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by Mh434
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: San Antonio Motor Officers
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: San Antonio Motor Officers

:lol: I'll bet their kidneys are thanking them - Harleys are tough on kidneys. Ask me how I know...
by Mh434
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

It’s a safe bet the sprag clutch is still a problem, regardless of the solenoid etc., so if another application or two of Seafoam doesn’t fix it completely you’re going to have to get that deep into it, i’m afraid...
by Mh434
Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: CRAZY engine GREMLIN!!??

Personally, I expect the problem is the starter's sprag clutch. The first clue was the intermittent starter engagement - a clear sign of sprag issues, where the rollers aren't engaging properly. The squealing, too, is a classic sign of sprag problems, where one of the sprag rollers doesn't fully dis...
by Mh434
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: oops!
Replies: 16
Views: 421

Re: oops!

"That'll buff out..." :lol:
by Mh434
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation
Replies: 31
Views: 3918

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation

Unfortunately, some people can’t be bothered to properly adjust their lights after installing different bulbs. Their laziness attracts attention to others who do go to the trouble of properly adjusting them, to the detriment of us all. LED bulbs, if appropriate for the application & properly adjuste...
by Mh434
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

It's too bad no one knows who has the original molds. Someone must have them!
by Mh434
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

I suspect that work-arounds for the studs wouldn't be hard and as for the gauge holes, that's why the plug would be made without any (just depressions, to show where to trim out for the gauges). As for the textured surface, I've seen several vac-formed pieces that have the pebble-grained surface on ...
by Mh434
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 56
Views: 1640

Re: What would you stick in here?

I can't help but wonder about the possibility of vacuum molding a part like this. It's very easy & cheap to do. If I understand the process (this, from watching a bunch of videos on the method), it would require making a plug (basically mold-release coat the inside of an existing unit, sealing it th...
by Mh434
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition key
Replies: 31
Views: 1458

Re: Ignition key

Now that you have it moving again, I'd definitely recommend using graphite lock lubricant on it, and turn it off & on a bunch of times to work it into the tumblers. You probably had a tumbler pin jammed out of position, which will certainly stop the key from turning. The graphite, following lots of ...
by Mh434
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuelpump relay
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Re: Fuelpump relay

I don't think there is one, except on the earlier models. From what I've read, the pump is controlled by the ECM. I've seen lots of references, however, to the bank angle sensor being an issue in fuel pump operation, and the BAS is apparently very easy to bypass to fix the issue. Hopefully, that hel...
by Mh434
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Police Hoverbike
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Police Hoverbike

It's not surprising, given the enormous amount of money available to police in Dubai for equipment and vehicles. They have a large assortment of Ferraris, Lambos, and even Veyrons as daily-use highway patrol vehicles...
by Mh434
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: loses power cuts off like no gas while riding
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: loses power cuts off like no gas while riding

^^^^^^Is this forum great, or what?! There’s some great knowledge to be found here!
by Mh434
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: loses power cuts off like no gas while riding
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: loses power cuts off like no gas while riding

Well, clearly you’ve eliminated the gas cap as a problem! That pretty much leaves the fuel filter, pump, and petcock as your list to look at. I’m assuming you have already changed the fuel filter (the cheapest & easiest fix), leaving the petcock and pump. I’d do the petcock rebuild next, as I unders...
by Mh434
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 843

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

^^^Absolutely! I never use ANYTHING but graphite on locks, at least any that are outdoors. It seems you use it once on a sticky lock, and it stays free...forever!
by Mh434
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 843

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

I apologize for the information regarding kerosene in WD-40. The information I had (mind you, that was from about 30 years ago!) indicated that it did. I do know that, whatever the carrier is, it still smells like kerosene, and has approximately the same flammability & flash point. Nonetheless, I st...
by Mh434
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Opinion
Replies: 10
Views: 473

Re: Battery Opinion

To be frank (I'll be Ernest, if you'd rather!), there are precious few battery manufacturers, and they produce batteries with hundreds of "brand names" on them...but they're all essentially the same units inside. As others have suggested, I would recommend an AGM ("absorbed glass mat"-type) battery....
by Mh434
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 843

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

Personally, I'd stay away from the lithium grease spray, for the reason you stated. In colder temperatures, I've found it to get very thick & stiff after awhile, which could bind up cables worse than ever. I do like silicone-based lubricants, as they're hydrophilic (repel moisture) & are very, very ...
by Mh434
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 66
Views: 4352

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

Scott, you’ve really gone “above and beyond the call of duty”! It really is a shame when someone promises something and puts you in a difficult situation by not doing what they promised. To purchase a set to give away for the contest, out of your own pocket, shows your unflagging dedication to your ...
by Mh434
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: loses power cuts off like no gas while riding
Replies: 23
Views: 780

Re: loses power cuts off like no gas while riding

Personally, this sounds like a classic case of having got a bad tank of fuel. Exactly the same thing happened to me. I ended up using SeaFoam (several cans, over several tanks of gas), which cured it completely. It does NOT happen right away, though - it took about 2 weeks of running SeaFoam-treated...
by Mh434
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1600

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

I must have at least a dozen gauges, and they differ in readings considerably, from one to another. Probably the most accurate one I've ever owned is a spring-loaded cylindrical professional trucker's gauge. It works great for some applications but, being almost a foot long, is too awkward for the G...
by Mh434
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1600

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

I use one of these. If you have a compressor, these are amazing, and I use it on all my tire-equipped vehicles. It has a locking-on lever (so you don't have to push it onto the stem or hold it there) and a bleed button too, in case you put in a tad too much pressure.


by Mh434
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: washer fell in sump ?
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: washer fell in sump ?

I'm constantly plagued with occurrences of the "Law of Selective Gravity" - "A dropped tool or part will land where it will cause the most damage". In addition, ANY dropped part will immediately travel a distance that is at least one order of magnitude greater than the height from which it was dropp...
by Mh434
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wire's
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: wire's

The wiring I propose is actually pretty easy. The reason for using a relay is that you can use a power wire directly from the battery (so you get a true voltage reading), yet when the ignition is turned off, the volt meter is turned off so as not to run your battery down. A relay is nothing more tha...
by Mh434
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wire's
Replies: 9
Views: 305

Re: wire's

If my bike is any indication, you want to run a fresh wire from the battery, through an ingition-switched relay, to get a true indication of voltage. Anything on the ignition/accessory circuit reads at least 1.5-2.5 volts below actual battery/alternator voltage, so is effectively useless. I mounted ...
by Mh434
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Transmitting issue
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: CB Transmitting issue

I'm going to pass on your solution to the several riders in my GWRRA group whose CB's sound awful!