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by WingAdmin
Thu Dec 01, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding Rudy's LidKeepers to my GL1100
Replies: 23
Views: 14699

Re: Adding Rudy's LidKeepers to my GL1100

Rudy (Ric)'s son tried to take over the business as a going concern after his father passed, but there wasn't enough business to do it as a full-time gig - and it was too much to do as part-time, so he had to give it up.
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel gone on a 1997 gl 1500
Replies: 19
Views: 220

Re: fuel gone on a 1997 gl 1500

That's why I asked if the tank was dry. If the tank is completely empty, then you can rule out everything downstream: pump, hoses, whatever - because even if you were pumping the fuel straight overboard, it wouldn't *completely* empty the tank, as the fuel pickup screen is not right against the bott...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to: WET hands in DRY GLOVES?
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: How to: WET hands in DRY GLOVES?

I've had this problem before, on a cold, wet day. I let the bike idle, and held my hands in the hot exhaust to dry them out. :)
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Scratchy Windshield
Replies: 9
Views: 878

Re: Scratchy Windshield

Acrylic is harder, and breaks if flexed too far, or on impact. It will shatter into sharp shards if hit, something like glass. It can be scratched, but if not too deep, these can usually be polished out. Polycarbonate is softer, and flexes and can maintain impact without breaking. Because it is soft...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel gone on a 1997 gl 1500
Replies: 19
Views: 220

Re: fuel gone on a 1997 gl 1500

Here's what I've done to diagnose this in the past. I used a testing tool like this: https://www.amazon.com/OBDMONSTER-Universal-Automotive-Detector-Machines/dp/B07P9VNC3H It's actually intended to find leaks in intake or exhausts, but it works great for fuel as well. You put it in the neck of the (...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel gone on a 1997 gl 1500
Replies: 19
Views: 220

Re: fuel gone on a 1997 gl 1500

Put gas in it, after setting for a while gas is gone and the fuel tank is not leaking it has pressure in tank but sign of gas on floor. If the gas is disappearing and you're seeing evidence of gas on the floor, then yes, the tank is leaking. Look first at the gasket on the fuel level float sensor o...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 29, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roof GL1800
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Roof GL1800

Roof...and that, uh, trunk? What do you think of this custom Wing? :D

GL1800 Custom
GL1800 Custom

by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Not able to read my LCD screen.
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Not able to read my LCD screen.

It's surface mounted components, you could have a small crack in solder that closes up when it gets warm, and opens when it cools off. If nothing else is working, you could try putting it in a small oven at 450F for a few minutes, which will melt the solder. Then open it and let it cool before touch...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Accident looked like minor damage
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: Accident looked like minor damage

I now have 3 videos I can't upload too here? I put the cover and coolant in the bike and started it up and there's a ticking sound. It sounds like it's coming from behind the plastic timing belt cover. As i said I have a video with sound, but it won't come up when I click on the add files icon. I w...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: both tires sit on ground when on center stand
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: both tires sit on ground when on center stand

A common cause of this is corrosion in the center stand mounts, where they weaken and bend. Have a look at where the center stand pivot mounts to the bike and see if you can see corrosion or bending.
by WingAdmin
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: wrist surgery follow-up
Replies: 4
Views: 144

Re: wrist surgery follow-up

So sorry to hear this Stuart. I hope you aren't in too much pain.

I'd suggest posting an ad post (with pictures!) in the For Sale forum, it will get a lot more visibility there.
by WingAdmin
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Antenna mount
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Antenna mount

I found this antenna mount on eBay and from the pic I can not tell how to use it anyone familar with it It bolts onto the trunk frame: https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/Rear_Shocks/Rear_Shocks02.jpg https://goldwingdocs.com/images/HowTo/Rear_Shocks/Rear_Shocks03.jpg The antenna wire snakes out ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 GL1000
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: 78 GL1000

GoldWingrGreg wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:47 am Thank you :)

Any other web pages that has lots 1st gen parts ???
PartsnMore was always my go-to for my 1100, and they have 1000 parts as well: https://partsnmore.com/
by WingAdmin
Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cyclemax New Website
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Cyclemax New Website

