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by aj1500
Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted, front fender Badge FOUND
Replies: 0
Views: 239

Wanted, front fender Badge FOUND

I have a 97 SE and today I noticed I have lost the emblem or badge that sits right at the front of the fender. I sure would like to replace it. If anyone happens to have one let me know I never considered a dealer, but it was pointed out to me that I can get one from Western for pretty cheap :D so p...
by aj1500
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2536

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

I would agree for the most part,, however recently I replaced the air filter in my bike and every since then if I put on full choke I can almost run my battery dead trying to start it with the choke on when cold. However I can have the choke off and at the touch of the button it fires up but I have ...
by aj1500
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 85 gl1200i new to me,
Replies: 2
Views: 419

Re: 85 gl1200i new to me,

Welcome aboard and congrats on the new to you 1200
you should have many years of great riding ahead of you
I rode my 1200 for almost 6 years and loved it
if you didn't replace the timing belts you should make that your next priority
by aj1500
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ready For the Darkside, might even do the double
Replies: 2
Views: 359

Re: Ready For the Darkside, might even do the double

I don't think there are any run flats that fit the 1500 any more if you look in my sig you can see what I run, I am running double dark I have been pretty happy with this set up, however a lot of people like the taxi tire better for 2 wheels as it's a tad taller. I prefer to lower profile due to the...
by aj1500
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pop pop pop
Replies: 13
Views: 1971

Re: Pop pop pop

when the u-joint was replaced did they inspect the other end of the drive line good and apply fresh moly, if the splines at the rear end side are failing the first sign is a pop pop pop when under a load taking off. or at least that is how mine failed on my 88
by aj1500
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front tire for GL1500....again?
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: Front tire for GL1500....again?

not sure if this will work but this will explain it better than I can http://sgbikerboy.com/2016/12/26/why-do ... -patterns/

but like I said I have done both directions and can't tell the difference, I ride all weather as well
by aj1500
Fri Dec 22, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front tire for GL1500....again?
Replies: 22
Views: 828

Re: Front tire for GL1500....again?

I ran a Batlax once, never again, it started cupping pretty quick and then the tire started splitting at the edge of the sipes. I know my rig is hard on tires but the Pilot Activ hasn't failed me and it is a hair wider than the ax so it's an even smoother ride. I did run the Pilot before I added the...
by aj1500
Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 773

Re: What is this?

This 90s headlight is a bit underwhelming. you can fix that very easy, just install BP9003LGL2 lights from Napa. they are hands down the brightest lights I have ever installed on a bike I think the only thing brighter would be HID lights. instead of being 45/55 these are 55/65 watts and I'm here to...
by aj1500
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike-Plus
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Trike-Plus

minimac wrote:
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:05 pm
If you possess the necessary skills it may be a good way to go. Keeping the geometry correct is vital. Being off 1/8" could make for a miserable experience, and the proper set up is critical.
+1 , even a factory built kit installed wrong or not lined up correctly can be dangerous to the rider
by aj1500
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speakers
Replies: 3
Views: 289

Re: Speakers

just make sure what ever you decide that the speakers are marine grade
I just installed some Polk speakers and I will jump on the bandwagon of,,, they are great speakers.
by aj1500
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Introduction Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Introduction Thread

Welcome aboard Richard
sounds like you got quite the deal on the 1100. there is so much knowledge here and great people to share it, you should have her up and running in no time.
by aj1500
Tue Nov 28, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: timing belts
Replies: 2
Views: 260

Re: timing belts

Welcome aboard Walt
sounds like the belt replacement went well. Yeah, there are quite a few repairs that the sidecar make more difficult than normal
by aj1500
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Front fork boondoggle
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Front fork boondoggle

I don't know what I was thinking, of course the springs were out when you measured, Duh you can't measure anything with them in :oops: But if you don't have them collapsed you can put too much in. if you added 12.5 I think you went a little over but I don't know if it would be enough to cause proble...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Front fork boondoggle
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Front fork boondoggle

just have to ask to be sure, when you measured down when adding the new oil you did have the springs out and the forks collapsed,, correct
I think it takes right at 11 oz when changing to progressive springs, if I'm remembering it right from when I did mine
by aj1500
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Starting from scratch
Replies: 14
Views: 783

Re: Starting from scratch

Wow, It looks good. you did a nice job on the restore
by aj1500
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dogs and how do you transport them?
Replies: 25
Views: 2162

Re: Dogs and how do you transport them?

when we had the 1200 I built a custom box that mounted on the top of the right saddle bag after we got the 1500 that wouldn't work, the wife bought one of those slings to wear and put the little guy in. she still does that when she rides on the bike but most of the time they ride in the sidecar now....
by aj1500
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Air up valve stem
Replies: 9
Views: 441

Re: Air up valve stem

+1 on above, I can't remember now but does the 1200 have an air shock on the left side or is it like the 1500, only on the right
by aj1500
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: size of 1500 screw
Replies: 8
Views: 384

Re: size of 1500 screw

using a good screwdriver tap on it with a hammer while pushing down hard and turning at the same time, this should break it loose and improve the screw head
I think it's a # 6 screw
by aj1500
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help building a side car
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Help building a side car

sidecars are a lot of fun and not your everyday set up but they can be complicated to set up. I just would hate to see you shy away from them because you didn't get the proper help to set up your first rig. I would strongly suggest buying a used car and getting the correct attaching hardware for you...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Sidecar heater
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Sidecar heater

there are quite a few rigs out there with heaters in the car, some use a heater core and use the coolant from the bike and a fan or outside air as stated above, some are small electric heaters. on a smaller bike that doesn't have it's own alternator I would not advise the electric version I have con...
by aj1500
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help building a side car
Replies: 5
Views: 590

Re: Help building a side car

you might want to go to sidecar.com, there you can find all the info you need on sidecars. but unless you have been riding sidecars it's not just cut and dry build a car and attach it.
by aj1500
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: hello everybody...as you guessed "I'm new here"
Replies: 8
Views: 386

Re: hello everybody...as you guessed "I'm new here"

Welcome aboard, plenty of knowledge to be found here for just about anything Gold Wing
And congrats on your new wing
by aj1500
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: "New" Ride
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: "New" Ride

Nice, looks like someone really took care of it
by aj1500
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 73
Views: 5160

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

I'm pretty good with balance, I have a unicycle and can ride it all day long just fine, and my favorite type of dirt riding is tight technical trails, but still - this motorcycle is big. I didn't have any cones and was just going off the painted lines as best I could but I think I would have passed...
by aj1500
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHAT HAVE I DONE?
Replies: 13
Views: 1442

Re: WHAT HAVE I DONE?

what he meant was you should have unhook the bikes battery negative cable to remove all power from the bike
then go back and double check all your connections and make sure none of them are shorted out to anything. your new power ext could have got pinched or something like that