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by pocketchange
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Rear Shock

Anyone change the rear shock (& keep the OEM Air Adjustable?)

IF so, which shock?
by pocketchange
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1342

Re: Clear coating small area

After seeing your pictures.. the previous paint job does not and will never match your efforts. You would be better served to get the tank (re)painted. The OE paint was blended using separate colors (base red and silver gleam) and getting close to that color is a waste of time. It ain't worth it.. b...
by pocketchange
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Is my starter going?
Replies: 23
Views: 658

Re: Is my starter going?

If you are not worried about your battery, next thing to check is the starting system wiring..
Ebay has several small battery/starter system readers/checkers** cheap >).. pc
by pocketchange
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: RMI 25 - Radiator treatment -what are your thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: RMI 25 - Radiator treatment -what are your thoughts?

I have been using RMI-25 in all of my vehicles FOR YEARS. To this point in time, I have had no failures. If you add it to a less than properly maintained cooling system it will clean it up (YES, you will have to flush.) Once properly cleaned, RMI-25 keeps the cooling system clean and keeps me ;) con...
by pocketchange
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your front position light bulbs
Replies: 45
Views: 16240

Re: How to replace your front position light bulbs

It has been a few days since Position Lights were a point of interest..
I'm curious if anyone has been installing/considering any of the current LED bulb examples?
Which are much more $$ friendly than what has been available?)
by pocketchange
Wed Dec 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1342

Re: Clear coating small area

correct.. 2000 or 3000 sandpaper, spray (2 or 3 light passes of color and let it dry for a few minutes between spraying) let it dry throughly (a few hours) and see how it looks. If it looks ok then 4/5 coats of clear (let the clear dry for 15/20 mins between coats. Let it dry throughly for several d...
by pocketchange
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1342

Re: Clear coating small area

Lay one side of the tape on your preped surface and you end-up with the tape not giving you a line where the paint typically would go.. leaving a line. If this makes no sense, youtube will have the info you are needing. (spotting-in paint methods.) BTW, try not to fret if your efforts don't pan out ...
by pocketchange
Tue Dec 17, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1342

Re: Clear coating small area

If you decided to tape off (and paint), when putting on the tape, use a wider than whatever tape and peal back (roll) the tape off the painted area.. this way the fresh paint will not be laid down with a noticeable line. Use a number of light passes and ONLY enough base coat to get the color needed....
by pocketchange
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interchangeable Oil Filters for 1988 GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 2681

Re: Interchangeable Oil Filters for 1988 GL1500

I did not note this particular filter being listed. (Nope, don't use em')
AMSOIL Long Filter (if there is a higher quality oil filter.. I'd like to know about it.)
EA15K13
@ $18/$19 Ebay/Amazon
pc
by pocketchange
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Engine Advice Please
Replies: 7
Views: 791

Re: Engine Advice Please

Squirt (a little) MMO into the cylinders and turn it over a few times. Let the MMO sit for a few hours or a day or so.
Startron (fuel additive) and fresh gas, check the carbs and see how it runs... 1st.
Stay Positive... pc
by pocketchange
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Calm Radio App
Replies: 0
Views: 334

Calm Radio App

If a cell phone lives in your pocket and GOOD Music demands to be a part of your ride.. try this APP.
A good Earbud helps too.. pc
by pocketchange
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bulk Vacuum Hose Lengths & Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 276

Bulk Vacuum Hose Lengths & Sizes

Trying to locate a bulk length and size chart or listing for vacuum lines.
Being more than two dozen years old, I'm headed toward replacing
ALL of the vacuum hoses rather than second guessing their condition..
Metric I'm guessing.. pc
by pocketchange
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

I think you are trying to loosen the screws on the rubber isolators connecting the carbs to the intake manifold. I got a set of two screwdrivers, a slotted and a phillips, from Harbor Freight that worked well for me when I removed the carbs. They are extra long and more than enough for the job but ...
by pocketchange
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump Question
Replies: 1
Views: 221

