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by bellboy40
Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear indicator manufacturer
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

I don't know what the part # for the Air Rider gear indicator/voltmeter is for the one I have. It was on the bike when I got it. It looks like it would get its information on which gear you are in from the connector C59. It is a black 6 pin connector over the right side fan. Here are some pictures o...
by bellboy40
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear indicator manufacturer
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

I have a gear indicator/voltmeter on mine that says Air Rider on it. I like it a lot but they do not make them anymore. Is this the one you are referring to? It mounts on the cover by the ignition switch in the place where an emblem was.

Air Rider gear indicator/voltmeter
Air Rider gear indicator/voltmeter

by bellboy40
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My 1500 wont start!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: My 1500 wont start!!!

I would second the idea of replacing that relay. Also, while you have it out, take a look at the contacts where it plugs in and see if there is any corrosion or overheating apparent.
by bellboy40
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My 1500 wont start!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: My 1500 wont start!!!

Good deal! :) It is always good to hear of a successful outcome to a problem.
by bellboy40
Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My 1500 wont start!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: My 1500 wont start!!!

Well I see that no one has responded to your question so I will take a shot. First thing I would check is the kill switch (run/stop switch). Sometimes the screws can get loose and cause a poor connection. If that is good, check or swap the ignition/cruise relay with a known good one.
by bellboy40
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: GL1500 Carb/Manifold Screwdriver Shank Length?

I think you are trying to loosen the screws on the rubber isolators connecting the carbs to the intake manifold. I got a set of two screwdrivers, a slotted and a phillips, from Harbor Freight that worked well for me when I removed the carbs. They are extra long and more than enough for the job but t...
by bellboy40
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 91 1500 left fork exploded view
Replies: 15
Views: 382

Re: 91 1500 left fork exploded view

Johnf1059 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 4:28 pm
How precise does this need to be?
That is not a critical level. You can adjust it up or down to tune how you like the way it rides.
by bellboy40
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Carburetor help!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 701

Re: Need Carburetor help!!!!

I agree that the OEM needles are way better than anything else you get from aftermarket suppliers. If your original needles are bad, the only thing to replace them with is the ones from Honda. Randakks sells a good quality kit for the carbs if you need it, but of course you pay for quality.
by bellboy40
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Left Side Fairing Inner Cover removal help
Replies: 5
Views: 292

Re: GL1500 Left Side Fairing Inner Cover removal help

I have had that lower panel off several times and I don't recall the CB being attached to the panel. I think it just goes in the opening in that panel and it should just pull away. If you have all the screws removed, you should be able to just pull it back from the CB. It has been a while since I ha...
by bellboy40
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedometer grease
Replies: 6
Views: 626

Re: Speedometer grease

I used axle grease on mine when I cleaned it out and re-applied the grease.
by bellboy40
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Engine guards bent?

That is some more pretty pics of the 1500. Looks like we started riding Goldwings about the same time (39 years for me). I got my 1st one (79 GL1000) in 1980 and have had at least one of all the versions except the 1800. This is my current ride.

2000 GL1500SE
2000 GL1500SE

by bellboy40
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 668

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

I found the rear wheel dampers on Partzilla for the GL1500s. Here is what they show fits the Goldwings.

https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/42617-MT8-000
by bellboy40
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 17
Views: 488

Re: Engine guards bent?

Big Blue, that is a very pretty 1500 you have. Love that color.
by bellboy40
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best battery for 2000 1500SE?
Replies: 13
Views: 552

Re: Best battery for 2000 1500SE?

A Yuasa battery is a great one. Here is the one I got a few months ago. It is a Motocross AGM battery made by Yuasa for the specialty market. I had one just like it before and it lasted 7 years. Has a 1 year warranty also.
https://www.batterystuff.com/powersport ... HL-BS.html
by bellboy40
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tires and Brake Pads
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Tires and Brake Pads

I have been using the Avon Venoms on my previous GL1200 LTD and now my GL1500 SE for many years. I too find they have great traction in both dry and wet conditions. I have been getting somewhere around 15 to 18 thousand miles on them. I liked them a lot but they stopped selling them and now we have ...
by bellboy40
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 96 gl1500 no spark
Replies: 13
Views: 357

Re: 96 gl1500 no spark

Here are some tests from the Honda service manual for a no start condition.

Tests at ECM connector
Tests at ECM connector

by bellboy40
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wind noise and buffeting
Replies: 17
Views: 1042

Re: Wind noise and buffeting

My .02 cents, , , , Trust what AZgl1800 (John) says about the Madstad, , ,he knows of what he speaks. The cost of a new windshield is something only YOU can make a decision about. . . HOWEVER, , I also endorse the FIRST attempt to resolve this issue should be to raise that windshield as high as pos...
by bellboy40
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Upgrade alternator/dogbone fuse
Replies: 6
Views: 298

Re: Upgrade alternator/dogbone fuse

I wouldn't put another fuse in there. It will be fine with just the stock fuse setup. You don't want any burned up wiring.
by bellboy40
Thu Sep 19, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive clunk
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Final drive clunk

On my previous topic loud clunk after take off I found the problem to be the nut that holds the pinion joint to the pinion had come off. This has caused damage to the pinion joint and drive shaft. After reinstalling the pinion joint and torqueing it to 40 ftlbs the problem is no longer there on acc...
by bellboy40
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lake of the Ozarks Trip Part 3 of 3 (aka Charging Issue)
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: Lake of the Ozarks Trip Part 3 of 3 (aka Charging Issue)

Those symptoms indicate to me that your charging system is not working. Get the battery charged up and then when you get the bike running, put your voltmeter on the battery terminals and see what it reads. With the rpms up around 2k or so, you should be seeing somewhere around 14 volts at the batter...
by bellboy40
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

This is a link to the how-to article about replacing the low fuel sensor with the float switch that DenverWinger alluded to.
viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11167
by bellboy40
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Hi DenverWinger, Erdeniz, Rambozo, Bellboy40, 1) I grounded the gauge connection at the fuel tank and the gauge goes to Full. 2) As mentioned previously, I did the same with the Low fuel sensor and the lamp goes on. So, both circuits are OK. I just find it "strange" that both Fuel level & Low fuel ...
by bellboy40
Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500
Replies: 21
Views: 688

Re: Low Fuel Indicator & Fuel Level Gauge GL1500

Try swapping out the #3 Tail main relay with another one. The air pump relay would be a good one. Then see if it works.
by bellboy40
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition problems
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: Ignition problems

As Erdeniz said, it is difficult to troubleshoot an intermittent problem. It seems you are losing power to the ignition circuit. Does the "cruise on" light stay on steady when you are having this trouble? I would check where the previous owner messed with the wiring on that stop/run switch. Could be...
by bellboy40
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 310

Re: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed

That's great that your Grandpa still wants to ride. Hope you can get it going soon and take him for a nice ride.