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by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: New headlights

Hmm, that's good/new information. I was under the impression that the reason why the lights weren't functioning was due to the lack of ballast after lots of googlefu, but I think I must have misinterpreted something important. Also, I did indeed remove the counterweight, I had it on only until I ha...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988,1500 Hit start, click and everything goes out?
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: 1988,1500 Hit start, click and everything goes out?

This could also be a bad battery cable - corrosion between the cable and the connector, or corrosion in the cable internally. Basically, a bad connection of some kind, somewhere. The connection is good enough to flow a little amount of current, but when you pull a hundred amps or more to spin the en...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: putting the rear tire back on
Replies: 16
Views: 256

Re: putting the rear tire back on

Hey guys, One more issue. Can't seem to get the brakes back on. While I had it apart I replaced the pads as they were getting close. I can get the caliper over the rotor and the top (big bolt) lines up but the bottom won't. When I swing the caliper down the bottom keeps hitting against the caliper ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 mufflers
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: gl1500 mufflers

My mufflers have developed a raspy tone to them over the past couple of years. They are still quiet by harley standards but i notice a drop in back pressure from what they used to be. I checked the small drain holes near the front of the mufflers and i can feel exhaust coming out of the holes. I su...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark...
Replies: 1
Views: 10

I'm feeling dark...

Well, I've gone and done it. After so much talk from so many people, I had to try it for myself. My GL1500 now sports an Austone Taxi Tire on the back: 2018-06-24 20.29.25.jpg I know there are pros and cons to running this tire, and I've been on the fence for quite a while as a result. I'll run this...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 0
Views: 7

Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I just put a new set of tires on my GL1500. The tires I took off of it (a set of Avon Venoms) are the first tires in which I have had Counteract Balancing Beads installed. I have been using Dyna Beads balancing beads in my tires for many, many years. They are far superior to lead weights, as they ba...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please help keep our Internet free from Taxation
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Please help keep our Internet free from Taxation

Unfortunately, it's too late. With the recent Supreme Court decision, it's not a question of if this will happen, but when. It's opened the floodgates for every state and municipality to start skimming and profiting from all e-commerce sales, and there's no way you're going to get them to say no to ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas in Oil 1986 1200 Goldwing
Replies: 3
Views: 19

Re: Gas in Oil 1986 1200 Goldwing

This is a combination of you not shutting the fuel off at the petcock, and leaking carburetor float valves. Make a habit of turning the fuel off at the petcock when you park the bike, and you should avoid this problem.
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: shifting problem
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: shifting problem

Don Thibeault wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:19 pm
Yes, my son thought the same. Thanks for the input. I'm wondering if it's safe to ride until I can get it to a shop?
If that's all it is (bent shifter fork), then yes it is safe to ride, I would avoid those gears if possible.
by WingAdmin
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your clutch lever bushing
Replies: 33
Views: 12323

Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Hello, I just want to ask a quick question. Does part number 9 slip over the end of the shaft which is part number 2 or does it go into the master cylinder where the shaft goes in ? I have a 1994 goldwing SE 1500. Thank you Frank The rubber boot goes over the rod (number 2) and the hole in the end ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch. Slip
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Clutch. Slip

Was low of oil and accidental put in car oil. Synthetic and it started slipping so I changed and put motercycle oil and still slips but will still run. 80 meh I'f you ease in to it Oh, OK, that's going to be your problem, then. Car oil has friction modifiers in it - special additives that makes the...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Poor AM radio reception
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Poor AM radio reception

But I should mention, before trying this, try disconnecting the LED and see if it makes any difference, to first determine if it is in fact the cause of the problem.
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Poor AM radio reception
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Poor AM radio reception

I'm unfamiliar with a ferrite choke and how it is installed. Where would one purchase this item? They're fairly common - I like using toroids that you wind the wire through, but clip-on chokes work almost as well: https://www.amazon.com/VSKEY-Anti-interference-Telephones-Equipment-Appliances/dp/B07...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: SOS Moto-Computer System
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: SOS Moto-Computer System

