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by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: putting the rear tire back on
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: putting the rear tire back on

Alan what direction did you have manipulate the swing arm. Last time I put support under it, but maybe I am going the wrong way. Right now the I can feel the bolt on the inside of the shock, so it is close, but I am not sure of the swing arm has to come up or go down. If I recall, the hole in the s...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: putting the rear tire back on
Replies: 14
Views: 241

Re: putting the rear tire back on

I ran into the same problems just this week - I put the wheel back on, but was not sure if it was engaging the splines or not. My solution was to put the transmission in gear and try to spin the rear wheel by hand - if it didn't spin I figured the splines were meshed. Then I tried to push the shock ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: centerstand

I haven't been successful getting mine up on the center stand - I guess the sidecar adds too much weight for me to lift it up onto the stand!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Dark side tire for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 76

Dark side tire for sale

I've got a new, unused Kumho PA31 tire - size 195/60R16 - for sale. I bought it to put on my GL1500 but it's a bit too wide to fit. Apparently it's a popular tire for the GL1800. It has never been mounted on a wheel and I'd like to get $75 plus shipping. It's located in San Jose, Ca so if you're loc...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me
Replies: 14
Views: 666

Re: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me

Not all were people texting some just said I am do sorry I just wasn't paying attention. That can be directly attributed to modern technology - people are no longer being taught how to drive; the cars are doing most of the work for them so they feel they can concentrate on more important things, li...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cell service around Lake Superior
Replies: 16
Views: 567

Re: Cell service around Lake Superior

My personal experience is that Verizon has the best coverage for calls, at least, in the States. However I must defer to others for advice on service or charges in Canada. While visiting various wireless stores, ask for clarification on emergency calls, as it is my understanding that even if you ar...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 44
Views: 38718

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Thanks, Wingadmin - finally got it out. A combination of one person pulling on the left side with a screwdriver and me on the right side with a drift and a hammer. I had thought about prying the swing arm apart but wasn't sure if that was going to break something. I did find out it's time for a new ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 44
Views: 38718

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Thanks, satranger - I'll keep that in mind. My air impact wrench came in handy to break loose the muffler bolts, and the axle nut.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 44
Views: 38718

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Okay - I'm in the middle of this job now. I'm at the point of removing the axle and it isn't happening. I've tried it with the rear tire off the ground, and with some weight on it - I can hit the right end of the axle with a hammer and it moves a mm or so, then the whole wheel tries to move to the l...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail

If the battery is charging then it's drawing current - we use a 1450 in our cars and if the Garmin's battery is not fully charged then it will charge, if there is power to the unit. If it's plugged in to a port that is shut down with the ignition then it should not draw any current, though.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 45
Views: 2674

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

One thing nobody thinks about in the rain: Botts Dots. Those hard plastic round things that are glued down to the road surface in many places. Years ago I was coming home from work, in the dark, in the rain, and was approaching a stop sign. In our neighborhood they use Botts Dots to mark the road ce...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed May 30, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 83
Views: 2767

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

During bleeding sometimes I would get some resistance in the pedal, but then it went limp again next push of it. I had the same issue when I bled my clutch - went through a whole bottle of fluid and had no pressure. I used a bungie cord and tied the lever up against the grip overnight and the next ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed May 30, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail
Replies: 22
Views: 651

Re: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail

A simple tester would be a small light bulb... I bought a handy tester from Harbor Freight - you remove a fuse from the fuse block, plug this tester's lead into the fuse block, then plug the original fuse into the tester so it still protects the circuit. The tester displays how much current is flow...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon May 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: help bleeding / flushing 1500 clutch
Replies: 47
Views: 1038

Re: help bleeding / flushing 1500 clutch

Lemme get this right. In order, 1 pull the clutch lever & release 2 pull the clutch lever & hold it pulled (with elastic bands or whatever) 3 open bleeder screw 4 wait for all fluid to drain out 5 close bleeder screw 6 then release lever & fill resevour Just one addition to step 4: don't let the re...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed May 02, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2946

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

That's an expensive tire!

It seems that 195/60R16 is a popular size for the GL1500, even wider than this one, AND the Austone...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 44
Views: 38718

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

These pictorials are awesome - makes me believe that I might be able to accomplish the task! My biggest issue is the sidecar hanging off the right side of the bike - makes some jobs a bit more challenging, like jacking the bike up - I've got a HF bike jack for the bike, but I also need a second jack...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Touch-Up Paint & More at RockAuto.com!
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Touch-Up Paint & More at RockAuto.com!

Cool! I've often wondered but never bothered to look there!

Thanks!
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Touch-Up Paint & More at RockAuto.com!
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Touch-Up Paint & More at RockAuto.com!

How do I find parts for my Goldwing on your website?
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Legs hurting
Replies: 16
Views: 483

Re: Legs hurting

It may sound silly, but wear a pair of support pantyhose - does wonders for leg circulation! It's mostly a matter of keeping the blood moving around in your legs, either by moving them a lot, or getting off and walking a lot. That's one reason my wife likes the sidecar setup so much - she can move h...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1528

Re: Need Parts

I've only used them once, so far, but I had good luck at Babbitt's when I needed parts. Their pricing seems competitive, and shipping was quick. Wish they went back further than 2005. I bought an engine coolant temperature sensor, and a fuel filter, for my 1994 GL1500SE from them. If you have a par...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1318

Re: Spring!!

Normally we wouldn't have a problem riding in the cold, but I've recently been diagnosed with a mild case of emphysema and my doctor has advised me to limit my exposure to cold air to help protect my lungs, so I guess I'm now a fair-weather rider! :( Had to pass on two PGR missions last week because...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 15
Views: 2144

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

If she is generally mobile, but just can't climb on to the back of the bike you might try a sidecar - my wife had a hard time climbing on after her knee replacement, and once on she was very hesitant about riding in fear of damaging that replacement, so we changed to a sidecar and she absolutely lov...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2946

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

...Mine works well between 48 and 52psi,... I admit I don't know much yet, but I'm curious: what pressure are our wheels speced for? I've heard that car tires and bike tires don't have the same bead placement or something, but I've never seen any discussion on exceeding the max pressure causing a w...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: "93 gl-1500 carb won't idle
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: "93 gl-1500 carb won't idle

There is an engine coolant temperature sensor installed in the right-hand manifold that might be the issue. My '94 had the same symptoms and a friend suggested changing out that sensor - worked like a charm!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 31
Views: 1369

Re: Clutch fluid gone

The bike had 68,8xx miles on it when I noticed the lack of fluid. Since I flushed and filled it, and got the oil analysis results back I've put over 100 miles on it with no loss of fluid.