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by FM-USA
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air shock rubber bushing, lower
Replies: 3
Views: 299

Re: Air shock rubber bushing, lower

Has anyone a good technique for installing a new rubber bushing in the lower eyelet of the air shock? VERY tight. Ideas appreciated. Frank I did this on something different but still done the same way. Boil the bushing 10-15 minutes. Softens it enough to work it in. Also can use a 'nut buster' as l...
by FM-USA
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 left side squeak
Replies: 4
Views: 302

Re: GL1500 left side squeak

golden highway wrote: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:56 am I can do a video once we get a warmer day.
Save a paper towel tube, use it as open air stethoscope.
by FM-USA
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight assembly lense removal
Replies: 12
Views: 455

Re: Headlight assembly lense removal

BUFF & POLISH that other lens.
I use Turtlewax polishing compound then McGuire's. Comes out almost like new.

If you have a Dremel kit you should have (red?) polishing clay block.
I used it dry on a plastic lens & came out even better AND FASTER than the polishing compounds.
by FM-USA
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Going on a trip - what should I check?
Replies: 22
Views: 921

Re: Going on a trip - what should I check?

Hummm... what to check.
Tires? Brakes? Oil?
Oh, A FULL BANK! ;)
by FM-USA
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE
Replies: 58
Views: 8522

Re: GONE TO THE DARKSIDE

i will keep mileage down and post mph results when i get mounted . would have gone back with runflat but spedo off 5 mph so we shall see . this tire seems a little narrower too see how it fits my 1800. 5 mph off isn't that bad. Add 1 per 20 mph, 60 is 63 (93 typo) , etc.. Figr'n fuel mileage it's s...
by FM-USA
Fri Jan 01, 2021 9:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dogs that chase motorcycles
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: Dogs that chase motorcycles

#1, never ever raise your legs, dogs go after movement. If you're stationary then you have a problem. Hopefully you left yourself "An out". I've had many-a-dog come at me since I ride mostly back roads. It's the bike they're after not me & every single one went after the front tire. I...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Work shop light
Replies: 18
Views: 771

Re: Work shop light

(below pix has 4 per head, mine 2) I found this rather small light can get in those areas where light is difficult to reach. It has a springed alligator catch but finding something to attach to can be difficult but poking in a long screwdriver or wrench gives you ideas. . There are other new designs...
by FM-USA
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dogs that chase motorcycles
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: Dogs that chase motorcycles

offcenter wrote: Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:52 am Hmm....Bikes and Dogs....
... In 50 years of motorcycling, that was my only encounter with a dog, and one I'll never forget!!
That Lassie was smart, lemons to lemon-aid.
He opened a Dog Training school to teach all other dogs to not chase 'your' bike. :P
by FM-USA
Wed Dec 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dogs that chase motorcycles
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: Dogs that chase motorcycles

kwthom I have a few here like that. What I see is one owner is training their dog for obedience. Another seems to get his kicks out of his Pit's excitement, he seems to egg him on. JUST being honest here, all these (dark) walkers I'm mentioning isn't of this neighborhood. I've followed each out of c...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 14, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebars
Replies: 6
Views: 585

Re: Handlebars

I bent mine to almost straight up and it gave me nearly an inch higher at the grips. From \__/ to |__| Sorry, crude pix but you get the point. But the bar covers don't fit exactly right, which I can live with much more than sore wrists. ;) While I was at it I also twisted the grip angle from pointin...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500
Replies: 104
Views: 25209

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500

As an owner of both Super Brace & now Blackwing Brace... hands down, BwB all the way. BIG THANKS for this brace! The most significant improvement for me is it nearly stopped the bike wobbling behind tractor-trailers wind vortice's. Next was curving roads and the front wallowing around, now it's ...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cam belts?
Replies: 13
Views: 571

Re: Cam belts?

