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by WingAdmin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in hot weather
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: Riding in hot weather

The residents of the southern end of the Silver State will be suffering along with us. Welcome to our two really good weeks of summer - a tad tardy, but still here. EcpRZqAUMAEyW2J.png I remember living and working in Vegas through a summer like that. I shifted to living during the night, when it w...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in hot weather
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: Riding in hot weather

before all these cooling vests etc were invented, we used to stop at rest stops and soak our shirts, then ride till they dried. Repeat. This of course does hinder ATGATT. I've done that before as well. I recall riding home from Wing Ding in Fort Wayne in 2012, almost exactly eight years go today. I...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump replacement questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Fuel pump replacement questions...

bofler wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Thanks for the clarification! I really was having trouble understanding from the way it was worded. So, those spacers (#2 and #7) should replaced with new ones?
Ideally, yes.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Side stand switch issues
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Side stand switch issues

$20, one left in stock: https://goldwingdocs.com/Store/New-Used-Goldwing-Parts.asp?ShowItem=172 The switch actually has two switches inside it: One to inhibit the starter, and one to light up the light on the dash. That's why you were seeing the behavior you were - only one of the two switches was m...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Can I amplify the GPS antenna?
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Can I amplify the GPS antenna?

It is already amplified. That's why GPS antennas are a "lump" and not just a wire. There's all kinds of circuitry in there that receives and amplifies the GPS signal, then downconverts the frequency to a frequency that can be transmitted along coax, before amplifying it once again and sending it alo...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: ****PLEASE HELP****Removing muffler to get to Final Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: ****PLEASE HELP****Removing muffler to get to Final Drive

Gator Grip, all the way. I've used one on this plug before, and it took it right off when a regular socket just spun.

https://www.amazon.com/Professional-Sel ... B00008K2TF
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

Re: Clutch slipping

Hello. Wy write mobil it self on there product description the following: • Mobil 1 High Mileage is not recommended for 2-Cycle or aviation engines, unless specifically approved by the manufacturer. You can read it an mobile.com / products etc..... Best regards Georg And the GL1500 engine is neithe...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 ECM, Alternators and Batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: GL1500 ECM, Alternators and Batteries

This thought crossed my mind. :idea: In lieu of all of the ongoing alternator issues. I used to think that upgrading a battery from a OEM battery to a improved design battery was a good move. Then... I remember a service bulletin referencing the idea and the (sometime) problem it created. Seems tha...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump replacement questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Fuel pump replacement questions...

Sorry if I'm completely missing something here. In the article it says this: "There is a black spacer in between the two, and that is needed to put everything together again so don't damage it. If it's stuck, use a gasket scraper rather than a screwdriver to pop it loose. When you order the pump, o...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lets talk dogbone fuse
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Lets talk dogbone fuse

The High output alternators will NEVER be outputting max power on a Goldwing, the point of having one is to have GOOD output at Idle RPM. The regulator in the alternator will keep the amperage throttled back so that it is only outputting what the bike needs, generally around 30 amps. The nice thing...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loose throttle housing
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Loose throttle housing

I might be crazy. I may be way up on the alcohol intake since covid started... I however seem to recall a plastic dot on the control housing with a matching divot on the handlebars that would positively locate the controls. CrystalPistol mentioned this. I expect that if the dot were to be ignored a...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Starter issue....
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: GL1500 Starter issue....

Could be the contacts on either starter relay A or B. If the contacts are starting to pit and wear, you could get a closure where it arcs and partially (or completely) insulates (a click) one time, and a closure where it arcs and closes properly (a start) another. Eventually you'll get to a point wh...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 aspencade radio
Replies: 8
Views: 222

Re: 1986 aspencade radio

steppin stone wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:29 pm
well I guess tomorrow my day off I will be disassembling the bike and chasing wires and cleaning all the grounds hopefully I won't have too search to long..
Look first at the ground connection for the power amplifier (located below the left fairing cubby pocket).
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 4968

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

What I dont understand is we have had a lot of ther viruses worse that this one and we never bent the knee to it. Well you are entitled to your opinion as well as I. So I have just cancelled my room reservation. Take care and enjoy. It's a novel virus - meaning it's never been seen in humans before...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump replacement questions...
Replies: 8
Views: 130

Re: Fuel pump replacement questions...

I've read the DIY article, but I'm not sure what gaskets are needed for the replacement. Does it have a gasket on each side of that spacer that should be replaced? There are no gaskets, just the spacer: H83GL1100A05.gif https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/cyclemax/showmodel.asp?Type=13&make=ho...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 4968

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Not true. Ohio has mandated masks in all public areas in 7 counties (including mine), under existing public health law, non-compliance is punishable with a misdemeanor and up to $750 fine. Too little, too late, in my opinion. I have to say, speaking as someone who has spent weeks ill from this virus...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in hot weather
Replies: 22
Views: 462

Re: Riding in hot weather

Anything above 90 degrees, and I'm wearing my Polar Vest Phase Change Cooling Vest. Best thing I've ever bought for hot weather riding. Makes riding in any temperature bearable.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

Re: Clutch slipping

Hello. Yes, in this case you're right. What i'll say is, the MOBIL Oil is basically not suitable for Engines with in Oil running clutches. Best regards Georg Not true. The 10W40 High Mileage Mobil 1 shown at the top of this thread is an excellent oil for GL1500's, and works extremely well with the ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb cleaning and rebuild
Replies: 1
Views: 79

Re: Carb cleaning and rebuild

You can still get them new from Honda. You can see it here:

https://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.co ... COMPONENTS
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3495

Re: Painting the 1500

I like your fan/filter idea, I may build one of these the next time I need to do some painting in my garage.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 1359

Re: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild

The accelerator pump is temperature compensated in cool/cold temps it passes more fuel for a better shot to aid driveability concerns, in warm temps it is negligible shot. The operation of pump is covered in the '89 european service manual. We used to chill parts with Freon liquid for testing but r...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Light Not Lighting - Bulb OK
Replies: 12
Views: 628

Re: Low Fuel Light Not Lighting - Bulb OK

I finally got a chance to take the seat apart and check the blue-white cable. The light comes on when I first turn on the ignition, it comes on when I short the blue-white cable. The connection seemed solid enough, so I'm not convinced that it was 'loose' and that was causing it to fail. I know tha...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Unable to locate noise
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: Unable to locate noise

Sounds to me like universal joint. The bearings in the universal joint do fail over time. Symptoms are a low-frequency noise that you can feel/hear only when accelerating, or when decelerating hard. The more load on the driveline, the more you feel/hear it. Often you can feel it in the footpegs. The...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike hesitation after half throttle
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Bike hesitation after half throttle

For those checking this topic in the future, another common cause of this problem is a clogged fuel filter. It will pass enough fuel to run at lower loads, but at higher speeds, you end up literally "running out of gas" because the filter can't keep up with the required fuel flow.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting
Replies: 11
Views: 445

Re: Clutch stutter under hard acceleration/shifting

Wingadmin, do you think that the po might have put friction modified oil in it and then changed it after issues and this is just the residual? It's possible, it depends how long it was in there, and how it's soaked into the clutch plates. You might try a Seafoam treatment on the crankcase oil, foll...