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by MNAspencade
Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: Odd choke problem

I recently had an issue with the choke staying on as well. it used to be a firm push to get it to engage but would still release. after a short ride the rpms would not go to idle, ran rough with small back fires. checked the cable at the handlebar - stayed loose. So finally broke down and pulled pla...
by MNAspencade
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: MICE ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY
Replies: 36
Views: 1337

Re: MICE ARE DRIVING ME CRAZY

I too had a big mouse nest found in my trunk ( INSIDE my helmet that I left there for the winter ) a real mess. After the spring cleaning I also added the screen over the air intake horn. The second winter I left the trunk open and empty while it sat in the garage. Peppermint oil seemed to help for ...
by MNAspencade
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)
Replies: 101
Views: 25540

Re: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)

I have an early model gl1500 (1989) and suspect a u joint issue. Vibration in the foot pegs and noises when going through dips in the road. I was wondering what he process was for replacing the u joint and boot. Is it just a matter of pulling back the boot and pushing the u joint back and pulling it...
by MNAspencade
Fri Aug 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 51
Views: 4115

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

Sweet technique - I never thought of using pla for a "texture sheet" then abs on top - thanks for the tip.

Yes, River road south twards Brainerd is a favorite afternoon ride for me. See you on the road !
by MNAspencade
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 51
Views: 4115

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

I too have an A-8 printer and have used it to make a new visor knob for a riding buddy. The technology is quite nice for making ones own specialty pieces. And YES the learning curve is a bit big on both the CAD and CAM. I have just finished building a 4' by 8' cnc router and still getting it tweaked...
by MNAspencade
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Am I missing something (petcock)??
Replies: 21
Views: 1021

Re: Am I missing something (petcock)??

What circuit would be best to tap into? just the general ACC or some other item?

Many thanks
by MNAspencade
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Am I missing something (petcock)??
Replies: 21
Views: 1021

Am I missing something (petcock)??

while doing my winter maintenance on my new to me 1989 gl1500 I have noticed that I do not see the fuel petcock as seen on many pics on this site. After doing some searching it appears that older models did not come with one, but there was a service bulletin for 1988 gl1500 carburetor vent hose rout...
by MNAspencade
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: My home made pulley for an external alternator
Replies: 25
Views: 5927

Re: My home made pulley for an external alternator

Congrats on getting your alternator setup working. On the lower radiator supports I used a pipe hanger available at the local hardware store. I believe the idea was posted elsewhere on this site ( by WA ???). It allows for adjustment fairly easily. I hope the pics will help anyone considering this m...
by MNAspencade
Sun Feb 25, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??
Replies: 28
Views: 2474

Re: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??

I just finally ordered mine through EBAY https://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-Aspencade-1500-Fork-Stabilizer-Brace-1988-2000-New-BlackWing-made-USA/352282702481?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649 . It arrived quickly and I am looking forward to getting it installed as soon as w...
by MNAspencade
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??
Replies: 28
Views: 2474

Re: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??

Thanks for the info - it explains alot. I personally think it is sad that businesses manipulate like this. Why can't the consumer just make the choice and let the better product rise to the top. I am looking forward to the coming riding season and to compare performance of before and after. Thank yo...
by MNAspencade
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??
Replies: 28
Views: 2474

Re: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??

Thanks for the replies! It appears that they have been offline for a bit. here is a relatively new quote from facebook ( Great News! The Machine that creates the Brace is now up and running great. i currently have 25 in stock ) I have ordered mine and am looking forward to seeing how much improvemen...
by MNAspencade
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??
Replies: 28
Views: 2474

Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??

After upgrading my 1200 to a 1500 late last season I am looking to get some upgrades done before the season begins. I like the look and performance of the Blackwing fork brace as described in http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=28654. Thanks Admin for the review. the problem is I am having...
by MNAspencade
Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn Signals
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Turn Signals

The turn signal lever on the handle bars returns to center normally. To manually cancel the signal you need to press in on the centered lever. The turn signals will automatically cancel after a turn. I am not sure if the canceling function is inoperative if it would prevent the signals from working....
by MNAspencade
Sun Jun 04, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2218

Re: Poor Boy questions

I am glad to say I have finished my alternator conversion project. Thanks to Don for the concept of the conversion. Now there is 13+ volts at idle and 14+ volts at 3k rpm. There are many posts on how to do the conversion so I will not outline them here but I would like to pass on the parts of the pr...
by MNAspencade
Wed May 10, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2218

