1989 Gl1500

Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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1989 Gl1500

Post by cjeffers9 »

Hey guys try not to make this long. 4 years ago found cancer fought for 2 yrs then said Hell I'm going on a ride. Wanted to go north out of Nebraska but there was fall snow in Bear tooth pass ( a must to ride, I want to ride a Goldwing in all of the lower 48 states ) so went south ,Great ride ( got a lot of states in ) Anyways got blown off the road in Wyoming 65 mph gust ( Be careful wind will take a 89 gl1500 off the road ) $400 damage to bike over $79,000 to me. Any ways went to move bike today charged battery ,drained old Stabil gas New gas and seafoam, started right up (GOLDWING !!! ) but leaking gas pouring from drain hoses and from up front by the radiator. Bike wasn't leaking when got her home. (2 yrs ) Going to start taking plastic off tomorrow. So what am I going to find? What to look for? Somebody's smarter than me , but ain't a dummy. Anybody been there, Did that. Any help . Remember Wingers stick together. Hell I live Nebraska but from North by God Carolina I'll talk with anyone. So let me
Know what you think. Keep her up right. Watch the wind.

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Re: 1989 Gl1500

Post by wingdings »

could be your petcock !! take a look at this - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=36257
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Re: 1989 Gl1500

Post by bluthundr31 »

After letting my beast sit for 8-10 years, I was lucky that my carbs and hoses were in good shape, , , BUT I've seen where "gas leaks" have been successfully diagnosed, , , ,

I would be less surprised that one, or BOTH of your floats are stuck.

Inspect the fuel hoses carefully too, , , maybe one cracked/deteriorated while sitting.

I know its not much consolation, , , but atleast you KNOW the fuel pump is working :D
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Re: 1989 Gl1500

Post by DenverWinger »

Disable the fuel pump and Petcock (disconnect fuel pump power and vacuum line on the petcock) and start the bike to run the carbs out of gas, use the choke when the engine starts to sputter to use as much gas out of the carbs you can.

This drops the floats to bottom of travel, needle valves open wide.

Then reconnect fuel pump and vacuum line and start the bike again.

The sudden inrush of fuel might just wash out whatever crud was stuck in the needle valve.

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