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by pocketchange
Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 61
Views: 6735

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

I'm also curious about how friction modifiers adversely affect the performance of a wet clutch - is it a matter of permanent damage to surface of the clutch plates, or more of a temporary issue that can be resolved at the next oil change? Thanks in advance to who ever might be knowledgeable and hel...
by pocketchange
Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 61
Views: 6735

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic/additives

This site isn't the location to discuss using additives. No place is. You either have an understanding of lubrication or not. If you want to carry-on with this subject, let's PLEASE open a new thread or better yet NOT.. pc
by pocketchange
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 61
Views: 6735

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

FWIW..
I used Lucas in my B' Series Dodge Dually for almost 400K w/T6 and never had any issues, pulling whatever, all over the country. Then again, a Goldwing isn't a diesel or a rig pulling a 40' float.
Still have the Dually btw.. (for sale & I'll kick in the float.) pc
by pocketchange
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out

Give the relay a check..
sounds like you are getting close to the issue. Good Luck pc
by pocketchange
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out

If you have not replaced the harness/switch yet..?? Why not TRY to clean the old switch. My switch was in the same condition (it would not turn off.) I disassembled and cleaned (CRC Contact Cleaner) and lubed, now all is nominal and I know how to fix the switch when I turn 95 (right.) BTW, check the...
by pocketchange
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 61
Views: 6735

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

Lucas claims to be 100% petroleum based (i'll guess w/no modifiers or it would have been noted.) pc
by pocketchange
Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Chatter at less than 2500 rpm
Replies: 10
Views: 265

Re: Chatter at less than 2500 rpm

Check for a vacuum leak... hopefully it's a hose. Next attempt, would be to snug-up the all of the carb fasteners. Use your preferred carb cleaner (i like MMO) and cross your fingers while you allow it to do it's thing. Good luck, because, rebuilding the carbs is around your next corner.. pc :ugeek:
by pocketchange
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Advice needed for new wire harness swap out

Why did you decide to replace the switch assembly?
Did you have any thought of trouble shooting and repairing the OE piece.
Typically (IMO) replacing things with used equipment isn't that positive unless the OE piece is complete junk. :P
by pocketchange
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Magic Is Gone!
Replies: 39
Views: 1548

Re: The Magic Is Gone!

After 60 plus years of riding, my balance became a issue over a period of years. I thought it was back surgeries, heart surgeries, eye issues, joint replacement or being in my mid-70s. NOPE... Vitamin D3. I got lucky and found a old(er) Doctor that suggested I investigate the results of aging and nu...
by pocketchange
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 14
Views: 760

Re: Alternator oil seal?

SKF 9879 SEAL/Honda has one too (if you got lots of $$$.)
Seal for the alternator drive. (less than $10.00.) 8-)
When this seal goes away the alternator gets wet (w/oil.)
BTW, this seal has nothing to do with the Alternator O-Ring Seal. pc
by pocketchange
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 ECM, Alternators and Batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 128

GL1500 ECM, Alternators and Batteries

This thought crossed my mind. :idea: In lieu of all of the ongoing alternator issues. I used to think that upgrading a battery from a OEM battery to a improved design battery was a good move. Then... I remember a service bulletin referencing the idea and the (sometime) problem it created. Seems that...
by pocketchange
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lube Throttle cables?
Replies: 11
Views: 995

Re: Lube Throttle cables?

A GL1500 is at least 20 years old.
New cables are cheap.
Why not just replace them?.. pc :idea:
by pocketchange
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Fixing those sticking switches!
Replies: 14
Views: 7970

Re: Fixing those sticking switches!

Switches are available, check typical sources if you have issues cleaning the old pieces.
Most any of the dielectric greases should last for decades.
De-Tox-It (sp) cleaners etc., are good... pc
by pocketchange
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Fixing those sticking switches!
Replies: 14
Views: 7970

Re: Fixing those sticking switches!

ONE of The Springs: From mscdirect.com
Part #: 02312437
##############
From Gardner Spring
Mfr Part #: 36001G 5 pac $6.76 plus: tax & shipping
Measure and order whichever spring needed.. pc

This info was found on THIS site btw.. pc
by pocketchange
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild engine or replace?
Replies: 30
Views: 1136

Re: Rebuild engine or replace?

With the age of the bike.. sounds like valve guide seals. Who knows? Buy, beg, borrow or steal a leak tester and confirm cylinder wall condition with a peek into the cylinder's. Smoking that dries up (eventually) would force me into enjoying the ride and living with the smoke and pretend you are rid...
by pocketchange
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Suspension 416 Shock
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Progressive Suspension 416 Shock

I'm not up to speed on why Progressive Suspension put 416-1633gla PN on their GL1500 Goldwing shock. Try directing the question to PS. I'm curious why PS suggested adding the HD spring set to improve the shock and played the game of not giving the spring PN. Since there are 3 different spring's conf...
by pocketchange
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1100 rear master cylinder issues
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: 1100 rear master cylinder issues

Corrosion has reared its ugly head..
unless you have a mill to make a sleeve,
seems getting another MC is in your future.
Please note; I am not up to speed with a 1100
(but.. brakes are pretty much the same hopefully.)
Good Luck
by pocketchange
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear brake not working
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: rear brake not working

pump up the brake and hang a weight on the rear pedal lever.. overnight.. then bleed it in the morning,
if you are still having problems. pc
by pocketchange
Tue Jun 16, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Suspension 416 Shock
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Progressive Suspension 416 Shock

Progressive Suspension 416 Shock 1633gla (13.42 inches)
by pocketchange
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling Fan Motors
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Cooling Fan Motors

Good point..
I'd guess, mother Honda did not produce the fan.
Finding a replacement should be a walk in the park.
Would it be a bumpy experience to service the fan? pc
by pocketchange
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Suspension 416 Shock
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Progressive Suspension 416 Shock

I hope IF the decision to go to the 416 series shock is made, the correct 416 is used. The 416's are designed and look identical to the best of my knowledge. There are 2 things (possibly a third,) that make them different. Length, spring capacity, and the 3rd (which is above my pay scale) could be t...
by pocketchange
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive 416 Shock Squeezer/Compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Progressive 416 Shock Squeezer/Compressor

Nope,
Unless the tool is a #5500, it will not compress a internally sprung 416 air shock. pc
by pocketchange
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive 416 Shock Squeezer/Compressor
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Progressive 416 Shock Squeezer/Compressor

I've about given up locating the #5500 PS 416 shock compression tool. Now, I'm open to suggestion on squeezing the shock together in an effort to rebuild my old pair. Anyone have an idea that doesn't involve dropping the blades of a forklift or lowering a car lift on the shock. Something cheap would...
by pocketchange
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:34 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Progressive Suspension #5500 shock spring tool
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Progressive Suspension #5500 shock spring tool

I'm looking to rent, buy, borrow or steal this tool to refresh my 416 shocks.
Any idea where to start my search?
Have yet to locate one on the www.
by pocketchange
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cant get piston back in
Replies: 12
Views: 596

Re: Cant get piston back in

Time to pull out the micrometer.. pc.