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by MikeB
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Walked Away!
Replies: 5
Views: 82

Re: I Walked Away!

Really sorry to hear of the accident but really glad you are okay.
Sounds like most things just didn't go your way that night, but at least you were not riding faster than your guardian angel coud fly.

Take care.
by MikeB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Install fused power distribution block
Replies: 7
Views: 79

Re: Install fused power distribution block

Nice looking unit.........but at $130 I wouldn't be into spending that much for a glorified terminal block..........I think I might look at repurposing an auto fuse block from the salvage yard..........or constructing my own distribution block...........thanks for the info For my money and ease of ...
by MikeB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 headlight assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: GL1500 headlight assembly

Good info. Thank you both. Now I will have a much better idea how to narrow my search. I could kick myself. I leaned the bike over on the side stand and caught the corner of my table saw. It cracked the lense of the left running light, which looks to be a part of the whole headlight assembly. It’s ...
by MikeB
Sun Sep 27, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost my lockable right glove box cover
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Lost my lockable right glove box cover

When you get it if it has a lock or if you buy another lock you can change that lock with you lock on the gas flap so it will be the same as your ignition key and use the lock on your gas flap and make a key knob out of it, full That is pretty good advice. That is what I would do too. But before ma...
by MikeB
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost my lockable right glove box cover
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Lost my lockable right glove box cover

HandymanHerb wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:19 pm
Mine wasn't crome on the edge but it seems to be the only one on line, then I will have to find a lock, so I ordered it

Thanks for the help
The chrome is just a stick on after market accessory. It is not stock.
by MikeB
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine oil getting into final drive?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Engine oil getting into final drive?

hclemons wrote:
Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:26 pm
In checking, the drive is way over filled and I was wondering if it is possible that
leaking seals could allow engine oil to migrate into the final drive?
Very doubtful.

I'd suspect that someone filled the final rive while it was on the side stand rather than the center stand.
by MikeB
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost my lockable right glove box cover
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Lost my lockable right glove box cover

You might find a used one on Ebay for abuot $20.00 https://www.ebay.com/itm/96-Honda-GL1500-GL-1500-Goldwing-Aspencade-Right-Glove-Box-Cover-Lid-Top/274497432088?hash=item3fe9526a18:g:SR4AAOSwkkRfYl1Z Or, item #4 in the diagram for about $200.00 http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com/wingstuff/show...
by MikeB
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 headlight assembly
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: GL1500 headlight assembly

I believe the '88 through '97 are all interchangeable.
by MikeB
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Nice steady 11.7 volts
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: Nice steady 11.7 volts

Hello, everyone. I have a '99 SE. For 7 years I've had a Compufire alternator and AGM battery with no problems. I have a digital voltage gauge that has showed 14.5 volts consistently for all 7 years. Suddenly a few weeks ago the voltage dropped to 11.7, which I know is a problem because seven years...
by MikeB
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive on GL1800
Replies: 71
Views: 3527

Re: Final drive on GL1800

Very nice write up Jeff. Thanks for the credits.
by MikeB
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel bearing question
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Front wheel bearing question

Did you install the right bearing first and then the left? The Honda Service Manual says do the right first. From the Service Manual: Drive in the right bearing first and press the distance collar into place. NOTE: Install the bearings with the sealed ends facing out. Make sure they are fully seated...
by MikeB
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Grips
Replies: 10
Views: 323

Re: Grips

Talked with a local guy who ONLY does Gold Wings. He will change the grips out and install the standard Kuryakyn grips with throttle rockers but he will NOT cut the wires. Said some people do but his business reputation is too important to do that for which I appreciate. So I am back to two options...
by MikeB
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive on GL1800
Replies: 71
Views: 3527

Re: Final drive on GL1800

Good job. Swapping wires is a simple task and it is too bad thy didn't recommend it themselves but being a forward thinker, it was a simple task for you. And adding length was a great idea. The SpeedoDRD I used on the bikes I installed them had plenty of wire to accomodate placement in the right fai...
by MikeB
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Final drive on GL1800
Replies: 71
Views: 3527

Re: UPDATE ON MY Final drive on GL1800

I MAY have overfilled it and have seen evidence on oil splashing out :( A few tablespoons have been drained off and now I am waiting for it to stop blowing out (greatly diminished already) That seems to be a common issue. I know of three out of three that have done the same thing. Making sure the b...
by MikeB
Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Something draining the battery
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Something draining the battery

It is a 19 year old motorcycle, You did not say, are you the original owner? A lot can happen in 19 years. You say you are not real good with electrical stuff so I have to ask if there are electrical accessories that have been added to the bike? If so, did you add the accessories or did a previous o...
by MikeB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??

LeYak wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:48 pm

True, but given that (if I am not mistaken) the 20th anniversary edition was model year 1995, still shouldn't be there, right? ;)
Anyone can replace the windshield garnish. Maybe the original owner wanted to make it look like a 20th anniversary edition.
by MikeB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Auxiliary floorboards value?
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Auxiliary floorboards value?

Oh they were popular, abut 20 years ago. Nowadays, not so much.
by MikeB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Auxiliary floorboards value?
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: Auxiliary floorboards value?

They are worth whatever you can get for them. The higher the need of the buyer, the more they are worth.
New? Maybe $150 to $250.
by MikeB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: CB Radio

Viking, Deputy, and Andy, thank you very much! I turned down the squelch and finally got some "noise". Haven't tuned the SWR yet, but will do so soon. Also, I am a newbie at cb-ing. Thank Y'All again, Lasalle Since you are a newby to CB-ing, maybe you should leave the SWR check for later. Ask aroun...
by MikeB
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Outdated instrument panel
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: Outdated instrument panel

kwthom wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:26 am
freedomrunner wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:57 pm
So my question is, has anyone heard of any after market shop that has created a upgrade instrument panel that would replace the OEM panel?
No.

Some of the problems you're referencing might be related to vision problems - have you seen an eye doc lately?


by MikeB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Ground
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Bad Ground

I really can't advise you on what you should do, I just know what I would do. I would fix what is there by soldering some copper flat stock to the existing battery connection on the end of that cable. If I elected to replace the cable, I'd replace it with stock, not aftermarket "kinda similar, may w...
by MikeB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Ground
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Bad Ground

Earlier I said that if you wanted to keep using it, it would be a simple fix to solder a piece of flat stock to one side of it, drill a hole in the flat stock and then just bolt it back on the battery. After giving it a little more thought, I'd suggest using some copper as the repair material. Flat ...
by MikeB
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad Ground
Replies: 16
Views: 321

Re: Bad Ground

So. If the battery holds at 12.3.4 Not 12.6 Is it bad? (also) I think it's a combination of bad ground-battery and alternator. I got the new ground and hot wire. I will be gettin another AWM battery. and rebuilt LAtrical Alternator when it gets back from California. YES... I just noticed the ground...
by MikeB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??
Replies: 15
Views: 514

Re: SO WHICH WING DO YOU OWN THEN ??

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by MikeB
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 21
Views: 401

Re: Broken exhaust stud

Here is another You Tube video where the guy is using a Stick Welder.



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