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by hugger-4641
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 27
Views: 1875

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

Mine will do this when the front tires is about near the end, but goes away with new tires. Below 50 mph is the only time this happens to mine. Above 50, I can set the cruise and keep hands off both handle bars for as long as I want.
by hugger-4641
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: lights
Replies: 4
Views: 237

Re: lights

If you do find a source, please come back and share. I have these lights on mine. I've replaced all the bulbs with LEDs, and my chrome is still good, but some of the red lenses are almost faded clear now.
by hugger-4641
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cupping
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Cupping

What kind of tire was it? If it was E-3's, I would agree, probably not enough tire pressure. Most of the cupping problems I've had have been on the front. I have had some belts slip and had some cupping with cheap Shinko's and some other brands, but I don't recall ever having cupping on the rear wit...
by hugger-4641
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Double dark siding what size front tire will fit
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: Double dark siding what size front tire will fit

I am using an Avon 130/70/18 rear tire on my front. I did reverse it, and I can see no difference in wet performance on the front. In hard acceleration on wet pavement, traction is definitely better with the Austone. I have not experienced any hydroplaning, and I am not your typical rain rider. Most...
by hugger-4641
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: Headlight Adjuster, anyone ever use it, and why

I use mine all the time. When riding two up I have to adjust up a little and when riding single I have to adjust back down or else high beams glare on road signs too much.
by hugger-4641
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 1133

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

[quoteIf I pull the alternator, who checks these? Advance auto parts checks car ones, but can they check this one? Otherwise how do i have it checked?][/quote] There are a couple checks you can do without the alternator spinning, but you have to disassemble it. First, you want to check the that the ...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Alternator
Replies: 18
Views: 811

Re: Replacement Alternator

I've had the DB electric on my bike for a about a year now, no problems so far. It is a little noisier than the OEM was, but not really bad.
by hugger-4641
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Observations and questions...
Replies: 19
Views: 641

Re: Observations and questions...

Ditto what's already been said. You have some engine and fork issues. My bike will smoke a little at start up I leave it on the side stand for several days. If I ride everyday or so I don't notice any smoke, but after several days it will put out a small puff of blue. I haven't actually checked my 0...
by hugger-4641
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 51
Views: 2683

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

I've got about 10k on mine now and I do notice a little wobble or oscilation showing up about 85mph. I can't blame this 100% on the tire yet as I suspect my steering head is starting to get some play. I don't do much riding at 90mph anyway, but I do get up there once in a while. If I push past 90mph...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This could be a new one. Short to ground.
Replies: 20
Views: 622

Re: This could be a new one. Short to ground.

I can disconnect my alternator and even with all my lights on I can go 40 miles or more before the battery is drained enought to kill the bike. Before I installed a volt meter, my first clue that my battery was going dead was my radio going out, then power loss. Sounds like you have a battery issue.
by hugger-4641
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Riddle me this!
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: Riddle me this!

My guess would be a vacuum line collapsing that has temporarily hardened from sitting. If so, a few rides on a hot day will probably soften it back up and your issue will return.
by hugger-4641
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Value opinions
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Value opinions

Call your local bank or credit union and ask them how much they can loan on it if you were buying it. That will should give you some idea of market value in your area.
by hugger-4641
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: TIME TO POKE THE BEAR -Carb Cleaners and Fuel Additives: What Works?
Replies: 10
Views: 561

Re: TIME TO POKE THE BEAR -Carb Cleaners and Fuel Additives: What Works?

For over 10 years I've been using Sea Foam, Lucas, or Stabil to treat fuel in my boat when I store it for the winter and I can tell you that they definitely help. My boat is 1992 Baja with 4.3 Mercruiser (Chevy V6) and 40 gallon tank. I've owned it since 2000. I started having idle and starting issu...
by hugger-4641
Thu May 31, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 2519

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

I know they are all good machines. I just had to stir the pot cuz' my Goldwing with 38000kms just let me down with electrical issues, while my Kawasaki with 142000kms has yet to do that. Disappointing for sure. Sorry to get off topic... No, you didn't touch any nerve with me. :D I've owned a few Ka...
by hugger-4641
Wed May 30, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 2519

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

Yeah, go change the stator on a Kow and tell me how easy it is.
by hugger-4641
Tue May 29, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wheel bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: wheel bearings

I have used them when I didn't have time to wait on SKF or Timken. I haven't had any problems so far. Truth is, some of SKF and Timken bearings are also made in China. So, I really have no idea if I am actually getting a better bearing from SKF or Timken or even if it is one actually made in the U.S...
by hugger-4641
Tue May 29, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 600

Re: Fuel capacity

I have a somewhat aggressive right wrist and probably average 36 to 40 mpg depending on the fuel I buy and how many slow pokes I have to pass that day. I usually get about 170 miles before my fuel light comes on and takes about 5gal to fill up. I have pushed to 200 miles a time or two and took almos...
by hugger-4641
Tue May 29, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 40
Views: 2519

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

Well, 134000Km's and the alternator went also, Pulled it apart , brushes good, Either the stator or the rotor, i checked them according to the service manual but inconclusive , Got a 85 Amp lacteral coming, the alternator was the original on the bike, it is odd why some bikes go thru 2 or 3, peaple...
by hugger-4641
Fri May 25, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 120
Views: 5186

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Also dropped the bike in front of my friend by stalling in a small tight parking area turn around attempt. LOVE those crash bars, worked perfect nothing hurt but my pride. Must practice!!! More people drop their bikes this way than will admit. I've done it. One of the most embarrassing moments of m...
by hugger-4641
Wed May 23, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1993 1500 asp Wont Start
Replies: 5
Views: 435

Re: 1993 1500 asp Wont Start

The GL1500 has relays and a solenoid that activate the starter. You normally can't hear the relays, but you should be able to hear the solenoid engage if it is working. It is right next to the battery. You might try using an old screw driver and shorting across the main terminals on this solenoid. I...
by hugger-4641
Wed May 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???
Replies: 32
Views: 2120

Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

I read in another post where someone is using the GoodYear 175/60-16 car tire and it lowers the rear another inch. There are a couple other car tires that are a little lower than the stock MC tire. I can tell you that the car tire does make the bike a little easier to balance when stopped on level. ...
by hugger-4641
Mon May 21, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: recommendations for replacement windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: recommendations for replacement windshield

I've got the slip streamer on mine now. Been on for a year or two now with no complaints. I've had a Tulsa Tall, Show Chrome, and one from Memphis Shades, all vented. So far I like the Slip Streamer the best.
by hugger-4641
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to this Forum
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: New to this Forum

Ditto what Dingdong said. The 1500 is a little bigger, heavier, has a little more storage space and in my opinion is more comfortable, especially for long legged folks. However, the newest 1500 is well over 10 years old and some parts are getting harder to find and/or cost prohibitive. If you don't ...
by hugger-4641
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble
Replies: 15
Views: 836

Re: Death wobble

I've had this happen a couple times, but one time the culprit turn out to be the rear tire. An out of round tire, slipped belt, or un-seated bead on the rear tire can cause a low speed wobble that you would swear is in the front.
by hugger-4641
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 3092

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I quite often practice my high speed maneuvering skills by slaloming the reflectors on the 4 lane highway near my house late at night when no one else is around. If I do this at 70mph, I am really throwing the bike back and forth pretty hard. ??? After Dark? I have quit riding after dark, too many ...