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by Elmobile
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse Solenoid Location
Replies: 5
Views: 356

Re: Reverse Solenoid Location

Alteva8,
Not directly to this post but could you elaborate how you managed to get to the rear master cylinder WITHOUT removing the muffler and manifold.
I have pressure building up in the brake lines and need to access the pressure relief hole...
Would love to hear more about it!
by Elmobile
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Rear Brake Issue

Well the battery tray is out of the way but still no luck to reach the screw to be able to remove the cover holding the reservoir tube on the top of the master cylinder or the pressure relief hole which is located right under it... So before I go ahead and remove the exhaust system including one of ...
by Elmobile
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Rear Brake Issue

Indeed that is where I am now. I am quite sure that I did clean it when I rebuild the master but the project has been on stand by for a while and some crud may have got back in the system. The master is loose now and I am about to remove saddle and battery tray to gain access to the top of the reser...
by Elmobile
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Rear Brake Issue

Correct it could be but I checked it when I remove the master cylinder and it is not the case... I did not follow the Honda procedure but I recorded the length when I first took it apart and just set it up as it was. Now I have to get the master apart again and see what's happening inside... Will up...
by Elmobile
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: rear suspension

Maximum as per owner manual is 57psi with the rear wheel off the ground. That is what I run with my CSC Friendship III. I lifted the rear wheel, put max pressure, settled it down and checked the pressure fully loaded. I guess I will have to do it again 'cause can't remember what the number is. But t...
by Elmobile
Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 rear caliper
Replies: 2
Views: 118

Re: 1500 rear caliper

Put some grease around the base of the bleed screw to seal it. The small air bubbles are more than likely not coming from the line.
by Elmobile
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Re: Rear Brake Issue

Yes I am afraid that I had reached the same conclusion... The system has to be sealed to build up pressure like that! I thoroughly clean the master for what you can get at, but the pressure valve is not accessible. Probably where it comes from. Any ideas how to get rid of this crud without having to...
by Elmobile
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 472

Rear Brake Issue

I need some help trying to figure out why my rear brake I seizing up. The bike is a 1990 GL1500 SE. I have rebuilt the master cylinder, replaced the steel line with SS line, rebuilt the caliper. The caliper has new OEM seals and pistons. The pins are greased and it is free to slide side way as it sh...
by Elmobile
Fri May 31, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped

Too bad. I was hoping for just a minute... :D Thanks for letting us know. Just so you know...Be careful when you put your carbs back in. I have a hose right in front of the left mixture screw which prevent me from doing the fine tuning! I will have to go back in and see which one it is. For now they...
by Elmobile
Wed May 29, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped

Napa having metric fine tread inserts... PLEASE, let me know what the reference number is; if they do have them. I did use the new set of pilot screws on the replacement carbs that I had ordered when I was looking into fixing the damaged carb body. I wouldn't mind fixing my old carburators. Cheers. ...
by Elmobile
Wed May 29, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped
Replies: 6
Views: 254

Re: 95 gl1500 pilot screw stripped

Recently happened to me. The seal inside gets stuck to the body of the carb.
I replaced the carbs. Rebuilt with Randakks kit. I am not at home but if you'd like I can get you the eBay link for where I got them later...
by Elmobile
Tue May 21, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Contact for Blackwing Eng.
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: Contact for Blackwing Eng.

Thanks to all for the suggestions. I could find just one link for the proper bolts where the distributors is located in France. I have someone there checking it out. Curious to see if it will come to something. My alternate plan is to go to M8 bolts with fine tread which happens to be 1mm as well. I...
by Elmobile
Tue May 21, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Custom Seat
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Re: Custom Seat

Bluthundr31,
Had to check right away... but no such luck.
How many time did I remove this seat and never noticed the "pouch"! Indeed a god place to hide a spare key...

Any recommendation for a good seat cover?
by Elmobile
Tue May 21, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Contact for Blackwing Eng.
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Contact for Blackwing Eng.

Does anyone knows how to get in touch with Blackwing engineering. They manufacture the fork brace recommended on this forum. I left a Messenger message on their Facebook site. I also left a message on the Ebay address (605teresalziegler) where I purchased my brace. No reply yet after a couple of wee...
by Elmobile
Tue May 21, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Custom Seat
Replies: 5
Views: 242

Custom Seat

Could some one tell what is this seat?
Reason I ask is because it is in good shape and I'd like mo keep it this way. I would like to get a good rain cover for it.
Any suggestions?


Cheers...
by Elmobile
Wed May 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire excess wear
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: Rear tire excess wear

Just wanted to point out that most manufacturers recommend a 10 years life span based on the DOT date. Service life from the time the tire is mounted on a rim, is anywhere from 5 to 6 years. Check the manufacturer web site and you should find the correct info for your tire. There is 2 main factors a...
by Elmobile
Tue May 14, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire excess wear
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: Rear tire excess wear

The noise comes from uneven wear of the tire. The Elite 3 is known for cupping at your mileage. 3 oz of bead will help a lot with this kind of wears...
I would have put an Avon but instead when to Austone on my rig.
by Elmobile
Tue May 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear tire imbalance
Replies: 12
Views: 569

Re: rear tire imbalance

Same as Bellboy: 2 oz in front, 3 oz in rear... Depending how for off balance the tire is 2 oz may not be enough!
by Elmobile
Tue May 14, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?

Reading your post again. Rambozo is correct. Your issue may be related to the throttle cables rather than the choke. Easiest way to check that the throttle return to idle would be to see if the idle adjustment located next to your gas fill up does respond. If you can do more than 1/2 turn counter cl...
by Elmobile
Tue May 14, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?
Replies: 16
Views: 887

Re: 89 GL1500 choke stuck on?

The pictures are from the 1996 carbs that I just rebuilt (Randakk's kit). They went on my 1990 SE. Your 1989 carbs should be the same as far as the choke linkages work. It is basically a push / pull cable taking care of the opening / closing of the choke (Hook up shown in green circle). So the cable...
by Elmobile
Mon May 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Rear Brake Issue

I started talking about my rear brake ceasing in the "88 GL500 sticking clutch" post. Well my rear brake is still ceasing... I have a sidecar attached to my 1500SE and I just recently completed some work started over a year ago. I coupled the 2 front disks caliper to the front master cylinder. I reb...
by Elmobile
Mon May 13, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

I can confirm that my shifting significantly improved by setting the oil level as per the oil stick. I put a bit more mileage on it and will change the oil.
I am still having an issue with the rear brake but will open another tread to address it...

Thanks again for the valuable input.
by Elmobile
Thu May 09, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

Good idea. Will make a scrapper out of electrical wire. #10 or #12. Regular Seafoam will do. The label state that it can be used in transmission. 30 ml per litre of oil or 120ml for the GL. Wing admin suggested a complete can. I only put half. Putting the level as per the oil stick, positively impro...
by Elmobile
Thu May 09, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

Will do. Let you know if that does it when i am done...

Brass hook? Where am I going to find that in my neck of the wood! :shock:
by Elmobile
Thu May 09, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch
Replies: 21
Views: 687

Re: 88 GL1500 sticking clutch

Thanks Virgil,
I am good for the fluid. First thing I did when I got the bike and I just rebuilt the master and replaced the lines. Can’t say that I did the best job on the rear caliper. I start with it and see what happened.