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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: 203

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: 12
Views: 333

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: 309

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: 309

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: 11
Views: 421

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: 441

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: 476

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.
by Snowmoer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer wiring to a GL1500 SE
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Trailer wiring to a GL1500 SE

Another vote for the isolator. You just need to make sure it is not converting a 5 wire system down to a 4 wire. You trailer is a 5 wire system. Also, get rid of the adapter you have that is going from the flat to round plug. Just put the round plug on the trailer and call it good. Just one less thi...
by Snowmoer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Idiot Light
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Alternator Idiot Light

I have not seen an "Idiot Light" for a wing yet. You will need to go with a digital gauge like Joe is showing. I have the digital one from Electrical Connection. It is plug and play and is mounted behind the left speaker grill. It is always visible at a quick glance. https://electricalconnection.com...
by Snowmoer
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 (1993) RUST IN THE TANK
Replies: 12
Views: 462

Re: GL1500 (1993) RUST IN THE TANK

A syphon pump can found at Wal Mart, Harbor Freight, or your local auto parts store to remove the old fuel. For all of these methods of removing the rust, you will need to remove the tank. You need to dump everything out of the tank while flushing the crud out. The best way to do that is by turning ...
by Snowmoer
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 GL1500 SE WITH only 2000 Mile on it.
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: 1991 GL1500 SE WITH only 2000 Mile on it.

And after you change the belts, turn the motor over by hand. Put a socket wrench on the crank bolt to turn it over. One of my first bikes sat for a long time. One of the valves stuck in the open position when I was turning it over by hand. If I would have used the starter, that valve would have been...
by Snowmoer
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Swapping 93 carb to 88 GL1500
Replies: 6
Views: 228

Re: Swapping 93 carb to 88 GL1500

On your 88 carb, by switching the main jet from a 50 to a 55 will solve the stumble. You do not need to replace the whole carb. My bike did not get the recall done back in the day. I just switched the jets and it solved the problem. The bike had no stumble at all after the switch. The only other thi...
by Snowmoer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it time for a new battery?
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: Is it time for a new battery?

6 years for a Oddssey is nothing. Mine is 8 years old and still going strong. I have even killed it twice by not turning the key off all the way. I drained it down in the ACC position. With keeping it on the maintainer, it should go at least 10 years. I normally get at least 8 years off a non Oddsse...
by Snowmoer
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Unavailable Turn Switch
Replies: 3
Views: 181

Re: Unavailable Turn Switch

My 88 did something similar. Take it apart and clean out the grease that is in there. When it get's old, it gets sticky and the switch will not move like it should. Get some Dielectric Grease from your local auto parts store. It is in a small tube. Clean out the old grease, put in new, and you will ...
by Snowmoer
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 'Crystals' in antifreeze
Replies: 16
Views: 532

Re: 'Crystals' in antifreeze

This is what I have been using. Same blue stuff that Honda cars are using and I can get it at Wal Mart. So far, so good, no issues to report.
by Snowmoer
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter questions...
Replies: 26
Views: 1340

Re: Voltmeter questions...

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010HM43RQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JI4.Cb81NQ7JP I didn't know one could get a 1/2 amp fuse, let alone an 1/8. You are not going to find it at the auto parts store! You will need to go to a business that deals with electronics to find one. Your best bet would be E Bay or Amaz...
by Snowmoer
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GLl1500 radio
Replies: 10
Views: 519

Re: GLl1500 radio

I have an XM modulator. You un plug the bike radio antenna wire, plug in the XM modulator wire into the radio antenna jack, then plug the bike antenna into the modulator. There is a wire that then goes to the XM radio. I do not have to turn the modulator on or off. When set the radio to 88.5, it com...
by Snowmoer
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB port problem
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: USB port problem

[/quote] The songs must be in MP3 format. The bike will not recognize MP4 songs at all. [/quote] MP4 is used on Apple products and thier Apple Play. If that is where he is getting his music from, he will need to use a converter to go from MP4 to 3. I had no problems coping songs from the Microsoft p...
by Snowmoer
Fri May 24, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel injectors cleaning?
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Fuel injectors cleaning?

I've done the seafoam thing on several units and it just never worked and honestly once I pulled the pilot jet out and ran a wire through it. I don't see how seafoam could have dissolved the clog? Once everything is at least running then I agree seafoam or anything else helps alot. I think the only...
by Snowmoer
Fri May 24, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question for those who have installed LActrical alternators
Replies: 49
Views: 5601

Re: Question for those who have installed LActrical alternators

Agree with Mh434. Any alternator shop should have one in stock and can put it in for you.
by Snowmoer
Wed May 22, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel injectors cleaning?
Replies: 9
Views: 460

Re: Fuel injectors cleaning?

Instead of pulling the injectors, put some fresh fuel in and use Sea Foam for a couple of tanks. Use 2 oz. per gallon and do it for a couple of tanks. The ECM reset as Keith has described is also a good idea. See if that works.
by Snowmoer
Tue May 21, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question for those who have installed LActrical alternators
Replies: 49
Views: 5601

Re: Question for those who have installed LActrical alternators

I have a 1988 1500 with 44,000 mi. I put a LAlectric alternator on it. When idling it makes a knocking sound. Has anyone else had this happen? I put a LAlectric on my 88 and it did the same thing even with new dampers installed. My OEM alternator just needed cleaning so I put it back in. I had the ...
by Snowmoer
Mon May 13, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: what tire to buy
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: what tire to buy

Did Avon re design the Cobra yet? My rear blew out at 70 mph due to the tire separating. It only had about 7 K miles on it. Tire pressure was at 41 and the bike was not overloaded. The front was fine, but I get much better millage with a Bridgestone 709 then I did out of the Cobra front. Because of ...
by Snowmoer
Wed May 01, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle Cover
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: Motorcycle Cover

I use a Ultraguard half cover when I travel. It has been a great cover for the past 4 years.

http://wingstuff.com/products/163-ultra ... m_search=1

It can be very windy in SD. More than likely the bike would have been blown over with a half or a full cover!
by Snowmoer
Wed May 01, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cleaning GL1500 Air compressor switches
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: cleaning GL1500 Air compressor switches

I had the same problem with my 88. I tried to take the assembly apart, but the plastic is old enough and brittle, the holding tabs broke. I ended up getting a used one off E Bay and sprayed a bunch of CRC electrical contact cleaner in there to prevent the problem. So far so good. I would still try t...