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by FM-USA
Thu Apr 02, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 50
Views: 30865

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

Does the 94' GL1500SE have steering stem bearing seals? If so, do they need to be replaced after re-packing the bearings? If they do need to be replaced. what are the seal PN's ? pc This should help ya. SEAL? I replace IF they're cut or torn. Lower bearing grease tells me how much dirt gets past th...
by FM-USA
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 50
Views: 30865

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

Thanks FM-USA. Would you be able to post a picture of that tool you made? I plan to use the tool only for accessing and retorqueing the steering head bearings, so I don't believe that it would need to tough enough to use an impact gun on. I don't plan to use an impact gun on that. Thanks. I don't u...
by FM-USA
Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 50
Views: 30865

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

When grinding down and making your own tool from the 36 mm socket, would it be OK to use a regular socket (not impact)? I would guess that it would be less money. This is even lesser $$ .. .. :P Regular chrome socket is fine. Impact wall is thicker which fits the nut better. I used an 1-1/4" gas pi...
by FM-USA
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: thermostat
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: thermostat

Hmmm.. I wonder how as your post was the first after 2009 date last post showing. I just went into my profile's settings. SOMEHOW the following got changed... Display topic order direction: ASCENDING Display post order direction: ASCENDING Changed back to DESCENDING. You got a BEEF on something? I'...
by FM-USA
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: thermostat
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: thermostat

Dragging up a 10 year old post??? It's in the most INACCESSIBLE place on the bike. :evil: :evil: + :evil: Remove a radiator or the Carbs. Definitely some engineer forgot their coffee in the morning and a CEO must have been sleeping. There is room for a 90 degree elbow (either east/west direction).....
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Problem setting the headlights to the proper height
Replies: 14
Views: 981

Re: Problem setting the headlights to the proper height

Hi FM-USA, Thanks for the tip. I'll lube the housing's. Happy New Year everyone, ezryder Few years ago, I did an extensive search for lowest & highest temperature grease. I found the (green) Silicone Caliper Grease works at -40 to +400 F-degrees. By mixing the grease with silicone spray you can adj...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: thermostat
Replies: 8
Views: 865

Re: thermostat

It's in the most INACCESSIBLE place on the bike. :evil: :evil: + :evil: Remove a radiator or the Carbs. Definitely some engineer forgot their coffee in the morning and a CEO must have been sleeping. There is room for a 90 degree elbow (either east/west direction)... the removal of a radiator fan and...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Problem setting the headlights to the proper height
Replies: 14
Views: 981

Re: Problem setting the headlights to the proper height

While your IN that H-light housing, lube the hinge points.
Once in a while my adjustment takes a bump or 2 to set it. ;)
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: RMI 25 - Radiator treatment -what are your thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: RMI 25 - Radiator treatment -what are your thoughts?

RMI website... "If you don’t need antifreeze, you could just use water and RMI-25. And if you love remote travel your cooling system provides an additional source of emergency drinking water. (Just make sure all traces of glycol have been thoroughly washed out first! Can’t guarantee that it tastes n...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE
Replies: 27
Views: 5751

Re: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE

... What is the advantage to running a rear tire on the front? Thanks. More contact patch and more miles before replacement. 8-) The one's I use gets me near 40,000 miles. Combine that to the Austone's 80K miles. It's a 2 fronts to 1 rear ratio. I'm a tour rider, not a zoom-splat, hence the tires l...
by FM-USA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL 1500 battery cover
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Re: GL 1500 battery cover

THAT is going to be a rough find. Those who have them generally keep'm. What's your bank account look like, they're expensive. Aug 30, 2019 __ $134 for both sides, you paint'm... https://www.ebay.com/itm/ADD-ON-45-8731R-PAINTABLE-LOWER-SIDE-COVERS-GL1500-GOLDWING-1988-2000/401586324034?epid=18306495...
by FM-USA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Less than 20mpg!!!!! whats happening
Replies: 117
Views: 4939

Re: Less than 20mpg!!!!! whats happening

Checking in on this OLD thread wondering if there's any updates of 20 mpgs. It appears not. JUST for info, my 91 GL1500-i has 250,000 miles and still gets high 40's by myself and 2-up I've hit 51.88 mpgs twice, that was 2 years ago. Basically the same roads, winds, temps and gas station. I have the ...
by FM-USA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: BulletHD Biker Pro Camera Review
Replies: 181
Views: 38525

