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by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Lifting the Bags to access rear wheel
Replies: 25
Views: 10362

Re: Lifting the Bags to access rear wheel

I actually never did get the pipes to rotate. I had everything loose but they wouldn't move. Had enough room to get the axle out just by pushing them down a little. Glad you got it done. Next time loosen but don't remove the bolts holding the clamps that clamp the mufflers to the collector. And tak...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 39201-MCA-R00
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: 39201-MCA-R00

Looking it up on the parts finder, it lists these part numbers for the navigation unit:

2006: 39201-MCA-A70
2008: 39201-MCA-R00

Whether or not they are interchangeable, or if it is just a revision, I can't say.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Madstad Windshield and LED Lights
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: Madstad Windshield and LED Lights

Well, I took my Wing out today for its maiden voyage this season and I am VERY pleased with the performance of the MadStad windshield! Love it! The bike performed great also. It should be noted I did the winterization as outlined in the “How To” articles from Wingadmin, as I have always done and th...
by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: For Sale

novatz wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:32 pm
Where do I post an item for sale? Specifically a 2015 heated Goldwing seat, less than 4kmiles.
You just did!
by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fan Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Fan Switch

agedbikeman wrote:
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:59 am
Thinking about it, when I had all the bodywork off I noticed an orange heatproof rubber tube on a gizmo attached to the L/H exhaust manifold that looked like it was used to send hot air somewhere,
It goes to the foot warmers.
by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: 2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS for sale

Wow, this is a beautiful ride! If I had room, I'd come get today (less COVID-19 issues). As you know, I sold my 1990 Goldwing and purchased a pair of 2007 Yamaha Majesty 400's for tooling around on. I was eyeing the Suzuki models too, but here in MinnySnowday there was an abundance of Yamaha's for ...
by WingAdmin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:42 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 1977 GL1000 big end bearings-Brown
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: 1977 GL1000 big end bearings-Brown

You can access them here: Private Messages
by WingAdmin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Relays: What they are, how they work, how to replace them (Video)
Replies: 8
Views: 1051

Re: Relays: What they are, how they work, how to replace them (Video)

Wingadmin, Very nice video. I found the tricks (what I was hopping to see) very detailed. By the way, I admit my air tools are fast, But your wrist action is faster. Well done. Is there such a thing as a guessamate to the life expectance of these relays? I know in cars (a lot less water/dirt gets t...
by WingAdmin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 30
Views: 732

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

The "Low Fuel" light on my 1500 works, but when it comes on it is so dim it can hardly be seen. So I breadboarded up a circuit to detect this and light the bulb brightly. Or you could do what Virgilmobile and I did to our GL1500's - probably the best (and most accurate) way to permanently fix the l...
by WingAdmin
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Manifold Boots
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Carb Manifold Boots

Some users have also repurposed GL1500 carb boots: How to replace discontinued GL1000 Carb Intake Boots with GL1500 parts
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades
Replies: 12
Views: 303

Re: 76 GL1000 Issues, Questions, Upgrades

Question: What is a good repair manual to buy? I found two online, one is Clymer the other one is Haynes, which one is better? Neither. Get the actual Honda service manual. Too many mistakes and omissions in both the Haynes and Clymer manuals. http://www.helminc.com/helm/product2.asp?class_2=AHC&St...
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 High Beam bulb change
Replies: 18
Views: 4514

Re: GL1800 High Beam bulb change

Changing high beam bulbs on a GL1800 requires some disassembly, patience and tricks. I have used dowels, small flexible tubing and three different long reach needle nose pliers. I will offer that LED or HID is actually easier IMHO as they have a wire harness "tail" to help wag the dog rather than j...
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake issues.....
Replies: 24
Views: 736

Re: Brake issues.....

Whoa. I missed that you had used DOT 5. You're going to have two potential problems there. First, if the original brake fluid was not COMPLETELY flushed from the entire braking system (i.e. not even the slightest remnant of DOT3/4 fluid anywhere), then adding DOT5 will cause you problems. This means...
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hearing aids and intercom
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Hearing aids and intercom

Most of the helmet headsets use relatively large speakers with equally large voice coils. If you switch the hearing aids to "telephone mode" where they pick up the audio signal from the magnetic field of the voice coil rather than using their microphones, it should pick up the sound from the headset...
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2020 GL1800 Changes
Replies: 22
Views: 3323

Re: New 2020 GL1800 Changes

Twenty minutes later I was on the phone with the dealer telling him that the bike was violently bottoming out on any and all imperfections in the road. He told me that I simply needed to hand adjust the rear suspension, which I have done at least a dozen times now. The bike is indeed much smaller a...
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 702

Re: Painting the 1500

You might want to adhere a piece of ABS under where those bolts go through the trunk lid to hold that luggage rack on. That will give it a lot more support and resistance to cracking in the future. You can see how I did this on my 1500 here: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=690
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch lever feeling off
Replies: 14
Views: 1316

Re: Clutch lever feeling off

I have an 87 Goldwing aspencade,,,, I had shop tuner it up really good two years ago,, all fluids, timing belt, etc.... anyways,, does it have an adjustment on the clutch?? When I pull in the lever it does NOT engage till its 75% pulled in leaving me about 3/4" to do my shifting.... suggestions??? ...
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 GL 1200 I lower bolt for saddle bags
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: 1986 GL 1200 I lower bolt for saddle bags

I think the bolt you're asking about is this one?

Missing frame bolt
Missing frame bolt

If so, it is an M8 x 16mm flange bolt, part number 95701-08016-00

I don't recall for 100% sure, but I believe these to be 1.25mm thread pitch.
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Manually add air to suspension 1982 Aspencade
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: Manually add air to suspension 1982 Aspencade

Update: I put in a switch inline with the battery, directly to the compressor. The compressor works but doesn't fill anything. Weird thing is it did do some filling last night, directly to the battery. Does anyone know if the front/back /increase/decrease buttons need power to control the valves? I...
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Air bubbles in both brake reservoirs
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Air bubbles in both brake reservoirs

Cloudy fluid can be from moisture. There are lots of synthetic DOT3 brake fluids, but I think what you're asking is if you can use DOT5, which is non-hydroscopic (doesn't absorb moisture from the air). And the answer to that is an unqualified NO. DOT5 is silicone based, and can play havoc with the r...
by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 30
Views: 732

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

I spent some time yesterday trying to figure out how I might livestream video and audio from my system...


by WingAdmin
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best GL1800 Maintenance DVD
Replies: 13
Views: 1046

Re: Best GL1800 Maintenance DVD

VLC is not part of Windows, and the link to the version of VLC above is a limited version that won't play DVD's or Blu-Ray discs, because it does not contain the decryption algorithm. You can get the full version of VLC (it's free), which will play just about anything, here: https://www.videolan.org...
by WingAdmin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another radio mod
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Another radio mod

I've never actually used my radio cover! I just let the rain come down (and boy, have I ridden in some rain...)
by WingAdmin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake issues.....
Replies: 24
Views: 736

Re: Brake issues.....

The brakes on the 2000 GL1500SE (which is what I have) are more than capable for the bike. You can (and I have) lock up both the front and rear wheels. It's a heavy bike, so it takes longer to stop, of course. Stainless braided brake lines help brake feel immeasureably. Locking up the wheels is not...
by WingAdmin
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: need help getting nut off the Transmission
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: need help getting nut off the Transmission

You can buy a tool for it, but I'd probably just go buy a cheap deep-well socket and grind it into shape, like I did to make this steering stem bearing nut removal tool:

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Did you have a timing belt break?