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by AZgl1800
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Build your own Stator Regulator
Replies: 0
Views: 15

Build your own Stator Regulator

I read a lot of technical newsletters, and this little jewel showed up today and really caught my interest. It seems like it would really be the cat's meow for replacing the OEM regulator on the Stator equipped bikes. Of course, it will need the standard full wave, 3 phase bridge rectifier in front ...
by AZgl1800
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer visibility
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Trailer visibility

I like the large Square inches of the School Bus lights that you got, but with my Wood Box, there was no way to install them, not enough room on the back. So, I elected to go the Semi Truck LED route and use the metal brackets to hold the lights off to the outside of the trailer.... that created mor...
by AZgl1800
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery / starter / buzziing and clicking
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Battery / starter / buzziing and clicking

was this a "Battery Tender" brand unit? I have several of those things, all working 365 days/year. if the bike, tractor, RV Trailer, is not in use, the Battery Tenders are plugged in w/o fail. I use the 750mA models usually, it is just big enough to keep batteries on float. on the big 1000A RV batte...
by AZgl1800
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer visibility
Replies: 8
Views: 94

Re: Trailer visibility

I have yet to loose a Pool Noodle, to the wind or to Theft :lol: on my wood box trailer, it is Bright Yellow with Hazard Stripes on the back I used Semi Truck LED lights, separate ones for the brakes, and separate Turn Lights, the idea is to spread the "lighting" all over the place. There is a Super...
by AZgl1800
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roaring Heat Rash!!
Replies: 10
Views: 202

Re: Roaring Heat Rash!!

nwkwinger wrote:
Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:14 pm
There's a product called Anti Monkey Butt Powder. It won't help with keeping you cooler, but it can help to prevent heat rash.
I was going to suggest this, and also that you get a Phase Change vest to keep your body core cooler.

I have this one https://www.glaciertek.com/high-visibility/
by AZgl1800
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Charging Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: GL1500 Charging Issues

I wired my panel Voltmeter DIRECT TO BATTERY. it shows me exactly what is going on..... when this picture was taken, the key switch was OFF..... yes, it is on all the time.... but I always use a Battery Tender. you can do the same, though I would suggest that you use a relay to turn it off when the ...
by AZgl1800
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl 1500 engine wont stay running
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Gl 1500 engine wont stay running

Just a guess but it sounds like it could be the fuel shutoff or petcock located under the fill door. There is a diaphragm that gets brittle and loses vacuum. Rebuild kits sold online. available here from CycleMax https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_fuel_petcock_rebuild_kit/20457 P1003-0086_...
by AZgl1800
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove rear tire?
Replies: 11
Views: 243

Re: How to remove rear tire?

done it both ways, a blanket and the last time, I used a pallet.

gave me more height on the rear wheel, so my aching back did not have to get down on my knees.
by AZgl1800
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

just remember:


NEVER, EVER, leave the tranny in Neutral !!!
to do so, can cause death if the idiot behind you does not stop.

Always, in 1st gear, hand on clutch ready to jump out of the way.
by AZgl1800
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: ALTERNATOR FAILURE
Replies: 4
Views: 192

Re: ALTERNATOR FAILURE

you MUST always replace the dampeners when changing the Alternator.

the old ones get hard as a rock, so buy so new ones.
by AZgl1800
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

at traffic lights, if I am NOT in front, I make it a point to stay back about one car length, and pointed towards the Best Escape Route, so as to keep the traffic behind me in view, and don't allow them to crash into you. If in front, I stay back from the White Line about 10-12 feet, to allow the cr...
by AZgl1800
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooked Coil....
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Cooked Coil....

if you use the car coils, you still have to keep the series resistors, or the coils get too hot and will burn a hole in the case, just like what I see there.
by AZgl1800
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Overheating 86 asp gl12a / can a chattering u joint cause to overheat?
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: Overheating 86 asp gl12a / can a chattering u joint cause to overheat?

I don't see how, there is no correlation between the driveshaft and the cooling system.
by AZgl1800
Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changed oils and clutch may be slipping
Replies: 19
Views: 633

Re: Changed oils and clutch may be slipping

that is the same exact oil in my 2002 and been there a couple years with no issues at all


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by AZgl1800
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Emgo fuel filter failures
Replies: 54
Views: 11722

Re: Emgo fuel filter failures

that don't give you good vibes for sure.
good thing your gas tank never had any rust in it.
by AZgl1800
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1500 White Face Speedometer
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: 1500 White Face Speedometer

I "enjoyed those damn whiteface" instruments on my '98SE so much, I sold the bike to get rid of them.

I have a set of black faces to put on them, but bike was sold before I put them on.

Wish you well, but I have not heard of anyone wanting to get a white faced kit.
by AZgl1800
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

That procedure you just went thru, is the exact same thing that must be done when you change a tire. Very critical to do it just like you said. I have had the SuperBrace on 4 Goldwings, and everyone benefited from the brace. the "difference" is not noted except under 10 mph, actually more like under...
by AZgl1800
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Finally, a maiden voyage...
Replies: 2
Views: 172

Re: Finally, a maiden voyage...

that is really sharp looking!
by AZgl1800
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Old Car Transmission sound?
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Old Car Transmission sound?

pour in 4 oz of Sea Foam into the crankcase. ride it 100 miles and drain the oil. get some synthetic oil, "Rotella T4 will be fine" and use that for a while. it is just about the cheapest oil on Walmart's shelf. under $20 bux last week. I suspect that will "fix it". FWIW, I am using Rotella T6 in 5w...
by AZgl1800
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New air suspension
Replies: 1
Views: 46

Re: New air suspension

that might be of interest to short statured people.
by AZgl1800
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: belt brand info
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: belt brand info

Gates is the manufacturer for nearly all of the cam drive belts, no matter where you buy them. NAPA? that is Gates don't worry about the brand, just get new belts. Except for Saber Cycle . :) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: I have not thought about that self centered lady in a long long time. Please folks,...
by AZgl1800
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1728

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

yes, we could die, I almost did, but I have bought two new "to me" bikes since my 2008 collision with a Semi that likes to climb walls.


by AZgl1800
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: belt brand info
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: belt brand info

Gates is the manufacturer for nearly all of the cam drive belts, no matter where you buy them.
NAPA? that is Gates

don't worry about the brand, just get new belts.
by AZgl1800
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charge at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Charge at idle

my '94SE had the stock 40 amp Alternator.

I just set the idle at 1150 rpm and all was well.

I also made it a point to not add any extra lights.
Never had a problem with it, and I lived in Mesa, AZ at the time, lots of stop lights.
by AZgl1800
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 (1993) RUST IN THE TANK
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: GL1500 (1993) RUST IN THE TANK

To everybody that responded, thank you very much for your advice! I tried to find a replacement tank here in South Africa but "no go". Getting a replacement tank from the US is not really an option as shipping cost to SA is 54 US dollar plus 15% local tax. I decided to go the electrolysis way (I ch...