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by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 92 headlight area
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: 92 headlight area

I will say it is a modulator sensor. It runs back to a 3" square black box with like 12 wires from it. 3 wires each tie into the headlights plugs. 2 wires to sensor, 2 wires that are cut doing nothing and another 2 wires go to a 1" x 1/2" box wrapped in electrical tape. On the big box, it looks lik...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 92 headlight area
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: 92 headlight area

I am not aware that I have a modulater, but looking at link above that seems like what it should be. I have never seen the headlight modulate. I guess if it was buried behind my headlight, it would never work thinking it was dark all the time. What would the other end plug into if it was a modulato...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: lcd display
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: lcd display

Take a look at your CB radio and make sure it is turned off, or at least turn the squelch all the way up, and see if your problem goes away.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch feel
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Clutch feel

Nice looking bike. I have one EXACTLY like it, '97 SE Pearl Sonoma Green. The only thing that comes to mind is the possibility that it may need to be bled and flushed, if that hasn't been done recently. Also the possibility (if I'm thinking clearly) that maybe not all the pressure in the hydraulic l...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble
Replies: 14
Views: 567

Re: Death wobble

+1 on tires. My front was not in bad shape, or particularly old (4 years). It was simply near the end of its tread life, not worn to the bars. My rear had already been changed due to nail damage. Mine started to wobble, something I had never experienced. I replaced the front tire, and the problem wa...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Filter change with every oil change?
Replies: 21
Views: 1476

Re: Filter change with every oil change?

I read a motorcycle specific article regarding oil grades and changes not too long ago. It was interesting, in that they had run pretty extensive tests on oil used in motorcycles. Various grades of viscosity, quality, traditional, synthetic, etc. They did oil analysis on their comparisons. I wish I ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting Plastics on 96 GL1500
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: Painting Plastics on 96 GL1500

Here is a video on YouTube but not tried personally. He is using a heat gun at a controlled distance and temperature to remove the scratches and shine the abs plastics. M7vS6F8EHxI I saw this a few years back regarding exterior auto parts, bumper moulding, etc. I bought a heat gun and did the job o...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 turn signal to led
Replies: 9
Views: 433

Re: GL1500 turn signal to led

Keep in mind, if you're trying to save electricity, the turn signals are used so intermittently that the available power savings is very limited simply because they aren't used all the time. I changed my tail light turn signal bulbs only, and I still had the hyper-flashing issue. Maybe not as fast a...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Footrest lever knob
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Footrest lever knob

Talking about parts. I am looking for the knob of the remote passenger footrest lever for 92 gl1500 se. I can't find part number to a better search. Does anyone know the part number or where I can find the part? Any help would be appreciated. #56 Pricey ! https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/mot...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 5W-20 oil
Replies: 32
Views: 2411

Re: 5W-20 oil

A few misconceptions here, but oil threads are like that. First off, the manufacturer cares more about their reputation than any CAFE number, period. If the car is perceived as unreliable or troublesome, the manufacturer WILL have financial trouble (see AUDI, circa 1985 or so). Therefore, any recom...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE
Replies: 20
Views: 728

Re: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE

You make a really good point. I purchased my bike this past November, so since then I've only experienced it in cold weather, with cold weather starts (employing the fuel enrichment lever, yes) and rides of 15-20 miles every week or so just to keep things from gumming up over the winter months, so ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE
Replies: 20
Views: 728

Re: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE

Let me ask a question of both the low mileage riders. When you have experienced these low mileage incidents, do you do a lot of cold starting and short trips ? In other words, do you make short trips that require fuel enrichment, or choking a cold engine ? I have noticed that my mileage goes straigh...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best AGM Battery for my 1989 GL1500
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Best AGM Battery for my 1989 GL1500

My bike came with a new Yuasa AGM battery installed when I got it in 2012. It lasted about 5 years before I killed it by leaving the key on for a week. It was still performing great before I killed it, so I replaced it with another Yuasa YTX24HL purchased from a local bike shop. As near as I can tel...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Brushes
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Alternator Brushes

My personal choice. 85 Amps Many have been used by folks on this forum, including me. Be sure the one you order is "Sold by Lactrical" in the 'add to cart' section. https://www.amazon.com/LACTRICAL-ALTERNATOR-Goldwing-Aspencade-Interstate/dp/B008EBCFSC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519963954&sr=8-1&keywor...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help, poor fitting cowl
Replies: 14
Views: 772

Re: Help, poor fitting cowl

I don't have an answer to your question, but if you look at your photos, and the relation of the lower fairing + Cowl to the crash bars, something certainly seems amiss. I would think the engine and crash bars would be in mirrored positions, and those plastics would also mirror their distance and re...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 LCD Humidity Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: GL1500 LCD Humidity Issue

Over the years, mine has had the invisible display, fast clock after the display first reappears, and dash lights that flash upon the LCD display reappearing. It also would keep the air compressor from working while there was no display. Yesterday, upon first installing the repaired unit, the displa...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 LCD Humidity Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 248

GL1500 LCD Humidity Issue

Over the weekend, I spent the time to remove the gauge cluster from the bike, and install a brand new cluster I had acquired in November of 2016. The original was the black gauge type, the new one is the white faced gauges that I was really looking forward to. It looks great, and works flawlessly. B...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 38
Views: 1708

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

My vote for anti-corrosion coating has always been Corrosion-X. I used it for years on boats. Then in my air conditioning business. There are 2 versions. The RED can that stays fluid, and the BLUE HD version that sets up into more of a solid coating, or grease like coat. Red would be the choice here...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 GL1500SE Brake Rotors
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: 1999 GL1500SE Brake Rotors

Hi all, Seeing as my baby is my primary ride down here in Florida I can't afford down time of more than a day. My baby in need of brake rotors all 'round and I can't afford $200+ per rotor, so I went looking on Amazon and found these: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072ML9RBT/_encoding=UTF8?coliid=I2Y1X...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lactrical vs Compufire
Replies: 38
Views: 2617

Re: Lactrical vs Compufire

That's correct. No filter. No problem.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SE or Aspencade SE
Replies: 18
Views: 490

Re: SE or Aspencade SE

In 1996 there were 3 distinct models. Interstate, Aspencade, and SE. To my knowledge, there was no, and never has been such a thing as an Aspencade SE.
I believe the SE was the only model to have 2 tone paint, achieved with decals applied in the center of certain side panels.
SE pictured
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1993 goldwing gl-1500 no power to ign. sw.
Replies: 10
Views: 240

Re: 1993 goldwing gl-1500 no power to ign. sw.

I'm surprised you were able to charge that battery. I did the same thing to mine, and the battery was completely incapable of accepting a charge. It was DEAD. The same exact situation and results occurred to my son-in-law's VTX1800. Those batteries don't generally recover from a complete discharge t...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Potential Purchase of 1993 low mileage GL1500 Timing belt Question
Replies: 16
Views: 510

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

According to Gates, they're suggesting replacement every 60K miles OR 6 years, if nothing is specified by a vehicle manufacturer. That's a bit more conservative than the "100K mile Inspection" that Honda states. Considering the potential damage, I'd tend to err on the conservative side, and follow t...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical accessories attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 340

Re: Electrical accessories attachment

Virgil, your right, it is only 5 amps.Thanks ! That negates the original question then. Does this work ? I'll run a 20amp lead from battery to a relay, then to a nearby separate 4 way mini fuse block. Relay actuated from accessory post,( as it's a switched live). Then I can run accessories all with...