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by Snowmoer
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tank Bags for a GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 221

Re: Tank Bags for a GL1800

I just strap my camelback on the back seat right behind me along with my rain gear. I just shove the hose between the gap between the flat part of the seat and the rise to the passenger seat. The hose is just long enough that I can just pull it out, take a drink, and shove it back between the seats....
by Snowmoer
Mon Dec 21, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to access air/fuel mixture screw (s) ??
Replies: 14
Views: 372

Re: how to access air/fuel mixture screw (s) ??

Do you have the service manual for the bike? It tells you how and where the air adjustment is made. Do you have the "D" socket adjustment tool to adjust the air pilot screws before you try? We don't know what you've been doing in your "finally got my bike back together and running" You have to fill...
by Snowmoer
Fri Dec 11, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas tank full, 1/2 full, or 1/4 full
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Gas tank full, 1/2 full, or 1/4 full

I will usually put half a can of Seafoam in the tank, ride it around a bit to mix it up and get it into the carbs, then fill it right to the top. Half a can is waaaaay to much. Per the instructions on the can, 1 oz. per gallon for fuel stabilization. I fill the tank full also so condensation does n...
by Snowmoer
Mon Dec 07, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for discontinued part.
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Looking for discontinued part.

Unless you can find one at a salvage yard or E Bay, aftermarket is your only option. Most of the original's have blown off over the years! Mine did it just outside of Palm Springs CA in one of those 40 MPH side winds on Hwy 62 near the windmills. There was another one out there that was a smoke plas...
by Snowmoer
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: strobing brake lights
Replies: 7
Views: 257

Re: strobing brake lights

Just make sure they flash up to 5 times and then go to a steady burn. Those are leagal, anything that flashes more is not. I use these instead of changing bulbs. Unless the bulb is a high quality one, you run the risk of them failing. The cheap China stuff fails all the time. That is why they are ch...
by Snowmoer
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: valve stems
Replies: 5
Views: 325

Re: valve stems

I would stick with a 90 degree stem unless you are using or are thinking of adding a Tire pressure monitoring system. If going to a tpms, then use the T stems. If not, here is what I put on my 1500. kl_17_90_deg_val_ste-sil__1536784779_96.60.197.98.jpg They do not need a plastic support because they...
by Snowmoer
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork spring length
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: Fork spring length

I had progressive springs in my 88. They only stuck out about 4 inches on my bike from what I remember. I was able to just stand on the foot pegs and use my body weight on the socket wrench, compress the spring and tighten the cap. No spring compressor needed. The bike was on the center stand with b...
by Snowmoer
Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: buttons
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: buttons

Next time use Dialectic Grease. It is made for electrical contacts. You can find it in an auto parts store where the Lock Tight and thread sealants are kept. It comes in a small squeeze tube like Lock Tight.
by Snowmoer
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 GL 1500 engine noise/rough running on start up
Replies: 5
Views: 360

Re: 97 GL 1500 engine noise/rough running on start up

Agree with checking for water in the fuel first. Then it could be a vacuum line. I had something similar on my 88. It ended up being a cracked vacuum line on the left intake when you are sitting on the bike. It was cracked at the barb. Just cut off the cracked section, slid the hose back on, and pro...
by Snowmoer
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze leak
Replies: 8
Views: 422

Re: Antifreeze leak

On an 07, they will be fine. I changed the ones out on my 88 because a few of them were getting hard. I did it more as preventive maintenance on 30+ year old rubber.
by Snowmoer
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Should I replace all the relays
Replies: 22
Views: 1263

Re: Should I replace all the relays

I would just keep a few with you, no need to change them out. All the ones on my 88 that I sold this spring were the originals. They were still going strong.
by Snowmoer
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Motor Trike Fog Lights Disconnect
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Motor Trike Fog Lights Disconnect

You have been asking about these lights for a few posts but no one has said this. These lights were not standard and did not come from the factory. Nor did they come from the trike manufacture. A previous owner would have installed them. Honda and other company's did make the kits as accessories. Th...
by Snowmoer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals work when they want to...
Replies: 11
Views: 572

Re: Turn signals work when they want to...

