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by Corkster52
Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Headlight Question
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: 1500 Headlight Question

WingAdmin has some great insight into the differences between the two, but at the time (when he also had ECs installed), I jumped at the chance to install the EC ones. Every ride with others I have been on since installing them I get at least one question about them as where to get them.
by Corkster52
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Belt adjuster bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Belt adjuster bearing

You may want to check these links. https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/10-reference-faq-forum/31641-rebuild-timing-belt-tensioner-diy-about-20-25-a.html Or https://docplayer.net/20845773-Rebuild-the-timing-belt-tensioner-20-version-20081027-and-good-for-all-gold-wings-gl1000-gl1100-gl1200-gl1500.h...
by Corkster52
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Belt adjuster bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Belt adjuster bearing

Why? Are they noisy? Are they rough when spun by hand? . I don't really know...yet. Will see what they are like when we open the old girl up and check things out. Just trying to be proactive. Will be doing the belt change at a friends house, on his lift, so I don't want to run into a situation wher...
by Corkster52
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Belt adjuster bearing
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Belt adjuster bearing

I will, with a friend, be replacing the timing belts on my bike soon and am thinking about possibly replacing the belt adjuster bearings as well, but I can't find info to buy just the bearings. I just can't see replacing the entire adjuster assemblies for $70-$90 each if they are okay. Does anyone h...
by Corkster52
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Great price on timing belts?
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: Great price on timing belts?

When I had looked months earlier I think they were around $35. When I was pricing out having them installed by bike shops they would only install Honda brand belts at approximately $75 each. One of the shops said it was a "reliability issue". I have worked with many Gates belts in industry for over ...
by Corkster52
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Great price on timing belts?
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Great price on timing belts?

I just ordered and received 2 of these from Amazon. Price is lower than I ever recall seeing it.

https://www.amazon.com/Gates-T275-Timin ... ive&sr=1-1
by Corkster52
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 55
Views: 44380

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

I stopped by a friend's house this past Saturday as he was replacing both tires and got stumped on getting the rear tire seated on the beat. The front tire went exactly like a YouTube that he watched without any problems. He and did everything we could think of to get the back tire to hold air enoug...
by Corkster52
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trail braking
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Trail braking

I'm an expert at nothing, but I am very slowly, the more that I study different things motorcycle, going from a I don't know what I don't know status all the time, to an I do know what I don't know and then I work on it. There are TWO types of trail braking; one with the front brake and one with the...
by Corkster52
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20,000 messages!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 404

Re: 20,000 messages!!!

Great job Scott. This is my "go to" site for everything Wing!
by Corkster52
Tue May 28, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trail braking
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Trail braking

Thanks for the input guys. I really appreciate it. I finished reading the book and while not earth-shattering I came away with a few things to try. First off I should mention, the author NEVER supports braking hard in turns with the front brake. It is more about, like I mentioned before, transitioni...
by Corkster52
Mon May 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trail braking
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Trail braking

I use this all the time when riding the twisties. It makes the whole procedure a lot more fun, as it feels like bike and rider are one, carving through those tight curves. Counter steering comes heavily into play as well. I'd definitely like to learn more about it and try it out in nothing other th...
by Corkster52
Sun May 26, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trail braking
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Trail braking

I have been reading, and reviewing videos, about many riders singing the praises of trail braking in turns. They are going into turns with light pressure on the front brake that slowly increases until the apex of a turn and then backing off the brake while rolling on the throttle to come out of the ...
by Corkster52
Sun May 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: EC LED Headlight Replacements need more room!
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: EC LED Headlight Replacements need more room!

I had no problems at all installing the EC LEDs on my 99, other that figuring out how to attach and support the new stuff in the wiring.
by Corkster52
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 31
Views: 879

Re: Login

Have to admit, I just installed it on a new laptop that has Windows 10 and "POW" I was there almost as fast as I hit the shortcut in my Chrome browser!
by Corkster52
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to add a trunk rack to your bike
Replies: 68
Views: 30550

Re: How to add a trunk rack to your bike

Not sure what the PO of my bike did to it, but both the trunk lid and it's inner liner are cracked where the rack was put on with star fittings. I'm thinking I will have to remove the liner and fix it, and then grind out each of the cracks on the lid itself from the inside and repair all of them wit...
by Corkster52
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Headlight Modulator
Replies: 34
Views: 3191

Re: Headlight Modulator

Eventually, they sent me a model P115W-D which is two units that plug in between the light bulb and the socket and have a different photo eye cable. It has worked well the last rides I have taken so we will see. My point is if you are thinking of a modulator for the 1500, I would recommend the P115...
by Corkster52
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: waterless antifreeze
Replies: 31
Views: 2005

Re: waterless antifreeze

This is a very interesting topic and I'm looking forward to seeing more posts on this topic :!:
by Corkster52
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Changing Timing Belts
Replies: 7
Views: 709

Re: Changing Timing Belts

Yes, you are very fortunate. I paid $5,500 for mine a few years back and I am STILL finding "jury-rigged" issues on almost everything that I either take apart or get a closer look at! :evil:
by Corkster52
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Login
Replies: 31
Views: 879

Re: Login

I've had this same issue all along, and now it asks me to answer a motorcycle question before I can login. They are very easy ones, but the ones that are asked for a different model of Honda than I ride...I may start missing some...
by Corkster52
Mon Apr 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 stereo upgrade/replacement
Replies: 46
Views: 3238

Re: GL1500 stereo upgrade/replacement

Very exciting upgrade at a reasonable price!
by Corkster52
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 44
Views: 1352

Re: Drivers test bike

I believe the year of it was 1970 but it was a Honda CB350
by Corkster52
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: ride to a stranger?
Replies: 26
Views: 1496

Re: ride to a stranger?

When I traveled about 100 miles north to purchase my 88 1500 (which I have since sold), the owner asked if I had experience with a heavy bike and I had to honestly answer "No", so he said I could not ride it. Heck, I was so unfamiliar with handling a big bike (my last one years ago was a Yamaha RD40...
by Corkster52
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 58
Views: 3358

Re: A new bike...

This is great news and so good to see Mrs. WingAdmin on the website! As others have mentioned, the more you ride your new machine the more quickly you will become intimately familiar with how Ingrid responds in any situation.

So looking forward to meeting you at the gathering!
by Corkster52
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installing Rear Fender Light
Replies: 11
Views: 552

Re: Installing Rear Fender Light

tim.mckee wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:32 am
Yup, that worked guys, thanks so much. On to other fix it projects now....LOL. It's always something with older bikes isn't it?
It sure is! I see you have a 99 Aspencade too. Have you done much to it?