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by aj1500
Wed Feb 03, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Pet Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Pet Carrier

I have to agree with AZgl1800, you have to be careful what you put on the lid. I had to plate mine on the underside of the lid as it had cracked at one of the mount points prior to me buying it. The one on my 1800 is just temp. until I get a sidecar mounted. if your going to install a carrier take t...
by aj1500
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Pet Carrier
Replies: 9
Views: 169

Re: Pet Carrier

we have a carrier on the 1500 trike and I have one on my 02 1800, it is a bit tricky to get it on the 1800 securely but can be done. we have 2 different brands but the kuryakyn is the one I like best they both are very good quality but the kuryakyn is a little smaller at the base so it was easier to...
by aj1500
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: clutch master cylinder
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: clutch master cylinder

is the master leaking or did the clutch just stop working with no visible leaks If it is just the master cylinder failed I think that is a bit steep, well more like a lot. it's not that hard to rebuild the master cylinder and bleed the system if you have a decent grasp on turning wrenches I haven't ...
by aj1500
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: front tire
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: front tire

I have been using the Pilot Activ rear tire on the front of my sidecar rig and been happy with it. I am currently trying the Avon Cobra Trike tire on my wife's trike. no real mileage to judge it yet but sure does ride good.my only complaint with the Pilot is it starts cupping and if you don't keep t...
by aj1500
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air suspension???
Replies: 6
Views: 267

Re: Air suspension???

if your shock was fine until you hit the decrease button your shock probably fine. it takes a LONG LONG time to air the shock back up if you let it way down, the pump on these bikes are very slow. I think the first thing you need to do is with the bike running hold the increase button and give it ti...
by aj1500
Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carb sync help
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: carb sync help

so the above comments turned to be false hope again. so after that I called and spoke with Bear @ Bears Cycle shop who built the carbs for me, I had spoke with him a few times and he offered ideas as did many of you here after this last issue we talked and I asked if he knew anything else I could or...
by aj1500
Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carb sync help
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: carb sync help

some good news, I made some progress last night. I decided to reset the air mix screws back to factory starting setting of 2 turns out, then rather than opening them more I closed them about a 1/2 turn leaving me at 1.5 . I did this before even starting the motor. I started and let it warm up and on...
by aj1500
Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carb sync help
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: carb sync help

in my case I simply made 2 tools to let me get in there to the screws while standing over the carbs. I got the idea from a post I had found where someone had bought 2 new idle mix screws and soldered a braided wire to the screw and put a knob on the other end. I didn't have the time to do that so wh...
by aj1500
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carb sync help
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: carb sync help

just an update. I got an opportunity to work on the bike this weekend, but at now looks like my troubles go deeper than a simple adjustment. I will need to do some more searching to see what I can find. when I adjusted the lean mixture it made matters far worse. if I adjust it even a little it won't...
by aj1500
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carb sync help
Replies: 9
Views: 605

Re: carb sync help

Thank you for your thoughts and advise, I will watch the Vid again and try to get a good grasp on all of it this time I need to give better detail of my explanation of what it is doing as I don't think I said it correctly. It isn't actually hesitating but rather unable to hold a steady low RPM from ...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: what car tire size to put on my 1993 GL1500A?
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: what car tire size to put on my 1993 GL1500A?

I have been running car tires on my 1500 for years, as a matter of fact I have run them on both of my 1500 the 88 I had first and now the 97 SE I don't think you can get the run flat anymore but there are a couple that work just fine. I run the Good Year Assurance 175 60R16 on mine, it has a lower ...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carb sync help
Replies: 9
Views: 605

carb sync help

I have been searching high and low and can't find a good video or a good step by step on how to sync the carbs on my 1500. I had the carbs rebuilt by a rep vendor and feel they did a great job but they could only set it up on a bench. I feel certain they are out of sync. the issue I am having is onc...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: what car tire size to put on my 1993 GL1500A?
Replies: 13
Views: 438

Re: what car tire size to put on my 1993 GL1500A?

I have been running car tires on my 1500 for years, as a matter of fact I have run them on both of my 1500 the 88 I had first and now the 97 SE I don't think you can get the run flat anymore but there are a couple that work just fine. I run the Good Year Assurance 175 60R16 on mine, it has a lower p...
by aj1500
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?
Replies: 27
Views: 1237

Re: Leg options for keeping warm in cold weather?

just my 2 cents, I ride year round and even though it doesn't get that bad here we do get about a month when it will in the 30s or less in the mornings. my commute to work is about 30 miles all highway. I like chaps and have found them to be very good for blocking wind. I find it not that important ...
by aj1500
Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Voyager trike kit
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Re: Voyager trike kit

forgot, I'm asking 1800 it is neg. I live in the Savannah Ga area
PM for more info if interested
by aj1500
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Voyager trike kit
Replies: 1
Views: 228

Voyager trike kit

I have an older model Voyager trike kit for sale, it has fairly new tires, custom built trailing arm bushings and LED lights
it was removed from a Yamaha Royal Star Venture
by aj1500
Wed Nov 04, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Highway pegs
Replies: 1
Views: 272

Re: Highway pegs

Too bad you won't ship, I would pay you for your time to box them up and shipping cost. those are exactly what I'm looking for.
hopefully someone in your area will be able to get them and put them to good use
by aj1500
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to remove carbs ??
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

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: 270

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: 921

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: 273

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: 273

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: 775

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: 775

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....