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by MikeB
Tue May 22, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Alternator oil seal?

If you used the OEM o-ring on the OEM alternator, I do not have any idea what you can do to stop it from leaking.
by MikeB
Tue May 22, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Alternator oil seal?

Is it leaking around or through the alternator?

The large O-Ring is for the circumference around the alternator and the oil seal on the alternator shaft is to keep the oil from going past the shaft into the alternator.
by MikeB
Tue May 22, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Alternator oil seal?

Yes, that is how it is supposed to be.
by MikeB
Sun May 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear master cylinder repair
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: rear master cylinder repair

I understand that you are new to Gold Wings and to you it does seem like everything is major surgery but that is not quite accurate. However, removing the rear master cylinder could be considered major surgery. If your rear brake pedal pressure never seemed normal and you only bled the rear caliper ...
by MikeB
Sat May 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Solution to a spare key
Replies: 5
Views: 229

Re: Solution to a spare key

I use a radio knob. I cut the key and epoxy it into an OEM knob. It can not be used to open the trunk or fairing locked lid and can not be used in the ignition but if you lose a key you can take the short key to a locksmith to have him cut you a new one.
by MikeB
Sat May 19, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuse compatibility
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Fuse compatibility

The store has lots of fuses in many different amp ratings. Go there if you need a 5 amp fuse. You do not want to over fuse a circuit, EVER. If it calls for a 5, use a 5.
by MikeB
Sat May 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear master cylinder repair
Replies: 10
Views: 246

Re: rear master cylinder repair

Trust me, if brake bleeding improves any issues you may be experiencing, you do not want to remove the rear master cylinder. Lots of parts need to be removed to get the master cylinder off. I would recommend removing the master cylinder for rebuild or replacement only if absolutely necessary.
by MikeB
Fri May 18, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Want To Buy A 91 Interstate And Need Advice/ Thanks
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Want To Buy A 91 Interstate And Need Advice/ Thanks

Take a pass on it VA91. There are lots of later year Aspencade and SE's out there for a comparable price.
by MikeB
Thu May 17, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MotoBatt MBTX24U Motorcycle Battery for GL1500
Replies: 23
Views: 3654

Re: MotoBatt MBTX24U Motorcycle Battery for GL1500

Offering a full refund and not wanting the battery shipped back sounds like a good business decision and great customer service to me. I have a MotoBatt in each of my Gold Wings. Installed one in the GL1500 in October of 2016, 5000 miles ago. Installed one in the GL1800 in December of 2016, 10,000 m...
by MikeB
Wed May 16, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck Trunk
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Stuck Trunk

Is there a back story to this? Did you do some work in the trunk on the release mechanism? Is the bike new to you?

Take a look at this posting: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=25052#p139444
by MikeB
Wed May 16, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: front / rear wheel alignment 1/2 inch out
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: front / rear wheel alignment 1/2 inch out

I know nothing of Canadian laws but I am curious, why is it that you can not get it inspected or licensed? Do they ride the bike as part of the safety compliance? I know of no other way to detect that there is a "weave" as you ride.
by MikeB
Sat May 12, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2001 GoldWing 1800 Radio not Working
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: 2001 GoldWing 1800 Radio not Working

I'm also not using a BikeMP3... I have a GROM - Honda Acura 03+ USB Android iPod Bluetooth AUX adapter ((HON1)) that was installed and it was working just fine for over three weeks before I replace battery/fuses/etc. I was not trying to suggest your failure was the same as mine, just letting you kn...
by MikeB
Sat May 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ADDED LED LIGHTS, NOW POOR RADIO RECEPTION
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: ADDED LED LIGHTS, NOW POOR RADIO RECEPTION

Possibly, he installed LED driving lights instead of headlights. A relay to power the lights would make sense then. In that case, all he needs to do is turn the lights off to see if the lights are causing the issues.
by MikeB
Sat May 12, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ADDED LED LIGHTS, NOW POOR RADIO RECEPTION
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: ADDED LED LIGHTS, NOW POOR RADIO RECEPTION

I have a 1995 1500se that I installed LED lights and a signal relay for said lights as well as installing a brake flasher. ... Can you explain what the signal relay is that you are referring to? I installed LED headlights in my '98 GL1500 and do not have a signal relay. To troubleshoot your system,...
by MikeB
Sat May 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2001 GoldWing 1800 Radio not Working
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: 2001 GoldWing 1800 Radio not Working

The one time I had a similar issue on my 2003, it was because I tried to use the A.SEL function while using my BikeMP3 player. That confused the on-board computer and I lost the AM-FM-CB and everything else except intercom. Disconnecting the battery over night and reconnecting took care of the issue...
by MikeB
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: electrical connector disconnect
Replies: 8
Views: 351

Re: electrical connector disconnect

Dave, I think you have to pull up (out) on that little tab for that particular connector. Once it is separated, eliminating the tab by clipping off the tab all together is how to prevent this aggravation in the future.
by MikeB
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Master Cyclinder Rebuilding
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: Rear Master Cyclinder Rebuilding

Your problem may be that the fluid needs to be changed. I'd try that first if it was me. Some friends and I worked on an '84 GL1200 last winter. One of the things that needed to be done was a rear brake master cylinder rebuild because it was leaking fluid from the master cylinder. The only real issu...
by MikeB
Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: screw size
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: screw size

4 x 0.7 x 12 mm Flat Head JIS screws.
by MikeB
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Top coat F11
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Top coat F11

It may be beneficial to read the F11 Top Coat reviews on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/pg/F11-TOP-COA ... 0/reviews/
by MikeB
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping on a VFR
Replies: 7
Views: 558

Re: Camping on a VFR

Funny. Obvious photo shop job but funny just the same.
by MikeB
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not a secure site?
Replies: 16
Views: 611

Re: Not a secure site?

Goldwingdocs is an HTTP: site not HTTPS. http://goldwingdocs.com/. An HTTPS site is considered secure where an HTTP site is not. But, HTTPS is primarily used by sites that handle money—your bank's website or shopping carts that capture credit card data. Even many sites that do use HTTPS only use it ...
by MikeB
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Top coat F11
Replies: 10
Views: 1090

Re: Top coat F11

I bought the spray bottle that came with the travel size spray bottle and some microfiber cloths. $59.97 + $9.83 shipping. I liked the application and removal process and the looks of the bike when I was done. But I have to say that it is no better than what I was already using, Original Bike Spirit...
by MikeB
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Vertical Trailer Hitch Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 458

Re: Vertical Trailer Hitch Problems

It appears that you have the 52-825 - Vertical Receiver Hitch GL1800 by Big Bike Parts installed. I looked it up on You Tube: ATxxyvz5ldY and the Big Bike Parts website; http://www.bigbikeparts.com/templates/product.aspx?ProductGuid=52-825&GroupGuid=16&catalogNo= I don't understand how they can mark...
by MikeB
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2001 GL1800 Bluetooth
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: 2001 GL1800 Bluetooth

Hi Maynard. Read up on this GL1800/F6B Bluetooth Aux unit from Electrical Connection. $34. 95.
If you do not have the Honda AUX cable you can buy it with the unit for an additional $16.95.

http://electricalconnection.com/index.p ... tooth-aux/


by MikeB
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 64
Views: 3805

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

Very professional looking Stew. Good job.