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by WingAdmin
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for Alternator, LActrical?
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Time for Alternator, LActrical?

Here is what I bought. It shipped from Macon Ga. which seems strange. I’ll know when it arrives. Dave 47D63995-29E0-469C-99B8-20550FC147A9.png Discount Starter and Alternator is actually a decent sized place, and they are based in Milledgeville, GA, which is not far at all from Macon (I used to liv...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Anti dive on front fork

I just changed the fork oil in mine (have schraders) with Honda 10 wt and it has a much smoother ride. Instead of pump air in the forks, I left them fully extended then installed the schraders. Haven’t had a chance to check the pressure, I left the Progressive air pump in my RV. If you add a 1/2 ou...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: FM Radio and CB Problems
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: FM Radio and CB Problems

The first thing I would do is check the integrity of the antenna cable, from the radio tuner out to the antenna. Make sure none of the connectors have come apart, and that the cable isn't pinched or cut anywhere along the way.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cruise control
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: cruise control

jjrroz wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:57 pm
Thanks for the heads up
Check this post:

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=44497#p270100
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '93 Cruise control issue
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: '93 Cruise control issue

From the service manual...












by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: rear brake vibration
Replies: 6
Views: 83

Re: rear brake vibration

The vast majority of time what people perceive as brake vibration or "warped rotors" is in fact brake lining material fused to the brake rotor. What happens: you come to a hard stop from high speed, holding the brakes on hard. You have now raised the temperature of your rotors as high as 800 degrees...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cruise control
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: cruise control

jjrroz wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:08 pm
I will have to start trouble shooting , thank you
The cruise control troubleshooting flowchart of the factory service manual is six pages long. If you are going to troubleshoot the cruise control, I would definitely not attempt it without that flowchart at hand.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: LED headlight bulbs

WingAdmin do you have any experience with superbright LED for DRL with turn signals in the front and run and brake lights in the rear? I put a set of these Superbright driving LEDs on my wife's bike. They are pretty bright and impressive. But nowhere near as good as these Superbright LEDs which are...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: LED headlight bulbs

I'm in the same catagory with Wingsconsin on LED headlights and current/voltage management of electrics on your bike. I have used HID and they produce excellent light and reduce your current consumption. I used the 35 watt HID's. But, they produce lots of heat and what I noticed was an increase in ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: brake fluid change
Replies: 7
Views: 210

Re: brake fluid change

I found that the gravity feed method works great. Take the top off the resorvior, and connect a hose to the bleeder valve and put the other end in a jar or container to catch the fluid. Open the valve and as the fluid in the resorvior gets low add more to it, watch it until it runs clear, tighten t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cruise control
Replies: 10
Views: 168

Re: cruise control

Has anybody removed the cruise control unit off the 1500 for good, its a headache, too many problems I never have, and have never had any problem with the cruise control other than a small adjustment of the take-up on the actuator cable. It works perfectly, all of the time. What is the problem you'...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

Three feet of plastic tubing threaded on the stem, 1/4”? fill 2.5 feet of tubing, electric sander touching the tubing and valve stem runs it in pretty fast. I tried blowing it in and it just blew back out. It worked great to balance my car tire. Without it I had a peculiar weave at about 75-85 mph....
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire on Sidecar
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Austone Taxi Tire on Sidecar

If it would fit, I imagine it would be a good tire for both the sidecar AND the bike running the sidecar. Running without leaning (well, most of the time!) is its natural state, so I would think it would perform quite well for you.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike quits running
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Bike quits running

Add to that list a failed/failing master fuse. Remove the master fuse and check it for continuity OUT of the bike. The Bank angle sensor is easy to diagnose. If the engine shuts off like this again, first check that it will not start again. Then shut the ignition all the way off, wait a second, then...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500 LCD panel
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: gl1500 LCD panel

Hi all. My name is Glenn and I have been lurking for quite a while. Thank you for all the useful information. While I was researching repairs for a Instrument panel in my daughters Montecarlo I found a company that supplies replacement LCD panels for GL 1500's. Tanin Auto Electronix Located in Raci...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Anti dive on front fork

The threads are a standard machine thread, not tapered. The seal is provided by an O-ring on the schraeder valve: https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/GL1500_Fork_Oil/GL1500_Fork_Oil_19.jpg And incidentally, you can change your fork oil quickly and easily without removing the fork caps if you have ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low rpm squeal - 1500
Replies: 10
Views: 276

Re: Low rpm squeal - 1500

You also might want to check the timing belt tensioners. When bearings start to wear/fail on a rotating item such as those, they will typically make a noise (very distinct "bearing" noise) at lower RPM, but disappear at higher RPM.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Problem with Progressive 416 air shocks rotating on GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: Problem with Progressive 416 air shocks rotating on GL1500

I should update this thread. After a few months this exact same problem happened - no air pressure. I pulled the saddlebags off and the exact same thing had happened again, the shocks had rotated and the air line was sheared off. I actually fixed the problem with a workaround, that has worked now fo...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Design problem with 416 Progressive shocks - and how to fix it
Replies: 10
Views: 2368

Re: Design problem with 416 Progressive shocks - and how to fix it

Iv'e installed thes progressive shocks and altough i find the handling immensly better, they are rock hard and now iv'e a complaining spouse on the back. Is this permanent or will they soften up a bit after some time? I ride them with very low air pressure, but still........ Did i say that i love t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: oil dipstick top sheared off
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: oil dipstick top sheared off

SilverDave wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:31 pm
If you are really stuck :

https://www.saber-cycle.com/store/product1182.html

silverDave
Of course, don't expect it to last more than a few months or so before it too shears/breaks :lol: It is Saber Cycle, after all...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: electronic speedo
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: electronic speedo

Great! Let us know how it works for you. I imagine it will work for you for many years to come.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: warm intake tubes
Replies: 5
Views: 127

Re: warm intake tubes

Get yourself a new set of valve cover gaskets before you start, as at 70,000 miles, the old ones will likely crumble in your hands and won't be able to be reused.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '83 Aspencade Tach reads zero
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: '83 Aspencade Tach reads zero

DaveO has it right. There are two wires, Yellow/Blue and Yellow/Green going into the meter that are connected to the coil primaries. They supply pulses to the meter, which are counted/timed by the meter to generate the RPM. Check that you are seeing pulses there, and have connectivity from each wire...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: hondaline luggage keys
Replies: 25
Views: 1160

Re: hondaline luggage keys

I do not see a "final on the locks". I'm in the same situation as these folks were. I have a single, original key (#431) for my Hondaline luggage/saddlebags for my 1981 Honda GL1100. Where can I find blanks and what is the part number? I am relatively sure if I can find blanks, my local locksmith c...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Where to find final drive fill cap online
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Where to find final drive fill cap online

They are fairly common, as Honda used the same part on many different motorcycles. You can buy them new, still.