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by virgilmobile
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: sporadic fuel issue
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: sporadic fuel issue

You can pull a vacuum on it and see if it holds..
by virgilmobile
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: sporadic fuel issue
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: sporadic fuel issue

The fuel valve lives in front of the gas cap.The vacuum line that feeds it comes off the right side intake runner.
by virgilmobile
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: sporadic fuel issue
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: sporadic fuel issue

Also tend to the vacuum line that operates the fuel valve.The hose can harden and loose vacuum that keeps the valve open.
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: what is this ?
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: what is this ?

It's the part between the pulse coil and ignition coil.

The ignition module.One for each coil..The goo could be cleaned out and filled with epoxy.
I have a couple of them too.
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installed shifter brace, what a difference!
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Installed shifter brace, what a difference!

As a added bonus, although not confirmed,I believe that the poor shift problem also leads to the shift fork not being aligned properly...Maybe causing the abnormal wear on the fork and the dreaded transmission gear noise.
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Runninglights in the turnsignals
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Runninglights in the turnsignals

Follow the wire from the switch..You will find that it is also connected to the rear lamp and indicator lamp.You need to wire your relay and flasher before these connections.
If you wire it direct to the lamp only that lamp will flash.
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: I messed up changing the solenoid !!
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: I messed up changing the solenoid !!

The 4 wires..the 2 large red ones..one goes to the ignition switch and the other goes to the regulator module..When plugged into the solenoid there jumped together..they both go through the 30 amp fuse to the battery.. The 2 smaller wires..Should one be connected to that power terminal it has no eff...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Runninglights in the turnsignals
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Runninglights in the turnsignals

You can also power the switch by removing the original flasher and jumping the power wire to the switch wire right at the plug.Leave the green unhooked.
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Runninglights in the turnsignals
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Runninglights in the turnsignals

Exactly.Keep in mind that #87 will need to be the wire from the turn signal switch and not the wire going into the lamp.Just so it will connect to the rear lamp.
Your method is good.
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Runninglights in the turnsignals
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Runninglights in the turnsignals

This is correct. To keep the dim lamp off while flashing you would have to move the "flasher/relay/blinker thing" to the other side of the switch..Then add another "flasher" to the other turn signal wire. One "flasher" for each side..The switch could then operate the dim lamp cutoff relays for each ...
by virgilmobile
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Runninglights in the turnsignals
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: Runninglights in the turnsignals

Is it your intention to turn off the "running/park" lamp when the turn signal is blinking? And yes..it is a function of the switch but there may be a idea.. If you want the park lamp to go off at the moment the turn signal flashes use a small relay to switch that lamp off.The relay would be operated...
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Running rich at idle
Replies: 3
Views: 216

Re: Running rich at idle

Take a moment and read this post.https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=46504 The fuel valve may also be leaking and the few drops of gas simply evaporate without a trace. If you suspect a rich idle,pull a couple of spark plugs...at least one on each side and "read" the plug tip color to...
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 38
Views: 880

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

That is a great design.Better than original.Sometimes engineers can get stuck on one method and not think outside the box for other solutions.
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: #3 & #4 plugs no fire
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: #3 & #4 plugs no fire

Don't forget about us out here.
We wanna hear how well it runs.
Add a picture or two...We like pictures.
Good luck and keep us posted.
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 38
Views: 880

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

Ok.it does sound like the battery is in poor condition.It is still important that you check the charging volts..
Batteries do not last long if under charged or over charged.
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 38
Views: 880

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

8 volts is much too low..Was that measured directly at the battery posts?
Is the acid level in the battery full or low?
Also check the battery voltage when the bike is run for 10 minutes at 3000 rpm.
It should not be more than 14.5 volts.
Over charging a battery is bad.
by virgilmobile
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 38
Views: 880

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

Test...Turn the "kill" switch to OFF next time you attempt to start... This will kill the spark. It is possible the ignition advance mechanism is sticking..This would fire the cylinder too far before top dead center and cause the engine to have difficulty turning over by the starter. When cold,the s...
by virgilmobile
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 38
Views: 880

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

Ok.
Question.When it's warm and you try to start it..does the "struggle to start" mean that it turns the engine over much slower than when it's cold?
Or does it turn over the same speed but does not start well?
by virgilmobile
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm
Replies: 38
Views: 880

Re: Starts up perfect cold, seems to struggle when warm

If you think it may be leaking gas into a cylinder causing the cold start problem try to turn the fuel lever to off when the bike is not running. Test this first...Run the bike ok..shut off the fuel...next day turn the fuel back on and see if it starts ok... If it does ok,the fuel shut-off valves in...
by virgilmobile
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: #3 & #4 plugs no fire
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: #3 & #4 plugs no fire

In all your troubleshooting..which was spot on by the way..the very last thing you touched that has a positive effect was that white plug...
All the rest of the connectors had been moved with no results...It just has to be a bad connection there...Scrape the blades and tighten the push on connection.
by virgilmobile
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: #3 & #4 plugs no fire
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: #3 & #4 plugs no fire

You had volts at the white plug indicating that it was ok from power all the way through the coils to that plug..
If there was a corroded/loose connection from that connection to the module just the action of unplug/plug in could have improved the contact.
Either at the white plug or the module.
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: #3 & #4 plugs no fire
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: #3 & #4 plugs no fire

Before that..Start the bike and measure the battery volts..Is it above 13 volts when running?
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: #3 & #4 plugs no fire
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: #3 & #4 plugs no fire

bellboy40 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:33 pm
He was probably on C54. It is a white 4 pin connector near the ECU that has the wires going to the coils in it.
Yup..I see that now...
by virgilmobile
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: #3 & #4 plugs no fire
Replies: 24
Views: 398

Re: #3 & #4 plugs no fire

By the way..get a charger on that battery.
10.3 volts is too low..Should have been above 12 volts.
Any your positive about the "specs"??
My 88 had a very poor spark on one coil..The resistance is very low anyways but I did see a difference between it and the other two.