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by BullCBX
Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Accidents
Replies: 7
Views: 440

Re: Motorcycle Accidents

My wife and I were well into our first extended bike trip back in September when we experienced a nasty low-side accident. We were out in the blessed middle of no-where WV. Encountered a patch of fine gravel and sand in a blind curve that caused me to adjust my line in the curve and we ended up drif...
by BullCBX
Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: clock display
Replies: 17
Views: 1038

Re: clock display

Defiantly sounds like a good idea Uncle Fester. My display "had" been working correctly, but just about all of the bulbs were shot. I did the LED upgrade (which is really nice), but after reassembly, now the clock is screwed up. I plan on trying the clean and seal thing but just dealing with the clo...
by BullCBX
Thu Aug 21, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cup Holder Suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

BullCBX I have never had a problem with my fold up cup holder unless my cup or water bottle is empty and then it wants to come out. As long as there are a couple of ounces of liquid and the top is adjusted to the cup it holds just fine. Mine is attached at the clutch mounting point. I purchased thi...
by BullCBX
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cup Holder Suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 1398

Re: Cup Holder Suggestions

I have a question for those that use the fold-up style holder. How do you keep anything in them? I added some of these to my 96SE and every time I have placed something in it, it has bounced out or feel out within minutes. Was glad they were relatively inexpensive (cheap) because I'm about ready to ...
by BullCBX
Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your radio lights to LEDs
Replies: 54
Views: 26028

Re: How to change your radio lights to LEDs

Was curious if anyone has tried one of the new twist-lock LED bulbs being offered by Superbrightleds.com? Would appear the new B8.4D Twist Lock lamp has the contacts on the correct side of the circuit board, but not sure if the hole diameter or the circuit board thickness match up. Anyone have any ...
by BullCBX
Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Thread Size Question GL1500 Seat
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: Thread Size Question GL1500 Seat

ct1500 wrote:M8x1.25 Bolt
mmmmmmmmmmmm
Thanks-That's the info I was looking for.
by BullCBX
Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Thread Size Question GL1500 Seat
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Thread Size Question GL1500 Seat

Can somebody confirm the thread size (pitch) for the seat bolts? I currently have one seat mount that is cross-threaded and I need to purchase a metric tap so I can see if I can recover the thread or not. If not, has anyone had success with drilling out and adding an insert?
by BullCBX
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: lights on with ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: lights on with ignition

I guess I misunderstood what the OPs was trying to accomplish. Thought he was looking for the ability to kill the headlights only. Well if anybody can figure it out, I'm sure Virgilmobile can. Will keep watching to see how this turns out.
by BullCBX
Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: lights on with ignition
Replies: 13
Views: 447

Re: lights on with ignition

I believe you will find it is the Blue/White wire coming from the starter switch. After a LOT of various trouble shooting, a break in this one wire was determined to be the cause of my headlights not working on my 96. I ended up adding a new wire (bypassing the factory wiring harness) to solve my is...
by BullCBX
Thu Jul 24, 2014 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your radio lights to LEDs
Replies: 54
Views: 26028

Re: How to change your radio lights to LEDs

Scott, I’ve got the new bulbs in-hand, but still waiting on my pre-wired LEDs before jumping in. Hope to have them sometime next week. I did have a quick question (more like an assumption confirmation). In your “Step-53” photo, there is a multi-wire (blue and blue/white) connection with green plasti...
by BullCBX
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: insurance
Replies: 12
Views: 531

Re: insurance

Another vote for Progressive. When I totaled my FJR several years ago they were very easy to deal with. No issues with covering my riding gear as well. I did not have original receipts, but was able to provide make and model/style of helmet, jacket, gloves, pants and boots and they covered it all. E...
by BullCBX
Sat Jul 19, 2014 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: blowing fuses
Replies: 19
Views: 1340

Re: blowing fuses

When trying to find an electrical issue on mine, I ended up getting both a 10amp and 15amp (blade style) circuit breakers that can be reset. I picked mine up at NAPA for around $5.00 a piece. A lot cheaper than continually replacing fuses.
by BullCBX
Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your radio lights to LEDs
Replies: 54
Views: 26028

