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by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Tire Removal...Help
Replies: 23
Views: 1124

Re: Rear Tire Removal...Help

bitterclinger00 wrote:
Sun Feb 23, 2014 7:19 pm
Went to horrible freight and got the 1500 lb jack
Is that a new place?

Harbour Freight has a decent bike / utv / mower jack, although I replaced bolts with 1/2" graded SAE, it has worked very well.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dam, Dear
Replies: 4
Views: 107

Re: Dam, Dear

aholloway17 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:31 pm
will the lower cowl from a 93 - 96 fit mine which is a 94 gl1500i?
I think " '93-96 " includes '94.

I think you find they vary by colors offered but otherwise, interchange.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil dipstick top sheared off
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: oil dipstick top sheared off

I forget the metric thread, but years ago my 1200's dip stick cracked somehow, but I had a new aftermarket spare, but it seemed "chinzy" or fragile like. I used a metric bolt of correct thread, ground thread end to same cone shape as OEM on was, drilled hole in end to hold a 16D nail, added a spot o...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ultimate motorcycle seat
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Ultimate motorcycle seat

Corbins are really hard, and Ultimates are well cushioned. Some people find the hard Corbin to be the be all and end all of seats, … etc … :roll: :) :hand raised: :!: :arrow: I've tried several others, always came back to Corbin. Tossed a high dollar seat from a place in eastern Tenn. into a dumpst...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: At wits end . . . .

Did you try just loosening fuel filler cap. Vent can get blocked leading fuel pump to pump until it can't overcome vacuum … fuel flow stops.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: 1200 engine removal

Went and bought a better meter and the readings are good but I checked the old stator as well and both new and old give the same readings,can the old stator still be dying even while still showing a decent read,I was changing it out because a mechanic I know said that it was beginning to go bad and...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Design problem with 416 Progressive shocks - and how to fix it
Replies: 7
Views: 2313

Re: Design problem with 416 Progressive shocks - and how to fix it

Got them (Progressive 416 shocks) on my '85 1200 since about 1997, another set on my ''97 1500 SE/ Lehman GTL trike, none have rotated a bit.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: 1200 engine removal

I didn't tamper with mine's output shaft. It's just a shaft & gear with a spring loaded ramp shock absorber (for lack of better terminology) . Should go back as easy as it come out.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 LTD Alternator
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: 1200 LTD Alternator

In my experience with the 1200, that alternator case housing the stator and rotor and some engine oil, the housing bolted solid to the engine, will likely be near same temp as engine and hot enough to cook meat. The 50vac test 3000 rpm across all three pairs of disconnected yellow wires will do. 13....
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Crank seals anyone 99se. Leaking on the timing belts and out the front ugh
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Crank seals anyone 99se. Leaking on the timing belts and out the front ugh

eastkytriker wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:26 pm
change clutch plates on 1500. Guess our problems are rare
His seal is rarer I think. Clutch plates on 1500 can be done without removing engine from frame. It's not so rare with so many trikes & mounting wear over years. I'd have a repair manual open each step.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Crank seals anyone 99se. Leaking on the timing belts and out the front ugh
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Crank seals anyone 99se. Leaking on the timing belts and out the front ugh

I just recently did a timing belt / waterpump / seal / pulley set R&R on our Subaru, seal was a one piece deal, went in from front. Used Lisle seal puller. Not sure about 1500 but this is first I've read of this problem. If seal is one piece and if can be installed without splitting cases … GooD Dea...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 LTD Alternator
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: 1200 LTD Alternator

EasyBadger wrote:
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:55 pm
The Volt meter on the dash shows around 13.7V while driving.

Any suggestions.

Safe rides,
Jens
13.7 … what are you wanting to fix?
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: type of oil for a 1986 1200 goldwing???
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: type of oil for a 1986 1200 goldwing???

I once overtightened final drive fill cap, it busted around whole thing. Got new, cross drilled hex portion where it's solid, Now just good & snug, lace copper wire through it, tie off at vent. I also have a few other fill or drain plugs so safety wired on vehicles.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 strong unburnt fuel smell from exhaust, poor MPG
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: GL1500 strong unburnt fuel smell from exhaust, poor MPG

I cured one by simply cranking the idle back to about 800 hot.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installed an air horn and blew my rear suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Installed an air horn and blew my rear suspension

"Installed an air horn and blew my rear suspension"

Just re-read thread, that was a big horn.

I've not had cause to get that intimate with our 1500's air buttons but my 1200 has some buttuns that simply direct air to different lines. You maybe right.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installed an air horn and blew my rear suspension
Replies: 11
Views: 520

Re: Installed an air horn and blew my rear suspension

As to "side note" …. usually very tiny wires are easily stripped between finger nails . Is there access to a place to solder them remaining on the strip?
by CrystalPistol
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: 1200 engine removal

Hi,quick question for CrystalPistol,when you pulled your engine did the ujoint spring forward after the output shaft came off,reason I ask is while I was watching the ujoint on my bike has spring tension on it so I am wondering if it makes the driveshaft slide forward and makes the fd seal slide ou...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rain
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Rain

Plug wires is my first thought
by CrystalPistol
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 engine removal
Replies: 26
Views: 618

Re: 1200 engine removal

I R&Red my 1200's engine without removing FD, engine output shaft slid out of U-joint. I have a piece of plywood with strips of molding about 1/2" tall & wide that engage cooling fins of motor, mas a block with about 2" dia hole to accept small floor jack head … R&Red it myself moving jack with engi...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 GL1200 fork oil
Replies: 15
Views: 1898

Re: 1987 GL1200 fork oil

Put a set of Progressive Suspension's #11-1122 Fork springs in the tubes, use 15 wgt "fork oil", and you'll thank yourself. No air psi needed either.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Volt meter
Replies: 17
Views: 493

Re: Volt meter

I don't think mine came with the shade either. It looks like it may have been installed by a previous owner. It looks good though and works well. I used a smooth piece of old bed liner, cut on my bandsaw, heated where I needed a fold with propane torch, made a nice cover / shade that simply held in...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Volt meter
Replies: 17
Views: 493

Re: Volt meter

Analog volt meters are good too if you find a place for them. I used a Sun 2" DC-Volt meter through a relay on my 1200, also have a separate switch I can use to check batt voltage when parked.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Volt meter
Replies: 17
Views: 493

Re: Volt meter

I have one of those Air Rider gear/voltmeter units and it has a shade that comes out at about a 45° angle over it to shade it from the sunlight. I have no trouble reading it anytime. It also is brighter in the daylight and dims when it gets darker. :mrgreen: Mine didn't come with a shade … but it b...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: type of oil for a 1986 1200 goldwing???
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: type of oil for a 1986 1200 goldwing???

Not sure about 1986s ….. but my '85 GL1200A runs and shifts superbly on Delo LE400 (or is it 400LE? I forget, same stuff) 15W40 ….

…. as I recall, think book says oil with no moly, 10W30 or 10W40.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Volt meter
Replies: 17
Views: 493

Re: Volt meter

Ravyn wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:50 pm
What are all you 1500 riders using for a volt meter and where did you mount it ?
Pics and links...... :?:
Air Rider Volt Meter / Gear Indicator purchased 2004, leads for volt meter fed from a relay triggered by accy term.