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by MikeB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: URGENT BRAKE PROBLEM
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: URGENT BRAKE PROBLEM

I hope you washed it well. If you didn't get all the fluid residue off, that saddlebag will eventually fall apart.
by MikeB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: URGENT BRAKE PROBLEM
Replies: 7
Views: 198

Re: URGENT BRAKE PROBLEM

I know for a fact that the leak came out the rear, it was obvious not only on the caliper but also on the poor saddlebag that now has a hole in it the size of a pill bottle because of the brake fluid eating through the plastic. Are you sure that hole is not the one that is molded in at the factory?...
by MikeB
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pathfinder H4 Headlight Replacement Installation Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Pathfinder H4 Headlight Replacement Installation Issue

It appears that you have the Black H4 Ring Adapter in backwards. The sleeve faces aft.
Looks like you have the sleeve inside the headlight assembly facing towards the lens.
by MikeB
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas Leaking Around Gas Cap
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Gas Leaking Around Gas Cap

No need to drain the tank. The tank is below where you will be working and fuel will not flow uphill.
There will probably be a bit of fuel in that auto shut off valve but not much. Just have a few shop towels in fuel filler tray to catch that little excess fuel in the shut off valve.
by MikeB
Sun Apr 05, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pathfinder H4 Headlight Replacement Installation Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 169

Re: Pathfinder H4 Headlight Replacement Installation Issue

As usual, you are doing something wrong. You will just have to figure out what it is.
by MikeB
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rotten swingarm
Replies: 3
Views: 141

Re: Rotten swingarm

I'm pretty sure that any swing arm for a 1990 through 2000 GL1500 will fit. The 1988 and 1989 may be a little different.
by MikeB
Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel removal to have a tire change
Replies: 20
Views: 673

Re: Front wheel removal to have a tire change

A bad valve stem will certainly cause that problem. Can't say that I have ever experienced that myself. I have replaced my composite metal/rubber OEM valve stems with solid metal valve stems.
by MikeB
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Pads
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Brake Pads

In my experience, there is no better stopping power with a minimum of rotor wear than using the OEM pads. I've used EBC and a couple of other off brand pads. The EBC wears twice as fast as the OEM pads. Other off market pads I've tried wore longer than EBC but the rotors wore quickly too. I've gotte...
by MikeB
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Decision to buy 2002 Goldwing?
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Decision to buy 2002 Goldwing?

Do you know anyone other than the seller that has a 2001 to 2010 Gold Wing that can look at and ride it for you? The price sounds right but it needs to be looked at by someone that knows Gold Wings. I wouldn't buy a Harley unless I had a Harley familiar friend look at it so you need to have a Honda ...
by MikeB
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1800 windshield mechanism
Replies: 12
Views: 334

Re: Gl1800 windshield mechanism

vothger wrote:
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:43 pm
The problem is that the lever will not flip. You ca feel and see the lever hit the stop but it will not flip
Have you tried a little lubrication on the lever?
by MikeB
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another radio mod
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Another radio mod

I wasn't aware the radio was that waterproof, having dismantled it for the aux input mod, didn't look like it was able to withstand torrential downpour, I bow to your superior knowledge. The town I go to in England, you would come back to your bike and find all the radio knobs missing. But the poin...
by MikeB
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your seat
Replies: 15
Views: 17823

Re: How to remove and replace your seat

Ed Brock wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:57 pm
FSM stands for Factory Service Manual. My wing is a '98, so maybe that pocket is not made beyond '97?
Hope that helps.
Ed
Correct, no pocket in the rear of the seat past the 1997 model.
by MikeB
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your seat
Replies: 15
Views: 17823

Re: How to remove and replace your seat

FSM? What is an FSM? Are you talking about an Owner's Manual or Honda Service Manual?
Anyway, on 1997 and older GL1500 Gold Wing's, there was a seat cover. And it is where you are describing.
by MikeB
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB usage
Replies: 27
Views: 840

Re: USB usage

I believe there are programs to sort your FAT filesystem into actual alphabetical order - FATSorter is one. Yes, but why bother? If your files aren't music files, but 'chapters' of an audio book...you'd probably want them in sequential order. Same for listening to certain albums...two I can think o...
by MikeB
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Current Draw for Stock Horns?
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Current Draw for Stock Horns?

I fully understand the need for a relay for horns that require significantly increased amps; that's why I'm trying to determine the difference in amp requirement between stock and my upgrade. If increased amps always results in better sound sound and wiring/switch longevity, why not just add a rela...
by MikeB
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB usage
Replies: 27
Views: 840

Re: USB usage

tamathumper wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:46 am
I believe there are programs to sort your FAT filesystem into actual alphabetical order - FATSorter is one.
Yes, but why bother?
by MikeB
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB usage
Replies: 27
Views: 840

Re: USB usage

Sounds the same as my experience too C-dub. I have noticed all the same things but it hasn't troubled me at all. Being somewhat of a Title/Artist ignoramus, how it presents in my ear while on the road has been just fine. I pile the music onto the thumb drive in no particular order and if the system ...
by MikeB
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Current Draw for Stock Horns?
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: Current Draw for Stock Horns?

Do yourself a favor, install the relay. The more current the horns have, the better they will sound.
by MikeB
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Fueling incident
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Fueling incident

In the owner's manual it says not to fill past the bottom of the filler neck.
by MikeB
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hit a deer
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: Hit a deer

If you have good comprehensive insurance coverage, I would suggest taking it to the local dealer for a repair estimate. It might cost an hours worth of labor but the insurance will cover that fee. If you are mechanically inclined, take the bike home after the estimate with the paperwork in hand. All...
by MikeB
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB usage
Replies: 27
Views: 840

Re: USB usage

I had a BikeMP3 player on my 2003 GL1800. I used their recommended file structure when I compiled the thumb drives for that system. Nine separate file folders in the root directory labeled CD1, CD2, CD3, CD4, CD5, CD6, CD7, CD8, CD9. In each folder I dropped 99 songs. Now that I have sold that 2003 ...
by MikeB
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch
Replies: 6
Views: 261

Re: 88 GL1500 Turn Signal Switch

Thanks for the update. Purists may not like that you did it that way but that is too bad. They were not the ones doing it.
Glad it all worked out for you.
by MikeB
Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cooling blower direction
Replies: 14
Views: 317

Re: Cooling blower direction

All the 2001 to 2017 cooling fans blow forward. They only operate when stopped or moving forward at anything less than 15 mph. Yes it would be beneficial in everyone's mind, except Honda it appears, to blow out the side through the radiators. Honda designed it that way to mitigate a rash of complain...
by MikeB
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start
Replies: 26
Views: 908

Re: Bike won't start

Good job. Thanks for getting back to us.