the other...
by Rambozo
Wed May 18, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: Rear brake issue

Sounds like you have something wrong with the pin bolts and sleeve. The caliper needs to float, it won't do that if the bolts are wrong. If it worked before, you obviously did not get it back together like it was before. Check the diagram and make sure. https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorc...