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by MikeB
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Often overlooked by many when doing maintenance. I'll bet a lot of owners have no idea where it is. I don't think he means it is not seen, just that replacement is overlooked by many. If I didn't have an Excel spreadsheet that I document maintenance on, I would probably overlook it as well. It is e...
by MikeB
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Led headlight conversion
Replies: 14
Views: 978

Re: Led headlight conversion

crankyoldguy wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:40 pm
Still available?

Dan
Sorry, no.
by MikeB
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding LED's to my 2008
Replies: 38
Views: 9501

Re: Adding LED's to my 2008

I bought these: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/2_wire_plug_connectors/120/36020 2 Wire Plugs These: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/3_wire_plug_connectors/120/36031 3 Wire Plugs And These: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/4_wire_plug_connectors/120/200687 4 Wire Plugs But the only ones you need f...
by MikeB
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: Adding LED's to my 2008
Replies: 38
Views: 9501

Re: Adding LED's to my 2008

I got the connectors from Cyckemax.
by MikeB
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 936

Re: At wits end . . . .

Okay, cooled off some here, so I tested the kill switch, as far as in the RUN position it cranks like it is supposed to, in the OFF position, it does not crank. Is that enough of a test ? If not, how do I go deeper ? Next, how do I test the side stand switch ? Thanks all Is this a '96 you are worki...
by MikeB
Sat Aug 04, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

Your bike is a '93 right? Our GL1500's all have a bit of a wobble between 30 and 40 mph, some more than others. My guess is the steering head bearings need to be checked and adjusted according to the service manual. Also, worn tires will exacerbate the issue so keep that in mind. Not just the front ...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install LED Headlights - Video
Replies: 5
Views: 2744

Re: How to install LED Headlights - Video

waituntilthebeep removed them from YouTube.
by MikeB
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedometer Mechanical Sending Unit Lubrication
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Speedometer Mechanical Sending Unit Lubrication

When I remove my front wheel for tire replacement, the gear assembly comes off the wheel. I disassemble it and use some solvent and clean out all the old grease and dirt from the entire unit. Then I lubricate it with white Lithium grease and reinstall it when I reinstall the wheel.
by MikeB
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 19
Views: 947

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

That is amazing Virgil. Very impressed with your work.
by MikeB
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for lighting suggestions, I dont mind a lot but lets not go to crazy
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Looking for lighting suggestions, I dont mind a lot but lets not go to crazy

I was mainly talking about replacing rear bulbs with led's. Replacing most of the front, front/side lights with led's Adding saddlebag side lights in red. Adding red ring of fire in front wheel. Adding the driving/cornering lights my Aspencade did not get stock. Maybe adding blue accent led's to gr...
by MikeB
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looking for lighting suggestions, I dont mind a lot but lets not go to crazy
Replies: 11
Views: 334

Re: Looking for lighting suggestions, I dont mind a lot but lets not go to crazy

Here is one post for you to investigate. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=42479 I did the same thing with my fairing side marker lights. Here is another one to look at. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=24194&start=25 I also did my saddlebag side lights like this...
by MikeB
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 3945

Re: Dropped bolt

Lost one of the acorn bolts that holds the center piece on the 1500. Fell...rattle, rattle...somewhere in bike. Went to Ace and bought more stainless acorns, nuts, bolts, screws, washers. Whatever size metrics I could find for backups. I use the magnetic 4” parts holders from HF. Cheap and work gre...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '93 Cruise control issue
Replies: 6
Views: 196

Re: '93 Cruise control issue

.... Anyone that has used the same guide will recognize it I'm sure. Each time I use the guide, I get the same results, which I am sharing with you now. Some test areas pass, some areas fail. My problem is I don't know what to when I come across a failed test and I'm asking your help. I am planning...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: PSI of rear shocks
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: PSI of rear shocks

This is from the Owner's Manual: Rear Suspension Air Pressure The air pressure can be. easily increased or decreased using the air pressure control switches on the right front fairing. The air pressure control system includes a limiter that prevents increasing pressure beyond the recommended maximum...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 509

Re: O-Ring

If one was to include the splines on both ends of the drive line then there would actually be three sets accessible of splines to lubricate with when the wheel and final drive are removed. The set that is most talked about are the splines on the wheel drive coupler, that would be one set; the pinion...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Losing battery power
Replies: 6
Views: 211

Re: Losing battery power

I think the first thing I would do if I were you, I'd buy a battery charger meant for motorcycle batteries and charge the battery. I would not depend on the motorcycle to charge a battery after it had to be jump started. I don't think I would jump start the bike to make a trip, short or long. If I h...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED headlight bulbs
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Re: LED headlight bulbs

I'm in the same catagory with Wingsconsin on LED headlights and current/voltage management of electrics on your bike. I have used HID and they produce excellent light and reduce your current consumption. I used the 35 watt HID's. But, they produce lots of heat and what I noticed was an increase in h...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike quits running
Replies: 3
Views: 165

Re: Bike quits running

michaelkil wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:44 pm
...What could cause a instant stop of the moter only on a steep hill and only at apparently high altitude.
Failing Fuel Pump
Clogged fuel filter
Failed fuel petcock
Faulty RUN-STOP switch
Failing or faulty Bank Angle Sensor
by MikeB
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 509

Re: O-Ring

Yes, you are correct. This is a picture of the worn unlubricated Pinion Joint that was removed from My 1999 GL1500 with 94390 miles, July 2002. Final Drive Input.jpg This is a picture of the worn unlubricated Drive shaft Splines from my 1999. Drive Line spline.JPG I didn't know that it was called a ...
by MikeB
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: O-Ring
Replies: 22
Views: 509

Re: O-Ring

Ok I'm shopping for ALL my read wheel stuff so I can have ALL the part I'm going to need when i remove back wheel. Here is the confusion on DIY how to remove back wheel on pic.#43 it say NOT to grease or lubricate the 5 pin type flange but on our Goldwing ser. manual chapter #15 page14(15-14) the p...
by MikeB
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 79
Views: 5337

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

There is certainly a lot of negative views on this site , have any of you ridden the 2018 ? It rides and handles so much better than any previous wing , wind protection from the smaller fairing is equally as good as any other 1800 , only place I notice a difference is in the rain my boots get a lit...
by MikeB
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 965

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

If it was my bike I would leave the two wires on the kill switch connected permanently. I have been riding motorcycles for nearly 45 years and have never used the kill switch... at least not intentionally! I have accidentally moved it to the off position a few times and had a few minutes trying to ...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 965

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

On the 1500 there is no on-board diagnostic or OBD system.
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 965

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

If you are reading 12. 48 volts with the ignition turned on, this should be enough to crank and start the engine. However if this 12.48 volts is with the ignition off it could be just a surface charge and we'll probably go down to like 11 volts or lower when you turn the ignition on. A fully charged...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Trouble separating front fork slider from tube
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: Trouble separating front fork slider from tube

I use a pneumatic impact wrench to remove that bolt and have not had a problem with the entire thing rotating on the inside. Now that it is loose inside the fork, no hand operated wrench will make it come loose by just rotating it. Perhaps, pulling up on the inner fork tube and down on the lower for...