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by Wingryder1
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

ct1500.. you are correct.. the gap is about half on the spare parts as on the bike.
by Wingryder1
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

Not camera angle. This one is a bit less than first picture which is bike setup. These parts have 90,000 miles and the ones on the bike (with the bigger gap) have 40,000 miles. Yes that is backwards if it's a wear problem. One of my thoughts was the large shoulder on left end of axle could be differ...
by Wingryder1
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

Same exact problem with two different rear end assemblies. I had all the "spare" parts from a Trike conversion a friend did. We traded some service work for his new tire, his new final drive and his rear brake parts. These now have about 40k on them. The parts in the picture are the original wheel, ...
by Wingryder1
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

The mystery continues. Today I realized that with the "no good" used swingarm I now have everything needed to duplicate the assembly off the bike. Using all the spare parts both good and bad, I secured the swingarm to a stand and bolted everything up just like it would be on the bike. Same exact fin...
by Wingryder1
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

Not to beat a dead horse... but I still would like to cure this tiny slide to the right of the rear wheel. I am more interested in finding out why.. than any change it might make. It rides and feels just fine. It is not causing any rubbing that was a plastic issue and fixed. I did buy some new and u...
by Wingryder1
Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

Well follow up on the follow up. I found my rubbing problem was a inside bag wall after all and not related to the wheel spacing. So took the modification out and put it together per normal. Still have the gap that this thread is all about. We will go with it like it is and watch things. Thanks for ...
by Wingryder1
Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

Ok going to get the wrath on this one maybe. I tried my spare final drive and had the exact same left/right wheel position as before. So.... I got a steel washer 3.2 mm thick.. that fits axle perfectly. Dressed this down carefully until it was the same outside diameter as the small end of distance c...
by Wingryder1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

Thanks Erdeniz That looks like 103 mm. Which is the same as the two that I already have. I am going to bolt in my old rear end tomorrow and see if any change there. Swingarm was rock solid with no play.. and no sign of being bent. Thinking of adding a washer the same size as the distance collar to t...
by Wingryder1
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

Ok after installing bags.. I found I have a very slight rub on the right side of tire against right bag. This I cannot live with. So I am going to fix the "gap" problem. I am going to replace swingarm bearings and possibly swingarm itself. I also may need a new "distance collar" that goes on the ext...
by Wingryder1
Thu May 31, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Drain Oil from Gl1500 from Oil Filter only?
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Drain Oil from Gl1500 from Oil Filter only?

Ok Sounds like you know your stuff. So I will just change the oil per the drain and deal with the threads.
thanks all
by Wingryder1
Thu May 31, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Drain Oil from Gl1500 from Oil Filter only?
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Re: Drain Oil from Gl1500 from Oil Filter only?

Dave.. In looking at the Goldwing Engine case. I think the filter threads are common with the drain plug. It is all "case". The lowest part of the threads is indeed higher than the drain. Should all come out except that difference. And doing this change on a downhill part of the driveway would get a...
by Wingryder1
Wed May 30, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Drain Oil from Gl1500 from Oil Filter only?
Replies: 11
Views: 391

Drain Oil from Gl1500 from Oil Filter only?

I know this is off the wall strange. However my 94 has 130k plus on it and runs like new. Over that time the oil drain threads have be strained one two many times. I had a hard time getting the plug to stop leaking last oil change. Rather that go through that again I am thinking of just dropping the...
by Wingryder1
Mon May 28, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

I tried a thin 1.2 mm washer between bracket and wheel spacer. It did narrow the shock bolt gap in question and moved the axle shoulder left the same distance. However the caliper did not line up in the middle of the rotor. So I am just living with the gap on the shock bolt. Erdeniz suggested you co...
by Wingryder1
Sun May 27, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

Ok pulled it apart. Nothing wrong. Distance collar cannot be in backwards. Went to my parts supply and retrived another complete brake bracket and distance collar. (I am running a 97 rear end, rear wheel and all related from a friends trike project. Installed when it had 500 miles on all.. now has a...
by Wingryder1
Sun May 27, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

Re: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

The rear wheel axle should be mounted so that its head to be a little out and the gap between the washer and the swing arm should be less as shown below. This will solve the issue, I think. Erdeniz.. thanks for post. I dont understand your comment about "gap between washer and swing arm". There is ...
by Wingryder1
Sun May 27, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?
Replies: 20
Views: 979

What is this gap in the rear caliper bracket? Normal?

