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by Andy Cote
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bulb for curb light
Replies: 8
Views: 246

Re: Bulb for curb light

The early 1500 had optional cornering lights (curb light?). They only come on with the directional on that side. These look like a typical incandescent 1157 bulb but with a large flange with tabs to twist and lock instead on the typical small pins on a 1157 bulb. Honda changed to Halogen bulbs I thi...
by Andy Cote
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Pulse Autocycle

If you missed this sale on FleaBay, here's a nicer one for even more money: https://kokomo.craigslist.org/mcy/d/pul ... 08414.html

Looks good in the pics and this guy at least provides some description although I don't know where he gets "rocket" from.
by Andy Cote
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What are that gauges for?
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: What are that gauges for?

I do not know if it will help but perhaps looking at a Valkyrie service manual and some of the information about removal of emissions controls (de-smog). The intakes are completely different but it may give you some ideas.

http://www.valkyrieriders.com/shoptalk/
http://www.valkyrieforum.com/bbs/
by Andy Cote
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tire repair
Replies: 14
Views: 250

Re: Tire repair

Bill

I might be concerned if you use those rope plugs that are lathered with glue. I've never had success with those anyway. I have had success with the mushroom type plugs on a couple cars and I now carry that kit on the bike.

Andy
by Andy Cote
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Headlight Modulator
Replies: 25
Views: 2259

Re: Headlight Modulator

I have used modulators in four different bikes. I also will swear that there have been times when I really believed a car was going to pull out and then changed at the last moment and attribute that to the modulator. There have also been times when cars still pull out. :twisted: I have had a few fol...
by Andy Cote
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Add-On Sentinel rear running/brake/turn signal lights.
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Add-On Sentinel rear running/brake/turn signal lights.

Thought I should give an update. I ordered the VHB tape but never got to use it. I used the 3M brand PLASTIC EMBLEM ADHESIVE part# 08061. This stuff has very high VOC - use in a well ventilated area! It is solvent based and can damage some plastics. Try it on a small hidden area if you can. I masked...
by Andy Cote
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 model
Replies: 7
Views: 485

Re: 2006 model

My only question is "What are you waiting for?"

;)
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternating front blinkers
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Alternating front blinkers

I had those on my 1500. I also had the lighted version of that chrome piece in front of the radiator exhaust grill. I hooked that up in parallel with those side lights and connected my ring of fire in parallel so everything was on in run mode and everything blinked with directional. While I did the ...
by Andy Cote
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tire wear not centered on tire.
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Tire wear not centered on tire.

Tires wear faster on the left side. If you do a search you will find pages of discussion/opinions about why. But regardless of why, it's a fact of life on a Goldwing (except perhaps with a Darkside rear but that's a different kettle of fish altogether). Regarding the lean, yes happens to me all the ...
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Double dark siding what size front tire will fit
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Double dark siding what size front tire will fit

I have seen positive and negative reviews of every brand tire. I suppose we are all watching for that magic beanstalk. I never tried the bigger tire up front so I can't help with that question. The reason expounded for the reverse rotation when using a rear tire on the front is that the tire was eng...
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Randomly dies
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Randomly dies

So it should read 14.4 +/- volts when running. Alternator is most likely culprit but all connections should be checked just in case. While I wouldn't rely too much on the one hundredth voltage number, the fact that its slowly loosing voltage is a good indication that it's not charging. IMHO you are ...
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Randomly dies
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Randomly dies

You didn't say if the battery was dead or not, so don't know if it is something electrical. I had a problem similar to your explanation and found it was the auto fuel valve. On the 1500, the valve is located just forward of the gasoline filler cap. It is easily seen by opening the gas filler hatch....
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about legal windshields in Va
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Question about legal windshields in Va

Keep your existing shied in the garage and you can bolt it on if some small minded person fails your inspection.
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Randomly dies
Replies: 8
Views: 181

Re: Randomly dies

Is the alternator charging the battery? Leave the charger on all night. Connect a volt meter across the battery terminals the next morning and let us know. Then take a reading while starting and see if it starts on its own. Jump it if need be and record the voltage while running. One other thing. Wh...
by Andy Cote
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why I like GoldwingDocs
Replies: 15
Views: 780

Re: Why I like GoldwingDocs

I have been coming to this site for quite a while. I like to think I have contributed some but certainly have learned more. The maintenance information is not only great but easy to find. The classified search is unique and wonderful. I know this function drives a bunch of work for WingAdmin but whe...
by Andy Cote
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 17416

Re: The idiots are out there

When I see what you just described, I start weaving from center lane to road edge and slowing down, and with ALL the lights I have glaring at him, and the Air Horns blowing for all the good that will do. if you stay in a Straight Line and sitting Vertical, YOU ARE INVISIBLE. that has been proven ma...
by Andy Cote
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LOOKING FOR LOWER COWL AND TWO FAIRING PARTS
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: LOOKING FOR LOWER COWL AND TWO FAIRING PARTS

Understand. Some one must have a take off with holes cut out or something else good for an experiment. if all else fails, send me your gas card and I'll drive it to you - before that white stuff shows up anyway.
by Andy Cote
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: LOOKING FOR LOWER COWL AND TWO FAIRING PARTS
Replies: 4
Views: 153

Re: LOOKING FOR LOWER COWL AND TWO FAIRING PARTS

I have a new in box Showchrome lower cowl in black, 12+ rectangular holes. I'd like $80. It's not heavy but I don't know what postage would cost.
by Andy Cote
Sat Sep 29, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Loose Throttle Grip
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Loose Throttle Grip

I remember somewhere that superglue type adhesives, while they are great in direct tension, are poor in shear strength. Some new grips come with superglue but others come with glue labeled specifically for this purpose. Black Widow is one brand I can think of. Nearly every bike shop carries at least...
by Andy Cote
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL 1800 Passenger Arm Rests
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: GL 1800 Passenger Arm Rests

PM enroute. 1,2,3,4,6,5,7,8,9,10
by Andy Cote
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL 1800 Passenger Arm Rests
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: GL 1800 Passenger Arm Rests

what brand are they?
by Andy Cote
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Action Cameras
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: Action Cameras

I was using GoPro2 cameras. I have tried their fastex type mounts stuck on a helmet, stuck under the mirror and stuck under the trunk. I have also used RAM mounts on the handlebars and on the engine guards. If I were to pick one of those I would say handlebar RAM is as good as any. Also quick and ea...
by Andy Cote
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

While I had the hose with my GL1500 I can't remember ever using it. I have a compressor that's about the size of the original Walkman with a lighter plug. I recently bought a small battery powered one that seems fairly nice. Hopefully will never need it. I do remember a good suggestion however. As n...
by Andy Cote
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?
Replies: 18
Views: 619

Re: Is This 93 SE Worth a Look?

I don't think it's an SE but that doesn't really affect anything except confirms the owner is unfamiliar with Goldwings.

If you don't mind a project, could be a great pickup. I would probably offer less. If you want a rider that you can use within a month you might want to keep looking.
by Andy Cote
Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield garnish, replacement has less radius...
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Windshield garnish, replacement has less radius...

Aftermarket stuff known to be "off" some, particularly the high volume, Chinese made goodies. Fleabay amplifies that likelihood.