Re: Poor Boy questions

Just curious - what was wrong with the unit you got from O'rileys ? Did they send out a different one, or was it a fitment issue? I understand that the back leg will have to be trimmed off to be able to fit. From a casual look it looks the same as one from Rock auto (13214N). Thanks Rednaxs60 for th...
by MNAspencade
Tue May 09, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: led headlight bulb
Replies: 8
Views: 1441

Re: led headlight bulb

I put a LED headlight (H4-HLV3-H) in last year and am quite happy with it. I still get flashed occasionally - but I think it is because of its whiter color. There is not alot of room in the headlight bucket for the ones with large heat sinks. unfortunately I no longer have pics of the mod. One thing...
by MNAspencade
Tue May 09, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy questions
Replies: 25
Views: 2218

Re: Poor Boy questions

Well my stator went belly up this week. I plan on doing the conversion myself. Welding of the brackets are about the only thin I think I will have to part out. I have a couple of questions - I was planning on getting the alt from O'rileys Part # R110602A - is this a correct one?? I realize there nee...
by MNAspencade
Sat May 06, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: ABS sheet or fiberglass cloth?
Replies: 58
Views: 6577

Re: ABS sheet or fiberglass cloth?

Just an update to my previous post. the crack to be repaired was a long one from the hinge of the trunk down to the mounting point on the rack. 20170504_090318.jpg To make the abs slurry I use a piece of ABS pipe and an old wood plane and shave off small curls. Then I use a small SS cup with the MEK...
by MNAspencade
Tue May 02, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: ABS sheet or fiberglass cloth?
Replies: 58
Views: 6577

Re: ABS sheet or fiberglass cloth?

The PO wa hard on my bike and I had to make substantial repairs to the trunk due to cracks. I used a ABS slurry (MEK and abs shavings ) and aluminum window screen to make the repair from the inside. First was to clean the surfaces and mold the aluminum screen to fit - the outside of the crack was ta...
by MNAspencade
Fri May 29, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: Timing belt tensioner pulley bearing replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 6114

Timing belt tensioner pulley bearing replacement

It began on a ride one day - the 1200A started knocking enough to cause me some concern. When I got home I followed the sound to the right front of the motor. Took off the right valve cover - all bolts tight and no loose valves. Next check was the timing - front covers came off and while turning the...
by MNAspencade
Sun Nov 09, 2014 10:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bike/medical question (tinnitus)
Replies: 22
Views: 1930

Re: Bike/medical question (tinnitus)

I am yet another one with this condition. I have tried some of the herbal remedies and for me found that it only changes the tones that I hear :( I would love to find a a local source for the custom molded pairs members have spoken of !! I do live in a large hunting area so perhaps a gun show would ...
by MNAspencade
Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Help-ASAP 1987 gl1200i interstate final drive problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

Re: Help-ASAP 1987 gl1200i interstate final drive problem

I did lube it up w/ Moly60 (it was dry and rusty when I took it off) and am riding it for now but I want to get it fixed up proper. A good winter project along with a fork rebuild and a seat recover. Thanks for the clarification. The country up here is beautiful - looking forward to the fall colors ...
by MNAspencade
Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Help-ASAP 1987 gl1200i interstate final drive problem
Replies: 21
Views: 1831

clarification of final drive swaps

I was planning on replacing my rear wheel bearings on my 85 Aspencade today until I found that some of the splines in the final drive and final shaft do not look good. 0902141506-00.jpg 0902141505-01.jpg I have a 86 Intersate parts bike that I may be able to scavenge parts from (if they will work). ...
by MNAspencade
Tue Jul 01, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 15355

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

I too have found that using safety sunglasses are also very useful. After spending a fair amount on fancy sunglasses I bought the safety glasses for working in the yard. I found that they do not get wavy over time or when left out on the dash in the elements. The ones that I use are available at Wal...
by MNAspencade
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pilots? Aircraft owners? Speak up!
Replies: 39
Views: 2235

Re: Pilots? Aircraft owners? Speak up!

I began flying when my high school physics instructor gave me a flight demo coupon. It wasn't till college that I finally got my private sel. I actually purchased several plans for building my own planes and had a BD-5 for a bit (not enough metal working tools). Not having enough on the financial en...