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by aj1500
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1038

Re: how to remove carbs ??

OK so now the carbs are back on and after replacing the air filter and adjusting the idle it is running and my wife is riding again. Now I have another question. how can I tell if the carbs are out of sync I'm thinking they might be, I had the bike running smooth as glass, purring like a kitten and ...
by aj1500
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Installation Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Timing Belt Installation Issues

I don't think you can get both marks to align. it will always look like it's 1/2 tooth off on one side or the other, just make sure it's the same way you took it off when you put it back. if it was below the mark when you removed it put it back below the mark. I have now done 3 1500's and not one of...
by aj1500
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: my bike is a pogo stick
Replies: 28
Views: 694

Re: my bike is a pogo stick

this is just a thought, jack up or put you bike on center stand and turn rear wheel by hand and see if you have any resistance at any point, if not crank it up put it in 2 or 3rd and holding front brake good start running it and see if there is any bouncing or binding of any kind. if you have someth...
by aj1500
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger Comfort Mods - Floor boards and Ultimate Seat?
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Passenger Comfort Mods - Floor boards and Ultimate Seat?

there is a cable for each board that goes to a central mount under the seat and connects to a single cable, this in turn goes to the passenger side just under the pocket. that is where the lever goes. if you buy the set up I can get you some good pictures, also I still have all the cable and hardwar...
by aj1500
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger Comfort Mods - Floor boards and Ultimate Seat?
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: Passenger Comfort Mods - Floor boards and Ultimate Seat?

The SE models came with passenger boards that raised straight up and down. I had them on mine but removed them and replaced with the fold up highway pegs, not sure if they are the switchblades or not my wife has back trouble and the highway pegs worked better for her than the floor boards going up. ...
by aj1500
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Solder Seal
Replies: 22
Views: 601

Re: Solder Seal

flux never hurts, I don't recall if it has flux built in or not. However I never fluxed the work I did when using them and never had a issue
by aj1500
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Solder Seal
Replies: 22
Views: 601

Re: Solder Seal

I have used them, they work pretty good once you get used to the amount of heat to make them work. I had good luck with smaller wires like 18 or smaller. the bigger wires are a bit more frustrating. as far as failing,, NOPE,, if you melt the solder well and get it sealed up good it is there to stay....
by aj1500
Fri Aug 28, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Beating an old Horse
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Beating an old Horse

a second tank is so nice, I have a 6 gal tank behind the seat in mine, I have a pump that I can turn on and fill the bikes tank while riding, I have a 1 way check valve in the line.
it makes all the difference in the world on longer rides
by aj1500
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 ignition panel
Replies: 6
Views: 704

Re: GL1500 ignition panel

I would say go ahead and remove the panel and the 2 side dishes I call them that cover your radiator cap on the right and radiator overflow on the left. this may give you more room to look and find the ring that fell down there. I bet with a good flashlight and a few minutes of looking carefully you...
by aj1500
Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Trike Opinions

I should also say there are some decent deals out there on used trikes if that is what you prefer and can't afford to have your bike converted. I picked up one for my wife recently and got a great deal. most of the 1500 are running around 7 to 8K right now and I have seen some nice 1800 as low as 13...
by aj1500
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Beating an old Horse
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Beating an old Horse

I ride almost completely highway miles everyday to work and back so I rarely see 29 MPG. it's more like 25 or 6. I do see close to if not 29 MPG when riding on the weekends as I don't get on the highways at all. I only check mine every so often if I feel it's burning too much, I don't really worry a...
by aj1500
Thu Aug 27, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Beating an old Horse
Replies: 9
Views: 392

Re: Beating an old Horse

I run the Fuel Max and am very happy with it, however it is shorter than a stock tire so your going to loose a little mileage and increase RPM's. being that I have a sidecar the shorter tire works great I mount my own tires and for that reason I will never run another ROF tire, but that is my choice...
by aj1500
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 289

Re: Trike Opinions

There is also the option of going with a Sidecar. I went that route because they offer so much more than a trike and are a blast to ride
Just saying you have a couple options
by aj1500
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump components
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Fuel pump components

I hope you have better luck than I did but I'm afraid you are going to have some carb issues once you get the pump straightened out. I just bought a bike that sat for a couple years and even after 3 tanks of heavy seafoam treatment I ended up pulling the carbs and sending them off to be rebuilt beca...
by aj1500
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 750

Re: Intermittent vibration

just a couple thoughts here, first is possible bearings. the harmonics would change as the potential bearing failing could roll in and out of balance with the others 2) it is possible your swing arm is binding and could be causing the vibration due to not moving smoothly I get a odd vibration and wh...
by aj1500
Wed Aug 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield Garnish Set
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Windshield Garnish Set

I could be mistaken but I think this is the part your needing, part # 64135-MAM-00 at Partszilla under 97 SE in the windscreen option
I had a 88 and now a 97 and that is the only part that I know of that is different as far as how to mount the front garnish
by aj1500
Wed Aug 19, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1038

Re: how to remove carbs ??

yep that is where I found the little hole, no where as bad as in that pic. I figured it would be OK to use standard vacuum hose but it's better to ask those that have done it. I sure don't want to go back in once this thing is back together.
by aj1500
Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1038

Re: how to remove carbs ??

I am always so pleased to find there is such a wealth of information here with all the people sharing what they have learned over the years and willingness to help a fellow rider. so sure enough I totally missed the fitting on the bottom of my filter housing for that mystery vacuum hose, next I took...
by aj1500
Tue Aug 18, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1038

Re: how to remove carbs ??

I called myself looking all over for where that hose went but it looks like your right. I will have to look at my filter housing again when I get home today
Thanks for that picture
by aj1500
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1038

Re: how to remove carbs ??

I was able to find the color band, it is green. here is a pic of the end
by aj1500
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1038

Re: how to remove carbs ??

I looked for the band and didn't see it but will look again. it is a small hose. I'll get a couple pictures and see if that will help
by aj1500
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1038

Re: how to remove carbs ??

aj1500, you stated in an earlier post that you found a vacuum hose on the left side that was not connected to anything. Now in your last post you said you can't find where the hose on the right side that is not connected to anything goes. Which hose is it ..... left or right side? What color is the...
by aj1500
Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1038

Re: how to remove carbs ??

I removed the carbs this weekend and have found someone to rebuild them for me. I inspected all the vacuum hoses I could see and get to and they all look real good. I still can't figure out where the one on the right side that was not connected goes.
by aj1500
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: shifter hanging up
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: shifter hanging up

I would say your pivot brace is either loose or just a little out of adjustment and the engine heat makes it show up more. I here they can be rather tricky to get set up right.