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by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Alternator
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Replacement Alternator

If you could get it rebuilt cheaply, it would be worth having around as a spare, if you got caught on the road, or in need of a quick replacement. In my case, it cost me $100 to get it rebuilt. At that cost, I should have just bought another new high amp model. But the decision was made, and I could...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Anti dive on front fork

I like the idea of trying the fork pressures together. That guarantees equal pressure in each fork. Very nice.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Anti dive on front fork

I've heard it suggested / recommended to use a bicycle pump for such low pressures. But, I use the regulator on my compressor to get the pressure in range, then use a low pressure (0-20) pressure gauge to fine tune the finished pressure. I use a pressure gauge to set the regulator initially. Remembe...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Anti dive on front fork

Bluewaterhooker, i hear peaple talk about adding air pressure, problem is i have now way to put air in, i have no schrader valve, could put them in, but would worry about blowing seals, i never thought about adding them, seems some bikes have them other don't, my bike is a 91 anniversary edition as...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: O-Ring

"They don't make it in the color Green" ? That is the flimsiest excuse I have ever heard from a wife. Surely, she's more creative than that ! :-) Worse than that.....you bought it ? :-o LOL is me I said when I got the 1500se I was not going to get another bike :evil: so I got to give my 1500 runnin...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low rpm squeal - 1500
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Low rpm squeal - 1500

Thanks - the sound is very similar to your video - how did you resolve it? Today the sound was absent, two 30 minute rides, not a peep. I didn’t tinker with anything that made any change. Btw, dog is Cocker Spaniel Poodle, haven’t yet figured out how to get him on the bike. I remember when Erd had ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 846

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

Just a follow up regarding jumping your bike battery from a running car or truck. Came across this on another forum. http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/?#/topics/663299 a shame that link is broken, but I can vouch that you do NOT want the starting vehicle's engine running. there will be a War of t...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 846

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

Just a follow up regarding jumping your bike battery from a running car or truck. Came across this on another forum.

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2- ... -fuse.html
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: O-Ring

"They don't make it in the color Green" ?
That is the flimsiest excuse I have ever heard from a wife. Surely, she's more creative than that ! :-)
Worse than that.....you bought it ? :-o
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Anti dive on front fork
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: Anti dive on front fork

while riding and braking the front dives like a sailer falling off a ship, even on acceleration i can feel the forks extend after braking seems like the forks are out of control , I have not had the anti dive apart, any body think this is the issue, iam going to change the fork oil with a little he...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low rpm squeal - 1500
Replies: 8
Views: 179

Re: Low rpm squeal - 1500

Looks like a Standard Black Schnauzer.
Aaaaawwwww.
Mine is named Lexie
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 846

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

You might want to add "Aspencade" to your profile, so we know what you're driving in the future. Good news, bad news on the kill switch replacement. The switch is still available, that's good. You have to buy the whole assembly to get the switch, not so good. That part is #4 in the diagram. It goes ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 846

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

SOLVED! On a whim i decided to check that 2 wire kill switch. Sure enough loose wire!!!! And worn out switch. One of the embeded threaded bolts is in to far and barely makes contact with the bar that completes the circiut! Stretched out the springs some and sanded the bar and the tops of the bolts ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LCD. Clock and pressure is showing, but not radio
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: LCD. Clock and pressure is showing, but not radio

Wingadmin, Rambozo, thanks for your answers. Wingadmin, thank you very much for advice. The problem was C2 on radio. Someone was there before me and havent pushed connector C2 all way in. Now it is working! :D :D :D Wish that I can uppload and you download one cold beer! Thanks one more time! Regar...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 417

Re: At wits end . . . .

1) I would check fuel petcock, or just by pass it and see if it starts and problem is gone. 2) Check the kill switch or the screw connections to the kill switch. 3) Connect fuel pump in a closed loop feeding fuel back into the tank, so that you can run it for an extended period of time to check for ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 846

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

Regarding jumper cables. The truck should NOT be running when you jump it. The truck alternator will sense the need to charge the battery, but will do it much too fast for such a small battery. You need to charge it with a bike appropriate battery charger. Battery Tender Plus, or Battery Tender Jr.,...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 846

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

Regarding your meter. As was stated, the Black lead always connects to the Common or (COM) plug socket, and is generally attached to the negative (-) side of any circuit you are reading. Or, in the case of battery testing, connected to the negative (-) battery terminal. To read Voltage (V), Resistan...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 08, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 846

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

I'd start with the battery, then move on to the alternator. What I can't explain is the 'smoke'. Was this smoke, smoke....as in burned something smoke ? Or, possible steam ? Smell should determine that. A dead battery will cause the engine to just shut down, especially if the alternator is also dead...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New fuel pump not working, 94 1500 esp
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: New fuel pump not working, 94 1500 esp

The responses above should be correct. On the earlier 88 and 89 models, the fuel pump would cycle via a relay when the ignition was first turned on. On the 90 - 2000 models, the pump is powered by the ECU, and will not feed power to the pump until the start button is pressed and the ECU senses the i...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Alternator
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Replacement Alternator

There is not much else to check, there is 12volts to alternator on the sense wire, ,only 12volts or battery voltage on output of alternator, voltage only goes down while bike is running, was working fine then battery started loosing voltage, i have an dvm meter on bike, was charging one minute then...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Easy way of exchanging tachocable
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Easy way of exchanging tachocable

I assume you mean "speedometer" cable. I hear it can be done without disassembly of the dash, but I took mine apart. Fat hands.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement Alternator
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: Replacement Alternator

I assume you mean "3 Day Old", not 3 weeks ? If you bought it FROM Lactrical on Amazon, which I hope you did. Not another company called Eagle High. Here is their Facebook page link, showing their phone number: https://www.facebook.com/California-Alternator-and-Starter-171823476180326/ You could cal...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: The low fuel light gl1500
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: The low fuel light gl1500

It would seem that only one "type" of bulb would fit the socket, so I assume you're asking about 'size' (wattage). I like to use brighter bulbs in most everything I have, and have on numerous occasions. However, I have also run into issues with the sockets and plastic in close proximity to the bulbs...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I should of done this ages ago
Replies: 6
Views: 378

Re: I should of done this ages ago

That came out great. Is that just the seat, or seat back and rain cover pouch as well ?
Also, what exact item is it on Ebay ?
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 windshield hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 359

Re: GL1500 windshield hardware

If buying from Partzilla, note that the screws and metal slides are not the same. As I recall, 3 are the same, 2 are different. Just follow the diagrams carefully.