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by offcenter
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 radio memory solved
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: GL1500 radio memory solved

bellboy40 wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:38 pm
Here is a link to where you can get a pdf of the RM-1500A service manual.

https://tinyurl.com/y2d5gmb3
That's the early radio.
The radio on my '99 is completely different.
Haven't be able to find a schematic for that one anywhere.
by offcenter
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: weird electrical problem
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: weird electrical problem

Just went through this myself. Under the left side of the passenger seat is a 22 pin connector housed in a plastic case. The green wire is the ground to everything on the rear of the bike. You'll find that the green wire is burned and has melted the plastic connector. When that ground goes bad, all ...
by offcenter
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 radio memory solved
Replies: 20
Views: 942

Re: GL1500 radio memory solved

GregSki, you have an '88. His bike is a '98.
I believe you have a completely different radio than he does.
Sure wish someone would tell us where to find the schematics
for the later radios, i.e. 97 through 2000.
by offcenter
Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: FOR THOSE WHO STILL CANNOT GET IT UP !! - (YOUR WING THAT IS !! ) - WATCH THIS VID - NO MORE EXCUSES
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: FOR THOSE WHO STILL CANNOT GET IT UP !! - (YOUR WING THAT IS !! ) - WATCH THIS VID - NO MORE EXCUSES

I have both a 1500 and a '76 GL-1000.
The 1000 is MUCH lighter than the 1500, but I have NEVER been able to
get that bike on the centerstand without help.
The 1500 is easy to put on the stand even though
it weighs two or three hundred pounds more.
by offcenter
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!

Ah! Ok, my mistake. Yes, I repaired the green wire just as you did, except that I put a plug/socket on that wire. Now the new wire and the plug/socket is melted. Before the latest meltdown, everything on the back of the bike was working properly, tail lights, brake lights, directionals. Tomorrow I'l...
by offcenter
Thu Oct 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!

Are you talking about this connector? Connector_Male.jpg I had that same issue but I opted to cut and solder the wires together with a jumper. I doubt that I will ever have to separate this connector again so there was no reason to install a separate connector. repaired_connection.jpg I suspect tha...
by offcenter
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Re: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!

Thank you for your reply.
But....this is a ground wire.
It shouldn't matter if it touches ground somewhere, should it?
by offcenter
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!
Replies: 9
Views: 206

Electrical ground problem....AGAIN!!

A while back, I posted about an electrical gremlin on my '99 1500. I would lose all tail lights, the cb would stop working, and the directional indicators on the dash would both light up and stay lit. Several of you pointed me toward the 22 pin connector under the seat. Sure enough, the green ground...
by offcenter
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Identifying correct fenders by year
Replies: 3
Views: 145

Re: Identifying correct fenders by year

And since you are talking fenders, how about the rear. I found out that the rear fender of some of the European early wings was at least 5 or 6 inches longer than the rear fender that we got here in the US. I like the look of them. I was able to get a rear Euro fender from Ebay. It needs rechroming ...
by offcenter
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

On my 1500, I use it for maintenance and such. I'm amazed that the 1500 is so easy to get up on the centerstand. I also have a '76 Wing which is a much lighter bike, and that one is damned near impossible for me to put up on the stand. I had to make a lever arm that fits over the foot pad on the sta...
by offcenter
Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Damage
Replies: 14
Views: 684

Re: Valve Cover Damage

Waaay back when I was a kid, my brother crashed his Kawasaki 350, two stroke and the shift lever punched a hole in the left crankcase cover. We fished out the pieces, cleaned them off real good, and epoxied them back in with PC-7 epoxy which is similar to JBweld. He rode that bike for another two ye...
by offcenter
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 68
Views: 4944

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I run about 38 pounds of pressure in my Austone rear tire.
So far, I have around 14,000 miles on it and it is nowhere near worn out.
I love it.
I have two more in stock since they aren't for sale here anymore.
by offcenter
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 660
Views: 39372

Re: What's Happening Today?

Gee, thanks a lot. You got ice cream for yourself but
you didn't get any for us!
(LOL!!)
by offcenter
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator?? Not again!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Alternator?? Not again!!!

Excellent info, Crystal!
Thanks!!
by offcenter
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator?? Not again!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Re: Alternator?? Not again!!!

Take it to a generator/motor repair shop & let them clean it good & put brushes & new shaft seal in. Likely OK. I had a Comp-U-Fire suffer a leaking seal there, but oil never got to the brushes so it never hickupped, I just "found it". If you replace it, I like the Comp-U-Fire, even had a spare sou...
by offcenter
Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator?? Not again!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 286

Alternator?? Not again!!!

Two years ago I replaced the alternator in my '99 Wing with a high output unit from Lactrical. On my vacation trip this week, with less than 20,000 miles on it, the damned alternator went dead. There is oil around and in the alternator suggesting that the oil made it's way past the shaft bearing sea...
by offcenter
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brakes?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Rear Brakes?

Thanks! Just what I needed.
by offcenter
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brakes?
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Rear Brakes?

I see a nice tutorial on changing the front brake pads.
Anyone know where there is one on changing the REAR pads?
Thanks guys.
by offcenter
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loose throttle housing
Replies: 20
Views: 982

Re: Loose throttle housing

Both my left and right housings have that looseness.
Hasn't really bothered me so far.
But when I get around to taking them off, I'll come up
with a fix for it.
by offcenter
Tue Jul 28, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 GL1500 SE left inner saddlebag
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: 95 GL1500 SE left inner saddlebag

Use a heat gun to shape the patch.
Or do it in several pieces.
Wear gloves so you don't burn your hands.
That plastic gets really hot as it softens.
by offcenter
Mon Jul 27, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 GL1500 SE left inner saddlebag
Replies: 10
Views: 400

Re: 95 GL1500 SE left inner saddlebag

Have you considered making a new floor for the bag? If it's just the floor, it won't be seen unless someone was laying on the ground next to the bike. Get a sheet of ABS plastic from Amazon. Cut the hole in the bottom of the bag to be rectangular. Cut the new ABS slightly oversize and glue it in wit...
by offcenter
Sat Jul 25, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Air Horns (Video)
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Rivco Air Horns (Video)

Also remember that anything you mount back there will probably have to be removed if you want to change the rear tire. These bikes are hard enough to change the tire on without adding more complexity to the project.
by offcenter
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Just a funny observation
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Re: Just a funny observation

Over the last 50 years, I've hauled home some weird loads.
Eight foot 2x4s, gallons of paint, a complete bookshelf sized
home stereo system, and the best, a three foot by five foot
painting of the NYC skyline that I bought as a gift to
my mother!!!
LOL!!!
by offcenter
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Air Horns (Video)
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Rivco Air Horns (Video)

Who said they have to be in front? :idea: I'll have to look, I'll bet I can hide them somewhere under the rear bags.... When I got my 1500, it had Rivco horns mounted under the right saddlebag.....and they were all beat up and ground down on the bottom from hitting the pavement when the bike was le...