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by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Front springs
Replies: 1
Views: 25

Re: Front springs

don't know what the 'rate is' on my Traxxion springs, but they sure are solid...

definitely will not bottom out.
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 GL1500SE Brake Rotors
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: 1999 GL1500SE Brake Rotors

I remember reading about them, and not heard anything negative.
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Teardrop Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Teardrop Trailer

Finding those hydraulic surge brakes for the 8" wheels to retrofit will be like trying to find a specfic sliver dollar in 2' of silver dollars in the whole area of TX. :shock: ha ha ha, yup, the lady at the counter had the store's entire Inventory stored in her head... ask her a question, and zip.....
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tool kit
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: tool kit

I like the way Brian listed out this tool kit, I copied that for future tool list requests. :D
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 4
Views: 105

Re: 2018 Goldwing

the 2018 has only been on sale now, for what? maybe a week? and here is one that is dead already, both the bike and rider. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Fatal-motorcycle-crash-closes-I-45-inbound-at-12624333.php#photo-15102013 Witnesses state that the bike and pickup were ...
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Tight Left or Right slow turn question!
Replies: 3
Views: 50

Re: Tight Left or Right slow turn question!

You are not alone in that respect... Here is how to get over that, put a slight bit of pressure on the foot brake, apply a little bit of throttle so the engine is pulling just a bit, and hold the clutch in the middle "Slip Zone". I like to use 2nd gear as 1st gear is just to ticklish too get it all ...
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500/1800 Tools
Replies: 3
Views: 38

Re: GL 1500/1800 Tools

my tools left with my 1500s, so like you, I needed some tools to stay for the bike. Went to HF and picked up the larger of the two tool bags they have, it is big enough for a 12" Crescent wrench to lay down in. 2 sets of Metric sockets, shorts and longs, shorts in 1/4 drive, deeps in 3/8 drive a set...
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: cig lighter/phone issue
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: cig lighter/phone issue

ummmmm, dumb question, but I can't see your wiring.


Are you sure that the positive and negative leads have not been reversed?
that will blow fuses in a hurry.
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 25
Views: 260

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

I plan on baking the starter electrical / less the mechanical parts...Any suggestion on how hot and time? I was guessing about 180° for a hour in a small turbo convection oven I have spare. that will work just fine. that is the same as the normal engine temperature, and an hour or two in the oven w...
by AZgl1800
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Teardrop Trailer
Replies: 19
Views: 831

Re: Teardrop Trailer

Brakes are good for any trailer, especially for bikes as they have limited stopping power anyway. but, I was told by a trailer supply store locally, that 12" wheels are the smallest that Electric Brakes are available for. I intended to put electric brakes on my tow behind trailer, but 12" wheels/tir...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?
Replies: 16
Views: 1275

Re: Whats on YOUR Bucket List ?

Got to get the Toy Hauler ready for summer trips. little things like: Change the oil on generator Install a bypass manifold for the hot water heater, so I can drain it and purge the water lines with RV antifreeze Install a manual battery Shutoff Switch at the battery location, so the standby current...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Gallery Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Gallery Pictures

If you are running Windows, there is another editor that you will probably enjoy using better.


www.IrFanView.com

it is slick and dirty, and fast!




by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Gallery Pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Gallery Pictures

as of today, you can't. But he is rewriting the code for a brand new forum, and that is one of his Pet Peeves, pictures that are rotated wrong. Delete the pictures, use an image editor, have it rotate the picture. In 'GIMP' and Open Source image editor available on any OS, Windows, Linux, etc.... yo...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 96 Interstate conversion
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: 96 Interstate conversion

Not personally, but I have read of a very few folks who have gone to that trouble.

One of which is Lopeha - Andy Williams, but all the work was done by DaveO430....
Andy is an OTR truck driver, and six hours once a week, won't get a job like that done. :D
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Vacuum line Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Vacuum line Questions

Put a metal elbow at teh 90* turn..solves the issue. Yes, I had to do just that on the fuel line for my '98SE fuel pump... I was using a NAPA fuel pump instead of the much more expensive Honda pump. the new bulk hose just collapsed after about 15 minutes of being curled around short. I wanted to in...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 25
Views: 260

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

Probably moisture in the windings. Those of us who own motorhomes with generators are told to run the generator for about 30 minutes monthly, under at least 1/2 load, to dry out the windings. You probably don't want to run a starter for that long, but you need to get it up in temperature to boil of...
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to Articles
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: How to Articles

Here's the problem, you forgot to put them back on the bike :mrgreen:



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by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 25
Views: 260

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

in the states, this is easy to get.

read what they say, use this and it will never rust again.

http://strongarmsprays.com/


I would get the small spray bottle.

it is available from distributors, Amazon, etc.
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Vacuum line Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Vacuum line Questions

if you use bulk hose where a sharp bend is required, it will collapse.

don't ask me how I know... :D
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 that floated it's valves
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: GL1800 that floated it's valves

I can watch YouTube all the time on the app on my phone but with links to YouTube like this it says that I don't have the correct browser to be able to watch it. A bunch of crap. I use Firefox on my cellphone, give that a whirl. but, for me, a phone is not anywhere good enough to read forums. you j...
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 18, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 11
Views: 242

Re: The loneliest road in America???

PS. I don't recall it being as desert-y as it is here in AZ. But then again, it was 15 years ago, and CRS is getting more serious every day. :lol: It is a different type of desert, more caliche and less tumble weeds :lol: I was lucky enough to be able to fly a private airplane over a lot of Nevada ...
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 that floated it's valves
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: GL1800 that floated it's valves

time to look for a new engine.

all of the Goldwings are interference engines, and if a valve floats, it is going to hit the piston.

unless he is a good mechanic, that engine is toast.

he can buy another bike almost as cheap as it will cost to replace that engine.
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: DRAIN PLUG WASHER
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: DRAIN PLUG WASHER

I do, with caution.

don't over torque it.
it seems you have some on order, I have several on hand also to use with each oil change.