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by oakback
Fri Sep 25, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Should Rear Brake be able to lock up wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 421

Re: Should Rear Brake be able to lock up wheels?

I know of a great local tube & hose shop than can make ss lines for a great price, but does replacing them require removing a lot of panels?
by oakback
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??
Replies: 28
Views: 2228

Re: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??

Thanks, just ordered mine! That low-speed wobble is scary, I hope this helps.
by oakback
Fri Aug 07, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock
Replies: 25
Views: 2087

Re: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock

I see that the Progressive 412 is still available. What's the difference from the other Progressive shocks? Is it spring rate/weight rating?
by oakback
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock
Replies: 25
Views: 2087

Re: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock

HAS ANYONE REBUILT A STOCK AIR SHOCK? Some say it can be done, some say it can't, I haven't seen anyone post that they actually have done it. Oil seal seems to be the only thing that would wear out, why sell the part if it is not serviceable? I rebuilt my air shock recently, but I'm currently in th...
by oakback
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 47
Views: 2179

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

It's a nice piece of cosmetic but, does it REALLY work? I would love to see some aerodynamic diagrams or video of the device in the testing phase(s). Have you had a opportunity to ride with one installed to notice a real difference or, know anyone whom has one installed? I haven't used one, but it ...
by oakback
Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting

I've also read that certain oils containing friction modifiers will cause clutch issues, you might try changing the oil and see if it helps. I just did in April, using an oil with no friction modifiers. But thanks for chiming in, I've read that friction modifiers are bad for wet clutch, but I wasn'...
by oakback
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting

Year and mileage, did it ever tow a trailer? 1990, 114,400 miles, it does not have a hitch but I have no idea if a trailer was used in the past, I purchased it in April 2020. The goldwings do not have undercut gears for fast racebike shifting. Many goldwing transmissions have suffered failure becau...
by oakback
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting

If I'm trying to pretend I'm on a sport bike, and I'm accelerating and shift quickly, when re-engaging the clutch I'll get a weird stutter. It feels as if the clutch is repeatedly and quickly engaging and disengaging. It doesn't feel like a clutch going bad and steadily slipping (at least that's wha...
by oakback
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Thinking about building a teardrop-style camper, input welcome
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Thinking about building a teardrop-style camper, input welcome

Don't I know it! I get 8-9 mpg when towing my 16' camper with my Land Cruiser. We get to see a lot of back roads, and every single gas station.
by oakback
Thu Jun 11, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Thinking about building a teardrop-style camper, input welcome
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Thinking about building a teardrop-style camper, input welcome

The "Pico-Light" (or a version of it) seems to be a strong contender: link I'd still like to make it fit a standard trailer (I can't weld), but it seems like a neat design. Maybe I can find a small boat trailer to modify instead. The body is all single-skin and uses 1/8” ply for the roof, ...
by oakback
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Thinking about building a teardrop-style camper, input welcome
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Thinking about building a teardrop-style camper, input welcome

I love a new project, even if it's not mine. Hope you post a few pictures along the way. Good luck with your build. Thanks! Feel free to check out that first link I posted, if you want to see our first camper project from purchase to completion (you have to scroll down a lot to see the beginning). ...
by oakback
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Thinking about building a teardrop-style camper, input welcome
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Thinking about building a teardrop-style camper, input welcome

I have experience building a camper , but not building a very small one. Also no experience towing a trailer on a motorcycle. I'd like to build a hard-sided, non-folding, non-extending camper, with no kitchen or anything fancy like that. Basically a hard-sided tent, a room with a bed in it. I'd like...
by oakback
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 47
Views: 2179

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

I'm also 6'4". I don't want to look through my windshield because it has a lot of crazing or scratches (I'm not sure) that cause the sun to glare enough to blind me. In the lowest position the top is right at my eye level. Also I have the old version with no vent. I'm thinking of hacking down t...
by oakback
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 60
Views: 4650

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

I don't mind all the steps, it's a lot easier than bending over an engine bay. However, my problem is that because of all the stuff that needs to be removed for regular maintenance items, so many of the body mounting tabs have been broken by previous owners. I wonder, had they been in intact, if I w...
by oakback
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: RAM cupholder modification
Replies: 7
Views: 1077

Re: RAM cupholder modification

Wow nice work! Where do folks mount them? Is there anywhere on the handlebar that works, without trimming away the cover?
by oakback
Mon May 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Right rear shock question.
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Right rear shock question.

I replaced my shock seal yesterday. The seal is $13.75 from Cyclemax. I also opted to replace my boot for an additional $39. Removing the saddlebag is well documented. For me, the most difficult part of that step was removing the 4-pronged white plastic clip that holes the saddlebad release cable in...
by oakback
Mon May 04, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Compressor runs, but readout shows 0 psi
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Compressor runs, but readout shows 0 psi

When I ordered the new LCD screen from Tanin, I opted for the new bulbs as well. They're not LED, but they're new, so it should last me longer than I have the bike. Brake pads and tires are good all around. The rotors feel like they could be replaced, there's quite a noticeable ridge at the edges, b...
by oakback
Mon May 04, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Compressor runs, but readout shows 0 psi
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Compressor runs, but readout shows 0 psi

Unfortunately I missed your post about the other maintenance to do while I'm there. But I feel pretty comfortable removing the boxes, it wasn't too bad. Except for the white 4-prong cable retention clip for the saddlebag opening cable, that thing sucks. I'll address those other maintenance items soo...
by oakback
Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proper air hose routing?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Proper air hose routing?

Oh I see what you mean now. There's a hose from a banjo bolt in the compressor, and that goes to the solenoid box. Then there's a hose that screws directly into the compressor, and that terminates at a shrader valve. (On mine that hose looks cut too) Is that right? I don't know why someone would mes...
by oakback
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proper air hose routing?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Proper air hose routing?

Thanks! Where should the tire filler air hose come from?
by oakback
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proper air hose routing?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Proper air hose routing?

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by oakback
Mon Apr 27, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proper air hose routing?
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Proper air hose routing?

My air compressor runs, and I can hear the solenoid click when I push "p check", buy pressure doesn't increase, and nothing comes out of the pump hose. I took apart the compressor and cleaned up the innards and put a new foam filter in, no change. But I did test the compressor prior to rei...
by oakback
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Compressor runs, but readout shows 0 psi
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Re: Compressor runs, but readout shows 0 psi

Thanks for the replies! Soon I'll strip some panels for maintenance, and I'll give into the compressor issue at that time as well.
by oakback
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Compressor runs, but readout shows 0 psi
Replies: 10
Views: 608

Compressor runs, but readout shows 0 psi

I'm a new owner, sorry if this is a dumb question, I couldn't find the answer searching. With engine running, I press P CHECK and INCREASE, I can hear the compressor operating, but the screen only shows 0 psi. I'm not sure where to start with this. Is it more likely to be a compressor issue, a suspe...