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by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel line width
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Fuel line width

bellboy40 wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Yes the hose is 3/8 inch. Here in the US we can get a NAPA 3003 filter that works pretty well if you don't want to pay Honda's prices. May not be available there.
I recently got an OEM fuel filter for $13 from Babbitt's Honda website...I thought that was a reasonable price.
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Clutch fluid gone

Thanks for all the tips - after pouring a full bottle through it during the flush/bleed process I put the lid back on the reservoir and tied the lever up against the grip overnight. The next day the lever had its "normal" resistance again, and the reservoir is still full. I did check the engineoil l...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Re: Clutch fluid gone

So I got out my trusty vacuum bleeder and bought a bottle of DOT4 brake fluid (small bottle) and gave it a go. After going through the whole bottle of fluid I'm still seeing bubbles coming out of the bleeder valve - how much fluid does the system take? The master cylinder was indeed empty when I sta...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 8
Views: 187

Clutch fluid gone

My bike ('94 GL1500SE with sidecar) has been sitting in the garage for about 6 weeks while I recover from hand surgery. Today I thought I'd go and do some minor maintenance, start her up, and go for a quick ride to test my hand, so I checked the oil, aired up the tires, and when I went to shift it i...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Jan 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Linux
Replies: 24
Views: 516

Re: Linux

I have a Windows program that would not run in Wine on my Mint Cinnamon laptop, but I was able to get it to work by downloading and installing an app called " PlayOnLinux " - it's a graphical front-end for Wine that is apparently designed to run games, but will also run non-game programs that rely h...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well
Replies: 10
Views: 1543

Re: Proficient Motorcycling: The Ultimate Guide to Riding Well

If anyone is looking for other resources to help your riding, I recommend taking a look at the Motorcycle Safety Website - from the home page, click on the "Safety Tips" button and start reading. There's tons of great tips there, and the forum is good also! I've been a member there for over 10 years...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Move over proprietary computer systems, Linux now owns the show
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Move over proprietary computer systems, Linux now owns the show

I've been running Linux Mint on this Toshiba Satellite for about a year now - I'm using an HP Photosmart C4580 printer and when I connected it up it worked great through the wireless connection, but several months ago I somehow messed it up and now it only prints through the wired USB connection. Bu...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:20 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass Cost Increase
Replies: 10
Views: 1379

Re: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass Cost Increase

I believe one can also get the lifetime pass if one has handicapped plates on their vehicle...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 48
Views: 2176

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

You just need to remember: it's only uncomfortable until hypothermia sets in...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor

Well, we got the sensor replaced - but unfortunately I forgot to take photos :x The original symptoms were: * idle surging between 800 rpm and about 1500 rpm when bike is first started * non-smooth acceleration from idle: roll on the throttle nothing happens, then engine jumps up to 2500-3000 rpm * ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: That One Thing wont leave behind?
Replies: 20
Views: 719

Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

I don't even think of leaving the house without the ballast for the sidecar - but I'll NEVER call her that to her face! :mrgreen:
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:03 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What do you use to tow your Wing?
Replies: 37
Views: 2745

Re: What do you use to tow your Wing?

...hmmmmm, when does one get to call him or herself an old fart. :roll: We are another pair of old pharts - a few years ago we made a comment during an RV outing with our friends along the lines of "You know you're old when you qualify for a senior discount." and one of our more "mature" friends re...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 gl1500 fuel volume
Replies: 9
Views: 416

Re: 1988 gl1500 fuel volume

I typically get between 28 and 30 mpg, but then I'm hauling around a sidecar...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Re: Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor

Thanks guys - yes, it's the main one, installed in the right-hand intake manifold. I've got a friend who is very familiar with these bikes going to help me out in about 2 weeks. If I can, I'll try and document the job for posterity...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Reverse issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Re: Possible Reverse issue?

Thanks, John - that's what I've started doing, and I'll continue. I felt kind of wary about using reverse to get down the driveway - it felt like it was trying to hold the bike back from rolling down the hill. I liked the reverse on my old Ural - it was an actual gear in the transmission and I could...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Reverse issue?
Replies: 3
Views: 175

Possible Reverse issue?

I've noticed something new when using Reverse lately. My driveway has a slope to it - it is 20 feet long, and the street end is 2 feet lower than the garage end. I have typically put the bike in reverse and backed it down the driveway to the street and all is well. The last few times it seems like o...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 starter issues
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: GL 1500 starter issues

baysaddler wrote:
Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:06 pm
...now the stater turns over just fine, but the motor is'nt cranking.
So, the starter spins, but the motor doesn't? Or does the motor spin, but not fire? Do our starters have a bendix drive like car starters?
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Rid Seat of Mouse Urine Odor
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: How to Rid Seat of Mouse Urine Odor

Eat a large bowl of beans and go on a long ride? :P
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Now that it's running... surge problems
Replies: 12
Views: 787

Re: Now that it's running... surge problems

I've been experiencing a surge also, and a friend who's helping me learn my way around these beasts found an article talking about the coolant sensor. I'm going to be replacing the sensor next month so I'll find out if it works! On my bike it surges at idle - maybe 100 rpm or so, but if the temperat...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Vendor Experience - Babbitt's Honda Partshouse
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: New Vendor Experience - Babbitt's Honda Partshouse

I just ordered a couple of items: a fuel filter and a coolant temperature sensor - prices were pretty decent, and it took about a week to receive the order.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor
Replies: 8
Views: 504

Engine Coolant Temperature Sensor

Has anybody replaced the engine coolant temperature sensor, part number 36151-MTB-003, and done one of these great step-by-step articles? I'm going to be replacing mine next month and was hoping to get an idea of what steps are needed.
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Sep 14, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A Short While Ago and a Long Way From Home
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: A Short While Ago and a Long Way From Home

Thanks Darryl - I'll check him out some time!
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A Short While Ago and a Long Way From Home
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: A Short While Ago and a Long Way From Home

Can you tell us the name of the guy in Livermore? I've heard of an allegedly great Goldwing mechanic up in Fairfield, but that's a long drive from San Jose - Livermore is a lot closer!
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 48
Views: 4488

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

Thanks, Bluewater! That helps a lot!
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Innovv C5 Motorcycle Camera Review
Replies: 29
Views: 4462

Re: Innovv C5 Motorcycle Camera Review

Excellent review! Just one small change to suggest:
Lifting the flap, you see (from left to right) a 3.5" microphone jack,...
It looks more like a 3.5mm jack than a 3.5" jack!