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by Sempai
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Dropped it in Oil Fill Hole...OH NO
Replies: 31
Views: 1737

Re: Dropped it in Oil Fill Hole...OH NO

Hmm, I would think a 6" piece of anything dropped in said hole would be unlikely to go anywhere but straight down...admittedly, I have NOT ever looked into this hole on my bike. If you KNOW the I.D. of the offending tube, and it is somewhat pointing towards the hole, I would try using a slightly sma...
by Sempai
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

VICTORY!!!
Nice job!
by Sempai
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade
Replies: 9
Views: 4283

Re: Changing clutch set for GL1500 Aspencade

Any tips or tricks on removing the cover? Also I didn't realize that some bolts were shorter and others longer. First, be absolutely certain that you do indeed have ALL the bolts out. Once you've confirmed this, try tapping the side of the cover gently, but purposefully with a rubber mallet to jar ...
by Sempai
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Wow! The chunk that broke off, is it one big piece? If so, think I'd be inclined to weld it back in place. Could do as you were thinking with the 2-part, but maybe use it as a glue to put the missing piece back in place, and weld over the seam?
by Sempai
Fri Apr 07, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Probably will put a drill-stop on the tap and rethread it as much as the timesert needs and that'll be all. As I recall, you'll drill through the entire bore of the drain hole. Then the countersink will leave you a shelf at a very specific depth, it simply will not go any deeper as per its design. ...
by Sempai
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 832

Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan?? Timesert length??

I'm asking the collective brain-trust to recommend the length of Timesert I ordered the Timesert kit they have for the GL1500. The inserts (I think 5 or 6 came in the very nice boxed kit) were just right, they were all the same length. The problem I did have was with the countersink tool. This piec...
by Sempai
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 LED's
Replies: 45
Views: 3110

Re: GL1500 LED's

parallel means the current flow has a choice to flow more than 1 way to the load. The added resister is added to ground on the turn signal circuit, but it is not in parallel, it should be added in another path between the 12 turn signal source and the turn signal bulb. You are thinking too hard. Im...
by Sempai
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket suppliers for RELAYS?
Replies: 17
Views: 1625

Re: Aftermarket suppliers for RELAYS?

WingAdmin wrote:Incidentally, I should mention that we now carry these relays for sale right-here on the site, for less than half retail price.
SWEET!!
by Sempai
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ring of fire
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Ring of fire

I just visited the link I just posted... I feel it pertinent to point out a little bit of extra stuff that I did. I made a small plastic bracket that I JBWelded to the inside of the disc cover to which I added more LED strips that are aimed out through the brake cooling vents...and another lil brack...
by Sempai
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ring of fire
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Ring of fire

When I redid my Rings of Fire to compliment the RGB LEDs that are strewn throughout my bike, I used exactly the same flexible strips sold to me by my supplier. I mated the Rings and the LED strips in July of 2011, and they remained precisely where I put them ever since (I had to replace one side whe...
by Sempai
Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive 416 shock help
Replies: 6
Views: 334

Re: Progressive 416 shock help

I have a silly question. With the shocks REMOVED from the bike, does the swingarm move up and down throughout its range easily? If you have the shocks off, you ought to be able to move the whole final drive assembly with no more effort than what it takes to lift the weight of the components...if you...
by Sempai
Sun Jun 19, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '95 GL1500 SE clutch hose R&R
Replies: 12
Views: 747

Re: '95 GL1500 SE clutch hose R&R

IRumor has it that the clutch line would have to be about 72" ... I was thinking of running along side of the original steel line using it as an attachment point along the way. What are your thoughts on that plan? I didn't measure the replacement part when I got it, I ordered it from Honda, it was ...
by Sempai
Wed Jun 08, 2016 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help Please, clutch line / hose replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Help Please, clutch line / hose replacement

Glad to help. Happy to hear you got it taken care of!!
by Sempai
Wed May 25, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help Please, clutch line / hose replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 384

Re: Help Please, clutch line / hose replacement

Replacing the clutch line appears to be a daunting and difficult task.
As it turns out, it isn't so bad:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=4994&hilit=Clutch&s ... 549#p20900
by Sempai
Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 82
Views: 6149

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

IMG_1975_zpsd9nf2hu5.jpg IMG_1976_zpsji1yr2ys.jpg Referring to the pic with the faceplate dangling away from the stereo's box: It is quite possible to effectively lengthen the ribbon of wires attaching the faceplate to the stereo. Doing this would allow you to mount JUST the faceplate to your modif...
by Sempai
Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 82
Views: 6149

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

I really like this piece. However, I think I agree with FM-USA, the double bubble shape would be of no use to me. I think I'm going to order one and build up the void between the bubbles. Then I'll cast a mold of it and then pour in a 2 part epoxy, when it sets, it'll be exactly what I'll want...I c...
by Sempai
Thu Feb 04, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 82
Views: 6149

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

Where does one find that ignition switch cover?? I believe I'd like to get my hands on one!!
by Sempai
Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 82
Views: 6149

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

Mag wrote:Keep chatting, I am following the conversation because I am a music nut when I ride and want to do some sort of improvement to the bike.....now if I can get you guys to speak a language I understand, lol.


...and that's really all I have to say about that.
by Sempai
Thu Jan 21, 2016 10:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to: ride your bike without using the clutch at all...
Replies: 23
Views: 2362

Re: How to: ride your bike without using the clutch at all...

I didn't say not to try it. Just keep in mind many of us are pretty protective of the trans in our bikes. If you break it, it's a pull the engine and split case to fix it(or buy a new motor). Personally, I lose the clutch, I'm having it towed. I might use this if I need to get to a place with cell ...
by Sempai
Thu Jan 21, 2016 9:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to: ride your bike without using the clutch at all...
Replies: 23
Views: 2362

Re: How to: ride your bike without using the clutch at all...

Bikers, please feel this out for yourselves. And keep this in mind before you go shooting anyone down in this thread... My intent for this post is simply to show y'all a very feasible way to get your bike home, or to the shop, or whatever, in the event that you find yourself experiencing difficulty ...
by Sempai
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 82
Views: 6149

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

Weatherproof, waterproof, schmudderproof. The speakers that came on the Goldwing from the factory are no more waterproof, or weatherproof than the speakers in any automobile. If you remove the dash and look at the decorative grills from the inside, you'll see an inner grill. Sandwiched between the t...
by Sempai
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand
Replies: 39
Views: 22751

Re: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

This is a good thread, great topic for discussion as I know MANY Goldwingers in my area who are incapable of center standing their GL's. And I can't tell you how many times I have witnessed (several different) Goldwingers accomplish this task only after getting fellow Bikers to help them with the jo...
by Sempai
Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front speakers- a little electrical question
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: Front speakers- a little electrical question

It's not going to be a broken wire, it's going to be a shorted wire. Specifically, the blue/black wire is getting shorted out to the green/black wire - this is what happens when the mute switch is turned on. You've likely had a couple wires get pinched at some point, and now its conductors are expo...
by Sempai
Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front speakers- a little electrical question
Replies: 17
Views: 575

Re: Front speakers- a little electrical question

Any and all metals will eventually break when they're bent back 'n forth all the time. You're suffering from at least one broken wire in the bundle that goes from your left handlebar controls to the bike's frame. You have a couple options here. Peel the over jacket away from the bundle right there i...
by Sempai
Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: weird noise
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: weird noise

Hmmm...are you hearing your cooling fan(s) come on? This would be a good source for a whirring noise that would be completely indifferent to the engine RPM, though the sound of a faster engine might easily drown out the sound of the fan. Some debris, tree leaf, cicada, grasshopper, etc could be caug...