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by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter wont activate
Replies: 9
Views: 615

Re: Starter wont activate

Use it always to shut engine off, then turn key off, that way it was a reflex if needed and rarely forgotten.

Even on my Norton or Triumph back in the day, killed them with the momentary push button kill buttons.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 14, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LEDs and flashers - ya... that again...
Replies: 41
Views: 2397

Re: LEDs and flashers - ya... that again...

Rereading this thread and got to thinking why not keep the incandescent bulbs as an addition to the leds I'm thinking of putting the led in place of the regular bulbs and just put a bulb like this in parallel, paint the lens and hide it where ever you want to. This is all that I found in my stash b...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Water pump: Can't Find the Weep Hole ..
Replies: 11
Views: 219

Re: Water pump: Can't Find the Weep Hole ..

Look at an angle from rear towards front with good light, it's there.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.

Joe in SD wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:01 am
Sent you a private message. Joe
Hope it helps.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Helmet holder
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Helmet holder

I used to use "extenders" on my 1200 bike, had Wing shaped big ends, they slipped through the D-ring to reach the lock. When not in use, they just hung on locks. On the trike, I used the cable, and on both I moved the trunk back a ways for room, made my own brackets to do so. I used two long pieces ...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 retaining strap
Replies: 4
Views: 162

Re: GL1500 retaining strap

Did this 15 years ago on the trike (1500), never an issue. Top has lip under seat, air pressure blows low side out, soon there is none. Front end of boot lace is loop zip tied to frame, rear is loop secured with small bungie but on my 1200, I would tie excess off at engine mount. On the 1200, I brou...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it safe to do an oil flush?
Replies: 9
Views: 234

Re: Is it safe to do an oil flush?

I recently purchased a valkyrie and performed an oil change. The oil that came out was quite grimy. It wasn't black but rather a Milky Brown. I thought that I would investigate the possibility of performing an oil flush since it seems pretty obvious the previous owner had not change the oil in quit...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hand brake not operating brake lights
Replies: 17
Views: 2412

Re: Hand brake not operating brake lights

Kiwi2 wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2013 2:45 am
Hi guys, I found that the micro switch is at fault so I have to get a new one.

Any ideas where I can pick one up in the states.

1) They will be a lot cheaper.
2) I won't have to wait months.
3) The dealers here in NZ charge like a wounded bull.
What I had to do too.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need relay help
Replies: 10
Views: 272

Re: Need relay help

I installed some Fiamm horns decades ago, tapping into a power source and adding a relay and of course, I kept no notes. I had to work on my headlights and disconnected the relay without taking GOOD notes. Trying to put it back together. They worked so there HAS to be a way to wire the relay back u...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.

08-07-2020: Some stuff in red is spoken for and the sale is pending … and I removed the mention of tour jackets for now. 08-02-2020: I recently sold my '97 GL1500SE / Lehman Trike. I sold the '85 GL-1200 last year. Extra mufflers were rusty so they were binned. I have the following stuff now un-nee...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 aspencade radio
Replies: 27
Views: 713

Re: 1986 aspencade radio

Did you ever just pull the radio out & tweak the terminal contacts at the rear for better contact? Also, on each side of the radio is a rubber isolated or cushioned slide, over years the rubber ages and in time will let the radio sag or droop when in place, thus misaligning terminal contacts at the ...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How low is low MPG?
Replies: 12
Views: 380

Re: How low is low MPG?

On a GL1500 Lehman Trike with passenger, sometimes even a trailer too, I rarely got less than 34-35 mpg, but I seldom ran Interstate highways if other alternatives were available. On rare occasion, I even saw 40 mpg on a tank, but that was because I was running 40-50 mph on non interstate highways &...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork spring upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: Front fork spring upgrade

Looking at progressive springs from a few of the popular goldwing accessory supply houses. Curious if I should get the heavy duty springs or the standard springs. Of course I'm going to rebuild all the appropriate guides and seals while I'm at it. If a "BIKE" , below is great advice IMHO. I install...
by CrystalPistol
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Helmet holder
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Helmet holder

OK, this helps a bunch. I think Crystal Pistol is right, my SE is a trike, and the holes in the trunk subpanel were covered with tape. I started think the locks mounted to that, but in looking at the photos I guess they mount to the actual bottom of the trunk. This all started while I'm converting ...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Helmet holder
Replies: 11
Views: 577

Re: Helmet holder

:shock: When a bike is converted to a trike, they get removed :? just pitched a 5 pound coffee can full of them yesterday. :roll:
by CrystalPistol
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to fasten cargo to your bike (VIDEO)
Replies: 3
Views: 1036

Re: How to fasten cargo to your bike (VIDEO)

Those "Action Packers" are light & handy for taking into motel rooms, etc.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: No more hesitation!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 77

Re: No more hesitation!!!

I just wanted to give a shout out to GoldwingDocs for fixing the off idle hesitation on my '85 Aspencade. It was not real bad but REALLY irritating!! Take off from a stoplight and a little hiccup and hesitation occasionally a backfire then it ran great. I forum searched the problem and came across ...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??
Replies: 27
Views: 1175

Re: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??

Sounds like our HJC IS33 (internal shade) … I often wore my Serengheti Drivers which have flexible wire temples with it, sometimes even using both. No clearance issues. Also has a flip down face shield, I have used it snow blowing too.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.

Just a heads up …. ! The OEM alternator, the Comp-U-Fire alternator, the seals, the alt brushes set, the cush drive rubbers set have all been claimed, I'll update with another post if the sale falls through. I'll try to get those head sets out of old helmets and listed in the next couple of days.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.

DenverWinger wrote:
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:42 am
What are you asking for the headsets?
I'll get them out and see what I have, FF, etc. I'll say $30 each set.

Buyer pays shipping.

It'll be a day or two before I get them out, have a fellow coming tomorrow for reloading stuff I need to dig out.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.

Aww man, I just bought a few relays from here a couple weeks ago. :x I may be interested in the headsets. I will watch this thread to see what else you have. LOL … I bought mine in late '19 or early '20 I think. I hauled away a couple swing arms, FDs, even wheels and old dry tires. No market value....
by CrystalPistol
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Re: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.

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by CrystalPistol
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.
Replies: 10
Views: 232

Spares for sale ... GL1200 & GL-1500 stuff.

08-02-2020: I recently sold my '97 GL1500SE / Lehman Trike. I sold the '85 GL-1200 last year. Extra mufflers were rusty so they were binned. I have the following stuff now un-needed: Five 40 amp GL1500 Relays never used, bought here as spares. $10 each one set of nice GL-1500 engine guards, these a...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How is the ...
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: How is the ...

I always measured straight up the center, edge of chrome or rubber to top edge. From the edge of chrome or rubber down to mounting is the same all of GL-1500s. Minor movement of adjustment … mine were always in lowest position.
by CrystalPistol
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: long haul
Replies: 23
Views: 1832

Re: long haul

LOVED my CORBIN. At first they seem hard, but it's the shape and fit and lack of hot spots that matter more, like the old steel seat on grandpa's tractor, it fit all day.