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by blupupher
Thu May 26, 2022 6:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Can we get that annoying yellow banner advertisement removed??
Replies: 6
Views: 124

Re: Can we get that annoying yellow banner advertisement removed??

I don't have any problem with vendors selling thier stuff in actual ads but, the one I'm talking about is a BIG Yellow Ad that asks you not to use Ad-Blockers and stuff like that because ads pay for this site. No problem with seeing ads like I said but, this thing is monstrous and appears at the to...
by blupupher
Mon May 23, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Engine oil (AGAIN)
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Engine oil (AGAIN)

Mobil 1 High Mileage 10w-40.
by blupupher
Sat May 21, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cleaning the Mighty Goldwing....
Replies: 53
Views: 7230

Re: Cleaning the Mighty Goldwing....

A beautiful thread, thank you all, but I have to ask and this may seem a silly questions as the bike can sit in the rain, but it's okay to spray the bike down and rinse off with a hose, like all over the dash and everything? With a mist of water, yes, but do not use a jet of water and never use a p...
by blupupher
Thu May 19, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: what to do with GL1800
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: what to do with GL1800

I agree, electrically the bike is trash. Most mechanicals and cosmetics are worth something to the right person. If you are not able/willing to part it out yourself, post up on Craigslist or Facebook as a parts bike. Start high and take what you can. You may be able to find someone that would want t...
by blupupher
Mon May 16, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Chomp chomp chomp
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Chomp chomp chomp

It's not just Honda, it's pretty much ALL vehicle manufacturers today. At least it is not like Volvo in the 80's and Mercedes in the 90's making a biodegradable wiring harness, with a life of 10-15 years before the insulation starts to degrade. Many vehicles from that timeframe are unusable due to ...
by blupupher
Mon May 16, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Re: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings

... And, with the K&N you need to remove the sealing o-rings around the air filter box and lid. That is so the K&N filter will fit properly. The trouble with that is those o-rings get lost and if you ever want to go back to the OEM, you have to find new o-rings. The o-rings are not availabl...
by blupupher
Sun May 15, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Antifreeze

I'm cheap, I am using the Peak Asian Blue coolant.
Technically the same stuff as Honda, and better choice than generic green coolant.
by blupupher
Sat May 14, 2022 8:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cheap oil for a crankcase flush??
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Cheap oil for a crankcase flush??

Oops, I brain farted, you have a 1200, I was not paying attention, I was thinking 1500. Oil is still fine, but you need a cartridge filter, if looking for something from Walmart, a Fram CH6009 will work just fine. Multiple options on Amazon , local parts stores should have something that works as we...
by blupupher
Fri May 06, 2022 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire bead breaker
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Tire bead breaker

Never used one like that one, I have one of the red Harbor Freight ones, works well enough for me. https://www.harborfreight.com/bead-breaker-92961.html It is on clearance now, so may not be available around you. image_25063.jpg Looks like it would work a little better than what I have since it will...
by blupupher
Fri May 06, 2022 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter button?
Replies: 7
Views: 197

Re: Starter button?

sounds like time for a new battery.
by blupupher
Thu May 05, 2022 6:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 light under passenger footrest
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Re: GL1500 light under passenger footrest

That would be a trike option, not a standard Goldwing feature.
by blupupher
Mon May 02, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Where to spray starter fluid?
Replies: 12
Views: 253

Re: Where to spray starter fluid?

