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by CrystalPistol
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Rocker
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Throttle Rocker

I have the Throttle Boss that stretches and it will fit over either. I didn't like the Cramp Buster because it was too big and got in the way. Search for Throttle Boss on Amazon if you are interested. https://www.amazon.com/Kuryakyn-Universal-Throttle-Boss/dp/B00B1GCOX8/ref=sr_1_14?crid=269CA0J7488...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1800 Quad?
Replies: 16
Views: 271

Re: GL1800 Quad?

True. A conventional trike is very unstable in decelerating turns. You know, when you're in an emergency situation, have to brake and swerve to avoid something, that's when the conventional trike will pitch you off. Very unstable you say? I've swerved AND braked morwe than once to miss things from ...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: crankshaft alignment??
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: crankshaft alignment??

I'm thinking that there is a timing mark on the crank's pulley when it's reinstalled (the mark is on it now, it doesn't go away), it won't fit but one way.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BRAKE RESERVOIR HOSE
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: BRAKE RESERVOIR HOSE

bvg123 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:44 pm
CrystalPistol wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Oh, Ok, I won't ask "why". Good luck.
I know you said you would not ask why . but I … etc …
I know some friends who pulled trailers across the southwest, with 1500s, at speed, two up. One was burning a gallon every 28 miles.
Be careful, watch for them mooses, have fun …..
by CrystalPistol
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BRAKE RESERVOIR HOSE
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: BRAKE RESERVOIR HOSE

Oh, Ok, I won't ask "why". Good luck.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best battery for 2000 1500SE?
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Best battery for 2000 1500SE?

How does the PC680 battery fit? The specs state that the battery is shorter in length and height than original battery. Fits "very well". It's not a lot shorter, but gives room to secure cables. I am careful about the bolts, I make sure whatever bolts I use will thread down all the way by fingers f...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best battery for 2000 1500SE?
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Best battery for 2000 1500SE?

I am a Odyssey PC 680 fan. Mine has been in the bike for over 8 years now and still starts the bike like the day I put it in. I have even killed it twice by leaving the ignition switch on in the ACC position by mistake. Charged it back up and it is still going strong. I had one in a Suzuki that was...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BRAKE RESERVOIR HOSE
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: BRAKE RESERVOIR HOSE

bvg123 wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:35 pm
CrystalPistol wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:38 am
bvg123 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:31 pm
I need to know the size of the rear brake reservoir hose as i need to relocate it to make room for a reserve tank . thanks it a 93 se 1500
How big is it?
are you taking about the reserve tank or the reservoir hose
reserve tank
by CrystalPistol
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BRAKE RESERVOIR HOSE
Replies: 12
Views: 372

Re: BRAKE RESERVOIR HOSE

bvg123 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:31 pm
I need to know the size of the rear brake reservoir hose as i need to relocate it to make room for a reserve tank . thanks it a 93 se 1500
How big is it?
by CrystalPistol
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

First signs of a bad U-joint in my experience, is whe … etc ... This. That's exactly what mine was doing when the U-joint started to go. No indication on acceleration or deceleration, but feather the throttle at speed so that there is no appreciable load on the driveshaft, and I could feel vibratio...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 532

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

First signs of a bad U-joint in my experience, is when at speed and in a coast mode, like you're just easing off the throttle and the U-joint is neither loaded by acceleration or deceleration loads, I feel it in the foot pegs first. In a car or pickup, I see it in the mirror vibration and usually he...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike cranks slow until throttle is opened
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Bike cranks slow until throttle is opened

My 1200 made a higher pitch sound when I opened the throttle while cranking, but I think it was just different intake noise. Do you pull in the clutch to start ... or ... just start in neutral with the clutch out? Years ago, I put new brushes in the starter, relubed the gear train, and did a ground ...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Auto Volume Control
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: Auto Volume Control

joemama2028 wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:19 am
Hi,
You're saying you sent the auto volume control to have it serviced? I though they only worked in the radio's.
Yes but I did call first. Auto Vol is part of radio / cassette. Mine had the two 5 pin plugs (male & female) and a signal wire at the AV unit.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sudden failure left me stranded
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Sudden failure left me stranded

Yes, connect the Red with white tracer and the solid Red wire just before the connector, but leave them to the connector so you can start it. In other words, do not cut and splice them to bypass the connector. Use gage 16 or 14 wire for jumper, just skin the other two a short ways from the connector...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Sudden failure left me stranded
Replies: 20
Views: 721

Re: Sudden failure left me stranded

Back in the '90s Honda came out with a revised plug kit for repairing / replacement on top of the solenoid. Look at the pics below, I made notes in my book. Note the two red / white tracer wires that go into one, then into the plug into the solenoid. Then note the red wire that also connects via sam...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock air question
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Rear Shock air question

Try it. Hook small compressor to air line fitting, push air button for it and the button you used to use to pump up rear shock. I forget on the 1500, but on my 1200, the buttons just controlled valves in a manifold, no reason they wouldn't work in reverse I think. As far as rear shock, you are direc...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help on Front Wheel Marker Lights Identification
Replies: 18
Views: 450

Re: Help on Front Wheel Marker Lights Identification

Use a little clear silicone. It'll hold, yet easily clean off next time.
by CrystalPistol
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!
Replies: 4
Views: 577

Re: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!

Good that someone showed this. Thank you. It is how I've been doing since starting with my '85 GL1200A (no sight glass on '85 and later anyway, I don't know about "84 back 1200s?)
by CrystalPistol
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust cover colors
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: exhaust cover colors

Paint them both either black, grey, or BBQ.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this for
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: What is this for

You're very welcome, it was odd that the question arose when it did I thought … as I had just had the seat off and was looking at the same cable moving within the guide when one is operating the floor board release lever.
Take care.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this for
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: What is this for

It's a guide. I'd say that cable with adjuster in it sits in the guide normally.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust cover colors
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: exhaust cover colors

The colors differ but that cover is below the pass floorboards in a dark area, you could paint them with rattle can and no one will notice.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Little pocket door blew off
Replies: 7
Views: 272

Re: Little pocket door blew off

I hinged mine. I did trim to fit passenger audio control to hinge.






by CrystalPistol
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing meter lightbulbs with led
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: replacing meter lightbulbs with led

Yeah, you were "lucky" finding a new one for a 30+ year old bike!
by CrystalPistol
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing meter lightbulbs with led
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: replacing meter lightbulbs with led

I replaced an odometer in my '85 Aspy with one robbed out of a spare cluster I got off Ebay, was within a couple K miles. Never considered LEDs in it … or in the trike as the OEM lights are a plenty there. I never wanted too bright instruments as the more light there on my dash diminishes what I see...