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by Elmobile
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Red or blue threadlocker
Replies: 12
Views: 272

Re: Red or blue threadlocker

Good day from Nova Scotia,
When I did mine I just torqued the bolts. I didn’t use any thread locker. You could use the blue one if you’d like. The red one is almost as good as welding :shock: Not a good idea in my opinion.
by Elmobile
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals are dead
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Turn signals are dead

While the trunk was out, I decided to bypass the bank angle sensor. I have a sidecar so it is not a bad idea. It was on my list on "things" to do.
Everything is back in order. The bike cranks, the signal turn lights blink, the hazard lights flash... Life is good. Going for a ride tomorrow :D
by Elmobile
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals are dead
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: Turn signals are dead

Thank you for the reply. I determine that the self cancelling unit had finally given up on me so I decided to bypass it... I removed the Blue#lack wire from the turn signal connector. I made a new wire to plug in its place and send it to ground. My turn signals are back. I was never happy with the s...
by Elmobile
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1057

Re: Clutch slipping

I was in Walmart yesterday and out of curiosity I went and check the Mobil 1 High Mileage oil.
I know it is 5W30 and not the 10W40, but the lower part of the donut is not blank...!
Would anyone knows what the SN PLUS means?
by Elmobile
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals are dead
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Turn signals are dead

I have had some issues with my turn signals but after cleaning up the switches, they seemed to work up to 2 days ago. They just died on me. Nothing is happening. The relay under the trunk did check good. I tested it by trading with the hazard relay. So I strongly suspect that the turn signal cancel ...
by Elmobile
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1224

Re: turn signal blub

Interesting to know. Just to make sure that I understand you correctly; The 2 new flashers resolved the hyper flashing issues but you lost the self cancelling function? Right! Personally I do not care for it. The timer is not long enough so I end up having to turn my signal light at least twice when...
by Elmobile
Sun May 31, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hazard light Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: Hazard light Issues

Your switch assembly needs a thorough cleaning. This is the link to the post I wrote after cleaning my turn signal switches: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=56249&p=333965#p333965 I also clean the hazard lights and cruise control switches. They are very similar. I have lots of pi...
by Elmobile
Wed May 27, 2020 6:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 97 1500 99 valk compatible ??
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: 97 1500 99 valk compatible ??

The Valkyrie has an inverted front fork with 45 mm tubes versus a traditional fork with 41 mm tubes. Don't think your Easy Steer is going to fit... Bearings for the triple tree seems to be the same according to the fiches. Don't know about rake angle or trail. I know the clearing of the mufflers for...
by Elmobile
Mon May 25, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cold coolant leak saga...
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Cold coolant leak saga...

Looks like I better get use to this mileage! Was hoping for a little better but it is what it is... CT1500: I know I probably should but that would be another $60.00/$65.00 here in Canada. So I'll try the seal first and if needs be It will another redo with the cover. Looks like you can get to it fr...
by Elmobile
Mon May 25, 2020 5:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cold coolant leak saga...
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Re: Cold coolant leak saga...

Some comfort knowing I am not alone with this issue... ;) Joke aside, I have been riding it while keeping a close eye to what's happening and fluid level. It only leaks when I crank the engine, not much and not for very long. It is coming from the front of the thermostat cover. I had to remove the l...
by Elmobile
Sat May 23, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine is in - too many tubes?
Replies: 3
Views: 330

Re: Engine is in - too many tubes?

Here is the link to the instruction...
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5647&start=125

Cheers
by Elmobile
Thu May 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off

Oh good the seal is moving... You most likely have a burr on the groove. Doesn't take much to keep the seal to go pass it... Does the seal get pass the bottom of the groove. If so you can "chamfer" the top of the groove to clean it. Light sand paper will take care of it, IMHO :?
by Elmobile
Thu May 21, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: Fork Rebuild - Can get end bolts off

To drill the head off is the easiest way. It is an 8mm screw (5/16 close enough). The drill will self center itself in the stripped hex... Just go easy and the head will separate from the threaded length on its on.
by Elmobile
Sun May 17, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cold coolant leak saga...
Replies: 9
Views: 445

Cold coolant leak saga...

