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by Happytrails
Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 retaining strap
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: GL1500 retaining strap

Rudys panel keepers are really nice. Coming up with something diy and similar would be great. You might want to look into replacing your grommets first and see if that doesn't give an improvement. The ones I replaced are so snug now it takes a good pull to get the side covers off for maintenance. Th...
by Happytrails
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electric adjustable windshield ???
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Electric adjustable windshield ???

I thought someone came up with something for a 1500 a long time ago. It was before adjustable windshields were starting to become popular on factory bikes I think. Electric adjustable windshields are awesome. Every time I ride a bike that has it I just think they are great. Not sure about a diy proj...
by Happytrails
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A 1500 upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: A 1500 upgrade

fcanary wrote:
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:50 pm
Also I have to look through the windshield rather than a bit over it like I did on the 1200. I guess I just need to get used to it as I had to with my 1200 seven seasons ago.
I dont like looking thru the windshield either. You could check to see if the windshield could go down some more.
by Happytrails
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 47
Views: 1807

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

I was just posting a link for Fatboy46 who asked about them. I dont know anybody who owns one and dont have one myself. Haven't seen one in person either, just in videos and photos. I'm really not understanding why these would help with wind on the passenger either. Below is the only video I could f...
by Happytrails
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 47
Views: 1807

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

Here you go :) Thought price wasn't too bad but shipping... then noticed its coming from russia :) https://www.ebay.com/itm/Rear-Air-deflector-Wind-deflector-glass-Honda-goldwing-1500-Gold-Wing-GL1500/293508813880?fits=Model%3AGoldwing+1500&_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item44567d1438:g:rokAAOSwJVJeap60&e...
by Happytrails
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 47
Views: 1807

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

a friend has an 1800 Trike.. the passenger has a small screen behind the headrest to help with buffeting.. but I haven't been able to find one for a 1500... If you look on ebay you may still find them available for a 1500. Its just a guess but due to there age they might not sell so many for 1500s....
by Happytrails
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Red or blue threadlocker
Replies: 12
Views: 299

Re: Red or blue threadlocker

Just used some blue stuff liberally on a spare tire bolts on a Ural. Apparently they had some white stuff that was a little difficult to break loose and bolts were a softer steel (might replace these out) Have heard that red stuff just needs heated to loosen but never tried it. When I replaced those...
by Happytrails
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 35
Views: 1162

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

If you can get a hold of the upgraded parts that would be a bonus. Watched a video a long while ago of someone rebuilding a 1500 engine. Was fascinating to watch. So many things happening inside. Good luck with your project.
by Happytrails
Sun Jun 28, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Overdrive question
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Overdrive question

33 avg here, if the od light isn't coming on then it could be the bulb. :)
by Happytrails
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A 1500 upgrade
Replies: 13
Views: 631

Re: A 1500 upgrade

Congrats on new 1500, 91 was a fine year
by Happytrails
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is your average mileage for your GL1500?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: What is your average mileage for your GL1500?

33 avg, 39 best. Even though roads here have a lot of bends and its very hilly those are the roads I seem to get the best mileage on. Rough back country roads.
by Happytrails
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: brake bleeding lots of air
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: brake bleeding lots of air

I like to bleed brakes the old school way into a bottle up higher. Recently I tried reverse bleeding just to see if it did any better. It was ok. For a motorcycle benchbleeding, regular old style bleeding the caliper into a bottle and then put something on the brake pedal over nite, sometimes 2 if y...
by Happytrails
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 47
Views: 1807

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

Your just a tall rider and your head is right in that turbulence even with the windshield up there. The top of the windshield is probably around the height of you chin or throat? It should be around the bridge of your nose. Sounds like your trying the right things, one of those extenders might work ...
by Happytrails
Tue May 19, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost a cover to wind!
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Lost a cover to wind!

Was sorry to hear of his passing. While it was available I bought a bunch of the panel keepers. Something I noticed was when I replaced the old rubber grommets the panels are very secure after. Its hard to pull the tupperware off the bike.
by Happytrails
Sun May 17, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Commander III tires
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Commander III tires

It is a little foggy on commander tires I was lookin at those too. They used to be rated for goldwings then not even though I'm not sure they changed anything. Some people do run them and like them. I prefered Avon Venoms but then they quit makin those too. Now I'm running Avon Cobras and they feel ...
by Happytrails
Sun May 17, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Expensive spring riding
Replies: 9
Views: 537

Re: Expensive spring riding

Sorry to hear about your bike. Thats pretty much my luck too, nearly every vehicle I've owned has been hit and run or vandalized. :roll:
by Happytrails
Sun May 17, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fading
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: Clutch fading

Yes to both. You might find the slave is the worse of the two. Its not unusual for this to happen they just occasionally need cleaned up/rebuilt.



by Happytrails
Sat May 09, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Preloading caliper with fluid
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Preloading caliper with fluid

When I rebuilt my brakes and the system was empty I used a mityvac too just to get some fluid into the lines. Bench bleeding the master cylinder got rid of the extra air. Good luck with your brakes! :)
by Happytrails
Sat May 09, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 19
Views: 1219

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

I've always thought Urals were super cool. Saw one for the first time in a retail store in a high end shopping mall (totally random) and I was blown away. They've been kinda on my radar since then, just never wanted to pony up for the cost! Maybe one day I'll add one to my garage. They are fun to r...
by Happytrails
Fri May 01, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best Way to Clean Wheels?
Replies: 26
Views: 2875

Re: Best Way to Clean Wheels?

Also used mothers aluminum polish as well and lots of elbow grease. Polished up its been holding up well. Polished aluminum has a certain quality to it that makes it look amazing. Next time I'd like to get a little help from a machine to polish.
by Happytrails
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I think i have a polishing problem
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: I think i have a polishing problem

Looks great, polished aluminum just has a certain quality to it. :)
by Happytrails
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock
Replies: 20
Views: 1267

Re: Rear Shock

I took my bike to Hagon's (In the UK) who used my 1990 Wing to develop a rear shock. The air bladder is retained and I love it. They can be found at http://www.hagon-shocks.co.uk/ but, for some reason, they don't list the 1500. They are very helpful people though. Could somebody buy this and do a q...
by Happytrails
Tue Apr 14, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Maybe a dumb question....but
Replies: 4
Views: 517

Re: Maybe a dumb question....but

I think they call it naugahyde but yea its vinyl. Been using a vinyl car interior cleaner and conditioner with the UV stuff in it. It might be meguirs. And use protectant on the rest of the plastic stuff that can use it since its starting to get a bit brittle.... but doesn't look sunfaded or burned ...
by Happytrails
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 19
Views: 1219

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

... and to help with shelter in place...a really good Ural video :)



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by Happytrails
Mon Apr 13, 2020 2:55 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 19
Views: 1219

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:20 pm
Happytrails wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:45 am
A 2wd dirt bike sounds intense. :shock:
Rokon makes them:


These things look very cool and not as expensive as I thought they might be :)



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