The CRC is just a band aid on these types of switches. To do it right, you need to pull the switch apart, clean out the old grease, clean the contacts, then put in new Dialectic grease. My older bikes including my 88 wing had this problem. After replacing the grease, I have not had any problems. On ...
by Snowmoer
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: XM Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: XM Radio

When you push XM1, then you use the channel toggle switch to go to channel 0 to get your radio number. Just like you would when you change the channel on the FM radio. As far as the bike radio vs. an external unit. That is more of your call. If you want to use the radio in your car, house, bike, the...
by Snowmoer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Handle bar control troubles...
Replies: 10
Views: 510

Re: Handle bar control troubles...

For these switches, spay cleaner is just a quick fix and does not last as you found out. To do it right, you need to take the switch apart, clean out all the old Dialectic grease, clean the contacts, and put in new Dialectic grease. Just be careful, there is a small spring in there that you need to ...
by Snowmoer
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does this have radio illumination?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Does this have radio illumination?

My 88 had back lit buttons on the radio. They were a little on the dim side. My guess is they are burned out. I think there is an article on converting the bulbs to LED's that are nice and bright in the "How To Articles" section.
by Snowmoer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Surge at low rpm
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Surge at low rpm

Sounds like the recall was not done back in 89. Look just above the foot peg on the frame on the right side when you are sitting on the bike. There should be an X marked on the frame if the recall was done. My 88 did not have it done. You need to pull the carb and replace the pilot jet with a #55. I...
by Snowmoer
Tue Jul 28, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1291

Re: how to remove carbs ??

If you do pull the carbs, save yourself some hassle, get new carb boots. Those are the rubber parts that are between the carb and the intake. They get hard over time, and trying to push the carb back in can be a real bear. I put new ones on mine, and they slide in with just a little pushing. There i...
by Snowmoer
Fri May 22, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: Oil change

After 5 years, yep, time to change the oil. I go by the owners manual recommendation. 1 year or 8000 miles. What ever comes first. As AZ said, A gallon of Rotella T6 is cheap insurance. That is what I use.
by Snowmoer
Wed May 20, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: For you guys who change your own tires.
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: For you guys who change your own tires.

Hey Snoemoer Thanks for the reply. I notice you have bikes similar to mine. Including a 77 GL1000. Have you used it on the Gl1000, GL1500 and the Gl1800? Do you have the Classic HD model? Cheers I have had mine for 10 years now. It is the cheaper Cycle Hill one. It looks just like the Cycle Hill Pl...
by Snowmoer
Tue May 19, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: For you guys who change your own tires.
Replies: 10
Views: 570

Re: For you guys who change your own tires.

I have a No Mar changer and use the hitch mount. I don't have the room to mount it on the floor also. After you get it adjusted for the height of your vehicles, it works great. Yes, you do loose a little bit of space for the bar to move 360 degrees around the tire. But, most of the time when I get t...
by Snowmoer
Wed May 13, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LED Headlight Bulbs for 1994
Replies: 1
Views: 202

Re: LED Headlight Bulbs for 1994

Still go with the Pathfinders or the ones from Electrical Connection. The reflector on the 1500 is set up for a halogen bulb just like it is on the 1800. The one on the 1500 used the lines in the headlight lens to help focuse the light, so the smooth reflector. The cheap led lights have come a long ...
by Snowmoer
Sun May 10, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 gl1500 seat placement
Replies: 1
Views: 163

Re: 1999 gl1500 seat placement

The seats can not be moved back. You will have to get a custom one made that is a little longer for you.
by Snowmoer
Sat May 09, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Preloading caliper with fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 415

Re: Preloading caliper with fluid

When I rebuilt all the calipers and master cylinders on my 88, I added fluid to the caliper before hooking up the brake line. I rolled it side to side and added more fluid to work out the air bubbles. It has been a while, but I think the shop manual said to do this. I then pumped fluid through the m...
by Snowmoer
Thu May 07, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 1638

Re: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild

If it is running, you should have tried a good dose of Sea Foam for a couple of tanks of gas first. That usually cleans things up on a running engine. I would just get the OEM gaskets and O rings. They will be the best. That is what I did when I got my barn find 88 going after sitting for 7 years. Y...