I have had a cold coolant leak for quite a while now. Recently I decided to tackle it. I purchased all the O rings for the water pipes and the seals for the intake manifolds with the best intention to replace them. I removed both radiators and fans to see better down under... When I realized how muc...
by Elmobile
Sat May 16, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 1364

Re: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild

When I decided to rebuilt my carbs, I got a kit from Randakk's: https://www.randakks.com/randakks-own-gl1500-master-carb-overhaul-kit.html?fits-motorcycle=Honda%2FGL1500%2Fall-models%2F1990 The air mixture screws were ceased on my 1990 carburetors so I replaced them with a set from a 1996. I used th...
by Elmobile
Thu May 14, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Turn Signals Switches Clean-Up
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Re: Turn Signals Switches Clean-Up

Thanks, I've also done the flasher and cruise control switches. Lots of pics also. I didn't post any as there is already a few posts about them. Those two are very similar and much more of a pain to put back together. But with a little patience and a few choice traditional Canadian words :shock: , i...
by Elmobile
Thu May 14, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Turn Signals Switches Clean-Up
Replies: 6
Views: 464

Turn Signals Switches Clean-Up

I was having a lot of issues with my turn signals behavior. Not picking up correctly and not staying on for long among others. For a while I thought that the self cancelling unit was bad but based on advice from this forum, I decided to first clean the switches. It did not solved my issue as it turn...
by Elmobile
Wed May 13, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1224

Re: turn signal blub

Bummer... That is disappointing!
Well above my electrical pay grade to even try to make sense of it. I am okay with plug and play but that is about it :D

May be someone could shed some lights on this? Wonder how it works on the 1800? It supposed to be made for them...
by Elmobile
Tue May 12, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1224

Re: turn signal blub

DarthJ, This is the reply I received from Gary at Cycle Max: Thanks for asking. Unfortunately, I don’t know the answer to your question. We don’t have a GL1500 here to test one on. So, if you get one and find that it works for the 4 ways, please let me know and I will update my description for other...
by Elmobile
Mon May 11, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1224

Re: turn signal blub

Very good point DarthJ, Just wondering if any one has already done it? I contacted Gary at Cycle Max Who could not answer if the relay SCMGL88T1 would work for the hazards lights. I also contacted Admore Lighting but apparently they do not realized that this relay works for the turn signals. They sa...
by Elmobile
Sat May 09, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tulsa no more... Well only half
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Tulsa no more... Well only half

Looking nice.
I like the idea of the black vinyl covering the dash area. I'll get a piece as soon as the wrapping shop in town open again...
by Elmobile
Sat May 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tulsa no more... Well only half
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Tulsa no more... Well only half

A few days ago I was reading a post from "thebruce", https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=56134&sid=c760fa527065a76e101cbb82f411e613#p332928, which reminded me of my last run under a misty rain at dusk. That evening I decided that my Tulsa windshield had to go. I have the Madstad on my...
by Elmobile
Fri May 08, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 1364

Re: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild

Zackzuro, I am afraid that Dingdong has a more than valid point. I have a 1990 with 177000 kms which sat for about 10 years that I know of and I have been going through this process for the past 3 years, one step at a time... I rebuilt the front fork first (it was leaking) including the bushings, al...
by Elmobile
Thu May 07, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 1364

Re: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild

I know we are talking carburetors but... I would be willing to guess that the timing belts are original. Unless you know for sure that the PO did replaced them, you should put them on your list before cranking this engine again. Just saying :D 1900 miles, must be in mint condition. Should post some ...
by Elmobile
Tue May 05, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal blub
Replies: 31
Views: 1224

Re: turn signal blub

Indeed they do... Thanks for the tip. I have it on mu wish list...
www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/vip_led_tu ... 120/447133
LED Turn Signal Flasher (SCMGL88T1)