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I have a 1998 GL1500 SE that I bought new. It has 115,000 miles on it now and sometimes, usually on hot days, I can be cruising along just fine and then the bike acts like it's not getting fuel anymore. I pull off the road and let it sit 5-10 minutes and it will start and run just fine. Sometimes it will do this multiple times. Yesterday, I had it happen 3 times in about 5-6 miles. It seems like vapor lock to me, but my mechanics have assured me that Gold Wings don't get vapor lock. They also didn't have any idea what might cause it. I thinking maybe the auto fuel valve has a problem. Keep in mind that I can go months and many miles between these occurrences. This just started happening 3-4 years ago. Anyone have any idea what might be the problem?
 

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Sounds like a fuel pump on it's way out. Can you hear the pump run when you have this problem. I'm not really a 1500 guy so this will bump you up and hopefully one of the Gurus will be along shortly.
Good Luck,
Greg
 

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I've changed the fuel filter a couple of times since this stasrted happening. Bought the expensive Honda ones.
 

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hi your bike can vapor lock you need to check the vent in the gas cap to make sure its not blocked also the carbs have a heat riser that is controled by its own termostat should shut down at 68degrees if it sticks the gas will over vaporisenearly boil a bitch to get at but go with the gas cap first
 

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I would also do a simple fuel output test on the fuel pump.
 

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Raveller--No, I haven't listened for the fuel pump during these episodes. I usually just coast to a stop, shut her down, and sit and stew for a few minutes until she'll start again.

agnogel-I've played with the gas cap before but never replaced it. As for the carb heat risers, I don't know anything about those.

siebo--thanks for the suggestion.

Thanks guys, I'll try these things one at a time and let you know how it goes. It might take me a while to get to them though.
 

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Thanks Nick. It's nice to know I'm not the only one who has had this problem. I may have to resort to the new fuel pump remedy, but I'm not ready to do that just yet. Meanwhile, the info will be on file.
 

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I had the same symptoms on my 96 SE. Went with the writeup above. 1 hour repair, runs like new, now. Autozone had the Accord pump in stock. The only sore spot was not having a fuel filter on hand, and giving $18 US for one at the local Honda shop.
 
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