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by DarthJ
Sun May 17, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Saddle bag reflector lens GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Saddle bag reflector lens GL1500

Kingston wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 8:00 pm
My saddle bag reflector lens cracked. Can I buy just the lens?

I switched to lights, you can have mine for spares, if you want. not cracked, but a couple scratches.
by DarthJ
Thu May 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1994 GL1500SE For Sale-$3500
Replies: 4
Views: 395

Re: 1994 GL1500SE For Sale-$3500

Damn, she's a beauty, wish I'd have gotten an SE when I got my Aspy.
by DarthJ
Wed May 13, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: turn signal blub

Well, update: with both units in place, it didn't work. Hazards work fine in parking position, but not in run. both dash lights came on. I had my side markers and trunk lights wired as extra turn signals, so I wondered if that was messing things up. When I removed the extra wiring (plug and play, no...
by DarthJ
Tue May 12, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: turn signal blub

I sure will. When I removed both units, I noticed that both the turn and hazard flashers are the same. I did put it on the hazard circuit and it worked fine, but will let you and Gary know when my 2nd unit comes in how well it works. Then he can update the listing for them if he wants.
by DarthJ
Mon May 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: turn signal blub

I just got mine in, and on a hunch, I pulled both and put the unit in for the hazards, and yes, it'll work fine for them. So 2 units are needed for going full LED. 2nd one is on the way. (Yeah, in retrospect, should have just ordered 2 in the first damn place)
by DarthJ
Fri May 08, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Possible new member..but an new convert
Replies: 4
Views: 324

Re: Possible new member..but an new convert

Definitely get him on here, and tell him congrats on the Wing!
by DarthJ
Thu May 07, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: turn signal blub

Elmobile wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 8:46 am
Indeed they do... Thanks for the tip. I have it on mu wish list...
www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/vip_led_tu ... 120/447133
LED Turn Signal Flasher (SCMGL88T1)

Probably need 2, for the hazards as well
by DarthJ
Mon May 04, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: turn signal blub

Cyclemax has an electronic flasher unit. Supposed to work for the 1500 as well as the 1800. Will probably go with that one.
by DarthJ
Mon May 04, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: turn signal blub

Back to the LED turn signal lights... If I understand what's being said, a LED relay would let use LED bulbs without the hyper flashing and no need of resistors, right? But you would loose the self canceling feature... I am not a big fan of the self canceling thing. I am more like old school. I can...
by DarthJ
Mon May 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1223

Re: turn signal blub

H4 is more a fitment type, like the 1157, 1156 bulbs. The flashers are easy enough to replace, yeah, a PITA being under the trunk, but replace the thermal flasher with electronic (plug and play with the right one) and you can run LED in your turn signals. I've changed my brake lights to LED and noti...
by DarthJ
Fri Feb 14, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Older 1500
Replies: 10
Views: 380

Re: Older 1500

As far a smog, you're good, motorcycles are exempt. The distance shouldn't be an issue and hell, plan the route right, and you may come across lots of us with 1500s and tools in case you have an issue.

https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/?1dmy ... vr/smogfaq
by DarthJ
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedometer grease
Replies: 6
Views: 843

Re: Speedometer grease

The same grease you would use on the front axle will work fine.
by DarthJ
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Prepping for trip

Let us know how it goes. I hear that the weather in Colorado has taken a turn and is now in a deep freeze. Thankfully it's not Denver, but south of Colorado Springs, and hopefully the weather goes like it's supposed to and warms to 60s and even 70s. It will be chilly in the morning, so that's why h...
by DarthJ
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Prepping for trip

I always manage to have my H-D rain gear handy and it will not let any wind in period. I use them with either a hoodie at above 30 degrees or a mid weight jacket under 30. The two best things I have for me anyway are my heated socks and gloves because those are my trouble areas to keep warm. When m...
by DarthJ
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Prepping for trip

Just remember when packing for a trip. You will inevitably take along several things that you don't need, and forget to bring at least one thing that you really DO need! LOL!! Definitely true, lol. When I took my old truck, I never worried about bringing too much, since I had the room, but bike pac...
by DarthJ
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Re: Prepping for trip

We finally got one here, and I shop there. For my body, I never seem to get cold when layering, so for now I'll stick to that. The goretwx adds waterproof wind blocking, and I have the over pants too. I may go to a heated liner down the road, but not right now. I'd probably just get glove liners tho...
by DarthJ
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 438

Prepping for trip

You have to love prepping for a trip. I have to take some furniture to my brother in law in Colorado in a couple weeks, so, I thought, since the one way for a Uhaul is the same price as taking it there and back, why not trailer the Wing up there and ride back? So, I did some much needed maintenance ...
by DarthJ
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle transport
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: Motorcycle transport

So wish I had the capital to start a business. I'd fo motorcycle transportation.
by DarthJ
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE
Replies: 14
Views: 735

Re: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE

A lot of dealers dont want to work on 10+ year old machines. I had one tell me that to my face, but a different dealer that I used for inspection, they told me they'd be happy to work on it for me if I needed anything. it seems best to find an independent mechanic or a non brand dealer , you'll have...
by DarthJ
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 Items for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: GL1500 Items for Sale

Looking for a left lower cowl, SE type if you have one
by DarthJ
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1478

Re: Night riding windshield glare

One thing I like is that Novus 1 makes a good cleaner. And doesn't leave any residue that I've noticed. The kits should come with two bottles as I run out of 1 a lot faster, or a bigger bottle would be nice.
by DarthJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Contemplating moving up

I had a 96 Aspencade 1500 and put about 97k on the bike, loved the bike. I put a lot of time and $ into the bike to make it work for me. I sold it with 159k on the clock still running like a champ. I purchased a 06 Gl1800 with just over 60k on the clock just over a year ago, like the bike and now s...
by DarthJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Contemplating moving up

Also, once I took the trunk organizer out from under the lid, I found I can get my full face helmet in the trunk. I can't get it in the saddle bag like I could on the 1500. I guess I'm lucky I don't drink coke. ;) Well, if a 12 pack won't fit, not a deal breaker, i get it at sam's anyway now, so I ...
by DarthJ
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 789

Re: Contemplating moving up

Good advice all around. I like the Gen 2 1800 for slightly more storage than the Gen 1, plus, honestly, I like the tail lights more, lol. The reduced storage isn't that big a deal for me because I don't really utilize all the storage the 1500 has anyway. The lower seat height is a big plus, I can ge...
by DarthJ
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 818

Re: LED Lights

controlu wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:18 am
Excellent video on this:

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Center lead goes to the load, +/- leads are interchangeable.
Great vid, I like the idea of using an auto relay like he did, easy to change connectors of you goof something. Might go that route for my 1500, been wanting to switch to LEDs