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by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Dead on the Road
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: 1500 Dead on the Road

I stand corrected. I was confusing starting voltage with running voltage. I experienced similar issues when my alternator died, and it too recovered and started by the time I got it home. Ironically, I had recently installed a volt meter on the bike, but forgot, and never even checked it on the side...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wheel bearings
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: wheel bearings

The Partzilla parts fisch indicates they are both interchangeable. The 2 fronts are the same bearings left and right. The 2 rears require 2 different bearings left and right, but are interchangeable from 1995 and 1996.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Dead on the Road
Replies: 10
Views: 154

Re: 1500 Dead on the Road

not sure if it would be the Alternator, First of all they will run down to about 7.5 V before the fuel pump quits and no sparky, also if it was alternator, would be able to charge up , start and run till it gets to 7.5 Volts again. ask me how i know this seems suspicious Curt AGM or standard wet ce...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mounting bolt+spacer kit for Markland Drivers backrest?
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: Mounting bolt+spacer kit for Markland Drivers backrest?

The bolts are metric. I ordered mine online, from one of those suppliers that has everything under the sun. I got hex socket screws, in stainless steel. Not home, so can't provide name. I had no luck locally. They are an odd size. The spacers you could probably find at Ace Hardware in the bushing se...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for ideas
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Looking for ideas

Probably not the high tech solution you are looking for, but I and others on this forum have had great success using Seafoam as a gas treatment, to clean out the idle jets in the carbs. Mine had the same slight surge, 800-1200 rpm when I got it. I used the Seafoam, and within a few hundred miles and...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter problems
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Starter problems

When I push the start button I hear a click but the starter motor does nothing. This happens even with a new battery. When I measure voltage to the starter motor with an ohm meter, it shows no voltage to the starter motor. Where should I look next? I am not a whiz at electrical problems so any sugg...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Choke cable clamp
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Choke cable clamp

Briggs & Stratton, or similar engines use such parts for the same purpose on small gas engines. Check your local lawnmower repair place.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My bike is in the shop
Replies: 22
Views: 1454

Re: My bike is in the shop

I'm pretty certain you could use the Locktite version. The MSDS specs the Moly content at 60-100%, with minimum being 60%, same as the old Honda version. For about $30 on Amazon, you can get 8oz. that would probably last you, your kids, and grandkids a lifetime.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu May 31, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Filter change with every oil change?
Replies: 40
Views: 3098

Re: Filter change with every oil change?

Specifically, Purolator Pure One # PL 14610 (longer/more media surface) or # PL 14612 (shorter/less media). I've only ever used the PL 14610. It fits easily enough, and has the added benefit of more filtering area. The Pure One's have the upgraded back flow valve, higher quality filtering media, and...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon May 28, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Fuel capacity

I think your best bet is going to be to carry a 1 gallon gas can with you, and observe the gauge and the fuel light as the fuel runs down. Then you'll at least know how the gauge behaves from full to empty, whether the reserve light is functioning, and just how many gallons it actually holds.......w...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 26, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Filter change with every oil change?
Replies: 40
Views: 3098

Re: Filter change with every oil change?

I'd chime in this oil thread (about my still OEM except 2 sets of timing belts on my '91 GL1500 with almost 250,000 hauling a heavy 1/2 to 3/4 ton trailer about 1/10 of that mileage...) but don't care to be backstabbed again. . FM, I hate to think you took all that ribbing over the oil thing too se...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 26, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 2311

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

Running any electrical / electronic device at full rated output all the time is not good for the device. You may get away with it for a period of time, even an extended period of time, but it takes a toll. And, if there are any weaknesses built into the part due to manufacturing variations, they wil...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue May 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 559

Re: Fuel capacity

No. How did you come to that conclusion ?
Even before the reserve light comes on, you should be hitting near 5 gallons.
6.3 gallons including reserve.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue May 22, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 283

Re: Alternator oil seal?

If you have an aftermarket alternator, most likely of Chinese origin, inconsistencies in the diameter of the alternator would be suspect.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue May 22, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Won't start in gear
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Won't start in gear

Had the same problem. I had aftermarket levers by the previous owner and larger grips. Replaced the grips with stock ones, didn't solve the problem. Replaced the levers with stock, didn't solve the problem. Both switches were good. Inserted a thin piece of plastic, maybe about 0.060" thick, which s...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue May 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Won't start in gear
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Won't start in gear

I recently renewed my brake & clutch levers to OEM Honda black levers. Where I previously had no problem starting in gear with the old aftermarket chrome levers, I now have an issue. I suspect it is either a manufacturing error of very slight proportions of the lever, or my aftermarket foam hand gri...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 19, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shortcut question on Fork Seal replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Shortcut question on Fork Seal replacement

Have you tried that fork seal fixing tool ? I have not, but seen ads for it. Very simple, easy fix, if it works.



by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 19, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel cap vented or not ??
Replies: 7
Views: 417

Re: Fuel cap vented or not ??

Under vacuum, or under pressure ? I would think pressure would be much more common than vacuum. Engine heat will generally heat the fuel, causing it to vaporize and generate pressure. The cap, to my knowledge, is vented both ways, to certain vac and pressure specifications. If you are seeing vacuum,...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 19, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: CB not working
Replies: 1
Views: 268

Re: CB not working

I suspect mail order will be your best friend. Sierra Electronics is a known repair facility for the Goldwing radios.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 19, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: black dash trim treatment
Replies: 4
Views: 321

Re: black dash trim treatment

I use Mothers Back to Black on all the plastic and vinyl. It is not a tinted or colored treatment. It just brings back some color and luster to the black. Also good on the seats.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri May 18, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 2311

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

Older thread,I know,but I have a story about my alternator I'd like to share. My 94 Aspy quit charging this spring (have a voltmeter installed) and I opted to order a 90 amp from DB Electrical, because I've heard good things about them. After I installed it,took it for a ride and between 1200 and 2...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri May 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE
Replies: 23
Views: 1105

Re: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE

That's fascinating. I don't think I've ever heard of mileage being effected to that extent due to tire/s. Are you sure that nothing else has changed, like overall general temperatures ? Interesting info, if accurate.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed May 16, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery or Alternator????
Replies: 1
Views: 180

Re: Battery or Alternator????

It could be either one. If you're saying you can jump start the bike, and then drive for an unlimited period of time, it would sound more like a battery issue. If your alternator were dead, the bike would not run for long after the jump start. You would get stranded in short order. However, the alte...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon May 14, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: 96 1500 Goldwing SE Speakers

Do you recommend the DB501's for the front as well? The DB501's fit the front with only very minor modification. Specifically, cutting the screw mount slots that didn't quite fit the old mounting holes. I know, I've got them in my 97. However, from what I saw last night, I don't think you'll find t...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun May 13, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 5W-20 oil
Replies: 37
Views: 3557

Re: 5W-20 oil

Thought I'd drag this horse out and beat on it some more. Regarding 0W20 oils, I came across this article in the Rock Auto newsletter. It gave me a few laughs, and I thought I'd share it. (May 2018 Edition / Link Below) "The owners manual for the 2011 Honda Civic says, "Engine oil level - Check ever...