Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??


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Re: Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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Re: Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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Here are some pictures of my project.
Fuel pump and filter are behind the engine, under
the swing arm. I made the fuel return to the gas tank by adding an extra hole to the bottom of the tank. It
was fitted with a rivet nut, in which can easily be attached the hose spindle for the return hose. For the ECU I used the Hestec product. It is able to utilize bikes and throttle body's own sensors. All the parts are purchased second hand or "self-made", except ECU and fuel pump / filter. The adapters
between the cylinder head and the intake manifold are also outsourced. The work requires a lot of hours and patience. The frame of the F6C/Valkyrie and GoldWing is different, so the work may require some modifications.
That was the story about how I did it, but my way is just one of the possible ones.














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Re: Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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Just like a Swiss Watch. Must be the surstromming. 😁 Did Robert from "Nomad Sweden" help you? 😂 whatever the case. You did a fantastic job. Wow. when I had my old 76 goldwing 1000 years ago I was looking for ways to pull all 4 carbs out and build my own manifold from a VW manifold. 4 into 1. I didn't have a shop or the materials or expense to try it. I think it would have been great. I completely rebuilt my carbs on my goldwing 1500 when I bought it 3 years ago. I ride it at least every other day to town. Works great. Thanks for the pic's and update. Again. amazing.
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Re: Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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onedayright - not trying to usurp your thread. Parts/pieces for the 1500 are going to be like the earlier 1000/1100/1200 GWs - scarce and harder to find, ergo more costly.

Alternative work arounds are going to be the need of the day, possibly conversion to an EFI system. Mentioned in an earlier post that I have only read about one 1500 being converted to FI, and the end result was it worked but not as well as expected.

Like the work that oke57 did with his Valk. Demonstrates what can be done if you want to.

Enjoy your 1500, had a '95, great for touring and such.

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Re: Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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Rednaxs60 wrote: Sat Dec 24, 2022 7:36 pm No fuel injection on GWs after the '86 SE-i FI model. Having mentioned this, Wingadmin posted an article about the 1500 engine design and it emulates an FI engine in quite a few ways. There are IIBC 5 different circuits, each doing a specific function that emulates an FI engine. Honda was very innovative with the GW.
There was fuel injection after the 86 SE, the 1800's are all have fuel injection. But all 1800 not 1300 VTX are fuel injected.
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Re: Given a 1997 GL1500 SE Canadian Limited Edition, that has fuel injection on both sides of the fairing??

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The fact that the GL1500 was a 12 year production model, and made entirely in the USA at the Marysville plant, engine plant just down the road - take this fact to an HD meet, is a testament to the quality of the 1500 GW. It was designed in North America for the North American market. A few weeks here and there over the years, but nothing extravagant like the early models. The FI hiatus of 14 years until the 1800 for FI was a long time, and if it wasn't for emission standards the first 1800s might have been carbureted models - who knows. Treat your 1500 like a person treats their vintage car(s) and you'll be riding and enjoying it for years to come.


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