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by aj1500
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Centre stand removal revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 757

Re: Centre stand removal revisited

so sidecarjohn, what car are you setting up on your wing. I have to say the 1500 is a sweet wing to put a car on. it rides so nice once you get it dialed in. if you haven't thought about it you may want to consider changing your trees, 4.5 deg is perfect and almost 100% removes the slow speed headsh...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Centre stand removal revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 757

Re: Centre stand removal revisited

connecting the upper links to the bike will support it while you install the bottom links. use motorcycle jack to support car level, roll bike up to car links and install. in other words, connect bike to car, not car to bike. I wish it was that easy :D . keeping the bike secured and stationary is t...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone travel with a dog on a Wing?
Replies: 15
Views: 1205

Re: Anyone travel with a dog on a Wing?

we have been taking our pups with us for years, most of the time they get to ride in a sidecar but we also carry them like this. they don't have any problems riding in the carriers when our chi pup was little my wife would carry him in a sling made for dogs and it would sit in her lap while riding a...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Centre stand removal revisited
Replies: 19
Views: 757

Re: Centre stand removal revisited

put a 2x4 sideways out under the rear tire then use ratchet straps to tie bike to the 2x4. when installing your sidecar you should let most if not all the air out of the rear shocks so lifting it a bit on the 2x4 won't be an issue. what car are you installing
by aj1500
Mon Nov 22, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is LCD burnt??
Replies: 4
Views: 359

Re: Is LCD burnt??

I bought a 96 that had sat for about 3 years or more and had the same issue, however after about a week of riding it once I had it running it came back to life on it's own, Now if we let it sit a couple weeks the screen will be blank again until about the 3rd time it is restarted then other than the...
by aj1500
Tue Nov 16, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitch Light Bar with brake and turn signals
Replies: 25
Views: 1350

Re: Trailer Hitch Light Bar with brake and turn signals

another thought, I did this on my wife's 1500 trike and it really stands out, I took a red LED strip light and mounted it across the rear horizonal bar of her luggage rack on the trunk. her bike does not have a spoiler so this works like a spoiler light but is much brighter and it is at eye lever to...
by aj1500
Fri Oct 22, 2021 5:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help Needed - Ripped Hose, liquid on ground
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Help Needed - Ripped Hose, liquid on ground

that is just a drain hose, should be 2 more there with it. not sure about that fluid, did you just gas up before you parked. there is supposed to be a little plug on the end of that hose and you drain it every oil change
by aj1500
Fri Sep 24, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 1800 trunk spoiler
Replies: 4
Views: 526

Re: WTB 1800 trunk spoiler

Sorry I didn't update this, found one
by aj1500
Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A little help with my heel-toe shifter?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: A little help with my heel-toe shifter?

parts are on the way. hope it fixes your issue
by aj1500
Fri Sep 17, 2021 7:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A little help with my heel-toe shifter?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: A little help with my heel-toe shifter?

it looks like the bolt is the original bolt. if you want it PM me your address and I'll mail it to you
by aj1500
Thu Sep 16, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: A little help with my heel-toe shifter?
Replies: 5
Views: 305

Re: A little help with my heel-toe shifter?

I took that exact set up off my wife's trike and installed a different set. I think I still have them in a cabinet. I will look and see if it has the original bolt there and if it does your welcome to it
I too never found anything on them that said what make they were.
by aj1500
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: carb balancing
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: carb balancing

just curious why you think you need to balance your carbs, is it surging or has a off idle stumble. if you have never seen your carbs I would be more concerned at this point about the 90deg vacuum hose that is directly under them than the balance. you have to remove a good bit of body parts to get t...
by aj1500
Wed Aug 18, 2021 8:30 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB 1800 trunk spoiler
Replies: 4
Views: 526

WTB 1800 trunk spoiler

I'm looking for a trunk spoiler from an 1800, sunburst orange would be wonderful but any color is OK
by aj1500
Wed Jun 30, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Dash Refresh
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: GL1500 Dash Refresh

Wow that looks great, nice job. what kit is that, where did you get it.
by aj1500
Tue Jun 22, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting stuck in 5th gear
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Getting stuck in 5th gear

so I drove the trike for 2 days and have a couple things I found. 1 it will almost never get stuck in 5th as long as you don't let it slow down more than 40 mph before shifting into 4th second if it does get stuck you can nail the throttle for just a second and then it will down shift like normal. I...
by aj1500
Mon Jun 07, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 97 SE w Sidecar
Replies: 1
Views: 324

Re: 97 SE w Sidecar

>>>>>>>>>SOLD<<<<<<<<<
by aj1500
Mon May 24, 2021 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery Coolant Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Mystery Coolant Leak

look VERY closely at the little plastic TEE laying on the right side of the thermostat housing, it just sort of lays on the manifold. shake the hose that comes from it and goes down to the water pump whiles it's running. I just went through the same thing and it was the TEE it had a hairline crack a...
by aj1500
Wed May 19, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 97 SE w Sidecar
Replies: 1
Views: 324

97 SE w Sidecar

I am selling my 97 SE with a Motorvation sidecar I consider this a running project as it does need a little work but runs great and is turn key road ready the bike has a small leak from the housing the water pump bolts to. the right fork seal is leaking a little side car is just cosmetic as it is a ...
by aj1500
Sun May 16, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting stuck in 5th gear
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Getting stuck in 5th gear

the bike came with boards and a heel toe shifter but it was the biggest piece of crap I have ever seen in my life so I replaced them with a nice set of Markland boards that are in very good condition. as to her stopping in 5th that was because it wouldn't down shift and I told her to bring it to a s...
by aj1500
Sun May 16, 2021 5:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting stuck in 5th gear
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Getting stuck in 5th gear

well it looks like I was wrong, it is still getting stuck in 5th gear sometimes. it's weird it only does it sometimes there is no telling when it might do it, sometimes she can get it to downshift after working it a little and other times we have to stop. I'm not sure what to think at this point. th...
by aj1500
Mon May 10, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing thermostat
Replies: 20
Views: 1256

Re: replacing thermostat

Got it :D a little heat, a little back and forth movements and out it came. so after that it went fairly smooth going back together. I don't think there are any short cuts to this job, not something I would want to do again, but it did give me a chance to check the little elbow vacuum hose under the...
by aj1500
Mon May 10, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting stuck in 5th gear
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Getting stuck in 5th gear

well I'm 99% sure I got it fixed. we haven't driven it yet to verify but I'm sure I got it. turns out it was the shifter, the front knuckle was binding badly when downshifting. I had installed the set up right after I bought the trike, I figured because it had just been removed from a 1500 it was se...
by aj1500
Fri May 07, 2021 4:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting stuck in 5th gear
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Getting stuck in 5th gear

I will say I have a 97 with a sidecar on it with the same heel toe shifter set up without the shifter brace, has been on it since 05 and the only issue I have is the bushings are getting worn. I'm not ruling out the shifter set up by any means, I will be looking it over carefully this weekend. I jus...
by aj1500
Thu May 06, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting stuck in 5th gear
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Re: Getting stuck in 5th gear

I do use Rotella and have for years. I did check the oil in her bike and air in tires before we rode. the oil still looked new but I can't help thinking that maybe there is some hidden sludge in there from it sitting for years before I got it
by aj1500
Thu May 06, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting stuck in 5th gear
Replies: 15
Views: 855

Getting stuck in 5th gear

I have a strange situation with my wife's trike. the bike is a 96 1500 with only 50K miles. it sat for a long time before I bought it and brought it back to life. it just started doing this and has now done it 3 times in the last 2 times it was ridden. she can be riding along and when she goes to sl...