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by WingAdmin
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 Clutch or trans issue
Replies: 4
Views: 37

Re: GL1100 Clutch or trans issue

Yes, a universal joint would be a good candidate. When it's under load from the engine, it's tightened up, but when you pull the clutch in, the wheel is flinging it around. If it's clanking, and if it is the universal joint, there's a good chance is so far gone that it's close to doing damage (if no...
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ignition/cruise control, shutoff module replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: ignition/cruise control, shutoff module replacement

I just did that very thing this last weekend. They go down to the connector that clips on top of the right side fan shroud, it's not very hard to do. You'll need to remove the right fan/shroud to unplug them. Not necessarily. It's not easy to do, but I have done "keyhole surgery" and disconnected/r...
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak oil pan
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: Oil leak oil pan

That is the water pump weep hole, or "telltale hole" - it's telling you that a seal in your water pump has failed, and instead of contaminate your coolant with engine oil, it's leaking out this hole. You need to now have a read through How to remove and replace your water pump.
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Phantom Seat Belt Disorder!
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: Phantom Seat Belt Disorder!

Yup, I get that sometimes, too. I think it's whatever you get used to. I know when I was in flight school, flying for hours a day and once in a rare while driving my car, I used to get in my car and feel less than secure because I wasn't tightly strapped in with a a full harness over each shoulder. ...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AUDIO ANTENNA
Replies: 8
Views: 98

Re: AUDIO ANTENNA

Keep in mind that an antenna booster is just an amplifier, and it can only amplify a signal that is already there. If the signal is so weak that it is buried in noise, then the noise will be amplified just as much as the signal. You need to make sure your antenna is in good working order, and feedin...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

GlimWas wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:25 pm
After all the positive feedback about this brace i ordered one too. A bit expensive with the import taxes and all, but hey, you only live once............. :lol:
You won't be disappointed. :)
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install the GL1500 shifter brace
Replies: 121
Views: 25833

Re: How to install the GL1500 shifter brace

So...I don't see anyone putting this on when they have floorboard...The bolt holding the front of the floorboard is a long bolt also holding the case guard. Don't see any way to have it and the brace?? Am I missing something? It would depend on the floorboard manufacturer - they fit differently dep...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 58
Views: 2842

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

I see a crack forming in your chin spoiler: Crack.jpg I would sand away the paint on the back side of that, then take a small piece of ABS plastic and glue it in place on the back (where it's not visible) with some ABS cement (or MEK, if you can't find any). That will stop that crack from progressin...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Can beads put a tire out of balance
Replies: 15
Views: 380

Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Avon has no such limitation on its warranty: http://www.avonmoto.com/warranty/standard-warranty/ Dunlop however has a huge list of things that void its warranty - including putting wet or dry balancing media (anything except air) into the tire, pulling a trailer, new (or repaired) tires not being "r...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air ride
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Air ride

The bike must always be on the center stand when adjusting the suspension.
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off Roading Goldwing
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: Off Roading Goldwing

I wouldn't expect the universal joint to last too long running at such an angle all the time - look at how far down the swingarm is positioned when just at rest. But it's a nice conversion job!
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jumps and stalls when put in gear
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Jumps and stalls when put in gear

More likely that there is air in the line, and the clutch is not being completely disengaged because of it. And the air is there because it was sucked in after the reservoir was drained. So fix the problem causing the drained reservoir, refill and bleed the clutch system, and I would bet the problem...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion
Replies: 16
Views: 280

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

I had a Superbrace on my GL1500, and it was good - but not great, particularly when hitting bumps in corners. When I took the Superbrace off and replaced it with a Blackwing brace, it improved 1000%. The wobble was gone, and the unstable front end was transformed into a solid and stable one.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 turn signal to led
Replies: 9
Views: 438

Re: GL1500 turn signal to led

I don't know what a "quad load balancer" is, but if it's just some power resistors, then yes, it will work, and the auto cancel will still function.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: air compressor 'DESICCANT' for my 1984??
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: air compressor 'DESICCANT' for my 1984??

I've never tried the microwave, but being that the point is to bake the moisture out of it, I have always used the toaser oven, set to broil. It takes just a few minutes, and works very well. See: How to service your air compressor dessicant
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch and front brake master cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 196

Re: clutch and front brake master cylinder

hey everyone, how easy is it to change the sight glass on the master cylinders? I ordered a set from Ebay, but it didn't come with instructions The hardest part is getting the old one out and cleaning the corrosion and mess from the old one. You can press fit the new one but I would use a very smal...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil filter confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Oil filter confusion

Fram filters, once upon a time, were of excellent quality. Now they are pretty much bottom of the barrel, cheaply made and the worst performing filters available. Spend a couple dollars more and get a decent filter for your bike. Have a read through this: http://www.austincc.edu/wkibbe/oilfilterstud...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal buzzer
Replies: 9
Views: 229

Re: turn signal buzzer

I have never come across a 1100 that still had a working turn signal buzzer.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100A with sidecar
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: GL1100A with sidecar

Those lights on the light bar are fairly common, used by a lot of manufacturers. There are LED replacements that you can buy, lens, frame, everything. I put them on my 1100's rail, and they worked great.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Rear Wheel Alignment

twerth wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:21 am
Thanks for the quick response Dave. It's no illusion. I've got a couple of pictures it shows up well in, but evidently I don't have enough posts to attach them yet.
There is no limitation on posts to attach pictures.

Read this: How to attach pictures to your postings
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Backfire when ignition switched on
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Backfire when ignition switched on

Nice idea, and definitely the latching relay circuit (for safety). Not only will this help with this problem, it will help with engine wear - it means your crank and pistons won't be absorbing the massive power pulses of ignition without there first being oil pressure lubricating the cylinder walls ...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: balancing beads?
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: balancing beads?

i've read some threads here about using balancing beads, but no one has mentioned whether or not they will work inside of a tube. what say you?? has anyone tried putting balancing beads inside a tube tire? Yes, they do work in tubes. They state that they will, and I have used them inside tubed tire...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Baja on a Goldwing
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Baja on a Goldwing

Any experiences (+/-) on riding the Baja? Bucket List trip on the planning board. Idea is down from Nogales to Topolobampo, & then cross the Sea of Cortez to La Paz; then on down around the bottom @ Cabo & then back up the Baja to Tecate, or Mexicalli. Comments & suggestion encouraged? If you read ...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 958

Re: Spring!!

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:17 am
Wingadmin, Are you far enough north to get the lake effect?
Oh yeah, we get lots of lake effect snow - only 10 miles from the lakeshore, so the cold dry wind picks up all the moisture from the lake, then dumps it right on us as snow.
by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: centerstand

I just bought a 2018 tour model. Have not yet put it up on the centerstand. It looks like there is no good place to grab the bike with your right hand because the new grab handles for the passenger are almost impossible to grab. On my 2015 I did it just like the you tube video said.....and it worke...