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by Mh434
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passengers storage compartments
Replies: 23
Views: 715

Re: Passengers storage compartments

I wanted to still be able to use my compartments. I tried various fixes, and none of them worked. Eventually, I used a short length of stainless steel piano hinge, completely hidden by the door, and it works perfectly...far better than the original hinge system, and it will last forever. I also repl...
by Mh434
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LCD clock
Replies: 14
Views: 267

Re: LCD clock

I had a small aftermarket thermometer/clock/volt meter unit that the OP had installed. It never worked correctly and one day it failed internally, causing the "always hot" part of its wiring to short to the "ignition on" part of the wiring. This allowed power to flow to parts of the ignition circuit...
by Mh434
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 GL1500A cranks but wont fire up sometimes
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: 1992 GL1500A cranks but wont fire up sometimes

It's not that it builds up pressure in the tank, but rather a vacuum. If the vent in the gas cap clogs up, no air can enter the tank to replace the fuel used...presto, a strong vacuum, too much for the fuel pump to overcome. Most people have success with taking the cap off, soaking it for a day or t...
by Mh434
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: Night riding windshield glare

I don’t know which material the Wing windscreen is made of. It seems to be the same as my Kawasaki one was, and using Novus polishes destroyed it.

I just want to advise caution, especially as there are non-abrasive means to make it clear again...
by Mh434
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Yep! Turns out the correct installation is the key. If that guy had followed my “revised” method (not mine, but you know what I mean) you wouldn’t have had stiction at all.
by Mh434
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: Night riding windshield glare

Be careful using polishes. IIRC, the windscreen has a coating which is fairly hard, and designed to reduce scratching (vs. plain plexiglas or Lexan, which are quite soft on the surface). Any polishing compound will wear down or remove the hardened coating, and vastly increase scratching (ask me how ...
by Mh434
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Thanks, John. I have been seeing a psychologist to help me try to put all the pieces back together, and it is helping. I'm also re-connecting with people I haven't talked to for a long time - it's amazing how much their caring helps. Makes you feel like you're not altogether alone, after all.
by Mh434
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

That's occurred to me - problem is, I don't know any anymore!! Too bad, too - it's a fantastic plan!! On the lighter side, all the stress and grief have caused me to lose a bunch of weight over the past 3 months...28 pounds now, down to where I was when I was 30 & still in great shape (what drew her...
by Mh434
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

As for the other problem I don't see how she could stop you from going to the club functions unless she has a court order . But it sounds to me after hearing that club members knew what was going on and didn't want to tell you about that club is not one I would want to hang with anyway. Good luck w...
by Mh434
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Mh434, Well, my heart goes out to you, man. Betrayal is one of the the worst things a person can experience; in order to be betrayed, you must have trusted the person who betrays you. Trust makes us vulnerable to lies, abuse and loss. It's a tough go. It will take some time to grieve and recover ov...
by Mh434
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Thanks, Les. It is very difficult for me, for sure. I'm now told she was "involved" with him long before she left me. Several people who know us are now revealing that they knew about this for a long time, but didn't tell me because they "didn't want to hurt me". I'm also completely excluded from my...
by Mh434
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stock alternator gave up
Replies: 7
Views: 263

Re: Stock alternator gave up

The connector on my LActrical alternator didn't match my bike's wiring, either. I cut off the original connector & used standard spade connectors. Don't know about the noise filter, although some have reported noise on their headsets after adding aftermarket alternators, LED lights, etc., so maybe i...
by Mh434
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Starter Problem

Okay - I just looked up the parts at RonAyers.com. They're definitely more expensive than they used to be, but still not bad. $19.43USD for a set. https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/hon/506c9a51f870023420a3e8c7/starting-motor Hopefully that will help. You should know as soon as you get into the sta...
by Mh434
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Starter Problem

DEFINITELY sounds like the brushes!! That's exactly the way my GL1100 starter acted when it's brushes were worn down. Surprisingly they were cheap as chips to buy, and simple (if a bit fiddly) to replace once the starter was sitting on the bench. I cleaned up the armature with fine emery paper, blew...
by Mh434
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuse / battery/non-start
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Fuse / battery/non-start

There's an infamous, often problematic relay behind the left side cover that can cause all sorts of weird issues (relay #3, I think?). When mine went funky, sometimes the ignition would stay on no matter what I did, some lights would work and others didn't (randomly), the display panel would be on/o...
by Mh434
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 seat upholstery
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: GL 1500 seat upholstery

It's funny - I also ordered a new passenger's backrest back when I started trying to find a seat. It's coming from Tokyo, and is expected to arrive sometime next month. As it turns out, as of a few weeks ago I no longer have my "passenger" of 20 years. Maybe one day, I'll find another one. In the me...
by Mh434
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Thanks - it’s going to be ver, very hard for me. Inexplicably, I still love her despite what she’s done to me, which makes it even more difficult.

I see a long and rough road ahead of me.
by Mh434
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

It was great, or as good as could be expected. My wife of 24 years deserted me a couple of months ago ( I never saw it coming ), and is openly having an affair with another member of my GWRRA chapter, and all the chapter members are fully aware of it. As you can imagine, this made it extremely awkwa...
by Mh434
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Okay, I promised a review. First, I think I've returned the front suspension compliance to what it was before I added the Superbrace. The roads we were on today range from smooth highway, to bumpy secondary roads, to a windy, swooping highway with lots of frost heave whoops, potholes, and grooved ar...
by Mh434
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

I should add that, once I got it working properly, the bike has returned almost entirely to its silky-smooth front suspension feel. As far as the brace's influence is concerned, it does seem a bit more "planted", and very low speed maneuvers seem a little easier & secure. Tomorrow, I'm going on a le...
by Mh434
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charge at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Charge at idle

Well, they're not for everybody, that's for sure (otherwise, everyone would have one!). Certainly the next owner is going to get a nicely prepared & set up bike!
by Mh434
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Okay, an update. I went back in, loosened the pinch bolts again, settled the bike a bunch of times & put it back together. No improvement. Did it again, no change. Finally (and I'd suggest everyone installing a Superbrace follow this procedure), I did the following: 1) Remove the plastic brake hose ...
by Mh434
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 31
Views: 1446

Superbrace -> massive stiction

So - I received and installed my new GL1500 Superbrace today. I followed the instructions precisely, including loosening the axle pinch bolts (although Superbrace's video says it's not usually necessary). It was a fiddly job, but it went together after I removed a burr from the machined edges of the...
by Mh434
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charge at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Charge at idle

This is the reason so many of us have upgraded to aftermarket alternators. My LActrical unit will make up to 95 amps... at idle ....if required. The GL1500 in stock form uses a LOT of juice, and the later stock alternators were, I believe, made in China, & not up to the quality of the earlier Honda ...
by Mh434
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 seat upholstery
Replies: 19
Views: 623

Re: GL 1500 seat upholstery

My new seat arrived today! A few observations: - it's clearly an OEM Honda seat, but the upholstery fit isn't quite as nice & tight as the original. There are plainly visible baggy spots & wrinkles that are clearly there to stay. Perhaps that will help it to not split, but it doesn't look quite as n...