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by FM-USA
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition switch assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Ignition switch assembly

FM-USA: I will take & post a couple of pictures myself. That way, u can see what I c & hopefully draw an ms-paint arrow to what I shud b tightening 2nd pix, that chinese hat on the upper-right center. 1 bolt on each side. Either cut a slot or flat cold chisel to turn it tight. IF you can replace it...
by FM-USA
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition switch assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Ignition switch assembly

hap2 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:15 am
tomorrow will work for pics.
(Ed McMahon)
heeeeeeerrrrRRRRS THE PIX.




by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: And it Died
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: And it Died

My Alt lasted... mmm, 140k miles B4 issues started. Charge the battery. Before pulling the Alt, use compressed air in the back of the Alt. start the bike, use a small hammer and tap the Alt & check the amp guage/light. Might break lose the brushes thus knowing it is the brushes. I did this and got 6...
by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition switch assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Ignition switch assembly

hap2 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Thanx for the reply, but after looking, I'm not sure where they are. Possible to send me a pic or 2?
I happen to have a bare frame, can get pix tomorrow.
by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Crazy!!
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Crazy!!

My girl wanted the previous nights camping receipt, it was in my left pocket. I pulled it out & it billowed open and out of my hand. It floundered a couple times behind the windshield and I missed it every time. It caught wind and went rearward. Woops, GONE! .. .. so I thought. Several minutes later...
by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

20% chance of rain means a free quick bike wash.

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by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition switch assembly
Replies: 9
Views: 134

Re: Ignition switch assembly

IF.. its the mounting screws/bolts they're slotless.
Dremel a slot for a screwdriver.
If not, a quick fix I use is 2 part epoxy under the head, first raising the head as high as possible. Future removal/replacement of bolts the epoxy is easily removed.

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by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Raffle
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Raffle

Congratulations! I won a raffle once - back in 1970. It was a drawing held by the US Selective Service and I was drawn as #8 ... won a 2-year tour with all expenses paid, starting in Jan 1971! I think my SS raffle was fixed. Number 287 and designated as 1H. Decades later found what 1H stood for. . .
by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thank you very much wingadmin
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

I also am in gratitude for info here.
Thanks.

Donations?
PayPal "GIFT" it works for me.

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by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: And it Died
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: And it Died

Symptoms similar to my Alt dying, tho I don't have Cruise.
Jump charged it to ride home. Found it needed new brushes. $5.00 repair.

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by FM-USA
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 73423

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

I use Liquid Wrench to get the bead slippery when mounting, maybe that's what's clumping, but again I use very little. Battlax's can be a bit ornery at times, I may have sprayed a little extra. I'll be changing it soon so I'll be looking on the inside what's going on. ===== FOLLOW UP ===== Removed ...
by FM-USA
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Invisible Motorcycle
Replies: 151
Views: 8277

Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

.. .. I'd be riding a 20 mile stretch of dual-carriageway to my work, come up behind an HGV (semi) thats doing 50mph, and I just didn't have the power to safely overtake!!! There would be cagers steaming past at 80mph, so I'd have to wait whilst patiently peering in my mirror for a massive gap to a...
by FM-USA
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Make replacement saddlebag screw covers
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Make replacement saddlebag screw covers

Interesting pix.
I wonder if it's possible my bridging across the seam causes the covers to move and fall off via high frequency vibes & thumps?

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by FM-USA
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Neutral indicator
Replies: 11
Views: 672

Re: GL1500 Neutral indicator

I wish I could help you, all I can say is try what I tried, I just traced out the wires, tightened, crimped and checked every connection I could that would possibly relate to that circuitry. Hobo TO ANYONE... OLDER POST but I'm still looking for the solution. I believe this started around 175K mile...
by FM-USA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 42
Views: 1971

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

2 Austones down, another to soon go on...in about 5k miles. I get about 80,000 miles from them. I do repack the splines around 40k. While back someone wrote, when in turns the Austone wanted the bike upright ASAP, couldn't get it off fast enough. WELL past few weeks I've been testing that post, its ...
by FM-USA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: This happened today...
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: This happened today...

Yup. Simple drill-out using a mortising bit & a little Dremel rheeming, it slipped right in.
IT'S FUN when you have more tools than needed.

Thanks again.
by FM-USA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Make replacement saddlebag screw covers
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: Make replacement saddlebag screw covers

$5.00???
Last month I seen somewhere they were $6.95 + "expensive box" shipping.

I take it these covers only fit the 1500, as was reason for title change & relocation. I don't know the other Wings setups.



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by FM-USA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Make replacement saddlebag screw covers
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Make replacement saddlebag screw covers

Some odd reason I keep losing the chrome Saddlebag screw covers/caps. OH, they are on tight, I even bend the 2 tabs so they are tighter, but walk(?) they do. So after buying 2 covers it got to the point, why keep spending money when I can make JUST FINE replacements from soda can bottoms. The CHROM...
by FM-USA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: This happened today...
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: This happened today...

Wonderful catch. Now, play Lotto, quick. Similar experience.. .. 230,000 miles.jpg This past week of daily rides odom is nearing 240K. . . You got me beat there!! :D Wasn't meaning contest, just a mention. More like a gloat to myself for the high amount of GoldWing "MILES of SMILES". My XS1100 were...
by FM-USA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: This happened today...
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: This happened today...

Wonderful catch. Now, play Lotto, quick.

Similar experience.. ..


This past week of daily rides odom is nearing 240K.

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by FM-USA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Tulsa windshields
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Tulsa windshields

stainless 111 wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:23 am
Have 3 Brand New Tulsa windshields 2 with vents for 1800s and 1 without a vent for 1500 will take offers
PM me the 1500 price.
by FM-USA
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire for sale. Never mounted
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: Austone Taxi Tire for sale. Never mounted

IF that sale falls thru, I'll take it.
Location?

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by FM-USA
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

In days of old, I made finger splints from plastic milk jugs. Propane torch & the mold was a broom stick. Other items? Assembled odd shapes with duct tape & used 2 or 3 layers of Jersey Gloves to hold it around the mold. Final tweeking was done with a quick spot melting. Sure the part was rough but ...
by FM-USA
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12259

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

.... I only wish they had readers in the top of the lenses as well because I spend a great deal of time working overhead and looking up. I recommend them heartily. Ask and ye shall receive! https://www.safetyglassesusa.com/bf30.html OH MAN... where were these 20 years ago. Cutting in ceilings, espe...
by FM-USA
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Few years back I added a couple wires to the left bar and like others had similar refitment issues.
What I did was Dremel out a little more space for these wires. Sloppy looking sure but unseen on the outside.