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by mjsracing
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Interesting restart issue

I understand the first step. Sometimes we get lucky, other times we have to go deeper... Battery never dropped below 12.3V during cranking. Was over 13 with ignition on. Its a 2 month old battery so I think its in good shape. Interestingly, the bike started cold without the enricher while I was cran...
by mjsracing
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: Interesting restart issue

Thanks for the voltage test suggestion. I’ll check the voltage while cranking tonight.

I didn’t mean to imply a fuel problem. The reason I mentioned the enrichment was because it would crank but not fire until I moved the enrichment lever.

I’ll post results!
by mjsracing
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Interesting restart issue

Hello. My 2000 GL1500 has just started acting up. usually, when I'm done riding and parked in the garage I put it on the center stand. When ready to ride next, I open the enricher and it starts right up. Last ride, it started up as usual in the garage. I rode in to work and parked on the side stand ...
by mjsracing
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 39
Views: 2285

Re: The Biker Wave...

...except for Harley riders. I'm not a Harley kind of guy, but I went to Sturgis on a rented Harley in Aug 2018. The day rides are crazy crowded with bikes, almost all Harleys. I started waving to the passing bikes, but it was simply impractical -- continuous bikes, all day, for hundreds of miles. ...
by mjsracing
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 39
Views: 2285

Re: The Biker Wave...

I try to wave, when safe, to every 2-wheeled vehicle, other than bicycles and mopeds. The wave continues for every bike in the group going by. Depending on what I'm riding the wave may be a power wheelie, or a 12 'o'clock balance wheelie, or just a simple two fingers down wave. My favorite is the st...
by mjsracing
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500
Replies: 20
Views: 770

Re: ICU Main Power Naked GL1500

Are you talking about these two black boxes on the rear fender?


by mjsracing
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

After another short group ride today, and using the pivot shoes out so they hit first technique, I'm even more happy with the shock upgrade. Only scraped once, on a slow speed, sharp corner. Hope to be able to get the front done in the next week or so. I really appreciate the advice and help form ev...
by mjsracing
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

Update #1: Replaced the rear shocks with Progressive Suspension 416-1633GLA. Quick test ride : Wow! Much better all around. Pegs seem to be much farther from the pavement. Same roads, but no scraping. Makes the bike much more fun to ride. Next task is to rebuild the front forks with Progressive Spri...
by mjsracing
Mon Dec 17, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

I have pegs. not floor boards. They appear to be Kuryakyn Iso Pegs. Based on the advice I've gotten, I'm going to do the Progressive air shocks and rebuild the forks with Progressive spring and new OEM fork seals and bushings while I'm in there. Still wondering about some sort of footage raising ada...
by mjsracing
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

Thanks for the suggestion about suspension updates. Bike has 11,900 miles on it. No sign of oil leakage or seepage on the forks or shocks. My concern is that if I upgrade the shocks and fork springs, will it scrape any less and lean over farther in turns? Perhaps there are reasonable options to rais...
by mjsracing
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1362

Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

Hello everyone, I'm having an issue where every time I ride, I end up scraping the pegs around corners at moderate (40-60 mph) speeds. My air pressure is set to 55 lbs on the center stand. I weigh 195 lbs and stand 6"2" tall. Probably I'm not doing it right, but this is the first bike I've had to sl...
by mjsracing
Thu Nov 29, 2018 3:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2000 GL1500 SE first ride report and Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: 2000 GL1500 SE first ride report and Introduction

Thanks! I still have more work to do, but I think this bike will be a keeper.

Bike has 11,500 miles on it.
by mjsracing
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2000 GL1500 SE first ride report and Introduction
Replies: 7
Views: 536

2000 GL1500 SE first ride report and Introduction

First, a little about me. Ive been riding since the late 60’s in the dirt and started dual sport on the street in 2013. I ride dirt, sport, adventure, and dual sport. Notable previous bikes include 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke R , many KTM 150, 200, 250, 300 CC 2-stroke dirt bikes, KTM 690 Enduro R, as ...
by mjsracing
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Routing for 2000 GL1500 SE Pillion foot rest cable
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: Routing for 2000 GL1500 SE Pillion foot rest cable

RockportDave wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:41 am
I have my 1999 torn down waiting on a rear tire. Here are some pics.
Dave
Wow. Thank you so much. THat's exactly what i needed.
by mjsracing
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Routing for 2000 GL1500 SE Pillion foot rest cable
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Routing for 2000 GL1500 SE Pillion foot rest cable

I need some more help. :oops: I've rebuild the brakes, serviced the air pump, replaced the rear tire, etc. I ended up removing the rear fender in an attempt to get the fuel tank out for cleaning. I'm trying to reassemble the back end of my Goldwing and I am not sure how the adjuster cable for the pa...
by mjsracing
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 SE air duct seals
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: 2000 GL1500 SE air duct seals

Thanks!

The main reason for the dash removal was to get the carbs out for a cleaning and rebuild.
by mjsracing
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 SE air duct seals
Replies: 3
Views: 209

2000 GL1500 SE air duct seals

When disassembling the dash area, to address a rusty gas tank, all the foam sealing bits in the duct work were totally hardened and disintegrated when touched. There were also pieces of foam flaps in the ducts near the vent outlet louvers. I ordered the two items listed in the parts fiche, Air Duct ...
by mjsracing
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help for a new owner - Please!
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Help for a new owner - Please!

Thanks for the advice. I decided to try cleaning the tank with a product called "metal Rescue". In a day or two I should know how it worked,

I am going to replace the fuel pump and fuel level assembly because they are so gunked up.
by mjsracing
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help for a new owner - Please!
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Help for a new owner - Please!

Hello everyone. My name is Mike and I just bought a 2000 GL1500 SE in Raleigh NC. Bike has only 11,000 miles. The catch is that the bike was last ridden and parked in 2006 -- 12 years ago. Bike sat inside, neglected for 12 years. No storage prep at all. The fuel tank is very rusty. I want to take it...