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by metalsmith
Fri May 01, 2015 11:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A little help for my timing belt change
Replies: 17
Views: 1917

Re: A little help for my timing belt change

Yeah, don't let someone get you down man,,, I like it .....Something new and creative, those are pro's saying that crap....They will butcher your idea's man.... I am telling you... They are jealous......lol :D don't let this get you down friend....What would I do different, maybe put a nut on the b...
by metalsmith
Fri May 01, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A little help for my timing belt change
Replies: 17
Views: 1917

Re: A little help for my timing belt change

One of the experts on another site informed me "this tool is a total waste of time/concept/internet lore on the 1500" He states that on the six cylinders the cams will not roll-over like the 4's. So I will take this opportunity to apologize for wasting everyone's time and I'll work on doing my resea...
by metalsmith
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A little help for my timing belt change
Replies: 17
Views: 1917

Re: A little help for my timing belt change

Redial, I don't know about the competition....hope there's a money prize....or maybe a new Goldwing!! ;) This could likely be a solution to a non-existent problem, but it took all the worry out of the project for me. Everything was lined up perfectly on this bike when I checked it and the fixture ke...
by metalsmith
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A little help for my timing belt change
Replies: 17
Views: 1917

Re: A little help for my timing belt change

Rob, you're right on the sockets. I left the two socket assemblies loose until I had the strap mounted to the frame. Then just tighten the nut on each socket assy to keep them from turning. The stepped-down sockets I found were a good fit inside the conduit sleeves. The square portion of the carriag...
by metalsmith
Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A little help for my timing belt change
Replies: 17
Views: 1917

A little help for my timing belt change

I swapped out the timing belts on the 1500 yesterday. I had done the job on the 1200 without too much excitement years ago, but before I started on the 1500 I came up with an 'extra set of hands.' I made up a fixture to hold the cam shaft nuts in alignment as I went about the belt change operation. ...
by metalsmith
Mon Apr 27, 2015 6:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: found this while surfing the net
Replies: 12
Views: 630

Re: found this while surfing the net

I ALWAYS make an attempt to "go smoothingly by"
And especially "go soothingly on the grease mud" ......that stuff'l get ya!
by metalsmith
Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: windscreens
Replies: 2
Views: 170

Re: windscreens

I have been extremely happy with my Cee Bailey's that I put on our 1200. http://www.ceebaileys.com/honda/gl1200ws.html That is our bike on their site. I was back and forth with them several times prior to purchasing, and they were always happy to answer my questions. When I finally ordered it I got ...
by metalsmith
Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Home Made Air pressure check tool
Replies: 5
Views: 310

Re: Home Made Air pressure check tool

I made this gizzy up and carry it in my fairing pocket with my pressure gauge. Ya never know what angle air chuck you'll run into at any given gas station. A clamp-on air chuck with an adapter bushing down to schrader valve brass fitting. Just clamps on the valve stem, and has been accessible by eve...
by metalsmith
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:42 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: I think I'll pass on this years EGG Hunt.
Replies: 10
Views: 899

Re: I think I'll pass on this years EGG Hunt.

ummmmmm..........I'd like to buy a vowel...............
by metalsmith
Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: who rides at night?
Replies: 79
Views: 4662

Re: who rides at night?

We ride a lot at night. It is enjoyable with a few exceptions. We live in white-tail country so anytime is deer-thirty. We slow down at night because I refuse to out-drive my headlights. A Harley guy down the road gets the vapors when I talk about our night-rides, but I explain that we have a lot mo...
by metalsmith
Wed Mar 11, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts Sources
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Parts Sources

I've got everything coming from Cyclemax. They had the cruise filter and sub-filter but had to go to their Honda supplier for the others. They got back with me telling me that everything I ordered was available and was in the works. When they go to their outside source it is supposed to increase del...
by metalsmith
Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts Sources
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Parts Sources

thanks spiral, i'll have to keep that in mind in case I get 1200 or a 1500, but if I do get another wing, its gonna be a 1200. I think the 1500's are a little too big for me to handle. stuart. Stuart, I am just in the process of learning a bit about the 1500 as I bring one back from a long sleep. I...
by metalsmith
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts Sources
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Parts Sources

Thanks for the quick help!

