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by MikeB
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.

One more thing, one of the exhaust manifolds most certainly needs to be free of the engine and frame to extract that chamber and install a replacement chamber.
by MikeB
Tue Jan 24, 2023 6:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.

It is a tough joint to get loose. The chamber outlet joint has a tendency to compress in the center where the muffler clamp has compressed the muffler gasket around the chamber outlet pipe. The outer portion of the chamber joint at the muffler is not compressed. It resembles the shape of an hourglas...
by MikeB
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.

I have removed the mufflers but never the exhaust chamber. To remove it would require removing at least one exhaust manifold I believe.
by MikeB
Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.

So I found online the part I'm trying to remove, I will attach the picture below, again just want to make sure there are no other bolts other than the ones on either side connecting the maifolds. With regards to repairs.. the piece actually is in very good condition with only surface rust. welding ...
by MikeB
Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.
Replies: 18
Views: 271

Re: Help! 1997 GL1500 trouble removing the connector piece for the two exhaust pipes in front of the rear tire.

I'm interested to know what you will do about the piece you broke off. Lots of rust there and pretty thin. Don't know if it can be welded.
by MikeB
Fri Jan 20, 2023 10:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this trim made out of?
Replies: 1
Views: 123

Re: What is this trim made out of?

It is ABS plastic. On later model years they used chromed ABS plastic.
by MikeB
Thu Jan 19, 2023 12:17 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: 1500 Drive Shaft Lube Video
Replies: 74
Views: 30070

Re: 1500 Drive Shaft Lube Video

Hmm.. maybe you used assembly grease instead of Moly Grease. Assembly grease will mash up and fling off under heave pressure, Moly won't.
by MikeB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 10:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: 1500 Drive Shaft Lube Video
Replies: 74
Views: 30070

Re: 1500 Drive Shaft Lube Video

So, you are talking about the 6 pin final driven flange that is a 5 pin driven flange on the later models '90 - '00 right? The 6 pins on yours '88-'89 need to be greased as well as the splines on the driven flange. Moly Paste will work well on the pins and the driven flange. 6-Pin Driven Flange.jpg ...
by MikeB
Wed Jan 18, 2023 1:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: 1500 Drive Shaft Lube Video
Replies: 74
Views: 30070

Re: 1500 Drive Shaft Lube Video

If I may, I'd like to add a bit of info concerning what I believe you are talking about. Take a look at these diagrams: Final Drive Pinion.jpg Final Drive Pinion01.jpg And these pictures of what mine look like many years ago. Final Drive Input Pinion.jpg Drive Line spline.JPG Since then, I have had ...
by MikeB
Tue Jan 17, 2023 3:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I HATE PolyCarbonate Motorcycle Windshields
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: I HATE PolyCarbonate Motorcycle Windshields

Honestly, I do not know how to tell the difference between a polycarbonate and an acrylic windshield. The OEM windshield don't seem to scratch easily. Tulsa Windshields don't seem to scratch easily and Slipstreamer windshields do not seem to scratch easily. I have used all three and regularly clean ...
by MikeB
Thu Jan 12, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Radio Volume Muted
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: GL1500 Radio Volume Muted

Good work Goose. Glad you narrowed it down and then came back and let us know. It is highly appreciated when a fault is identified and reported back to the board.
by MikeB
Wed Jan 11, 2023 5:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Nice ride today 1/10/23
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Nice ride today 1/10/23

Been through there myself a month ago or so.

I saw that Honda too back them. It appears to be a Super Hawk 305cc. I was l leading a group and didn't have time to stop and look at it. It is pretty much a copy of my first bike. I'll have to make the trip back there soon.
by MikeB
Wed Jan 11, 2023 3:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Nice ride today 1/10/23
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Nice ride today 1/10/23

So sorry. It's another beautiful day in Tacoma today.
by MikeB
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Radio Volume Muted
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: GL1500 Radio Volume Muted

I've had similar experiences with my radio. I've managed to eliminate it by switchology. What position do you normally have the Intercom Mute and AVC controls turned to? I keep the Intercom Mute fully clockwise and the AVC at fully clockwise. No longer an issue. When yours goes Mute, does Mute show ...
by MikeB
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Nice ride today 1/10/23
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Nice ride today 1/10/23

Yup, it was a really good day for a ride here in Tacoma too. I just had to get the bike out and ride. Hopefully it will be good again sooner than later.
by MikeB
Wed Jan 11, 2023 1:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical while cranking
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Electrical while cranking

I have never seen this. But, if I had, I would remove the bolts and wires from all the connections between the battery and dog bone fuses, clean with a stainless brush and some solvent and then reassemble and test again.
by MikeB
Tue Jan 10, 2023 9:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: idler remote adjustment
Replies: 34
Views: 947

Re: idler remote adjustment

I've seen them stick when there was a small piece of grit stuck between the slide and its bore. A slight flush with solvent can clear it.
by MikeB
Sun Jan 08, 2023 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear rotor
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Rear rotor

Sixth Gen rotors will not fir the Fifth Gen wheels.
by MikeB
Sat Jan 07, 2023 6:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuse Removal & Test
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Fuse Removal & Test

After removing the screws with an 8mm socket there are two plastic retainers on either side of the fuse and once pushed outward the fuse came out just fine. Also didn't know there would be a hefty sized copper "tab" in the middle and on the back of the fuse. (see pictures) Once out of the...
by MikeB
Tue Jan 03, 2023 10:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A fuel injector story.
Replies: 7
Views: 324

Re: A fuel injector story.

Fuel nowadays is not that clean. Changing the fuel filter more often will help a lot - the initial flow rates indicate that dirt/crud is getting through the filter, as will regular use of fuel treatment for injectors. Imagine what your car injectors are like - we tend to maintain our recreation veh...
by MikeB
Sat Dec 31, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stu Oltman passes
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: Stu Oltman passes

Very sad news indeed. His life was cut way short. Rest in peace my friend.
by MikeB
Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: idler remote adjustment
Replies: 34
Views: 947

Re: idler remote adjustment

That flexible adjustment shaft is only physically attached to the bracket at the carburetor I believe. You will have to get to the attachment point at the carburetor to spray some penetrant to it. Removing the side of the fairing where you right knee rests may help to get you access.
by MikeB
Wed Dec 28, 2022 10:10 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB is 'locked up' after new installation
Replies: 3
Views: 149

Re: CB is 'locked up' after new installation

I answered my own question, but thanks for reading...as in so many things in Goldwing electronics, the answer was TUNER CLEANER!! Bike was ridden for thirteen years w/o need to activate CB volume/squelch/channel buttons, so a little cleaner in there and exercising the buttons did the job. Perfect! ...
by MikeB
Mon Dec 19, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Source needed: GL1500 18 pin radio connector
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Source needed: GL1500 18 pin radio connector

Is this the plug you are interested in? http://www.goldwingworld.com/pages/tips.htm Sierra Electronics may have a line on the connector you re looking for. https://www.sierra-mc.com/radioservice.asp You may find something here also: https://www.cycleterminal.com/motorcycle-connectors.html Here is an...