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by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 954

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

You are quite welcome and Thank You for the comments. The switch mount should also fit the GL1100 and GL1200..I'm not positive about the GL1000 altho I suspect it's the same mount. My intention was to make a switch housing that's easy to reach and can be configured with different switch setups. Mine...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 30, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need Advice: Keep or Dump 76' Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: Need Advice: Keep or Dump 76' Goldwing

Before I'd jump at making any decisions,I do like to verify the problem. Maybe I'm just a bit cynical but i don't base my decisions on what someone says. Yes it may indeed be correct that the shift fork is toast... However there's other things that would be free to look at. The shift lever...Is it s...
by virgilmobile
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Oscilloscope for Troubleshooting
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Oscilloscope for Troubleshooting

It's a tool.Seldom used and untill recently an expensive one.
Kinda like the thermal imaging camera I bought.
If a person doesn't have a need to diagnose problems (pay sombody else to do that)they don't need one.
If you never plan to wrench on your bike,there's no need to have a metric tool kit.
by virgilmobile
Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Of mice and me!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Of mice and me!!!

Hmmmm.Ill bet a distinct odor when warmed up.
by virgilmobile
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Oscilloscope for Troubleshooting
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Oscilloscope for Troubleshooting

Yes they are.Much easier to see a spike or drop in voltage that a digital or analog meter cannot display.
Found the alternator on my Ford was so full of spikes it upset the ECM module.Throwing several erroneous error codes.
Good for looking at pulse generators and many other signal type systems.
by virgilmobile
Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 ignition problem
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: GL1500 ignition problem

When your playing with it again..describe how you get it to run right again.
I would think that someone has had the same symptoms and a solution.
by virgilmobile
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 ignition problem
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: GL1500 ignition problem

When it bogs down,crack open the fuel cap.Leave the door unlocked when you start out.
It may be just fuel starved.
Does it run ok after it is shut off for 10 minutes or so?
by virgilmobile
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: would you keep it or sell it?
Replies: 8
Views: 242

Re: would you keep it or sell it?

My wife had a stroke 12 years ago and has been on blood thinners sense. She still enjoys riding. Taking the necessary precaution as needed. If you have a bike that's paid for,the cost of keeping it is minimal compared to a new project. Presonally the only reason I'd sell mine is if there was absolut...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1079

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

I lapped mine with great results.
A bit of oil on the shaft and a rubber coupler to a slow speed drill.Easier than by hand with a stick and suction cup.
Do not grind them.
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Left side carb seems to be spitting up some gas
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Left side carb seems to be spitting up some gas

The most common problem is vacuum lines and slide diaphragms and the carb couplers. Do verify the float levels too. Before you rip it apart,watch the slides work as you rev the engine.Make sure they both move the same. I'll bet if you look at the spark plugs,you'll find that bank is running a bit ri...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: electrical problem
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: electrical problem

I have heard of strange electrical problem being related to the ground coupler block. There orange...several green wires go to this 1/2" x 2" plastic plug.All the wires are connected by a shorting bar in the cap. Had a picture of one end overheated and burnt. There's 2 of these on my 88.there taped ...
by virgilmobile
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...
Replies: 48
Views: 1079

Re: If it sounds like the valves are too loose...

My word.I've never seen a valve stem wear like that.At least not on a OEM valve.
The rocker adjuster is off set from dead center so it will rotate the valve as it's running.That's the reason it's a perfect circle.
Your analysis is correct.Impossible to get a feeler gauge in there.
Good job.
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Missing 2 wires on harness from rectifier
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Missing 2 wires on harness from rectifier

Both green wires from the module go to ground.Both the red wires go to the main fuse and then the battery. You can join the two module red wires into a #10 wire to feed the battery. There is a #12 red at the starter solenoid that feeds the ignition switch.Hook it to that one and then the fuse.The re...
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Missing 2 wires on harness from rectifier
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: Missing 2 wires on harness from rectifier

Goldwing wiring.
Solid green is ground.
Solid red is battery power.
Are you saying the harness has one red and one green and the r/r module has 2 of each?
by virgilmobile
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Of mice and me!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Of mice and me!!!

Your right...They may be doing the same thing.
Maybe I should tag them.
by virgilmobile
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: electrical problem
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: electrical problem

Check accessory fuse #10 and the plug feeding the LCD display.It just may be loose.
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Strange Elctrical Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Strange Elctrical Problem

My bad.Didn't catch the year in the first post.
Same diagnosis tho.Intermittent electrical connection.
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 23, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Strange Elctrical Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Strange Elctrical Problem

Next to the battery is a plastic cover.Remove to expose the fuse link.Remove it for inspection.They have a tendency to hairline crack.There may be a spare in the cap.


by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Of mice and me!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Of mice and me!!!

I bought a live trap.Same problem. She didn't want smooshed mice.. The nice checkout lady asked why would I want to trap them live.. I said that I give them to my neighbor... She asked if they had a snake to feed them to.... I said " I don't know..I just let them loose next to there garage"... Is th...
by virgilmobile
Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Strange Elctrical Problem
Replies: 7
Views: 277

Re: Strange Elctrical Problem

2 things to scrutinize.
Battery post connections and the dog bone fuse.
by virgilmobile
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hand break switch
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Hand break switch

If I remember..... Get new switch and a screwdriver.. Remove mounting screw.. Separate the 2 switches..(brake/cruise)... Unplug defective switch... Reverse order... Very time consuming if you have a beverage between each movement. About 20 minutes otherwise. You can also short the switch wires toget...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Off topic.Ford explorer noise found
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Off topic.Ford explorer noise found

It seems to be the Ford's with the 5.0 and having the 8.8 limited slip dif & disk brakes.Both 2wd and awd.These we're 96,98 and 99 years. All from 150k to 220k miles. Found a very small lateral play in the pinion shaft and no preload left on the bearings. The odd part was the "no noise on decelerati...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Off topic.Ford explorer noise found
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Off topic.Ford explorer noise found

I can't find ANYTHING about this problem on the internet. 3 different Ford explorers. 96-99 years. From 3 different states. All with the same differential noise. A steady increasing noise while accelerating or cruising..Mostly starting at 40mph BUT goes dead quiet on deceleration... Isolated it and ...
by virgilmobile
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 gl1500 headlight issue
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: 89 gl1500 headlight issue

I'm not looking at a schematic yet but this is weird.Your key is off and the low beam is on??? Let's isolate this quick...Remove the low beam relay..does the light go off? Are there any extra stuff hooked to the bike...Headlight modulator..?Extra wiring and fuses that don't look OEM?..There always s...
by virgilmobile
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 GL1200A Electrical Issue - Solenoid?
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: 1986 GL1200A Electrical Issue - Solenoid?

It looks like a lot of DIY wiring there so I cannot tell what they go to.You need to follow them to the original wiring. .By your pictures,the solenoid has the small 4 wire plug still there..I'm guessing that it's still ok and just the red wires need to be delt with.The green wire...may be something...