88 Goldwing 1500


Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
  • Sponsored Links
Roger3333
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:13 pm
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500

88 Goldwing 1500

Postby Roger3333 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:33 pm



I just bought this bike about a month ago and have tons of questions. First, is it safe to add clutch fluid without taking it to a shop and having the lines bled or whatever they do? Second, how do you change or replace the light bulbs in the tach and speedo? Mine are fairly dim, like maybe only 1 or 2 are working. All the other idiot lights are working fine



User avatar
detdrbuzzard
Posts: 919
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2008 5:54 am
Location: 42.23/83.33/636
Motorcycle: '84 aspencade,'93se
'75750.'79750/9k
'79 750f.'85450sc
'06 st1300a

Re: 88 Goldwing 1500

Postby detdrbuzzard » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:45 am

that is brake fluid in there and unless it needs to be bled just top it off. is the clutch working
'99 ST1100, '93 se
'75 cb750k, '79 cb 750f, '79 cb750 superK
cb 450sc, sunL70
'06 st1300a
.... william

Roger3333
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:13 pm
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500

Re: 88 Goldwing 1500

Postby Roger3333 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:58 am

Yes, the clutch is working, but the last time I rode it felt a little "anxious" is the only term that comes to mind. So I should just top it off with brake fluid then, right? Thanks for the info, blue skies & safe riding

Roger3333

User avatar
WingAdmin
Site Admin
Posts: 17046
Joined: Fri Oct 03, 2008 4:16 pm
Location: Strongsville, OH
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: 88 Goldwing 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Wed Sep 08, 2010 10:26 am

Not quite sure what you mean by anxious, but if you are experiencing a problem that is related to clutch fluid, then just topping it up is not likely going to do a whole lot.

Roger3333
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:13 pm
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500

Re: 88 Goldwing 1500

Postby Roger3333 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:35 pm

Thanks for the heads up Wing Admin. I had the clutch line and reservoir bled and refilled. Everything is cool now except for whatever reason, the tech at the nearest honda shop removed the right side cover where the battery is and during the process of removing or reinstalling, the main boss that holds the stud for the grommet is now broken. I noticed it after leaving the shop, gave them a call and was told that the tech denies removing the side cover. Oh well, I'm looking now for was of epoxying back on....any suggestions?

fatboy61
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Aug 17, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100

Re: 88 Goldwing 1500

Postby fatboy61 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:52 pm

Epoxo 88 works great on plastics. You may want to drill a hole in both the broken stud and side cover and use some sort of wire or dowel pin to reinforce the stud. The Epoxo 88 dries quickly.....15-20 mins.

Roger3333
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:13 pm
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500

Re: 88 Goldwing 1500

Postby Roger3333 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:43 pm

Thanks fatboy61, I ended up using JB Weld and bulding up around the boss 3 or 4 times. Hopefully it will hold, at least it is for now.




Return to “GL1500 Information & Questions”




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: 04 Spirit, bdukes and 2 guests