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by MikeB
Wed May 18, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: charging system problem
Replies: 21
Views: 847

Re: charging system problem

rb20035 wrote: Wed May 18, 2022 12:57 pm some systems may use relays that may control charging system i went thru two alternators before i found out it was a bad relay
Was that relay issue on a Honda GL1500?
by MikeB
Mon May 16, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebars hitting windshield
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: Handlebars hitting windshield

The handlebar position is adjustable if it is hitting the windshield.

Normally, the handlebars do not hit the OEM windshield.
by MikeB
Mon May 16, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings

Both the GL1500 and the GL1800 have the large flay sided o-rings around the air box sealing lip and under the cover. However, the GL1800 o-rings have no part number, unlike the GL1500. The GL1500 parts are still available for about $11 each. I do not know of a way to even look up the parts for the G...
by MikeB
Mon May 16, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake pedal Travel?
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Rear Brake pedal Travel?

The pads need to be broken in to give you good solid friction fit and proper braking.
by MikeB
Mon May 16, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings

A K&N is a little more labor intensive and time consuming to deal with compared to the OEM filter. With the OEM filter all you need to do is replace it. With the K&N, it has to be washed, oiled and then allowed to drain and dry for a few hours. And, with the K&N you need to remove the se...
by MikeB
Mon May 16, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500SE No Power At The Gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: GL 1500SE No Power At The Gauges

stewartnorrie1 wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 9:46 am I have a wiring diagram and I have power in and out at all of the fuses, I did switch the relays around, but maybe need to look at them closer ?
Make sure you check the connections in the relay panel to insure they are making good connection to the tabs on relay #3.
by MikeB
Mon May 16, 2022 12:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Antifreeze

I'm cheap, I am using the Peak Asian Blue coolant. Technically the same stuff as Honda, and better choice than generic green coolant. I can see how it would be more economical. For the price of one gallon of 50/50 mix Honda Type 2 coolant, you get a gallon of the Peak concentrated. You can make two...
by MikeB
Sun May 15, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Installing a CB on a 1992 GL1500 Interstate.
Replies: 12
Views: 229

Re: Installing a CB on a 1992 GL1500 Interstate.

Ive recently been gifted a 92 interstate from my inlaws and I would like to install a cb on it similar to the factory unit. Im wondering what is involved with installing the factory system. Do I need to change the radio head unit or is there provisions for running the side unit and handlebar unit a...
by MikeB
Sun May 15, 2022 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Antifreeze
Replies: 5
Views: 108

Re: Antifreeze

Personally, I suggest Honda coolant because it is exactly what Honda recommends. Yes, it is expensive by the quart from the powersports dealer but it is considerably more reasonable from the Honda car dealer and it comes in gallon bottles. From the car dealer you will see it is not the same color as...
by MikeB
Sun May 15, 2022 1:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: SCMG Pathfinder LED Lights
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: SCMG Pathfinder LED Lights

The adjusters are easily accessible from the front underneath the headlight assembly on either side of the forks. No plastic needs to be removed. You just have to see up in that black hole to find the adjusters. A good flashlight helps a lot.
by MikeB
Mon May 09, 2022 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your dash lights with LEDs
Replies: 208
Views: 102339

Re: How to replace your dash lights with LEDs

Looks great. Good job.
by MikeB
Wed May 04, 2022 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake caliper pins
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Front brake caliper pins

I don't think you need to rebuild it, I think you just need to replace the fluid.
by MikeB
Wed May 04, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 fuel issues
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: 1500 fuel issues

You can route the fuel hose around the vacuum operated petcock essentially taking it out of the fuel stream and then see what flows through the hoses.
by MikeB
Mon May 02, 2022 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 fuel issues
Replies: 9
Views: 231

Re: 1500 fuel issues

If you have applied power directly tot he fuel pump and it does not work then I guess you have gone far enough. Remove the pump and inspect it and then most likely you will be replacing it. Just remember to not take the top off the fuel tank unless there is less than half a tank of fuel in there. If...
by MikeB
Fri Apr 29, 2022 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2009 Navigation Screen stays on a blank white screen and fails to display any information.
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: 2009 Navigation Screen stays on a blank white screen and fails to display any information.

clgrimm519 wrote: Fri Apr 29, 2022 8:14 pm Greetings,
Did you ever find a solution to this? I just found myself in the same situation.
Chuck, did this happen to you? Did you replace the screen and end up with a white screen?
by MikeB
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Hello all, my lovely 'new' bike has died on me
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Hello all, my lovely 'new' bike has died on me

Have you given any thought o joining a Gold Wing Association or Club in your area? You do not specify where you are in the UK so I can not direct you to anyone that I have listed in my Association book so I am at a loss. You need to find and make a friend in a Gold Wing Association. If you start the...
by MikeB
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Seat ripped. Repair?
Replies: 6
Views: 201

Re: Seat ripped. Repair?

I wish I could tell you that there is a cheap and reliable option to fix that seat but I just do not know of one.
by MikeB
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake caliper pins
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Front brake caliper pins

You are 100% correct. That is the one time I had mine seize because I had the Honda shop replace my pads when it was due the first time. Since then I've replaced them myself every time. And I've never had a single one seize on me. And that's on three different GL 1500 goldwings totaling more than 35...
by MikeB
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake caliper pins
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Front brake caliper pins

The pad pins seize because someone tightened them too tight when they last installed them. The pad pin bolt has a beveled seat and is only supposed to be torqued to 13 ft-lb/18 N-m and the plug is installed to keep the pin secure and it is torqued to 1.8 ft-lb/2.5 N-m. That beveled seat is what stic...
by MikeB
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Final driven flange wear.
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Final driven flange wear.

Yes, I believe it will. After 90,000 miles the aluminum inserts in the rubber dampeners are most likely worn and the rubber is shot as well allowing too much play, there should be none at all. Cyclemax has rubber parts: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_rear_wheel_damper_set/147858 They used t...
by MikeB
Sun Apr 24, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: front brake pads
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: front brake pads

ABS or no ABS makes no difference at all. OEM pads have a different part number for the left and right side. The inner pads of each side have an anti-rattle plate. That is the reason for different part numbers. After market pads may not have an anti rattle plate and for the most part will say that l...
by MikeB
Sat Apr 23, 2022 8:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need advice on front forks
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Need advice on front forks

Three bolts per tube. One on the upper, two on the lower. Same on the GL1800 as well.
by MikeB
Fri Apr 22, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need advice on front forks
Replies: 13
Views: 553

Re: Need advice on front forks

There may be some rust built up around the fork tube under the triple tree clamps. Try using a little penetrating fluid.

They should come out easily once you have all three pinch bolts loosened for each fork tube.
by MikeB
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Valve cover interchangeability
Replies: 3
Views: 157

Re: GL1500 Valve cover interchangeability

The valve covers from 1988 to 2000 are all interchangeable. Not left to right but left to left and right to right.
by MikeB
Tue Apr 19, 2022 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 Honda Gold Wing 1500 ***New Member***
Replies: 11
Views: 434

Re: 1988 Honda Gold Wing 1500 ***New Member***

I believe that 1994 and later vacuum tube to the auto shut off valve was #12 tube. My 1998 has a #12.
The 1988 service manual shows a #10 vacuum tube.