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by Happytrails
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jumps and stalls when put in gear
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Jumps and stalls when put in gear

Sounds like progress. :D You might want to compare prices to Partzilla. Both really good although Partzilla sometimes has better pricing.
by Happytrails
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

I live here but no I didn't go to Roar this year. I had just got my bike up and running and wasn't quite up to riding with that many people around yet. I'm gaining more confidence as time goes on. I have some in-laws in your neck of the woods, kinda, Fox Chapel... Its nice up in Erie I need to take...
by Happytrails
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Instance trike
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Instance trike

Some banter going on about a sidecar... If you have never piloted a sidecar, I urge you to not go into one lightly. I spent a couple hours training on a sidecar recently, and it was an eye opener. It's physics. In most cases, a sidecar is kinda like a brick being carried along on the side of your b...
by Happytrails
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Instance trike
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Instance trike

Some banter going on about a sidecar... If you have never piloted a sidecar, I urge you to not go into one lightly. I spent a couple hours training on a sidecar recently, and it was an eye opener. It's physics. In most cases, a sidecar is kinda like a brick being carried along on the side of your b...
by Happytrails
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Hey Steve,

Thanks! and nope it wasn't me. :D Were you up there for the roar on the shore?
by Happytrails
Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Instance trike
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Instance trike

Lol, yep they are good at that :)
by Happytrails
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Taller Shock Absorber replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Taller Shock Absorber replacement

Did you try zip ties on inner fender guard?
by Happytrails
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Instance trike
Replies: 8
Views: 324

Re: Instance trike

Have seen them and some similar. Personally I dont really care for them, although I've never ridden one so take my opinion with a grain of salt :) But I could see if thats what fits your budget and you can find a deal on one then it might make sense. If you need a trike there are a lot of them for s...
by Happytrails
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jumps and stalls when put in gear
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Jumps and stalls when put in gear

Anytime, hope it goes well. I looked but didn't see any guides although people saying its similar to rebuilding the slave cylinder on a 1500 so thats good. I'm sure someone who has/had a 1200 will chime in and be more help than me. But I did find this blog that somebody did rebuilding there 1200 sla...
by Happytrails
Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jumps and stalls when put in gear
Replies: 15
Views: 782

Re: Jumps and stalls when put in gear

I'm not familiar with the 1200's but sounds like its possible. The 1500's have a piston and rubber seal(s) so if the piston isn't pushing the pushrod to the clutch when you pull the lever the clutch wouldn't disengage. There isn't much to them and they aren't hard to service (on a 1500). You could t...
by Happytrails
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question

Whats the interval for fork oil changes every couple years or so?
by Happytrails
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork oil drain bolt head stripped
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Fork oil drain bolt head stripped

I'm guessin he meant the allen head bolt at the bottom of the fork legs? Heres a couple threads that might help. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=16118&p=202155#p202155 https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=53244 So the 3 options that people posted are take it to a ma...
by Happytrails
Wed Aug 14, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question

So giving some thoughts on replacing my top fork caps to make it a bit easier to do oil changes. Should I purchase #29 or #29? I can't tell the difference except one says 305 and the other says 505. I dont think its a right and left thing is it? Or am I overthinking this and should stay with what I...
by Happytrails
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! removing fork seal..no joy
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: Help! removing fork seal..no joy

Thanks, yes those were in a tough spot. I'm still trying to understand how that upper floating bushing works.
by Happytrails
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! removing fork seal..no joy
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: Help! removing fork seal..no joy

Gave the impact driver a bunch of good wacks but it didn't really do the trick. In the end used some muscle and cracked both fork bottom bolts loose. Took a little longer than I expected going too slow I guess on the first fork tube. Particles in the old fork oil, was expecting it to stink more sinc...
by Happytrails
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! removing fork seal..no joy
Replies: 19
Views: 494

Re: Help! removing fork seal..no joy

I'm glad you guys are posting all this stuff, I have to do this job this weekend. I have this funny feeling that I'll find that somebody else has already been at that bolt and didn't replace it but just cranked it back in. Hoping dont need it but its good to see there is a work around if thats what ...
by Happytrails
Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looses fitting side coveres
Replies: 16
Views: 429

Re: Looses fitting side coveres

The replacement grommets came from Show Chrome. There were I think 2-3 different shapes. Possibly I should have used a different grommet? Just thought I should ask before building the pins up. WS Can't really say about that. Show Chrome usually has very good stuff. Would hate to see you buy OEM's o...
by Happytrails
Fri Aug 09, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looses fitting side coveres
Replies: 16
Views: 429

Re: Looses fitting side coveres

Haven't heard of that either. After I replaced them on my bike the grommets are almost too tight. I did install the side cover keepers and they would be great but if mine were loose I guess. You wouldnt lose the cover but it will still be dangling and bounching around from the wind until you manage ...
by Happytrails
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Buyers Remorse?
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: Buyers Remorse?

My 2 cents is to enjoy the bike you have. If you still feel like this in a year you can always sell the ST and move onto another bike. If thats the case then try to be reasonable about the farkling if you think there might be a chance you might only have the bike a short while. Or you can pick up a ...
by Happytrails
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cornering light don't work.
Replies: 6
Views: 274

Re: Cornering light don't work.

What did they work on that they could have messed your driving lights up?
by Happytrails
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question

So giving some thoughts on replacing my top fork caps to make it a bit easier to do oil changes. Should I purchase #29 or #29? I can't tell the difference except one says 305 and the other says 505. I dont think its a right and left thing is it? Or am I overthinking this and should stay with what I ...
by Happytrails
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Doing the timing belts!
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: Doing the timing belts!

Hi Tracy,

It might not be a bad idea to change/bleed your brake and clutch fluids. A coolant fluid change might be something to consider too.
by Happytrails
Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question

Not sure but my guess would be its ok. I just ordered parts to do this as well. Wasnt sure if 1 bottle would be enough so ordered 2 of the 10w belray. Its long overdue for my bike so glad to get started on it. :)
by Happytrails
Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me is my 1995 GL1500 Aspencade
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: New to me is my 1995 GL1500 Aspencade

I recently bought a 95 gl1500 Aspencade and the prior owner moved the front forks up one inch above the triple tree. As I am the second owner I have noticed that any time I hit a bump or an irregularly in the road the sliders are hitting the fork brace, the second thing is that I ride the bike for ...
by Happytrails
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 12
Views: 360

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

I imagine it was like a sidecar wonderland over there ;)