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by MikeB
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone in the Pacific Northwest? Need a rebuild kit
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Anyone in the Pacific Northwest? Need a rebuild kit

At least head gaskets are still available, unlike the valves. The part number for a 1981 Honda GL110 head gasket is 12251-MG9-306. They sell for less than $50.
by MikeB
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone in the Pacific Northwest? Need a rebuild kit
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Anyone in the Pacific Northwest? Need a rebuild kit

Maybe you need to buy another GL100 for a parts bike.
by MikeB
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake rotors
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Rear brake rotors

You should probably address that question to the individual selling the rotor, not me.

I assumed that you had used Ebay in the past. You are familiar how Ebay works right?
by MikeB
Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake rotors
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Rear brake rotors

Here is one of many on Ebay. Item # 362141356067
by MikeB
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relay wiring
Replies: 25
Views: 494

Re: Relay wiring

The dimple/local hardware crimp tools do have a place, but I would relegate these to your tour kit as these do not take up a lot of space with the caveat that the repair be redone as soon as possible on return home. Cheers I have three or four of the dimple crimp style tools. They are handy for cut...
by MikeB
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake rotors
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Rear brake rotors

Personally, I'd find a rotor from a later model and use the later model mounting bracket to install the caliper. Why? They are more plentiful. All the 1990 through 2000 models used the same rotor.
by MikeB
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Installing final drive and shaft
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Installing final drive and shaft

This works on the GL1500. The GL1200 is probably very similar. To get the U-joint to align with the drive shaft, slide a piece 1/8" thick by 1" wide steel flat stock, or similar material, into the swing arm and slide it under the U-Joint to prop it up. Now slide the drive line only into the swing ar...
by MikeB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Is This Rim Trashed?
Replies: 10
Views: 279

Re: Is This Rim Trashed?

It could probably be saved but I have a feeling it would cost more to fix it than buy a new one.
by MikeB
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Kit for GL1500
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Kit for GL1500

They were sold. Thanks for asking.
by MikeB
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Escapade trailer issue
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: Escapade trailer issue

Here is information you need for making contact with California Sidecar

California Sidecar / Escapade Trailers
Colleen Business Park
100 Motorcycle Run
Arrington, VA 22922
Parts / Service / Technical Support
Telephone: (434) 263 – 8866
Fax: (434) 263 – 8877
www.californiasidecar.com
by MikeB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: SHINKO TIRES
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: SHINKO TIRES

One of my riding partners had a set of Shinko tires on his 2002 GL1800.
They failed in a similar manner to the Metzler tires talked about here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=37981

Needless to say, it keeps the rest of us away from them.
by MikeB
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Kit for GL1500
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Kit for GL1500

Great.
I'll send you an email so you can send me your mailing address.
by MikeB
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 37
Views: 1018

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

The biggest problem with a wheel lock is you will forget it is there and try to take off with it in place. It will do some damage and you will be kicking yourself. You will find that very very few Gold Wings are stolen. I have not heard of any stolen here in the Northwest but maybe I have a sheltere...
by MikeB
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Chicago to Tucson- fuel problems
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Chicago to Tucson- fuel problems

...Have a head wind, traveling at 75 on all interstate roads. My mileage is only 28 mpg on 2 tanks. [/b] Yup, I've experienced the same fuel sucking problem with high headwinds. Truthfully, I MUCH prefer a head wind to a cross wind. Crosswinds are nothing but torture. Run some Seafoam in every tank...
by MikeB
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery relocate to trunk??
Replies: 13
Views: 343

Re: Battery relocate to trunk??

I think you are just asking for headaches by relocating your battery to the trunk. What would someone gain by moving the battery? I don't understand why anyone would want to move it. The designated spot for the battery should be just fine. There is a nice little well for it to fit in, it is close to...
by MikeB
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Chicago to Tucson- fuel problems
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Chicago to Tucson- fuel problems

There is no fuel drain. Siphon is your best option.
by MikeB
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Chicago to Tucson- fuel problems
Replies: 13
Views: 345

Re: Chicago to Tucson- fuel problems

After looking at and or replacing the fuel filter and the symptoms persist, you might take a look at the vacuum operated fuel petcock. It is just inside the fuel fill door. That little sucker can cause similar issues as having a fuel filter that is clogged. It can be bypassed as a trouble shooting m...
by MikeB
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 screws
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: 1500 screws

Good point. I had not thought about the tool set that came with the bike from the factory. But not everyone has that too set if they bought the bike used.
by MikeB
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1800 Reverse Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 423

Re: GL 1800 Reverse Issues

I did not have the issue but one of my riding partners did on his '03. Cleaning the reverse switch with spray contact cleaner while operating the switch corrected the issue.
by MikeB
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve covers
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Valve covers

Nope. The engine guards need to be removed.

Using the original valve cover gaskets can be done but you might as well replace them with new. By now, 18 years later, they are bound to be compressed and could leak after the valve covers are installed. No sense doing the job twice.
by MikeB
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 screws
Replies: 13
Views: 510

Re: 1500 screws

If all you have is a Phillips screwdriver, it will work. I have taken apart and reassembled many a Japanese manufactured item using only Phillips screwdrivers. It will work. It is just that a JIS screwdrivers fits JIS head screws much better.
by MikeB
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 141
Views: 17196

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

Nice video.

Thanks WA
by MikeB
Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Request for ADMIN to update classified search parameters to current date
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Request for ADMIN to update classified search parameters to current date

I did a quick search for Goldwing in my area and it took me back to May of 2017.

That was on the Classifieds link --> http://goldwingdocs.com/Goldwing-Classi ... /index.asp

Are you looking in a different place?
by MikeB
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Request for ADMIN to update classified search parameters to current date
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Request for ADMIN to update classified search parameters to current date

Yes, the 1500 has more space than the 1800. I have heard from previous 1200 owners that they could pack more into the 1200 than the 1500 but I have no personal experience with that.
by MikeB
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace - Screw sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 296

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace - Screw sizes

The OEM bolt is M7x1.0.
Got to tell you, an M7x1.0 screw is not an off the shelf commodity. If anyone can find a source, let us know.