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by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Solenoid bypass to starter shorting with frame.
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: Solenoid bypass to starter shorting with frame.

When I bypassed the solenoid to diagnose the starter I found my starter is grounded to the frame. I connected the positive lead to the + post of the starter. I then tried to connect - lead to the frame. It sparked like a direct short. Has anyone experienced this?? Are you sure it's a direct short? ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: From plugs to plug wires
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: From plugs to plug wires

There could be a number of things contributing to the rapid corrosion. First off, if it is not sealed from air, and it gets heat in there, it will accelerate the rate of corrosion rapidly. Oxygen + heat = corrosion. If it gets wet, that can also accelerate the corrosion. If what gets it wet is acidi...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long Way Up
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Long Way Up

I loved these series. And the books. I read the books, I saw the series. The Long Way Round book was AMAZING, and goes into far more detail about what happened on that amazing trip than the series did. The second Long Way Down book was...less good. It was obviously ghost-written, and not well. The s...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: From plugs to plug wires
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: From plugs to plug wires

The green is corrosion on the copper wire. Those wires are done.
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Don't shoot me for posting this please
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Don't shoot me for posting this please

Don't blame YouTube for that one. Whoever owns the rights to the original song is the one who forced them to remove it. Technically, it is a parody, so it is protected, but in today's world, technology doesn't understand such things, so they fix it with a big hammer.
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 19, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Bluetooth in for music
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: GL1500 Bluetooth in for music

I have tried different things to have Bluetooth to my 1500 ... the best that I have tried and it works so well and isn't that expense ... got it from Amazon.. I receive phone calls and listen to music and get GPS directions all on my hardwire headset through the radio using my iPhone ... the link i...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Pump failure
Replies: 60
Views: 854

Re: Fuel Pump failure

You guys are really jamming up my brain. :? I just told crystal pistol that I found out before that by opening the gas cap there is no more fuel flow up the line and it's not pressurized anymore. To me that should solve the problem. Unless the carbs floats are stuck, then no gas should get into the...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Volume gain in the GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Re: Volume gain in the GL1500

That is VR304, it is the AVC Gain trimpot. All it does is adjust the bias of the automatic gain control. It doesn't actually give you more power. By turning it up you basically are telling the radio that you're riding fast even when you're not, so the automatic gain turns itself up sooner. You can g...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebars
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Handlebars

Your limitation is going to be the Hydraulic hoses and the throttle cables. Impossible, no, difficult, yes. You maybe able to find someone to make you new hoses and cables, but it will not be cheap. I put custom bars on my 84, but they are fully adjustable and I was able to adjust them to get the c...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bike Lift Advice in the UK please
Replies: 10
Views: 169

Re: Bike Lift Advice in the UK please

I have a steel version of one of those hydraulic lifts. It is close to its limit lifting my GL1500, in terms of the hydraulic cylinder. The frame is relatively stiff and not close to deforming, but its rigidity is based on the orthogonal angled pieces that make up the lift arms and cradle. Any signi...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 15, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Shipment Delays
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Re: Shipment Delays

I'd like to say that things are improving...but they're not. The good news, most of the packages we shipped in early December have finally been delivered. We still show packages from late December that have yet to be delivered and also have yet to be scanned in the system anywhere. Packages shipped ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Awful Quite
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Awful Quite

I was curious about this - so I had a look. Traffic on the site is pretty much identical to this time last year:

Site traffic. Blue is this year, orange is last year.
Site traffic. Blue is this year, orange is last year.

January and February are ALWAYS the slowest months of the year on the site, it always tends to get a bit quiet.

The spikes, of course, are when the newsletter comes out.
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 difficult to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: GL 1500 difficult to start?

