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by Fiberthree
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Restored faded red lenses
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Restored faded red lenses

Looks much better. I wonder how it will stand up to the heat of the incandescent bulbs? Let us know in a few months on how they are holding up.
by Fiberthree
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 GL1500 leaky trunk and bags
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: 89 GL1500 leaky trunk and bags

That notice looks like it is from 1989. Even though it was a service bulletin, it is 28 years old. Good luck trying to get them to honor it. It would be less of a headache to just replace them yourself. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OEM-HONDA-GL1500-1988-1989-Nos-oem-Saddle-bag-seal-81357-MN5-000/201...
by Fiberthree
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 16
Views: 340

Re: Which tire?

My present tires are the Dunlop E3s. They have started the cupping but it isn't severe as I have been managing it by closely watching the tire pressure. As of this posting I have just over 24,000 miles on them. I was shocked to see that number as most of my sets have needed replacing after 17,000, b...
by Fiberthree
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 248
Views: 9872

Re: The idiots are out there

I just returned from a four week stay in England. I do enjoy those round abouts. My son-in-law is a driving instructor there and they do teach you how to navigate them. You don't need a higher than average I.Q. to figure out how to use them. It all falls under the common sense umbrella. Sadly, a lot...
by Fiberthree
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 neutral story / question
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: 1500 neutral story / question

I don't think stuck plates would be the issue, if the plates are stuck from being parked the problem would be getting it into gear I would lean more toward bleeding the clutch and or checking he fluid level. when was the last time you changed your oil sounds more like the forks are dragging or bind...
by Fiberthree
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 neutral story / question
Replies: 13
Views: 398

Re: 1500 neutral story / question

The clutch plates could be sticking. I had this happen years ago on a 350 Honda. The bike sat for a few months and the plates were bound together. The engine heat probably thinned out your oil and relieved the problem somewhat. Try some Seafoam in the crank case, take her for a ride and then do an o...
by Fiberthree
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hi From Hemet, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 388

Re: Hi From Hemet, CA

Another "Welcome" from a little further up the coast. (Close to L.A.)
Let us know how your mileage was affected and let's see some pics of your new ride!
by Fiberthree
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My new alternator 90 amp
Replies: 10
Views: 406

Re: My new alternator 90 amp

I think the doubling-up of that fuse is generally held to be unnecessary, and a bad idea. I haven't heard of a case of someone not doing it & having a problem because of not doing it. I have a 95-amp alternator from LActrical, and I'm still running the single fuse. Despite abusing it shamelessly to...
by Fiberthree
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Has anyone used Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block?

Since this is my first Wing, I do not know where the connectors or lines are to tap into. A techdude told me which colors but I'm not sure where. Best item you could buy for your Wing would be a shop manual that has a wiring diagram. The Clymer and Haynes publications do not go far enough and I hav...
by Fiberthree
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Has anyone used Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block?

I had order Electrical Connections Fuse Block for my Wing only to be told it's back ordered and I wouldn't receive it until October with shipping. I'm looking for other alternatives and came across Show Chromes Electronic Fuse Block. The glossy says it isolates every circuit with it's own relay plu...
by Fiberthree
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Brake light flasher
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: Brake light flasher

The flasher I have only has four wires to connect. Power, Ground, and two wires for the brake lamps. The two wires replace the ground wire connections for the lamps of your choice and those are the ones that will flash. By switching the ground side, the running light circuit is not affected. Pretty ...
by Fiberthree
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is this a Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 502

Re: Is this a Problem

Just curious... How many miles on that one?
by Fiberthree
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Question
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Cigarette Lighter Question

Hoosier Jack wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Behind the windshield is rather cryptic.
Well... yes. I guess it is. My Wing has been in only two states but countless cities and I have always been behind the windshield.

I'm in Southern California.
by Fiberthree
Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fender question
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Front fender question

I just did a comparison on CycleMax's website and found the only difference between the 1988 and the 1998 was the illistration number. Aside from the color code at the end of the part numbers, the code was identical. Fender code 61106 for the rear section 61000 for the front 61114 for the left cover...
by Fiberthree
Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fender question
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Front fender question

... eBay says it won't fit. You know the experts at eBay! Their fitment list is not always accurate. The best way to determine if the parts are interchangeable is to look at other sources first. Places like CycleMax and Bike Bandit have parts lists that are year specific. Find your bike's year and ...
by Fiberthree
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Question
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Cigarette Lighter Question

I have a co-worker who said my bike looks like a UFO coming at you so I commented about the LOUD exhaust on his Harley. He told me that lots of people can't see him so he wants to be heard. I responded by telling him that the DMV would give a drivers license to a deaf person but not a blind one. (we...
by Fiberthree
Sat Sep 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Question
Replies: 20
Views: 886

Re: Cigarette Lighter Question

I think if a smoker needs a smoke they need to pull over and have one stopped. I'm not trying to be a *ss but there are no ashtrays on a motorcycle and where are the butts and ashes going? Plus the embers will be blown off risking a fire. No one would want to ride behind that lit cigarettes throw o...
by Fiberthree
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Brake light flasher
Replies: 9
Views: 1157

Re: Brake light flasher

Oh fer Pete's sake. The only 'add-on' is the flasher itself. The light in the video is just for setup purposes. I wouldn't put a clunky looking fixture like that on my bike either! I'm with you on that! Some people can't get out of the box because of over-thinking something. I work with a guy that ...
by Fiberthree
Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: a sad sad day -- blown head gaskets
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: a sad sad day -- blown head gaskets

LDodge wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:30 pm
... Right now it is still disassembled and if it is not worth fixing I don't want to pay labor to have it put back together...
Did you authorize them to disassemble it or was that part of their diagnosing process?
by Fiberthree
Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

I had something close to your problem. My rear brake caliper's mounting bolt backed out on the freeway at 65 mph. Somehow the caliper jammed against the tire and quickly wore through the sidewall. I was able to get off the freeway safely, but with just 2200 miles on it, the rear tire was toast! And ...
by Fiberthree
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4
Replies: 14
Views: 375

Re: Hole in rear tire Dunlop 4

This spring, I had a hole in my rear tire. It only had about 500 miles on it. It was a puncture dead center of the tread... Coming home tonight, a street sweeper doing road construction must have kicked out a 1/4" diameter screw that found my back tire, about 1" off center this time. Seriously? Thi...
by Fiberthree
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Oil change

More info..where is it coming from, does it follow engine rpms?, Plus Do you know how long the old oil was in, What viscosity did you use (10W30, 5W20?) Did you add any motor flush before you drained the old oil? What condition was the old oil? (sludge, dark colored) Does the noise go away after wa...
by Fiberthree
Sun Jul 30, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Tires

Alseymour wrote:
Sat Jul 29, 2017 7:02 pm
... melee tires, 880,
... feeling lime the rear was sliding from under me
... anyone ever had tbat feeling before
Another victim of "Auto Correct" on the phone!
by Fiberthree
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New paint job on my GL1100
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: New paint job on my GL1100

Lookin' good!
What name did they give that color?
by Fiberthree
Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LH Knob under speaker??
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: LH Knob under speaker??

That knob will adjust the headlight up or down. It is handy if you have a passenger on the bike as you are able to aim the headlight so as not to blind on-coming traffic.