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by CrystalPistol
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Service Bulletin #10 Carbjetkits
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: Service Bulletin #10 Carbjetkits

I love the idea of this!! I am sure I could find these washers in the UK as shipping from the US would cost £20.....a lot for 8 washers!! Do you have any more details as to diameter of centre of washer? Cheers matey!! Tony Try looking in a hobby shop, they had about 1/8" dia center holes. Not a cri...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for 1996 GW 1500 Trike Clutch
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Recommendation for 1996 GW 1500 Trike Clutch

I thought the stock Honda clutch was plenty strong to handle a trike. What clutch did you use? My '97 has Honda clutch and it is a Lehman trike that almost always has two up and often pulls a trailer. Has over 90 K, clutch does it's job. It's been a trike since 1998 and when PO/friend/then dealer d...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time to "poke the bear"
Replies: 18
Views: 1200

Re: Time to "poke the bear"

Looking at pictures of the Odyssey PC-680 it looks like it has the terminals on top - doesn't the battery in the GL1500 have side terminals? Is there a gadget to convert the terminals? I used an oversize ss nut as a pacer, a longer ss bolt, and just bent the bike cable end a hair, on the 1500 … wor...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Odd choke problem

That's a new one here too. Mine favors open or non choke, and it feels like pushing against a spring, but it will stay where set.

It's not a choke really as it doesn't affect air, it is a fuel enrichning thing and allows way more fuel in.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Ride Compressor power
Replies: 12
Views: 587

Re: Air Ride Compressor power

SidAbma wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:36 pm
I was just told that my 1985 air compressor has holes in the body. Any sugesstions?
Ebay,
epoxy,
or just ditch it, replace with Schrader valve, and use gas sta air.
by CrystalPistol
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: "bearing" type whine at 1.5-2.5 rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: "bearing" type whine at 1.5-2.5 rpm

Too tight belt(s) will sing, too loose will flap like.
by CrystalPistol
Wed Dec 26, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installed shifter brace, what a difference!
Replies: 11
Views: 828

Re: Installed shifter brace, what a difference!

BigDanT wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:11 am
Why wouldn't you want the shifter shaft to rotate arount the axis if the shifter shaft, instead of around an axis that is 29mm from the C/L of the shifter shaft?
Huh?
by CrystalPistol
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

virgilmobile wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:42 am
12 volts … etc … side.
Ok, you mean to test / probe with all wires / terminals connected then.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

virgilmobile wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:25 pm
The fan wires. … etc …
The black wire should also have 12 volts untill the thermal switch kicks in..then it should go to zero volts turning on the fan.
how so?
by CrystalPistol
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling fan not kicking in
Replies: 13
Views: 518

Re: Cooling fan not kicking in

JayPoorJay wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:36 pm
Hello All.

Please help with pointing me in some general directions...
Look at / test temperature switch, it's what supplies ground to fan when temp gets high.
by CrystalPistol
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear Indicator Light
Replies: 5
Views: 304

Re: Gear Indicator Light

POPPY'S WING wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Thanks Mike B. That's strange,this was on the right side of the panel. It was about an inch square or rectangle ,put in flush w/red digital numbers .Someone did a factory looking job.
Sounds like it. :D
by CrystalPistol
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bulb for curb light
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Bulb for curb light

Maybe 10-12 years ago, I had one blow and the PO had wired the relays to have the lights on always when running. I was gonna simply replace the bulb, they were higher $$$ then at shop, so I got about 6 for near same price at Bulbs.com and soon put lights back to operation as OEM and just added some ...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pan warmer/heater?
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: oil pan warmer/heater?

Back in the '60s, two of my uncles did what was common, they were both working on a dam construction project, it was cold, so they built a fire under the oil sump of the Cat D-8 ….. fire grew and burnt all the wiring and seat and hoses and much paint off of it, likely some seals as well …. LOL … now...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position
Replies: 5
Views: 369

Re: Dash lights stay on when key in "lock" position

I knew they had a lock position, just never used it. My battery is also fried ..couldn't start the bike at all today.Just click click click...looks like I bought a lemon ...nice. Bike or battery? Is there a "park" position that lights a few lights when parked? I ask as I only use off myself and two ...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Bolts
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: Bolts

If I ever take mine out again, gonna use all thread socket button head screws and use a ball end hex on them, to allow angle.
by CrystalPistol
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this LCD indicator?
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: What is this LCD indicator?

It doesn't move, change, or do anything else. It's just like the scale on the left side for the fuel - all it does is turn on when the bike turns on, to show a scale that indicates "higher than here is hot." So it comes on when the bike is on, and goes away when the bike is off. No additional funct...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this LCD indicator?
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: What is this LCD indicator?

The answer is above several times. It's only one temp gage. It is what it is.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wind sheilds
Replies: 9
Views: 350

Re: wind sheilds

F4 customs standard vented http://yoursmiles.org/tsmile/rulez/t2002.gif Excellent. That vent, when open will help cool in heat, will aid in reducing fogging or misting in fog, and will lessen head buffeting from air over top of windshield by reducing low pressure area's influence in pulling the buf...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this LCD indicator?
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: What is this LCD indicator?

DSCI0053 a.jpg '85 Aspencade. The red and white part of lines are made on screen. When the bike is "on", that's when see fuel and temp gages. When pressing air buttons to check frt or rear psi in neutral, then air pressure gage comes up. Mine has nothing (no gage) to right of temp. If what you are ...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 41
Views: 3208

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

Oh come on. :) wouldn't you rather spend some hard earned money on something more expensive. What are people to think, a block of wood with a coloured cord. Seriously, that's cheaper than mine. Than again it does the job. I'll take the money saved and buy two tanks of gas. Haha … it has great value...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 41
Views: 3208

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

I cut a "pad" from 1/2" plywood, drilled hole, cut "ditch" or wide groove from hole to nearest edge on bottom side, tie 4 feet long piece polyethalene pink cord with it pulled tight in that groove, loop at other end, drop it, hold cord, foot scoots it under sidestand, loop placed around clutch lever...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Nov 20, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 340
Views: 38418

Re: Trailer picture thread

Came with the trike, minor upgrades. I made my own 1.25 receiver type hitch, believe it's a cm 2000?
by CrystalPistol
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: satellite radio
Replies: 24
Views: 2698

Re: satellite radio

Meant to add, one of my SkyFi 1s is the first that my wife bought as a gift when the first came out early 2000s or very late 1990s, it's been in constant service and spent much of my last 10 years as a state LEO in my issued police car, out in all weather, left in on cold winter nights as well as ho...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Tension
Replies: 6
Views: 449

Re: Timing Belt Tension

self adjusting NO One may do that and get really lucky, but those springs are not for tension adjustment. They just hold the idlers in position as the mechanic installs belts. There is a proper way to set tension that Honda specs that does not rely on those springs. Too loose, they'll flap at low s...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: starter repacking.
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: starter repacking.

I cleaned & repacked the 1200's in late 1990s when I did the "brush plate ground wire" addition mod … and the starter in the 1500 is as mother Honda shipped it in 1997