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by CrystalPistol
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Panasonic cassette player belt
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Panasonic cassette player belt

I had one, give it to new owner with bike I think. Twice I had to send my '85's radio (once) and then the Auto Vol unit (the second time) to Sierra for repairs. They cleaned the tape head, new belt, and fixed a loose solder joint as I recall for fixed price, turn around was FAST too. When the radio ...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: progressive 416 fluid levels
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: progressive 416 fluid levels

Better pic of figures 1 & 2 from Progressive #416 Seal R&R instructions.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) Recommendations

MikeB wrote:
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:30 am
Yes Crystal, people do add them.
Oh, :) OK.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Feb 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Buying a used 2000 from out of state???
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Buying a used 2000 from out of state???

Had been out of MCing a few years when in '94 I had "Wife Unit" suggest we get one. I was thinking Norton, bought an issue of "Old Bike Journal" at Krogers while she shopped groceries, looked in classifieds, there was a 9,xxx mile 1974 Triumph Trident located nearby in Vermont, only 760 miles on way...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Full throttle performance
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: Full throttle performance

… etc … I have what feels like a lack of power when I open the throttle wide open in 5th gear. I have never ridden a GL1500 before but when I am mid throttle, about 2500 to 3000 rpm in 5th gear, nothing happen when I accelerate. I know that I am pulling a sidecar and I have an Austine tire, so none...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: progressive 416 fluid levels
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: progressive 416 fluid levels

Progressive says: 9. To install the new seal , turn the shock upside down and clamp the eye in a vise (see figure 2). Pour 2 ounces of Dextron II ATF in the shock. 10. Slide the bushing (bevel edge down) and push it over the damper all the way down to the ridge (see figure 2). 11. Slide on the thin ...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I am now one of you...
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: I am now one of you...

Welcome! :D I know, this is a 1500 forum room, and I have a 1500, but the below pic is of a simple chart I made using a label maker that uses plastic tape after finding my 1200's speedo was OFF by a good deal, I used it for ovwer 20 years. Something like it would work for a visual conversion "mph v...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: help with the drive shaft reinstall on an 86 1200 SEi
Replies: 31
Views: 1565

Re: help with the drive shaft reinstall on an 86 1200 SEi

I'm just about to pull this all apart this weekend to lube it up and be ready for another 20k kms. Not looking forward to the c clip at the front of the drive shaft..... C clip? I had an '85, the only c clip on the DS just held spring on splined end, but no need to remove it as it only holds the sp...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Question....
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Clutch Question....

Well, you ever look for an answer and later when not thinking of the question, the answer occurs to you? Just happened. My '85 would engage the starter with the clutch pulled and kill switch in off position even, in gear too ( assuming the clutch lever bushing is good ). I just remembered that, not...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Solenoid stuck on
Replies: 4
Views: 234

Re: Starter Solenoid stuck on

Last week I left home and procceded down a motorway to get my ferry to England, I stopped at the toll booth to pay my motorway toll, switched off the engine . On turning on the ignition I found the whole bike was DEAD , not o glimmer of life anywhere, no choice, phone my breakdown service, on arriv...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:04 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 352
Views: 44941

Re: Trailer picture thread

Not mine, but neat just the same! A person could sleep in the one.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Question....
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Clutch Question....

Does the clutch release before the lever is pulled all the way to the grip like it should? If there is any leakage of fluid between the handlebar master and engine slave cylinder, you pulling the lever will not result in a clean release. The same thing happens if a seal is bad in either end letting...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GPS Mount
Replies: 28
Views: 6015

Re: GPS Mount

I used a piece of aluminum, mounted a Ram mount, very secure, good stout snap in, made hood from piece of bed liner flat plastic.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Feb 19, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Distinguished Attire
Replies: 87
Views: 7981

Re: Distinguished Attire

wayne ian wrote:
Fri Nov 04, 2011 7:34 pm
The attire I see most from wing riders is golf shirts,shorts and flipflops.
Seen it in pictures, but not out in the real world. Not in my group or groups we encounter / visit.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Counteract Beads for Trailer Tires
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Counteract Beads for Trailer Tires

8" … or even 12" trailer tires ? The tires and wheels are so light and of such diameter, you'll never feel an imbalance at any speed you're gonna pull it, but balance beads or AirSoft BBs won't hurt. They're so light and any slight imbalance is so close to axis. Couple ounces will suffice. 2 ounces...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch Question....
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Clutch Question....

Hello Everybody My 1987 GL1200 Aspencade has issues. On cold start up, first of the day, the shift from neutral to first is accompanied by much clunking and gashing of gears. Once she's been run all shifts are smooth. Just start it, let run a few seconds, at idle, pull in clutch, and put it in firs...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Your Favorite Brake Pads & Why
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Your Favorite Brake Pads & Why

I owned my '85 Aspencade from '95 until June '19, I tried some aftermarket, EBC, etc …. best was Honda OEM . Better stopping, better bite, no bluing my rotors either. Enough better that I removed the EBCs with just a couple thousand miles and put away in case of emergency, like if I found I needed p...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pros and cons of back off brake unit
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Pros and cons of back off brake unit

Two wires total or two wires plus ground? The one on my spoiler LED is total three wires, one black comes in for grounding it, a red one ties to a brake lamp, third goes to spoiler brake light side. Mine has two wires total, one in one out. No ground huh? Odd how that will … if it does … work?
by CrystalPistol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Older 1500
Replies: 10
Views: 261

Re: Older 1500

I've been looking around for a second Goldwing especially since my 1800 is down having some work performed. My brother-in-law has a 1997, 1500 Goldwing with original 33,000 miles. Always garaged and maintained. I can have it but I live in CA and the bike is in NH-3,000 miles away. I don't want to t...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pros and cons of back off brake unit
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Pros and cons of back off brake unit

Two wires total or two wires plus ground?

The one on my spoiler LED is total three wires, one black comes in for grounding it, a red one ties to a brake lamp, third goes to spoiler brake light side.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pros and cons of back off brake unit
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Pros and cons of back off brake unit

Oh, I guess you know then that … not all the wires get used? With the WIG-WAG one (#1009) you choose the Orange input for Mode 2 … or … the Red input for Mode 1, but the unused input get's capped off. Output side … RED with white tracer to a right brake light & the WHITE with red tracer wire to a le...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pros and cons of back off brake unit
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Pros and cons of back off brake unit

Often when anticipating a stop, not an emergency, but for a light or stop sign, etc … I'll pull the front brake lever just activate the sequence, hold lightly for 3-4 seconds, release & re-apply when actually slowing. You will likely hear it working in your headset, I know I do. I have some wiring d...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pros and cons of back off brake unit
Replies: 13
Views: 306

Re: Pros and cons of back off brake unit

Did you get the 1009? I favored Mode2 just using the two brake lights in the travel trunk, left & right. This mode emits a 4 alternating 'wig-wag' flashes to each brake light, followed by 3 flashes of both brake lights … and then a steady brake light until the brakes are released. I do not want my b...