The air intake is just behind the little cover on the left of the shelter. intake 2.JPG But getting starting fluid from there all the way through the tubing and around past the filter, not sure how well it would work. intake.JPG I guess you could always give it a try, sometimes it atomizes enough to...
by blupupher
Mon May 02, 2022 3:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Recommendation for battery tender for 2003 GL1800

I have 2 Battery Tender Jr for my bikes. Price has gone up on them recently, but you can still find them on sale for ~$25 sometimes. At their current price ( $39 on Amazon ), I would just go ahead and get the Battery Tender Jr for lead and Lithium for only a dollar more , that way you are future pro...
by blupupher
Mon May 02, 2022 7:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BattleAx: "New" BT-46 vs "old" BT-45
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: BattleAx: "New" BT-46 vs "old" BT-45

You'll find getting over 25K miles on your Rear tire to Front setup. Past (golly's lost count) dozen? of R to F tires I averaged just short of 35K. Only one's I didn't get that fantastic mileage were cupping issues. But since I went with an extra ounce or 2 of balancing beads that hasn't happened. ...
by blupupher
Mon May 02, 2022 7:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Cheap oil for a crankcase flush??
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Cheap oil for a crankcase flush??

Buy a jug of Supertech 15w-40 diesel engine oil. <$15.
If you need a filter, grab a supertech 7317/6607/9688 filter for ~$3.

I have used Supertech 15w-40 on several bikes, and have it in my GL1500 right now.
by blupupher
Mon May 02, 2022 7:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shift shaft rocking, not rotating. Ideas?
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Shift shaft rocking, not rotating. Ideas?

I did not need a new bolt when I installed my shift pivot, but I did need a new spacer, a 10mm deep socket was the right length, so I did not have to cut the spacer than came with the heel toe/floorboard kit.
by blupupher
Sun May 01, 2022 9:41 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: 03 Valkyrie clutch lever replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: 03 Valkyrie clutch lever replacement?

The rounded part goes to the master, flat side goes into the brass bushing.

You also need to get the lip of the rubber cover into the grove on the pin.
by blupupher
Thu Apr 28, 2022 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install the GL1500 shifter brace
Replies: 136
Views: 49484

Re: How to install the GL1500 shifter brace

Some of the install horror stories make me cringe. Usually the only issues are incorrectly clocked levers, and out of line engine guard flats. I have a new design which would have eliminated the bind issue, but China stopped that when they cloned the kit. When the 800 I have left are gone, thats it...
by blupupher
Tue Apr 26, 2022 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 GW 1500 Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: 1988 GW 1500 Tires

Tires are a sticky subject (ha ha, pun intended). Everyone has their opinions and experiences. Dunlop Elite 4 and Michelin Commander III are highly rated here and with other review sites, but there are other tires that many have had good luck with as well (Bridgestone and Continental come to mind, b...
by blupupher
Tue Apr 26, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 GW 1500 Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: 1988 GW 1500 Tires

No need to settle for what they have in stock. Get what the recommended size is. If they cant get it, then order in online. They are wanting to sell you a tire that is shorter and narrower than stock. This will raise your engine RPM's, reducing your fuel economy, and give you a slightly smaller cont...
by blupupher
Mon Apr 25, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire wear and low speed wobble with new tire...
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Tire wear and low speed wobble with new tire...

So I replaced my front tire on my '94 GL1500 a few weeks ago. Took off a Dunlop Elite 4 that was worn evenly, replaced it with a Kenda K671 (it is a rear tire, but correct 130/70/18 size). I used 2 oz of balance beads when installing it. Made sure I had the yellow dot on the tire lined up with the v...
by blupupher
Sun Apr 24, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Windshield replacement

I have a Madstad light tinted shield on my GL1500 (wanted a medium, but they did not have any at the time, and did not want dark). I have no issues with reflections, but my windshield is mounted low enough that I do not look through it, just over it (which is how Madstad is designed). I really don't...
by blupupher
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:54 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Proficient Motorcycling (VIDEO)
Replies: 15
Views: 1076

Re: Proficient Motorcycling (VIDEO)

One of the best demonstrations I have seen showing the difference between counter steering and steering.
You really do it already, you just don't realize it and what it is called.



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by blupupher
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Upgrading my 1500 LCD
Replies: 47
Views: 3611

Re: Upgrading my 1500 LCD

It may not be bad if you have normal vision. But I'd need reading glasses to see that tiny display. And if I was wearing reading glasses, I wouldn't be able to see where I was going. Yup, I said it before, the main thing I use on the display all the time is the clock (especially for school zones), ...