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by Mooseman
Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belts
Replies: 6
Views: 302

Re: Timing Belts

Yes, why push the envelope. Could give out at a most inopportune time.
by Mooseman
Mon May 08, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 cruise engage lag
Replies: 33
Views: 8390

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

I had my bike apart this weekend to fix the reverse, so seeing as I had the bodywork off anyway, I did this procedure - using dingdong's method. I cranked the adjustment out until the idle just barely started to climb, then backed it off just about 3/4 turn and locked it with the jam nut. It works! ...
by Mooseman
Tue Jan 03, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Good brand name replacement timing belts?
Replies: 29
Views: 941

Re: Good brand name replacement timing belts?

I have always ordered my belts thru Napa Auto Parts or on line for both Gl1200's and my current Gl1500. Here are the numbers I had on file. Timing Belts for the GL1500 Gates T275 Napa 250275 Goodyear 40275 Timing Belts for the GL1200 NAPA – 250070 Gates – 5043 or T070 (avaiable thru most NAPA & Carq...
by Mooseman
Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Off idle throttle hesitation
Replies: 10
Views: 452

Re: Off idle throttle hesitation

Check for a vacuum leak. Make sure the carbs are in sync. If the bike sat for any length of time without fuel stabilizer, run some Sea Foam thru with a tank of gas. If it did sit W/O fuel stabilizer you may have a clogged jet or passage way.
by Mooseman
Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Water Pump
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: GL1500 Water Pump

Also make sure the water pump you get is for your model year.
Napa # for belts is, 250275
by Mooseman
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: ABS Plastic Repair - Loctite Epoxy Gel, Plastic Bonder
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

Re: ABS Plastic Repair - Loctite Epoxy Gel, Plastic Bonder

The stuff worked great. I cut the replacement tab to length using the other cover to measure off of. Inserted the tab into the rubber grommet and then put a little epoxy on the tab and some on the side cover. Kind of like buttering a brick before putting it in place. I then put the side cover on and...
by Mooseman
Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: ABS Plastic Repair - Loctite Epoxy Gel, Plastic Bonder
Replies: 2
Views: 1056

ABS Plastic Repair - Loctite Epoxy Gel, Plastic Bonder

I have seen the different methods of repairing cracked and broken plastic parts on our Wings. I have been a big user of the ABS cement for making repairs and even using clay molds to pour my ABS slurry in to make parts. Well when I bought my 96 Wing it had a few missing or broke parts. One being the...
by Mooseman
Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carb vids
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: carb vids

Has the bike been setting for any length of time? If so bad gas or dirty idle jet. Also check for a vacuum leak...
My bike holds a steady rpm when the choke is used...
by Mooseman
Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Making A Heavier Stator and Rectifier for 1200 Goldwing
Replies: 57
Views: 4594

Re: Making A Heavier Stator and Rectifier for 1200 Goldwing

The stator lives inside the engine. I would ask the owner if it's ever been changed. There is a 3 prong plug by the battery 3 yellow wires in and out. Check to see if this plug has heat damage or if it's been replaced and hard wired. The 12oo is a fine bike as I've had two. Just the stator is it's A...
by Mooseman
Wed Dec 02, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: I Love this Beemer
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

Re: I Love this Beemer

Update. I have now put about 700 miles on the Beemer. Had the fuel injectors cleaned, ultra sonic cleaned, that stopped the fuel leak while parked. Getting about 43mpg per tank. So now the "Wing" is the Land Yacht The "Beemer" the canyon carver I have had several people inquire about trying to purch...
by Mooseman
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control Help..
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: Cruise Control Help..

