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by Happytrails
Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Do you use a dealer for service?
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Do you use a dealer for service?

I'm with you all. Don't trust dealers and dont let them work on anything outside of warantee and then I double check that they didn't do something poorly. With the help of advice and all the howto guides have been able to muddle thru anything my bike needs. For tires I've been taking them to a local...
by Happytrails
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shorty windshield
Replies: 41
Views: 1239

Re: Shorty windshield

Love my Phase Change cooling vest . It keeps me cool and comfortable, wearing full ATGATT, in the hottest weather. I have one that goes around my neck as well that I wear in the summer cutting the lawn as well. :) I need to check this out. I hate not going full ATGATT when its hot! I think thats wh...
by Happytrails
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(
Replies: 16
Views: 469

Re: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(

I realize you’re in the UK but how about eBay? I got one for about $40 on eBay. In very good shape. But what ever you do, removing the rear case is a pain. I’m starting next week to put it back together Good luck Bud Good suggestion! Or maybe google to see if any bike salvage yards are near you.
by Happytrails
Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gasoline stink after running
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Gasoline stink after running

The gas smell is probably normal. Mine does that too. The gas cap is vented. And my garage stinks like gas after parking. :D Next time you can't start the bike back up try opening the gas cap to relieve pressure and then start the bike. If that works then your gas cap may be partially clogged and yo...
by Happytrails
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1st Time Goldwing Owner
Replies: 18
Views: 430

Re: 1st Time Goldwing Owner

Sorry about your friends health and congrats on your new Goldwing. You'll love it. Changing belts a good idea (mainly due to rubber belts and aging). But dont think that has anything to do with off idle stumble. The off idle stumble sounds normal for a bike thats been sitting. Its good the carbs are...
by Happytrails
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aniversary editons, What Number ya got
Replies: 5
Views: 410

Re: Aniversary editons, What Number ya got

My 10th year anniversary didn't come with one of those fancy number plates.
by Happytrails
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: best tire that has long life and best ride
Replies: 26
Views: 1971

Re: best tire that has long life and best ride

Your right the selection isnt that great. Sounds like you might be a candidate for darksiding. Ive never tried it but from your description it might be a good fit.
by Happytrails
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shorty windshield
Replies: 41
Views: 1239

Re: Shorty windshield

Those Windbenders do look cool. Cyclemax is definitely a favorite and farkling is a lot of fun.
by Happytrails
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shorty windshield
Replies: 41
Views: 1239

Re: Shorty windshield

If you adjust your windwhield so the top is about level with the bridge of your nose you should be able to find a sweet spot where your dont get helmet buffet but you can look over the windshield but also be able to tuck your head just slightly and look thru the windshield when need be. Sometimes on...
by Happytrails
Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: what strength loctite to use
Replies: 7
Views: 240

Re: what strength loctite to use

Antiseize is best but if you really need to use Loctite the blue is mean to be removable with just tools. Red is meant to require heating before you can remove. Red is wicked stuff and has its use. But I never use it, at least on things that I hope to take apart and service later on. I dont even use...
by Happytrails
Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: "New" 2000 1500SE Questions-Pics
Replies: 11
Views: 500

Re: "New" 2000 1500SE Questions-Pics

Yes
Modulator
Decal, its nice but mine got a couple bubbles on it after just a season of riding. Still looks ok but bubbled.
by Happytrails
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 SE Fader Panel Logo / Sticker
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: 1990 SE Fader Panel Logo / Sticker

Might be possible to find them on ebay used. The headlight knob isn't too expensive and you might like a chrome one. The badge I dunno about.



by Happytrails
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wings
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Re: wings

Wikipedia isn't specific other than motorcycles started getting built there in 1979 and ceased in 2009. Saw another source that said Wings started getting built there in 1981. A shame but maybe inevitable seeing how motorcycle sales hasn't rebound since. I kind of remember Honda sold Goldwings up to...
by Happytrails
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing bulbs in trunk side lights
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Replacing bulbs in trunk side lights

There are 4 screws to remove the trunk bottom. It swings down and you can pull it back and away from the bike. Just be careful its a little fiddly removing and installing. Just take your time. 2 bolts hold each side reflector on. Inside the trunk you will see them. When I replaced mine I had to buy ...
by Happytrails
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello from Iowa
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Hello from Iowa

Congrats on your new bike. It looks very clean. Coming from a cruiser background you can appreciate goldwings. They are awesome machines.
by Happytrails
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New GL1500 owner here
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: New GL1500 owner here

What was recommended to me when my bike had some off idle stumble was to add a full can of seafoam to a full tank of fresh gas and run that thru. Then add the regular dose for the next few fill ups. That did the trick for me. Good luck with your bike :D
by Happytrails
Fri Sep 08, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New GL1500 owner here
Replies: 15
Views: 520

Re: New GL1500 owner here

Sounds like you have a good plan. Pump out the old gas and fill new fresh. Heavy doses of seafoam might bring the carbs around without having to pull them. Its worth a try.
by Happytrails
Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk side bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 315

Re: Trunk side bulbs

You can probably find LED replacement bulbs from a bunch of places but I got mine from SuperBrightLEDs.
by Happytrails
Sun Sep 03, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedometer
Replies: 15
Views: 651

Re: Speedometer

Bobwquinn wrote:
Sun Sep 03, 2017 7:21 am
I changed my speedometer and works perfectly. I'm glad it wasn't the speedometer hub gear! Thanks for the well documented pics as it was great to read before attempting it!
Congrats. Seems like that plastic gear hub is a fail piece so that other parts wouldn't get damaged.
by Happytrails
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Suggestions on pricing to sell
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Suggestions on pricing to sell

No problem and glad you sold the bike :D
by Happytrails
Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: vibrations
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: vibrations

It could be but it could also be other things causing this. Did you recently work on the rear brakes?
by Happytrails
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Suggestions on pricing to sell
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Suggestions on pricing to sell

Did a quick search and noticed this 1500 with trailer for $5,500 sort of in your area.
https://stjoseph.craigslist.org/mcy/d/1 ... 47947.html


by Happytrails
Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Suggestions on pricing to sell
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Suggestions on pricing to sell

Nice looking rig. Always liked that color and looks like nice personalized touches like the under trunk spoiler and the trailer matches the bike nicely. Without the carb and rear brake issues imho $4,500 bike + $1,500 trailer so $6,000 for the combo. I think a buyer is going to look at this as a coo...
by Happytrails
Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Price of bike
Replies: 14
Views: 510

Re: Price of bike

Sorry to hear about your wife. Hope she makes a speedy and full recovery.
by Happytrails
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 10
Views: 498

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Not sure about your budget but maybe check this one out.

https://desmoines.craigslist.org/mcy/d/ ... 73705.html

Maybe the best in your area.

https://waterloo.craigslist.org/mcy/d/9 ... 50222.html