Re: BulletHD Biker Pro Camera Review

Thought I'd stop back & see if there's anything new on this road Camera. It appears the issues outweigh its viability. Price is still out of my budget. OH WELL. So I picked this up on Ebay, barely used. EDGE Z3 3-Inch 2K Ultra Full HD1296P 2560x1080 Car Dash Cam Photo's of licence plates readable ab...
by FM-USA
Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer ZigZag
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: Trailer ZigZag

What causes a trailer to zigzag back and forth at speed.... ....oscillation comes and goes and is not constant...ideas? Along with tongue length there's another critical, mass weight. It's rare but oscillation can be caused by improperly loaded trailers. Keep the heaviest centered and slightly forw...
by FM-USA
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer or hitch rack
Replies: 45
Views: 3224

Re: trailer or hitch rack

... The support arm is about an inch too short and the front lip of the rack is up under the plastic between the saddlebags under the license plate. That decreases the usable area of the rack. ... If the support arm were 2-3 inches longer it might be perfect. This can be your solution. extend.png
by FM-USA
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 285
Views: 74076

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

My 91 Wing has 250K & most of it are my miles. ALL the mileage of 2 Austone's are mine which is 160K. Yes, I got 80,000 miles out of each tire. I'm ready to put on #3 Austone. Skip posting this info, search my posts for original. I had a severe death-wobble induced by a car hitting the rear of my tr...
by FM-USA
Fri May 24, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Leaking crossover coolant pipe
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: Leaking crossover coolant pipe

You're not gonna like this answer... As far as I know, there isn't an EZ way to fix this o-ring leak. I haven't taken a 1500 head off, yet, so I can't answer which is easier. Saving cost. Remove the carbs and leaking side intake, R&R the o-ring. Vaseline for lube on ring & the port it's going to. I ...
by FM-USA
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 4956

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

I can't seem to find it anywhere either. I sent an email to Universal Vintage Tire, which is where I bought mine, to find out what's going on. I got this email back from Universal Vintage Tire today, when I sent them an email asking if they still had the Austone: Yes we do. We have it at $164.00 pe...
by FM-USA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Some riders...
Replies: 17
Views: 1214

Re: Some riders...

I've been riding 24/365 for the past 8 years. My previous low temp rides were -17*F about 5 years ago. Late in the 1970s, -21*F but that was only 3 miles, didn't have good clothing then. Last month on Tues (Jan 29) pool league bank sign showed this chilly temp. Roads were clean and just glad where I...
by FM-USA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 102
Views: 12548

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

I attempted to install the Pioneer 4x6 Speakers like you did however I can't figure out how to get the speakers to fit any lower in the opening. The edge around the speaker is at least 1/4" thick and the bezel won't fit over them. Now i've got this huge opening I need to figure out how to get the s...
by FM-USA
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: can you make a new muffler system quieter
Replies: 129
Views: 8221

Re: can you make a new muffler system quieter

I know some of the Harley guys used to line the inside of their pipes with stove rope, not certain what that did for back pressure but it seemed to work for noise. Lining an exhaust pipe with stove rope works like a guns silencer. Low RPM it works, high it's LOUD! The following is placed in the end...
by FM-USA
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bike/Trailer wobble
Replies: 23
Views: 1843

Re: Bike/Trailer wobble

Seen your dilemma on trailer wobble. Forgive me if you already know these, I don't know what you know. Out of possible 6 things that creates wobbles, 3 can be your problem, 2(?) covered in the thread. Since others covered the USUAL'S, I'll mention some other probables. As you read here the adding we...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Retiring
Replies: 14
Views: 875

Re: Retiring

Finally the time is coming soon this summer ill have time to ride all i want. And il moving to Idaho where the north west rain is not Little creative liberties... hopefully you don't mind. Finally the time is coming soon this summer Expecting the summer sun to be a lil warmer ill have time to ride ...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 39
Views: 2711

Re: The Biker Wave...

Either truckers seem happier these days or they've seen me riding through previous winters but I'm getting more thumbs up from passing truckers than usual. No waves from passing bike riders, well, there are no other riders on the road. I guess 20*F for a high isn't warm enough. OH well, that 'Long L...
by FM-USA
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor removal from bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1791

Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Always possible someone could have a similar issue and find this old thread helpful with new or missed repair suggestions.

Sorry for helping.
I'll make a note never to do it again.

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