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by ghostvet
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 Honda Goldwing GL No power at Key
Replies: 24
Views: 1333

Re: 1990 Honda Goldwing GL No power at Key

I have a similar problem, but I fairly certain I know what it is... When I start the bike ('97 GL1500SE), occasionally, the dash does not come to life or if it does the radio doesn't work, or some other lights do not work, etc. When I jiggle the key, sometimes that fixes it, or I turn the key and re...
by ghostvet
Wed May 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: ClampTite Review: video included
Replies: 6
Views: 4270

Re: ClampTite Review: video included

OMG!!! This tool looks incredible.... I did, however, find the Amazon listing pretty funny... " Clamptite Kit - CLT01 - 4 3/4" Stainless Steel Tool w/ Aluminum Bronze T-Bar Nut and 220 ft 1lb. Can of .041 Safety Wire 4.5 out of 5 stars 20 customer reviews Specifications for this item EAN 0...
by ghostvet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 61
Views: 5296

Re: Battery type

Have a friend in Abbotsford, just outside Vancouver BC with a 1200 Aspencade that was having battery issues. Checked the system out all was well, put the battery tender on the battery and the battery had less voltage in the morning then the evening before. He took battery and BT Junior to his mecha...
by ghostvet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 61
Views: 5296

Re: Battery type

Eckhard wrote: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:46 pm He did admit that his charger wasn't putting out any voltage. Maybe that is the problem causing all the dead batteries.
No, it died since they last time I used it- it did not function at all.
by ghostvet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 61
Views: 5296

Re: Battery type

I dunno.

The 18L is snug in my 1500. Very snug.
by ghostvet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 61
Views: 5296

Re: Battery type

So I checked a little on the Lithium ion batteries- and for motorcycles they only come in size 20HL. Don't know about the 1800's, but the 1500 requires nothing bigger than an 18L, so it is out of the question for me even before I look into the pros and cons of a Lithium battery. Guess I am still wai...
by ghostvet
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 61
Views: 5296

Re: Battery type

I have a Lithium Ion battery in my Harley, and it seems to be holding pretty strong, but it was a $300 battery, and weighs about an ounce and a half (or so it seems) - actually about a pound and a half. Size of a pound of butter. Wait... Lithium Ion? Tell me more. Would there be tremendous value in...
by ghostvet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 61
Views: 5296

Re: Battery type

Any lead-acid battery, whether it be a flooded cell or AGM, if it is allowed to get down to 5 VDC (even 9 VDC) suffers permanent damage and may not be recoverable. I think you will find the flooded wet cell battery will not perform as well as the AGM - particularly in your GL1500, which is extremel...
by ghostvet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 61
Views: 5296

Re: Battery type

gford wrote: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:27 pm What make of batteries are you buying? Did you buy quality batteries?

I bought several different brands over the years.
by ghostvet
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 61
Views: 5296

Battery type

I just wanted to post a note here... I am sick and tired of AGM batteries and I bought my last one 07 August 18. I know this because that is the date I wrote on it six months ago when I bought it. I have been through about 4 or 5 AGM batteries over the last few years. They die. Well, all batteries d...
by ghostvet
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Electricity 101 Part 1: Voltage and Amperage
Replies: 20
Views: 13862

Re: Electricity 101

The common idea is the "red" wire is the "hot" wire....In DC electronics reality,, it is not... Electricity(moving electrons) is provided from the negative terminal of the battery...The electrons actually flow through the frame to all the individual grounds,into the "load&q...
by ghostvet
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:37 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Brake light flasher
Replies: 9
Views: 3855

Re: Brake light flasher

Nope.

I want a relay to strobe flash my existing lights, not an add-on that destroys the OEM look of my bike.
by ghostvet
Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Polar Vest Phase Change Cooling Vest
Replies: 33
Views: 12388

Re: Polar Vest Phase Change Cooling Vest

At $149.00 (with discount), and it only lasting an hour to an hour and a half, I doubt I will be getting this anytime soon.

Living in Florida, I try not to ride much in summer anymore, unless it is a highway run (no stop lights or heavy traffic).
by ghostvet
Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: BulletHD Biker Pro Camera Review
Replies: 184
Views: 47293

Re: BulletHD Biker Pro Camera Review

This is at the top of my most wanted list!
by ghostvet
Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: A GoldwingDocs Gathering?
Replies: 111
Views: 20353

Re: A GoldwingDocs Gathering?

I am in Florida.... Just saying.. Lol
by ghostvet
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: WTF!!! NOW WHAT????
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: WTF!!! NOW WHAT????

Follow up...

Not sure what the issue was... but all appears to be back in working order now... 8-)
by ghostvet
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: WTF!!! NOW WHAT????
Replies: 4
Views: 672

Re: WTF!!! NOW WHAT????

Both the multimeter and the onboard voltmeter match each other, which also matches the voltmeter on the battery charger.
by ghostvet
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: WTF!!! NOW WHAT????
Replies: 4
Views: 672

WTF!!! NOW WHAT????

OK... So I replaced the alternator... Got the battery charged.... Get ready to go for a ride... Start the bike up... Let it warm up... But then, when I plugged my phone in, it wasn't charging. Adjust the cigarette lighter plug in, but still nothing. Aggravation abounds! I must have forgot to plug th...
by ghostvet
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: AGM Battery Charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: AGM Battery Charger

ghostvet wrote:
PS- When my boy was little, he couldn't produce the "th" sound, so he would just say "HANX", so HANX!

To which, we would reply "Helcome" lol
by ghostvet
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: AGM Battery Charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: AGM Battery Charger

Electronics question... How easy it is to build a resistor to reduce the amperage to 2amps so if I have to charge in the future using this or another device, I can just put it on the cables? Thanx! PS- When my boy was little, he couldn't produce the "th" sound, so he would just say "H...
by ghostvet
Tue Oct 27, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: AGM Battery Charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: AGM Battery Charger

Voltage was down to 5.6vdc About the only thing this a charger does NOT have is a low amp charging. I wanted that, but then I focused in on the anti-sulphite feature and I forgot about checking for 2amp charging. I figure I can either- A- Use this charger, while I am with it (not walking away and fo...
by ghostvet
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: AGM Battery Charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: AGM Battery Charger

I have a Battery tender JR.

I set the new charger on recondition. It takes 24 hours. I will check back tomorrow.

Thanx all!
by ghostvet
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: AGM Battery Charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: AGM Battery Charger

Sorry, I forgot to mention the battery voltage is very very low.

I was reading up on the AGM batteries, and apparently that is why many chargers won't charge it, because it is very low and they cannot sense it or something like that
by ghostvet
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: AGM Battery Charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: AGM Battery Charger

Actually, this one DOES mention de-sulphiting on the end panel, so it looks like I will be getting this one maybe.


by ghostvet
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: AGM Battery Charger
Replies: 14
Views: 1382

Re: AGM Battery Charger

At Wal-Mart...

This one SEEMS to be the best and can be used to start my vehicles too.

$69.99

No products here mentions de-sulphiting.

Thanx!