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by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: What is this?

It's a mounting bar for driving lights.
Saves you about $50 if you plan on adding some lights, LED or otherwise.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead Alternator
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Arrowhead Alternator

Hi Blue, I am finally getting back to the bike. Had some other issues and had planned to work on the bike yesterday afternoon but went out to the truck and found my right passenger window bashed in. Not fun. Fortunately there was nothing of value and noting was taken. I have a question about the fu...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: best tire that has long life and best ride
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: best tire that has long life and best ride

Was that tire out of its date range ?
Just curious what may have lead to such a failure.
I use the OEM Dunlop K177 tires. On my second set. They perform for me. The weight specs are less than others.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: OIL TASTING

FM-USA wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:58 pm
Took time to ponder this thread.

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FM, I was just having fun.
However, if we reduce the size of those knives from steak size, to paring size ????
I bet there's room for a few more :-)
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifting my goldwing
Replies: 5
Views: 195

Re: Shifting my goldwing

A while back, I installed the shift pivot that is talked about on these pages. During that install, I discovered quite a bit of "slop" or looseness in the shift lever. It was responsible for much of the shifting issues I was having. The shift pivot is definitely an improvement, but before that, chec...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Dec 03, 2017 6:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Max air pressure on rear supension?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Max air pressure on rear supension?

It looks like the setting is 0-57psi, unloaded, on the center stand. There is no spec for a loaded pressure.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with id of brackets- bike bought used from dealer
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Help with id of brackets- bike bought used from dealer

The bottom bracket is from a Wingleader Drag Specialties back rest. I think you'll find none of it is available anymore, except maybe used on Ebay. http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18923 The other is for arm rests. Probably these. But, the pieces you have are probably the least expensiv...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air suspension
Replies: 6
Views: 242

Re: Air suspension

Sounds like only a couple of possibilities. If the bike were laid down recently, oil may have made it's way to the hose. Or, it has been serviced, and it is over filled. My best guess.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead Alternator
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Arrowhead Alternator

Okay got it. So I can either cut the alternator wire and put a matching plug, or cut the plug coming down from the bike and replace it to match the alternator. Thanks Blue. Sorry for all the confusion. Correctomundo ! The Cyclemax link shows a batch of the white plug sets you need. Well, you actual...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead Alternator
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Arrowhead Alternator

If you followed the wire from the plug on the back of the old alternator, up into the bike, you would find the plug that matches the white 2-pin (with only one wire) plug on the end of the new alternator wire. Either way, those are the wires that need to connect by whatever method you choose.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead Alternator
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Arrowhead Alternator

2zghw6c.jpg 14lre4i.jpg The two connectors together were like that when I unpackaged it. The only other cable doesn't match the plug on my bike which is a T-connector just like female on the old alt. OK. As it was shipped to you, is exactly how it should be used. Disregarding the additional plug th...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead Alternator
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Arrowhead Alternator

The rubber parts are called dampeners. They dampen the connection and vibration between the engine drive mechanism, and the alternator drive paddles. They should ideally, be replaced with a new alternator. You could probably forgo the replacement for right now, but order a set and install them soon....
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 GL1500 Carb synchronization
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: 89 GL1500 Carb synchronization

This is the tutorial I followed http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1500balancecarbs.htm I got one of these. Not too pricey. If your plugs need changing, do it before synchronizing. https://www.amazon.com/AlphaMoto-Vacuum-Carburetor-Synchronizer-Cylinder/dp/B004MSJ7C8/ref=sr_1_1?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=15...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ethanol! Yes or No?
Replies: 82
Views: 3392

Re: Ethanol! Yes or No?

I've been using non-ethanol gas for about 4 years in my 1997 GL1500. My reasoning was simply an aversion to putting alcohol in a 1997 vehicle, given it's corrosive, hygroscopic, and solvent nature. I run blended when I have to due to availability problems, but I'd say 95% of my fuel is alcohol free....
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: left front fender cover
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: left front fender cover

Hi All I require a left front fender cover for a gl1500 se 1992 As I live in South Africa we have to import all parts I have a friend going to Cypress Texas in December and is willing to bring some parts home for me My question is where is the best (closest) place to purchase a cover regards Blackp...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB: GL1500 fairing deflector screw caps
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: WTB: GL1500 fairing deflector screw caps

I too, lost one of those things a few years back, and paid the ridiculous price to replace it. And yes, it doesn't hold itself in place very well, and is guaranteed to go missing again in the future if you don't use something to keep it in place. I found a gooy, sticky, rubbery tape, much like the s...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl 1500 gears
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: gl 1500 gears

I've seen quite a few comments over the years regarding clunky shifting on the 1500s. Mine is a little such, but totally liveable. As shift smoothness is effected by engine oil, I finally settled on Mobil1 10w40 bike oil, after testing a few synthetics, as i am partial to synthetics. But, over the y...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 25
Views: 668

Re: OIL TASTING

Being one of those old coots that has done some dumb stuff, I can tell ya that starting a gasoline siphon the good old fashioned way (sucking on the wrong end of a tube full of gas), leads to a mouth full of gas about 40% of the time. If you ever got even a tiny, tiny sip of that stuff in your mouth...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: ethanol fuel stabilizer
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: ethanol fuel stabilizer

Haven't heard of, or used it, until I just looked it up on the web. From their description, it sounds more of a fuel system cleaner than a stabilizer, and no statement of its stabilization effectiveness. What were you trying to accomplish ? I have used Sta-Bil brand fuel stabilizer in both the Stora...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Water Pump
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: GL1500 Water Pump

It is my understanding that the first 5 numbers are the actual part number. The following 3 numbers specify the vehicle it was first used on. The final 3 numbers are differences of suppliers or production runs for the same part. If you click on the part numbers on the Partzilla website, it will disp...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to bleed or flush your clutch
Replies: 27
Views: 25048

Re: clutch slippage

I am having trouble with my 93 1500 se. Seems that while I'm riding and want to speed up if I get on good it just revs up rpms go up and nothing. If I gradually in crease power it is ok to a point. Need advice??? I would probably take a look at the return hole in the master cylinder at the handleba...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Gas Cap
Replies: 4
Views: 355

Re: GL1500 Gas Cap

I guess I wonder whats wrong with the one you have ? People have soaked them in Seafoam and blown out the passageways to bring them back to life, if yours seems to be clogged in either the pressure of vacuum mode. Otherwise Partzilla has them for a bit less. https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/m...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LED light bar
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: LED light bar

Hello all, Has anyone mounted a LED light bar underneath the chin fairing on their GL1500? I've got a 2000 SE and have been looking at 1500-2500 lumen light bars that would tuck right under there and wire into the high beam circuit. Has anyone done this yet? In the region below. https://www.superbr...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead Alternator
Replies: 22
Views: 748

Re: Arrowhead Alternator

Blue, Thanks for the great info. I am going to order the 95 amp. I can only seem to get the standard delivery which is 10-17 days from now. Do you know if there is a way to have it shipped sooner? I clicked on the learn more under the Lactical side and it tells me to select a shipping speed, but I ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LED light bar
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: LED light bar

I have EXACTLY the same setup as in your picture. I got the bar from Show Chrome. I had to call them to order it separately without the Halogen lights that they usually sell with that bar. All I wanted was the bar. I think it was about $50. Kinda pricey, but pretty good quality, and keeps its looks ...