Re: How to change your radio lights to LEDs

Was curious if anyone has tried one of the new twist-lock LED bulbs being offered by Superbrightleds.com? Would appear the new B8.4D Twist Lock lamp has the contacts on the correct side of the circuit board, but not sure if the hole diameter or the circuit board thickness match up. Anyone have any e...
by BullCBX
Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: no idea what causes this
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: no idea what causes this

First thing I would suggest is check the speedometer cable. It is easy enough to remove the cable end at the front wheel. You can turn the inner cable by hand and see how "free" or "bound" the cable is.
by BullCBX
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GL1500 Cornering LED
Replies: 10
Views: 3667

Re: GL1500 Cornering LED

These look like a great solution for the late model style lights, but those with the older, plastic bulb holders still need to some kind of fabricating to add a LED bulb.
by BullCBX
Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs
Replies: 65
Views: 23062

Re: How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs

It is my understanding the lighted controls are specific to the SE model. I have to believe the control housings are the same, but have no idea if the wiring harness has the connections or not.
by BullCBX
Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Lighting problem: no low beam
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: GL1500 Lighting problem: no low beam

Steve, A lot (if not all) of my issues were directly related to some questionable modifications made to the factory wiring harness by a previous owner. I can tell you the overall lighting circuit for these wings is complex and there are several things to check, but usually the KISS principle will so...
by BullCBX
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs
Replies: 65
Views: 23062

Re: How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs

OK Thanks for the follow-up. I know the space inside both of the control housings is tight and was worried about being able to twist and conform the leads to get everything to fit. Assumed you had fabricated the LEDs all at one time but just wanted to make sure you didn't have to make a small change...
by BullCBX
Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs
Replies: 65
Views: 23062

Re: How to replace your handlebar control lights with LEDs

Question fro WingAdmin: When doing this modification, did you find the placement of the resistor important? Most of the wiring in the controls twists and turns a lot. Assume the resistor needs to be back far enough to allow the wiring to bend 90 degrees at the base of the LED. Did you find it necess...
by BullCBX
Wed Jun 11, 2014 9:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedomter Accuracy (or adjustment)
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Speedomter Accuracy (or adjustment)

Have basically decided just that. I reassembles the gauge cluster last evening after getting all of the new LEDs installed. Having the indicated speed be off is not an issue for me. Just thought if there was a fix, I would try it while I had the cluster apart. As far as the CBX, well it is in a stat...
by BullCBX
Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedomter Accuracy (or adjustment)
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Speedomter Accuracy (or adjustment)

I looked at the spring but it is a very fine rotational (torsion) spring (like a spring in an old thermostat) and I did not see anyway to adjust. One end is fixed to the needle shaft and the other end is looped over a fixed pin stop. I'll study it a little more tonight, but sure didn't see an easy w...
by BullCBX
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedomter Accuracy (or adjustment)
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Speedomter Accuracy (or adjustment)

When trying to take the wing out a couple of weekends ago, the wife and I noticed a strange noise coming from the front end. Took the wing back to base and hopped on the FJR (it is nice having more than one ride). After a little investigation the next weekend, I found the speedo cable was bad. Order...
by BullCBX
Sat Jun 07, 2014 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: relay for fuel gauge, reverse indicator lights
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: relay for fuel gauge, reverse indicator lights

I too had issues with this same circuit and blowing fuses. Ended up getting a circuit breaker style fuse to save money while trouble shooting. Best $8.00 I spent. Got mine from NAPA. Saved lots of fuses. There is something definitely grounding somewhere and you'll just have to dig into it wiring to ...
by BullCBX
Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: May Contest
Replies: 0
Views: 301

May Contest

OK Here's the story, Met up with a group of FJR riders off the Blue Ridge Pkwy this past weekend for a little camping trip. Having to park in the grass, I of course found it necessary to use the following when parking the bike: 1d939c78-8eb2-4790-bec6-ce50608318fc_zpsba653a7b.jpg Now this worked jus...
by BullCBX
Mon May 26, 2014 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your seat
Replies: 9
Views: 17424

Re: How to remove and replace your seat

This weekend I ended up taking the Corbin seat of my 96SE and snapped a couple of picture and thought I would post them. According to the information on the bottom of the seat, this saddle was fabricated in 1995 (just for reference). As you can see in the picture, there is a slot that allows the adj...