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by thebruce
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 450
Views: 59001

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

Sheer economics. I used to be employed at an HD dealership. I rode all the bikes, from stock to crazy power and handling mods. Favourite was the road glide, which is more or less analogous to a GL1500. Paid $2700CAD for my 'wing. ZERO complaints. It has 263,000km on it, of which I have put on about ...
by thebruce
Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! removing fork seal..no joy
Replies: 19
Views: 607

Re: Help! removing fork seal..no joy

I literally completed this task today. The 6mm socket Allen fastener at the very bottom of the slider is what needs to be removed. It is accessed through a hole pointing up through the bore the axle would otherwise sit in. I had to drill them out of mine and find new bolts because i think this is th...
by thebruce
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Got some "unknown" maintenance taken care of
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: Got some "unknown" maintenance taken care of

Was going to +1 the belts, but you are obviously on board. Don't know if a 4* trigger would be an improvement on a '95. Since you are most of the way there, a set of steering head bearings are cheap. I wish I had ordered some... I will be waiting on them now. Apparently one needs a special tool that...
by thebruce
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: LIGHTS GOING CRAZY ON MY LEMON DCT! Help?
Replies: 35
Views: 2334

Re: LIGHTS GOING CRAZY ON MY LEMON DCT! Help?

I just read this whole thread. Regardless of lemon laws, the fact that Honda is getting lawyers involved is complete bullshlacka. Being that the complaint is unresolved from a LONG time before the warranty period was over, I would expect that Honda should see it through, at no cost to the owner. In ...
by thebruce
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuse / battery/non-start
Replies: 4
Views: 219

Re: Fuse / battery/non-start

IF your battery is good, like for sure 100%, I would start looking for flaky connections working away from the battery. If you have a voltmeter and a bucket, looking for voltage drops is quick and easy. Stick a lead on the positive terminal, and work away from that point with the other. Ideally the ...
by thebruce
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 24
Views: 1259

Re: totally off topic

Head gasket. I have a car that does exactly the same thing.
topgun wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:56 pm

It's possible to have compression getting into coolant without coolant and oil exchange
Nailed it.
by thebruce
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2868

Re: Which lift to buy?

If you have a nice table lift, why would you even WANT to use a jack thingy, anyway? :lol: Touché. Although I hated it even before I got the table. Was spoiled early in the game. As far as room goes, if you put the bike you ride the least on the lift, it's not taking up a bunch if space. Also, over...
by thebruce
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2868

Re: Which lift to buy?

I worked in a dealership for a spell. IF you can afford it and have the space, a handy lift is what I had in my bay, and it was the cat's ass. https://handy-lift.com/p/SAM-1200-Air-Lift Every single job done on an MC is made easier, granted I've never had a 'wing on one. As I no longer work at a dea...
by thebruce
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changed oils and clutch may be slipping
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: Changed oils and clutch may be slipping

Is that oil rated free of friction modifiers? Our bikes take special oil due to our wet clutch system. Most random oil on the shelf is a no no. I do believe the round circle on the back of most bottles must have nothing listed in the bottom half, or something like that. The little circle on the bac...
by thebruce
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Excessive brake pedal travel
Replies: 3
Views: 292

Re: Excessive brake pedal travel

Try spreading the pads on both calipers so the pistons are all the way retracted, it will probably require you to suck some fluid out of the reservoir, and add some as you pump the brakes back up. Any air in the lines should be forced back to the reservoir. Also, I have not seen the position of the ...
by thebruce
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 2266

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

I'll stick to my "High-powered Hair Dryer", thanks.... :D It's getting around... Just as an FYI if the OP does pull the carbs to clean them. 99% isopropyl alcohol does wonders to gunked up carb parts. It's cheap enough to put in a container and immerse the whole carb after basic disassembly. I supp...
by thebruce
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: New to me '91 SE

off center I haven't ridden on a set of dunlops for 8 or 9 years now, but that's what I recall them being like. I assume the elite 3/4 will have improved handling from what I recall... or at least I hope so. I do like the Michelin name, had a set on my GSXR and they were definitely a good tire. If t...
by thebruce
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: New to me '91 SE

I can't imagine being issued a motorcycle at work. Sounds like a dream job until reality sets in, I would imagine. I haven't figured out the problem with the seat on mine. If I'm riding solo I want to sit halfway on the pillion so my knees aren't bent so much. If I have my feet on the highway pegs i...
by thebruce
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: New to me '91 SE

Thanks, Mh434. The thing that's killing me these days about HD is the noise. It was always excessive, but I guess I had more patience before. Getting old or something. There's a south park episode that addresses the issue. I love south park. The howl doesn't bother me at all, I'll hopefully change t...
by thebruce
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: New to me '91 SE

Thanks for the info and warnings, I'm pretty much sold on not running a metzeler. There are a few more brands of tire to choose from out there... I'll be slapping the dunlop I have on the 'wing until it wears out or I find something better. Nobody suggested the darkside as yet, seems like those taxi...
by thebruce
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: New to me '91 SE

I didnt realize the metzeler brand took such a dive since I last had my ear to the ground. When I left the dealership (early 2008) metzeler was THE tire for dressers. I would have not chosen any other tire at that point. Avons (venom) were sticky, but the sidewalls were too weak at max inflation to ...
by thebruce
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: New to me '91 SE

Thanks TwoTone Trike.

I ride as safe as possible, rarely in a rush. Particularly when my hands aren't going numb from vibration and I can hear the radio...
by thebruce
Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: New to me '91 SE

Thanks, happytrails.

I notice your 'wing looks a lot like mine!
by thebruce
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

Re: New to me '91 SE

Once you do the front forks and springs it will be even better. Right, the springs. I have seen a lot of talk of progressives, I will look into what options they have. If that fails I will increase the preload to the factory springs if they aren't completely sacked and aren't some silly configurati...
by thebruce
Sat Jun 22, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 720

New to me '91 SE

Hello all, it was a good day to Goldwing. 20190622_111019-2016x1134.jpg 20190622_170852-2016x1134.jpg 20190622_170904-2016x1134.jpg 20190622_170913-2016x1134.jpg 20190622_170928-2016x1134.jpg Just picked up this little gem yesterday. A bit of a $#!+ show getting it home, but otherwise it ran well. P...