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by CRAFFS
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Good afternoon "bellboy40", I noticed now that my reply to your last message was not posted?. Will try again;- I have checked that thread regarding replacement of the Low Fuel Sensor (same as DenverWinger recommended). Looks like a good option. As my electrical/electronics knowledge is limited to re...
by CRAFFS
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Thanks for the tip, I will check it. I also saw a video on YouTube how they replaced the thermistor with an "aftermarket" unit. It may be an option. Thanks again for the vinegar tip. Think I must bottle & market it under "Denver Holy water" :)). I did 2 mountain passes this morning. The bike runs sm...
by CRAFFS
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Good morning Gents (yes, indeed a good morning), I have a perfectly working Fuel Level sensor/gauge! Just some feedback: - I went to an auto electrician and he checked both Low Fuel & Fuel Level sensors (ohms). He got the same "silly" readings I got with my multimeter. He checked my multimeter and f...
by CRAFFS
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Thanks Gents for all your advice & recommendations. Erdeniz, thank you for the service manual pages, it is a great help - my (stupid) manual (which I downloaded) just show how to remove the units but does not give the "resistance values" (ohms). I have again removed both Low Fuel sensor & Fuel Level...
by CRAFFS
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Hi DenverWinger, Erdeniz, Rambozo, Bellboy40, 1) I grounded the gauge connection at the fuel tank and the gauge goes to Full. 2) As mentioned previously, I did the same with the Low fuel sensor and the lamp goes on. So, both circuits are OK. I just find it "strange" that both Fuel level & Low fuel s...
by CRAFFS
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Hi DenverWinger, thanks for your reply. I have already checked the thermister and the low fuel light comes on (as should be). I will today/tomorrow check the fuel gauge as you described. Should the gauge needle moves to "full", does it mean there is a "loose" connection "somewhere"?. (actually, this...
by CRAFFS
Fri Sep 06, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Erdeniz, I agree with you. I must mention that the bike was not used for a few years and unfortunately with very little fuel in the tank. In other words, both sensors were exposed to "air" for a long time - I don't know if that could have caused "damage" to the sensors?. I checked all connectors inc...
by CRAFFS
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

ERDENIZ, yes, the N Light & Oil Pressure Light work as it should be. RAMBOZO, I checked the Low Fuel light as you described but no "reaction'. Regarding the Fuel Level Gauge, I have in the meantime found how to do the test with the ohmmeter and what the readings should be. I will do the test during ...
by CRAFFS
Mon Sep 02, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 775

Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

After replacing the fuel pump & filter I took the bike for a run when I noticed that the FUEL LEVEL GAUGE (on dashboard) does not work (at least 10 liters of fuel in the tank). Back at home I removed the fuel pump assembly and checked the float level movement by moving the float arm up & down severa...
by CRAFFS
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

Hi GBKid, thanks a lot for the info!. None of the products you listed are available in South Africa. The "better" known products here are Wynns & Spanjaard plus a few other (much) cheaper products. I tried the Wynns "add to fuel in the tank" product and took the bike on a +/- 50Km run. It does run b...
by CRAFFS
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 Items for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: GL1500 Items for Sale

Hi JPochron,

You don't perhaps have J&M intercom (5 pin) components available? I need a microphone for an openface helmet. Thanks
by CRAFFS
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bleeding GL1500 rear brake without removing pannier box
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Bleeding GL1500 rear brake without removing pannier box

Hi Redhot, it is so nice to find at least one job on the GL1500 that becomes easy & quick (and it works!). I am still searching for a button or lever one can push/pull and the carburetors drop out by themselves :)). I have a "flat spot" at low RPM which I am "doctoring" with all kinds of carb cleane...
by CRAFFS
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bleeding GL1500 rear brake without removing pannier box
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Re: Bleeding GL1500 rear brake without removing pannier box

My pleasure Bentrider!, it is a tiny contribution for all the very helpful advice I got from the forum.

I believe many so called innovative ideas come from lazy people (I am one of them).
by CRAFFS
Sun Aug 18, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

Thanks a lot SG_Jay,

I will check for a similar product on Monday.
by CRAFFS
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bleeding GL1500 rear brake without removing pannier box
Replies: 5
Views: 414

Bleeding GL1500 rear brake without removing pannier box

Good day All, I know there have been many posts regarding the bleeding of the left front & rear brakes system. According to my manual (and many posts) one needs to bleed the left front first and than the rear. To do the rear, my manual stipulates the left rear pannier to be removed. However, some po...
by CRAFFS
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

Hi SG_Jay, Thanks for your advice. I have read quite a few very positive articles about Seafoam. We don't have a product called "Seafoam" down here in South Africa although we have quite a choice of carburetor cleaners (all with different "active ingredients"). Any change you would know what ingredi...
by CRAFFS
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

DenverWinger, yes, I am so thankful for all your help and the time spent to "assist" me, I really appreciate! Learned a lot during the process. Winter here in Cape Town but today nice sunny day. Busy carrying all body panels (plastics) outdoors for a proper wash before putting it back. Will take the...
by CRAFFS
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

ct1500!, thank you very much for your advice and explanations, it all make sense! To be honest, I was looking for "short-cut" advice to stop the flooding without removing the carbs (I have rather big front paws and after watching videos/reading articles regarding the carb removal, I did not feel con...
by CRAFFS
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

We did the fuel pump (CARTER P72190) pressure test yesterday with a low-pressure gauge and got a reading of 2.4psi I searched for hours on Internet and at last found an article on what the required fuel pressure for the GL1500 should be (1.0 - 1.5psi). As you may know, our workshop manual only gives...
by CRAFFS
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

DenverWinger, thank you for the CARTER email address. I sent them an e-mail, it went through, so let's see what they reply. I just now came back from the "auto tuner". According to him, fitting a pressure regulator should solve the problem. He does not use CARTER products (not available in SA) and r...
by CRAFFS
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

I could not find an e-mail address for CARTER, only telephone numbers (will be quite expensive to call them from South Africa). So, I send an e-mail to RockAuto from whom I bought the pump. Their reply was that "we do not staff mechanics to answer your question" (??). Anyway, Monday I will contact a...
by CRAFFS
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

Good day DenverWinger, thanks a lot for your reply. Yes, it is clear that the pump is over-pressuring the petcock valve. Today is a public holiday in South Africa so I will only be able to borrow a gauge (to measure pump static pressure) on Monday. Regarding the fitting of a pressure regulator: - 1)...
by CRAFFS
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

I refer to my post a few minutes ago; - I just now tested the CARTER P72190 fuel pump "delivery". The delivery is 2100cc per minute compared to the w/shop manual 641cc specification. Although the CARTER pump delivers +/- 3.2 times higher than spec, it is still "classified" as a low pressure pump and...
by CRAFFS
Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding - new problem found

I followed DenverWinger's (sensible) advice (see post 6 August) to disconnect/plug the vacuum line connected to the petcock (also known as the "auto fuel valve"), started the engine to run the carbs dry. Now, the purpose of the petcock is to regulate fuel flow to the carbs. Great was my surprise whe...
by CRAFFS
Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor flooding
Replies: 24
Views: 1295

Re: Carburetor flooding

Rodzim, ct1500 & DenverWinger, Thank you very much for your comments. I compiled a rather detailed reply on what I have done so far but for some or other reason I could not submit it?? However, I will first try DenverWinger's advice, ct1500, I agree with your comment, Rodzim, once I have worked thro...