I replaced the rear tire as I have half dozen times before.. In order to not have to disturb my exhaust I use the swing arm travel to remove the axle. This means removing the left rear shock. This time as I put it back together.. I have two slight gaps in the shock mount itself which must always be ...
by Wingryder1
Sat May 19, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shortcut question on Fork Seal replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Shortcut question on Fork Seal replacement

Thanks Dave0430 Appreciate your answer and quick too. Will give the screws a quick try and if not pull the bolt. If I remember right even with springs in, I had a hard time cracking it loose. Had to use impact wrench I think. Thought I was done with front end for a while. Oh well.. ordered new brake...
by Wingryder1
Sat May 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shortcut question on Fork Seal replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Shortcut question on Fork Seal replacement

I have very few miles on my 94 since I installed progressive springs and all new seals and bushings. The bike has sat a lot over a two year period. To my dismay.. I have a fork seal leaking. I want to slip a new seal and dust cover in without removing the bottom bolt that lets you pull the fork tube...
by Wingryder1
Sat Jul 01, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Picking up and Riding 800 miles
Replies: 38
Views: 1762

Re: Picking up and Riding 800 miles

Glad you got home safe and this post is a little late.... but I disagree on the belt change. Your chances of the belt breaking on the way home are very very slim. Changing timing belts on anything is not a hurried job in a motel parking lot. For others in same situation. Check the bike over as close...
by Wingryder1
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 401
Views: 45326

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

pretty old post but I will jump in as well. Like most been riding since little kid.. Always behind the curve buying used because of hungry kids. In mid eighties the wife and I wanted to join a local touring club. Most had Goldwings. Our first was a 1976. Yes a old gl1000. That was fine until I saw a...
by Wingryder1
Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cruise Control, Do You Use It On The Highway?
Replies: 56
Views: 3465

Re: Cruise Control, Do You Use It On The Highway?

My 94 cruise works fine but seldom use it. I find the weight of my hand on my 10.00 plastic throttle aid works every bit as well as the cruise. I depend on it so much when it broke on my last trip... I had to visit a shop to get another one. Now I keep a spare. I do use the cruise when I want to rel...
by Wingryder1
Sat Jun 11, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark but no start
Replies: 43
Views: 1343

Re: Spark but no start

Quote " the bloody spare parts that have to come off this thing" Unquote Well fact of the matter.. none of the parts are "spare" Mother Honda wants all them to work together. As for loss of compression.. I just can't see that. All six? no way. I know you are busy with life.. but us retired guys that...
by Wingryder1
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shortage in my headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Shortage in my headlights

My post was not exactly right.. the ignition system needs some current to light up those plugs. I am sure many have noticed their bike will crank and crank and not start.. until you let off the starter button and it starts. If your system... battery, starter, connections, etc are not close to perfec...
by Wingryder1
Thu Jun 09, 2016 9:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shortage in my headlights
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Shortage in my headlights

Ok I got a smile from this one. "Shortage" to me means factory cannot supply item. You are on the right track with the start button. When that hungry starter starts to turn it requires current from every last corner of the bike including your iphone. The starter button activates a relay that makes s...
by Wingryder1
Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hint to help replacing your gl1500 alternator.
Replies: 6
Views: 402

Re: Hint to help replacing your gl1500 alternator.

Another potential problem with this task. When I went to put in the new alternator.. it would not go. It would start in the dampener slots just fine but only if it was a quarter of a turn to far clockwise. After some head scratching.. it turns out the new alternator (yes its aftermarket) has a tall...