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by dingdong
Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: #1 not friring
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: #1 not friring

That is the air cutoff valve. It prevents back firing during hard decel. Enrichens the mixture at decel.
by dingdong
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1100 on a post
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: GL1100 on a post

83 enshrined on a sign post. With trophies too! Wonder what the story is.
by dingdong
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 248
Views: 9156

Re: The idiots are out there

I'm picturing some timid little old lady getting in the left lane and driving "roundabout" for eternity. lol
by dingdong
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket 90* valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Aftermarket 90* valve stems

I mean the stems that Denverwinger referred to. Chrome plated soft brass.
by dingdong
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket 90* valve stems
Replies: 9
Views: 221

Re: Aftermarket 90* valve stems

I installed a set of those a couple of years ago. It seems the metal (Some sort of brass) was so soft that just tightening the nut to compress the rubber seals stripped the threads. Cheap C*%$#* crap. ygwypf.
by dingdong
Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: deer alerts
Replies: 85
Views: 3664

Re: deer alerts

I'm with you John. Even if they do hear the sound who knows which direction they will run, if they run. (Do not disturb) JMHO
by dingdong
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Before you Rebuild Your Carbs!
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Before you Rebuild Your Carbs!

Way to go! And just so you know. Your 1500 was designed to run on 87 octane gas. It will run even better with 87. Premium in this case doesn' mean better.
by dingdong
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 GL1500 drive shaft line up
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: 97 GL1500 drive shaft line up

I used the pivot method one time. Never again! Took longer and like you I had to remove the bags anyway. Removal of the bags only takes a few minutes so I'll stick to that method.
by dingdong
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 gl1500 fuel volume
Replies: 9
Views: 314

Re: 1988 gl1500 fuel volume

How did you determine the tank only holds 4.5 gallons? If you are relying on the fuel gauge chances are it is inaccurate.
by dingdong
Tue Sep 26, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12617

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Looks like you guys had a great m/g. Thanks for the pics and vids. Perhaps I can attend next year.
by dingdong
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing
Replies: 9
Views: 319

Re: Timing

Uh oh! With the mark that far off you, more than likely, have 1 or 2 bent valves.
I see an idler pulley spring that looks to be stretched also.
by dingdong
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch adjustment - Hard shift
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Clutch adjustment - Hard shift

My 76 also shifts hard into 1st. The other gears however are no different than my other bikes.

The oil I use makes a big difference in shifting. When I changed from ? 10/40 to Delo 15/40 the shifts became much smoother. This applies to all three of my rides.
by dingdong
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 12617

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Okay you guys. Make sure we get plenty of reports and pictures from the meet. Wish I could have attended. :cry:
by dingdong
Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Rid Seat of Mouse Urine Odor
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: How to Rid Seat of Mouse Urine Odor

There are a number of pet urine deodorizers available for the home. You might try one of those. I suspect the odor will go away over time and fresh air.
by dingdong
Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 GL1500 drive shaft line up
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: 97 GL1500 drive shaft line up

Good to know Mike. It never occured to me to install the shaft separately. I will try that next time. Thanks!
by dingdong
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse
Replies: 27
Views: 469

Re: Reverse

The clutch is hydraulic, "if" the lever has no pressure it isn't working. I would address that before anything else.
by dingdong
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '89 GL1500 cruise diagnostics
Replies: 9
Views: 220

Re: '89 GL1500 cruise diagnostics

Possibly a dirty set switch. Will need cleaning. Some have had success spraying contact cleaner into the housing and working the switch. I had to open mine up to clean properly.
by dingdong
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 GL1500 drive shaft line up
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: 97 GL1500 drive shaft line up

A floppy U-Joint is not abnormal. To get the U-joint to align with the drive shaft, slide a piece 1/8" thick by 1" wide steel flat stock, or similar material, into the swing arm and slide it under the U-Joint to prop it up. Now slide the drive line into the swing arm so it mates with the U-Joint. W...
by dingdong
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Here's a new one for ya!
Replies: 4
Views: 296

Re: Here's a new one for ya!

I wonder about the battery location above the left footpeg. On the side stand would anything be able to drip from the battery tray? i.e. condensation, accumulation of rain/roadspray "activating" any residual acid that may reside in/on the battery or battery tray? Early CB750's were susceptible to c...
by dingdong
Tue Sep 19, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse
Replies: 27
Views: 469

Re: Reverse

Mikesacco wrote:
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:51 am
Tried that but clutch has no resistance or pressure when pulled thought maybe with bike not running that was normal
What do you mean by "clutch has no resistance or pressure"? Am I/others missing something? Clutch is the same with engine running or not.
by dingdong
Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Very interesting Wing images
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Very interesting Wing images

Self explanatory.....


by dingdong
Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Gasket sealant to use? & bike year?
Replies: 2
Views: 218

Re: Gasket sealant to use? & bike year?

That vin number is from 1977.
by dingdong
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Petcock question
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Petcock question

The petcock is inside the fuel door. It is vacuum operated. No on / off. I suppose you could pull the vacuum line. Never thought about this ???
by dingdong
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 mounting a new rear tire
Replies: 15
Views: 521

Re: GL1500 mounting a new rear tire

As 47 lbs was recommended by Admin, I emailed Avon and they recommended 47 and 50 lbs for the rear venom.
by dingdong
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New GL1500 owner here
Replies: 15
Views: 444

Re: New GL1500 owner here

If the clutch master is empty you need to check for fluid leakage at the slave cylinder. If no leakage seen you may have a bad seal between the engine and the slave with the brake fluid entering the engine and mixing with the oil. Not good.