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by bellboy40
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Carburetor help!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 429

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: 177

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: 441

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: 15
Views: 280

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: 532

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: 15
Views: 280

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: 12
Views: 335

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: 284

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: 295

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: 888

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: 268

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: 171

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: 13
Views: 446

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: 636

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: 636

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: 636

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: 289

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: 271

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.
by bellboy40
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 271

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

Take the side cover and reverse handle off and let's check for some voltages on that reverse lever switch. The brown/white wire should have voltage when the ignition switch is on. The black/white wire should have voltage with switch on and lever in forward position. The white/blue wire should have v...
by bellboy40
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn Signal Lights-Reverse
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Turn Signal Lights-Reverse

Check this link for how to get the relays from WingAdmin.

https://goldwingdocs.com/Store/Goldwing ... MS-H30.asp
by bellboy40
Fri Aug 30, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 271

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

You said you did not have power on the yel/red at the Reverse Switch Relay. You have to have power there to operate that relay and that lets the ground through from the neutral switch to the A relay. That power comes from the 5 amp fuse in the relay box and goes through the reverse lever switch. Aga...
by bellboy40
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 gl1500 will start when I jump solenoid but not when button pushed
Replies: 12
Views: 271

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

I would start with the reverse lever. Move it into reverse position and back a few times to exercise the contacts on that switch. That switch is known to be troublesome. You might have to take off the handle and spray the switch with some contact cleaner. Also, you might check for a defective 5 amp ...
by bellboy40
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question
Replies: 13
Views: 599

Re: Rebuild forks, flush before fill question

I don't see any interval for changing the fork fluid in the service manual. I think every 2-3 years would be a reasonable interval, provided you don't see any leaks in between.
by bellboy40
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn Signal Lights-Reverse
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Turn Signal Lights-Reverse

Here is a picture I found that shows what one of the ground connectors looks like.

C192 ground connector
C192 ground connector

by bellboy40
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn Signal Lights-Reverse
Replies: 15
Views: 609

Re: Turn Signal Lights-Reverse

I agree with the others about it being a ground issue. Here is some information I have in my files about a couple of gang ground connectors (C191 & C192). They are located, one on each side of the fuel tank, taped into the wiring harness. You will have to unwrap the wiring harness to see them. They ...