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I got some bad gas a few years ago. Bike never did die, but had to pull to the shoulder for a bit. I would take what you can get out of it for now, and fill it back up with gasaholl free gas if you can get it. When I got bad gas, I had to take the fuel filter off about 3 times just to drain the water out of it. I would pull the fuel filter on yours and drain old gas out, replace filter, and try again. Never buy gas at that station again.
Another ting that helped my `98 S.E. was to take the gas cap off, and soak it overnight in Seafoam. Blow out with compressed air the next day. I would recommend anyone with a 1500 to do this if it has never been done before.
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What happens to the GL1500 fuel cap to cause problems? Is it all 1500's or just certain years? I have a new to me 1995 GL1500se with 154,000 miles.

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Any fuel cap can clog up and no longer vent.

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Vacuum leaks will cause a symptom similar to a fuel problem. Look at the intake manifolds where they attach to the heads. There are vacuum tubes that attach there and could be broken or cracked.

1500's are also known for a vacuum leak that is under the carbs at the top of the intake manifold. Not easy to get to but a well known problem.

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Easiest thing to check is that the 4 Hose Clamps are snug, that connect the rubber isolators between the carbs and the intake manifold... If they are loose, then the engine will lean out (from air getting sucked in there) and idle rough. If you find it leaking, then you can often seal it by removing the carbs, then re-installing with a light coating of grease on the joint.


Next is to verify that the Vacuum Line (to the Ignition Advance) beneath the carb is intact... This is the infamous L-shaped hose that emerges from the rear side of the left intake manifold... You'll have to lift the carb to access it. Many article refer to it.


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1997 1500SE, started having a small miss at lower rpm, straightened out around 2500-3000 rpm.
Did a couple miles of didnt-know-it-was-that-late speed, now completely stalls out at anything under 3000rpm. It will hold lower revs some in neutral, but not in gear. Seems to be OK above 3000rpm, not fun in stop and go town driving.

Any ideas? Coils?

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Start with the simple stuff.
When did you last change the fuel filter?

The carb slide cleaning worked for me too.
I do it now as a maintenance item.

A vacuum leak check should be on your list too.
The problematic one under the rubber mat is a carb off item, but another problem line is off the left side manifold.
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