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by MikeB
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping on a VFR
Replies: 7
Views: 360

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: 3
Views: 124

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: 7
Views: 689

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: 180

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: 131

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: 55
Views: 2754

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

Very professional looking Stew. Good job.
by MikeB
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 rear master cylinder
Replies: 15
Views: 2767

Re: 1500 rear master cylinder

The foot brake pedal also controls the left front caliper. If you have not tended to the front left caliper, your problem may be there.
by MikeB
Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 55
Views: 2754

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

That's a great idea Stew. I like it.
by MikeB
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Chrome headlight bolts! Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: Chrome headlight bolts! Help!

Either go to a stainless steel bolt or try the local Ace Hardware.
by MikeB
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Japanese Industrial Standard Screwdriver - How to make
Replies: 74
Views: 19332

Re: Japanese Industrial Standard Screwdriver - How to make

All the wings old and new have JIS screws.

You can get the bits and screwdrivers at Cyclemax of Ohio
http://cyclemax.com/inc/searchresults?s ... is&n=54767
by MikeB
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL 1500 alternator rapping noise?
Replies: 17
Views: 603

Re: 1997 GL 1500 alternator rapping noise?

mstcitabria73 wrote:
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:32 pm
In your first pic where part of the block has been carved away what is the black wire or is that a rubber seal hanging out of the opening?
It looks to me like the alternator oil seal O-Ring that is normally on the alternator.
by MikeB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL 1500 alternator rapping noise?
Replies: 17
Views: 603

Re: 1997 GL 1500 alternator rapping noise?

Actually, the alternator well should be intact, not like the above picture but like the one below.


by MikeB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud click on right side when starting
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Loud click on right side when starting

Yup, me too. Avionics Tech for 24 years, Industrial Maintenance Tech for 26 years and close to 400,000 miles on Gold Wings for the last 19 years doing all my own maintenance.
by MikeB
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud click on right side when starting
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Loud click on right side when starting

You may be overthinking it. I have heard what sounds like a solenoid or starter clunk on occasion and never given it any more thought.
by MikeB
Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud click on right side when starting
Replies: 11
Views: 311

Re: Loud click on right side when starting

My '99 did that and my '98 does it. Never had a problem.
161,000 on the '99, 169,000 miles on the '98.
by MikeB
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Rear brake cylinder

I downloaded the picture that GlimWas posted and took as close a look as I could with Microsoft Picture Manager. It looks like the part was machined that way but not having the actual part in my hand I can not tell for sure.
by MikeB
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Rear brake cylinder

GlimWas wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:20 pm
Well, i can tell as soon i got the new one in, can't i? ;)
That you will.
by MikeB
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Rear brake cylinder

I highly doubt that explanation. This and the other port are outlets to the callipers and not inlets. So there must be pressure at these points, or else no braking and in this case reduced braking due to the large hole ......... I stand corrected. I agree. I was thinking it was the inlet port for f...
by MikeB
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Rear brake cylinder

There is no pressure at that Port. It is merely an inlet for brake fluid then provides a return route for brake fluid when the brakes are released.
by MikeB
Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake cylinder
Replies: 20
Views: 526

Re: Rear brake cylinder

It must be from corrosion caused by moisture intrusion in the brake fluid. The brake fluid must be changed every two years and being that your bike is a 1994, that would mean it is 24 years old. How often has the brake fluid been changed?
by MikeB
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Newby to 1800 CB secrets?
Replies: 8
Views: 498

Re: Newby to 1800 CB secrets?

The only way a single antenna will work is if it is something like this: https://www.sierra-mc.com/proddetail.as ... 15ANT-SOLO


It is a two into one AM/FM/CB antenna with a splitter to connect both radios to one antenna.
by MikeB
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Tire SafeGuard TPMS
Replies: 54
Views: 14490

Re: Tire SafeGuard TPMS

I could not find replacements either so I wrote the company and they sent me two sets of O-Rings.
by MikeB
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Identifying an ABS model
Replies: 20
Views: 555

Re: Identifying an ABS model

DaveO430 wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:08 am
joeincalif wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:56 am
My 02 was NOT ABS. But if I remember correctly the caliper cover has the letters ABS on it
They can be changed. The ABS covers fit the same as ones without the ABS badge.
:shock: FALSIES! :lol:
by MikeB
Sun Mar 18, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Pick Up new Trike, what to take?
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Pick Up new Trike, what to take?

Heated jacket liner and gloves if you like riding warm. If you take the heated gear make sure you take a pigtail to hook up to the battery and a controller. Appropriate riding boots. Rain gear if your riding clothing is not water-resistant.
by MikeB
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Repair or replace CB
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Repair or replace CB

brian.peters wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:40 am
... 125 with a chance to go higher for repair or what looks to be a good used unit off a wrecked bike for 75?
I think you pretty much answered your own question.