Belts are showing an idler is hanging up, might have one ball in a bearing going. They'll still spin & sound good until pressure loaded. As a check you can pop off a bearing seal, they'll pop back on. I use a thin ALMOST to sharp, sharpened nail. You might find particles flowing out using brake ...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 14, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Crank(sort of) no start
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Crank(sort of) no start

I'll agree with others, handlebar starter button sounds like the culprit. 1999 & 134K miles, contacts get corroded. You may have done some of these. These are quick checks. . Old battery might have a bad cell. Pop the tops & look inside for cloudy water/acid. Hydrometer (they're really cheap...
by FM-USA
Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: saddlebags
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: saddlebags

WOOOooo... I went through this few years ago. BEFORE doing all this below, check the covers hinges and your sig-other that nothing was under a hinge curved tube when closing. They do bend relatively easy. To check this, ALMOST close the lid and check the top surface of the lid and saddlebag is as le...
by FM-USA
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise control stopped working
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Cruise control stopped working

Alan, how TIGHT our Wings are to get into seemingly zero space, to which we can't see 'X', it seems a wonder more hoses or wires aren't pinched. After a while I've learned when I do 'X', I'll then pull/push movable items nearby as a check before moving on. Scary thought... Someday everything on our ...
by FM-USA
Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding
Replies: 8
Views: 508

Re: A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding

I can directly relate to several lines. Funny how others will write of their thoughts & travels, spurs others to pick up a pen. Everyone who rides (or not) has prose to share, more so than others who not dare. __ Pat, your post spurred this quick short... In a cage you can turn a page and imagin...
by FM-USA
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?
Replies: 219
Views: 11260

Re: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?

Still riding my NoSnowmobile (Wing) year round for past 9 years in north ILL'noise.
It's brisk at times, (no elec heat) good clothing works wonders.
by FM-USA
Thu Dec 03, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Senior Moment and ABS Solvent Cement
Replies: 15
Views: 867

Re: Senior Moment and ABS Solvent Cement

Good idea. I have never thought about losing one. Each time I have taken one off, I have kinda fought with it getting it off, so never think it will come loose. Ya, I said the same thing until one time I inserted it, didn't feel right, pulled it off VERY EASILY and noticed the rubber grommet was pu...
by FM-USA
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Senior Moment and ABS Solvent Cement
Replies: 15
Views: 867

Re: Senior Moment and ABS Solvent Cement

I had kind of the same happen to me. I changed the oil, and drove off to fuel up and heard what sounded like something fly off. I thought it might be one of the covers I popped off to change the filter. I stopped and checked and it was still in place. Got home and found the left fender cover had co...
by FM-USA
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dogs that chase motorcycles
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: Dogs that chase motorcycles

WingAdmin wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:06 pm Just be thankful you don't live in India...
LOL (video). . . CLOSE ONE!
But I think he was just going for the front tire.
:D
by FM-USA
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: I don't want to pay $30 for a bit of rubber
Replies: 3
Views: 537

Re: I don't want to pay $30 for a bit of rubber

I like that rubber replacement idea. Even on the bench their horrid to get back in. Those little rubber nips are difficult to get back in those 'tight little holes' without ripping them. :shock: "If I wasn't so clever, I wouldn't need to be so good looking." OH... ok, you're in France. :ro...
by FM-USA
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork spring length
Replies: 13
Views: 628

Re: Fork spring length

agedbikeman wrote: Tue Dec 01, 2020 4:18 pm Thank you Snowmoer, thats what I needed to know
Alex
Just mentioning since WinA posted his pix.
The spring is about 1-1/8 in. wide.
Finger measuring the spring sticking out is around 4 inches. Collaborates others post of 4 inches.
by FM-USA
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: strobing brake lights
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: strobing brake lights

I've seen them on several different bikes and a few cars. THEY ARE EYE CATCHERS. I'm looking into it also. ;) One thing I noticed, someone put the strobe on there OEM brake light. Almost couldn't tell it was flashing. The amount of time from DIM to BRIGHT to DIM takes time & that overlaps the st...
by FM-USA
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?
Replies: 27
Views: 1241

Re: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?

I don't use electric heat, these clothes work quite well. After riding a few hours below 35 degrees, if I don't have my gloves on high, my fingers don't work well enough to get my helmet off 😕 I should have mentioned I've built my tolerance to cold over the many-MANY decades of riding in the cold. ...
by FM-USA
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dogs that chase motorcycles
Replies: 26
Views: 2160

Re: Dogs that chase motorcycles

#1, never ever raise your legs, dogs go after movement. If you're stationary then you have a problem. Hopefully you left yourself "An out". I've had many-a-dog come at me since I ride mostly back roads. It's the bike they're after not me & every single one went after the front tire. If...