Honda Gl-1500


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Winger1956
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Honda Gl-1500

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Hi guys newbe here on the Docs .i'm Having trouble with my wing . maybe y'all can point me in the right direction . Bout a year and a half ago my gl-1500 started running like crap . idle was very rough (all most made like a dieseling sound with it and hard to rev up ) plus it wouldn't go over seventy . it would just fall on its face . so i took it the local Honda dealer here in San Antonio and they assured me that they could get it running again . anyways it sat there for about 2 months and finally they call and say its ready . I had serval things done to in addition to the carb rebuild ie and new front tire , progressive springs , replaced the bushing & seals on the front forks and rebuild the clutch master and slave cylinder . but just the cab part was $1600.00 to get done . anyways ..bout two months later the carbs start acting a little odd so i raised the idle a bit and it smoothed out then another two months go by and it goes right back to running the way it was before the repair . So i call the dealer up to tell them what happened and there like Well sounds like your not driving it enough. (LOL!) bring it by when you get a chance . so anyway i have to wait for several months before taking it back to them again because of $$$ issues to pay honda again . so i get it over to them again in April 2021 and they go through one more time . i gets the call in 2nd week of May that its ready so i go over and pay the $1600 again and pick it up and it runs..........ok not as good as the 1st time i picked it up but it runs and idling ok and has power at speed . Ok Here it is were now six weeks from that time and its back to running rough and no power again . Im like literally throwing my hands up in the air saying WTF. now for clarity sake pre 1st repair the fuel pump had been changed and the fuel filter. but no fuel lines at that point . on the 1st repair they cleaned the fuel tank and put and other fuel filter and auto fuel shut off in it. im not sure if the fuel filter was replaced on the 2nd repair or not but they did say they replaced some of the fuel lines . so anyway ..im really not sure what im going to do at this point . i certainly think that these guys are missing some thing and i'm of the opinion that taking it bake to them is Just dumb .Now here's where y'all come in ..LOL.... Is there any one in the san Antonio area that i can take this to to have it checked out ? or is there some thing I can do here at the house ? i am currently trying to find a consumer services lawyer to see if i have any recourse through the legal system . any advice y'all give me will be greatly appreciated


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I'd have a look at your fuel filter. I wonder if there is rust or other gunk in your fuel tank that is choking up your fuel filter (and perhaps the carbs with whatever gets past the filter)?
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I suppose that's a possibility with the eathenol fuels out there today . i try to use NON eathenol in the wing even thou it not always available . but i can tell ya they didn't bill me for no fuel filter .
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Winger1956 wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:38 pm I suppose that's a possibility with the eathenol fuels out there today . i try to use NON eathenol in the wing even thou it not always available . but i can tell ya they didn't bill me for no fuel filter .
beside you wold think they would say something if there was a rust in the fuel tank issue
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Did the maintenance on my ex-1500 three years ago and changed the fuel filter. Cut the old one open, hadn't been changed in a few years:


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I know there has been at least three fuel filters put in sense i bought it a few years ago . has to be another problem. does any one on here know how a gl 1500 would run if the air jet system is malfunctioning ( the computer control air system )
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Winger1956 wrote: Tue Jun 29, 2021 3:17 pm I know there has been at least three fuel filters put in sense i bought it a few years ago . has to be another problem. does any one on here know how a gl 1500 would run if the air jet system is malfunctioning ( the computer control air system )
It won't be affected. That only injects air into the exhaust. The bike runs fine without it, it just generates more emissions.
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And from what i've read and seen on u tube that sounds right . to me it was a way for Honda to beat the emissions standards of the day .
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From what I have read and videos seen, Honda retooled the 1500 engine operating systems to emulate a fuel injected engine but with carbs. Thinking it would have been same or less expense to have an FI engine.
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Honda has always gone out of their way to keep carburetors long after their expiration date.
Just look at the complexity and added cost of making the CVCC engine.


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