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by Ed Brock
Sat May 23, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: F/S Trailer hitch for gl1500
Replies: 11
Views: 501

Re: F/S Trailer hitch for gl1500

Have you tossed it? Do you know if it fits a '98 SE?
Ed
by Ed Brock
Wed May 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 goldwing
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: 2000 goldwing

We paid $ 4000.00 for my '98 with 30,000 miles on it. Ours came with all of the maintenance records, had no aftermarket items on it except the foot rests that mount on the crash bars. For me, the no extra add-on's was very important. I did not want someone's cobbled up work to have to fix. It even c...
by Ed Brock
Wed May 20, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hitch suggestions
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: Hitch suggestions

Cycle Max has what looks to be a good one. You can see it in this site, go to Venders and check the 1500 box and Cycle Max will show up. Then just click on their site and go to other (I think). It is a receiver style hitch. I think it takes the larger style square tubing, not sure. I would like the ...
by Ed Brock
Tue May 19, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?
Replies: 20
Views: 706

Re: What Were The Worst Riding Conditions You Ever Experienced?

I-5 North bound from Salem headed to work in Portland. Temp was about 20 degrees. Anytime you got to 51mph the bike would start wondering in it's lane. Slow to 50mph and the bike would go straight. What I did not know at the time, but found out when I got to work was the freeway was closed due to ic...
by Ed Brock
Tue May 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the strangest thing you've hit?
Replies: 23
Views: 746

Re: What's the strangest thing you've hit?

At the time I thought it was a vulture. Now, not sure, it was VERY big, it had a huge wing span. I was on a back road in Oregon on my 1980 GS1000 G. I was doing about 65mph. I saw the bird dive down and land in the road a few feet in front of my bike. The bird then it seemed to say "oh !@#$, I had b...
by Ed Brock
Mon May 18, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Cool Trailer -seeking info
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Re: Cool Trailer -seeking info

I was looking at a 1997 rider magazine and saw a picture that, at the time looks just like yours. Right down to the roof rack. The fenders are a little different. The magazine picture does not show a picture of the tongue so not sure about that item. In the picture it APPEARS to be a front flip up l...
by Ed Brock
Mon May 11, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Electrical issue

tsandvik,
Any time to check out your electrical issue?
Ed
by Ed Brock
Fri May 08, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: JIS additional information.
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: JIS additional information.

MikeB, That is what I am referring to in my trivia question. Way to go, not many people have that information. Many, like myself, in shop class have been told those number refer to the bin the bolts on the assemble line are stored in. You get a paper telling you need X number of bolts, you go to tha...
by Ed Brock
Fri May 08, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: JIS for pipe threads
Replies: 5
Views: 1020

Re: JIS for pipe threads

eklimek, No to your question. On Japanese bolts there are numbers. Those numbers stand for bolt hardness, like we have here, grade 5 or grade 8 or etc. Those numbers are what I am talking about at the end of my post. The hydraulic thread mismatch I was referring to, has to do with your post. You cov...
by Ed Brock
Fri May 08, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue
Replies: 20
Views: 1107

Re: Electrical issue

I have not had your problem, however I have had something like your symptom. What I found by just checking the simple things first was a loose positive battery cable. It could not hurt to start at your battery, make sure both connections are tight.
What have you checked so far?
Ed
by Ed Brock
Sat May 02, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: JIS additional information.
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: JIS additional information.

I will WORK AT figuring out how to send it to you. I need to "forward" it. Again, this computer thing is pushing my dinosaur brain.
It will take me some time to get that done. IF I can't figure it out I will update you and maybe you could help me do it.
Ed
it is a good chunk of info.
by Ed Brock
Sat May 02, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Fit-Ear custom molded ear plugs - second time around
Replies: 10
Views: 2081

Re: Fit-Ear custom molded ear plugs - second time around

A few years ago Rider Magazine did an article about that company. They had nothing but good thing to say about them. At that time the "music wire" was something you could add to the price. The price you mention is the same as it was back then. I have not used them but I understand Mark Tuttle is sti...
by Ed Brock
Fri May 01, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Phillips had screws
Replies: 34
Views: 3057

Re: Phillips had screws

823JIM.
I stopped reading all of the responses. I did see comments about Matco, Craftsman, Harbor Freight, etc. but not any mention about Mac Tools or Snap-On. Maybe I just quick reading to soon. To many reply's.
Have fun, ride on. Now's a great time to wax you bike.
Ed
by Ed Brock
Fri May 01, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: JIS additional information.
Replies: 5
Views: 370

JIS additional information.

