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by Stew
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions

Hi Mike, OK I found where it says that... it's on page 166 in the section If You Have a Flat, not in the suspension adjustment section. I thought I was going crazy not finding it. And thank you again for confirmation on the grease!
by Stew
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions

Was heading down the freeway the other day and something started not feeling right, it started feeling real squirrelly. I was in denial for several seconds but finally relented and pulled off to the shoulder. Yep, rear tire was flat, great :x. I pulled out the air hose and connected it to the onboar...
by Stew
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter problems
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Starter problems

Does the click sound like it's coming from under the seat or down by the foot brake area?
by Stew
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove Kurykyn iso grips!
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: How to remove Kurykyn iso grips!

I lucked out and found one at local Honda dealer
by Stew
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing

I'll be watching too, I enjoy following progress on 'build threads'. I was handed down my fathers 1500 back in October and for as well cared for as it was I've ended up having to do a lot more maintenance than I was expecting as well as fixing a couple of things. But now that all that is pretty much...
by Stew
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove Kurykyn iso grips!
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: How to remove Kurykyn iso grips!

I just replaced my throttle tube/grip because I was being a dummy and broke it when fitting the throttle cables on. The good news is it's cheap, about $10 and it comes with the new grip already on it. In fact if you want my old one let me know and I'll drop it in the mail, it still worked fine just ...
by Stew
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Use of gears
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Use of gears

I also shift up pretty quickly. As others have already mentioned there's so much torque available down low that acceleration at low rpms is never a problem. Plus you get better mileage, smoother throttle action and lower amounts of engine noise to boot!
by Stew
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 66
Views: 4537

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

Between putting my foot in my mouth over in the 1500 LED retrofitting DIY thread I finished converting more lights to LED. I only have the rear facing parking/brake lights left. Before and after: img_1861.jpg img_1880.jpg On the trunk lights I mounted the strips on the Fresnel lens like others but w...
by Stew
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500
Replies: 49
Views: 12392

Re: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500

Pardon me while I feel a little sheepish... both of my examples above were parallel circuits, below would be wiring two strips in series and as WingAdmin correctly pointed out, would not work unless they were 6v strings. img_1877.jpg For whatever reason in my mind I thought the question of can you w...
by Stew
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs
Replies: 48
Views: 20809

Re: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs

Add me to the list, got these wrapped up today. I borrowed ideas from WingAdmin's original post by spray painting the chromed area so the black areas didn't show through and cutting out little notches to fit the ends of the LED strips, and Rambozo's idea of building up the recessed section so everyt...
by Stew
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me
Replies: 14
Views: 630

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

Fiberthree wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:39 am
Sometimes I think I have perfected invisibility when I'm on my wing...
Haha, it's kinda funny when you phrase it like that :lol: The thing I always think when I'm riding, and I think I read it here, is that everyone's out to get me, including the deer.
by Stew
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500
Replies: 49
Views: 12392

Re: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500

Hi Mike, the LED strip lights can be confusing... there is actually a 12v bus that runs down the whole length of the strip which is how it is possible to cut it and still have it work. But, the 3 LED's in each cut segment are wired in series and connects to that 12v bus which is why you can only cut...
by Stew
Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500
Replies: 49
Views: 12392

Re: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500

:( :shock: :idea: Wingadmin, I noticed you wired your led strips in parallel, what difference would it make hooked up in series? I've already made up the lower center light between the bags that used to be a reflector in series and it works but I may need to change it? Thanks I know this post is a ...
by Stew
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip

Here they are re-done with outward facing LED's. The overall brightness is about the same... fewer LED's but these ones are slightly brighter plus face directly outward. I double-checked the length of the connector and as it turns out they plug into the harness just fine without the added length I h...
by Stew
Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Whats the deal with driver backrest prices?
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Whats the deal with driver backrest prices?

I've been kicking around getting a backrest too, I start feeling my lower back after an hour or so. I notice I tend to slouch when I'm riding so I'm trying to be really aware of that and sit up more to see if I can fix it by changing my posture first. Sit up straight, as I was told as a kid I guess :D
by Stew
Thu May 24, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip

I Mostly used my Dremel with a standard cutoff disc which half cut/half melted it's way through the plastic but I also used my razor saw with the red handle in the pic below and the mid-sized file just to the right of it, with a little bit of trimming with the X-Acto knife.



by Stew
Thu May 24, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Easy way to open side marker light?
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: Easy way to open side marker light?

Yep they did show up and the the DIY is in the DIY section for 1500's, or you can click here to go right to it. As WingAdmin brought to my attention, I was not paying close attention to the LED's I ordered and got the side emitting kind by mistake. I've ordered the correct outward-facing style and a...
by Stew
Tue May 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip

You know I wish I had a good answer for that, lol. As I was drilling down the menus on superbrightleds that's the ones I landed on and didn't think much about it until now. YES, you want regular outward facing LEDs, not side emitting ones. And since that will nag at the back of mind I am going to or...
by Stew
Mon May 21, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip
Replies: 7
Views: 537

Re: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip

LED part number information update: Outdoor LED Strip Lights - Weatherproof 12V LED Tape Light - Side Emitting - 59 Lumens/ft. - Amber. In the amber color they are only available in 19.7" length, and are 5mm wide. Reason for clarification is I went to look up the same part number in red to do the sa...
by Stew
Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How-To Articales
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: How-To Articales

In the bike's sub forum DIY section
by Stew
Mon May 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How-To Articales
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: How-To Articales

A couple of thoughts:
● You can use bullets :)
● You just have to copy them from character map (Windows machines)
by Stew
Sun May 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How-To Articales
Replies: 6
Views: 304

Re: How-To Articales

I haven't seen an official format on how to create them on this website. On most forums they mostly share a common theme though, a brief description of what you're accomplishing in the article, a list of parts and any special tools needed and then the steps. Lots of pictures too.
by Stew
Sun May 20, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear master cylinder repair
Replies: 12
Views: 459

Re: rear master cylinder repair

My rear pedal was the same way when I first got it. It turned out to be a substantial amount of air in the line to the front left caliper. There is a high point where air collects in the front brake line coming off the rear master cylinder where it loops up to the top of the forks before heading bac...
by Stew
Sat May 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 82
Views: 2679

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Lol, yeah wrestling around with tires isn't loads of fun but once every couple years or so shouldn't be too bad. I don't have much Harbor Freight stuff myself but things that I'll only use a few times makes sense to get there if it works. The bead breaker in particular seemed like most people liked ...
by Stew
Sat May 19, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 82
Views: 2679

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

I'm having fun following the updates, keep them coming! ...$68 to mount balance and new valve stem :shock: Yeah, I'm going to be replacing tires soon myself. That's why on my way to mom's house on Mother's Day I took the one-day 25% off coupon for Harbor Freight and got this. About $43 after tax, no...