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by Snowmoer
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Part number for Final Drive fill plug
Replies: 7
Views: 213

Re: Part number for Final Drive fill plug

You are correct. #1 is the fill plug, #21 is the drain plug.
by Snowmoer
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Rear Brake Master Cylinder upgrade?

The breaks on your wing have more then enough power for towing a trailer. I tow a Roll A Home camper and have trailer breaks. On a trip, I had an electrical issue with the trailer breaks and they were not working. The trailer was at around 600 lbs. and the wing had no problem coming to a stop. I jus...
by Snowmoer
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Current Draw for Stock Horns?
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Current Draw for Stock Horns?

I second adding the relay. Along with the added power to the horns, you will put less draw on the old bike wiring.
by Snowmoer
Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 High Beam bulb change
Replies: 18
Views: 4487

Re: GL1800 High Beam bulb change

He is replacing the HIGH beam bulb, not the low beam.
by Snowmoer
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch

I think that someone had the ball bearing size in the other post you had about what spring to use. Make sure you put some Dielectric Grease on the moving parts to keep things running smooth. I cleaned mine out on my 88 about 8 years ago. Still nice and smooth. I would not cut and splice!!!! You are ...
by Snowmoer
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Accessory outlet in topbox 2010 gl1800
Replies: 9
Views: 370

Re: Accessory outlet in topbox 2010 gl1800

I would pull the top inner lit out and start from there. The plug may have come off the USB plug. Use a tester on the plug and see if there is power. If not, then start working your way to the fuse panel. Also check the wires where they go from the lid to the back of the passenger seat. They have be...
by Snowmoer
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Engine protection plate
Replies: 30
Views: 1573

Re: Engine protection plate

I have one on my 2012. It is more for extra protection. I have run over a few things and there are some scuff marks and small dents on mine. There are a few people that have had rocks hit the bottom of the motor and crack the case. Not many compared to how many wings that are out there, but it has h...
by Snowmoer
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?
Replies: 30
Views: 7488

Re: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?

No, you are not missing anything. Just some people like to change their oil before it is due on the maintenance schedule because it makes them feel good, or it is easier to remember at say 5K miles. I run Rotella T6 synthetic for 8K miles or one year, what ever comes first. No problems and shifts ar...
by Snowmoer
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Valve adjustment necessary at 51000 miles?
Replies: 8
Views: 501

Re: Valve adjustment necessary at 51000 miles?

It would be a good idea to get it done. I did mine at 32K. I did them myself. All the valves were within spec, but a few were close to being out. I now have a baseline to see what they look like at 64K.
by Snowmoer
Sat Feb 01, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My 1990 1500 will start only in neutral
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: My 1990 1500 will start only in neutral

From what you described, you need to check both the clutch switch and the kick stand switch to make sure they are working.
by Snowmoer
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda TripPlanner and my 2015 GL1800
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Honda TripPlanner and my 2015 GL1800

When I download them on my 2012, I have to do one at a time or they will not show up. So, for a 4 day trip, I download day one to the card. I make each day a separate file. I then take the card to the bike and power it up. It will tell me to import the file. I import it, and it shows up. Power it do...
by Snowmoer
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Towing
Replies: 8
Views: 546

Re: Towing

The bolts are not designed to take the constant pounding. When I bought my 2012, the shipping company tied down the rear of the bike by the rear crash bars. Sure enough, when I checked, the two front bolts on both bars were broken. I have towed my wing a lot of miles the following way without any tr...
by Snowmoer
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help !!!! Brake line not bleeding.
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Help !!!! Brake line not bleeding.

