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by oldmopars
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: How much could I safely lift a 1200?
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: How much could I safely lift a 1200?

The bike has been stripped naked. I have a 1100 tank, small round headlight and LED signals. There is little else I can remove from this bike. The goal is to use it on light off road situations. However, I have kind of changed my mind on this and I am not sure I want to go that route anymore. The pl...
by oldmopars
Tue Aug 13, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 36
Views: 1969

Re: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?

I still have a 1984 GW that is being stripped to a standard, my regular ride is now a BMW R1100RT. Is it the best bike ever, maybe not, but it sure is a lot of fun. It handles like a sport bike and has a ton of luggage space. I sold my 96 1500SE t get it and I have not been sorry. I just could not m...
by oldmopars
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1992 GL1500A fender A
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: 1992 GL1500A fender A

Front I assume? I have the rear, but not the front.
by oldmopars
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: FREE 89 GL1500 parts bike Yakima Wa.
Replies: 0
Views: 113

FREE 89 GL1500 parts bike Yakima Wa.

I have a free 89 GL1500 parts bike. Please understand that this is not a restorable bike, it is not a rideable bike, you will not fix it up and ride off into the sunset, it is parts only. As such, it has no title. It is partly disassembled. All the fairings and plastics are off, the forks and front ...
by oldmopars
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Its gone, my 96 1500 SE
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Its gone, my 96 1500 SE

I bought my 1996 Goldwing SE last year in the fall. I rode it a while before the season ended and struggled with it a bit. Then spring came and I pulled it out of storage and started to ride again and still I struggled with the bike. It just did not handle like I think it should. It had a fork brace...
by oldmopars
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cable panel keepers.
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Cable panel keepers.

BMW missed the boat on that one. They were hard to remove when new, but as time goes on and things wear out, they did not require as much effort to get them to fall off. Looks like Honda for the win on this one.
by oldmopars
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cable panel keepers.
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Cable panel keepers.

I will do new grommets, but I have one each nub that is broken off each panel. I think I have the broken parts to glue back on, but these keep them there in the mean time.
I have also found that if I put my feet up on the hwy pegs, the panels get sucked off due to the change in air flow.
by oldmopars
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cable panel keepers.
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Cable panel keepers.

I am sure I can't be the first person to think of such a thing, and I admit I kind of stole the idea from the BMW guys. On the K1200LT the mirrors are held on with spring clips and ball mounts. If you hit a really hard bump, knock it against something or hit it while backing up, the mirror falls off...
by oldmopars
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3321

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Took the bike for a ride today about 35 miles. I noticed at times I could hear a faint rub. Stopped to check and couldn't see anything so waited until I got home to really get under the bike. I noticed shiny plastic on the right saddlebag. Eyeballing the clearance the left has about 3/8" more room ...
by oldmopars
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Air Shocks

I can tell you for sure if they fit a 1200, they fit a 1500. I have 1500 coil shocks on my 1200 right now. They fit, but I need to do something else, they are too stiff. I think, but not 100% sure that the 1100 is the same as the 1200. Length is the only thing.
by oldmopars
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lowering suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Lowering suspension

I posted this in another spot too, but as stated the stock shock is 13.42in. You can still buy Progressive 416 air shocks in other sizes like 13in, 12.6in, etc. 13in would give you .42in drop right off, and then you could adjust a little lower if needed.Maybe not the best option, but it is an option...
by oldmopars
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Shocks
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: Air Shocks

I know that the ones built for the Goldwing are not available anymore. They were 13.42in long. However, Amazon has some that are 14in and some that are 13in. If you really want 416's, this may be the only option to get new 416 shocks. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000GS1EJC/ref=psdc_404687011_t1_B000GS...
by oldmopars
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3321

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Please let us know how it works, I am very interested. If you can, get the bike over 70 MPH and let us know if there is any wobble from the rear end.
by oldmopars
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3321

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Yes, That is why I prefaced my statement with the fact that it is most likely my fault. I know that the first mistake I made was to buy this bike. I had expectations of it that were unreasonable for it, and I know that now. You can't make a 85 Buick handle like a Porsche. Because all the magazines a...
by oldmopars
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1002

Re: Night riding windshield glare

I know this may sound crazy, but I have used Pledge furniture polish. You spray it on, rub it around, let it dry a little and then polish it off. It also works good to shed water like RainX
by oldmopars
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3321

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Here are the specs of the Austone tire compared to the Sunfull tire and some pics of mine off the rim and when I mounted it on the rim. Will be mounting this on the GL1500 on Tuesday . Hopefully the weather will cool a bit down here in Florida. I have the tire next to a Federal Formoza as I had a n...
by oldmopars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 86 Aspencade Windshield
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: 86 Aspencade Windshield

I agree, trim it, put in a vent. It will be a whole new experience. They should have had vents factory. Now most big touring bikes have vents or slots at the base of the screen. We learn things as time goes on.
by oldmopars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Fairing Swap
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: 1986 Fairing Swap

The Aspencade fairing will have more stuff inside it and will most likely require you to swap the harness. Only way to know for sure would be to look at the wiring diagram.
by oldmopars
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500A LCD replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: GL1500A LCD replacement

I have a good used complete unit from an 89 if anyone needs a good used one. I am selling my bike and don't need the extra one.
by oldmopars
Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500A LCD replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: GL1500A LCD replacement

The fact that it says it fits 88-2000 worries me a bit. I would have to assume it is just the "screen" and nothing else, because they were different between the early and late ones.
by oldmopars
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 1692

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

I have one on my bike and I do not have that issue. It sounds like the brace may be pushing out or pulling in on the forks causing them to stick. I would pull it off and check for dirt, corrosion, etc. under the brace. Could there be other Burrs or machining issues, maybe a chamfer that was not done...
by oldmopars
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charge at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Re: Charge at idle

Thank you for the replies. I am going to leave the alternator for now. I am putting the bike up for sale and I just want to make sure that everything is good for the new owner. I have had this bike almost a year, I just came back from a ride to Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, over 2000 miles...
by oldmopars
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charge at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 278

Charge at idle

I have done some searching on this forum and from what I can see it looks like the Alternator is not supposed to charge while at idle? I have a volt gauge and I never get any charge till I rev it up. I thought that it would not charge till it reached 2000 or so RPM and then it would charge even at i...
by oldmopars
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: experts only LOL TY 88 GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: experts only LOL TY 88 GL1500

Yep, check the clutch. It may even be worth it to you to take it to a bike mechanic. He will at least be able to tell you if the clutch is the issue, or if the engine need to come out to be fixed. If it is the engine, refer to my earlier comments. If it costs you $200 for a diagnosis, and maybe find...
by oldmopars
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Bike and Tire Load-Rating, & Radial vs Bias-Ply
Replies: 9
Views: 793

Re: GL1500 Bike and Tire Load-Rating, & Radial vs Bias-Ply

To the OP that had asked about a car tire on the back. I am all for the car tire idea, I even tried it for a little while. I would do it again if I could get the right tire combo. So, I am not one of those that thinks the world will come to an end if you Darkside. With that said, I tried to put a 18...