1988 Goldwing


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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regalman
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Motorcycle: 1988 Honda Goldwing 1500

1988 Goldwing

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Totally new to this. I got this 88 Goldwing and for the most part it was in boxes. Ive go it running but cant get it to go into gear. I know there is a safety switch in the side stand but is there anymore I should know about. I have not put the seat on it yet and all the plastic is still off. This bike sat for 10 years and that owner only put 1200 miles on it since 2004. Total miles 32,400.



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virgilmobile
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Re: 1988 Goldwing

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Do you mean that it's running but dies when you put it in gear or you can't get it to go in gear???
If it dies when selecting a gear....Put it on the center stand.(rear wheel up) and try again.A stuck clutch pack will kill the engine quick...you can even put it in gear..pull in the clutch lever and start the bike.
If thats not the problem,revisit the sidestand switch.It does indicate when it's down on a dash light..Be sure it goes off when the side stand is up...and be aware that it does not indicate when the side stand is up...Check both sides of that switch.One wire goes to ground when it's down and the other goes to ground when it's up.Thats the one that has no indicator and is suspect bad.

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wingdings
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Re: 1988 Goldwing

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Have lined up the gear change shifter correctly ??? its a common mistake !! see this topic - viewtopic.php?t=19760 - look at the pictures it shows correct alignment of the shifter lever - if it is out of alignment you will not get the bike into gear it just wont have it . The dot on the shaft must line up with the arrow on the leaver !! ..

regalman
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Re: 1988 Goldwing

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Thanks guys for the help. Center stand was the way to go. I ended up bleeding the clutch for about 3 hours and it finally started to come around. I blead that sucker twice before. It's a pain to get a bike that's sat for years.

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wingdings
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Re: 1988 Goldwing

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also have a look at this too !! ..viewtopic.php?t=12622 and viewtopic.php?t=8999 worth a punt yes ??



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