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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: 397

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: 21
Views: 545

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: 448

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: 883

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: 883

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: 448

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: 883

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: 925

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: 883

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: 883

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: 229

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: 670

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: 883

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: 670

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: 244

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: 3134

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: 307

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: 140

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: 339

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: 307

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.
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 gl1500 se will not start
Replies: 27
Views: 699

Re: 1991 gl1500 se will not start

Assuming the meter you used is a quality device and accurate, that voltage sounds awfully low. Have you tried jumping in a car battery to assist the bike battery. And, I don't mean jumping as you would a car. Just attach the battery. The car IS NOT RUNNING. Or, even better, charge the battery to an ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions and advice needed on drink holders
Replies: 7
Views: 231

Re: Questions and advice needed on drink holders

I have the Kruzer Kaddy style of holder, and am very happy with it. The version I have is the chrome with leather wrapped around the center. I actually thought the leather would be an issue in no time, but it has held up well for several years now with no problem. I would probably do the black powde...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installing sidecar
Replies: 4
Views: 232

Re: Installing sidecar

I was wondering what kind of company would sell such a product without extensive installation instructions, as the safety and liability issues would be humongous. So, I did a simple Google search of "Great Sports, Inc." The results are NOT promising. They have a slew of complaints, as well as the AG...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter

You can save yourself some time and money by getting a Monroe boot # SA1997. It is a universal fit boot that has been used by myself and others as a replacement. With minor trimming, and tie-wraps to lock it in place, it will fit just fine. And, it is only about $7 instead of $30 or more, available ...
by Bluewaterhooker0
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM replacement windshield
Replies: 9
Views: 420

Re: OEM replacement windshield

I don't know what you consider 'cheap', but Memphis Shades has a shield that is pretty much the same as stock when ordered in the standard height. It comes in clear, and with gradient effects of various colors and black on the lower area. Cyclemax has them for $152 with free shipping, and add $56 fo...