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by T_birdman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Big Blue UK wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Liking it a lot matey. :)
Thanks bro! Old garage was 18 wide x 20 long with 8' walls.
New garage will be 18 wide x 39 long with 13.5' walls, tall enough for a new 4 post car lift and a motorcycle lift.
by T_birdman
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

So just a heads up to anyone interested, all my project vehicles are on temporary hold because construction on my new & improved garage is well underway!! Completion scheduled for mid September. However I also have shoulder surgery scheduled for the end of August so things will be slow for awhile. B...
by T_birdman
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Almost back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Almost back on the road

Never mind, I'm stupid :lol: . I forgot to adjust the cable at the bottom. I forget about that stuff sometimes since I have the metal panels on her that hide so many things. She is ready for a road test in the morning. Wish me luck. Stay vertical brother! Don't take anything for granted and just be...
by T_birdman
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

I have to say thanks again to AZgl1800 and DenverWinger for their kind assistance with my carb issue, I might have shelved the 93 til later if not for you guys! :D Now that I don't have to worry about that, next I have to play with the speedo cable because with my left "Trigger thumb" won't allow me...
by T_birdman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel leak question
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Fuel leak question

Might also try this: Disconnect vacuum line from fuel petcock and run the carbs out of gas. Add choke when it starts sputtering to burn as much gas out of the carbs as you can. This drops the floats to bottom. Reconnect vacuum and start it back up. With floats at bottom inrush of fuel may flush out...
by T_birdman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel leak question
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: Fuel leak question

I'm thinking the left carb float is hanging up, as the bike has sat for a while. run some Seafoam through it full can in the gas it has now. start it outside the shop/garage and let it idle for an hour or more. make sure the fans cycle on/off. I had to do that with a '98 that I bought that sat too ...
by T_birdman
Sat Jul 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel leak question
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Fuel leak question

I'm posting this separate from my regular repair posting of my 93 1500 because I'm looking for a deciding choice to make. Most of you know my 93 1500 and I were involved in a collision in April of this year, and I'm in the process of repairing cracked and broken plastics. I found my TruGel battery w...
by T_birdman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 1879

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

afekete62 wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:59 pm
Was a great trip until the sun went down and then you realize that 1999 lighting really sucks! :shock:

That was first on the list to replace! Easy peasy!
Pathfinder LED's with LED Position lights and switched driving lights in the lower cowl, also LED! Light the way!! :shock:
by T_birdman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 1879

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

As a new to me Goldwing 1500 owner I had to chime in on this thread. I've never wrenched on a Goldwing before but have owned a Yamaha XV1300 Venture and a Honda GL1500 Valkyrie. The valk was crazy easy to work on because it simply had very little body work to remove but the Yamaha Venture was a bea...
by T_birdman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 1879

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

I too owned a '96 GL1500 SE. It was a great bike and I put a ton of miles on it. Other than normal maintenance the only part that ever failed was the fuel pump, and that was an easy fix. I agree that they aren't the easiest to work on. I have a fully equipped shop that would be the envy of some mot...
by T_birdman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Almost back on the road
Replies: 14
Views: 995

Re: Almost back on the road

Maybe I should have titled this post I now have a pretty paper weight. Hang in there bro, you don't put that kind of time and effort into a paperweight! The good folks here will add their efforts to yours and before you know it you and your bike will be back on the road showing off your paint skill...
by T_birdman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Here is a little project that I took on while waiting for parts delivery and glues to dry. Because I removed the factory stereo and the CB unit the left side shelter housing had a vacant hole above the vent. So I measured it out and cut a piece of 1/8th ABS sheet, trimmed it to fit behind the hole. ...
by T_birdman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

So I'll focus for the moment on the R side shelter cover with the cracks and broken mounting tabs. 20190412_233849_Film3.jpg Broken and pushed in, I got them re-aligned, glued and reinforced 20190608_105714_Film3.jpg 20190608_105800_Film3.jpg Next was to re-do the broken top mounting tabs that secur...
by T_birdman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

So just as a reference, this is my working area at the moment... 20190630_005137_Film3.jpg My garage was burned in October 2018, and thanks to the "Regulation Nation of California", I'm still waiting on permits to demolish the burned garage and start construction of the new and improved Birdman Gara...
by T_birdman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Looks like she's well underway to being a better bike than before the wreck! The Fairing has cracks on both sides, the impact was on the right side and the side shelter cover was broken in a few places, the lower fairing cowl on the right had cracks and the right saddlebag lid is cracked and slight...
by T_birdman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Sorry for the delay, did I mention I'm having a "Mr.Toads wild ride" of a year? Just a few days ago, took my son out for some "Drivers training" in my wife's Honda Civic and my son and I were "T-Boned" in a dark intersection! The wife's car is likely a TOTAL! The garage fire, the 17 year old hitting...
by T_birdman
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 1879

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

Hence the old saying, "Everyone argues about what to ride, but nobody argues about riding!". You say tomato.....I'm a conservative, you're a fu*king libturd, it's all about personal choice! I'm not going to step on your toes for liking something different than I do, as long as you don't step on my t...
by T_birdman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 41
Views: 3556

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Outstanding! Glad it worked out well for you and your family!
by T_birdman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Momentary lapse of reason...
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Momentary lapse of reason...

WOOF!! :lol:
It's a Dogs life!
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

So after cutting the hole big enough for the LED boxes to fit through, I went ahead and put it all together, both the Pathfinders and the position lights are now LED, PERFECT! 20190613_195246_Film3.jpg 20190613_195253_Film3.jpg With all the LED upgrades in the housing, time to put it in the fairing....
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 1879

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

Lol! Funny how we love our bikes until we have to work on them! Many moons ago I blew an engine on my 81 GL1100, yanked out the engine, got replacement parts needed, and started putting the engine back together. After it was all over and done, I promised myself a trip to Japan. I told myself I would...
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Update: I guess I figured wrong! The larger 5.25 speakers will not fit in front of the speaker housing! So, as I saw in other postings, I'll just have to keep cutting til I can get them in and have the dash housing fit over them! After cutting a big enough hole for the speakers to go inside the box,...
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 41
Views: 3556

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Hey Dennis, I'm very sorry about your brother, but with you there for him he should at the very least feel better about it all. Keep a positive outlook, and things will work out.
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

you are getting pretty good with that stuff, it is going to look like new when you get done. Thanks Bro, necessity is the mother of invention, and I love this bike too much to let it go to seed in some salvage yard to be cannibalized for parts! It may have a few flaws that will gnaw at me, but I've...
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

You have been busy Birdman! :) That is a lot of work. Good job. Thanks bellboy40! Got lots more on my plate for sure! Managed to cut the holes for both speakers and they are fitted in place! I managed to get the U-nuts for the speakers on for the left side, but missed it by 1 on the right side! 201...