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by MikeB
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 90
Views: 5738

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I'd be trying to figure out why the tire is gummy and sticky inside.

Normal tires are not usually sticky inside.
by MikeB
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: OEM pins
Replies: 15
Views: 237

Re: OEM pins

I would start looking here for what you need: https://electricalconnection.com/index. ... 2012-2017/
by MikeB
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Volume control
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Volume control

As far as the mute button on the left handlebar gores, if it is actually a problem then a liberal application of CRC contact cleaner while operating the button multiple times may be necessary. Be sure to cover anything that you are not comfortable with the contact cleaner coming in contact with.
by MikeB
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Volume control
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: Volume control

I keep the MUTE knob turned all the way down and the AVC turned all the way up. Then I have no issues with the volume changing. Also, the AVC control will increase the radio volume slightly at approximately 42 mph and then decrease slightly at approximately 38 mph but not to a large degree. A descri...
by MikeB
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1990-2000 rear wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Wanted 1990-2000 rear wheel

Thanks hwydoc2. Can't explain why the Private Messages didn't go through. I have to admit they sometimes confuse me too. I usually just make replies on the board to make matters easier.
by MikeB
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Interesting restart issue

If start with a load test on the battery. Even tho they crank over ok,the voltage may be dropping off a bit too much to get a good spark. It's the easiest thing to check. Do you have a voltmeter to monitor the battery volts while cranking.? I put one on mine..It still cranked ok but the battery fel...
by MikeB
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Interesting restart issue

I don't think there is a problem with the bike to be honest. I've experienced things like this as well but it was never a big concern. Ambient temperature, engine temperature, altitude and quality of fuel will all cause differing "symptoms". My suggestion would be to run that fuel out and fill it up...
by MikeB
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted 1990-2000 rear wheel
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Wanted 1990-2000 rear wheel

It certainly would be helpful if members would use a city in their profile information. Most countries are pretty darn big.
by MikeB
Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump math
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Fuel pump math

The service manual says to route the pump outlet line to a beaker. Turn ignition switch ON, let fuel flow into a beaker for 5 seconds, then turn the ignition off. Multiply the amount in the beaker by 12 to determine the fuel pump flow capacity per minute. Fuel Pump Minimum Flow is 640 cc (21.6 oz)/m...
by MikeB
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Compression Leak? Sayeth the Man...
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Compression Leak? Sayeth the Man...

Why would you need the chokle (fuel enrichment) on in first gear for a compression leak? A '99 with 61,000 miles on it? I'm thinking that it has sat idle for a quite a while and the idle jets, which are usually immersed in fuel, have clogged and is now causing a low RPM issue. My '99 did the same th...
by MikeB
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces

WingAdmin wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:50 am
MikeB wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:08 pm
I'd really like to be able to read it. Guess I will have to re-subscribe to MCN.
That's a good idea to re-subscribe, but in the meantime, here's a a PDF view: PDF version of page
Thanks Scott.
by MikeB
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)
Replies: 33
Views: 13796

Re: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)

Unfortunately, I do not have a source for any of the outdated info.
As Stu Oltman said, the GWRRA tech department has a pile of info but I don't know how to get it published.
Perhaps someone here can provide a source.
by MikeB
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)
Replies: 33
Views: 13796

Re: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)

According to The Wrench, published by Honda America to Honda technicians, the 5 pin drive flange should not be lubricated. Only lube the 6 pin drive flange pins. Drive flange.jpg As to the use of the 303 protectant, it really isn't all that necessary. It is probably a good thing because it makes it ...
by MikeB
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: starter relay switch b replacements
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: starter relay switch b replacements

Thanks Erdeniz. It helps to know exactly what someone is looking for. A part number can be pretty important. Though the OEM relay looks expensive compared to the knock-offs, I'd go for the OEM. I've heard of some really bad results with the knock-offs. https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/35850-M...
by MikeB
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3415

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

It is a silver looking paint. They called it Class II.
by MikeB
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3415

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

What I did was remove the bearings and seals. Cleaned the wheels so that there was no oil or grease on them. Then took them to the Powder Coater's. I reminded them that the bearing areas and mounting points for the disk brake needed to remain un-coated. They had done many many motorcycle wheels in t...
by MikeB
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: starter relay switch b replacements
Replies: 3
Views: 189

Re: starter relay switch b replacements

I'm not sure which relay it is that you are looking for. Is it this one? https://goldwingdocs.com/Store/Goldwing-GL1500-Relay-G8MS-H30.asp Part # 38380-MN5-003 38380-MN5-003.jpg Or this one? https://www.partzilla.com/product/honda/38501-KG8-004 Part # 38501-KG8-004 38501-KG8-004.jpg They are both av...
by MikeB
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces

I'd really like to be able to read it. Guess I will have to re-subscribe to MCN.
by MikeB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring plug ????
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: Wiring plug ????

It doesn't appear to be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) connector. I suspect it was for some type of aftermarket harness that you no longer have.
by MikeB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Lug nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Lug nuts

Excellent. I'm happy it worked out.
by MikeB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Lug nuts
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: Lug nuts

Craftsman Bolt-Nut Out.jpg Here is the description from the Amazon listing: Roll over image to zoom in Craftsman Bolt-out 5 Piece Damaged Bolt/Nut Remover Set about $35 from Amazon. Also available at local stores. Includes: #8 (14mm & 9/16-Inch), #9 (15mm), #10 (16mm & 5/8-Inch), #11 (17mm & 11/16-...
by MikeB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Storage Temperatures
Replies: 15
Views: 471

Re: Storage Temperatures

If the temps get to 125 degrees Fahrenheit outside you can probably expect the temps to be 20 to 40 Fahrenheit higher on the inside unless you can get the trailer under some shade. I don't think that is a really good idea. Maybe you should have an exhaust fan or at least some flow through ventilatio...
by MikeB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 11
Views: 337

Re: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?

Andy27012 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:18 pm
In my opinion excluding slow speed this is the best road bike I have ever ridden.
Ditto! If it wasn't the best for me, I'd be riding something else. Been riding since 1969.
by MikeB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3415

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

Having the rear wheel chromed should be a relatively simple process. The front wheel is a different matter. There are no wheel bearings on the rear wheel but the front has machined surfaces where the bearings reside. I had initially wanted to chrome my wheels too. I did a little research and found t...
by MikeB
Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3415

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

Everyone's addressing the symptom, but not the cause. Why don't Honda, or one of the brake pad suppliers, just make ceramic pads for the Goldwing. If enough motorcyclists contact one manufacturer then it may just prompt them to act, at this point they don't even know about our gripe. Eliminating th...