Fuel Pump Question

Any updated Fuel Pump Part Numbers for the GL1500?
OR suggestions? pc
(please stay away from mother Honda..)
by pocketchange
Wed Nov 13, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

I'm having a problem getting to the intake manifold fasteners and
was wondering, how long the JIS screw diver shank needs to be?
Is there something other than the overpriced 400mm #2 JIS (Vessel) ? pc
by pocketchange
Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)
Replies: 41
Views: 17066

Re: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)

Two things, first you say you should not apply grease on the five pin configuration , but my Honda Manual says too. Do you know something Honda doesn't or at least at the time of the publication of the manual? Also in one of the photos of the five pin config. it appears there is grease on the pins?...
by pocketchange
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Honda MOLY Grease
Replies: 3
Views: 495

Honda MOLY Grease

If you need spline (moly grease) and want the "best" product of this type.. locate a tube of TS-70 MOLY. I used it off-shore and remember it to this day as it being the lube of choice for BOP valves and similar extreme duty applications (deck collars, drill pipe, etc..) BTW, it is not cheap and has ...
by pocketchange
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1342

Re: Clear coating small area

The problem comes with using a less than a top quality product.. Use FRESH whatever you decide on.
I have had excellent results with Gloss Clear Coat from AutomotiveTouchup (1-888-710-5192/automotivetouchup.com)
pc
by pocketchange
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jis screwdriver
Replies: 20
Views: 831

Re: Jis screwdriver

The difference between a US/Phillips and the JIS screwdriver is the US/Phillips has a longer point (note the JIS type fastener, has a shallow(er) center to the head.)
Scrub that point away and you will not have problems, except you will now be needing US/Phillips drivers.. pc
by pocketchange
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review (with video)
Replies: 40
Views: 7041

Re: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review (with video)

Start by having a gauge.. most people do not. Have a gauge that fits what you are dealing with. No point in having a 0-100 lbs. gauge unless you're working at that pressure. 0-10 lbs. flopper, 0-45 lbs. covers cars and MCs, 0-150 lbs. trucks. Etc., Etc.. Also; try to remember where you put it .. pc ...
by pocketchange
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 complete restauration
Replies: 18
Views: 912

Re: 2003 complete restauration

Hi 2003cobra. This is a new to me 1800. There is a recall for that problem. 2001-2004 are included in this recall. But the previous owner had a hitch on the bike and mother Honda don’t want to pass it on warranty. So he sold it to me very cheap.. The recall for the frame issues never included these...
by pocketchange
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tensioner Rebuild Question
Replies: 1
Views: 370

Tensioner Rebuild Question

Seems that the Cam Belt Tensioners are basically the same for the four engine designs. I'm using a countersunk screw (M10 x 1.50 X 30MM) to secure the rebuilt tensioner assembly. WHY does the rear face of the tensioner bearing bracket need to be flush (( particularly with the GL1500 ))? After lookin...
by pocketchange
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 34
Views: 3120

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

Technology marches on, HF has an EXCELLENT torque wrench for about $100. Kemtac(sp), also has another tongue wrench, that is EXCELLENT too.. for $35.. ****buy it****! (open the head & add some grease) I've got a PROTO that does the same job & if I remember correctly, cost me an arm and leg.. it has ...
by pocketchange
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 161
Views: 24785

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

Cause.. The PO's aren't getting any younger and with the number unit(s) sales over the years, it's a wonder more of them aren't available. The PO of the GL1500 now in my care is 88. The ONLY reason he quit was that his riding friend passed away. If I can ride (or live) for another decade, I will be ...
by pocketchange
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Spray on Ceramic (Polish)
Replies: 17
Views: 1921

Re: Spray on Ceramic (Polish)

My Audi A8 was covered with less than an 1" of liquid from the spray bottle.
The paint is in excellent condition, so I'll guess this is less than a typical quantity.
I agree, the F11 does have a longevity issue.. pc