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by Mh434
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Restorer
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Engine Restorer

Fiberthree has a good point - you must be VERY careful what you put in your oil, and what kind of oil you use. A "wet" clutch can be effectively destroyed by using oil (or oil supplements) with additives (commonly called "friction modifiers") that alter the friction qualities of the friction plates....
by Mh434
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Restorer
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Engine Restorer

I'd suggest searching the forum for a product called "SeaFoam". You'll find lots of references to it (the vast majority of them positive), and it sounds like a very similar product. SeaFoam can be added to fuel, or to the oil (same product, two different uses). To be honest, when I first read about ...
by Mh434
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel not getting thru to start engine
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: fuel not getting thru to start engine

When you say "it won't turn over", I assume you mean that the engine does, indeed, spin, but doesn't fire up. Simple things first - you say that you've smelled gas when riding from time to time. That can be a simple (and very common) issue with the gas cap venting. If it clogs up, it can prevent air...
by Mh434
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What have you hauled on your wing???????
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: What have you hauled on your wing???????

A Johnson 9.9 hp outboard motor, sideways across the passenger's seat. Got some strange looks on the highway, including outright laughs, and, after a while, I had to check and see what was so funny. Turns out, the motor was in neutral and with the prop out in the wind, it was spinning. As I cruised,...
by Mh434
Sat Jan 06, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: best tire that has long life and best ride
Replies: 26
Views: 2042

Re: best tire that has long life and best ride

I have a set of the new Dunlop Elite 4's on my bike. I can say that they outhandle the Elite 3's I used to have by a wide margin. Steering is lighter, turn-in is effortless, and braking is vastly improved, both on wet roads and dry. The ride quality seems to be just a tiny bit smoother (and quite a ...
by Mh434
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vessel JIS Impact Screwdriver
Replies: 5
Views: 355

Re: Vessel JIS Impact Screwdriver

According to the Amazon.com ad, they do ship to Canada. However, by the time you figure in the exchange, duty, taxes, etc., it may be just as cheap (or cheaper) to get it through Amazon.ca. It's available with free shipping in Canada for $25.13CDN here: https://www.amazon.ca/Vessel-Megadora-Impacta-...
by Mh434
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery relocate to trunk??
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

Thanks AZgl1800 we are on the same page me thinks. Now awaiting my next parcel so that I can complete these planed mods and go for a ride. I'm doing all of these mods in preparation for an across Canada ride with the Military Police in support of their fund raiser for blind children. We leave Victo...
by Mh434
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 91 Aspencade LCD time changing
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: 91 Aspencade LCD time changing

On my '97, as soon as the LCD panel starts getting cold/damp (I live in the Pacific Northwest, so...) the clock starts losing time in huge chunks. If I keep the LCD warm & dry, the clock maintains its time precisely, for months on end. Also, IIRC, the infamous Relay #3 has an affect on the clock's t...
by Mh434
Thu Nov 30, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: re-painting a radiator?
Replies: 7
Views: 290

Re: re-painting a radiator?

I agree wholeheartedly about avoiding bead blasting - those fins are almost as fragile as aluminum foil. High-pressure steam, on the other hand, will not only remove all the bugs & their entrails, but will get rid of every trace of oil, grease, and dirt, without damaging the fins or the cores. As fo...
by Mh434
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Finally... A summation of what I have learned
Replies: 29
Views: 1034

Re: Finally... A summation of what I have learned

Yeah...if it was me, I'd have been doing the fist-pumping happy dance all over the garage for awhile. Just, you know, to confirm to the neighbors that I'm a certifiable whacko... :lol: :roll:
by Mh434
Sun Nov 26, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 screws
Replies: 21
Views: 942

Re: 1500 screws

The JIS screws are actually far superior to our garden-variety Phillips heads. The JIS screwdrivers fit the screw heads more precisely, and don't tend to round out the heads like our Phillips ones do. So, it's actually the other way around - what we're used to is basically a poor cousin to the JIS s...
by Mh434
Sun Nov 26, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dies in gear
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Dies in gear

The only dumb questions are the ones we never ask...glad you got it going!
by Mh434
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 screws
Replies: 21
Views: 942

Re: 1500 screws

Nope - they're JIS head screws. While similar to a Phillips, the use of our normal Phillips screwdrivers may result in stripping out the heads of the screws, as they don't fit the heads accurately like JIS screwdrivers do.
by Mh434
Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dies in gear
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Dies in gear

I'm with VIrgil on this - first check should be the neutral safety switch at the sidestand.
by Mh434
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spare power connections in fuse box
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Spare power connections in fuse box

If you use one of the fuses to send a switched-12V signal to a relay, which in turn is powered from the battery, it will work fine without drawing virtually any power from the accessory circuit. Some heated grips instructions (like the ones that came with my ShowChrome grips) tell you to run the gri...
by Mh434
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LCD Module Inop
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: LCD Module Inop

Interestingly enough, my LCD display does the same thing when the bike is subjected to cold and damp. As I live in the Pacific Northwest, this is pretty much the case about 8-9 months per year. The LCD goes utterly blank, although the radio continues to function. It may sound weird, but I use a smal...
by Mh434
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: engine noise
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: engine noise

I'm with WA on this...it sounds to me like a timing belt tensioner failing. Once one of the belts drags enough to slip a tooth or two, catastrophic engine failure will follow about a millisecond later. :shock:
by Mh434
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LED light bar
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: LED light bar

I mounted a pair of the black-housing lights like MikeB has pictured, above. They're 10 watts each, and produce more light each than a halogen on high beam (while using 1/6 of the power). I've had mine for a couple of years, and they seem to be bulletproof (and waterproof).
by Mh434
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Hot Tires
Replies: 22
Views: 731

Re: Hot Tires

By the time the tire was hot, the pressure had probably increased at least 5 psi from what it was cold, which would mean it was down to 30 psi when you started off - far too low for a GL1500 tire. I use exactly the same tires on my '97 SE, and run them at 41 psi cold. They stay nice and cool, even a...
by Mh434
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Brush-on chrome
Replies: 3
Views: 304

Re: Brush-on chrome

This new stuff, if the ads are to be believed, looks pretty impressive. There is a lot of prep work, though, it appears, as the substrate needs to have a mirror finish, as well as their proprietary primer. Nonetheless, if it works as advertised, it's still a far-cheaper alternative to actual chrome,...
by Mh434
Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd carb issue... Slides flutter Video included
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: Odd carb issue... Slides flutter Video included

Operating the engine without the air filter system attached will affect the running. The carbs are designed to work with a certain amount of resistance to air flow, so without them the carbs may not run like they should. The resistance helps to damp out intake pulses, as well. This is similar to run...
by Mh434
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Winterizing
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Winterizing

Personally, I prefer to use a fuel preservative. I believe the presence of fuel in the carbs (if so-preserved) helps keep all the seals from drying out & shrinking. Every time I use preservative over the winter (7-8 months here), when I go to start one of my engines it's like I just shut it down an ...
by Mh434
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your timing belts
Replies: 134
Views: 57349

Re: How to remove and replace your timing belts

All years of GL1500, from 1988 through 2000, used the same size timing belts.
by Mh434
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GOLDWING SE STRIPES
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: GOLDWING SE STRIPES

Try RonAyers.com - here's a link to some of their OEM side cover decals. They're not cheap - around $50 - but they do seem to be available.

https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/hon ... 0f2/stripe
by Mh434
Wed Nov 01, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 818

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

I got tired of going back and forth from pressure gauge to pressure hose, so I saw somewhere that one of these works great. I have had it for about year now and love it! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MU6T7AL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That's the type I use (well, the analog ...