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by GlimWas
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio gone, now I have a storage box.
Replies: 3
Views: 106

Re: Radio gone, now I have a storage box.

Nice work! Considering to do something similar
by GlimWas
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 331

Re: Engine compatibility

Personnaly i would try to get a newer motor. An '88 might come with the same problem, as the newer ones from i believe '95 and later (correct me if i'm wrong) have modifications to the gearbox to prevent your problem........ The first 1500's used other carbs too, don't know if that will cause any pr...
by GlimWas
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 36
Views: 1334

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

I have an aux cable on my SE and put a bluetooth receiver on the end of it. Navigating on the telephone (TT Go Mobile) and playing music from the same device. Using the old, but highly reliable intercom onboard . Never have to replace or charge batteries of the intercoms and at a fraction of the cos...
by GlimWas
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DUNLOP E4 TIRES HUMMING
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: DUNLOP E4 TIRES HUMMING

Mine make noise too, but they handle great for about 10000 km by now. In dry and wet.........
by GlimWas
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio and CB
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: Radio and CB

Nope, the radio amplifies the signal from the CB and without it................... No amplification
Also the mic input is through the radio....
by GlimWas
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about carburators
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Question about carburators

That settles it then; the sync IS adjusting the linkage as said here before by Dave0430! Thanks for the pic
by GlimWas
Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about carburators
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Question about carburators

Synching the carbs IS adjusting the linkage on a 1500, and other Goldwings & most other multi cylinder bikes. The old BMW & other things are a different animal, the carbs are synched with separate idle screws on each carb then the linkage is adjusted to make them respond simultaneously. I worked on...
by GlimWas
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about carburators
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Question about carburators

No, it’s just a comment from a friend who adjusted huis linkage on huis bmw this way and that got me wondering About this. First he synced the carbs and after that he adjusts the linkage by the method mentioned. So i thought maybe our bikes have this adjustable linkage too. It would explain some pro...
by GlimWas
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about carburators
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Question about carburators

You can test if the linkage is bad by, after you synched the carburators, lightly turn the throttle to; let's say 1500-2000 rpm
and see if you get different readings from the meters of the carb sync tool i presume? Or is there an other way?
by GlimWas
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about carburators
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Question about carburators

Is the linkage between the caburators ajustable? And then i do not mean synchronising the carbs, but when you twist the throttle the 2 carbs should respond simultaniously, wich is done by a linkage between the carbs. So is this linkage adjustable? With BMW's it is, but how about the GL1500? I can im...
by GlimWas
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Design problem with 416 Progressive shocks - and how to fix it
Replies: 10
Views: 2658

Re: Design problem with 416 Progressive shocks - and how to fix it

Tried that approach last year, it lasted three lessons..................................................D*mn!! :cry:
by GlimWas
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Design problem with 416 Progressive shocks - and how to fix it
Replies: 10
Views: 2658

Re: Design problem with 416 Progressive shocks - and how to fix it

Iv'e installed thes progressive shocks and altough i find the handling immensly better, they are rock hard and now iv'e a complaining spouse on the back. Is this permanent or will they soften up a bit after some time? I ride them with very low air pressure, but still........ Did i say that i love th...
by GlimWas
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500
Replies: 52
Views: 13055

Re: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500

Used the same method for my lenses too, worked brilliantly. Tried a spare pair i had on the BBQ............. That ended in tears, plastic tears :roll: :lol: Going to replace all the lighting on the back with LED, but planning to do it a bit different as Wingadmin, with 15 round 40mm halos for the ru...
by GlimWas
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: brake fluid change
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: brake fluid change

I use the method with the syringe an change the fluid from the callipers to the reservoir. This way, no air wil ever enter the brake lines and it is done in
a very short time.

by GlimWas
Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Rear air shock

The only oil that is in the damper is in there.
There is no other oil in the shock.........It's just a little hard to replace, that's all. You can use a syringe, for example. (Did i spell that correct?)
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by GlimWas
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: Rear air shock

You can fill it trough the in/outlet of the airhose
by GlimWas
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intercom sounds horrible
Replies: 9
Views: 259

Re: Intercom sounds horrible

Don't you think you were expecting a bit to much from 80's technique? Yes, the standard intercom is noisy, but it was top of the line 30!! years ago. Some work to get it up to todays level could be expected i would think............ A simple push button to break the circuit is sufficient and doesn't...
by GlimWas
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2241

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

I tried to find that tire on the Nokian website and they only list it in 15, 16, and 20 inch rim sizes. I think you had a typo, it needs a 16" tire. https://www.nokiantires.com/tires/suv-4x4-tyres/summer-tires/ can you link to the one you have, I need it for my Bookmarks, please. I think he ment th...
by GlimWas
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rain
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Rain

I would point out one of your 3 ignition coils as a suspect, proably the front one as it is the first one to get wet ;)
But only testing will let you know ............
by GlimWas
Sun May 20, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear master cylinder repair
Replies: 12
Views: 487

Re: rear master cylinder repair

Before you remove the rear brake cilinder, i would rebuild the callipers first and see what gue comes out of these. I've recently replaced the rear brake cilinder and it was a lot of work! And when i say a lot, i mean a lot!!! But it brakes as never before............... :roll:
by GlimWas
Sun May 20, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trying the Dark side :)
Replies: 3
Views: 226

Re: Trying the Dark side :)

May the force be with you, abeit the dark side of it............................ I think i will fit a car tyre too the next time the rear tyre is worn out....
by GlimWas
Tue May 01, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Headlight mirrors

I doubt the shipping will be free to the Netherlands, but thank you for the link
by GlimWas
Tue May 01, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Headlight mirrors

The projector project is starting to sound more attractive by the minute..........
by GlimWas
Tue May 01, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: Headlight mirrors

I am not afraid to take the assembly apart, 10min at 80 Celsius wil soften the glue. It is the mirror i am worried about and if it's repairable at reasonable cost.
It is the latter i am worried about the most :lol: :roll:
by GlimWas
Tue May 01, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight mirrors
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Headlight mirrors

Maybe a strange question, but is there any way to repair/repaint the chrome finish of the mirrors of the clear headlight of the '98 - '00 GL1500? Mine are showing the white plastic that's underneath the chrome surface due to, i presume, the heat of the halogen bulbs that were in there. It's not that...