Good morning. I'm with you. I saw that ad, but opted not to contact them out of respect for their auction. I contacted the company which is still in business, but the people I talked to there have never heard of it, and was told that their archives only go back to the late 90s. It's a rare bird, in...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: New headlights

LED headlights do not need a ballast. They are designed to accept 12-15 volts and do the conversion internally for whatever their LEDs require. HID lights are different, they require a ballast, but that ballast is supplied with the HID bulbs, as the ballast is normally unique to the type of bulb bei...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Zen; what to do when you get cut off...
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Motorcycle Zen; what to do when you get cut off...

Hm, Air Horns.... I have a couple that were removed from the old GL-1000 when I got it, don't know if they work, but I can probably test them with the shop air compressor... If they work I'll have to see if I can find a horn compressor. Scott, where do you fit/hide the air horn compressor on your 1...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: SOS Moto-Computer System
Replies: 11
Views: 195

Re: SOS Moto-Computer System

I have to admit, I have NEVER heard of one of these before. Doing a Google search, the only references I found were: this post you just wrote, and this eBay auction, where someone is selling a NOS (new, never installed) one for $100: https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-GOLDWING-SOS-SOUND-OFF-SAFTEY-MOTO-...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Zen; what to do when you get cut off...
Replies: 10
Views: 234

Re: Motorcycle Zen; what to do when you get cut off...

In this day of the clueless, inattentive drivers, getting cut off is a way of life for motorcyclists.You have to just let it roll off your back. I will use my (very loud) air horns to try to stop it from happening as soon as I start to see them encroaching on my lane. But if they are being aggressiv...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

My eyes are sensitive to the sun. On a bright, sunny day, I have to wear sunglasses - it's extremely uncomfortable to go without. Being that riding a motorcycle entails being out in the sun (hopefully), I have always worn sunglasses. But sunglasses can be uncomfortable to wear in a helmet, and they ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions

I do the same, but mine is even smaller than that disassembled one in the Motorcycle Consumer News article. Be careful about running a disassembled compressor like that, the metal parts of the cylinder get HOT! Normally you can't touch it because it's inside the plastic casing, but without the casin...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: H4 Self Levelling Headlight projector beam bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: H4 Self Levelling Headlight projector beam bulbs

I bought in on a Kickstarter project, it was a multi-purpose flashlight, almost never got off the ground, but it finally made it to production. they did a great job on it, super smart, it changes focus depending on where it is veritcal or horizontal, has various modes available. changes were sent b...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Poor AM radio reception
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Poor AM radio reception

Yes I have a Kuryakyn LED light panel on the trunk. Is this affecting the AM reception? Is there some way to eliminate the problem without removing these lights? Try disconnecting it and see if the problem goes away. Some LEDs have poorly designed/shielded drivers that put out a lot of RF interfere...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: H4 Self Levelling Headlight projector beam bulbs
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: H4 Self Levelling Headlight projector beam bulbs

Interesting idea. It's a kickstarter, with projected delivery of February 2019: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/955088174/always-level-projector-light I'm not sure I like the number of moving parts. The other problem with the concept is the cooling fan INSIDE the enclosure. That dumps the heat ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Poor AM radio reception
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Poor AM radio reception

Jiml wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:08 am
The AM reception on my radio is very poor. I've owned other 1800's and 1500's but never had this issue. Any thoughts on the possible causes?
Do you have aftermarket LED lights on your bike? Headlights, brake lights, etc?
by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: side stand switch not working, starts in gear
Replies: 7
Views: 182

Re: side stand switch not working, starts in gear

The switch is a double pole switch. When it is down, it connects the output of the indicator to ground, which lights the indicator. When it is up, it connects the sense line of the ECU to ground, which allows the bike to start/run when shifted into gear. SideStand.GIF Do the test mentioned above. If...