Search for gl1500 hard starting and you will find many ideas. Most seem to be from a low charged battery issue.
The float bowls are probably empty, due to evaporation or leakage.I have a hard time starting my '98 wing after it sits for a long time (a couple of weeks). I have a trender on it and the engine spins over really good but it doesn't seem to get gas to fire up. Does anybody have any solutions for me.
Our bike will do the same thing, give the throttle a quick twist bout half way before you first turn it over with choke about 2/3 on, like mentioned earlier only hit the starter button in bout 3 sec intervals, it should fire right up for you....
Oldwing is there away to look or inspect the float bowls without pulling carbs?When mine was doing that, after only several days, I could smell gas in the garage from when I parked it and for about 3 days. This was a matter of a seal on the float bowl allowing the gas to leak out. The tell tale sign was the smell of gas for an extended period of time after shutting it down.
I moved the snow from mine, but now the battery is dead....:wtf::hoppingmad::leprechaun:I'd love to ride it more but I have 6foot snow banks beside my driveway.