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by CrystalPistol
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air ride delete and parts
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Air ride delete and parts

Dial at lower part of fork tube, each side, 1 is softest, 4 is stiffest to resist collapse under hard braking. Does not affect ride. Only when brakes applied, caliper activates it by torque reaction when it grabs spinning rotor.
by CrystalPistol
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 GL1200SEI Grips
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: 86 GL1200SEI Grips

I buy the foam grips, they last and last and I find they tingle less (well, my hand / fingers) than the pretty chrome & rubber ones, cut last set off the trike. places … local MC shop / Ebay / Amazon come to mind. https://www.ebay.com/i/331879159180?chn=ps http://wingstuff.com/products/538-roadhawk-...
by CrystalPistol
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air ride delete and parts
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Air ride delete and parts

So then just block off the air fittings? What I did …. …. after or as I installed Progressive 11-1122 Fork Springs, I also run 15 or 20 wgt Belray fork oil. No dipping excessively. I used a metric plug or bolt with sealing washer in hole where airline is plumbed to on right leg. Legs are connected ...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What Should I Expect for Trike Mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: What Should I Expect for Trike Mileage

Thanks..............now I don't feel so bad...............cruising RPM was around 3500 - 4000...........my V-Max gets better mileage and I push it right along...........probably won't be slowing down to 55 MPH unless being tailed by law enforcement in a 55 MPH zone........... not that I'm an unlawf...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Not a Good Day at the Gas Station (need a part)
Replies: 14
Views: 538

Re: Not a Good Day at the Gas Station (need a part)

NOW ya tell me...LOL I've got three keys now so got that covered but the sidecover will be my biggest headache Back in 2004, when I bought our trike, owner bought me a new battery side cover plus emblems, over $400 just for cover. I have a spare keys wired under both Wings out of sight, and side co...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What Should I Expect for Trike Mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: What Should I Expect for Trike Mileage

… mileage was around 22 - 24 MPG for the trip . I drove the Interstate all the way, 700 miles one way, cruising at 75 - 80 MPH pulling a trailer. I was expecting 30+ at the least..........but based on the few posts that I have seen, I may be expecting to much ..........just wondering what other Tri...
by CrystalPistol
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner from georgia.
Replies: 6
Views: 325

Re: New owner from georgia.

Nice Bike!

Ebay for light.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: turning rotors
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: turning rotors

If the rotors are not warped and still above minimum thickness use them, grooves won't hurt anything. Even with car rotors on my several police cars, never turned them to smooth out grooves, pads will wear to fit grooves fast anyway. Only time I have had rotors turned was when warped bad … and that...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: KILL SWITCH
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: KILL SWITCH

Mine on my '96 was acting like this …. I found in trying different things after trike would be running perfectly at speed, then just cut off for seconds after a bump, etc. I took switch apart, cleaned, and added contact grease … perfect ever since. NO-OX-ID https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HSW34...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1996 GL 1500 Mototrike... Floorboards
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: 1996 GL 1500 Mototrike... Floorboards

My solution to keep a toe shift and lower position of floor boards on our trike suits me and my 9.5 & 10s, but might not fit 15s. There is adjustment to let me wear thicker toed winter boots. I added the matching left heel rest after cutting it off the brake lever, then I welded another toe pad to b...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel problem (?)
Replies: 13
Views: 369

Re: fuel problem (?)

virgilmobile wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:44 am
Loosen the gas cap when you can get it to act up again. See if it recovers.
What he said … If the fuel cap vent get's plugged, it can develop a vacuum.
by CrystalPistol
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about legal windshields in Va
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Question about legal windshields in Va

Andy Cote wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:32 am
… if some small minded person fails your inspection.
LOL … while I think it'll pass with little notice, if an inspector mechanic looks close, likely he / she won't find a SAE or DOT approval …
by CrystalPistol
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?

Are you so short of space for gadjets that it's worth time to remove it?

