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by kyleboedeker
Fri Mar 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch

I tried repairing the old one first. I found the ball bearing I had dropped and put a new spring in following the other post on here about using a ballpoint pen spring. It was just slightly better, but still wouldn't cancel when I pushed it and was very mushy. After splicing the "new" switches in, I...
by kyleboedeker
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 53
Views: 2919

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

… , but it isn't any harder than a few screws and unlocking a few tabs usually. … I don't mind the screws, small bolts, it's them chrome plastic caps on the screws that need to be glued back on if they are to be retained, and those tabs up front where parts come together under the radiators that I ...
by kyleboedeker
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch

Hey all, Finally getting around to fixing my turn signal switch. I got the thing apart and replaced the spring, but when putting it back together, I managed to lose the larger ball bearing... dammit. Anybody know what size ball bearing that is? Alternative solution, if I were to order a "new" switc...
by kyleboedeker
Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your timing belts
Replies: 150
Views: 80957

Re: How to remove and replace your timing belts

After you slide the new belt on you can hook a luggage scale around the top run of the belt and try to pull down on it at four pounds while measuring how much it moves with a ruler. Or, if you only have two hands like I do, you can go the less exact method and just pay attention to how taught the or...
by kyleboedeker
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch

Oh this is my first post about it, but I looked at other posts and didn't see anything specificlaly about ball size. I'll check again. Yeah, you're right about not splicing haha. It's just such a pain to take all the plastic off. When I changed my timing belt, it took me more time getting plastic on...
by kyleboedeker
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 261

88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch

Hey all, Finally getting around to fixing my turn signal switch. I got the thing apart and replaced the spring, but when putting it back together, I managed to lose the larger ball bearing... dammit. Anybody know what size ball bearing that is? Alternative solution, if I were to order a "new" switch...
by kyleboedeker
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your timing belts
Replies: 150
Views: 80957

Re: How to remove and replace your timing belts

Black marks are alignment marks made by someone who changed them most likely.
by kyleboedeker
Thu Apr 25, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best helmet on a wing with a full windshield?
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Re: Best helmet on a wing with a full windshield?

Full face helmets are warm. Some are hot. I've been wearing full face for over 35 years in all kinds of temperatures. Now I'm wearing a Shoei Neotec II. It's got decent ventilation on top. The chin vent isn't great, but that may be because of the lack of wind actually hitting it because or the wind...
by kyleboedeker
Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best helmet on a wing with a full windshield?
Replies: 11
Views: 502

Best helmet on a wing with a full windshield?

Hey all, I've been wearing a half helmet due to the warm temps we've had, but I'm feeling like a modular full face helmet would be a lot safer. My problem is that I get so damned hot in full face helmets! When I was riding a bike without a windshield, it wasn't too bad, but I have a huge windshield ...
by kyleboedeker
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Only getting around 20MPG
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Only getting around 20MPG

If your new ride had been "sitting" for awhile when you bought it, it would take 4-8 tanks of gas (with Seafoam ofcourse, mixed at about 2 oz/gal) to clean up those carbs. You want to clean up your idle jets so keep your RPM's around 2K in city driving. Freeway riding is "flow-of-traffic" obviously...
by kyleboedeker
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Only getting around 20MPG
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Only getting around 20MPG

RBGERSON wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:24 pm
Start with easier stuff first check teh plugs how do they look? light tan or fouled???
So I just replaced the plugs a couple weeks ago. Should I pull them again and look at them now?
by kyleboedeker
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Only getting around 20MPG
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Only getting around 20MPG

Hey guys, I recently picked up an 88 Gl1500A and have been trying to do all the maintenance. So far i've done engine oil, coolant, timing belts, spark plugs and a full bottle of seafoam through the gas tank. But I noticed that my gas mileage has been pretty poor. Only around 20mpg. Note, I mostly ri...
by kyleboedeker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 6.5" Speakers & A Double Din Touchscreen Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: 6.5" Speakers & A Double Din Touchscreen Radio

