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by MikeB
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GW GPS Manufacturer
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: 2018 GW GPS Manufacturer

Big Red Bertha wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:46 pm
What is the manufacturers brand name for the gps that is in the 2018 GW. Also, do they have a web page where you can find operation instructions?
I believe that the GPS is not a Garmin.
Here is the user manual:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1Aqz1 ... ZPSUU/view
by MikeB
Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL1500SE, Alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: 1997 GL1500SE, Alternator

I have never heard of them or read any bad press about them but that doesn't mean much really. They may be fine.
Did you test the alternator output with a good digital meter?
Did you get a warranty from the seller?
Can you return it if it is not performing properly?
by MikeB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL1500SE, Alternator
Replies: 7
Views: 98

Re: 1997 GL1500SE, Alternator

Hi, I have a 97 GL1500SE, Problem #1: I replaced the alternator with a 90amp. When I first hooked it up it was showing 13Volts on my volt meter at idle. After a few weeks, now when I start it, it's putting out a little over 12volts at idle. As I ride at higher rpm's it seams to drop, like something...
by MikeB
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL1500SE, Radio programming
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: 1997 GL1500SE, Radio programming

Here is a site that has what you need I believe. http://www.goldwingchrome.com/Manuals/GL1500/Honda%20Goldwing%20GL1500%201989%20Owners%20Manual.pdf What I did was a search for GL1500 owners Manual and this is one of the link that turned up. You can also do a search on Ebay to find one. There are se...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does anyone know ...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Does anyone know ...

Does anyone have a clue what this is... it's in the left hand fairing pocket ... something the PO has done and I don't have a glue why it's there ... hoping someone would know... here are the pictures of the object in question ... I have turned the knob and didn't see or hear anything happening ......
by MikeB
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts compatibility with '95 Goldwing
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Parts compatibility with '95 Goldwing

To the best of my knowledge, the fairings are interchangeable. And the windshields are all interchangeable too.
by MikeB
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...

ok, battery checked and its only registering 3.65, will proceed to get a new one... i also checked out the side stand, and it's okay, no damage in that area. so will have to wait a few days since nobody around me stocks the Yuasa, which I like and have had pretty good luck with them, since my vtx d...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts compatibility with '95 Goldwing
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Parts compatibility with '95 Goldwing

I guess it depends on the specific part you are looking at. 1988 and 1989 have different front and rear wheels and brake rotors than the later models. All the 1990 through 2000 are pretty much mechanically the same. Carburetors are a little different through the years. Side covers and seats from 198...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...

Did you happen to contact the REV button and maybe jam it? Check the switches on the handle bar controls just in case.
Anything is possible when you are trying to stop a bike from falling over.
by MikeB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...

What is the voltage when the key is turned on?
Are the connections to the battery tight?
Loosen them and re-tighten to make sure.
by MikeB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loose throttle housing
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Loose throttle housing

I might be crazy. I may be way up on the alcohol intake since covid started... I however seem to recall a plastic dot on the control housing with a matching divot on the handlebars that would positively locate the controls. CrystalPistol mentioned this. I expect that if the dot were to be ignored a...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...
Replies: 10
Views: 200

Re: need help...no dash lights when key turned to on...

Check your battery voltage with a know good voltmeter. Sounds like the battery went dead.
by MikeB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loose throttle housing
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Loose throttle housing

GlimWas wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:52 am
The movement is small, but noticeable when you pay attention ;)
Perhaps it is on yours, but mine are solidly mounted. No movement at all.
by MikeB
Tue Jul 07, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loose throttle housing
Replies: 15
Views: 260

Re: Loose throttle housing

GlimWas wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:22 am
Every 1500 has that 'slack' in the housing, left and right. So yes, you have to learn to live with it..
I guess I've been cheated then. None of the three GL1500's I've had were like that.
by MikeB
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Pliers for removing clamps on fuel return line
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Pliers for removing clamps on fuel return line

What type of pliers needed to for removing/installing clamps from here part#18 and #19 https://www.mrcycles.com/oemparts/a/hon/5053ed70f870021c54be4716/throttle-body-tubing ? I have successfully used standard slip joint pliers on many many occasions to remove these types of clamps over the years. S...
by MikeB
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lets talk dogbone fuse
Replies: 13
Views: 352

Re: Lets talk dogbone fuse

... Here it comes, would there be any reason to put two dogbones on this bike. Nope, no reason to do that I can think of. If you are worried about the existing fuse breaking, just replace it. I don't really know why the CompU Fire called for two but it did. I think it was because Engine Electronics...
by MikeB
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control not engaging
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Cruise Control not engaging

If you checked the clutch and brake handle, could you hear the micro switches clicking like they should? That is where you should start. That does not mean that the switches are working electrically, but it will tell you if the handles are operating the switches. Clutch, pull in slightly, there shou...
by MikeB
Sun Jul 05, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control not engaging
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: Cruise Control not engaging

This is not related to a crash, it is just a troubleshooting step of the cruise not engaging. Check the cruise defeat switches in the clutch handle, brake handle and foot brake pedal. Also check the brass bushing in the clutch handle to make sure it is not worn out. Have you tried moving the clutch ...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

Re: Clutch slipping

Hello. Your question about my reference for the best oil is difficult. We have here in Europe other demands by the oil. I use in my shop ENI (Italien), Modul and Elf (France), but all of them with MA2 or JASO specification. The additiv in this oils prevent by clutch slip. In my 2008 GL1800 i use El...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 956

Re: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike

South Bound is a great place to go, or at least they were. Now that they are under new ownership, I have not had any work done by them. But, that may be because I have been doing as much of my own work as possible. I just replaced the tires on both my 'wings, rear brakes and spark plugs on the 1500....
by MikeB
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1046

Re: Clutch slipping

Hello. Yes, in this case you're right. What i'll say is, the MOBIL Oil is basically not suitable for Engines with in Oil running clutches. Best regards Georg What is your reference on this George? I have not seen any reports of Mobil Oils having any ill effects with wet clutches. Actually, Mobil 1 ...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Driver’s headset lead is not working
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Driver’s headset lead is not working

Exactly what Steve said, disconnect and reconnect the cord at the Red connector. ICOM Cord.jpg If that does not work, remove the passenger cord and connect it to the rider's connection and test again. If the cord is defective, a new one can be bought from CycleMax of Ohio. https://cyclemax.com/inc/s...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Driver’s headset lead is not working
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Re: Driver’s headset lead is not working

Remove that left fairing pocket. Under there is the connector for the rider headset cord. Check to make sure the connector pins are making a good connection.
by MikeB
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 956

Re: Dealer Won’t Work On MY Bike

One dealer told me that too many times they quote a price on an older bike repair and when they bike in they find too many none OEM or damaged parts or fasteners. I know for my old 2002 I have my own custom wiring and lighting that are installed. I would remove it when I had to bring it in for serv...