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On my 1990 GL1500 I was useing the reverse backing out of a rough driveway and while trying to go up a hump is slowed to a stop. I went to take it out of reverse and at first it felt bound up. I rocked the bike back forth and I got it out of reverse. I tried it again and had the same results. Next time I also got a push and it backed up. When I got home I tried it on flat ground and I believe it woked ok. My wife did say the head light would go off when I was trying to back and if I read my clymers manual right the light should stay on and it could be a connecter or resister??. I have thought the reverse never felt that strong. I have a new battery and if I remember right when the reverse slowed to a stop my voltage pulled down to 12.9 but as soon as I stopped it went right back up to 14.'s Any idea's where I need to look first.......Gary
 

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Gary, the bump tripped ,the safety relay. When the relay trips you can't use reverse for several minutes until it dumps the charge.
 

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Did you have the engine running? It does take a good deal of battery power to use reverse. I always leave my engine running and usually throttle up the idle speed so the alternator will charge.
 

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Ted, I will try it again under differant types of surfaces and see if works better. Thanks.......Gary
 

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I've not done it, but I've been told you can back over a curb in reverse. Stick around, someone will be able to help you alot better than I can.
 

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fatalattraction wrote:
Did you have the engine running? It does take a good deal of battery power to use reverse. I always leave my engine running and usually throttle up the idle speed so the alternator will charge.
I did have the motor running. It does have a walmart battery maybe it doesn't have enough power. It did feel like it was weak and it just ran down to a stop.....Gary
 

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Hi Gary I've seen GL1500s reverse up quite steep driveways without trouble, but I've also seen them stop at other times, like on speed humps. I think each bike is a bit different, maybe the relays are inconsistent and trip at different loads.
 

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Eamonn1200 wrote:
Hi Gary I've seen GL1500s reverse up quite steep driveways without trouble, but I've also seen them stop at other times, like on speed humps. I think each bike is a bit different, maybe the relays are inconsistent and trip at different loads.
Thanks Eamonn, I am going to try it out on differant angles and see how it does so I will know what to expect. I am also going to check some of the conections. It has a new Walmart battery...Thanks............Gary
 
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