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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: 44
Views: 833

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: 44
Views: 833

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: 44
Views: 833

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: 139

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...
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Anybody know who made this?
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Anybody know who made this?

julimike54 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:04 pm
See my reply on the other site you posted your question on :D
That really doesn't help the rest of who would like to know.
by MikeB
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500
Replies: 51
Views: 12604

Re: Retrofitting LED Brake, tail and turn signals to GL1500

I finally got around to replacing the lights in my saddlebag and trunk lenses. The saddlebag light lenses are aftermarket and have been on the bike since 2004. The lights were finally going bad and it was either replace the bulbs or retrofit with LED. LED was the best option. The lenses came apart e...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thank you very much wingadmin
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Thank you very much wingadmin

Thanks so much for your very kind words! You're right, this site does take a LOT of time and effort. Like tonight - a simple Windows patch update broke the entire site (thanks to a bad DNS record) as well as the mail relay that handles all the mail notifications. Those of you with sharp eyes around...
by MikeB
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: At wits end . . . .

1) I would check fuel petcock, or just by pass it and see if it starts and problem is gone. 2) Check the kill switch or the screw connections to the kill switch. 3) Connect fuel pump in a closed loop feeding fuel back into the tank, so that you can run it for an extended period of time to check for...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 833

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

I pull the alternator, who checks these? Advance auto parts checks car ones, but can they check this one? Otherwise how do i have it checked? There are a couple checks you can do without the alternator spinning, but you have to disassemble it. First, you want to check the that the brushes are not s...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 833

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

I will pull the fuel line when able and crank, should see fuel flow when cranking only correct? Yes, you should have fuel flow with the engine cranking, provided that the RUN-STOP switch on the right handlebar near the throttle is in the RUN position. With the bike on jumper cables to my running tr...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 44
Views: 833

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

Let me try to answer some of your questions first. 1. 12.35 volts. That's normal and full correct? Actually, not really. A fully charged motorcycle battery should be 12.6 to 12.7 volts when tested with a properly configured voltmeter. It doesn't look as though you had your voltmeter properly configu...
by MikeB
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interior trunk lighting...
Replies: 38
Views: 3740

Re: Interior trunk lighting...

In retrospect, the connector is easy to find. It is connector C89. It is a Red unused 2 pin connector under the seat on the left side in a protective hood. Back when I put the LED's in my trunk, I had not thought that there was decent source of constant battery power so I ran a separate line to the ...
by MikeB
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interior trunk lighting...
Replies: 38
Views: 3740

Re: Interior trunk lighting...

Yes, there is a source but I was too lazy to look for the connector. I simply ran a separate wire through a fuse to the battery. Much simpler.


by MikeB
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front breaks fade to 0
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Front breaks fade to 0

Be skeptical. Some individuals will say they changed the brake fluid and in actuality they did, but not all the fluid. I have known individuals that would replace the fluid in the reservoir alone and say that they changed the brake fluid. If you did not do the work yourself, then your guess would be...
by MikeB
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front breaks fade to 0
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Front breaks fade to 0

I think the original poster was looking for mechanical malfunction possibilities. I really doubt he was looking for driver training information. Lighten up guys.
by MikeB
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front breaks fade to 0
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Front breaks fade to 0

When was the last time you replaced the fluid in your brakes? Should be done every 12,000 miles or two years, whichever comes first. Old brake fluid will have collected moisture. With moisture in the fluid, it will heat up a lot faster than uncontaminated fluid and you will lose pressure. This appli...
by MikeB
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1461

Re: Rear tire went flat at 60 mph and a couple questions

I would like to bypass the wiring so it could work with the engine running. Any thoughts on this ? I would advise against that. It might make you feel like it is okay to air up your tires with the compressor and there just is not enough capacity in that little compressor. You would exceed its duty ...
by MikeB
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: FOBO Tire monitoring
Replies: 6
Views: 193

Re: FOBO Tire monitoring

I do not know of anyone that has the need know what their tire pressure is while they ride. Most riders are primarily interested in their tire pressures before riding, when stopped for fuel or to get a bite to eat and in the morning after a long ride while on the road. If that is you, then the FOBO ...
by MikeB
Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 windshield hardware
Replies: 6
Views: 358

Re: GL1500 windshield hardware

Here are all the part number needed to replace the full set of screws, nut plates and setting plates. I suggest using Parztilla to look them up for availability and price. There are five screws, two different lengths. There are five plates, two different depths. There are five nut plates with associ...
by MikeB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: well, crud
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: well, crud

You can also use a left handed drill bit. Many times I've been able to remove a broken bolt with a left handed bit. The bit will bite and grab which will result in the bolt being extracted. Any decent tool and hardware supplier will be a good source for left handed drill bits. Make sure you center p...
by MikeB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: well, crud
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: well, crud

Did the bolt snap off after it was cross threaded in the hole? If not, it may be a simple matter to just back it out of the hole once the caliper is off.
by MikeB
Wed Jun 27, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: 1994 GL1500 SE has 2 guide bushings on fork?

I can't understand how not having a groove (journal) in the bushing is making it fit tighter in the lower tube. Did you take measurements of the fork tube and original bushings to compare them to the replacements you have? I noticed that in the Partzilla fork break down they show two different part ...
by MikeB
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Buds
Replies: 1
Views: 119

Re: No Buds

Make contact through this web site: http://www.kybluegrasswings.org/

Whether you are interested in GWRRA or not, these folks should be able to steer you towards some rides in your area.
by MikeB
Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 38
Views: 2110

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

Starting in 2011, I tried the Dyna Beads in my Wings and my ST1100. They worked as advertised but I was not pleased with trying to get them into the tire with the OEM valve stems, especially the ST1100. It took some time as they had a tendency to stop short of flowing through the narrow valve stem. ...
by MikeB
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle

Yes, the older static deer whistles that didn't make any noise were not something that I would add to my vehicles because they seemed to be designed for one purpose, to drain your wallet. True, it didn't drain it by much but it was still a drain. They are similar to the supposed red light tripping m...