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by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical STUMPER!
Replies: 2
Views: 183

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: 346

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: 222

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: 381

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: 15
Views: 1290

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: 524

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: 780

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: 495

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: 941

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: 941

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: 495

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...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 won't start after juming battery
Replies: 30
Views: 941

Re: 1500 won't start after juming battery

Seafoam is not an instant fix. It can take a few tanks of fuel to flush out any deposits. And if your problem is idle related, that means running the engine with extended idling. I'd use a good, strong dose, like a full can per tank, let it idle a lot, run it a lot, in several tanks. Then see if thi...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My Take on Shifter Brace
Replies: 32
Views: 1028

Re: My Take on Shifter Brace

Nice job. There was a time in my life when I would have been all over this project like white on rice. But, these days....I'm thrilled to pay someone else to make it for me.....and did.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 won't start after juming battery
Replies: 30
Views: 941

Re: 1500 won't start after juming battery

glk17l wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:43 pm
I just found the package from the petcock kit that I used. It was a K+L. Never again.
Cyclemax generally sells some pretty good parts.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500 ... 4102/20457
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 won't start after juming battery
Replies: 30
Views: 941

Re: 1500 won't start after juming battery

That is my next step; to trace the fuel supply lines, starting from the carbs, up to the vacuum petcock to see where it stops flowing. Hopefully I can get to that tonight or tomorrow. Since you've checked everything up through the fuel filter, my next check would be the petcock. A handheld vacuum p...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Dying At Cruising Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 261

Re: Engine Dying At Cruising Speed

I was going to say the same thing. That petcock sounds suspect, visually inspected or not. How it could leak, and then be fixed simply from disassembly, I don't buy it. I would also look at your fuel cap, regarding its ability to vent properly. There are specific valves in those caps that vent both ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back

Was there a noticeable improvement over the 501s ? We're only talking 1/4-1/2" size increase. I've found the enclosure, or lack of it, to be the major determining factor on audio quality in the front and rear.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 won't start after juming battery
Replies: 30
Views: 941

Re: 1500 won't start after juming battery

Thanks, I will check it in the morning. Is that the BLK/BLU wire on the ECU to the blue wire on the fuel pump? (with the ign on and the kill switch on). Hopefully it is just the fuel pump relay. There is no fuel pump relay on your '93. Fuel pump power comes directly from the ECU electronics. First ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back
Replies: 13
Views: 765

Re: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back

Seeing the surgical procedure you had to perform, it makes me that much happier that I managed to find, and buy a spare set of DB-501's for my front end. I already have them in the front and have been very happy, but was concerned I may need to replace them in the future, with no replacements availa...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifting fork
Replies: 11
Views: 284

Re: Shifting fork

I believe it was 1997 when they beefed up the transmission to the Valkyrie version. It may be that the older version parts are no longer available for that reason. But, the newer version parts for the '97 appear to still be available. Whether they would be interchangeable in the older transmission, ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: REPAIR SERVICE for 1988 - 2000 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Gauge Cluster Speedometer LCD Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 3301

Re: REPAIR SERVICE for 1988 - 2000 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Gauge Cluster Speedometer LCD Screen

I suppose "too expensive" is a relative term. Compared to the cost of a new gauge cluster (when you could actually buy one new), it's very cheap. I managed to find what was probably the last new cluster in the country a couple of years ago. At $700, that was expensive. But I managed to get a brand n...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goes forward when in reverse???
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Goes forward when in reverse???

Wingadmin if I am not mistaken, on 88 and 89 models the starter does not use its mount as a ground. It uses the relay B or reverse system to complete the ground. So there is a possibility of an electrical issue as well as a mechanical issue, in my opinion. I've not worked on one, but I got the impr...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Rear Speakers

I'm virtually certain I put those very same speakers in my rear, from Walmart, 4 years ago. They are not sold as waterproof, but use water proof materials, as stated. Mine still work great after repeated rain events and washings. The sound is as good as you'll get from a 4" mini enclosure like that....
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 14
Views: 398

Re: Fork Oil Change

You can purchase all the pieces from Partzilla for around $70, if I remember right. I looked it up for someone. You can look it up yourself.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goes forward when in reverse???
Replies: 10
Views: 344

Re: Goes forward when in reverse???

Some how the polarity to the starter motor is reversed only when in reverse mode ? That's all I can think of. I'd look at the reverse related circuitry for a reversal of battery powered polarity to the starter, causing the motor to run backward only in reverse.