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by CrystalPistol
Sun Aug 18, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your seat
Replies: 9
Views: 16297

Re: How to remove and replace your seat

OK, the Corbin seat I purchased did have a long slot in the metal tab bolted to the bottom side of the seat. There is pivot bolt at the bottom of the tube that holds the driver backrest. By loosing the bolt in this slot and sliding forward or backward, you can adjust the position of the backrest. T...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: RR brake hose leak
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: RR brake hose leak

Replace the hose, bleed everything on the rear master cylinder ( right and left rear calipers and left front … and you may end up doing it twice ) is about all you can do. My '97 Lehman ( converted in 1998 ) has drum rear brakes, not disc. Also both rear brakes feed from a junction likely located on...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Stuck in first, no clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 154

Re: Stuck in first, no clutch

Whoa is me. … etc … Today, opened reservoir cover. Fluid in reservoir ,but, rubber gasket extremely distorted. Clutch had resistance, but, still locked in gear. There was, as i pulled in some smoke and sizzling in the carb area. … etc … … etc … But why would there be if none in reservoir except for...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Pops above 3200 rpm
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Pops above 3200 rpm

Return carbs to stock specs first.

Check you cam timing marks closely.
by CrystalPistol
Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1987 interstate, running rich on idle
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: 1987 interstate, running rich on idle

I need help! 34,000 miles. … etc … Floats set to 7.5mm. Pilot jets set to 1 3/4 turns. Main jets unbranded #102, idle jets Kleinin #40. … etc … Starts easily without choke. … etc … Because it is rich. Does the bike have only 34,xxx miles? If so, should still have OEM hard parts , though maybe new r...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500SE stalls when put in gear
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: 1995 GL1500SE stalls when put in gear

Why a side stand on a trike anyway? Remove it and the switch, Splice green with green/white wire, tape all three wires up ( the spliced grn & grn/wht wires and then separately, the other wire ), tuck away. I knew one fellow subbed a toggle to trick the trike to act like stand was down as a theft det...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive 416 shocks needing service
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Progressive 416 shocks needing service

Hello !!! This is my FIRST question on this fantastic site !!! Do you know if the o'rings include in this kit must be use somewhere ?? Titled "Air Shock Seal Removal And Replacement". It's a jpeg. Copy to a file on your pc, and enlarge it to make easier to read. It explains. Progressive seal R&...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: are the dash lights brightness adjustable
Replies: 4
Views: 138

Re: are the dash lights brightness adjustable

Not as far as I know. If too dim, bulb is likely out.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Fender
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Front Fender

My first stop is always Ebay. Could get lucky. Have gotten parts from Fallen Bikes. There is a parts recovery place located in New Port Richey, Florida ( suncoastcyclesports.com ). They are always advertising various Goldwing parts that are coming off crashed wrecked bikes. Invertory varies. I have...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looses fitting side coveres
Replies: 16
Views: 370

Re: Looses fitting side coveres

I added teathers, I pull them tight and they don't show. I highlighted with yellow to show where they are. One end is secured to frame at swing arm area, other end has loop and hooks to small bungie hidden after I pull slack through. I left enough slack to allow me to lay in seat if need be while se...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Additional lights kill the stator?
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Additional lights kill the stator?

And … there are two connections OEM from stator to R/R, one is the 3 yellow wire one down beside battery on your left as facing the battery, another at the gang plug where R/R plugs into harness. Check there too for signs of excessive heat. I' ll also add here … that when I replaced my 1200's stator...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Additional lights kill the stator?
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Additional lights kill the stator?