Just had to add this to the contest ad information. JIS is commonly known as Japanese Industrial Standard as stated. It is however, used for much more the just a way to identify the philips screw look alike heads. It is also used in the world of hydraulics. In that world, the acronym identifies the ...
by Ed Brock
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

I still like it. One question, why only one or....? Anal is good. It brings out the perfectionist in people. It is hard to stop that thought process however. So I'm told. I was thinking your heal pads look a lot like the brake pedal pads. I am now wondering how hard it will be to find a couple of us...
by Ed Brock
Sun Apr 26, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

Crystal Pistol, I did not see the heal pad you added to the rear brake pedal. After reading your last reply I saw it right away. Nice!! I like the idea. I have thought of welding on a homemade rear brake pedal arm, but did not want to do any re-chroming. Black paint will work just fine as I have bla...
by Ed Brock
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

CrystalPistol,
Now there's a snappy name, it rolls off your tongue. Who made your rear brake pedal? Is it on a 1500 model? I am liking the at rest pedal height.
Stay healthy, ride.
Ed
by Ed Brock
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

Yes it is indexed correctly. That is where I started this lets fix it project. It is next to imposable to index it wrong, I tried, ran into several you can't do that issues because the bike framing etc. will not let you change the indexing upwards. I thought when I first attempted the "fix" that wou...
by Ed Brock
Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

Okay. Yes I'm trying to raise the rear brake pedal height. Again, I'm just use to the rear brake pedal not TRAVELING this much. What I'm trying to confirm is how far is the pedal suppose to travel. My rear brake pedal travels a total of 2 inches. It travel 1 inch before you apply ANY pressure to th...
by Ed Brock
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked
Replies: 40
Views: 3715

Re: The "had to lay 'er down" myth debunked

I saw this post and broke out in a big simile. Yes I to I have heard that "old" (60"s, 70'sinto the 80's)only way I could stay alive is to...…. What a misconception!! I thought that statement died with motorcycle training. I guess not. All I can say is practice, practice and even more practice. Ride...
by Ed Brock
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

I wish to thank everybody who looked into issue. Also thanks to all who responded. Your help and thoughts are appreciated.
Keep safe and ride on.
Ed
by Ed Brock
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

Maybe this will help, it is my '98 that I am showing the normal pedal travel: As you can see it is with hand pressure alone. Foot pressure would yield more deflection. This is normal operation. 1 1/2" is what I get also. :) To the OP, When brakes apply late in travel or near the floor it is commonl...
by Ed Brock
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

Maybe this will help, it is my '98 that I am showing the normal pedal travel: r699Y70SayM As you can see it is with hand pressure alone. Foot pressure would yield more deflection. This is normal operation. This site is so good. You people think of all sorts of things that can help. Impressive. Now,...
by Ed Brock
Fri Apr 17, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

I forgot to include, yes I tried the overnight holding down the rear brake pedal. In truth it ws held down for 2 days as I had a work thing to do before I could get back to the brakes. I have heard of and have done that trick before. It works well on Fords with ABS.
Thanks Ed
by Ed Brock
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue
Replies: 26
Views: 1007

Re: Rear Brake Pedal Lever Height Issue

Okay. Yes I'm trying to raise the rear brake pedal height. Yes there is and never has been ANY air in this system. I check for air when I changed the brake fluid in both master cylinders, again no air. No sponginess. Bike stops very well. Bike needs very little rear pedal or Front lever pressure to ...