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I have a 1988 Goldwing and have a fuel problem with it that I can't seem to resolve.

After filling up my gas tank, I rode down the road about a mile and it just died on me.

I could get it started, but as soon as I would give it some throttle, it would shut off.

I got it home by letting it idle. I thought it might be bad gas and I pumped all the gas. I went to a different gas station and bought about 2 gallons and put that in, but it still wouldn't start. I took off the fuel line at the filter and turned on the ignition and got no fuel. I checked my shop manual and did the test it said to do. I thought I got it down to a bad fuel pump relay. I installed the new relay, but still nothing.

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What you just described is exactly what the OEM pump was doing on my bike.

I had been riding along in 104*F weather, stopped for a moment or 5. Got back on the bike and headed for home. 1 mile later, it acted like "vapor lock" and the bike kept going slower and slower. I nursed it along for maybe a mile at 1500 rpm. Then it just quit.

Got off the bike, did a quick voltage check of the battery (12.7 volts) and then while engine cranking (10.8 volts).

Maybe 10 minutes at most the bike was stopped. Pulled the headlight and light fuses to reduce the load "just in case". Hit the starter and it lit off.

Nursed it to the house about 10 miles away and proceeded to change out the fuel pump. What you see posted above here fixed the problem for me.




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Connected the fuel gauge's fuel line and a touch of the starter button turned the fuel pump on and I was rewarded with a quick splash of fuel and the pressure gauge jumped up to 2.5 psi.
That is good and should work just fine. When doing swap overs all parameters should be known and taken into consideration.

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Always a fun job - The pumps for the Carb'd '88 Honda Prelude have always been viable replacements for the GL1500's in-tank units (IIRE the OEM flow is <20gph with max pressures of 4psi which is low enough for the GL's float-valves to stop up.



I don't think that I've run across any of the aftermarket pumps for the Prelude application that I would not trust in the 1500's tank, though I've gotta admit that this install of the NAPA part does seem near-OEM.



I've always wondered if the Honda fuel system guys didn't just grab from the automotive side anyway - lower cost of production and even the tank plate seal works in both applications...








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From a cost perspective, they would use whatever they can borrow from the parts bin.

GM has been doing it for years

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I have a 1996 GL1500 and just went through putting on new fuel pump from the scenerio of the honda prelude.. The bike had been sitting for about 6 years and the fuel pump was rusted from the old fuel. Didn't bother to soak and clean old one just to have it be to weak after all that. Now that I have the fuel pump on it, it does start but now I have fuel coming from all kind of tubes under the bike. Does anyone know if the pump needs to be adjusted or anything or if I have some other problem? I have not put the breather back on yet, but I don't recall unhooking any fuel lines when I took it off. There are 2 small line under bike close to brake peddle fuel is pouring out of one of them, and also in the front under the radiator area. It is definitely pumping fuel now, but just to much... Any help would be great.



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Sounds like you may have other problems with the leak.

Start a new thread for your bike with details.

Fuel pumps normally do not have any settings, just install and done.
Leaks could be bad hoses, stuck floats, other things.

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Yeah -- hopefuly, we'll see that thread from tempbear sometime soon...

and I'm also hopeful that the part's folks he worked with got him the 88 Prelude pump for the Carb'd engine (not the EFI one that would over-pressure the float valves as he's describing)
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I just used this thread to replace my fuel pump and it went smooth. Thanks for the info....

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Just replaced mine with the NAPA unit...smooth and creamy....until I filled the tank..fuel is just pouring out of the fuel pump cover...took it loose the gasket looks great, bolted everything back together, put it on the side stand and its leaking. On my way back to use some make makagasket to see if it'll stop. Any other thoughts??

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The gasket likes to fold over when you put it back in.

Just make triple sure that it is properly positioned. Mine felt like it is brittle so I ordered a new one.

Also be sure the pump is positioned as far forward as you can get it. If it sticks back out further than the mounting frame it will strike the bottom of the tank and the flange will not bolt down flat.

If the flange will sit down on the tank w/o you having to push down on it, you have enough room.


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