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by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O/D light,Switch Location
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: O/D light,Switch Location

Warning! Dumb question ahead. If you're in 5th gear, not on the new ones with 6 gears,of course, aren't you always in OD? Or are some folks using that OD light as a way to know they're in 5th gear already? 5th gear is OD. OD just refers to the gear ratio, and the 5th gear happens to be an overdrive...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best glue for parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Best glue for parts?

Or...just replace the grommets with new, soft, pliable ones:

https://cyclemax.com/gl1500_maintenance

(at the bottom of the page)
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing Brake and Clutch Fluid
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: Changing Brake and Clutch Fluid

I did mine recently as well, but I rebuilt my front master cylinder (it was overdue). My rear master needs rebuilding too, and I have the parts on hand, but...I've been putting it off, because it's a hell of a job. I rebuilt all the calipers a couple years ago, as well as replacing (most) of the bra...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Wingstuff Half Cover Review
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: Wingstuff Half Cover Review

Great review and photos of the half cover. I am shopping for one now and this one looks to be strong and reinforced in the right areas. We get a lot of wind here and the sun will bake the seat, handgrips, etc while even on a short stop. Shade is at a premium in South Texas during the summer. What d...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG Make it Stop!
Replies: 13
Views: 148

Re: OMG Make it Stop!

Now I have to go examine some of the other accounts created around then as well - they often create a number of accounts and leave some of them idle as "sleeper cells" - then in a week, month, two months from now, they'll log on and start up again with one of those. I just usually catch them within ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Nelson-Rigg Backpack
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Nelson-Rigg Backpack

I agree, those things are pretty cool - I have one myself now as well, and my wife wants one, too. I wrote up a review here: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=42600
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG Make it Stop!
Replies: 13
Views: 148

Re: OMG Make it Stop!

Sorry about that everyone. No, we weren't "hacked." It was a single user, logged in from Russia, who signed up as a new user yesterday, and started posting hundreds of spam messages. Of course, I happened to be away, and got home after a 5 1/2 hour ride last night at 1 am, so I did not check the sit...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Mini Fridge Review
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Mini Fridge Review

I have a Koolatron cooler, works on the same exact principal, but it's big - like ice chest big. I have to watch it, because left running for a couple days, it will freeze things left inside it, and the condensation inside turns to ice.
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

I saw a video recently where a guy on a bike was rear-ended by a girl texting on her phone. She gets out and is traumatized, crying, promising that she will NEVER text again, etc...police come, all the rest of it. The bike is damaged, but rideable. The girl gets ticketed. After all the legal dealing...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What cooler do you have/recommend
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: What cooler do you have/recommend

You might want to have a look at the review of the Mini Fridge cooler/heater that I just posted: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=42791
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Mini Fridge Review
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Mini Fridge Review

I hate drinking warm drinks - I am not a coffee drinker, hot chocolate or tea, basically I like my drinks COLD. I have a cooler bag that I sometimes put my drinks in so I can carry them in my bike. I thought perhaps a small active cooler fridge might be a good option. After shopping around a bit, I ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Wingstuff Half Cover Review
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Wingstuff Half Cover Review

Having finally worn out my previous half cover, I thought I would give the Wingstuff Deluxe Half Cover a try. Like my previous cover, It is water resistant, but NOT waterproof. And like my previous cover (which was a thin, tent-like material) I will spray it with a tent waterproofing spray once or t...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 14
Views: 365

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

I floated the idea of a 'signal interrupter', the possibility of broadcasting our presents to those individuals that feel entitled to use their cel phones while in cotrol of a motor vehicle. There are cell phone jammers available, that are completely illegal to use anywhere, and I've heard people t...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Phillips had screws
Replies: 18
Views: 784

Re: Phillips had screws

Funny we talk about Quality tools, Seems like on my 91 i have to use the cheap jap JIS screwdriver out of my cheap jap tool kit Honda provided to loosen the cheap Jap JIS screws for my overpriced american snap on screwdrivers. In fact i think my set of 6 snap on screwdrivers were like $140 , But a ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rocky Mountain ATV
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Rocky Mountain ATV

I've been buying my motorcycle tires from Rocky Mountain ATV for many years - basically because they have the best prices around. They have fast (free!) delivery, and the tires area always fresh. I once tried a different tire vendor online, and ended up receiving 2 1/2 year old tires, that I sent ba...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: body part
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: body part

hap2 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:38 am
please instruct me how to post a picture
Here you go: Adding a picture to your message
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for new radio knobs
Replies: 18
Views: 627

Re: Time for new radio knobs

dingdong wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:15 am
I have found that some of the cheaper brands of brake cleaner contain acetone. Found out the hard way. I only use CRC brand. Just saying.
This is the same NAPA brake cleaner that I have been using for years, never had it do anything like this before to ABS!
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best glue for parts?
Replies: 16
Views: 460

Re: Best glue for parts?

I generally use ABS and ABS glue for repairs as it works the best: it's meant for ABS, which is what our body panels are made of. That said, I did give Plast-aid a try (click for my review, with pictures) and it worked well. It would work reasonably well for building tabs or other pieces that might ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: body part
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: body part

Your picture didn't post, but all body parts on all Goldwings are made out of ABS plastic.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY
Replies: 11
Views: 252

Re: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY

GL1500's are power-hungry beasts, and both draw and charge at high levels. You are more than likely boiling off the electrolyte with a high charging rate. It's possible you might have a problem with your alternator, and you'll want to check that first. Refill the battery using (ONLY) distilled water...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 cruise control out.
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Re: 1995 cruise control out.

I have a new to me 1995 aspencade. The cruise on light comes on when button is pushed however the set light doesn’t and it will not set and cruise. Does the bike have to be in 4th or 5th gear for the set light to work or should the light come on whenever set is pushed. I have the complete trouble s...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 won't start till starter button is released
Replies: 8
Views: 336

Re: GL1500 won't start till starter button is released

When I press the tarter button on my 1988 goldwing 1500, I hear clicks and worst of all my Ground Cable on my Battery melts the Battery post. It only hapens when I press the starter button. Everything else works fine: Lights and all when I turn on the ignition switch, but when I press the starter b...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Machine won't run well, even after professional carb cleaning
Replies: 41
Views: 1095

Re: Machine won't run well, even after professional carb cleaning

The culprit was the fuel line needing to be replaced. Ran 600 miles in the past few weeks. Now, my clutch is leaking fluid, the master cyclinder is empty after a couple of hundred miles and needs to be bled and fluid replaced. I checked around the MC, and around the bleeder valve for leaks, but not...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Noisy alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Noisy alternator

Yes the nocking sound is coming from the alternator. I put my stock alternator back on and no noise. I'm thinking the higher amp alternator is able to put out more current at idle and it's the backlash making the sound. The alternator should not be knocking, regardless. There shouldn't be backlash ...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lucas oil stabilizer safe in Gl1500 engine oil?
Replies: 22
Views: 483

Re: Lucas oil stabilizer safe in Gl1500 engine oil?

If the Lucas bottle does not have a label statement saying it has no friction modifiers, or that it is JASO MA/MA2 certified, I would not use it. I spent a bit of time trying to figure out exactly what IS in the stuff. Even the MSDS doesn't state its contents, beyond "flammable petroleum products."...