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by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 65
Views: 8878

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

Lucas claims to be 100% petroleum based (i'll guess w/no modifiers or it would have been noted.) pc I guess my question would be, what is the purpose of using an oil additive ? As far as lubrication goes, it's hard to beat a full synthetic oil, Mobil1, etc. At that point, why add anything else ? On...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 65
Views: 8878

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

FWIW.. I used Lucas in my B' Series Dodge Dually for almost 400K w/T6 and never had any issues, pulling whatever, all over the country. Then again, a Goldwing isn't a diesel or a rig pulling a 40' float. Still have the Dually btw.. (for sale & I'll kick in the float.) pc A Goldwing and many oth...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Aug 01, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Paint

I have the 97 Pearl Sonoma Green. That dark green was a decal, not painted. No available anymore, I think.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic
Replies: 65
Views: 8878

Re: Synthetic oil or non-synthetic

I wouldn't trust it enough to use it. I assume it is the one listed as an oil additive. As such, it must contain something more than oil.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your radio lights to LEDs
Replies: 69
Views: 30228

Re: How to change your radio lights to LEDs

I seriously doubt they will work. Even if they are physically the correct size, the electrical contact is on the wrong side of the circuit board. The contacts need to be on the inside of the board, not the backside. Study the photo of an actual replacement light to see what I mean.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Fri May 29, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing my horn
Replies: 53
Views: 5565

Re: replacing my horn

All you're doing is triggering the relay. (+) from either stock horn will accomplish that. The relay only uses a very small amount of current.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon May 25, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing my horn
Replies: 53
Views: 5565

Re: replacing my horn

So, you got it working ?
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun May 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator problems
Replies: 38
Views: 5006

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 additiona...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat May 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator problems
Replies: 38
Views: 5006

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: 605

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: 2582

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: 712

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: 712

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: 256

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: 524

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 slee...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Model Variations and Foglights
Replies: 4
Views: 321

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: 321

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: 1934

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: 4735

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: 874

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: 4735

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 a...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical STUMPER!
Replies: 2
Views: 296

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: 507

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: 385

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: 717

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 t...