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by Richman2000
Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 How to Luggage and Tail LED's
Replies: 22
Views: 8041

Re: GL1500 How to Luggage and Tail LED's

I added load resistors. As long as I had one bulb on each side, they didn't hyperflash..
by Richman2000
Thu Aug 25, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix
Replies: 31
Views: 11675

Re: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix

I'm glad it worked. I have over 100K miles since I fixed mine, and it still work. It actually works better than some other parts of my Wing.

Ride Safe,
Rich
by Richman2000
Wed Jun 01, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which model? (*IF* you were to replace your Wing)
Replies: 105
Views: 6087

Re: Which model? (*IF* you were to replace your Wing)

I used my Wing 94 GL1500when I started commuting 200 miles a day to and from work. I did over 60k miles in just over a year. My Wing performed great, but it is time for a change. I see a GL1800 Valk in my near future.
by Richman2000
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs
Replies: 48
Views: 23317

Re: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs

When I started on the project, I was in the same boat. I did alot of Web surfing before I took the saddle bag lights on. Enjoy the new skills you are learning.

Ride Safe,
Rich
by Richman2000
Sat Mar 19, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs
Replies: 48
Views: 23317

Re: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs

Each light will have 2 power sources going to it. The Running lights which have the resistor, and the brake/turn lights do not. Each source has a diode. As for polarity, I would suggest trying Google. That is what I would have to do to answer your question.

Ride Safe,
Rich
by Richman2000
Fri Mar 18, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs
Replies: 48
Views: 23317

Re: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs

Hi CW, welcome to the group. I'm not an electrician, so my terms may be a bit inaccurate. The resistors create the dimmer running lights. When the current passes through them, the lights are not as bright. When you use the brakes or turn signals, the lights receive the full current. That makes them ...
by Richman2000
Mon Jun 08, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix
Replies: 31
Views: 11675

Re: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix

That's great.

Ride Safe,
Rich
by Richman2000
Sat May 16, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs
Replies: 48
Views: 23317

Re: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs

I've been commuting 200 miles a day for the past year. I would love to work on a project, but I have no time. As for needing space to do this, I did my lights 1 at a time, and my Workbench was an Ice Chest.

Good luck on your project.

Ride Safe,

Rich
by Richman2000
Sat Apr 18, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 How to Luggage and Tail LED's
Replies: 22
Views: 8041

Re: GL1500 How to Luggage and Tail LED's

Yes.

Good luck on your project.

Ride Safe
Rich
by Richman2000
Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix
Replies: 31
Views: 11675

Re: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix

When I used the solder to hold the spring together. The inner spring is doing the work, the stock spring is acting as a spacer. If someone can find a source for that spring it would be better.

BTW, my switch is still working fine.
by Richman2000
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 How to Luggage and Tail LED's
Replies: 22
Views: 8041

Re: GL1500 How to Luggage and Tail LED's

Nice job

Ride Safe
Rich
by Richman2000
Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding a Homelink Garage Door Opener
Replies: 7
Views: 4151

Re: Adding a Homelink Garage Door Opener

Nice Mod. What I like with the Homelink is that you program it with one of the remotes, then you can put the other remote back where it was. The Home links copies the signal.

Ride Safe
Rich
by Richman2000
Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The mind is a terrible thing....
Replies: 18
Views: 656

Re: The mind is a terrible thing....

What, No pix? :mrgreen:
by Richman2000
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl 1500 front wheel covers off
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Re: gl 1500 front wheel covers off

Here is my lower Bracket.


Ride Safe,
Rich
by Richman2000
Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl 1500 front wheel covers off
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Re: gl 1500 front wheel covers off

JTD, I like your solution for the Speedo Cable. I'll do that this weekend. I took a hacksaw and a grinder to the lower bracket that attaches to the axel pinch bolts. It helped clean up the front a bit. I'll post a pic as soon as I get a chance.

Ride Safe,
Rich
by Richman2000
Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl 1500 front wheel covers off
Replies: 25
Views: 1619

Re: gl 1500 front wheel covers off

I removed the my wheel covers when I started my war against chrome.


Ride Safe,
Rich
by Richman2000
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange question
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Strange question

I have 3 small "House Rats" myself, and a 70Lbs RottenLab. I've looked into having 1 traveling with us. The advantage to the T-Bag, is that if you stay somewhere for the night, the dog can sleep in the T-Bag. If you pad your trunk, you can use foam squares at Harbor Freight. they hold together well,...
by Richman2000
Fri Jan 17, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange question
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Strange question

How big is your dog that will be traveling with you?
by Richman2000
Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange question
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Strange question

To remove the lid, I think there are a total of 6 bolts on the hinges. If you have a brake light spoiler, there are a couple wires also. I wouldn't remove the whole trunk, there are too many items attached to it. Here is a link for clear plastic domes. http://plastic-domes-spheres.com/plastic-domes/...
by Richman2000
Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:52 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs
Replies: 48
Views: 23317

Re: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs

The search was pretty easy. The bulb is a Type 194. I found this http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/wedge-bulbs/194-led-bulb-5-led-wide-angle-wedge-base/199/ and this, http://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/wedge-bulbs/194-led-bulb-5-smd-led-wide-angle-wedge-base/206/ These are Red LED's. All ...
by Richman2000
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange question
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: Strange question

Take a look at the T-Bag pet carrier. You can attach it to the top of the trunk, and have a nice safe place for the pooch. Also get him some "Doggles".

Rich
by Richman2000
Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs
Replies: 48
Views: 23317

Re: Replacing saddlebag lights with LEDs

Are you wanting to use LED's in the sockets? You will want to make sure that the LED is emitting light in the correct direction. While they provide plenty of light, the reflected light is minimal. You would probably need a tower type bulb. I don't recall the bulb#, but with it we can see what's out ...
by Richman2000
Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding a Homelink Garage Door Opener
Replies: 7
Views: 4151

Re: Adding a Homelink Garage Door Opener

I finally did the permanent attachment of my Homelink GDO. While I had been waiting for an opportunity to tear the bike down, and remove some Tupperware, I was able to fine tune the install. On my first faceplate, I had a large opening for the buttons to function, but it had problems. The cover plat...
by Richman2000
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix
Replies: 31
Views: 11675

Re: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix

Thanks Virgil, that's exactly what I meant to say.
by Richman2000
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix
Replies: 31
Views: 11675

Re: GL1500 Turn Signal Fix

It's easy to get to. The unit is between the front forks, and the wiring is inside the steering stem into the cockpit. Look at this link, and it will show you how to remove the unit. http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=12367 This is for the Steering Head Bearing, but it does show how ...