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by WingAdmin
Thu May 19, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing accessories on the handlebars
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Installing accessories on the handlebars

Be sure to replace the nylon spacers that Ram-Mount supplies with metal ones. Here we install custom made black ones instead. As time goes on, if you use the nylon ones, then continue to compress and eventually will cause the m/c to rock when being used. I had completely forgotten about that until ...
by WingAdmin
Thu May 19, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Won't start

I would pull the covers off the right side of the bike and see if you can localize the buzzing sound.
by WingAdmin
Thu May 19, 2022 11:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing accessories on the handlebars
Replies: 4
Views: 35

Re: Installing accessories on the handlebars

What I use is a reservoir-fastened RAM mount . You remove the two machine screws fastening either the left or right clutch or brake reservoir to the handlebar, and replace them with the machine screws supplied with this mount, fastening the mount in place at the same time. Then you can clamp any RAM...
by WingAdmin
Thu May 19, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Won't start
Replies: 4
Views: 43

Re: Won't start

1programer wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 1:18 pm My 1993 won't start. New battery. push start button lights dim nothing happens.
Are you getting a click from the right side of the bike when you hit the starter button?
by WingAdmin
Thu May 19, 2022 11:01 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter or Ammeter?
Replies: 4
Views: 34

Re: Voltmeter or Ammeter?

An ammeter certainly can be a nice piece of equipment. A direct current ammeter needs to be installed so that all current flows through it. A simplistic description is placing it in line between the battery and the battery cable. Since you want to see it from the riding position, you will need to m...
by WingAdmin
Thu May 19, 2022 10:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding Glove Shopping
Replies: 3
Views: 37

Re: Riding Glove Shopping

I used to go through a pair of summer gloves EVERY year. That is, until I tried out the Rev'It Sand 3 gloves. Best gloves I've ever had, they're now five years old and show only the slightest amount of wear. So comfortable that I wear them even when it's really too cold for them. They are discontinu...
by WingAdmin
Tue May 17, 2022 10:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebars hitting windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Handlebars hitting windshield

It depends on the windshield. With my Tulsa Tall windshield, which is taller, wider and raked back more than OEM, the handlebars DO contact it at full lock in either direction - and that's with the handlebars correctly adjusted.
by WingAdmin
Tue May 17, 2022 10:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Q&A Episode 13
Replies: 0
Views: 18

Q&A Episode 13

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by WingAdmin
Mon May 16, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Are onboard GPS units worth it?
Replies: 78
Views: 3080

Re: Are onboard GPS units worth it?

That's totally outside the scope of this specific thread, but to briefly respond - no, CB's are worthless -unless - you are riding along with a group of other CB owners. As far as the general chit-chat of old, it no longer exists...unless you speak Spanish, that is. 8-) Maybe down there in Arizona,...
by WingAdmin
Mon May 16, 2022 12:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Chomp chomp chomp
Replies: 3
Views: 99

Re: Chomp chomp chomp

It's not just Honda, it's pretty much ALL vehicle manufacturers today.
by WingAdmin
Thu May 12, 2022 11:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock cylinder scratches - is it done for?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Air shock cylinder scratches - is it done for?

If the scratches are deep, you can do a rehab using J-B Weld . You mix up the J-B Weld, and work it into the scratch as well as you can. Wait for it to cure, then use a fine abrasive like emery paper or 1500 grit sandpaper to polish back to the chrome again. This leaves the chrome shiny and clean, a...
by WingAdmin
Thu May 12, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best New Tires for a 99 Aspencade???
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Best New Tires for a 99 Aspencade???

I too have been using Avons almost exclusively for many years. They're great tires, hold and handle well, and last a long time.
by WingAdmin
Thu May 12, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Q&A video Episode 12
Replies: 0
Views: 42

Q&A video Episode 12

For anyone who missed it:



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by WingAdmin
Thu May 12, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: LED FEEDBACK
Replies: 16
Views: 1337

Re: LED FEEDBACK

I actually covered this question on this week's video:



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by WingAdmin
Wed May 11, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2013 Stereo Volume
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: 2013 Stereo Volume

Does the radio maintain its memory presets when the bike is shut off? If the radio battery backup fuse is blown, it can cause limiting of maximum sound output levels.
by WingAdmin
Wed May 11, 2022 3:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New ECM and Fuel Pump
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: New ECM and Fuel Pump

I have a 1993 GL1500 Aspencade. After riding 300-400 miles in a day with a group… the next day it would only die after starting. I just put a new fuel pump in the bike from Allballsracing prior to the big ride. After diagnosing that the fuel pump had no power I realized the ecm went bad. I have ord...
by WingAdmin
Wed May 11, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Inner Wire Ring Retaining Clip Removal
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Inner Wire Ring Retaining Clip Removal

Yes, have the bike on the center stand so there is no weight on the front wheel, then push the seal down. It helps to have a flat blade screwdriver as well to hold the other end of the retaining clip, otherwise you just end up spinning it around and around in its channel. The trick is to get one end...
by WingAdmin
Mon May 09, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical relays
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Electrical relays

Scott (GoldWing Doc Admin) continues to mention electrical relays for sale for the 1500. I'm curious whether the 1800 (2008) have these same relays and would it be a good idea to keep a few of these relays onboard as spares? It seems the relays Scott sells are a much better relay than OEM No, the G...
by WingAdmin
Mon May 09, 2022 2:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 532
Views: 65346

Re: First time posters, say hello!

K2racer wrote: Mon May 09, 2022 9:06 am The owner has kindly serviced the bike with oil and spark plugs so what can possibly go wrong?
You had to ask the question, didn't you? :) Tempting fate with that one..... :lol:
by WingAdmin
Mon May 09, 2022 2:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1999 1500 with sidecar
Replies: 6
Views: 115

Re: 1999 1500 with sidecar

You will likely not experience a straight/smooth ride with any rig of any kind. Based on the dynamics of the road the bike always tends to pull one way or the other. you just have to find a happy medium. I always drove mine with the idea of letting a thoroughbread run. loose hands and if it wiggles...
by WingAdmin
Mon May 09, 2022 8:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does my radio needs replacing ?
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Does my radio needs replacing ?

Check the antenna cable. If it has come disconnected, you will see exactly the symptoms you're experiencing.
by WingAdmin
Mon May 09, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse not engaging
Replies: 5
Views: 148

Re: Reverse not engaging

Definitely check that the lever is seated fully back. When the reverse switches start to fail, the main symptom is that the reverse handle has to be FIRMLY pulled back in order for it to engage.
by WingAdmin
Mon May 09, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock cylinder scratches - is it done for?
Replies: 8
Views: 224

Re: Air shock cylinder scratches - is it done for?

Rambozo wrote: Sun May 08, 2022 4:36 pm You have to remember it's a 28 year old bike. It's going to cost you to keep it. Just like a 28 year old car. Or something really expensive, a 28 year old wife. :lol:
OK, that made me really laugh out loud!! :lol: :lol:
by WingAdmin
Mon May 09, 2022 8:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Overpants
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Overpants

I've been wearing Olympia gear for years. I have their AirGlide overpants. They have solid Cordura where it counts (seat, knees, hips, etc) and mesh panels everywhere else. Extremely durable, mine are many years old, and still work like new. I like the big thigh pockets, too. They also have waterpro...
by WingAdmin
Mon May 09, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire bead breaker
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Tire bead breaker

Never used one like that one, I have one of the red Harbor Freight ones, works well enough for me. https://www.harborfreight.com/bead-breaker-92961.html It is on clearance now, so may not be available around you. image_25063.jpg Looks like it would work a little better than what I have since it wil...