I have a 350 CCA AGM battery. No problem with cranking over the engine. I also charge the battery, every couple of weeks during the Winter. So turning over the engine is no problem. I understand about fuel taking time to get to carb. Guess I will just have to start it every couple of weeks during t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tube 17465-MN5-000 alternative
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Tube 17465-MN5-000 alternative

Thanks for the tip! I thought the tube was pressurised... T Nope! Air gets drawn in through the filter, then through that hose and into the PAIR solenoid valves. So the pressure in that hose is the same as ambient air pressure - the only thing separating the air in that hose from the outside world ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Seeking expert spark plug readers.
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Seeking expert spark plug readers.

You could also check: "How to 'read' spark plugs"
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tube 17465-MN5-000 alternative
Replies: 3
Views: 163

Re: Tube 17465-MN5-000 alternative

It's only handling unpressurized air, so pretty much anything will work. I'd just buy a piece of generic hose (I think it's 5.5mm? Might want to measure it to be sure) along with a 90 degree elbow. Cut the hose in two, stick the elbow in between, and fit it in place.
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Neutral light on dash not lighting up
Replies: 21
Views: 4711

Re: Neutral light on dash not lighting up

When it comes to electrical problems, once in a rare while, an accidental "fix" (i.e. "hey, it fixed itself") will stay fixed.

But in my experience, 95% of the time, the problem will return. Usually at the most inopportune moment.
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 12, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Reviving an ‘83 GL1100A
Replies: 34
Views: 995

Re: Reviving an ‘83 GL1100A

Wingovations sells stainless stell replacement pistons that will never corrode: http://wingovations.com/stainless-steel ... 4588600239
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 difficult to start?
Replies: 6
Views: 203

Re: GL 1500 difficult to start?

The carburetors are vented. So when the bike sits, fuel left sitting in the carburetor float bowls evaporate. When you go to start it, it doesn't start because there's no fuel in the carburetors - so no fuel getting to the engine. It can take 10-20 seconds of cranking for the fuel pump to pump enoug...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: No More Sales to the UK
Replies: 0
Views: 75

No More Sales to the UK

UK Customers: We apologize, but we are no longer shipping to the United Kingdom. The UK has demanded that as of January 1, 2021, all international sellers must collect 20% VAT for all purchases being shipped to the UK. To do this, we must open a UK tax account, submit quarterly payments and tax ret...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: End of an era: Haynes/Chilton
Replies: 10
Views: 274

Re: End of an era: Haynes/Chilton

I have the books, either Chilton or Haynes, for every vehicle I have ever owned except for my first one, a 54 Chevy. They were simple enough that with a screwdriver and a paper clip you could get it home. Think my next "new" vehicle will be a 53 Chevy pickup. With all the garbage they put on them n...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: vin gl 1500 88rok wersja europa
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: vin gl 1500 88rok wersja europa

mam inną tabliczkę , i na główce ramy też taki nr :?: 20210109_011111.jpg20210109_011301.jpg I have a different plate, and on the head of the frame also this number:?: That looks to be the frame number? There should be a sticker near the front on the frame, on the right side. Interestingly, we had ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: dash lights
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: dash lights

ok im back again still looking for info on aspencade dash light change has any one put blue leds in their dash and do you have pics of what it looks like if im going to all the work to get my instrament panel out i would like to see what it is going to look like first any info would be great also s...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: End of an era: Haynes/Chilton
Replies: 10
Views: 274

End of an era: Haynes/Chilton

There used to be two generic repair manual publishers: Haynes and Chilton. I was always partial to Haynes, and had them for all of my cars. Haynes was started by John Haynes in 1960. Haynes bought Chilton a number of years ago. John Haynes passed away last year, and the Haynes company was sold to In...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: vin gl 1500 88rok wersja europa
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: vin gl 1500 88rok wersja europa

Google translates this as: i bought gl1500 europe version in sweden. has a weird vin no, only 11 characters, starts with SC222 ******. I can't find anywhere to identify him I think you are not seeing the whole VIN. It should start with 1HFSC222: Myślę, że nie widzisz całego numeru VIN. Powinien zacz...