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by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun May 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator problems
Replies: 38
Views: 2638

Re: Alternator problems

I had/have the same problem with my Lactrical 85A. The first one also whined and I had it replaced. The whine lessened a lot, but the "growl" was/is still there. I got accustomed to it. I've read other comments regarding the same problem. It is my OPINION that it is caused by the additional load a h...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator problems
Replies: 38
Views: 2638

Re: Alternator problems

No that is not normal. It should read higher voltage at 2000 rpm. Somewhere around 13.8-14.0 volts. It sounds like your alternator is not charging. Take the side covers off on the left side and remove the rubber cover over the output terminal coming from your alternator. Read the voltage there and ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 399

Re: Motorcycle Cover

Check out this cover by Dowco. It is hands down, the best cover I have come across. I now have this one for my GL1500, and another version for my GL1800 Trike. The zipper concept is great. I will never spend a dime on any other cover. And, if their Lifetime Warranty is for real, that may be literall...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu May 02, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wants to fall over when slow turning or stopping.
Replies: 29
Views: 2010

Re: Wants to fall over when slow turning or stopping.

I'm sure I'll stir some disagreement here, but what the hey. I rode extensively back in the day, 1971 - 1982. I was a pretty good bike rider on the street, in the woods, on the dirt. 3 different bikes during that time. I sold all of them when my daughter was born in 1982. I took 30 years off, and go...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel hatch lock broken
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Fuel hatch lock broken

If all seems lost, and there is nothing to lose, you could try lightly hammering on the key while it's in the lock on a table. The objective being to break up any already brittle plastic pieces that may be hindering complete key entry. Then try to flush out any debris with the WD40. Just another las...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel hatch lock broken
Replies: 13
Views: 455

Re: Fuel hatch lock broken

As someone else mentioned, it may be that micro-plastic door on the lock has broken (as they do) and is keeping your key from fully seating, or is just messing up the tumbler pins. Either way, you are fortunate that lock comes off easily. You can invert it and try banging it sharply on a table to se...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belt tensioner.
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: Timing belt tensioner.

Like any other bearing, I think I would just spin them, and be sure they sound and feel smooth, with no noises or rough feeling spots. Check side to side free play, which there should be NONE, and if they seem alright, put them back in. I'm not aware of any mandatory mileage replacement figure, and ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Read wheel assembly - is it supposed to be loose?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Read wheel assembly - is it supposed to be loose?

I've only had mine apart once, and I replaced the rubber dampers in the wheel because one or two were cracked. My recollection is that there is virtually NO movement of that piece. The dampers fit tight, as do the pins that insert into the dampers. I'd say you need a new set of dampers & or sleeves....
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Model Variations and Foglights
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Model Variations and Foglights

Thanks for the responses so far. All info is appreciated.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Model Variations and Foglights
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Model Variations and Foglights

I have a new to me 2008 trike. My question, how do I tell which model version it is, assuming there were model variations in 2008 ? Also, how do I tell if it is an airbag model, or were those available in 2008 ? And one more ..... On the Hondaline or ShowChrome clone foglights, are they made with gl...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Rattle
Replies: 23
Views: 1496

Re: Trunk Rattle

You realize, of course, that as soon as you quiet the trunk noise, you're gonna start hearing the other noises that were masked by the trunk noise. Right ? Solution ? Leave a little trunk noise, and save your sanity for another day :-) Just one other thought. My 2008 has a compartment under the main...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3967

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

Thanks MikeB, so did they do a color coat (silver) first? I thought it was clear coat on bare wheel but this makes sense. I assume your powder coat guy is going to paint the wheels first, then clear coat. That's what I had done to my Explorer wheels, and they came out great. There were several vers...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Recommendation for 1996 GW 1500 Trike Clutch
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: Recommendation for 1996 GW 1500 Trike Clutch

+1 on the return hole in the master cylinder. I have not experienced that problem, as I flush the system every couple of years, but have read multiple threads on the forum where that was exactly the problem for many folks having such problems. That hole is located under a little metal plate that res...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3967

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

I have the same problem. I have actually polished mine to a beautiful nearly mirror finish with "Eagle One Never Dull Wadding" and "Mothers Mag & Aluminum" polish. The finish lasts until the first rain, at which point they start corroding all over again. I have tried waxing after polishing, to no av...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical STUMPER!
Replies: 2
Views: 224

Re: Electrical STUMPER!

Your loose wires and melted rubber boots would certainly explain your starting issue. Even though you had some voltage making its way through the wires, it was not capable of transmitting enough, or any current to the starter. The lighting issue may be unrelated to the loose wires. I believe it is r...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for front speakers 93 GL1500A
Replies: 4
Views: 403

Re: Looking for front speakers 93 GL1500A

I would highly recommend these. This was the go-to speaker for front replacement on the 1500 for several years, but they got difficult to find. I tripped over these on Amazon a month ago and ordered a backup set myself. They are easily modified, VERY MINOR MOD, and installed. Waterproof, good size m...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side marker lights
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Side marker lights

Also here for OEM Honda parts.
Parts # 2 and # 3 on the list.

https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda ... se/fairing
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: best oil filter
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: best oil filter

Another Purolator fan here. But not their standard filter, only the Pure One filter, part # PL14612 or # PL14610. The PL14610 is 1" longer than the PL14612, and thus has more media surface area for filtering, and should easily fit in the space allotted, as it does on my 1500. I have also used the Mo...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Starting Cold
Replies: 19
Views: 1821

Re: Hard Starting Cold

OK. . . My 92 Goldwing Interstate has, over the past couple of months, gotten very hard to start when cold(first start in the morning). I can crank, and crank, and crank for about two minutes and run a nearly new battery down too low. Then I jump it off with my truck and after about ten minutes it ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....

I've had my '97 for 6 years now. I've bought a lot of parts and accessories. My experience is that the 2 Go-To places for both parts and accessories, is Partzilla and Cyclemax. Both have very good inventory, and pricing is as good as it gets on virtually every item I have needed. It saves a lot of w...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: loses power cuts off like no gas while riding
Replies: 23
Views: 999

Re: loses power cuts off like no gas while riding

While you're waiting for the rebuild kit, you should probably try bypassing the petcock all together as has been suggested, and see if that fixes your problem. While you're this far into it, you might also test the fuel pump for capacity of output. Then you'll have all bases covered. https://goldwin...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How Are These Held On the Screw Head
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

The nice thing about these "bugger dots" is they are reusable. You can remove and replace the parts multiple times without renewing the glue. I use the same glue for installation of the headlights. There is a flange type bushing up there that will fall out of place while trying to assemble. Not with...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 won't start after juming battery
Replies: 30
Views: 1171

Re: 1500 won't start after juming battery

glk17l wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:20 pm
Thank you. I already have the part number and description from my Honda Parts Catalog. The thing is to find one, new or used.
Knowing that part number would help regarding your original request for assistance, I think. What is the list or sale price shown on the websites ?
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 won't start after juming battery
Replies: 30
Views: 1171

Re: 1500 won't start after juming battery

Can you identify the part you need in any of these parts diagrams ? https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/1993/gl1500se-a-gold-wing-se/air-cleaner https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/1993/gl1500se-a-gold-wing-se/tubing-1 https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How Are These Held On the Screw Head
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: How Are These Held On the Screw Head

If you haven't lost one of those yet....you will. And you won't like the replacement cost. I use this stuff, or similar to it. It's the gluey stuff they stick credit cards to for mailing. Perfect for keeping these pieces in place. One or 2 dots between the screw head and the plastic hole. https://ww...