Had to clean mine with electrical contact cleaner. Resume sometimes takes a couple of pushes on the button to work properly, then works the rest of the day just fine..
by Mooseman
Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 cruise won't engage
Replies: 11
Views: 466

Re: GL1500 cruise won't engage

Had to clean mine with electrical contact cleaner. Resume sometimes takes a couple of pushes on the button to work properly, then works the rest of the day just fine..
by Mooseman
Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: I Love this Beemer
Replies: 2
Views: 1506

I Love this Beemer

Since 1985 I have always had a Goldwing as my ride, except for work bikes, (Kawasaki and a couple HD's). Well I got this bike from a friend who hadn't ridden it in 14 years. Needless to say I have a lot of hours in this. Took a lot to get it back into road shape. Well just as I was finishing up and ...
by Mooseman
Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump
Replies: 14
Views: 4829

Re: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump

I have put about 3k on my new fuel pump and the bike runs like a fine tuned sewing machine... When I replaced the pump I bought the Fuel hose, Gates submersible fuel hose #27093 for $20 on eBay. $30 in the parts store. Since then while replacing a fuel pump in a BMW, I found this fuel hose which is ...
by Mooseman
Mon Jun 08, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommended octane rating for GL1500's
Replies: 15
Views: 1338

Re: Recommended octane rating for GL1500's

The frame label under the right side cover shows 91 octane for my 1996 SE California model. I have run Regular or 86/87 octane since I bought the bike used in July 2014 with 63k. The bike now has 72k and runs like a fine tuned clock. I have never heard a ping or a knock and the plugs look great. May...
by Mooseman
Fri May 15, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump
Replies: 14
Views: 4829

Re: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump

Sits at the same height. In fact the filter that fits on the end of the fuel pump was bent over touching the bottom of the tank.Only way to know for sure is to put 2 gals in and put the line that goes to the fuel filter in a container and run it till the light comes on. Mark it and then run it till ...
by Mooseman
Wed May 13, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump
Replies: 14
Views: 4829

Re: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump

Some pictures I hope.... Everything laid out, old and new. 0501151157.jpg Wires marked for cutting, + and -. 0501151204.jpg Shows rubber collar that came with the pump. Clamps in nicely. 0501151245b.jpg New pump installed and wired. Black line shows where the new fuel hose will go. It wound up layin...
by Mooseman
Wed May 06, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump
Replies: 14
Views: 4829

Re: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump

OK I did the conversion to the Napa Fuel Pump and took a 200 mile ride on Sunday. Worked like a champ. No issues anyway. It's a easy fix. I used the rubber round holder that came with the pump. It fits just a little loose around the pump but snugs up nicely in the bracket. The little piece that stic...
by Mooseman
Thu Apr 30, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump
Replies: 14
Views: 4829

Re: Aftermarket replacement for GL1500 fuel pump

Was wondering, when you change to the aftermarket pump, do you need a piece of fuel hose that is OK to put in the tank where it will get soaked in gas? Such as the Napa H209. Kind of pricy... $32+ a foot. http://www.berrysweb.com/1500_fuel_pump.htm Berrysweb says you need a foot of fuel hose but doe...
by Mooseman
Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: whiney noise in my intercom head phones
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: whiney noise in my intercom head phones

Mine has that faint wining noise at slow speeds when using the helmet speakers. Also increases in pitch with RPM. Goes away at speed or is drowned out by wind noise. Is not heard when using the MC mounted speakers.
by Mooseman
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Indicators will not work ... Help! Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Indicators will not work ... Help! Please!

Awesome..... Glad you discovered the issue.... Thanks for the update
by Mooseman
Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Indicators will not work ... Help! Please!
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: Indicators will not work ... Help! Please!

Did you start your checking with page 19-7? Turn Signals do not operate....
How far apart did you have your machine? Check those ground wires for a good ground, a bad or disconnected ground can cause a lot of weird stuff and gremlins....
Enjoy your Easter mate and let us know if and what you find.
by Mooseman
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Michelin Commander Tires

I ran the Michelin on my 1986 Wing. Loved them.
I can find a front for my 1996 size but not a rear. If you locate one let me know.
by Mooseman
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Water Pump Leaking
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: Water Pump Leaking

Are the small rectangular openings on both sides of the drain plug weep holes? Yes, but they are like deflectors. But the weep hole is there. They are model specific by year. 97-2000 # 19200-MAM-A60 Yes partzilla 130.39...... Didn't check shipping... Ebay $138.00 http://www.ebay.com/itm/1997-1998-19...
by Mooseman
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Clean the compressor selection switch on a GL1200
Replies: 14
Views: 4368

Re: How to Clean the compressor selection switch on a GL1200

Yes the Interstate has no compressor.... The sound I will have to think about unless it's cam belts to tight or air cleaner noise...