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by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2nd Ride Engine Issues/Noises
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: 2nd Ride Engine Issues/Noises

It's not YouTube, it's the site - I never wrote the code to handle YouTube shorts. :) In any case, that's not a healthy noise. Almost sounds like valve-hitting-piston kind of noise. When was the last time the timing belts were changed on this bike? A 1991 with only 10,000 miles has spent a LOT of it...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Brakes, fully rebuilt no pressure.
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Front Brakes, fully rebuilt no pressure.

Are you getting air bubbles when you vacuum bleed, that might indicate a hose is leaking? That said, if a hose was leaking, you probably would see brake fluid weeping.

Also, try pumping the brake lever WHILE you vacuum bleed, to dislodge any air bubbles that might be in there.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Gas after 1 1/2 months?
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: Bad Gas after 1 1/2 months?

Gas won't go bad that quickly.

I would first try some Seafoam in the gasoline, just to see if there might be a deposit that needs to be cleared out.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2nd Ride Engine Issues/Noises
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: 2nd Ride Engine Issues/Noises

You didn't post the video...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New H4 LED Headlight
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: New H4 LED Headlight

One thing I noticed with my 1100 is that even with incredibly bright bulbs, I still was having trouble getting a lot of light out the front of it. Once I looked closer, I realized that the reflective surface on the inside back of the headlight had gone dull, and in some parts even started to flake a...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 3:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Closing / Last WingDing
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: GWRRA Closing / Last WingDing

A couple more details - membership has dropped from a high of 82,000 members to only 10,000, which is why the organization is no longer sustainable. Next month will be the last time Wing World is published, and the shut down will occur at the end of this year. Insurance services will continue until ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I think I may have a carburetor problem
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: I think I may have a carburetor problem

Did the filter fix things for you?
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 2:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Dumped My Bike! (VIDEO)
Replies: 6
Views: 703

Re: I Dumped My Bike! (VIDEO)

It's been almost three weeks since I did this, and my sprained ankle is still not fully healed. I suppose a six hour ride home after I did it was not exactly recommended therapy.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade front brake pads
Replies: 16
Views: 446

Re: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade front brake pads

The front master is a 16mm from a VFR750. All the lines are new braided, so no bulging.. When I pull the front with moderate force, I have a firm lever +- 1" from the bar. If I do a full on hard pull, I can almost get the lever to about +- 1/2" from the bar. This all stems from a incident...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade brake rotors
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: 1983 GL1100 Aspencade brake rotors

What material are the brake rotors made out of? I'm trying to decide on if I want to go full sintered or semi-sintered pads. I currently have organic pads on there and they just don't have enough grab (bite), even with a nice firm lever and pedal. But understanding that the Aspencade's front rotors...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Japanese Bike Manufacturers Are Cutting Models To Comply With Emissions Regulations
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Japanese Bike Manufacturers Are Cutting Models To Comply With Emissions Regulations

Lithium Sulfur batteries might be just the ticket for an electric Wing. That is if it can move from the lab to the factory floor. https://drexel.edu/news/archive/2022/february/lithium-sulfur-cathode-carbonate-electrolyte Yes, I read this a couple of weeks ago. It's amazing, and just what the electr...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GWRRA Closing / Last WingDing
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Re: GWRRA Closing / Last WingDing

I have to say, I'm not entirely surprised by this. With the poor quality of management that took over a few years back, it was only a matter of time. They made some REALLY poor decisions, and did not plan well for the future. I hadn't made this information public before, but with the demise of GWRRA...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: synchronizing carbs
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: synchronizing carbs

When the bike's fan comes on, it adds electrical load, which will slow down the engine, which will affect the vacuum readings that you're trying to match. So you use an external fan to blow through the radiator to keep the bike cool, and prevent it from turning on its own fan.
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Breaking News: Honda Discontinues the Goldwing!?!
Replies: 28
Views: 2574

Re: Breaking News: Honda Discontinues the Goldwing!?!

tamathumper wrote: Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:55 am So it was discontinued, but then that was cancelled?
No, the "cancelled" is just a stamp I used on the thumbnail. I couldn't find a "discontinued" stamp image to use. :)
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.
Replies: 38
Views: 775

Re: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.

Thanks guys. Realistically, I've never used it much so I wasn't aware of the smoke issue. Got the timing belts done but had a time of it. The pulse generators were glued to the block due to over use of thread sealer at the factory. I followed wingadmins article. It was a very good tutorial. Thanks!...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Japanese Bike Manufacturers Are Cutting Models To Comply With Emissions Regulations
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Japanese Bike Manufacturers Are Cutting Models To Comply With Emissions Regulations

Honda has stated that ALL of its vehicles - cars and motorcycles - will be fully electric by 2040. They already have patent filings on hybrid and electric motorcycles, so it's coming...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 11:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: how to use chat?
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: how to use chat?

shockdo wrote: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:55 pm I'm looking for information on 89 GL1500, where do I post the question?
Go to the GL1500 Section and click on the yellow "New Post" button.
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Q&A Video Episode 16!
Replies: 0
Views: 147

Q&A Video Episode 16!

Yup, it's that time again.....



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by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Improper Oil for 1989 1500
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Improper Oil for 1989 1500

Nothing improper about the oil you picked. A 15w-40 oil is readily pumpable well below freezing temps, so for the majority of riders it will work for most all riding seasons. Rotella T4 15w-40 is used by many as motorcycle oil with no issues. Diesel oils in general work well in shared sump motorcyc...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Japanese Bike Manufacturers Are Cutting Models To Comply With Emissions Regulations
Replies: 24
Views: 342

Re: Japanese Bike Manufacturers Are Cutting Models To Comply With Emissions Regulations

This thread is way off track, and veering into politics, which is guaranteed to end in a flame war (it always does). No more political posts on this thread please, or the thread ends.
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Breaking News: Honda Discontinues the Goldwing!?!
Replies: 28
Views: 2574

Re: Breaking News: Honda Discontinues the Goldwing!?!

So doesn't sound like ALL the Goldwings...just some. I suspect this might mean the non-DCT Wings will go away. Why would the DCT goldwings have lower emissions than those with manual transmissions? One of the ways manufacturers are modifying vehicles to get around the Euro 5 standard is by increasi...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Locked up brakes, crane strap location?
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Locked up brakes, crane strap location?

Take the seat off and the inner steering covers. Strap on both sides of the frame, right behind the crosspiece in front of the trunk, as well as around the steering head. You can safely lift the bike that way.
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.
Replies: 38
Views: 775

Re: Revival of a '96 Wing that has been sitting for 7 years.

The fuel system currently has about 2 gals of gas with an entire bottle of Sea Foam added. am also getting what smells to be oil smoke out of both exhausts. My guess here is you are smelling Seafoam instead of oil, That's a REALLY strong mix you have there. Try to ease open the throttle with choke ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Improper Oil for 1989 1500
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: Improper Oil for 1989 1500

Might be a little bit viscous for low-temperature riding, but for normal, everyday riding it should be fine!