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by hugger-4641
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 GL1500 fuel pump replacement
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: 94 GL1500 fuel pump replacement

Greetings Fellow Riders. ok hear's my Issue. I own a 1994 gl1500 aspencade. Im pretty sure the fuel pump died on it. i have fuel as well. Thank You First verify the pump is indeed defective before replacing :idea: parts. Apply 12V to forward most insulated terminal on fuel pump cover and check for ...
by hugger-4641
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM stock alternator output
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: OEM stock alternator output

Again, my alternator has bit the dust....3rd one in 2 years! I just had the oem alternator rebuilt, and it didn't last a hundred miles. I have no extra lights on bike, no accessories aftermarket, what could be killing my alternator? 1994 SE with a bit over 125,000 miles. Please see my prior post ab...
by hugger-4641
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM stock alternator output
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: OEM stock alternator output

As mentioned already, the OEM alternator is only 40amp. The Compufire is the way to go if you can spare the change. I'm running DB electrical 90 amp on mine and have been happy with it, but I did have a regulator go out on it after two years. I think this was actually due to a short that I had, so I...
by hugger-4641
Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: totally off topic

Thanks for all the replies folks. Haven't got it back together yet , but have confirmed that there is no valve and no obstruction in the return circuit to the water pump, and the head gasket does appear to be leaking between #1 and #2 cyl. Diagnostic tool was showing a miss fire on #2 that was not e...
by hugger-4641
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: totally off topic

Head gasket. I have a car that does exactly the same thing. It's possible to have compression getting into coolant without coolant and oil exchange Nailed it. Well, first time for everything I guess. I've never seen a head gasket fail that didn't exhibit some mixing of oil/coolant somewhere or some...
by hugger-4641
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: totally off topic

I actually did rig up a flush system to force coolant thru the heater core. I rigged fittings into a 2 gallon jug so I could force compressed air in the top and coolant out the bottom into the heater core, and captured the coolant leaving the core and repeated the process twice. I did put a second r...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: totally off topic

I've tried this every time I've drained and refilled the system, about 5 times now, twice when I replaced thermostats, once after water pump replaced, once after radiator replaced, and once after heater core replaced, still hasn't fixed my problem, so I must have something else going on.
by hugger-4641
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: New to me

Welcome aboard! Yes, compared to the 1985 Goldwing, the 98 is probably a couple hundred pounds heavier. Two more cylinders and a lot more ABS in the fairing and covers are probably most of it. My '94 weighs about 980 lbs. Keep the air suspension set as low as you can without bottoming out on bumps a...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jul 01, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 852

Re: totally off topic

He did state he replaced the heater core. Blocked or not, would not cause engine overheating in either case. Most cars have a valve in one of the heater hoses, either vacuum operated or mechanically operated thru a cable. Supposed to shut off flow of coolant thru the heater core when you select "co...
by hugger-4641
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 852

totally off topic

Totally off topic, but I'm hoping somebody here is also a car nut like me and has some insight on my issue. I've checked all the car forums i can find and have found no answer yet. I have this problem with my daughters '04 Celica GT. It's been in my shop for 3 months now and I am about ready to take...
by hugger-4641
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: starter
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: starter

All the relays are beside the fuse box, behind the side cover on left side of bike. If you remove the top and bottom mounting bolt for the fuse box, and also remove the seat, there is just enough room to pull the box out to access the relays. All the relays are the same, so I would try switching the...
by hugger-4641
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: starter
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: starter

There are two solenoids for the starter, one is easily visible beside the battery, but neither is "hard wired", you should be able to remove the rubber cover and see the terminals. My first thought would be a relay sticking, keeping positive 12v to the solenoid, but not getting the ground (12v neg-)...
by hugger-4641
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Headlight Question
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: 1500 Headlight Question

Thank you everyone for your replies! I ended up installing a set of Silvania Silverstar Ultra. Love them! I'm in a very rural area of Wisconsin, and riding is always a game of "dodge the critter," especially at night. Hawks, eagles, turkeys, cranes, opossum, raccoons, badgers, groundhogs, skunks, f...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Headlight Question
Replies: 12
Views: 858

Re: 1500 Headlight Question

I prefer the blue/white of the Silvania Silver Stars vs the yellow hue from regular replacement bulbs, but that's just a personal preference.
by hugger-4641
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wants to fall over when slow turning or stopping.
Replies: 29
Views: 2075

Re: Wants to fall over when slow turning or stopping.

Ok, thanks for the response. I'm running 38 in the front and 48 in the back right now, I may try upping the front a little and see how it does.
by hugger-4641
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire choices for my 1500
Replies: 30
Views: 3291

Re: Tire choices for my 1500

Why are you dissatisfied with the Avons? I may have just got a bad one, but it will not balance good enough at high speed. I've got beads in it, tried 2oz and 3oz, and 0 oz. At 85 mph it develops a bad vibration that does not go away until about 95mph. I've got another front rim with a half worn E3...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wants to fall over when slow turning or stopping.
Replies: 29
Views: 2075

Re: Wants to fall over when slow turning or stopping.

My two cents... The choice of tires has a lot to do with how the thing handles at low speeds as well as high speeds. When I got my 1500, it had Dunlop E3s on it. It handled like a truck! I dropped it several times. I went to a Michelin Commander II on the front and a Austone Taxi tire on the rear. ...
by hugger-4641
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire choices for my 1500
Replies: 30
Views: 3291

Re: Tire choices for my 1500

Thanks for the post, I've been waiting for opinions on these. I've got a few thousand more miles before I have to make a choice. I'm running Avon on the front now, not really happy with it. Thinking about going to E4 or maybe back to E3 on the front.
by hugger-4641
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wood trim on GL1500
Replies: 6
Views: 419

Re: Wood trim on GL1500

Be happy it's not all chrome. Who ever owned mine was the biggest chrome **** on the planet. It looked like the bike was an experiment on just how much extra chrome and lighting can be bolted to one GL1500. I could be seen from space on a sunny day and made for a dangerous ride. My radio was chrome...
by hugger-4641
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 27
Views: 2255

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: 317

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: 389

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: 318

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: 342

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: 1672

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 ...