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Just bought my first Goldwing :clapper:. It's a 1992 GL1500 SE. I really enjoy riding it. There's no work to riding at all compared to other bikes I have owned.

Here's the problem - after I turn off the ignition, there is a whirring sound every couple of minutes (fuel pump?) and a bad odor of gasoline. I have checked the vacuum petcock and there doesn't seem to be any leaks. I ordered a diaphragm kit for it any way.

Am I missing something else? I searched the forum re: Gas Odor but all the threads never mention the fuel pump coming on after shut down.

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It really should be impossible for the fuel pump to run with the ignition off. It could be someone has rewired it to battery power for who knows what reason. It is supposed to run off the engine control module.
 

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DaveO430 wrote:
It really should be impossible for the fuel pump to run with the ignition off. It could be someone has rewired it to battery power for who knows what reason. It is supposed to run off the engine control module.
would or could a bad ground from/in/on control module possibly cause this? it says it should have continuity at all times.



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I don't think so Mark. Besides, a lot of other issues would show up with a bad ground.
 

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thank you dave. just trying to learn all i can abut these 1500's. i love them:cheeky1:



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May not be the fuel pump - just hear something whirring every couple of minutes after I turn it off - and it smells like gas :?
 

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open gas cap next time before you turn it off, to see what happens.

maybe.........maybe not



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When I open the gas cap (after I turn it off), it is pressurized.

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i was thinking that may be the noise you're hearing, the pressure going out, a little at a time. try leaving cap loose start and run then turn off and see if noise continues



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Ok - just went out to the garage - started the Wing and loosened the cap. Left it run for a couple of minutes and turned it off, still with the gas cap loose - NO WHIRRING!!! Does this mean that the gas cap is not venting properly? How do I fix this?

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id say that is the problem...........if in fact it is a real problem. could try putting seafoam in cap 1st.

follow the vent tube from cap, disconnect, put air through it and see if blocked. hope this helps,



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So - should there be pressure in the tank? When I open the tank after a run, there is definately pressure in the tank.
 

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my 94 does...........i've never read about people smelling gas unless their cap was blocked.

i really don't think you have anything to worry about if its running good.

i still might would try some seafoam in cap if you are smelling gas, and look close to see if you have a possible gas leak.

better safe than sorry.



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maybe someone else may come along with a better idea. good luck

but i would think..if you did have a gas leak it'd be running bad also.
 
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