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by Uncle Fester
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: At wits end . . . .

Thanks for that, it was hot and tank low two of the times, full-ish, 50 miles driven at 20 mpg due to winds that trip , the third time, and I do need to check battery level after all the attempts to start it with no luck.
by Uncle Fester
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: At wits end . . . .

Yes, a 96 Aspencade. It has always, sense I got it, not cranked in the OFF position, so I assumed that was normal for the ‘Wing. . . . ?
by Uncle Fester
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: At wits end . . . .

Okay, cooled off some here, so I tested the kill switch, as far as in the RUN position it cranks like it is supposed to, in the OFF position, it does not crank. Is that enough of a test ? If not, how do I go deeper ?
Next, how do I test the side stand switch ?
Thanks all
by Uncle Fester
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Melt Down
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: Melt Down

The melt down of the fuse, if it was just the fuse and not the fuse panel, sounds like possibly the result of a cheap “Chinese” fuse that was not built to specs. If it was the whole fuse panel at that fuse position, some thing shorted between the fuse and battery, but that SHOULD have been caught by...
by Uncle Fester
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: At wits end . . . .

That’s a thought . . . . .
by Uncle Fester
Tue Jul 24, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: At wits end . . . .

No I have not yet, got sick for a few days, then with no shade to work under, and it being in the upper 90s most days, just have not been motivated to get out side to work on it.... not having a shade tree, carport, or garage to work in SUCKS ! LOL
by Uncle Fester
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: At wits end . . . .

I am out with the wife for a late supper right now, but will check the kill switch when I get home tonight or first thing in the AM as that is a easy check.
by Uncle Fester
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: At wits end . . . .

Yep, had that issue before, was first on the list of to check, sorry I forgot to mention it before now. Some times it is the simplest stupid things that cause the biggest issues.
by Uncle Fester
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

Re: At wits end . . . .

I did check the fuel pump connections again after I got it home, wires all appear good, I also replaced the fuel filter as it was old and dirty (and cheap !) and so far still won’t start. I have not checked spark yet as it has been hellish hot here and I do not have a garage or covered area to take ...
by Uncle Fester
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 948

At wits end . . . .

Okay, back on June 21st the wife and I took the Wing to Denver Co from our home in OkCity Ok. The route was straight forward , I-35 to I-70 to Denver. Should be no issues, right ? We where pulling our trailer, and fought a fair head wind, but a over all nice day for a ride, or so we thought. Just sh...
by Uncle Fester
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: 1998 GL1500 Igntion replacement

I just had a shop do mine, and they where cool enough to let me see it being taken out AFTER they got the plastics out of the way, made me glad I took it to them ! Was like a 2hour job for my mech who had done it before, and he was inside with AC, I would have had to do it outside, with our even as ...
by Uncle Fester
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 19
Views: 978

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

I have to say, unless they are only parking in these newer “High End” camp site where your RV can not be over 10 years old , you must be a member of Good Sam, etc etc, I have never had trouble getting a dry (no water or electricity) tent site with as little as 2 min warning to the camp ground. I als...
by Uncle Fester
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud pipes
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Loud pipes

The popping when at low speed with the straight pipes is likely due to lack of back pressure. I have heard of many folks doing the HD dresser pipes with out dui g a jet change and having no ill effects, BUT would some Dyani time and a good carb man help, most likely yes. You might call someone like ...
by Uncle Fester
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: low radio volume 96 GL1500 Panasonic RM-G30P
Replies: 15
Views: 2052

Re: low radio volume 96 GL1500 Panasonic RM-G30P

My factory speakers, what was left of them, where 3 ohm and I am 95% sure that is the correct ohmage for the stock radio. That said, replacing the stock 3ohm speakers with after market 4 ohm speakers will not hurt a thing, BUT will cause a Minot loss of volume. This loss is so minor you will not be ...
by Uncle Fester
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 951

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

I broke that same piece, and for now I used thin zip ties (3 of them) on each side to keep everything closed up like it should be. I have not done it yet, but I decided I am taking the rubber bar covers off the bike , putting the wires in wire split loom, and calling that good, no more rubber bar co...
by Uncle Fester
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio cuts out when braking
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: Radio cuts out when braking

If I am reading this right, you loose radio when applying the brakes ? If that is the case, given the added amplifier and speakers, I would say not enough alternator for everything you have running off the battery. Upgrade to a 95amp alt and all should be happy again.
by Uncle Fester
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 Final Drive Fluid
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: 2000 GL1500 Final Drive Fluid

I do not have my glasses with me, so this was hard to read, but when I turned wrenchs for a living, we charged book time on all jobs, BUTalways a shop min of one hour on any job, from there it was 30 min blocks based off shop time that was set by the Mitchel Shop Time guide line book. The Mitchel bo...
by Uncle Fester
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 Final Drive Fluid
Replies: 19
Views: 1092

Re: 2000 GL1500 Final Drive Fluid

Belts are cheap, $16.89 on Amazon, a new engine is not. . . . Change the belts ! https://www.amazon.com/Gates-T275-Timing-Belt/dp/B000CRDMS8/ref=au_as_r?_encoding=UTF8&Make=Honda%7C59&Model=GL1500A%20Gold%20Wing%20Aspencade%7C17892&Year=1996%7C1996&ie=UTF8&n=15684181&newVehicle=1&s=automotive&vehicl...
by Uncle Fester
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl 1500 front wheel covers off
Replies: 25
Views: 1139

Re: gl 1500 front wheel covers off

I need to clean the wheel of brake dust, BAD, but beyond hat I prefer not having the cover as I go through a set or two of pads a year, and it helps being able to see the pads and rotors with out having to take the bike/ front end apart
by Uncle Fester
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1043

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

I have also been thinking of "lighting it up" just to make myself more visible to wake up drivers to my presents. I have done the following: Led fog lights in the lower cowl Wiring to make the rear spoiler brake light a running light Ride safe Scooter I disagree with you here, and here is what I di...
by Uncle Fester
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Upgrading next tax season
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Upgrading next tax season

MiWinger51 wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:22 am
Uncle Fester wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 am
Thanks for the link, unfortunately I will not have the cash to buy before tax season, no matter how good the deal may be.


There are a lot of nice 1800s for sale on that site. A lot of members there are buying the 2018.

I have seen and sat on the new 1800, they can have it ! LOL.
by Uncle Fester
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Upgrading next tax season
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Upgrading next tax season

Thanks for the link, unfortunately I will not have the cash to buy before tax season, no matter how good the deal may be.
by Uncle Fester
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Upgrading next tax season
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Upgrading next tax season

Ok, I am going to most likely be selling my current bike, a 1996 Aspencade with 160K on it due to mileage and more importantly, how hard it is to get body panels for it.... My current thoughts are, in my order of preference: 1 first gen GL-1800 2 a fiberglass body VW trike like my old one 3 a 2007 o...
by Uncle Fester
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for new radio knobs
Replies: 21
Views: 1271

Re: Time for new radio knobs

Mine was even weirder that that, I had a TON of chrome, but every piece of chrome had wood grain over it. . . . . . ?
by Uncle Fester
Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My bike is in the shop
Replies: 22
Views: 1492

Re: My bike is in the shop

I did get some Moly Paste, on my own dime, and will be using it from now on, unfortunately they had the bike all reassembled by the time I got the moly paste, so it will have to wait to be use until I can remove the rear wheel and regrets it, might be as long as mid july and less than 10K miles befo...