As someone who does eCommerce web sites for a living (but on MUCH larger sites than the Cyclemax site - I work on sites with 100,000+ items and millions of dollars of revenue), I can say that the transition to the new site is a DISASTER. The MOST important asset you have as an ecommerce vendor is yo...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 22, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery brake part
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Mystery brake part

Spot-on, thanks!! I have the bushing, just not the pivot. You could spend a month's salary on little parts like this, they add up fast. Fortunately I think I have a guy that can make one. On a related note, could you explain how the anti-dive mechanism works? When you get on the brakes, the top cal...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 22, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery brake part
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Mystery brake part

That is the anti-dive piston that the caliper screws into. Anti-Dive.png In the piston is a hole, and a nylon bushing goes into that hole. It is round on the outside (to fit into the hole in the piston) and oblong on the inside (to allow the pivot collar some free play): Piston.jpg The part number f...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Any adverse effect using reverse A LOT for a sidecar?
Replies: 9
Views: 380

Re: Any adverse effect using reverse A LOT for a sidecar?

How is it over current protected? Does just a fuse blow? Or is there other things involved. I might need to know how to repair it in the very near future. ;) Using reverse takes about 80A to operate which will run the battery down a bit. So if you were to back into the garage and shut down, the bat...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 111
Views: 11798

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

offcenter wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 11:22 pm
WingAdmin wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:20 pm I am set for wood glue for many years to come.....
I wonder how long that stuff will keep.
I'm guessing it will go bad before you use it all up.
At least when I DO use it, I'm not being conservative. :)
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 21, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Death Wobble at low speed (gl1200 sei)
Replies: 34
Views: 1390

Re: Death Wobble at low speed (gl1200 sei)

But I have an 86! So that wont work for me, also, curious, we found a lot of evidence that the bearings were replaced prior inside the hub, perhaps an attempt to fix this problem before? More and more I'm esitmating that the odometer on my dash is not correct... To top it off, the steel bushing ins...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Leaky heads? Yikes!
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: Leaky heads? Yikes!

It's pretty common for the water pump seals to leak a few drops of coolant when it gets really cold out. Check to see if that's where it's coming from, and migrating across. My 1100 did this every year, even after I replaced the water pump and seals. As soon as spring came around and it warmed up, t...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spam private messages
Replies: 0
Views: 99

Spam private messages

For the first time ever, we had a spammer join the site, and then start sending hundreds of spam private messages to our members. I caught them pretty quickly, banned them, deleted their account and all of their spam. I would ask that if you EVER receive spam private messages from someone, that you ...
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Upgrade alternator/dogbone fuse
Replies: 28
Views: 1478

Re: Upgrade alternator/dogbone fuse

Steve2458 wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 10:56 am Is it normal for the alternator to charge at 12.5 at idle. It jumps up to 14.0 volts at 1200 rpm. Not having any issues with the bike
For a stock alternator, yes.

For a higher output aftermarket alternator, no. My Compufire charges at 13.8 at idle.
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 111
Views: 11798

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I once ordered a bottle of wood glue from Amazon. This is what I received:

My Amazon Glue order
My Amazon Glue order

They charged me for one bottle of glue.

I am set for wood glue for many years to come.....
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: draining out old gas
Replies: 14
Views: 2592

Re: draining out old gas

Rambozo wrote: Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:47 am Jump the fuel pump and remove the line and you can pump out the old fuel.
1100's have an engine-driven mechanical fuel pump, so nothing to jumper. :)

I've used that method on my 1500, but for the 1100, you need to siphon out the old fuel.
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 20, 2022 12:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ineffective Armor in Motorcycle Gear
Replies: 2
Views: 495

Ineffective Armor in Motorcycle Gear

It's a real scandal the quality of motorcycle riding gear that is sold here in North America. Compared to European gear, our stuff is built to a price point, and the quality shows - both in construction and selection of poor quality protective armor contained within it. In this video I talk about th...