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by WingAdmin
Sat Jun 23, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your clutch lever bushing
Replies: 33
Views: 12294

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: 132

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: 115

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: 115

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: 183

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: 5
Views: 130

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: 207

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: 183

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: 207

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: 67

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: 201

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: 104

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: 115

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: 104

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: 115

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: 166

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...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: polishing a windscreen
Replies: 29
Views: 1833

Re: polishing a windscreen

MOST shields for bikes are Poly Carbonate. It depends. There are far more acrylic (Plexiglas) windshields than there are polycarbonate (Lexan/Lucite), mainly due to price. Acrylic is shinier, while polycarbonate is stronger. Acrylic is less expensive but brittle easier to crack. Polycarbonate is mo...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Phillips had screws
Replies: 25
Views: 1038

Re: Phillips had screws

Stripped the screw on the bottom of my right side mirror while installing Muth mirrors. Very frustrating for sure. Luckily a screw extractor worked nicely and happy the Muth mirrors came with replacement screws. I would like to buy a kit of JIS screw drivers though. Wonder if I could find them on A...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator bolt
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Stator bolt

My stator bolt on my 82 Gl1100 won't stay tight, any suggestions? I've torqued it to the 58 ft lbs like the manual says to. But after 300 miles it backs out and makes a horrible racket. I know it's a design flaw, and I really don't want to have to pull the motor to get at it. Thanks for the help in...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Nelson-Rigg Backpack
Replies: 5
Views: 203

Re: Nelson-Rigg Backpack

minimac wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:54 am
Sure, rub it in, to all of us that didn't get one!
Here's yours: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MYWEY6P/?t ... ingdocs-20
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brand new starter...only works intermittently
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Brand new starter...only works intermittently

I checked the ground wire to frame connection. It was clean. I thought about the solenoid but haven’t tried that yet. I will check that next. But I don’t know about the dogbone fuse you mentioned. Can you tell me where that is? Have a look here: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=28...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 16
Views: 330

Re: centerstand

Does it matter what kind of shoes you're wearing to put a bike up on the centerstand? Believe it or not, but I have YET to put the bike up on the center-stand by myself. Maybe it's a case of not doing the method correctly, but I want to be able to do it and I've been told that I'll never do it just...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing Brake and Clutch Fluid
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Changing Brake and Clutch Fluid

The bleeder bolt was sucking air by the threads so I decided to take the saddle bag off to put thread tape on it and check the pads while in there. I was able to get it open through the hole, but the hose kept coming off also. Where did you get the stainless lines? I feel I’ll need to replace the f...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How to Clean Carburetors 1982 GL1100
Replies: 59
Views: 2376

Re: How to Clean Carburetors 1982 GL1100

RuDogGL wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:20 pm
WingAdmin, when I make a reply it kicks me out of GoldWingDocs.com and I Log back in over and over it has taken me Eight attempts so far to just say thanks to you for making the Correction.
Try clicking this and then log in, see if it fixes it for you: Clear Cookies
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Brand new starter...only works intermittently
Replies: 6
Views: 155

Re: Brand new starter...only works intermittently

Let's make sure...you have checked the dogbone fuse, right?

Let's remove the solenoid from the equation. When it is not starting, short across the solenoid terminals with an old screwdriver (there will be sparks) and see if that makes the engine crank (make sure it's in neutral first!).