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by MikeB
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Busted lower cowls
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Busted lower cowls

Thanks, until today I had no idea it came in spray cans. I've only seen the tool handle dip.
by MikeB
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wing Dip
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Wing Dip

Erdeniz Umman wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 4:18 pm
You could search Amazon for PlastiDip in spray can.
Thanks. Looks like WalMart carries it.
by MikeB
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wing Dip
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: Wing Dip

A couple of question.
Where did you get the Plasti-Dip?
What did you use and how did you apply it?
I've not seen it in a spray can, only a tool handle dip can.

The finish looks good.
by MikeB
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Busted lower cowls
Replies: 16
Views: 752

Re: Busted lower cowls

A couple of question.
Where did you get the Plasti-Dip?
What did you use and how did you apply it?
I've never seen it in a spray can.

The finish looks good.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock bolt removal
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Rear air shock bolt removal

You said that the wheel is out and waiting for a new tire. That is good. It allows for easier access to the threaded end of the bolt. I would imagine that the bolt is rusted in place in the lower shock ear bushing as well as rusted on the threaded end. Repeated blows on the shock end where the bolt ...
by MikeB
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock bolt removal
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Rear air shock bolt removal

John, the bolt head size is more than likely to prevent someone from twisting off the threaded part of the bolt by applying too much torque. It is only 8mm. Look at the picture. Item #10. Make sure you are applying penetrating oil to the threaded end of the bolt as well as the smooth portion. A repl...
by MikeB
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 21
Views: 311

Re: GoldwingDocs is 10

Superior accomplishment Scott. Your efforts do not go unnoticed. Your How-To articles are not only the best I have seen but they entice others to try their hand at maintaining their machines and the machines of others. A good many of those that had never worked on motorcycles in past have found that...
by MikeB
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Handling Issues, can the trailing arm flex?
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Handling Issues, can the trailing arm flex?

OldMopars, I think I would replace that rear tire before I looked much deeper into possible swing arm flexing. I can't say that I have ever heard of that being a problem on the Gold Wing. Of course, there is always the first time and it would probably be attributed to swing arm bearings and not a we...
by MikeB
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New crashbars and highway pegs
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

Actually, yes. But I am not necessarily trying to recruit you or anyone else to join the GWRRA, it is just a way for you to get to meet other Gold Wing owners in our area and compare notes and possibly go for a ride. There is a gathering of people just about every weekend somewhere in Western Washin...
by MikeB
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fork springs GL1800 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Fork springs GL1800 2003

Very little pressure is needed. The GL1800 springs are not like the springs in the GL1500. No special tool is necessary. But a speed handle wrench could be beneficial.
by MikeB
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fork springs GL1800 2003
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: Fork springs GL1800 2003

Yes, it is possible. Just remember to support the bike up front because when you pull the springs, she will kneel on the floor. The easiest way is to put a jack under the engine to support it.
by MikeB
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New crashbars and highway pegs
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Re: New crashbars and highway pegs

John, my 1998 GL1500 is similar except the left engine guard is closer to the valve cover than the right. My suggestion would be to either not worry about it or add a washer between the engine guard mounting points and the frame to give more clearance. By the way, if you are interested, there is a G...
by MikeB
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 63
Views: 3604

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight



Been there and done that, too many times to count.
by MikeB
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Radio Issues

For anyone that may need radio repair in the USA, there is also Wing Connect https://wingconnect.com/ For storage of an AGM battery, I'd suggest connecting it to a Battery Tender Jr and leave it where you can check it every once in a while. If it is a lead acid battery you could do the same thing bu...
by MikeB
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio Issues
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Radio Issues

You might try disconnecting the battery for 15 minutes or so and see if everything will reset. I'd had problems with my MP3 player causing issues in the past and disconnecting the battery was the only way to sort things out.
by MikeB
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternating front blinkers
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Alternating front blinkers

I made the same modifications. But I modified the side marker lights recently and added LED strips to the marker lights. I had the chrome covers over the side markers too. However, as the Side Marker Light chrome fillers aged, they cracked and broke under the bolt heads. I had to remove them and tos...
by MikeB
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

Re: GL1800 cooling fan wiring modification kit

I don't know why Mother Honda had to screw with a system that worked just fine for 25 years with no issues. I'd like to know if it's feasible to wire up an 1800 to operate in the same manner as the previous models. I'd think that if the thermal switch operated in the same heat ranges, the fans come...
by MikeB
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Decorative plugs/washers for holes in plastic
Replies: 6
Views: 202

Re: Decorative plugs/washers for holes in plastic

A picture is worth a thousand words. Why not post a few pictures so we get a good idea what you are talking about.

By the way, the luggage rack on the trunk lid is quite useful. You might consider keeping that on the bike.
by MikeB
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: REPAIR SERVICE for 1988 - 2000 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Gauge Cluster Speedometer LCD Screen
Replies: 22
Views: 2991

Re: REPAIR SERVICE for 1988 - 2000 Honda Goldwing GL1500 Gauge Cluster Speedometer LCD Screen

The LCD screen itself sells for less than $150. Replacing it yourself would not cost you anything. But of course it's always up to the owner to make their own decision.
by MikeB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Info screen radio/time
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Re: Info screen radio/time

It is not saveable. It will have to be replaced. They good news is they are available. Here is a link for you to check out: https://www.taninautoelectronix.com/1988-2000-Honda-Goldwing-GL1500-Cluster-LCD-p/goldwing_cluster_lcd.htm You can buy the LCD screen on amazon or Ebay or from Tanin. They can ...
by MikeB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH

RBGERSON wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:34 pm
...except loose wiring...
Sounds like you may have hit it on the head.
by MikeB
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: 1998 SPEEDO AND TACH

From what I have seen while working on the bike, the speedometer is strictly mechanical as to needle movement. The Tach is electrical from the crank speed sensor through the ECM.
Is this what you are looking for?


by MikeB
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

Maybe if he had started out with something other than "Honda disgraced themselves..." I might have given it a read.
by MikeB
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Loose Throttle Grip
Replies: 7
Views: 388

Re: Loose Throttle Grip

This is one reason I stay with the OEM grips. No hassle at all. They just fit.
by MikeB
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 14
Views: 580

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

Seriously? Too wordy for my tastes.