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by MikeB
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fork springs help.
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: fork springs help.

I have used a speed handle on several occasions to remove and install the fork caps on my GL1500.
There is a post on fork oil replacement on this board from February of 2018 that may be helpful.
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=41243&hilit
by MikeB
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 27
Views: 887

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

For between $105.00 and $171.00, depending on year needed from 2001 to 2019, you get the real deal from Cyclemax of Ohio
https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... nual/62328

Bought one myself for my 2017 and it is the genuine article.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Can't realign Cam Shaft Pulley
Replies: 4
Views: 280

Re: Can't realign Cam Shaft Pulley

Hopefully you are doing all this with the spark plugs removed. That should make it much simpler.
by MikeB
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

I got that part number through a post on this forum, actually from what I remember when I pulled my rear tire off they should fit just fine. When you said that you had gotten the part number from this site it got me to thinking. There has to be a trail back to the dampers and the feasibility of put...
by MikeB
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

I found the rear wheel dampers on Partzilla for the GL1500s. Here is what they show fits the Goldwings. https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/42617-MT8-000 Actually, part number 42617-MT8-000 will get you the plate that holds the dampers in place and not the dampers, see diagram below. If you det...
by MikeB
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

The HONDA 06410-MBH-000 DAMPER SET fits the Valkyrie but that part number is not in the GL1500 A or SE parts manual. And the item is listed to fit the following models shown below but it does not include the GL1500I, A or SE. Can anyone confirm or deny that this part number will fit the GL1500 Gold ...
by MikeB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Spray on Ceramic (Polish)
Replies: 4
Views: 371

Re: Spray on Ceramic (Polish)

It is not as expensive as Top Coat F11. https://topcoat.store/.
I foolishly tried Top Coat F11, it is really nothing more than a spray and wash that washes off quickly. After that bit of foolishness, I think I'll continue to use Honda Polish for the plastic and 210 for the windshield.
by MikeB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

That's exactly what mine was doing when the U-joint started to go. No indication on acceleration or deceleration, but feather the throttle at speed so that there is no appreciable load on the driveshaft, and I could feel vibration in the footpegs. Keep in mind that if you are replacing yours, and u...
by MikeB
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

You can read through this topic to get an idea of the process. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=30309 I do not have an hour count on the job from start to finish. I usually allot a time frame, in this case a day and a half since I had never done it before, and then just took my ti...
by MikeB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing
Replies: 20
Views: 542

Re: Replacing Driveshaft U Joint on 98 Wing

If it only happens on deceleration, I would take a look at the rubber dampers in rear wheel before I started to suspect the universal joint. I replaced my dampers to fix the issue you are describing a few years ago. The aluminum blocks that the drive coupling goes into, five of them, do wear. And th...
by MikeB
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 236

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.
by MikeB
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Prepping for trip

When I was younger, I'd pile on the clothes to keep warm. Long underwear, heavy military field jackets and or an inclement weather parka. Nothing compares to a heated jacket or jacket liner and gloves. Nowadays, I never go anywhere without my electric heated jacket liner and gloves. They are either ...
by MikeB
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2003 complete restauration
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: 2003 complete restauration

Az1800 as i said on my post ,i have the replace the frame so i want to rebuilt the entire bike with new parts like fork seal, wheel bearing,o,ring,all fluids ect ect... and cosmetic to . I think you need to review your 1st post, you never said you replaced the frame. :roll: you mentioned replacing ...
by MikeB
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock air question
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Rear Shock air question

You would be better off picking up a complete compressor off E Bay. Otherwise you would need to put a air stem on the compressor line. Way easier to just get a newer compressor. I looked at the parts fiche, and there are no internal parts listed for the compressor. You need to purchase the complete...
by MikeB
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shock air question
Replies: 9
Views: 310

Re: Rear Shock air question

Short of finding parts to fix the compressor, why not just use a small Air Compressor like this one. I carry it in my 1800's trunk, has helped many a friend, and myself several times. a couple years ago, my bike trailer which uses regular 15" car tires, needed to be aired up. it took about 10 minut...
by MikeB
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pathfinder LED Installation Question
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Pathfinder LED Installation Question

You are most welcome. Yes, the 3M VHB tape is great stuff.
by MikeB
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust cover colors
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: exhaust cover colors

The muffler cover on the earlier Red bikes were painted Wineberry I believe. I don't remember when the muffler covers were painted the same as the body color. On my Candy Spectra Red '98 and '99 the muffler covers were the body color. Prior to that I remember that the muffler covers and the lower co...
by MikeB
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Leg Up Landing Gear by Chopper Designs
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Leg Up Landing Gear by Chopper Designs

2003Cobra wrote:
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:52 am
The trike dealer around here is triking a DCT for around $37K, and he can't keep them in stock.
Seriously??? $37,000 Is that including the price of the DCT?
by MikeB
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2001 GL1800 radio has no sound.
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: 2001 GL1800 radio has no sound.

By the way, there are two amplifiers in the GL1800 radio, one of the external speakers and one for the headset connection. If you had a headset, or know someone that has one, you can test the radio to see if the headset amplifier is working. That would help Larry to diagnose your radio for you if he...
by MikeB
Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE

Finding parts and working on the GL1500's is not as difficult as some would have you believe. I have yet to need a part that I could not find new at different parts suppliers. Since I do my own work, I have not had an issue with someone refusing to work on my GL1500. But, if an upgrade is what you h...
by MikeB
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pathfinder LED Installation Question
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Pathfinder LED Installation Question

I wrestled with the same issue as to where to place the driver modules. I had wanted to put them through the rectangular holes in the fairing but securing them is a bit of a problem, unless you have the hands of an 8 year old. I ended up attaching them to the fairing behind the headlight assembly. I...
by MikeB
Sun Sep 29, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: clutch

I then pulled the cover off the Master and discovered it was below the sight glass. Where did the clutch fluid go? Is it in the engine fouling the engine oil and contaminating the clutch plates? Worse yet, is the fluid in the engine and destroying the bearings? Flush and refill the clutch system wi...
by MikeB
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil being thinned by fuel?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Oil being thinned by fuel?

Is there any evidence other than 'seat of the pants' diagnosis that the oil is losing its properties? The only other contaminate I can think of is clutch fluid leaking into the oil and causing problems. How is your clutch fluid level? If it is clutch fluid, you face certain engine bearing failure. H...
by MikeB
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil being thinned by fuel?
Replies: 6
Views: 152

Re: Oil being thinned by fuel?

Wing--Man wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:29 pm
The coolant and oil are not mixing nor does the oil smell like gas.
IF there is fuel in the gas, you will smell it. The fuel odor will not dissipate out of the oil.

If you believe the oil is failing, have the oil analyzed. https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/engine-oil-analysis/
by MikeB
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Where to find ANTI-DIVE Rebuild (KIT)
Replies: 2
Views: 169

Re: Where to find ANTI-DIVE Rebuild (KIT)

I do not know of a rebuild kit for the GL1500 Anti-Dive Valve. To the best of my knowledge, you will need to identify the individual parts you need and order them from your parts supplier.