the surging of the GL 1500


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ianalvarado
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the surging of the GL 1500

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Hello Guys, I am so fricken happy right now, I know a bunch of us have the idling or surging problem on our gl 1500. well I've tried lots of different things and cannot find the problem. today I changed the temp. sensor on my gl 1500 hoping this would fix the surging problem as I read on line about it. Nope did not fix the
problem. AND I was pissed because I was listening to the engine idling up and down up and down. The rpm's were going from 750 to 1250. After the engine warmed up the rpm's were between 1000 and 1250 so I decided to lower the idle with the knob that is in the gas compartment. As I was going to turn the knob I noticed it was hard to turn and it was pushed in and even the rubber coating or protection of the cable was not snaped on the little plastic clip that holds it in place. Well I decided to pull on it to put it in place and OMG immediately the idle surging came to a complete stop! I cannot believe it! I fixed my bike with out knowing how or why. I am so excited and I couldn't wait to come let you all know of this un known fix. Guys I really hope this will work for you. Go try pulling on that idling cable in the gas compartment and see what happens. Just pull back and try twisting it a little. Good Luck!
PS: I never wright on this web site although I have learned a lot with it. Today I had to let all goldwing fans about my fix. Please let us know of your results.
my 1995 Se Gl1500 is idling and purring like a kitten.


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Re: the surging of the GL 1500

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I will have to go give that a look on mine.
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Re: the surging of the GL 1500

Post by WingAdmin »

That knob is just a flexible cable with a screw at the end of it. That screw screws into the throttle body assembly and adjusts the idle spot. If you turn that knob all the way left too far, you will end up unscrewing the screw all the way out of the assembly, and it will fall out. To replace it means a fair amount of disassembly.

I suspect you might have done this - if you turn it clockwise and the RPM increases, then it's still OK. If not, then it's probably fallen out.
ianalvarado
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Re: the surging of the GL 1500

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Hi ,
pleasure, NO I did not get to turn the knob, as I mentioned I was going to lower the rpm's and that is why I noticed that the knob was to far in and off of the clip.
I do know what the knob is for and the function of it. All I did was pulled it to fit it in place and imediatly the surging stoped. I just hope this is somthing that can help all


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