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by minimac
Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '93 Aspy refurbishment
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: '93 Aspy refurbishment

Congrats on buying one of the best motorcycles ever made. It is time to change your timing belts. NOW! It doesn't matter if they are still in spec, they are really OLD! You'll be pulling the front plastics to address the hoses and water pump anyway. The hose replacement is pretty straight forward, b...
by minimac
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passengers storage compartments
Replies: 23
Views: 751

Re: Passengers storage compartments

After replacing the one I kept breaking on the left side, (for the third time) I did a small hinge similar to CrystalPete. It's now been eight years, and no issue.
by minimac
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A group riding down to Sturgis.
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: A group riding down to Sturgis.

Good Hondog wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:36 am
You're right Viking and it will probably always be that way. Like the old saying goes: "The more things change the more they stay the same".
That's the issue....H-D has stayed the same! :)
by minimac
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ticking Noise in right side of engine
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Ticking Noise in right side of engine

Did the MMO, did Seafoam, changed a couple of HVAs, and it's the same. I've got most of the front plastics off, so as a last resort, it's going to the dealer. Hopefully they aren't just parts changers on a fishing expedition and actually can fix it.
by minimac
Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Plugged tire
Replies: 9
Views: 329

Re: Plugged tire

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
by minimac
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: rider down
Replies: 20
Views: 616

Re: rider down

Good thing it was only the braking foot, you should be able to still ride! :) Heal up quickly.
by minimac
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ticking Noise in right side of engine
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Ticking Noise in right side of engine

Even after draining and refilling with heavier weight oil (from 5-30synth. to 10-40 dino), nothing has changed. All of the oil passages that were accessible, were clear and there was no evidence of any sludging anywhere. I guess my next step will be to try to hook up an oil pressure gauge to verify ...
by minimac
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ticking Noise in right side of engine
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Ticking Noise in right side of engine

My ticking is on the left. I did the same,ran MMO and then later some Seafoam, before replacing the rockers,shaft and cover. I had found two lifters that wouldn't remain filled, and compressed a lot. After replacing these parts, it still sounds the same. Other than that darn rapping, the engine runs...
by minimac
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 4 SALE 1200$1985 gl 1200 limited edition w/60,000
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: 4 SALE 1200$1985 gl 1200 limited edition w/60,000

Belongs in the for sale/wanted ads.
by minimac
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 560

Re: Contemplating moving up

I contemplated moving from my 1500 to something else also. I ruled out the 1800. I felt the advantage of the fuel injection was far outweighed by what I saw as disadvantages- enough so that I can't justify the cost. I fell in love with a loaded Star Venture, but at the end of the day decided my 1500...
by minimac
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone

I pulled the the two offending lifters(hydraulic adjusters) and filled them with oil. I bled what seemed like a lot of air out of them, reinstalled them , and after torquing everything, down ran it. No change and the two eccentrics didn't move. The other one seemed to work as it should. I'm thinking...
by minimac
Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone

I pulled the camshaft assembly cover. Every thing looked fine, oil all over-no plugged passages, and everything moved like it should. Before I pull the rocker arm shafts out to check the needle bearings, I'll try to refill the hydraulic lifters and make sure to get all of the air out, per the servic...
by minimac
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Re: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone

Shell Rotella T-6 for the last five or six years. Royal Purple or Mobil1 before that.
by minimac
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone
Replies: 7
Views: 266

Sort of Out of my Comfort Zone

On the way home (slow, easy riding) from dinner last night w/Mrs Mini, all of a sudden I started to hear what sounded like lifter noise. I pulled over, made sure the oil level was good and continued slowly to ride the final five miles home. The noise didn't get worse or louder and I was able to dete...
by minimac
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trail braking
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: Trail braking

They hang off the side to get the beasts to turn, not to avoid slipping.The front wheel rarely,if ever, points anywhere but straight. Don't try that on the street-I guarantee it will end poorly!
by minimac
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: From a Wing to a Burgman?
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: From a Wing to a Burgman?

I had bought a well maintained, low milage '06 Burgman 650 Executive when I first considered selling my 1500 'Wing. I wanted to see if it would be a good replacement. With a Corbin seat, huge underseat storage, and a Givi 52 liter top case, it has almost as much storage as my Goldwing. It also is al...
by minimac
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: epoxy sealant/ adhesive
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: epoxy sealant/ adhesive

I've used Plast-aid to remake tabs and it works great, but is a bit costly. I've also used ABS cement(glue) and it too has worked very well. If using ABS cement, make sure to pre-treat the area with solvent. Regular PVC solvent will work just fine for that purpose. If you can't find ABS cement, try ...
by minimac
Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Free- speedometer inner cable
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Free- speedometer inner cable GONE

I have to put this in twenty characters to say it is no longer available!
by minimac
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 40
Views: 1885

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

If you research the site before doing the work, you'll find it's not really all that bad. Yes, you have to take off some tupperware, but it isn't any harder than a few screws and unlocking a few tabs usually. Almost every part you could ever need is available online. My GL1500 is a snap, compared to...
by minimac
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: MidWest Upper Peninsula Michigan Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 671

Re: MidWest Upper Peninsula Michigan Ride

Awhile back we did a " From Hell to Paradise" ride, (of course stopping to get our Cheesburger in Paradise-to pay homage to Jimmy Buffet)as part of our tour of the U.P. There was a great micro brewery a few doors down from the only motel in Copper Harbor, a must stop, if it's still there.
by minimac
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Free- speedometer inner cable
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Free- speedometer inner cable

If you don't need it now, you may in the future-the price is right!
by minimac
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Free- speedometer inner cable
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Free- speedometer inner cable

If you want it, PM me.
by minimac
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tire patch
Replies: 5
Views: 181

Re: tire patch

Take it to a different shop.
by minimac
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 922

Re: TT time again!

Another thanks for posting Brett. Sadanorakman-you don't care for it...simple solution, don't watch. Pedestrians get killed everyday, all over the world. Perhaps, to your way of thinking, walking should be banned.
by minimac
Mon Jun 03, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tire question
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: tire question

A can of Fix-a-Flat WILL make a gooey mess inside the tire, and can possibly attack the rim itself. That stuff should never,ever, be used on a bike . The best way to repair is to patch it. No one can decide whether to repair or replace, other than you. With two small tire contact patches between me ...