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by FM-USA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 36
Views: 1281

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

Drill a lot of small "Speed Holes" in the shield to let air filter calmly through to you?
Joking of course.

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by FM-USA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lube Throttle cables?
Replies: 11
Views: 928

Re: Lube Throttle cables?

I don't have a cable lube tool, still was able to get it done. Removed the cables barrel ends and shoved the red straw, that comes with the spray can lube , into the cable. Ya it leaked a little but wrapping the cable & straw tightly with a little saran wrap slowed the leak. Also wrapped a rag aroun...
by FM-USA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive 416 alternatives
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: Progressive 416 alternatives

I also am looking for a Progressive replacement. TheBruce, if you think on it a little both shocks are pushing up reasonably equally unless the air pressure is ZERO or at full pressure. There is some unequal spring action but the swing-arm is rather stout as are the swing-arm bearings. The umteen mi...
by FM-USA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the strangest thing you've hit?
Replies: 33
Views: 1176

Re: What's the strangest thing you've hit?

1970s Honda 500-4 I made a thick acrylic windshield, stove softened it for the curve and mounted to the handlebars. Out on a night ride doing 50-ish and this crow decides my headlight needed attacking. No idea how fast he was cruising but he swooped up at the last moment and banged off the shield. S...
by FM-USA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mouse in the house
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: Mouse in the house

WOAH.. cobra in the tail light. Catches it then takes it next door and cooks it up. 👍 'Cobra Dogs'

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by FM-USA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Riding?
Replies: 25
Views: 887

Re: How Has COVID-19 Affected Your Riding?

What CV-19? OH, that one. Road right though it like it never happened. :mrgreen: Only difference was had to bring a picnic lunch. Did a road side pic-nic table or out in some short grassy field. One time in a self serve car wash bay to get out of a passing shower otherwise we just packed on the 'mil...
by FM-USA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Has your Wing ever left you near stranded....
Replies: 204
Views: 17376

Re: Has your Wing ever left you near stranded....

3 or 4 years ago the clutch slave cylinder leaked out all the fluid, mama was with. She said is it tow truck time? NOPE, I got this. Motor at idle, duck walked it as fast as I could and dropped it in 1st gear... chug'a chug'a veroooom. we're movin. 25 miles from home took mostly expressway and back ...
by FM-USA
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RockAuto RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 193

Re: RockAuto RIP

To jump from $15 to $25 in just less than 6 weeks... looks like a little gouging going on.
I don't need these belts or idlers, I keep wearable's in stock.

I keep an eye on some items, never know when one needs 'X'.
Speaking of "stock", out gassing stuff (Eg: rubber) I double or triple bag.
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by FM-USA
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RockAuto RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 193

RockAuto RIP

Near "Price Gouging"?
Glad I bought 2 at the lower price for my stock.
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by FM-USA
Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 54
Views: 32269

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

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:? Just be sure using a block of wood it doesn't have a nail, or other pointy thing, sticking out.
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by FM-USA
Wed May 20, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 197
Views: 9352

Re: 2nd Amendment

Cavemen seem to have gotten along without rules for their 'Clubs'.
by FM-USA
Wed May 20, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings
Replies: 54
Views: 32269

Re: How to repack and tighten your steering head bearings

Wood is used by most. Just saying, be sure the wood isn't touching any plastic. With wood on jack I've lifted the bike off it's center stand, rear tire still on the floor, it's strong enough but NOT preferable. BTW: Since I work alone I have the handlebars roped to the garage rafters, JUST IN CASE i...
by FM-USA
Sat May 09, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag seal, aftermarket replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Saddlebag seal, aftermarket replacement?

OOOooohhhh, I didn't see the STACK of numbers.
Will look into it.
THANKS!


by FM-USA
Fri May 08, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag seal, aftermarket replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Saddlebag seal, aftermarket replacement?

Yup, looked there first and checked other years.
46 BAG, SADDLEBAG (INNER) 81365-MAM-A80 Unavailable
by FM-USA
Fri May 08, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag seal, aftermarket replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Saddlebag seal, aftermarket replacement?

I did try three different silicones all set too stiff.
I'm currently looking at a foam tube with a single spike.

I might give this a try, just bridge over the slot.


by FM-USA
Fri May 08, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag seal, aftermarket replacement?
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Saddlebag seal, aftermarket replacement?

Now that OEM seals for the saddlebags are nonexistent has anyone found a suitable aftermarket replacement?
I've done the GOOGLE pictures rubber & foam seal profile search but they're either too small or way to big but in all basics they don't seem to be the right shape.


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by FM-USA
Fri May 08, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to free stuck pushbutton switches
Replies: 112
Views: 66215

Re: How to free stuck pushbutton switches

I've been riding all year for the 8 last years. The seldom used push button switches work but you have to push them R-E-A-L-L-Y S-L-O-W (like 2 full seconds slow each way) in and out. Apparently there's cold thicker grease in it somewhere where the cleaners and lubes cannot reach. For me the 4-ways ...
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: 54
Views: 32269

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: 54
Views: 32269

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: 54
Views: 32269

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: 885

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: 885

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: 1014

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: 885

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: 1014

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. ;)