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by MikeB
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: alternator issues
Replies: 1
Views: 23

Re: alternator issues

It would appear that you have a defective alternator and need to return it for a warranty replacement or a refund.
by MikeB
Wed Jun 29, 2022 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: installing bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: installing bluetooth

Excellent. Thanks for that. I'd been thinking of Bluetooth for phone to headset communication for when the phones no longer have a phone jack in them.
by MikeB
Tue Jun 28, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: installing bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: installing bluetooth

It is good that you got it figures out.

So what Bluetooth adapter did you go with?
What does it do for you; tunes, phone, navigation, headset communication? Do you just use it to listen to audio from a phone or tablet or does it do more?
by MikeB
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: installing bluetooth
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: installing bluetooth

Who manufactures and sells the Bluetooth adapter that you installed? Does it come with the appropriate plugs to plug it into your Gold Wings system? You say there are no instructions; can't you contact the manufacturer or get info online ab out the adapter? Without more information, it is really har...
by MikeB
Wed Jun 22, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Opener rod snap
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Opener rod snap

The original poster was looking for the white snap on the end of the cable.
by MikeB
Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Opener rod snap
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Opener rod snap

Unfortunately Motosport can't get the part either. I ordered a couple of these clips just in case I needed a new one and the order was cancelled today. It looks like a different method for attaching the opener cable will have to be devised. Like WingAdmin says, maybe a 3D printer job. Here's what th...
by MikeB
Thu Jun 09, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head bolt washer catastrophe
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Head bolt washer catastrophe

Great job, Joe.
Congratulations.
by MikeB
Thu Jun 09, 2022 11:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddle bag subframe
Replies: 2
Views: 114

Re: Saddle bag subframe

I am relatively certain that the sub-frames are all the same.

That being said, a broken sub-frame is easily repaired if you have any welding skills.
by MikeB
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS works but won't track
Replies: 9
Views: 254

Re: GPS works but won't track

I guess it's possible that you have an antenna fault. If you had the bike apart recently maybe the antenna got disconnected and or broken. I do not have a nav equipped goldwing so I don't know where the antenna is. You will have to look it up and see if you can find it and then follow the antenna li...
by MikeB
Tue Jun 07, 2022 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I think I may have a carburetor problem
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: I think I may have a carburetor problem

I think the first thing to do would be to check the fuel filter. As long as you're in there, if you haven't replaced it recently go ahead and replace it. The next thing I would check is the vacuum operated petcock which is right underneath The fuel filler door and forward of the gas tank cap. There ...
by MikeB
Fri Jun 03, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Right radiator fan motor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Right radiator fan motor replacement

Great job, glad to hear it.
by MikeB
Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: BikeBandit bankrupt, out of business - but stealing money
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: BikeBandit bankrupt, out of business - but stealing money

In the 23 years I have been riding and wrenching on Gold Wings, I never used BikeBandit. For some strange reason I was put off by their name.
by MikeB
Wed Jun 01, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Keeping Cool
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Keeping Cool

Step one would be to check the coolant level in the overflow and the radiators.
by MikeB
Tue May 31, 2022 7:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Right radiator fan motor replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Right radiator fan motor replacement

I do not know what the service manual says but I am pretty sure there is no easy way. The fairing has to come off and I believe the radiator needs to come out. I've replaced the left radiator and fan in the past after an accident on a 2003. The fairing was off at the time because it was pretty much ...
by MikeB
Tue May 31, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Keeping Cool
Replies: 6
Views: 689

Re: Keeping Cool

Yes it does sound like you have a cooling problem. In those temperatures I would anticipate seeing the needle at the halfway point on the gauge. With the three GL 1500s I have owned I've never seen a temperature gauge needle go over halfway in hot weather. The normal heat range is about 1/4 scale. I...
by MikeB
Sun May 29, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New bike, revs hunting and misfires
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: New bike, revs hunting and misfires

I certainly ope it all works out. It can be an emotionally painful and drawn out process dealing with an unscrupulous dealer.
by MikeB
Sun May 29, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New bike, revs hunting and misfires
Replies: 17
Views: 356

Re: New bike, revs hunting and misfires

I'd been reassured all was as it should be with the bike (respected bike shop), so figured she'd be better after fresh fuel added, and fully warmed up: She wasn't! Was this reassurance coming from the dealer you bought the motorcycle from? Was it a salesman or a technician? Obviously wasn't about t...
by MikeB
Sun May 29, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm

Sorry if this isn't making much sense but I'm a rider, not a mechanic. My husbandxand I gavexa weekend ride planned for next weekend and I'd rather not do it on my Shadow 700 if possible. Can anyone give me any idea as to what the problem might be and how to fix it? Thanks! It would be beneficial i...
by MikeB
Sat May 28, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm

I can't say with 100% certainty but I'd say every bearing in the engine that is lubricated with engine oil is in jeopardy.

I also do not know how quickly they would be affected.
by MikeB
Sat May 28, 2022 8:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm

Nani wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 6:42 pm Honda oil and filter were done last week as well. No problem with brakes.
I didn't say there was anything wrong with the brakes. DOT4 Brake fluid is used in the clutch system. Brake food will leak through the clutch cylinder into the engine and cause bearing failure.
by MikeB
Sat May 28, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions

That handle looks to be unobtainable online. You may have to canvass local, and not so local, accessory retailers to see if they have that item on the wall somewhere.
by MikeB
Sat May 28, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm
Replies: 16
Views: 267

Re: Engine Rev while riding after bike is warm

You said...
Nani wrote: Sat May 28, 2022 5:52 pm He rebuilt the master and slave clutch cylinders, bled the air, etc.
But you did not say if the oil was drained and refilled and what oil was used. Was the engine flushed of any brake fluid that may have gotten into the crankcase?
by MikeB
Sat May 28, 2022 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: neutral light
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: neutral light

Had you replaced that bulb with an LED before you put it away for winter?
by MikeB
Sat May 28, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions
Replies: 19
Views: 414

Re: Trunk handle, but not yet. Asking for suggestions

Here is a You Tube video of Chris Caliente installing a Kuryakyn 3215 handle and why he had to install it.



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