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by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebars
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Handlebars

If adjusting the bars up, just check clearance at full lock between the fluid reservoirs and the windshield. You don't want them slapping it as you turn trying to park just so, or when checking levels, etc.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New alternator spin freely question?
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: New alternator spin freely question?

They have more drag than just brushes. There is a seal and the bearings too. When you grab and twist it you are also exerting torque to spin a bit of weight of the rotor built up of laminations and windings which make it an electromagnet. If you're just slowly turning it not so much. but if you're h...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 60
Views: 858

Re: Fuel Pump failure

Thanks. Any part numbers for the valve? It's what I've been looking for to replace the vacuum petcock. What is the white line with all the arrows? My fuel line is very short and nothing like that. I guess it's to complicated for me what I see in the photo's. Thanks anyway. Tim Just a 5/16" Ball Val...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 60
Views: 858

Re: Fuel Pump failure

Would like to know how and were to check the vacuum on the petcock. Wish that could be replaced with something manual or electronic. Such a dumb idea. Thanks. Tim :) Not a dumb idea, you don't want it pumping gas if the engine isn't running, so they hooked it to vacuum. You can check vacuum operati...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: AGM battery recommendation??
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: AGM battery recommendation??

No question in my mind but that it's the Odyssey PC 680 yes, it has a nice case on it, but for half the cost, this battery performs the same https://www.batterymart.com/p-ytx24hl-bs-agm-maintenance-free-battery.html The one I bought in 2004 for our trike with C-u-F Alt. was used up into 2019, it le...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Jan 15, 2021 2:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: AGM battery recommendation??
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: AGM battery recommendation??

No question in my mind but that it's the Odyssey PC 680
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: May I ask a quick favor...
Replies: 29
Views: 1335

Re: May I ask a quick favor...

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by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: HEADERS!!! WHO'S GOTT'EM?
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: HEADERS!!! WHO'S GOTT'EM?

I saw a set on a mild custom, but they were owner built "4 into 1" ... then the collector split back into two almost immediately with two little mufflers added on. Stock headers may not be tuned, but then who knows if those I saw were, and they certainly looked heavier. They also looked like they re...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I wonder why....alternator light?
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: I wonder why....alternator light?

MikeB wrote:
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:46 pm
He couldn't hear the starter when he turned off the key? Sounds like he had a clue but ignored it.
If the battery was then dead, maybe not? I wasn't there.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I wonder why....alternator light?
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: I wonder why....alternator light?

Kind of related, I recall one guy writing from Europe. He was doing a long ride and then a ferry ride which he shut it off for, then he found the battery was dead. He said his findings was that Solenoid A had welded itself which energized Solenoid B and his starter had just never stopped running ......
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing LEFT front brake hose on a '94 SE
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Changing LEFT front brake hose on a '94 SE

I'm sorry, I just took you at your post's words. You just expressed an issue you had with the front brake so I thought you were maybe under the wrong impression of the system's workings. You said I guess someone who has never ridden a different bike could find the braking on a GL1500 is okay-ish, I ...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing LEFT front brake hose on a '94 SE
Replies: 4
Views: 328

Re: Changing LEFT front brake hose on a '94 SE

Greetings GL-folk, I guess someone who has never ridden a different bike could find the braking on a GL1500 is okay-ish, I find it very poor. Especially the front is ... etc ... Well, that's because you maybe didn't know that on most bikes, that lever on the handle bar applies two brakes on a often...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: EMERGENCY BRAKE PROBLEM
Replies: 32
Views: 1114

Re: EMERGENCY BRAKE PROBLEM

I have used a grease gun as a last resort before and it does work but just realize that ALL of the grease MUST be cleaned out afterward or o ring damage/brake fluid contamination will result. Rubber (that is not designed for it) and brake fluid really don't do well with any petroleum product. One i...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: EMERGENCY BRAKE PROBLEM
Replies: 32
Views: 1114

