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by Andy Cote
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Improper Oil for 1989 1500
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: Improper Oil for 1989 1500

Take another look at the photo:

Meets ... JASO MA/MA2
by Andy Cote
Sun Jun 26, 2022 4:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 GL1500 Rear brake adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: 1999 GL1500 Rear brake adjustment

New fluid can help quite a bit. The GL1500 can be difficult to properly bleed the pedal brake lines as they feed two calipers. Start with the front.
by Andy Cote
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring dilemma
Replies: 2
Views: 57

Re: Wiring dilemma

Your profile lists a 2013 F6B but you posted in the 2018+ forum. The sub harness you list is the RIVCO plug and play for 2018+ models. Correct? Is the isolator also the RIVCO unit (TWC004)? Why have you not used all the isolator connections? The RIVCO isolator instructions say: NOTE! The isolator is...
by Andy Cote
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Highway pegs
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Highway pegs

Congratulations on the new ride.

Those look like common Kuryakyn brand pegs and mounts. You could probably clamp to the vertical bar and rotate the arms around. You can check their site and see if there are different mounting blocks or arms that might work better for you.
by Andy Cote
Wed Jun 08, 2022 9:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Brake Modification
Replies: 4
Views: 224

Re: GL1500 Brake Modification

Welcome to the forum.

There were a couple recent threads on this very subject.
by Andy Cote
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions

Well, she’s approaching 200k miles so I keep her stabled unless the new 2012 I just put in service needs a break! I just couldn’t buy a new one at twice the cost, and the 2012 only had 4K miles on it.. Understand completely. The 2018 had just come out and I chose a 2015 with 2000 miles for half the...
by Andy Cote
Wed Jun 08, 2022 6:22 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions

Good to know. I'm going to have to do something by Thursday because the wife wants me to take her to Guthrie, OK, to see some old friends that will be in town there. I'll get over to my little hardware store in the morning before work tomorrow to get the nuts and bolts and washers and then drill aw...
by Andy Cote
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions

At least you can do both latches for symmetry. :lol:

In your case, another location to bolt up a pair of strobes/leds. You can never have too many!

I've been thinking about this. Maybe a good place to create a mount for a dash cam?
by Andy Cote
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: GL1800 trailer choices, single mono wheel or dual wheel
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: GL1800 trailer choices, single mono wheel or dual wheel

What do you want the trailer to do for you? What are your needs and expectations? I've been through a handful, all two wheelers. To be honest, I have no complaints about any of them. Leaf springs, torsion axles, air ride, swivel hitch...at the end of the day they all go where they are towed. Don't o...
by Andy Cote
Sat May 28, 2022 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions

Before you drill the holes, keep in mind that they may NEVER come back in stock.
by Andy Cote
Fri May 27, 2022 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive or transmission failure?
Replies: 6
Views: 205

Re: Final drive or transmission failure?

Welcome to the forum. Where are you from?

Sounds like you've already determined that you have a transmission issue. Sorry.
by Andy Cote
Thu May 19, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing accessories on the handlebars
Replies: 4
Views: 158

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 RA...
by Andy Cote
Thu May 19, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter or Ammeter?
Replies: 4
Views: 112

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 mo...
by Andy Cote
Sat May 14, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Lamp Choice
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: Headlight Lamp Choice

Good question, and the search will lend you many, many results but all probably in the same vein. The reflectors are fine, and they reflect the light from the filaments of a standard H7 bulb as designed. Cheap Chinese LEDs from eBay don't put the LEDs in the same exact position as the original H7 b...
by Andy Cote
Sun May 08, 2022 5:22 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Luggage Box Removal
Replies: 4
Views: 215

Re: Rear Luggage Box Removal

Not sure what you mean by luggage box on top of the trunk. Can you post a picture?
by Andy Cote
Sun May 08, 2022 5:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Overpants
Replies: 5
Views: 293

Re: Overpants

Most all of the large volume MC gear companies sell them. The first set I bought were Firstgear HT-Air mesh and came with a removable liner. Most brands are designed to be sold as your normal size knowing they will be overpants. Many also include some level of waist adjustment and Velcro around the ...
by Andy Cote
Tue Apr 26, 2022 12:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Replacement Air Deflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Replacement Air Deflectors

Andy, we live in Poland Spring. I see you are also in Maine from the photo of Height of Land. Just minutes after I posted this query I found the right deflector on the Baker Built site. I have one on order and I hope it will match. I'm two towns over. Drop me a PM or e-mail if you want to meet up f...
by Andy Cote
Mon Apr 25, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Replacement Air Deflectors
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Replacement Air Deflectors

Hi neighbor. What part of Maine are you in? Several brand of wind deflectors look similar. National Cycle has ratchet type adjustment. The rest are strictly friction. Here are a few. Note that some of the replacement parts are interchangeable. http://bakerbuiltairwings.com/ http://motowing.com/ http...
by Andy Cote
Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need advice on front forks
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: Need advice on front forks

Are there three bolts per side or four? If I remember there are two bolts on the top clamp and two on the bottom clamp. Before twisting the tubes, I would use a block of wood and a rubber mallet to tap on the top of the tubes. That with the oil should pop them out. Place some padding on the floor be...
by Andy Cote
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration in highway pegs.
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Vibration in highway pegs.

I find the GL1800 to be about as smooth a drivetrain as I can remember on anything. The highway pegs will always feel different than the OEM pegs, not only because to the different amount of rubber but because of the angle of your legs and how much weight you are putting on the pegs. Trying pressing...
by Andy Cote
Fri Apr 22, 2022 5:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: headlights
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: headlights

If everything else seems to work correctly, my suspicion is the start button. When you press the stater button, it's designed to disable the lights to provide more current to the starter. Then when you release the button, the lights should come back on. They are known to get sticky. Try pulling out ...
by Andy Cote
Tue Apr 19, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Valkyrie front turn signal bulb ?
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Re: Valkyrie front turn signal bulb ?

Welcome to the forum. Where are you from? Valkyries use the old school push and quarter turn type bulbs. Front signal is dual filament (running light and directional light) so it should be a standard 1157. Rears are single filament 1156. I have a drawer full of 1157 bulbs and not much to use them in...
by Andy Cote
Fri Apr 15, 2022 5:19 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800A - Indicators all staying on
Replies: 7
Views: 228

Re: GL1800A - Indicators all staying on

Welcome to the forum.

Yes, most likely something happened during the most recent maintenance action. Sorry to say but you likely will need to start retracing those steps.
by Andy Cote
Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wobble
Replies: 12
Views: 565

Re: Front wobble

You probably are talking about a fork brace. The Blackwing is popular on this site but apparently is no longer being imported. Superbrace is a well known manufacturer of fork braces. As with all things GL1500, since the bike has not been made for over 20 years, availability is getting harder and har...
by Andy Cote
Wed Apr 13, 2022 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Where is the brake pedal switch?
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Where is the brake pedal switch?

Try unbolting the pillion floorboard. Believe the chrome piece is bolted to it.