Costs nothing to just leave in place turned off I think.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about legal windshields in Va
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Question about legal windshields in Va

Thanks AZ, Based on my research and advice here, I went ahead and ordered the Memphis Shades Blue gradient with Vent. Thanks. From what I recall, the MS tinting fades to near clear at top, just tinted darker at lower half. …. and vents are below your sight line. I have vents on both mine, they so r...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about legal windshields in Va
Replies: 11
Views: 268

Re: Question about legal windshields in Va

I doubt seriously that you'll have any issues. PM sent with more. Here is a page on the inspection manual which governs inspectors: https://law.lis.virginia.gov/admincode/title19/agency30/chapter70/section410/ I have never had issue with a vent, as long as it's below line of vision. They do greatly ...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 37
Views: 1258

Re: No helmet

But he was so cool! …. he thought. Had my come-off in Oct., '77 @ 70 mph. Heavy fiberglass BellStar 120, tumbled head over until rest, ripped shield off, scuffed paint, saved noggin(my head may not be pretty, but it looks better than this). DSCI0035 640x589_zpsfmrhorw7.jpg DSCI0033 530x640_zpskqimqo...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?

I use mine on group rides and when traveling if I encounter a long traffic jam I turn it on to find out what is happening up ahead. There are some truckers that still use theirs. I don't leave it on because of the constant foul language. This includes the "lady" drivers. Yep, another good reason th...
by CrystalPistol
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?
Replies: 17
Views: 497

Re: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?

Back in 1985 when I had my brand-spankin-new GL1200A, I ended up creating my own CB radio setup because an OEM version was well over $500. It was ugly at best, but it worked, and only cost me roughly $60. I recently picked up a 1993 GL1500SE and it came with a CB, and since CB's seem to have fallen...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: auxilary outlet
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: auxilary outlet

Where is it located? Much depends on who wired it and how. Likely was simple hot wire from batt with a fuse, but just a guess. My '85 had NO oem aux plugs or outlets that I ever found, but I have one in each front pouch, one in top trunk, one in left side saddle bag and they are wired different ways...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mufflers for a GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: Mufflers for a GL1500

Most any year GL1500 Mufflers will work, 1998-2000 match yours. Some have adapted HD mufflers obtained from HD dealer after their customer replaced, it takes a short pipe with a bend as HD have straight inlets. There's even some youtube videos of such. Another thought, check trike places as many kit...
by CrystalPistol
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions about our clutch, is mine working right?
Replies: 15
Views: 850

Re: Question about our clutch

It reads as if it's normal. Is it consistant and does it feel same after holding in for a minute or two? I know you are just guess-timating travel, etc. If in doubt , it's fairly easy to bleed using squeeze & hold method with one left hand, and opening / shutting bleeder with right. Check level eve...
by CrystalPistol
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 fork springs
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: GL 1500 fork springs

eastkytriker wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:42 am
Need opinion on installing progressive springs in gl 1500 trike. Does the tight wound end need to go down or up?
The springs don't care, but I put mine's closed coils down first so any noise from close coils bottoming against each other is dampened down in oil.
by CrystalPistol
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 fork springs
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: GL 1500 fork springs

CrystalPistol, Thank you for a very interesting information. If i understand, it seems that you have some fork tube extensions to make for the lost in ground clearance caused by going to the 6 deg rake tree . As i am about to install such a fork tree on my sidecar unit, could you let me know where ...
by CrystalPistol
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Quick and Easy Method for Bead Breaking
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Quick and Easy Method for Bead Breaking

I use a long lever ... pole or pipe which attaches to post in basement, has a piece curved to set on bead that swings in one of several holes to adjust, I can get about 10:1 leverage.
by CrystalPistol
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 fork springs
Replies: 14
Views: 455

Re: GL 1500 fork springs

Just to add … back in the '90s and early '00s, before so many 1800s were triked, a lot of guys were asking for softer riding springs in raked 1500 trikes, and the hot tips all over the boards were saying Progressive 1200 springs with a 1/2 or 3/4" spacer. That was where I placed that order mentioned...