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by bellboy40
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pathfinder H4 Headlight Replacement Installation Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 105

Re: Pathfinder H4 Headlight Replacement Installation Issue

I looked at those bulbs on the Cyclemax site and it says the heatsink separates from the bulb for easy installation. It sounds like from that description, that you have to remove the heatsink when you install the bulb and then put the heatsink back on after installation. Did you do that?
by bellboy40
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: why is the goldwing fuel tank pressurized?
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: why is the goldwing fuel tank pressurized?

It is not uncommon for you to hear a rush of air when opening the gas cap, especially after a ride in hot weather. That gas tank is right behind the engine and gets a lot of warm (hot) air blowing across it.
by bellboy40
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 17
Views: 648

Re: Painting the 1500

You might want to adhere a piece of ABS under where those bolts go through the trunk lid to hold that luggage rack on. That will give it a lot more support and resistance to cracking in the future.
by bellboy40
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Prepping for Summer 2020 - Painting Plastic and Body Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 795

Re: Prepping for Summer 2020 - Painting Plastic and Body Panel

That looks really nice Ernest. You have done a very good job on that panel repair.
by bellboy40
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Part number for Final Drive fill plug
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Part number for Final Drive fill plug

I think those are the same plugs that were for the tappet covers on the 76 CB750 I used to have. I also noticed Cyclemax has them in stock for $7.50.
by bellboy40
Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Electrical problems

If you have corroded connectors, here is a link from a while back that tells how to clean those connectors. Get yourself some CLR (calcium, lime, rust) from the grocery store and go to work on them.

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/threads/g ... ns.329591/
by bellboy40
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 53
Views: 2931

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

TAZZ wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Ok Ty I think I'm looking at Partzilla on the Radiator Diagram is it
part #6
No, that is the filler neck. It is part #4 and #5 on the Water Pipe diagram.
by bellboy40
Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Electrical problems

I'll take a stab at your issue. Check the ACC fuse in the fuse box. Or just replace it if you have one. You could swap it with another fuse to see if anything changes.
by bellboy40
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How can I resolve such fuel Consumption !
Replies: 10
Views: 486

Re: How can I resolve such fuel Consumption !

That is low fuel consumption for a 1500. If my math serves me right, that works out to about 23.5 mpg. That is a little over half of what I think it should be. I would think you should be around 16 or 17 km per liter. Are you sure it is running on all cylinders? A miss will kill the mileage. Do you ...
by bellboy40
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headset cords
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Headset cords

I would contact either J&M Corp or Cyclemax to see if they have cords for your headset.
audio@jmcorp.com
1-800-358-0881

Cyclemax
info@cyclemax.com
330-225-1169
by bellboy40
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 Issues
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: 1995 GL1500 Issues

Lol. Glad it was just operator error. Those senior moments can sneak up on you and get you chasing rabbits for a while. It is nice when you come to your senses and see what is happening.
by bellboy40
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tool to remove saddlebag release cable clips
Replies: 9
Views: 342

Re: Tool to remove saddlebag release cable clips

That's a cool idea! Thanks for sharing.
by bellboy40
Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buying a used 2000 SE 25th Anniversary Edition?
Replies: 24
Views: 699

Re: Buying a used 2000 SE 25th Anniversary Edition?

The tire sizes for the 1500 is this:
Front 130-70HB-18
Rear 160-80HB-16

The tires you mentioned are the wrong size for the 1500 Goldwing.
by bellboy40
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: VIN code
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: VIN code

Do you have a title to this bike? It may have been totaled by an insurance company and they removed the VIN tag.
by bellboy40
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: VIN code
Replies: 9
Views: 288

Re: VIN code

There should be one near the steering head. You may have to remove some panels to be able to see it.

GL1500 VIN location
GL1500 VIN location

by bellboy40
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake bleeder screw replacement.
Replies: 11
Views: 342

Re: Brake bleeder screw replacement.

I'm a long time fan of the speed bleeders also. They make bleeding the brakes or clutch a simple one person job. Quick and easy using the speed bleeders along with the bag makes it a no mess job too.
by bellboy40
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 30
Views: 1232

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

Since you said this is a trike, it may be that someone has tapped into the trunk light circuit. It is on the back where it likely could have been messed with while installing the trike. I would try disconnecting the C89 connector under the rear of the seat. It is a 2 pin red connector that carries t...
by bellboy40
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 2417

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

Sorry for all your health issues CrystalPistol. I hope you can improve some more so you can continue to ride a while longer. It is tough to think about having to give up riding. I am getting to the age where I am going to have to give it up soon enough also. I already cannot ride much due to my wife...
by bellboy40
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: VOLTAGE DROP AT 2000 rpm
Replies: 12
Views: 533

Re: VOLTAGE DROP AT 2000 rpm

GL1500 is redlined at 5,500, so I'm guessing you reved it some higher than that? Reads like that "lactrical" didn't like it. I missed a gear once in a car I was dogging at the strip, amp-meter showed no charge afterward … opened hood for a look … had some copper wires hanging out of alternator open...
by bellboy40
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: bike starts and runs ok lights work but most accessories do not
Replies: 6
Views: 398

Re: bike starts and runs ok lights work but most accessories do not

A few years ago, I went to start my car and I heard a pop from under the hood and then no electrical power at all. I raised the hood and found the top of my battery had been blown off, and of course, a bunch of acid splattered all over. Apparently something had shorted out inside the battery and whe...
by bellboy40
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

I'm pretty sure back then they were driving a Honda Accord. The Bible says they were all in one accord. :D
by bellboy40
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: Alternator 1500 goldwing 1988

I replaced my 40 amp stock alternator off my 1989 1500 years ago . The original 40 amp alternator worked fine when I pulled it but I sent it to an alternator shop and had it rebuilt anyway. Its been sitting on the shelf as a spare ever since. If you want it, let me know. You pay shipping and its yo...
by bellboy40
Fri Dec 20, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Gauge etc., etc.
Replies: 46
Views: 2381

Re: Fuel Gauge etc., etc.

Kerry, you said your fuel gauge worked before you replaced the lamps. You may not have gotten the connectors seated properly behind the instrument panel when you put it back together. The fuel sender wiring goes through a couple of those connectors, so I would advise you to take it back out and chec...
by bellboy40
Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help !!!! Brake line not bleeding.
Replies: 7
Views: 460

Re: Help !!!! Brake line not bleeding.

You could be sucking air in from the bleeder valve by the threads. You might try putting some grease on the threads of the bleeder and see if that helps. Otherwise, I would go with the reverse bleeding as suggested.
by bellboy40
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear indicator manufacturer
Replies: 61
Views: 1570

Re: Gear indicator manufacturer

Hey Pistol, you mentioned that your overdrive light is out. Well so is mine. I didn't notice it for a while but I haven't missed it since I refer to the Air Rider gear indicator to check if I am in overdrive anyway. Do you know if that light can be accessed without pulling the dash apart? Maybe it c...