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by GlimWas
Sun May 20, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear master cylinder repair
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: rear master cylinder repair

Before you remove the rear brake cilinder, i would rebuild the callipers first and see what gue comes out of these. I've recently replaced the rear brake cilinder and it was a lot of work! And when i say a lot, i mean a lot!!! But it brakes as never before............... :roll:
by GlimWas
Sun May 20, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trying the Dark side :)
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Trying the Dark side :)

May the force be with you, abeit the dark side of it............................ I think i will fit a car tyre too the next time the rear tyre is worn out....
by GlimWas
Tue May 01, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Headlight mirrors

I doubt the shipping will be free to the Netherlands, but thank you for the link
by GlimWas
Tue May 01, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Headlight mirrors

The projector project is starting to sound more attractive by the minute..........
by GlimWas
Tue May 01, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: Headlight mirrors

I am not afraid to take the assembly apart, 10min at 80 Celsius wil soften the glue. It is the mirror i am worried about and if it's repairable at reasonable cost.
It is the latter i am worried about the most :lol: :roll:
by GlimWas
Tue May 01, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Headlight mirrors

Maybe a strange question, but is there any way to repair/repaint the chrome finish of the mirrors of the clear headlight of the '98 - '00 GL1500? Mine are showing the white plastic that's underneath the chrome surface due to, i presume, the heat of the halogen bulbs that were in there. It's not that...
by GlimWas
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 452

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

After all the positive feedback about this brace i ordered one too. A bit expensive with the import taxes and all, but hey, you only live once............. :lol:
by GlimWas
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

Well, i ordered a new one, i don’t want to end as roadkill because i didn’t replace a part that serves More than 50% of my braking power, but it is your decision
by GlimWas
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

One thing i can tell for certain is that it is NOT machined that way. The piece has broken off and has wandered off some place...
by GlimWas
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble
Replies: 15
Views: 747

Re: Death wobble

steering head bearings worn. or a very bad tyre?
by GlimWas
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes......
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Brakes......

I would take the left one................. Currently changing the brake lines....
by GlimWas
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brakes......
Replies: 9
Views: 296

Re: Brakes......

can you provide pictures? That would help! And bleeding your brakes is not hard, it just takes some time and is best done with two people. 1;open bleeding valve, 2;push brake lever fully down (not to fast!) 3; close bleeding valve 4; release lever. repeat steps until no air comes out into the tube o...
by GlimWas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

I will report back when i have made my first drive with the new cylinder.......
by GlimWas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

Well, i can tell as soon i got the new one in, can't i? ;)
by GlimWas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

I highly doubt that explanation. This and the other port are outlets to the callipers and not inlets. So there must be pressure at these points, or else no braking and in this case reduced braking due to the large hole .........
by GlimWas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

Loss of pressure maybe? These pumps do not generate a lot of volume......
by GlimWas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

That is a good question, i own the bike since 2015 and have changed the fluid once. Due to insufficient braking of the footbrake i decided to buy a revision set voor the main brake cylinder, only to find it is shot. By now i have cleaned the callipers , and there was quite a lot of gue in the front ...
by GlimWas
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

No it was not leaking. I am just wondering how this damage can occur. The outlet port is deformed, it should be just a round hole at both ends; front and rear
brake, but the outlet port to the front brake is damaged and i am wondering how this might have happened.
by GlimWas
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Re: Rear brake cylinder

If you click on the picture it wil be apparent that the hole is deformed and not round.
by GlimWas
Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 571

Rear brake cylinder

How is this possible? Is it a design flaw or is it possible due to a clogged return port? Is there any knowledge about it?
I already ordered a new one......Hell of a job to get it out btw


by GlimWas
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Aftermarket Radio Option
Replies: 18
Views: 1384

Re: 96 1500 Aftermarket Radio Option

There was a guy from Belarus in believe who sold these inserts through Ebay. Haven't heard or seen it in a long time now. Ibelieve the fit wasn't great though...
Probably it will depend on your own two right hands to produce something..........
by GlimWas
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 GL1500SE Brake Rotors
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: 1999 GL1500SE Brake Rotors

I am very interested in how these rotors wil perform on your Wing, keep us posted!!!!
I hve to pay more than this amount of money for one rotor in the Netherlands (€200,-), so very, very interested ;)
by GlimWas
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: mixing bias and radial tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: mixing bias and radial tyres

I have them mounted on my GL1500 and am very happy with them. A bit noisy , but uptil now reliable in dry and wet weather.
by GlimWas
Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Cleveland Motorcycle Show Report - Pictures! Video!
Replies: 50
Views: 6172

Re: 2018 Cleveland Motorcycle Show Report - Pictures! Video!

Thanks for the pictures and comments. As usual, very helpful.
Love the lines of the new Goldwing BTW....... It's abit to pricey for my taste over here ; €41.000,- + over here in The Netherlands.....
Or as you would write ; 41,000......... :shock:
by GlimWas
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your front forks
Replies: 44
Views: 45417

Re: How to rebuild your front forks

In my experience, the pressure is manageable. just put your weight on the ratchet and take the hex bolt off. Be sure to fix the fork in a workmate or something like that so you can put your weight on it safely. I had no problems this way and my springs were definitely not shot.