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by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Nuts bolts and screws
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Nuts bolts and screws

I take lots of pictures, and when possible, I will take the fastener and put it back in the hole where it lives, loosely. For instance, remove four fasteners, remove the panel or whatever that the fasteners were holding, then put the four fasteners back in their screw holes just a few threads in. Th...
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittently boggs down
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Intermittently boggs down

Bogging down at highway speeds is almost always a fuel flow issue - as in, not enough fuel. Particularly if it's at higher speeds, uphill, or against the wind (where the engine is under more load and requires more fuel). The typical restrictions are the fuel pump screen and the fuel filter. I would ...
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: air deflectors won't stay in place
Replies: 2
Views: 71

Re: air deflectors won't stay in place

MikeB wrote: Mon Aug 15, 2022 2:21 pm Try using Nylon washers.
I was going to say the same thing, I have nylon washers on mine, and they hold them fine.
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 16, 2022 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Would you run this rear rotor?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Would you run this rear rotor?

Are you having to press HARDER, or is the brake pedal/lever travelling FURTHER before you get a response?

So the pads and rotor are in good shape. If you haven't already flushed/bled the brakes, that would be my first step, followed by a rebuild of the master cylinder and caliper.
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 16, 2022 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

If the brakes are stuck on, the cause is usually a plugged return port in the master cylinder. Have a look here: viewtopic.php?p=13777#p13777
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Love it when the previous owner leaves off part of the frame!!
Replies: 2
Views: 87

Re: Love it when the previous owner leaves off part of the frame!!

That cross piece you fabricated is far stronger than the OEM piece, which is just a thin-walled tube with crimped ends. You can just barely see it on the lower left of this picture:

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by WingAdmin
Mon Aug 15, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Independent mechanic in NE Ohio?
Replies: 2
Views: 68

Re: Independent mechanic in NE Ohio?

100%, call up Kevin at Accurate Cycle Service, he specializes in Goldwings: https://goldwingdocs.com/Vendors/Accura ... ervice_891
by WingAdmin
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working
Replies: 24
Views: 9856

Re: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working

Can someone please post some pics w the SPDT relay wired in???? Wiring is not my strong point and I am getting tired of ripping my seat on and off for test runs.... I am sure others would be greatly interested in these pics as well!!!! Thank you The best place to get to this wire is at C33, which d...
by WingAdmin
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spdt relay intalled pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Spdt relay intalled pictures

There is a thread posted here by the Admin about how his cruise stopped working when he installed LED lights He posted a wiring diagram on how he added the relay to provide ground All well and good but I can't seem to make it work I am looking for someone who has istalled this to post a pic so I ca...
by WingAdmin
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:26 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!
Replies: 33
Views: 16250

Re: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!

Great video - completely new to Goldwings so oil checks are a good place to start. For some reason I thought the swingarm/drive gear had it's own oil that needed to be changed separately? Anyway good to have that cleared up. :idea: The final drive does have its own oil, you can read about it here: ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Aug 11, 2022 9:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a 1993 GL1500
Replies: 10
Views: 227

Re: Buying a 1993 GL1500

I just took it for a real test drive without my wife on back. Took it to 95mph and id went into a wobble, tried it 3 times, same thing. I guess the fork bearings are getting worn or loose. Does that sound about right? I think I'll opt out on the purchase. Bummer Bike with trailer for $3,500 Greg Th...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 10, 2022 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Transmission stuck/not shifting down
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Transmission stuck/not shifting down

I agree, it sounds like an electronic control failure. It's not uncommon for electronics to fail only when they exceed a certain temperature. The gobbledegook you're seeing on the screen also supports this.
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trade floorboards for OEM pegs
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Trade floorboards for OEM pegs

just a question...what do you not like about the floorboards? The scrape when you lean in corners, but more importantly, they encourage the "stomping" of the shifter, which bends shift forks, and the "riding" of the shifter (resting your foot on it) which wears shift forks. Both...
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 09, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Center stand
Replies: 14
Views: 196

Re: Center stand

Here's a couple videos I created:



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by WingAdmin
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM Tool Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: OEM Tool Tray

landisr wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:09 pm The tool tray on my '76 is cracked on the bottom. Probably too much stuff tucked in there. Does anyone know whether it is made of ABS plastic like the body panels? I'm thinking yes, but I thought I would check with the experts here.

TIA. Ron in AZ
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by WingAdmin
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM Tool Tray
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: OEM Tool Tray

The tool tray may be ABS, but don't believe the body panels are. Drop some acetone or nail polish remover on the tool tray. If it softens, it's ABS. I've repaired cracks in ABS panels by drizzling acetone into the cracks and holding them together snugly. All the body panels on all Goldwings ever ma...
by WingAdmin
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sixth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering, August 24 - 28, 2022, Elkins, WV, and the Monongahela National Forest Area
Replies: 124
Views: 6871

Re: Sixth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering, August 24 - 28, 2022, Elkins, WV, and the Monongahela National Forest Area

aclewer wrote: Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:46 pm Could you please add me to the list. First timer coming from Georgetown, Ontario, Canada. Hotel booked.
I grew up in Georgetown! :)
by WingAdmin
Mon Aug 08, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stabil seems to work then!
Replies: 6
Views: 158

Re: Stabil seems to work then!

The main difference between red automotive Stabil and Marine Stabil is that the marine version off-gases from the surface of the gasoline, which coats the inside of the gas tank to prevent it from corroding.
by WingAdmin
Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Just a color question
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Just a color question

The wing in your photo is a 2000 just going by the gold anniversary crest on the chrome apron. (I had a green 2000SE). According to the paint color link, that makes it Pearl Glacier white, while the '90 has Pacific Pearl White nh251p which is the paint code under my gas cap door. The 89 Pacific coa...
by WingAdmin
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement "Cross-Pipe"
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Replacement "Cross-Pipe"

The #1 way to know your crossover is leaking is the presence of coolant (or coolant stains) on the top of the engine.
by WingAdmin
Fri Aug 05, 2022 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Just a color question
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Just a color question

Thanx for the link Andy. Looks like the main color and accent colors were unique to the1990 SE in the goldwing line, however I do know of a Pacific Coast I believe to be the same body color. I'll be getting some pacific pearl mixed to keep on hand. Guess I'll see about the accent colour for touch u...
by WingAdmin
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement "Cross-Pipe"
Replies: 6
Views: 107

Re: Replacement "Cross-Pipe"

Most likely he's talking about the coolant crossover pipe that delivers coolant to the heads. They have seals and the seals can begin to leak, causing coolant to drip onto the top of the engine.

Coolant crossover pipe
Coolant crossover pipe

by WingAdmin
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Volt fuelpump
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: Volt fuelpump

It runs on standard system power, so 12 volts (closer to 14 when engine is running).
by WingAdmin
Fri Aug 05, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Turns over good but wont start...Fuel Pump?
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: GL1200 Turns over good but wont start...Fuel Pump?

tbird71 wrote: Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:18 pm I'll check that new petcock I got from saber cycle first see if it actually is working. Indian Barracuda
Any "Barracuda" crap from Saber Cycle is automatically suspect. Their cheap parts are false economy.
by WingAdmin
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel
Replies: 42
Views: 39546

Re: How to remove and reinstall your front wheel

Does it thread on normally when it's removed from the wheel?