Thank you! It could look better, but it DEFINITELY sounds better!
by kyleboedeker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 6.5" Speakers & A Double Din Touchscreen Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: 6.5" Speakers & A Double Din Touchscreen Radio

Yeah I was thinking about it. I'll probably try to cut one out of lexan and put it on a hinge or something.
by kyleboedeker
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 6.5" Speakers & A Double Din Touchscreen Radio
Replies: 7
Views: 735

6.5" Speakers & A Double Din Touchscreen Radio

Hey All, Just finished installing my new speakers and amp and radio in my 88 GL1500A. I'm not completely satisfied with the housing I made for the radio, but I think it looks decent. I bought the bike pretty cheap, so it's actually been nice not being afraid to do some crazy customization. If it had...
by kyleboedeker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 102
Views: 12535

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

I took the pockets out. I was going to leave then but they slant so severely on one side that I couldn't get the magnet far enough down in there. You could maybe just cut the pocket price? That way you still have the support of the frame?
by kyleboedeker
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 102
Views: 12535

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

It's not as easy as the original poster did it. You have to cut out a good porting of the plastic to get it in there. The bracket the adjusts the windshield gets in the way. I tried mounting them on the outside of the plastic but the bezel wouldn't fit properly so I cut a bit more and mounted them ...
by kyleboedeker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 33
Views: 1764

Re: 5'5"

Well, it's a beast of a bike and especially difficult to maneuver at slow speeds, even for experienced riders. I'm young (31), tall (6'2") and pretty strong and I'm happy for those facts when making an imperfect stop or need to muscle the bike. I've been riding for more than a decade, but the Wing d...
by kyleboedeker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New sound system. Where to ground amp if battery is too far away?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

Re: New sound system. Where to ground amp if battery is too far away?

Ok. That's what I will do then. Thank you! automotive audio stores have that kind of wire I am speaking of, the electrical hardware stores don't, theirs is the 7 strand, rigid stuff you don't want. to hard to work with. I had a lot of extra power wire left over, so I just used a piece of that and w...
by kyleboedeker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 102
Views: 12535

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

I went through the similar a few years back....Polk speaker on the our corners, equalizer amp and sub-woofers in the trunk, and a marine stereo in the dash where the factory unit was. Yeah sounds better than before.... But I am seriously considering taring it all out and replacing it with A Pyle or...
by kyleboedeker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 102
Views: 12535

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

It's not as easy as the original poster did it. You have to cut out a good porting of the plastic to get it in there. The bracket the adjusts the windshield gets in the way. I tried mounting them on the outside of the plastic but the bezel wouldn't fit properly so I cut a bit more and mounted them ...
by kyleboedeker
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 stereo upgrade/replacement
Replies: 95
Views: 7307

Re: GL1500 stereo upgrade/replacement

I've been playing with different ideas to upgrade my stereo ever since I started riding Wings 20 years ago. Thrilled at the Unobtanium idea, and already signed up in the other thread. I'm currently playing with a BT cassette adapter which seems to work pretty well, although it's got its own issues ...
by kyleboedeker
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New sound system. Where to ground amp if battery is too far away?
Replies: 5
Views: 213

New sound system. Where to ground amp if battery is too far away?

Hi all. I'm upgrading my sound system in my new-to-me 88 GL1500A. So far i've installed a new stereo. It already has aftermarket 4" pioneer (look to be pretty cheapo) speakers in all 4 corners, but I'm upgrading the front speakers to Sony 4x6 inchers, I'm adding a 600w amp and running all new speake...
by kyleboedeker
Tue Apr 09, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 102
Views: 12535

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

I attempted to install the Pioneer 4x6 Speakers like you did however I can't figure out how to get the speakers to fit any lower in the opening. The edge around the speaker is at least 1/4" thick and the bezel won't fit over them. Now i've got this huge opening I need to figure out how to get the s...