Question about 1989 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing

1 Answer

1988 GL 1500 Starting Problems

Have changed fuel pump on my 1988 GL1500 but still acts as though it still is not getting fuel I did get it to run if choke was kept on half way but now acts as though it is not getting fire to the plugs?

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • apaama Feb 01, 2009

    Yes

  • apaama Feb 01, 2009

    Yes on and off for about four years I would start it up and run it in the garage to bring the engine to op.temp. but did not drive it but very little and noticed as time went by that it started acting like it was starving for fuel and started noticing I would have to run it on choke part way just to get it to idle and accelerating was out of the question. Does the 1500 have a petcock i'm not aware that it does.

  • apaama Feb 09, 2009

    I pulled the carbs and found that jet #20 on both carbs to be plugged I cleaned them and put them back in and found jet #19 to be clear. Can the obstruction in jet #20 cause the problems that I had mentioned or should I look into it further?

  • apaama Feb 15, 2009

    I tried your suggestions and they worked now all I have to do is balance the carbs. Thanks for the help.

  • joe May 11, 2010

    was the bike sitting for a while before you rode it again? carbs might be dirty internally.



    is the petcock in the ON position or RESERVE position? if in the ON position, does it have enough gas in the tank? if you move it to reserve, does it do the same thing?

×

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 126 Answers

Petcock is #4 in this pic:

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/atlanticcycleandpower/Honda_OEM/HondaMC.asp?Type=18&A=58&B=57&Action=O

you should be able to switch between ON and RESERVE with this lever.

sure sounds like its starving for fuel as time went on so something is gumming up,

i would check to see if the fuel filter is clogged (#2 in the above pic) and if you can reach it, disconnect the output of the filter and see how it flows. if its a good stream, then focus on the carbs. if it doesn't, then replace it.

carbs may have gum & tarnish in them. you'll have to remove them and give it a thorough cleaning. if you're not comfortable doing any of this, then take it to a dealer or independant shop. if you're ok with removing the carbs, but not comfortable cleaning them internally, then take them to a shop that can do this.

if you can get them off and want to see just how bad they are, then remove the bowls (#5 in this pic):

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/atlanticcycleandpower/Honda_OEM/HondaMC.asp?Type=18&A=58&B=33&Action=O

and see how bad the gum looks. it will smell like varnish and look either very sticky or very hard. be careful removing the bowls to keep the gasket in one piece. it it tears, then you'll need a new one from honda.

pay particular attention to the jets (#19 & #20 in the pic) as these little holes plug up almost immediately once gas starts going bad. you can remove the main jet and slow jet and give them a cleaning with carb cleaner and a bread tie (with the plastic removed, using it like a pipe cleaner). they are brass so be sure not to deform them with tools.

going any further will take patiences and a little skill, but you can try the above at a minimum and put it back on to see if it will run.

good luck.

pic of your carbs as an assembly on the bike:
http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/atlanticcycleandpower/Honda_OEM/HondaMC.asp?Type=18&A=58&B=32&Action=O

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How to remove trunk and side bags on 1988 gl 1500 Honda gold wing


Hi, Dave for this scenario you will need your service/owners manual if you can't find the first and best tool you ever bought for your Yamaha, despair not, for a mere zero $ you can download another one. For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
96 GL1500A Removing saddlebags GL1500 DIY Articles goldwingdocs com
How Do Remove Gl1500 Saddlebags eHow
Honda GL1500 Service Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda GOLDWING GL1500 Owner Manual

Mar 01, 2017 | 1989 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing

1 Answer

How to check rear gear oil 1988 honda gl1500


put up on center stand open plug stick in your little finger you should see oil on your finger 90W

Jun 05, 2014 | 1988 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing

1 Answer

96 gold wing 1500 changed the oil and filter started bike once now will not start


Check you kill switch. Changing oil should have nothing to do with starting. Changing fuel filter is recommended. Could be a fuel pump problem. Is fuel pump getting power. Check fuel pump relay and or fuse and find any connector in the wiring that feeds the pump and inspect. Could also be an ignition problem. To bettet answer, I would need more info.

Oct 29, 2013 | 1996 Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing

1 Answer

Trying to mount a front tire on 1988 Goldwing GL1500. Can't get the tire to seat on the rim - more bead is showing on one side than the other. Looks like the tire is not centered on the rim. Any


Hi, Sally make sure the rim is smooth at the inside edges use excessive amounts of GOJO non-pumice hand cleaner on the bead of the tire and 150+psi.of air pressure if the bead still won't seat correctly take it to a motorcycle shop and let them deal with it.
For more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Honda GL1500 Service Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda GOLDWING GL1500 Owner Manual
Honda GL 1500 6 Gold Wing 1988
Honda Gold Wing

Apr 26, 2017 | 1988 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing

1 Answer

Trying to mount a front tire on 1988 Goldwing GL1500. Can't get the tire to seat on the rim - more bead is showing on one side than the other. Looks like the tire is not centered on the rim. Any


Hi, Anonymous you need to make sure the rim is smooth at the inside edges use excessive amounts of GOJO non-pumice hand cleaner on the bead of the tire and 150+psi.of air pressure if the bead still won't seat correctly take it to a motorcycle shop and let them deal with it.
For more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Honda Gold Wing
Honda GL 1500 6 Gold Wing 1988
Honda GOLDWING GL1500 Owner Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda GL1500 Service Manual

Apr 29, 2017 | 1988 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing

1 Answer

1988 GL1500 GOLDWING - LOW ENGINE SPEED HESITATION


run octane boost in your gas for a few tanks to clean out system will make everything burn hotter which is good

Jun 07, 2011 | 1989 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing

1 Answer

1988 GL1500 Tonight made and intermitint Sqeeling


join our gl1500 groups. google gl1500 boards and groups. i dont know your answer, but maybe somebody there would.

Aug 06, 2009 | 1989 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing

2 Answers

1989 GOLDWING STARTING PLROBLEM


REPLACE SPARK PLUGS AND CHECK FUEL SUPPLY

Jul 20, 2009 | 1989 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing

1 Answer

I have a 97 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2 that wont start


COULD BE A BAD FUEL PUMP EVEN THOUGH ITS NEW, TRY THE FUSES IN THE MAIN FUSE BOX UNDER THE HOOD, ALSO TRY DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY CABLES FOR ABOUT 5 MINS, LASTLY IT MAY BE THE ECM [computer on fire wall]
HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEWHAT

Mar 06, 2009 | 1997 Dodge Ram

Not finding what you are looking for?
1989 Honda GL 1500 Gold Wing Logo

341 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Honda Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

74269 Answers

Gino Cussen
Gino Cussen

Level 2 Expert

216 Answers

Are you a Honda Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...