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by MikeB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '93 Cruise control issue
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: '93 Cruise control issue

.... Anyone that has used the same guide will recognize it I'm sure. Each time I use the guide, I get the same results, which I am sharing with you now. Some test areas pass, some areas fail. My problem is I don't know what to when I come across a failed test and I'm asking your help. I am planning...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: PSI of rear shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: PSI of rear shocks

This is from the Owner's Manual: Rear Suspension Air Pressure The air pressure can be. easily increased or decreased using the air pressure control switches on the right front fairing. The air pressure control system includes a limiter that prevents increasing pressure beyond the recommended maximum...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: O-Ring

If one was to include the splines on both ends of the drive line then there would actually be three sets accessible of splines to lubricate with when the wheel and final drive are removed. The set that is most talked about are the splines on the wheel drive coupler, that would be one set; the pinion...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Losing battery power
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: Losing battery power

I think the first thing I would do if I were you, I'd buy a battery charger meant for motorcycle batteries and charge the battery. I would not depend on the motorcycle to charge a battery after it had to be jump started. I don't think I would jump start the bike to make a trip, short or long. If I h...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 207

Re: LED headlight bulbs

I'm in the same catagory with Wingsconsin on LED headlights and current/voltage management of electrics on your bike. I have used HID and they produce excellent light and reduce your current consumption. I used the 35 watt HID's. But, they produce lots of heat and what I noticed was an increase in h...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike quits running
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Bike quits running

michaelkil wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:44 pm
...What could cause a instant stop of the moter only on a steep hill and only at apparently high altitude.
Failing Fuel Pump
Clogged fuel filter
Failed fuel petcock
Faulty RUN-STOP switch
Failing or faulty Bank Angle Sensor
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: O-Ring

Yes, you are correct. This is a picture of the worn unlubricated Pinion Joint that was removed from My 1999 GL1500 with 94390 miles, July 2002. Final Drive Input.jpg This is a picture of the worn unlubricated Drive shaft Splines from my 1999. Drive Line spline.JPG I didn't know that it was called a ...
by MikeB
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: O-Ring

Ok I'm shopping for ALL my read wheel stuff so I can have ALL the part I'm going to need when i remove back wheel. Here is the confusion on DIY how to remove back wheel on pic.#43 it say NOT to grease or lubricate the 5 pin type flange but on our Goldwing ser. manual chapter #15 page14(15-14) the p...
by MikeB
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 79
Views: 5226

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

There is certainly a lot of negative views on this site , have any of you ridden the 2018 ? It rides and handles so much better than any previous wing , wind protection from the smaller fairing is equally as good as any other 1800 , only place I notice a difference is in the rain my boots get a lit...
by MikeB
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 922

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

If it was my bike I would leave the two wires on the kill switch connected permanently. I have been riding motorcycles for nearly 45 years and have never used the kill switch... at least not intentionally! I have accidentally moved it to the off position a few times and had a few minutes trying to ...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 922

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

On the 1500 there is no on-board diagnostic or OBD system.
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 922

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

If you are reading 12. 48 volts with the ignition turned on, this should be enough to crank and start the engine. However if this 12.48 volts is with the ignition off it could be just a surface charge and we'll probably go down to like 11 volts or lower when you turn the ignition on. A fully charged...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Trouble separating front fork slider from tube
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Trouble separating front fork slider from tube

I use a pneumatic impact wrench to remove that bolt and have not had a problem with the entire thing rotating on the inside. Now that it is loose inside the fork, no hand operated wrench will make it come loose by just rotating it. Perhaps, pulling up on the inner fork tube and down on the lower for...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Anybody know who made this?
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Anybody know who made this?

julimike54 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:04 pm
See my reply on the other site you posted your question on :D
That really doesn't help the rest of who would like to know.
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500
Replies: 52
Views: 12706

Re: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500

I finally got around to replacing the lights in my saddlebag and trunk lenses. The saddlebag light lenses are aftermarket and have been on the bike since 2004. The lights were finally going bad and it was either replace the bulbs or retrofit with LED. LED was the best option. The lenses came apart e...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thank you very much wingadmin
Replies: 19
Views: 320

Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Thanks so much for your very kind words! You're right, this site does take a LOT of time and effort. Like tonight - a simple Windows patch update broke the entire site (thanks to a bad DNS record) as well as the mail relay that handles all the mail notifications. Those of you with sharp eyes around...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: At wits end . . . .

1) I would check fuel petcock, or just by pass it and see if it starts and problem is gone. 2) Check the kill switch or the screw connections to the kill switch. 3) Connect fuel pump in a closed loop feeding fuel back into the tank, so that you can run it for an extended period of time to check for...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 922

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

I pull the alternator, who checks these? Advance auto parts checks car ones, but can they check this one? Otherwise how do i have it checked? There are a couple checks you can do without the alternator spinning, but you have to disassemble it. First, you want to check the that the brushes are not s...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 922

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

I will pull the fuel line when able and crank, should see fuel flow when cranking only correct? Yes, you should have fuel flow with the engine cranking, provided that the RUN-STOP switch on the right handlebar near the throttle is in the RUN position. With the bike on jumper cables to my running tr...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 922

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

Let me try to answer some of your questions first. 1. 12.35 volts. That's normal and full correct? Actually, not really. A fully charged motorcycle battery should be 12.6 to 12.7 volts when tested with a properly configured voltmeter. It doesn't look as though you had your voltmeter properly configu...
by MikeB
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interior trunk lighting...
Replies: 38
Views: 3757

Re: Interior trunk lighting...

In retrospect, the connector is easy to find. It is connector C89. It is a Red unused 2 pin connector under the seat on the left side in a protective hood. Back when I put the LED's in my trunk, I had not thought that there was decent source of constant battery power so I ran a separate line to the ...
by MikeB
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interior trunk lighting...
Replies: 38
Views: 3757

Re: Interior trunk lighting...

Yes, there is a source but I was too lazy to look for the connector. I simply ran a separate wire through a fuse to the battery. Much simpler.


by MikeB
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front breaks fade to 0
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Front breaks fade to 0

Be skeptical. Some individuals will say they changed the brake fluid and in actuality they did, but not all the fluid. I have known individuals that would replace the fluid in the reservoir alone and say that they changed the brake fluid. If you did not do the work yourself, then your guess would be...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front breaks fade to 0
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Front breaks fade to 0

I think the original poster was looking for mechanical malfunction possibilities. I really doubt he was looking for driver training information. Lighten up guys.
by MikeB
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front breaks fade to 0
Replies: 12
Views: 364

Re: Front breaks fade to 0

When was the last time you replaced the fluid in your brakes? Should be done every 12,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first. Old brake fluid will have collected moisture. With moisture in the fluid, it will heat up a lot faster than uncontaminated fluid and you will lose pressure. This appli...