I'm going to check right now and if they 'got em' I'm going to get them coming.

I appreciate the help.
by metalsmith
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts Sources
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Parts Sources

I'm not sure this is the correct place to post this, but I am looking for an on-line source for a few 1500 parts. My searches were not too informative. I'm needing to find the cruise filter, sub filter and hot-air seals for this 91 so I can quit taking things apart and start putting things back toge...
by metalsmith
Sun Mar 01, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Anybody run the Alcan in August?
Replies: 0
Views: 215

Anybody run the Alcan in August?

We are about to be grandparents again, this time it's our youngest in Fairbanks. We call her our little salmon because she ended up back up there after being born up that way but leaving before her second birthday. She has a due date just about the middle of august. We have ridden some of that road ...
by metalsmith
Tue Jul 01, 2014 12:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 - fitting the Vetter Fairing
Replies: 30
Views: 1922

Re: GL1000 - fitting the Vetter Fairing

I just installed a Vetter on a 75. My father-in-law got the fairing off Ebay. It came with the bracket to mount it to a Kawasaki so he hunted around and found the 'correct' mount for the 1000. Well, it was very close but I did some mods. In order to get the windshield into the proper attitude (accor...
by metalsmith
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Buying new tires
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Buying new tires

I just put a Perelli on the back of mine (87 Aspy) and I'm liking it fine so far. I'm 2-up 75% of the time. I replaced a Shinko that I put on last year...GREAT tire, sticky in the rain. Sounds like that is not an issue on yours. It was a good ride, but soft (as I was warned) I got less than 6000 on ...
by metalsmith
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 value question
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: 75 value question

Hi Fred, this is the other image he sent me.
It does not give a very good view of the spokes but does show some of the other rear end bits. You might be able to enlarge the image to get a better idea what things look like.
by metalsmith
Wed Apr 24, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 value question
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: 75 value question

Thanks for the insights in this matter. I should give a bit more info also. The 75 has 43K and was picked up pretty much for the same reason I am considering it. It is a dang cool bike and a guy ought to grab one if the chance comes around. The thing is, the owner has been a customer of mine for mor...
by metalsmith
Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 value question
Replies: 10
Views: 674

Re: 75 value question

Gentlemen, Thank you for the information! I must have got hit a few times with a stupid stick, to not think of the blue book. I think I can get into it online if I remember right. I'll dig around some more and see what I find out, especially on prices in the northwest. Thanks again for your time. an...
by metalsmith
Mon Apr 22, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 75 value question
Replies: 10
Views: 674

75 value question

Howdy everybody, I may be able to trade into a 75 1000 and am trying to find out some ideas on value. I've hunted around some, checked Ebay and CL and the few I find seem to run in the $2000-$3000 neighborhood for one like this. If you have any idea what it should go for I would greatly like to hear...
by metalsmith
Thu Jan 24, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: aspencade instruments
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: aspencade instruments

Mine is the '87 flavor. It has the digital dash but one-piece bars.
by metalsmith
Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How many managed to get a ride in December 1st?
Replies: 45
Views: 692

Re: How many managed to get a ride in December 1st?

First time we have been out on December 1st!! Wasn't a long ride, about 30 miles. Delivered a utility hand truck back to a friend that loaned it for our move. (if I own any vehicle, it has to be able to be a hauler once in awhile) Tied it on top of the hitch and anchored it to the trunk rail, and aw...
by metalsmith
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pay more attention, or install a switch?.....
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

Re: Pay more attention, or install a switch?.....

I haven't been bitten that bad!!! :o BUT...I don't know how many times I've forgotten the dang thing. Now whenever I get on the bike I find myself saying "sit down, stand up" soon as my butt hits the seat it pops into my head. I'm still thinking I'll put on a warning light. I don't mind a bit of che...
by metalsmith
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Deflectors
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: Deflectors

Nice! What did you use for material?
Did you etch the design or rotary cut with a Dremel type tool?