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by hugger-4641
Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SE or Aspencade SE
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: SE or Aspencade SE

I thought I had some in other posts on this forum already, but I've searched everywhere and couldn't find them. I'll take some new pics and post as soon as weather breaks and I go uncover it!
by hugger-4641
Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SE or Aspencade SE
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: SE or Aspencade SE

My '94 is definitely an Aspencade, but it has the same CB controls you have pictured. I also have the trunk spoiler, rear speakers, lighted handlebar controls, fader knob, and foot vents. Mine doesn't have the adjustable foot rests and cornering lights that came standard on an SE. Evidently, dealers...
by hugger-4641
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Potential Purchase of 1993 low mileage GL1500 Timing belt Question
Replies: 16
Views: 381

Re: Potential Purchase of 1993 low mileage GL1500 Timing belt Question

Agree with what's already been said. The mileage is not the concern here, the age is. I've never seen an "age" recommendation for changing the timing belt, but it stands to reason that most other belts and hoses normally last 5 to 10 years. But the risk factor is different. If you run a fan belt to ...
by hugger-4641
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(

No, it won't be as good as new because that is heat treated aluminum and once you weld it you change the temper and no way to get it back without heat treating the whole piece. BUT, if the welder is good it may hold.
by hugger-4641
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(
Replies: 18
Views: 720

Re: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(

what is to stop you running a drill down the threaded hole and coming out the back (assuming the hole is currently blind), then either thread the drilled section and use a longer bolt or if you cant thread that section use a longer bolt with a nyloc nut on the back? The alternator will still butt u...
by hugger-4641
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Do you use a dealer for service?
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Do you use a dealer for service?

My experience with most car dealers is that most of their "technicians " don't need to be working on a bicycle , much less my car.
by hugger-4641
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Do you use a dealer for service?
Replies: 22
Views: 678

Re: Do you use a dealer for service?

I have had better service from Honda car dealers than I ever got with Toyota, Nissan, Ford, or Dodge. Never bought a new GM. I do all my own work after warranty is out.
Never owned a new motorcycle, but I have taken wheel to dealer for tire mounting.
by hugger-4641
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd question
Replies: 9
Views: 360

Re: Odd question

Interstate models did not have reverse, so if you have reverse that it narrows it to SE or Aspencade. Most Aspencades did not come with CB or cornering lights, though mine does have CB, so If you have CB and cornering lights, probably an SE. Some SE's were mono chrome color , I have two friends who ...
by hugger-4641
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Finally... A summation of what I have learned
Replies: 29
Views: 1132

Re: Finally... A summation of what I have learned

Good luck with the 750! I had an 82cb custom and boy do I miss that bike. Never let me down once. Traded it for a V65 that I also wish I still had ! :roll:
by hugger-4641
Wed Dec 13, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 11
Views: 458

Re: What is this?

I can't speak for the NAPA's, but I've been running Silvania Silverstar 55/65 watts with no problems. Made a HUGE difference over the O.E.M. 45watts.
by hugger-4641
Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear wheel on Gl1500
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Rear wheel on Gl1500

I guess I should clarify that by "interchange", I mean that either style of rotors will bolt up to either style wheel. Obviously, if you use the wrong rotor, it will either not fit into the calipers or it will not match the pads. However, you can use the wheel from a 91+ on an 88-90 bike IF you use ...
by hugger-4641
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear wheel on Gl1500
Replies: 8
Views: 402

Re: Rear wheel on Gl1500

Actually, the wheel will work if you use the complete drive flange. I would actually recommend using the post '90 model wheels because the drive dampers are hard to find for the 88-99 model wheels. The brake rotors also interchange. I know because I have both style of wheels that I switch out when I...
by hugger-4641
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 92 1500 engine swap
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: 92 1500 engine swap

If you have reverse now, then you will want to make sure any engine you buy also has reverse. Just about anything else that may be different between year models can be swapped easily.
by hugger-4641
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: do I have a dead battery or ?
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: do I have a dead battery or ?

Ditto what has already been said. If you see 4v under load, that battery is toast. You should see about at least 12.5v when charged and drop to about 10.5 during starting. I have seen mine go as low as 10v during starting, but below that, there is just not enough juice to start the bike.
by hugger-4641
Thu Nov 02, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 172
Views: 21952

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Honda is making some strange decisions across the board. I have a 2015 Civic SI that I bought new. I had planned to trade it in a couple years later when they got around to doing a turbo in the SI. Well, they finally did, but they didn't turbo the 2.4 IVTech that is in my car, they turbo'd the 2.0 ....
by hugger-4641
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: gl1500

Surging and sputtering at idle are commonly attributed to vacuum lines, but there are other suspects. If it revs up and runs smoothly at higher rpm, most likely not an ignition problem, but without seeing it, hard to say.
by hugger-4641
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: inconsistent battery voltage.
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: inconsistent battery voltage.

Some mid 90's Saturn and GM cars used the same alternator, but with a different front bearing and drive pulley. The Cavalier I believe was one, and there was a Saturn that was basically a Cavalier with Saturn badge on it, but I don't remember the name.
by hugger-4641
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: inconsistent battery voltage.
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: inconsistent battery voltage.

If you installed new brushes, you had to remove them from the regular assembly. There are aftermarket regulators, but in my experience, regulators either work or they don't. Virgilmobil had a good point about the signal wire. Something else may have pulled the voltage down. We're the fans running or...
by hugger-4641
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: inconsistent battery voltage.
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: inconsistent battery voltage.

Regulator is built in to the alternator and requires some solder work to replace it. Most likely your brushes were briefly stuck, will probably happen again.
by hugger-4641
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Memphis Area Riders/Mechanics
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Memphis Area Riders/Mechanics

I wouldn't worry about the miles, but the age might be a factor if they are still original belts. I would be willing to do it for you, but I am 2 hrs away and you would have to leave it with me for a few days to work around my schedule.
by hugger-4641
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 19
Views: 1016

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

20 yrs, but how many miles? The rotor winding problem most likely explains your two OEM failures, but I'm curious how many miles you got on the compufires? My original alternator lasted until about 80k , then I went thru a couple OEM replacements that lasted 10k to 25k. Then I found out about the ro...
by hugger-4641
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My new alternator 90 amp
Replies: 10
Views: 465

Re: My new alternator 90 amp

Ditto what has been said, not a good idea to increase the size of main fuse, and no need. And just for argument sake, if you did add enough gadgets and lights to somehow reach 50 amps of accessory load, you would be better to run a secondary circuit, relay, and fuses to feed the accessories instead ...
by hugger-4641
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !
Replies: 8
Views: 537

Re: Austone Taxi Tire 175R16 help !

I have about 2k miles on mine, and i am running an Avon rear tire on the front. First thing I notice is that the Austone is definitely taller and this is compounded by the fact that I have to keep my suspension air pressure a little higher than I used to or else I get a little scrubbing on the inner...
by hugger-4641
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: REAR SPEAKERS
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: REAR SPEAKERS

If you have a round silver knob near the ignition switch, this is most likely a fader knob. This can get water in it from washing with high pressure and cause it not to work properly, but usually this results in some static and reduced volume and will work again after it dries out unless one of the ...
by hugger-4641
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm back and already some questions
Replies: 8
Views: 390

Re: I'm back and already some questions

I'm not sure about 91. My '94 Aspy has lights in the bags, and CB, but no cornering lights.