Re: EMERGENCY BRAKE PROBLEM

I have a 1982 GL1100, after sitting for the winter I noticed my front brakes were froze. I tried everything to get the cylinders out. After finding a pair of replacement cylinders online I resorted to drilling a hole in the cylinders and inserting a bolt. By turning the bolt it pushed the cylinders...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Break lights amp draw
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Break lights amp draw

It's not a problem, as any designed in draw is taken care of before you get in 4th gear after the stop light turns green. Each brake light bulb will use about 27 watts which is pretty near to 2 amps, volts x amps = watts ... or watts / volts = amps. You have like 6 of them, so there's 12 amps not co...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Jan 01, 2021 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: floorboards
Replies: 10
Views: 713

Re: floorboards

My right front floor board is loose. It looks like a rear screw that fits in the hing that lets me raise or lower the floor board is missing. The front part of the floor board is tight and in place but the rear is loose. Does anyone know where I can get a screw to stabilize the rear of my floor boa...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 stuck motor. Can I remove heads in-frame?
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: Gl1500 stuck motor. Can I remove heads in-frame?

So I picked up a NICE 95 gl1500 aspencade … etc … Since the gl1500 is a nice flat 6, can I pull the heads off in-frame to access piston heads, or … etc … Have not done it myself, but I have seen it done. How about one that is way late?' If it was put in 5th gear, you don't have to push it down a hi...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 28, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Fastener Bolts Torque Specs
Replies: 12
Views: 845

Re: Alternator Fastener Bolts Torque Specs

17 ftlbs rings a bell with me. When I needed to replace mine in a motel parking lot in 2005, I just used the tool kit box wrench. No issues for a few weeks when I put the repaired one in, using same wrench. Then no issue for years.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: The chrome rotor covers ...
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: The chrome rotor covers ...

The 2000 ASP front chrome rotor covers has the LED lights (so called ring of fire) in them one side is bright the right side other side left side is dim ... there not nearly as bright as the right side... just asking what to look for before I tear into tracing wires that the PO has done or didn't d...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine housing broke
Replies: 18
Views: 1197

Re: Engine housing broke

You clean it good, wait until no oil is coming out, clean with something like Berkabile 2+2 instant gum cutter, blow dry, use original formula JB WELD, let harden a little before applying so it'll not run off fast, I would bet the leak will stop with the cure of the first application. You could buil...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1200 "Alternartor Mod" stuff
Replies: 1
Views: 346

Re: GL1200 "Alternartor Mod" stuff

The two pulleys are sold & already shipped. Only the 1200 timing belt covers remain.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: press the start button... then a click noise then a buzz sound
Replies: 8
Views: 290

Re: press the start button... then a click noise then a buzz sound

And if "buzzed" long enough, hell on contacts in solenoid itself. I'm with others, connection or corrosion … or battery. Couple weeks ago my wife went to mow, soon back in the house, Wheel Horse would not start, nothing. I had just put a full charged new battery in it the night before too, "dang it"...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Swing Arm Universal Joint
Replies: 5
Views: 543

Re: Swing Arm Universal Joint

1985? The U-joint will go in or come out through the swing arm driveshaft tunnel or tube. I used to pull mine on my '85Aspencade at tire changes to inspect & lube those splines. Usually the U-joint was stiff enough to hold it's front yoke "up", but a wrap of masking tape won't hurt. I used the driv...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel bearing question
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: Front wheel bearing question

ride dont hide wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:18 pm
………. My question is should I be able to turn the inner race by hand easily when fully seated? …………….
yes
by CrystalPistol
Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Advice on bike for sale, '98 103k miles
Replies: 13
Views: 446

Re: Advice on bike for sale, '98 103k miles

Prices for used bikes are way down, but $900 for a 103,xxx mile GL1500 that's not totally roached out, that runs "some", even in the presence of flat dry rotted tires, is a steal. Last year I had a '85 GL1200A with 70-odd thousand miles, maybe 76,xxx, run great, did need tires though, even said so i...