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by Charlie1Horse
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace install
Replies: 1
Views: 27

Re: Blackwing fork brace install

I would try without loosening the pinch bolts first but, the Blackwing fork brace is such a tightly fitted machining that you may have to loosen the pinch bolts to fit it between the forks and not cause an outward bowing effect on your forks. It would be easy enough to torque the pinch bolts to the ...
by Charlie1Horse
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Helmet Blue tooth headset verse Blue Tooth ear over buds
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Helmet Blue tooth headset verse Blue Tooth ear over buds

You don’t have to buy two Sena’s. Buy one unit and then get a second helmet mount. You can move the brains between helmets. This is what I’m doing. But buying only one won't let you talk to your wife if she is with you. You could still purchase how ever many mounts you need for your diverse helmets...
by Charlie1Horse
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Helmet Blue tooth headset verse Blue Tooth ear over buds
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Helmet Blue tooth headset verse Blue Tooth ear over buds

You don’t have to buy two Sena’s. Buy one unit and then get a second helmet mount. You can move the brains between helmets. This is what I’m doing. But that won't let you talk to your wife if she is with you. You could still purchase how ever many mounts you need for your diverse helmets, so you co...
by Charlie1Horse
Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Helmet Blue tooth headset verse Blue Tooth ear over buds
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Helmet Blue tooth headset verse Blue Tooth ear over buds

The over the ear unit would probably be difficult to use with your full enclosed helmet, not much room in there to allow for the unit. Sena makes a nice unit that pairs to your cell phone and works really well. It also has an accessory FREEWIRE unit that plugs in to power and your five pin headset c...
by Charlie1Horse
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: The chrome rotor covers ...
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: The chrome rotor covers ...

If they work at all they must have 12V+ and 12V- and they should work the same on both sides. LEDs do go bad sometimes and I would think that that is what has happened here. Of course, it wouldn't do any harm to test the wiring connections and make sure that there are no frayed wires but, I think yo...
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Damage
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Valve Cover Damage

Silicone CAN do serious damage if it breaks free, which is why overzealous use of RTV in sealing gaskets (where the RTV squeezes into the interior of the engine, then breaks free) is a problem. The silicone can migrate through into oil galleys and plug them, causing oil starvation of smooth bearing...
by Charlie1Horse
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace

Thanks, that's good to know. I will be ordering one soon.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LED bulbs
Replies: 10
Views: 393

Re: LED bulbs

The GL1500s do require H4 headlight bulbs but, the 1988 through 2000 must have a shim to make them fit properly. I think the shims are available from Cycle Max. I replaced my headlights with H4 LED bulbs that are a direct replacement without the extra wiring and ballast. You can email Brett Beisker ...
by Charlie1Horse
Mon Sep 28, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost my lockable right glove box cover
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: Lost my lockable right glove box cover

If you get another lock with your new part you can take it to a locksmith and they can punch out a new key from the number on the lock cylinder.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Sun Sep 27, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 Rear master cylinder removal
Replies: 2
Views: 219

Re: 1200 Rear master cylinder removal

On Aspencade, remove the right passenger foot rest. Drain the brake fluid from the brake line. Remove the cotter pin and the clevis pin. Disconnect the brake rod clevis from the brake arm. Place a drip pan under the brake line. Disconnect the reservoir hose from the master cylinder, and remove the r...
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lower cowl LED running lights?
Replies: 8
Views: 640

Re: Lower cowl LED running lights?

The OP stated that his wing is an '03', not a 1500.
Russell
by Charlie1Horse
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Master Cylinder
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Rear Master Cylinder

Oh Well!!! Take it off if you want but mine is off now and the bike is still sitting on it’s wheels.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Master Cylinder
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Rear Master Cylinder

I have the OEM Honda manual open to page 13-14. It states, On Aspencade, remove the right passenger foot rest. Drain the brake fluid from the brake line. Remove the cotter pin and the clevis pin. Disconnect the brake rod clevis from the brake arm. Place a drip pan under the brake line. Disconnect th...
by Charlie1Horse
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Feel like an idiot. Only running on 4 cylinders
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Feel like an idiot. Only running on 4 cylinders

Don't replace one coil. Replace all three of them as the other two are just as old as the defective one and you don't want to have to replace another one soon down the road. I just had the same thing happen to my 92 Interstate while I was riding on a Patriot Guard Mission. It was noticeable when it ...
by Charlie1Horse
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help with front turn signal/running lights
Replies: 4
Views: 175

Re: Need help with front turn signal/running lights

First, I would try cleaning the turn signal switch. If that doesn't fix it I would try checking the ground circuit for bad connection or broken wire to frame.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Damage
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Head Cover Damage

I had a set of aluminum cobra valve covers on a Mustang many years ago and one side would get wet with oil all the time so, I pulled it off and, holding it up to the sun, I could see a very tiny pin hole in the cover. So I cleaned it really well and wiped it out with alcohol. Then I took a dab of cl...
by Charlie1Horse
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Ground
Replies: 16
Views: 324

Re: Bad Ground

Before sending the alternator back, I would take it to AutoZone for a quick test. They can test most alternators. If they can't test that one, then send it back. But if they can, you will know if it is bad before sending it off and maybe finding that you have a different problem, (time wasted). Russ...
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 SEi 1986
Replies: 6
Views: 223

Re: GL1200 SEi 1986

My 86 Aspencade has the compressor on the right side fairing by my right knee. It has a black knob there with the controls that I can screw off and connect the hose that came with the bike to air up tires, etc. However it takes a long time and I think is hard on the compressor to air a tire fully. I...
by Charlie1Horse
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1200 ASPENCADE jumpstart snafu!
Replies: 6
Views: 290

Re: 1200 ASPENCADE jumpstart snafu!

So, is this a 1200 or is it a 1988? Things are different between the 1200 and the 1988 GL1500.
Russell
by Charlie1Horse
Tue Sep 01, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SS Brake Line Install - SNAFU
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: SS Brake Line Install - SNAFU

If it has the same size banjo fitting on both ends, how about turning it around end for end and trying it again. Just a thought...
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SS Brake Line Install - SNAFU
Replies: 17
Views: 746

Re: SS Brake Line Install - SNAFU

Try taking the other end loose and Turn the whole line 180 degrees. That should help.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: box under fuel tank?
Replies: 15
Views: 639

Re: box under fuel tank?

Aftermarket security system for sure. The white wire is the antenna. Too bad if you don't have the key fob to use it.
Russell

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by Charlie1Horse
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter wont activate
Replies: 10
Views: 768

Re: Starter wont activate

Yeah, he probably turned it before he left just to do that to you. I did that once myself, turned the switch as I rolled up to a stop and forgot about it. My 92 GL1500 Interstate will turn over with the kill switch off but will not start. Took me a minute to remember that I had turned it off. Russel...
by Charlie1Horse
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace - any hints on where to get??
Replies: 28
Views: 2009

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

They apparently posted this three days ago: I am happy to announce that the Black Wing Honda GL1500 (all models) Fork Brace is again available! This brace is superior to the other braces in the following ways: The brace is manufactured from Aircraft Quality Aluminum. The Aircraft Quality Fasteners ...
by Charlie1Horse
Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk brake light issues
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Trunk brake light issues

Bad ground circuit. Check the green ground wire to the lights. It is probably broken somewhere and the system seeks ground from another source so it grounds through the other side light which makes the high intensity element illuminate. Russell If I don't do Facebook or Twitter do I still have to do...