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by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: odometer
Replies: 1
Views: 6

Re: odometer

Reset my trip-meter on my 1995 gl1500 and it stopped working. Speedo works fine (I replaced the speeddo cable 1 month ago) any thoughts? Make sure the reset knob popped all the way back out. Sometimes they can get sticky, especially if it is not perfectly aligned with the hole in the plastic. Just ...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goes forward when in reverse???
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Goes forward when in reverse???

Wingadmin if I am not mistaken, on 88 and 89 models the starter does not use its mount as a ground. It uses the relay B or reverse system to complete the ground. So there is a possibility of an electrical issue as well as a mechanical issue, in my opinion. I've not worked on one, but I got the impr...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Fork Oil Change

The fork cap is under pressure from the fork spring. If the fork springs are progressive in the parts bike, there will be pressure but the preload is only about 1 inch and it can be controlled easily. If the fork springs are OEM, my understanding is the caps will be under greater pressure and more ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goes forward when in reverse???
Replies: 8
Views: 189

Re: Goes forward when in reverse???

As mentioned, it's impossible to reverse the polarity to the starter motor, as it uses the engine block that the starter is mounted into as ground.

I've NEVER heard of this problem before, but it has to be mechanical, not electrical.
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 454

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Randakk has a forever filter, that you can wash out yourself. I did a review of it here: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=23125 I've had it in my GL1500 for four years now with zero problems. It's simple to clean out, and filters a LOT of dirt and particulates out of the fuel.
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 46
Views: 2800

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Scott, just to make sure I am ordering the right thing, is this what I need to buy from Electrical Connection to make mine like yours? I ask because it does not say for GL1500 Clear H4 LED Headlight Bulb Kit, Dual $109.95 Quantity 1 SKU: 01054 Categories: front lighting products, replacement bulbs ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: install radio amp
Replies: 4
Views: 53

Re: install radio amp

Completely different system, it might be possible for someone with electronics knowledge to get it to work with a GL1500...but it would be a LOT of work.
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why did he crash ?
Replies: 47
Views: 3626

Re: Why did he crash ?

I had heard the "refresh every X years" mantra a long time ago, but I listened to a podcast last week that was a two-part interview with the Director of the Snell research institute. He was talking about all the tests they do, the facts that they keep a sample helmet for every one they test, that t...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 62
Views: 2745

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

Many of those "brain bucket" helmets which are used to skirt by the law with just the bare minimum have almost zero shock-absorbing EPS layer and a bogus, forged DOT sticker on them. They are not legal for road use, but are used anyway. They tend to crack open upon impact, followed immediately by th...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Installing OEM Headlight
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Installing OEM Headlight

Leaving it like a tangled mess and trying to shove it in rarely works. I find it works best if you try to organize the wires somewhat, so that you have sections of wire all running the same way, as it then doesn't take up so much space.
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 141
Views: 8992

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

I found a few hours yesterday to edit, render and upload some videos yesterday. Here we are on Friday morning, through some fast sweepers on Route 78: CpclfjYT0fU Friday afternoon we are back out onto Route 78: a3k7tNucck8 Saturday after the gravel excursion and some lunch, we headed out onto Route ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: radio
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: radio

is there any where you can buy a oem radio for my 1997 GL1500a If Honda still sells them new (doubtful) you aren't going to want to pay the price, which was around $900 the last time I looked. You can find them used on eBay for around $450 or so - search for the part number, which is: 39100-MT8-771...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3773

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

We've had people posting pictures and videos and such on both this thread as well as the original announcement thread, so I'm going to move all the pictures/reports/videos into the other thread, and lock this one so nobody misses anything.
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires
Replies: 7
Views: 180

Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

All that said, I carry with me a miniature 12 volt air compressor for emergency tire refills. I can buy one of those for $30 or so, compared to the very high price of replacing the on-board compressor should it burn out. I use the on-board compressor for adjusting shocks only.
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rain shut down my bike.
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Rain shut down my bike.

Clean out the plug well drains as mentioned, and I would then start the bike up at night, then take a mister filled with water and start spraying in and around the engine - particularly the coils and spark plug wires. If you have a crack in a coil or plug wire, you'll start seeing sparks at the loca...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 randomly stalling
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: GL1000 randomly stalling

I recently started driving my GL1000 after it has been standing for over 10 years. I rebuild the carbs and synchronized them and the bike starts and runs fine. However sometimes when the engine is at operating temperature the bike stalls when I stop for a traffic light. I have to keep the throttle ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 46
Views: 2800

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

After having had the pleasure of being on a couple of rides with Scott during the 2nd Annual Gathering, I can strongly attest that his current lights are very bright, but for some reason not offensively so. If you crouch down to where the lights actually focus their beams, you would find that they ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gorilla Glue
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: Gorilla Glue

You can sand it down if it expands out farther than you wanted.

You can also sand it (carefully) off your skin if you were not so careful in applying it.
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cleaning out old wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Cleaning out old wiring

Found many wires that dead ended, not connected to anything. A previous owner had Ring of Fire and saddle bag side lights hooked up to a handle bar mounted switch. Most of the switches were bad, so it looks like the solution was to start trying to run separate circuits...what a mess. All these wire...
by WingAdmin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500,89
Replies: 11
Views: 297

Re: GL 1500,89

The consumption of my bike is 5.0-6.5 lt/100km, according to the last 2 year records. I've never gotten that kind of mileage! 5.0 l/100km works out to 56 mpg, 6.5 l/100km is 44 mpg. I get 40-45 mpg, which is from 6.3 to 7.0 l/100 km. Wingadmin I think your lt/100km calculation is not correct. 35mpg...
by WingAdmin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo Down
Replies: 16
Views: 408

Re: Speedo Down

Someone did it for the 1200 already: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=30864
by WingAdmin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 16
Views: 2186

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

Great review, very appropriate topic!!! Regarding the "I wouldn't mind if it was a bit darker" comment, , , will the Arai and HJC allow the deployment of the internal sunshade to combine BOTH sun/UV blocking features??? My HJC IS-Max2 internal shade rides just above my nose and curves like a pair o...
by WingAdmin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

If that thing has real pulse jets, it has to be louder than hell. Been looking up stuff, Jim Bede never actually used pulse jets, although he did use conventional jet engines. I think "Pulse" was just a name. I think the helicopters with jets on the rotor tips actually used ram jets, not pulse jets...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

Oh, looks like he's re-listed it, for the bargain price of $20,000:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Other-Mak ... 2924211670
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Pulse Jet Autocycle

Made from a GL1200, looks like he didn't get the price he was looking for, it got bid up to only $8900!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Other-Mak ... 2924211670