Search found 2750 matches

by FM-USA
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor removal from bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

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.

.
by FM-USA
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor removal from bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Carburetor removal from bike

DaveO430 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 am
Did anyone notice this thread is going on 10 years old?
No, but I see it now.

I just looked at the Forums lists, the postings are chronological old to new. Problem is Ascending & Descending choice is Global only.

.
by FM-USA
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What hitch is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: What hitch is this?

I guess I'm not in a humorous mood.

Possible this hitch is homemade but the 2000 WingSE has only Kuryakyn accessories, to which I already searched for it as such.

.
by FM-USA
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What hitch is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 151

What hitch is this?

I searched, found no info.
.
(photo-shopped pix)


by FM-USA
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor removal from bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1626

Re: Carburetor removal from bike

Wing Carb rebuilds are $$.$$ and some hard parts are near nonexistent. KNOW the float level before disassembly. Some report horror stories of going thru R&R several times. R&R mine last month, not for a rebuild (see below). I'm SURE I'll miss something but this is a 10 minute quick list. Others will...
by FM-USA
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas Mileage Seems Low
Replies: 17
Views: 376

Re: Gas Mileage Seems Low

Our 1500's are 18+ years old. Age dries out rubber & plastic parts. Heat speeds up this process and they become brittle and shrink. If you have a crack show up in one area, take it for granted more will show up elsewhere. Poor mpgs has many reasons, personal throttle use, vac leaks, fuel leaks, fuel...
by FM-USA
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 27
Views: 756

Re: centerstand

Type of shoes matters to those with high/low threshold of pain. But the harder the better, don't want a tender foot, right paleface? ( 😜 ) Biggest trick is throwing your weight at the right time when lifting the passenger handle. Once I raised my Wing with slippers. Can we say OUCH boys & girls? Any...
by FM-USA
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Weak clutch pressure
Replies: 4
Views: 730

Re: Weak clutch pressure

WOO-PAH!!!
Another EZ fix. Hopefully the seals didn't tear apart at their edges. Sitting that long dry the rubber sticks to 'X'.

.
by FM-USA
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 18
Views: 1023

Re: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?

Pulling a "Ripley's believe it or Not" huh. Well... I got My 91 at 51K miles. Installed 3 rear bike tires and averaged about 12K each. Rather expensive since I ride around 20K per year. My first Austone I installed around 88,000+ miles on the odometer. My second one I installed it at 168,100 miles. ...
by FM-USA
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 27
Views: 756

Re: centerstand

When I looked at my Wings C'stand, I wasn't too impressed with sheet metal for strength for what we're looking to do. Of course it's good for it current purpose. Shock absorbing needs to be factored in. Don't want hard shocks going through the frame to delicate, expensive or eventual unreplaceable i...
by FM-USA
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Alternator from 1990 GL1500
Replies: 4
Views: 706

Re: Removing Alternator from 1990 GL1500

Thanks Ernie; It was easier then I thought, I cleaned up the dust created by the brushes, the dust had gotten into and around the brushes and they were sticking. I reinstalled the atlernator and the bike is now charging. Cheers, Jerry Same thing happened to my 91 Wing. Dust blowing lasted a couple ...
by FM-USA
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 27
Views: 756

Re: centerstand

Okay...I'll sacrifice my pride and ask the STUPID question............. Why hasn't a company invented a centerstand that works like an electric leveling jack on an RV..? . . . I'm thinking there would be one hell of a market for it. Don't TEMPT ME.....I'll do it, by golly..!! hahaha At $3,000+ for ...
by FM-USA
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Improving spark plug performance
Replies: 56
Views: 43440

Re: Improving spark plug performance

Good morning all !! I have a 1998 GL1500SE and was wondering if anyone had tried a set of Iridium spark plugs in their Goldwing GL1500? They say that the Iridium plugs are for fuel injected engines but I am currently trying out a set in my 04 VTX1300 which is not injected. They do seem to work well...
by FM-USA
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16995

Re: The idiots are out there

Here in Florida, the county does it. My last wreck was from hitting that grass, at night, just after passing a car going the other direction, and on a curve. $5000 damage and a broken ankle and many scrapes, after being high sided. They don't care, its not them. I got repaired and healed up. My ins...
by FM-USA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16995

Re: The idiots are out there

I believe discharging grass clippings on roadways is illegal in all States. Past couple years my rides in Wisconsin I seen residents doing it more often. One fair turn had fresh grass clippings & THE DUDE still mowing. I felt my tires lose traction but not entirely. Slowed down and as I passed THE D...
by FM-USA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OH oooo... a TIRE thread.
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: OH oooo... a TIRE thread.

Yaaa, noisy I fig'd.
I ride 365 and winters I'm good to 4-6 inches. That tire could work.

Now for out-lander skis attached to...
😜

.
by FM-USA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone had this... PLEASURE?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Anyone had this... PLEASURE?

So, why did you take it apart? What O rings did you need to replace? Did you see the pix I posted? During last Sundays ride we felt little sprinkles of water on our right legs. Jokingly I said some mouse took a pee but I kept an eye on the temp gauge. Seen the needle rise into uncharted terratory I...
by FM-USA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16995

Re: The idiots are out there

tamathumper wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:24 pm
People around here feed the deer, and they come down to the lake in droves - 30 to 40 at a time. Morons.
And I thought a herd of "box cars" was bad. :)
by FM-USA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OH oooo... a TIRE thread.
Replies: 2
Views: 83

OH oooo... a TIRE thread.

NO-no, not gonna be one of those, JUST a little info.
Has anyone, or know of someone, who tried this tire, below
pix, on their Wings (or comparable sized bike) front wheel?
It looks like it be noisy until it's broke-in a little.


.
by FM-USA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16995

Re: The idiots are out there

We're 1.25 miles from Lake Mich. and downtown Waukegan. Coyote started filtering in here several years ago. A couple years ago I seen this areas first wolf. :shock: Ya, a real wolf. MUCH more than usual raccoons, possums, skunks, squirrels, chipmunks... makes me wonder when were going to see zebra, ...
by FM-USA
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!
Replies: 15
Views: 346

Re: So many messages about Led conversion !!!!

CANADA as you know is really strict. Be sure you're legal. Wing headlights being integrated is really difficult to change. Adding large lights out front, again difficult, space & design is restrictive. S.all round bullet lights are best choice by many, pointing where the main isn't. Let us know if y...
by FM-USA
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 56
Views: 1978

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

Pick up a pair of these.
No batteries, no dropped connections, no outside crossover chatter.
Here your mates actual voice and TONE of each blurted out adjective(s).
The better models you can hear heavy breathing... if you're into that. :lol:


by FM-USA
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anyone had this... PLEASURE?
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Anyone had this... PLEASURE?

Maybe I should insert the correct adjective... Anyone had this DASTARDLY pleasure? DASTARDLY .jpg . Replacing the 4 O-Rings IN the bike took 4 days. First 3 days were in that recent 95-SHEEESH degree heatwave with 200% humidity. :roll: Also triple checked all possible issues that would/could crop up...
by FM-USA
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing Water Pump question.
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: Removing Water Pump question.

Also, from what I've read you want to drain the oil as well before removing the pump. If not you are going to have a mess. I don't know if this is true because when I recently did mine I went ahead and drained both oil and coolant, but I was just going by the other threads I have read on the topic....
by FM-USA
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch sight glass
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Clutch sight glass

An old (hopefully wife discarded it) vinyl table cloth cover makes a DANDY Bike Bib. :P

.

.

.