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by MikeB
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: Which lift to buy?

For ease of use, storage, lift height and easy access to the bike when it is on the jack, get a J&S Jack. I have a Pit Bull jack but if I had seen this video several years ago, I would have bought a J&S jack instead. A platform lift would be ideal but I just do not have the room for one. Take a look...
by MikeB
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2004 stock windshield
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: 2004 stock windshield

If it is a stock windshield, you probably can't do anything about it. From what I understand, it has a coating on it and it can not be rubbed out.

I bought an aftermarket shield when I had a damaged OEM shield.
by MikeB
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas mileage on my 2000 wing
Replies: 12
Views: 144

Re: Gas mileage on my 2000 wing

My suggestion on gas mileage... put gas in it and ride. Too many wing owners fret over fuel mileage. Don't. If you get 180 miles on a tank and the low fuel light comes on, fill it up again and ride some more. Don't worry about the gas mileage. As to the cruise control, adjust it according to the man...
by MikeB
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.

Outstanding. So much better than a bent valve.
by MikeB
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 GoldWing ?
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: New 2018 GoldWing ?

Quando vai acabar esse mistério, qual a previsão de lançamento New Gold 2018 (When will this mystery end, what is the prediction of launching New Gold 2018) (Google Translate) It should end October 24th when Honda unveils their new models. (Deve terminar em 24 de outubro, quando a Honda revela seus...
by MikeB
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.

ghassman wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:45 pm
Here's the funny thing

I did a compression check and found that all the cylinders on the right side have 120 and all the cylinders on the left side have 150. Any ideas why that would be?

Thank you
Maybe two bent valves, one worse than the other?
by MikeB
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: One cylinder spitting and popping through the exhaust.

I would suspect the original owner managed to install the timing belt with more then one tooth off.

He then re-positioned it but only did so after cycling the engine through and damaging a valve.

Just a supposition on my part.
by MikeB
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Fork question

I do not know about the 1100 but the 1500 and 1800 fork dust seals do pry up easy enough. I imagine the 1100 would be the same.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlights
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Headlights

You do know that there is an adjustment under the headlight assemblies right?

Take a look at this post and see if it will help: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=17800&p=94631&hilit ... ust#p94631
by MikeB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork question
Replies: 11
Views: 176

Re: Fork question

Thanks for the replies! How do you use that Seal-Mate, and are there any tutorials out there regarding seal replacement. I've got PDF's of both the factory and Clymer manuals but haven't delved into them much since the graphic quality is poor and hard to read/see photos. Guess I'll start looking fo...
by MikeB
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Gas tank question

always put the cap on so that you can read the word GAS... most people know this but perhaps newbees don't ;) Why is that? Is there an issue with having it any other way? It has never been a problem for the three GL1500's I've had. What type of malfunction or odd behavior would be noticed if the fu...
by MikeB
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas tank question
Replies: 9
Views: 235

Re: Gas tank question

Besides, a little pressure is a good thing. I would only worry if it had a vacuum.

There is a valve in the gas cap but I am pretty sure it is designed to let air in and not out.
by MikeB
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 14
Views: 234

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

I like this one but I have a GL1500:


you may like this one better for your application:


Both are $11.00 from CycleMax of Ohio.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn Signal Problem. . . .
Replies: 46
Views: 860

Re: Turn Signal Problem. . . .

Old threads, like this one, are as good as gold and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. I too had some turn signal issues on my GL1500. I remember this particular thread and picture for a couple of years ago. It took me a while to find it (about 5 minutes) through the search menu but I located it. ...
by MikeB
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2012 Headlights Quit (2 questions)
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: 2012 Headlights Quit (2 questions)

Contact cleaner with lubricant.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !
Replies: 44
Views: 2031

Re: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !

I have had great use out of Avon tires for several years. But last year I had to return one because it was out of round. The return and replacement process was fairly painless if you don't count having to dismount, box it up and then remount the new one when it arrived. Had I not been doing my own t...
by MikeB
Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Key not unlocking my trunk, key turns, nothing happens.
Replies: 18
Views: 491

Re: Key not unlocking my trunk, key turns, nothing happens.

All 1800's came with a FOB, if you bought used the previous owner did not ive it to you, or if you bought it new the dealer didn't give it to you. You can get one on e-bay Hmmmm, I really don't think so sir, as not all 1800s have the option to open the trunk by remote, mine for sure does not. The h...
by MikeB
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Need a part for a 1971 Honda CL450
Replies: 14
Views: 178

Re: Need a part for a 1971 Honda CL450

Perhaps you can make that person an offer.

As to price, it is only worth what someone will pay for it. What are you willing to pay to get a part that had been up to now unobtainable? That is a decision only you can make.

Good luck in your search.
by MikeB
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Need a part for a 1971 Honda CL450
Replies: 14
Views: 178

Re: Need a part for a 1971 Honda CL450

A bit more research found this:


eBay Item # 401348036498

Perhaps this is what you are looking for.
by MikeB
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Need a part for a 1971 Honda CL450
Replies: 14
Views: 178

Re: Need a part for a 1971 Honda CL450

I did very little research but I did find what I believe you are looking for. The problem is, it is no longer available. It was at this website https://www.cmsnl.com/honda-cl450_model196/ that I found these pictures: CL450 Starter Sprocket.jpg CL450 Starting Sprocket.jpg and this mechanical schemati...
by MikeB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !
Replies: 44
Views: 2031

Re: DO NOT PURCHASE METZLER TIRES !

Personally I would say stay away from all the Metzlers. This issue has been going on for several years and I have a tendency to believe that it is not limited to just the 880's.
by MikeB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Indicator
Replies: 10
Views: 458

Re: Alternator Indicator

I think that you would be better served to install a voltmeter to supplement that idiot light.

The light is doing its job to get your attention and warn that there is a possible problem.

The voltmeter will either confirm or deny that there is a problem.
by MikeB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 GL1500SE silencers
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: 1999 GL1500SE silencers

I'm on my third GL1500. The first, a 1999, had 160,000 miles (257,495 km) when I sold it. I bought a set of mufflers (silencers) from eBay early on in anticipation of them needing replacement. I never had to replace them so I sold them to a friend. His had rusted out. I guess he took a lot of short ...
by MikeB
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: sticky switches
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: sticky switches

redd1 wrote:
Sun Oct 01, 2017 8:47 pm
I use a spray called CRC QD Electronic it works great on switches..........
I use the identical product but it may not be available in the UK so I did not mention it.
by MikeB
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Lid Accessory Socket
Replies: 4
Views: 216

Re: Trunk Lid Accessory Socket

I went to the local department store and picked up a two socket splitter like this one: socket splitter.jpg I cut off the male side and then I had two sockets. I soldered the appropriate length of wire, also called Zip cord, to the sockets. I ran the wire through a hole in the trunk to my aftermarke...