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by joeincalif
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cruise control
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: cruise control

jjrroz wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:33 am
Has anybody removed the cruise control unit off the 1500 for good, its a headache, too many problems
why remove it, just don't use it. What problems is it causing if you don't use it?
by joeincalif
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: brake fluid change
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: brake fluid change

I guess I should have classified my statement better. On my 1500 and 1800 Gold Wings all 5 that I have owned I didn't gravity change the fluids, I only heard about this when I started riding Honda Shadows.
by joeincalif
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: brake fluid change
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: brake fluid change

I found that the gravity feed method works great. Take the top off the resorvior, and connect a hose to the bleeder valve and put the other end in a jar or container to catch the fluid. Open the valve and as the fluid in the resorvior gets low add more to it, watch it until it runs clear, tighten th...
by joeincalif
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Volt meter
Replies: 17
Views: 494

Re: Volt meter

When you mount a volt meter with the LED read out most places that you mount it will be almost impossible to read while riding due to the sun washing it out.
by joeincalif
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: amenities of 96 gl1500
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: amenities of 96 gl1500

curtm wrote:
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:05 am
cornering lights
The Aspencade did not come stock with cornering lights, rear speakers or CB radio
by joeincalif
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio mute
Replies: 4
Views: 203

Re: Radio mute

Common problem with most push buttons on the 1500 wings. Lots of 4 way flashers buttons stick also. Spray contact cleaner into that switch also.
by joeincalif
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 275
Views: 21949

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

I know that this is a common problem since there is a lot of posts about it but 108,000 miles on my 92 from 1992 to 1998, and about 50,000 on my 98 SE from 1999 to 2003 and I never had a shiftier seal leak.
by joeincalif
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove Kurykyn iso grips!
Replies: 12
Views: 487

Re: How to remove Kurykyn iso grips!

Heat will help, use a hair dryer to heat up the grip and as other said, a soft mallet to hammer it on. If push comes to shove use a cutting tool to cut thru it and you can save the throttle sleeve.
by joeincalif
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 won't start till starter button is released
Replies: 8
Views: 396

Re: GL1500 won't start till starter button is released

How old is your battery? What you descries is a common sign of a weak battery,
by joeincalif
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear indicator
Replies: 10
Views: 434

Re: Gear indicator

I can understand why a rider would need a volt meter but never could understand why a gear indicator is needed. If you know your bike you should know by the feel and RPM's what gear your in and if you need to downshift to pass or go up an incline. over 250,000 miles on Gold Wings and never had a nee...
by joeincalif
Thu May 31, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cleaning front tire
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Cleaning front tire

freedomrunner wrote:
Wed May 30, 2018 10:24 am
Is that really a standard front rim? It looks great!
Yes it is the stock rim. Mothers mag wheel polish and a little elbow grease works great.
Here is my 08


by joeincalif
Thu May 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SHINKO TIRES
Replies: 11
Views: 1046

Re: SHINKO TIRES

I put a set on my Shadow 750 AERO so far they handle great, but it's not a heavy bike.
by joeincalif
Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail
Replies: 22
Views: 690

Re: 1999 Goldwing SE battery fail

You said you tested the alternator and it is working properly. A bad alternator would be my first guess, let us know what you find out once you get it figured out. Good luck.
by joeincalif
Mon May 28, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cleaning front tire
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Re: Cleaning front tire

Depends on how bad the wheel is. I use Mothers mag wheel cleaner polish and it works great. But if the wheel is to far gone it might be easier to just get another wheel.


by joeincalif
Mon May 28, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Solution to a spare key
Replies: 7
Views: 452

Re: Solution to a spare key

curtm, you need to cut the key shorter so it fits closer to the fuel door.
I used a radio know also. Pain in the rear to take the key out to gas up. If you cut it where it is flat with the lid there is nothing to hit to brake it off. I made them for the saddle bags on my Concours 1400


by joeincalif
Mon May 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Fuel capacity

Wow the last time i was out i got 210KM's on a tank, that's about 130miles, yikes, and yes it runs good and all that stuff Curt Another reason for low MPG's can be in your right wrist. The more you crank the throttle the less your MPG will be. If you keep the RPM's under 3,000 you should get close ...
by joeincalif
Mon May 28, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Body part fitment
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Body part fitment

As the others have said, the wire harness for the radio is big, it has to lay down in the correct position or you will have that gap. Very frustration to get it perfect but it can be done.
by joeincalif
Sun May 27, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel capacity
Replies: 11
Views: 569

Re: Fuel capacity

The sending unit for the reserve light could be bad, The light will come on when you first turn on the key but if the sending unit is bad the reserve light will not come on when the fuel gets low. You should get about 40 MPG with your wing. So I would ride until you get about 180 - 200 miles on the ...
by joeincalif
Sun May 13, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Some observations...
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Some observations...

When I wash my bike and car for that matter, I use a leaf blower to dry it, works great, just don't point it at the speakers on the bike
by joeincalif
Fri May 11, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: PHONE QUESTION?
Replies: 12
Views: 514

Re: PHONE QUESTION?

Why not let it go to voice mail and concentrate on the road?? You can return the call when you stop.
by joeincalif
Tue May 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 average gas milege ????
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: 1500 average gas milege ????

Usually I would get right at 40 MPG. My highest was about 50 and my lowest was about 25. 25 was bucking a bad head wind, 2 up pulling a trailer, my 50 was in Colorado cursing about 50 - 60 MPH enjoying the view.
by joeincalif
Tue May 08, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New 2015 GL1800 holdover
Replies: 8
Views: 228

Re: New 2015 GL1800 holdover

I think it's a little bit high. And the bike is already 3 years old.
here is a 2017 with with NAVI only 7000 miles for $21999, and these people make great deals on their bikes
https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mcd ... 56212.html
by joeincalif
Sat May 05, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Ticking noise on right side of engine
Replies: 14
Views: 541

Re: Ticking noise on right side of engine

If there is another dealer near you I would take it there. The early 1800's had a ticking noise, it was the fuel injectors.
by joeincalif
Sat May 05, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: G1500 Front Break Replacement- Both sides yes or no
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: G1500 Front Break Replacement- Both sides yes or no

They do not operate from the same source, only replace the one that needs it.