Missing and almost died


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
Post Reply
User avatar
Corkster52
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:28 am
Location: Naperville, IL
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade
1988 GL1500 (sold 4/17)

Missing and almost died

Post by Corkster52 »



200 miles from home on a 2100 mile ride, my old girl started to miss, and even though I increased throttle I kept losing speed (on the interstate). Luckily, there was an exit within about a half-mile, so I turned on my flasher and she chug chugged almost all the way to the stop sign at the exit, then missing stopped and I got home with no further issues. My thoughts are that I might've gotten some bad gas, or my fuel filter was clogging up (ordered a new filter). I'll be going on another long ride in a few weeks. What else might be the cause of this happening? Thanks in advance!



User avatar
Andy Cote
Posts: 377
Joined: Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:38 am
Location: Windham, ME
Motorcycle: 2015 Goldwing, basic black

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by Andy Cote »

How hot was it? How much fuel did you have (recent fill up or near empty)?

Vacuum in gas tank (vent obstructed).
Vacuum operated petcock is failing/leaking or vacuum line to it has deteriorated.
Failing fuel pump.
Pulse generator.
ECM.
2018 Goldwing, basic black

Previously: GL1200 standard, GL1200 Interstate, GL1500 Goldwing, GL1500 Valkyrie Standard, 2000 Valkyrie Interstate, many other Hondas

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 21294
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (sold)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 (wife's!)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by WingAdmin »

Clogged gas cap vent! Top of the list of things to check.

User avatar
Corkster52
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:28 am
Location: Naperville, IL
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade
1988 GL1500 (sold 4/17)

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by Corkster52 »

Andy Cote wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 1:46 pm
How hot was it?
It was about 85 but it started raining when the symptoms started.

User avatar
Corkster52
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:28 am
Location: Naperville, IL
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade
1988 GL1500 (sold 4/17)

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by Corkster52 »

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:48 pm
Clogged gas cap vent! Top of the list of things to check.
I'll check it. Thanks

User avatar
Wing--Man
Posts: 84
Joined: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:51 pm
Location: 60477
Motorcycle: Its-A-Wing--Man

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by Wing--Man »

I had an incident today of my Wing dying while riding.
Stopped at a quick-mart for a soda, was not more than 10 minutes then left. 5 miles down the road my Wing just cut off. Did a quick pull over and went through the last startup routine, key and side stand and tried restarting, nothing. Battery good, dash lights proper.
Sat for a moment or two then looked at the kill switch. Yup, the kill buttons arrow was near the lower side of off but not quite full detent. Thought about it a moment, was it I who bumped it? No, I have short grips and I have to do an extra reach for that switch. In those 5 miles I never moved my right hand from the grip. Also if I did bump it, that buttons arrow would move up, not down.
Then it dawned on me, THOSE DIRT BIKE KIDS, 3 parking spaces over. One must have set the switch partly to off so as I'm riding it vibrate to the full off. I was wondering why they were giggling as I left.
It is good we have dreams, for if they were real, most would not be alive.
Smile for yourself next time you wake up, you have another fine day to live.

User avatar
Corkster52
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:28 am
Location: Naperville, IL
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade
1988 GL1500 (sold 4/17)

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by Corkster52 »

Changed the fuel filter, but the installed one didn't really look bad, just slightly discolored.

User avatar
wingdings
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Location: mells , England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1989

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by wingdings »

TRY THIS - Corky !! - Hope it helps too !! -



   Never miss a video: Subscribe to the GoldwingDocs YouTube channel today!




   Never miss a video: Subscribe to the GoldwingDocs YouTube channel today!


:D :D :D :D :D

User avatar
wingdings
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Location: mells , England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1989

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by wingdings »

Could be the petcock too - Watch this vid - Corky too !! - and have a look at the how too i posted on here too !! -



   Never miss a video: Subscribe to the GoldwingDocs YouTube channel today!




   Never miss a video: Subscribe to the GoldwingDocs YouTube channel today!

User avatar
Corkster52
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:28 am
Location: Naperville, IL
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade
1988 GL1500 (sold 4/17)

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by Corkster52 »

wingdings wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:29 pm
TRY THIS - Corky !! - Hope it helps too !! -
Thanks! I did soak the cap in SeaFoam overnight, but I will take it off and make sure it’s clear. Might even try to find one for a spare.

User avatar
Corkster52
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:28 am
Location: Naperville, IL
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade
1988 GL1500 (sold 4/17)

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by Corkster52 »

wingdings wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:29 pm
TRY THIS - Corky !! - Hope it helps too !! -
I did the WD40 and compresser blow-out stuff on the gas cap yesterday. Going on a group ride today. If the old girl gives me any trouble I'll be going after the petcock rebuild.

Thanks again guys :!:

User avatar
wingdings
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Location: mells , England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1989

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by wingdings »

Hear is a how too - Corky !! - viewtopic.php?f=14&t=36257 - :D :D :D :D

User avatar
Corkster52
Posts: 640
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:28 am
Location: Naperville, IL
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 Aspencade
1988 GL1500 (sold 4/17)

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by Corkster52 »

Heck, my memory is getting bad! Looking at my Cyclemax orders it looks like I bought one in May of 2017 and I am pretty sure I replaced it. I'll do a vacuum test on the installed one for a double-check.

User avatar
wingdings
Posts: 375
Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:48 pm
Location: mells , England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: Honda Goldwing gl 1989

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by wingdings »

Well fella - I Know you did buy one - you replied to that post i did view the link i sent you corky fella - scroll down and your right there in the reply's Corky .. :D :D :D :D :D

User avatar
ct1500
Posts: 1392
Joined: Wed Nov 10, 2010 8:09 pm
Location: Glastonbury,CT
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500
Contact:

Re: Missing and almost died

Post by ct1500 »

A petcock diaphragm would typically not be an intermittent issue, it is either torn or intact. Your problem would point more towards a failing fuel pump as they die a very slow death unable to keep a constant pressure at times.
Andy had the bases covered. :)


Local and need repair help with your 1500, Valkyrie or ST please click contact
Nothing leaves my shop till its' perfect
This is what I do

Post Reply