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by offcenter
Tue May 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Alternator oil seal?

Ok, thanks MikeB.
Kinda what I figured, but I wanted to see if anyone
knew something that I didn't.
by offcenter
Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Alternator oil seal?

I pulled the alternator from my '99 to replace the oil seal that is in the end of the alternator itself. My question is: Should there be oil in the chamber where the rubber cush drive pads are located? Or is there another oil seal in the back of the engine to keep this area dry? Mine is very wet wit...
by offcenter
Tue May 22, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

I'm a bit short and can't flat foot mine either. But I've gotten used to it. Just be careful.
The original owner of my bike, my buddy, is VERY short. For the life of me I don't know
how he rode this bike for 17 years, but he did. If you want to ride it bad enough,
you'll find a way.
by offcenter
Thu May 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Easy way to open side marker light?
Replies: 21
Views: 541

Re: Easy way to open side marker light?

I just did my marker lights recently.
Those lights are made of a different type of plastic than the rear lights.
I used a Dremel tool with a fine tooth circular saw blade to cut them
open. After installing the LEDs, I epoxied them back together.
Looks great.
by offcenter
Thu May 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys
Replies: 37
Views: 18740

Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

I stuck a spare key in a glob of Silicone Seal, in a spot only I would
ever look. If I ever need it, just peel off the silicone seal.
Then I can re-glue it when I get home with a new glob.
by offcenter
Sun May 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak...But where??
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Oil leak...But where??

Good idea! Thanks! Never would have thought of that!
by offcenter
Fri May 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak...But where??
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Re: Oil leak...But where??

Ok, Thanks Dave.
I'll put that on my list for my next service.
I wanted to pull the alternator and replace the
rubber cush-drive pads anyway.
I'll order the O ring and seal. Thanks.
by offcenter
Fri May 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak...But where??
Replies: 4
Views: 221

Oil leak...But where??

On my '99 1500SE, 85,000 miles.... All around the alternator is wet with oil. Oils drops are dripping from the spring on the sidestand when I park the bike. It's not the shifter shaft. I replaced the seal and installed the support last year. That area is dry now. I thought maybe a head gasket, but t...
by offcenter
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500

Used ------ https://www.ebay.com/itm/96-HONDA-GL1500-GL-1500-SE-GOLDWING-SHIFTER-X87/332514341310?hash=item4d6b6631be:g:olAAAOSwXtNaU~Ix&vxp=mtr Part #'s 1 & 23 Brand New------ https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/1999/gl1500se-a-gold-wing-se/pedal Thanks! I just ordered that one from...
by offcenter
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

No problem, Allen.
Good luck in your search.
by offcenter
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Re: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500

Still looking for a gear shift pedal for a 1500. Anyone?
by offcenter
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble
Replies: 14
Views: 601

Re: Death wobble

My 1500 had the same problem.
I put a new Michellin Commander II on the front and the
wobble is GONE. I can now take my hands off of the bars
at any speed. I now have 8,000 miles on the Commander II
and the bike is still rock stable.
by offcenter
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 394

Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Allen, I have a pair of almost new Harley FLH mufflers that you could have for $30, which is what I paid
for them. I bought them to put on my '76 GL-1000 but never used them.
I'm not far from you, near Lake Hopatcong NJ.
by offcenter
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Girls on a GL1000
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Girls on a GL1000

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Offcenter, What in the world would give you that kind of idea.L.O.L
I...don't know....It just sort of hit me.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by offcenter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 332

Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500

A friend needs a shift pedal for his '99 1500. Anyone have one?
Thanks!
by offcenter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you have a vintage ride??
Replies: 59
Views: 2017

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

I have two vintage rides. I have a '76 GL-1000 Goldwing and a '77 Honda Trail 90. Both are registered and ridden regularly. My Trail 90 has what I call the "optional touring package". :lol: http://goldwingdocs.com/UserImages/offcenter_51582/Bike-Pics_2310/P1020478-1077-x-808_13625.jpg http://goldwin...
by offcenter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Girls on a GL1000
Replies: 6
Views: 478

Re: Girls on a GL1000

Hmm....I suspect that they bat for the other team. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by offcenter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 263
Views: 57489

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

I'll add my two cents to this. I'm currently running a Nokian 195 65 light truck tire on the rear of my GL 1500. (I picked that tire because it was exactly the same diameter, 26 inches, as the bike tire that came on the bike.) For the first thousand miles or so, it felt very squirreley at highway sp...
by offcenter
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 334

Re: 1989 GL1500

Just a side note.....
I know a guy not too far from me who has a black '89 Wing.
He has 475,000 miles on it!!!
...Just my bit of trivia for the day.
by offcenter
Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why use the radio speakers
Replies: 17
Views: 1010

Re: Why use the radio speakers

I wear a half helmet, so my ears are exposed.
Can't stand to have anything stuck in my ears.
I upgraded the speakers on my bike and they sound GREAT!
Most of my riding is back roads anyway, and I have no trouble
hearing the stereo at 50 mph or so.
by offcenter
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Magic Gas
Replies: 13
Views: 1208

Re: Magic Gas

Trufuel is still $24 a gallon. Ouch.
by offcenter
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 54
Views: 3141

Re: The loneliest road in America???

seadragon22 wrote:
Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:02 am
The have a Valkyrie on display. As I said I'm 6'3" and a little with a 9' reach. I can't touch the bottom of the engine nacelles. Now THAT'S quite a ship.
They have "THE" Valkyrie.....
Only two were ever built and one crashed.
by offcenter
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: best tire that has long life and best ride
Replies: 26
Views: 2423

Re: best tire that has long life and best ride

Another vote for the Commander II....on the front.
I run a Nokian car tire on the rear.
Over 8,000 miles so far and very little wear.
by offcenter
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Terrible Milage on my brothers 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Terrible Milage on my brothers 1500

25 mpg is crazy!
I get a fairly constant 42 with mine.
On a recent highway run from Boston to N.J. I got 45.
Good luck figuring out what's wrong.
by offcenter
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Flash rate and LED's...the easy way
Replies: 33
Views: 2031

Re: Flash rate and LED's...the easy way

Thank you! Happy New Year!!