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by offcenter
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding an 88 GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 573

Re: Rebuilding an 88 GL1500

"I was swearing at this thing so hard lol" Reads like you have things well in hand! Swearing is usually the sign of a person who has graduated from throwing! LOL I think youf gonna have a very enjoyable bike when done. My general rule of thumb on any repair project is, the project is not ...
by offcenter
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SeaFoam Question
Replies: 12
Views: 478

Re: SeaFoam Question

In the fuel, definitely.
When I got my 1500, it had been sitting for several years.
It wouldn't idle worth a darn.
A couple of cans of seafoam later, it idled perfectly, and still does.
by offcenter
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wrecked my Motorcycle
Replies: 5
Views: 527

Re: Wrecked my Motorcycle

Not trying to be a wise guy, but a fire hydrant?
You couldn't find something softer to hit?
Good luck getting the damage fixed.
Finding the parts will likely be the most difficult part.
by offcenter
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change miles, times, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Oil change miles, times, etc

I change mine every 6,000. Just seems like a good number.
I use Mobil 1 High mileage 10w40.
by offcenter
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Dumped My Bike! (VIDEO)
Replies: 9
Views: 861

Re: I Dumped My Bike! (VIDEO)

Been there. Done that. My 1500 is by far the heaviest bike I've ever owned. (or will ever own!) When I first got it, I must have dropped it 6 times. Luckily, no damage to the bike or me. I've since learned to control the beast and I love it!! U turns are still a pain, but I've gotten a lot better at...
by offcenter
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Hello

Artieajr wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:43 pm Got a 1999 1500 with 45k on it and love it.
Wow!! A brand new bike!!
My '99 has 112k on it.
Welcome to the forum!
by offcenter
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riddle me this, Batman...
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Riddle me this, Batman...

Around here in northern New Jersey, the roads are riddled with manhole covers. Even on recently repaved roads, the damned covers are often set an inch or so below road level. I have to ride like a drunken sailor to avoid them...WHAM!...there's another manhole cover, dammit!! So riddle me this.... Ho...
by offcenter
Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hard do you ride your GL1800
Replies: 19
Views: 855

Re: How hard do you ride your GL1800

1500 miles per year??
I can do that in a month!
There were times I've done that in two weeks!
by offcenter
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What a nice 2000
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: What a nice 2000

Once you've removed the plastic a few times, it becomes second nature.
Not too bad at all.
by offcenter
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What a nice 2000
Replies: 11
Views: 346

Re: What a nice 2000

Very nice!! I ride a '99 with 111,000 miles on it. Still rides like a new bike. I'll never understand how someone can pay big money for a bike like these and then never ride it. Your bike has traveled less than 500 miles a year since it was new. There is a guy near me who also has a 2000 model. His ...
by offcenter
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Upgrading my 1500 LCD
Replies: 47
Views: 3811

Re: Upgrading my 1500 LCD

Looks good. However, judging by the pics, it wouldn't work for me. Too much info for such a small display. I wouldn't be able to see it while riding. Lol. It's really not as tough to see as you may think. Some of the smaller numbers like air temp, humidity, and date you probably won't be looking at...
by offcenter
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Brightest LED headlight bulbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 892

Re: Brightest LED headlight bulbs?

Late reply to the thread, but if the GL1500 uses H4 headlamps like my '99 Valkyrie does, take a look at Cyclops Ultra 10.0 H4 bulbs. Outrageously bright, great cutoff. And burns all 4 emitters on High beam. Well worth the $90 price, in my opinion. Especially if you live back in the hills and holler...
by offcenter
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: bear breaking
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: bear breaking

When he said his back was breaking a little, I thought he needed a chiropractor. :lol:
by offcenter
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 38
Views: 3250

Re: Group Rides

Tomorrow morning, I'll be going on my club's first ride of the season. And I'll be on my guard. First ride means everyone has been off for the winter. And, we have had a lot of new members join up since I last rode with the group, people I don't know and don't know how they ride. The club is mostly ...
by offcenter
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tar Snakes
Replies: 14
Views: 989

Re: Tar Snakes

Here in N.J., they did that to some of my favorite roads last summer, miles and miles of that crap.
When it gets hot, that stuff is like grease under the wheels.
The people who do that need to taken out there and staked out in the middle of the road 'til they are turned into road pizza.
by offcenter
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?

My last one came from Lactrical.
Failed in only a year.
Just another piece of cheap chinese junk.
by offcenter
Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The muffler chronicals
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: The muffler chronicals

I guess I could if I could find a decent welder around here who would take the job.
But I'm guessing that anyone who could cut that section out and weld in a new piece would probably charge
me more than what I paid for replacement mufflers.
by offcenter
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone know what type of saddle bags these are?
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Does anyone know what type of saddle bags these are?

They certainly look like Califia saddlebags. I should know. I still have a set of those on my old BMW sitting in the back of my shed. P.S. The rear crash bars and chrome saddlebag guards were part of the set, although I think you could buy the bags without the guards if you wanted to. https://www.th...
by offcenter
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The muffler chronicals
Replies: 3
Views: 235

The muffler chronicals

Doing my pre-spring maintenance on my 1999 gl-1500. So I pulled everything off the rear to grease the splines on the driveshaft. When I pulled the mufflers off of the Goldwing, I found some rusted pin holes in the back side of the left muffler. Ya know, I thought the bike was sounding a bit louder w...
by offcenter
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need suggestions for a quality alternator.
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Need suggestions for a quality alternator.

I've had two of the chinese ones fail.
In both cases, the oil seal on the shaft leaked motor oil into the alternator, which killed them.
I finally found an original Hitachi Honda alternator which I installed a year ago.
I'm holding my breath....
by offcenter
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Recommend a good quality air gauge please
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Recommend a good quality air gauge please

I use this one. Bought it from Harbor Freight many years ago. No batteries to go bad. Chuck locks onto valve stem. https://www.amazon.com/Central-Pneumatic-Pistol-Inflator-Gauge/dp/B006ZBCDJY/ref=sr_1_205?keywords=tire+inflator+with+gauge&qid=1647789544&sr=8-205 Unfortunately, HF no longer c...
by offcenter
Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator not working
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Alternator not working

It's easy enough to get the alternator off. Just three bolts.
(don't ask me how I know this)
If you have to buy a new alternator, DO NOT buy one of the
many cheap Chinese ones out there. You'll only be replacing
it again in a very short time.
(don't ask how I know this either)
by offcenter
Sun Mar 06, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Bad Fuel Economy (25-30MPG)
Replies: 30
Views: 1728

Re: GL1500 Bad Fuel Economy (25-30MPG)

I would say don't worry about it, until you get some more miles on it. Maybe run a can of Seafoam or two through the fuel system. While my 1500 does great on the highway, around town and small trips my mileage is like yours. These bikes are not known for mileage. At your altitude you are probably j...
by offcenter
Sat Mar 05, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Repair Manual on a CD
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: Repair Manual on a CD

Why not turn that old laptop into a Linux machine.
Linux is compatible with a lot of different things.
Put Linux Mint on the old laptop. It might read your
manual fine.
by offcenter
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GL1500 Trunk Relocation Kit
Replies: 14
Views: 1543

Re: GL1500 Trunk Relocation Kit

That's great. I'd never have known it was moved if you hadn't told me.
Thanks.