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by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belt tensioner.
Replies: 2
Views: 115

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: 284

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: 164

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: 164

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: 1359

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: 3686

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: 8
Views: 333

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: 3686

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: 200

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: 375

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: 244

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: 421

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: 1646

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: 563

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: 845

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: 535

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: 997

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: 997

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: 535

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: 997

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: 1121

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: 997

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: 997

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: 288

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: 811

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.