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by Mh434
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Accessory terminal reads lower than Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Accessory terminal reads lower than Battery

^^^Yup - there's a LOT of wire in a GL1500!!!
by Mh434
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gas fumes
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: gas fumes

Mine did that when the fuel cap's vent clogged. It would release pressure in the garage (wouldn't have noticed it while riding, of course) like a long, silent, gasoline fart. Made my eyes burn. Cleaned the cap & its vent, problem never happened again.
by Mh434
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Seat for the 'Wing
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: New Seat for the 'Wing

Ah, thanks! It looked too good to be aftermarket...
by Mh434
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Seat for the 'Wing
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: New Seat for the 'Wing

What make/model etc. is the new seat? Got a link for us, by any chance?
by Mh434
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Accessory terminal reads lower than Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: Accessory terminal reads lower than Battery

I have exactly the same readings. On going through the posts above, it appears we ALL have the same thing. Based on that, I'd say there's nothing to worry about. The accessory terminals are fed by small wires, which have to travel a fair distance, as well as going through the ignition circuit, befor...
by Mh434
Mon Apr 08, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 575

Re: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?

I bought an LActrical one a couple of years ago, as the CompuFire ones were way outside my budget, too. The LActrical alternator (a 95 amp one) has more juice than I'll ever need...at idle!!...and seems to work perfectly. I've since added several electrical farkles, and the alternator simply scoffs ...
by Mh434
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

If your battery is strong, the alternator is still nominal, and you don’t have much in the way of extra electrical “farkles”, you’ll be okay. Of course, few of us can resist the temptation to add on a few electrical goodies, and the GL1500 charging system has always been very, very marginal. It’s su...
by Mh434
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: GPS to Intercom on GL1500
Replies: 108
Views: 14039

Re: GPS to Intercom on GL1500

It’s too bad Garmin chose to delete the “audio-out” feature from their GPS units years ago. I had several, and used that feature constantly. I only have one left, which I’ve dedicated solely to use on the GoldWing. It also has a simple & powerful MP3 player built in, so when I want music, it’s all t...
by Mh434
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it possible to fit a 17-18in wheel to the rear of a GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 222

Re: Is it possible to fit a 17-18in wheel to the rear of a GL1500

I have my doubts - the GL1500 wheels are a pretty unusual design inside their drive hub. There won't be much out there that would hook up to the drive system....
by Mh434
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?
Replies: 16
Views: 596

Re: Is Limited Edition GL1500 a Canadian Version?

As GlimWas said above, the "Canadian Edition" has this legend embossed into the seat cover, and on both ignition keys (mine is one of these editions). There is no "Limited Edition" on the bike, so, the Canadian Edition is not an "LE". I've neither seen, nor heard of, an "LE" edition GL1500, although...
by Mh434
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?
Replies: 35
Views: 975

Re: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?

Those old Yamaha 650 Specials were great bikes. Simple, classic Triumph/Norton styling, great sound, and dead easy to work on. They did have a tendency to vibrate enough that license plates broke in half frequently, though! :lol:
by Mh434
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?
Replies: 35
Views: 975

Re: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?

I regret saying farewell to my 1986 Kawasaki Concours 1000. I seriously loved that bike, and it took me a LOT of places. Never, ever gave me an ounce of trouble, it was comfortable (for me, not for my wife, hence its departure...), had huge volume for storage, handled like it was velcro'd onto the r...
by Mh434
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

If the battery is weak, even on charge it likely won’t start. GL1500’s are famous for this. Typically, if you can get it to spin over, at the instant you release the start button it may try to fire, or even start. GL1500’s need a FRESH battery with FULL starting amps (not just volts) to be able to p...
by Mh434
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender
Replies: 11
Views: 395

Re: Cost and Source for 1999 Goldwing Front Fender

While buying new might seem like too much money, bear in mind that some sellers of OEM parts can supply pieces already factory-painted, for an exact match to your bike. I don't know which red yours is (looks like Candy Spectra red, to me), but the cost of putting a candy-apple (or pearl, or what hav...
by Mh434
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about smoke at startup
Replies: 15
Views: 562

Re: Question about smoke at startup

I agree that the issue is almost certainly the valve guide seals, a very common problem on GL1000-GL1100 models (maybe on the GL1200 models, too, but I've never owned one of those...). My previous GL1100 only smoked on startup - usually if it had been left on sidestand, but sometimes on center stand...
by Mh434
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What to do with an extra Goldwing?
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: What to do with an extra Goldwing?

Personally, I'd try to find someone looking to get into their first touring bike, and give them a good deal on it. It's better for the bike to have a new home where it's used & loved, and introduces another owner into the GW fold.

Just a thought....
by Mh434
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )
Replies: 9
Views: 1233

Re: LCD unit ( display for radio,clock and air for shocks )

In case you didn't know, there's now a company manufacturing brand new replacement LCD panels for the GL1500, at an extremely attractive price. There are a few threads on GWDocs about it, and the reviews seem to be exceptional. There's a lot of info displayed on the LCD panel, and it's pretty import...
by Mh434
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Trailer Hitches
Replies: 5
Views: 348

Re: 1500 Trailer Hitches

Depending on what insurance systems are like in your area, the "rebuilt" title MAY not be anything to worry about, particularly in full-fairing bikes like the 'Wing. Case in point - my previous bike was a Kawasaki Concours 1000. I had a crash when a deer leaped out of the bush (no shoulder on the ro...
by Mh434
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is this running too cold?
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: Is this running too cold?

Yep - I'd say you're golden. In cold weather, my gauge doesn't go any higher than that unless I let it sit & idle for a while. My preference is a temp gauge that never normally reaches the 1/2 way mark. That way, if it gets up to 1/2 way, you're aware you may have an impending problem, but you still...
by Mh434
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 33
Views: 2849

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Guess I'm gonna be spending a little more $$ now - don't think I can live without one of these!
by Mh434
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Interesting restart issue

By the way, anytime my bike sits for an hour or more, I need to give it a touch of "choke" or else I have to crank it for a bit. As others have said, twisting the throttle a bit before cranking helps, too. Although I haven't had my carbs off or apart, I expect they have accelerator pumps, so that li...
by Mh434
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: San Antonio Motor Officers
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: San Antonio Motor Officers

I rode Harley’s, daily, 10-hour shifts, for over 10 years. Downtown policing. My back has never recovered. We went to Honda ST1300’s for a few years - what a relief! On my own time, I rode a Kawasaki Concours but, a few years after I retired, my wife said she just wasn’t comfortable on it anymore. S...
by Mh434
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radial or Bias Ply for a 1500 Wing?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Radial or Bias Ply for a 1500 Wing?

^^^Some good information there. I'd forgotten to mention pressures & balancing. I run those same pressures too, and switched to balance beads on my most recent tire installation. So far, I'm extremely impressed with the beads. They should pretty much last forever & keep the tires perfectly balanced,...
by Mh434
Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radial or Bias Ply for a 1500 Wing?
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Radial or Bias Ply for a 1500 Wing?

There's no advantage I'm aware of for radials on a 'Wing. They usually cost a lot more than bias-ply tires, and don't last as long, in my experience. There are a few choices of tires for 'Wings, but not many. I think a poll would show that the majority of us are running Dunlop MT-4's. They seem to b...
by Mh434
Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: MadStad GL1500 Windshield
Replies: 13
Views: 656

Re: MadStad GL1500 Windshield

If anyone has a link to find Madstad windscreens for GL1500's, perhaps they could post it. Madtsad's website lists models for everything BUT the GL1500, and they appear to be very model-specific. Or, are users buying GL1800 or GL1200 ones and modifying them somehow?