The stator is a stationary winding around pole or poles which a rotor passes a magnet past faster with increased engine RPM, that's all. There is nothing else there, it's dumb. What fails is the insulating coating on that wire winding the poles or a solder joint, broke wire, etc. Lights will not kil...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question

Happytrails wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:52 pm
So giving some thoughts on replacing my top fork caps to make it a bit easier to do oil changes. Should I purchase #29 or #29? … :D
I vote for #29. :P
by CrystalPistol
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 GL1200 LTD - "Clunk" in the rear of the bike
Replies: 26
Views: 1390

Re: 1985 GL1200 LTD - "Clunk" in the rear of the bike

I have been scouring the forums for information on the infamous GL1200 "clunk" in the rear drive. Had a 1200 from 1995 until June this year, never heard of this "infamous GL1200 "clunk"" you refer to. I am familiar with a "click - click - clicvk- " etc generated by a bearing in the drive side of th...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question
Replies: 12
Views: 432

Re: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question

I've been reading the tutorials and, at least twice, have read to pour fork oil in to flush the tube. I've ordered BelRay fork oil. Can I use ATF fluid to do a flush, and then fill with the BelRay? YES … … the ATF is thin enough that most all of it will drain anyway. Just put drain plug back ion af...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 Aspencade Windshield
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: 86 Aspencade Windshield

… etc … Since I ride solo I generally don't prefer to look through one. About 2 inches beneath line of sight is more my thang. Even if it comes at the cost of a bug missile in the forehead occasionally. Full face helmet will cure that, usually even with visor up and good safe like shades. I usually...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Average Gas Mileage?
Replies: 9
Views: 233

Re: Average Gas Mileage?

My '85 almost routinely returned 45 MPG or better, 50 MPG several times, and I have seen 51 on occasion. I usually rode on US highways or state roadways, 55-60 MPH. I only rode before filling up one time that I saw the warning light come on as a test, I had another gallon in a saddlebag then. I put ...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passengers storage compartments
Replies: 23
Views: 703

Re: Passengers storage compartments

I had one side break one day, so I fixed both sides same way. Used brass cabinet hinges, did relieve pass volume control housing a little bit I think. Was maybe 12 or so years ago I did this, and it's still working great . I made a small threaded aluminum backup plate for inside for lower pairs scre...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 2019 - Adding Electronic Cruise Control
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: 2019 - Adding Electronic Cruise Control

Good luck … consider Vista Cruise & palm rest.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for 1996 GW 1500 Trike Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Recommendation for 1996 GW 1500 Trike Clutch

TaxRetired wrote:
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:29 am
Thanks DenverWinger. That's good advice. I think I will definitely do the timing belts on both bikes and check the bushing on the clutch lever.
So …. what was the fix for the clutch?
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken Trunk Latch. Any suggestions on a fix?
Replies: 18
Views: 386

Re: Broken Trunk Latch. Any suggestions on a fix?

Don't know how your's got busted …
... but I've seen folks just drop or slam the trunk down.

I ease it down to where the latches just start to engage, then just reach forward to pass seat back rest top and pull, it clicks shut.

Slurry idea above is the way to a fix short of replacement.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 725

Re: New helmet

Thanks for the review. My sportbike helmets were a bit out of place on the wing, and I had yet to pull the trigger on something new. I had been looking for goldwing colormatch as I remember lots of helmet makers used to advertise that. … etc … I have one Candy Spectra Red helmet that matches our tr...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifter brace
Replies: 3
Views: 241

Re: Shifter brace

Looks like it'll do the trick.

Made mine in '14, buddy liked it, told buddy it was worth ordering his.
I used 1.1417" or 29mm and 0.6299" or 16mm.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer visibility
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Trailer visibility

I don't pull a trailer but I have one. In taking notice of others, I found that when overtaking a trike with trailer, a trailer of contrasting colors stands out a bazillion times better than a matched trailer … especially if the matched trailer used the same tail lights like some do. White trailers ...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken Trunk Lid restraint cables
Replies: 7
Views: 276

Re: Broken Trunk Lid restraint cables

I saw a trunk damaged years ago when a fellow opened it and let go. It had a trunk rack and trunk bag on the rack with stuff in it. I sometimes carry rain gear up there, so it concerned me since those cables are so near the hinge axis. I made this strap from 1" wide nylon webb belt stuff, put on in ...