I don't remember any O rings either. The kit could be used on another bike that needs the O rings. I have had other rebuild kits that came with extra parts. Not sure why you are sucking air unless there is a fitting not tight somewhere. When I did my brakes, I rebuilt everything from the master cyli...
by Snowmoer
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Left hand controls Replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: Left hand controls Replacement

I checked the part numbers and they are different. Looking at the parts fiche, the Gold Wing unit is backlit, the F6B looks like it is not. So, the wire connectors will be different. If they are, you will need to replace the wire connector and leave the backlight wires out of the connector.
by Snowmoer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing GL1500 fairing
Replies: 11
Views: 3439

Re: Removing GL1500 fairing

You don't need to pull the whole fairing off to remove the fans. You just pull off the side panels off the fairing. The fans are in there tight and a few of the bolts are a pain to get to, so take your time. It will take some twisting to get them out. There are wire connectors on top of one of them ...
by Snowmoer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bulk Vacuum Hose Lengths & Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Bulk Vacuum Hose Lengths & Sizes

Do not get SAE hose from the auto parts store! it is to small or to big. As stated, the to small hose will crack and fail over time. I got my metric bulk hose on Amazon. Just type in 3.5 mm (4.5, 5.5) Metric Vacuum Hose. Honda uses 3.5, 4.5 and 5.5 mm for most of the hoses. A few of them you need to...
by Snowmoer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

I also use JIS screwdrivers on my bikes. But for those rubber boot screws, the one Bellboy40 is showing will do the trick. I use the long Craftsman #2 phillips for mine because it was in the set I got years ago.
by Snowmoer
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Rocker
Replies: 8
Views: 579

Re: Throttle Rocker

I use the Throttle Rocker brand on my 2012 with stock heated grips. It works great. You can move it around on the grip if you need to adjust it. I never find it in the way. The one I have is about 18 years old. I used it on my ST 1300 before I moved to the wing. https://www.jpcycles.com/product/503-...
by Snowmoer
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Installing a whelen Lin3 or tir3
Replies: 11
Views: 399

Re: Installing a whelen Lin3 or tir3

Most states that have the non steady flash law are 5 flashes and then steady red. If you don't change it over to this, don't go to California. They will be more than happy to reward you with an expensive piece of paper! And you don't move you bike until you unhook them.
by Snowmoer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best battery for 2000 1500SE?
Replies: 13
Views: 634

Re: Best battery for 2000 1500SE?

I am a Odyssey PC 680 fan. Mine has been in the bike for over 8 years now and still starts the bike like the day I put it in. I have even killed it twice by leaving the ignition switch on in the ACC position by mistake. Charged it back up and it is still going strong. I had one in a Suzuki that was ...
by Snowmoer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock air question
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Rear Shock air question

Check to see if there are any salvage yards around. Not sure how popular the wing is in Australia, but you might find a compressor there.
by Snowmoer
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock air question
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Rear Shock air question

You would be better off picking up a complete compressor off E Bay. Otherwise you would need to put a air stem on the compressor line. Way easier to just get a newer compressor. I looked at the parts fiche, and there are no internal parts listed for the compressor. You need to purchase the complete ...
by Snowmoer
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Carburetor help!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 890

Re: Need Carburetor help!!!!

Agree with the other posts. The carb float is sticking or the valve is not seating correctly to shut off the fuel. I had this happen on a ATV carb I just rebuilt. It eventually sealed. With replacing your jets. Was the slow jet a #55? That is what Honda replaced the stock #50 with when they did the ...
by Snowmoer
Wed Sep 11, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need gps suggestions
Replies: 16
Views: 614

Re: need gps suggestions

Look for a referb Zumo. They are waterproof and sealed for dust. They are also built for the road shock on a bike. Mine (550) is about 15 years old now and still going strong. Because it is waterproof you can use it when it is raining. With a car unit in a case, you can't use the touch screen if you...
by Snowmoer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better
Replies: 16
Views: 609

Re: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better

Another vote for the Odyssey. The one in my 1500 fits perfect. It is going on 8 years old and still starts the bike like the day I put it in. I have even killed it twice by leaving the key on in the Acc. position. Just charged it back up and it was as good as new.