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by Mh434
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition key
Replies: 30
Views: 448

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: 111

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: 218

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: 21
Views: 545

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: 21
Views: 545

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: 25
Views: 527

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: 25
Views: 527

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: 9
Views: 308

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: 25
Views: 527

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: 3931

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: 21
Views: 545

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: 1487

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: 1487

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: 171

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: 270

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: 270

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: 406

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!
by Mh434
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ooops!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: Ooops!!!

Could have been worse - I had mine blocked up with several jacks while I was trying to get the rear wheel off (it had jammed in the frame), and had to leave to help with a relative's medical emergency. When I came back to the shop, there was my bike - not only on its left side, but almost completely...
by Mh434
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Transmitting issue
Replies: 8
Views: 406

Re: CB Transmitting issue

Excellent, glad you got it fixed!

Thanks for reporting back - the “fix” information will be useful to others in the future.
by Mh434
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Dying At Cruising Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Engine Dying At Cruising Speed

As to why it happens randomly, it's possible there's a chunk of crud at the vent hole & when you hammer the throttle, it gets sucked over/into the hole. The vacuum that builds, almost instantly, would hold it there. This may well not be the problem, but it has been documented many times here, with s...
by Mh434
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Dying At Cruising Speed
Replies: 8
Views: 229

Re: Engine Dying At Cruising Speed

^^^I concur. Clogged fuel cap vents are a common problem on GL1500's - when the cap's vent clogs, & fuel is used, no air is available to fill the void created by the reduced fuel volume in the tank. As a result, a vacuum forms, likely beyond the ability of the fuel pump to overcome. The result is th...
by Mh434
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: REPAIR SERVICE for 1988 - 2000 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Gauge Cluster Speedometer LCD Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 3134

Re: REPAIR SERVICE for 1988 - 2000 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Gauge Cluster Speedometer LCD Screen

Personally, I’d replace the panel. - First, an unserviceable panel will have a huge impact on the bike’s resale value. - Second, who knows how long they’ll be available? It would be a shame to finally decide to do it 3-4 years down the road, only to discover they’re no longer available. - And third,...
by Mh434
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation
Replies: 18
Views: 2332

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation

That was my thinking, exactly. The only point in the summary that I take issue with is the reference to "...fitting them ensures that your lamp will not perform as designed...". While that was absolutely true 3-4 years ago, it is no longer so. Technology & design over the past year or two have advan...
by Mh434
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 radio
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: 1500 radio

Here's what I did - viewtopic.php?t=23626

No electronics knowledge required, no disassembly of the radio, etc., and rather cheap. Mine's been working flawlessly for 4 years now.
by Mh434
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 38
Views: 1426

Re: No helmet

I won't even move my bike up the driveway without my helmet on...people have died simply by dropping their bike at a standstill & smacking their head on a rock. For the minuscule amount of time & effort required, it's not worth taking a chance, IMHO.