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by Elmobile
Sun Oct 11, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Honda GL 1500 Blackwing Fork Brace

I did get a set in March 2017. I had raised the issues of the incorrect bolts (Standard vs Metric) in an earlier post: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=51255&p=300577#p300577 I did not get an answer as well. The bolts provided are definitely standard... I manage to get some M8 from...
by Elmobile
Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal auto cancel
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: turn signal auto cancel

This is what I did when my turn signal cancelling module gave up: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=343572#p343572 It has work well for me. The only problem is that to cancel the signal lights, you have to push the lever back to center instead of pushing on it. However even with my wint...
by Elmobile
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Damage
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Valve Cover Damage

In my case there is just a crack in the cover. No where for anything to get into and bond to. I ended up putting a piece of aluminum tape to replace the duct tape... It is holding very well. I should be able to finish the riding season like that and it is on my winter list. I will have it welded. Ch...
by Elmobile
Wed Oct 07, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb hose T joint
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Carb hose T joint

Yes this is the way it should be... unless you have a California emission bike.
Does not make too much sense to me but...?
If someone has a rational explanation for it, I would love to hear about it!

Cheers.
by Elmobile
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 750

Re: Intermittent vibration

It was mentioned earlier but head bearings correctly torqued with no dead spot in the center...
by Elmobile
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Faulty Connectors
Replies: 21
Views: 530

Re: Replacing Faulty Connectors

Would you know where to buy those tools?
by Elmobile
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Cardboard Test Result
Replies: 2
Views: 126

Re: Another Cardboard Test Result

I run into this problem where the seals were missing on either side of the air filter. I put the K&N the PO had before back on and the cardboard test worked as it should. A combination of the green hose and air filter seals missing would let it breathes enough for this test... On a side note, with t...
by Elmobile
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Change the coolant temperature sensor
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: GL 1500 Change the coolant temperature sensor

Correction: My mistake... :oops: The sensor you pointed at is the one for the gauge. The one on the right manifold is the engine temperature sensor feeding the ECU. The one on the radiator is the thermostatic switch for the fans... To remove the connector, there is a little tab on the top which need...
by Elmobile
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Change the coolant temperature sensor
Replies: 12
Views: 317

Re: GL 1500 Change the coolant temperature sensor

The temperature sensor for the gauge is not the one of your pics... This one feeds the ECU.
The one for the gauge is located on the bottom of the left radiator... Easy access. lot easier than the one you are wanted to remove.
by Elmobile
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 750

Re: Intermittent vibration

Which is why I use beads exclusively now on my bikes instead to have them balanced... I have some aggressive tread on my Vstrom (80/20) and while noisy at speed not even the slightest sign of vibrations from them. I took the bike to track day with those tires up to 160 kms/h (100 miles/h) and no iss...
by Elmobile
Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Damage
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Head Cover Damage

Thanks for the comments. I had second thought about the silicone for that reason. There is nothing for the silicone to get into anyway. There is an older gentleman not far from my place who has been welding all his life. He has already repaired some crank case so I'll go to him when I get the cover ...
by Elmobile
Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Damage
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Re: Head Cover Damage

I like that Charlie,
I am not sure that you would see any light through in my case but I will check it out when I have the cover out. Silicone would not any damage inside if it was to break free. JB Weld being a hard material once it set, would worry me.
Thanks for the advice.
by Elmobile
Sun Sep 06, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Damage
Replies: 14
Views: 672

Valve Cover Damage

A few weeks ago my 1990 SE started to develop an oil leak on the right side. Actually very small, just a few drops on my boot but could not see any change on the oil level... After a WTF moment, it seems to come from either the rear cover or some of the bolt keeping the head cover in place. I got a ...
by Elmobile
Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire plug question.
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Tire plug question.

The fact that it took a bit of work getting rasp tool in and out freely is a very good thing. Now you know that the hole is the right size for your plug...

Have a safe ride home!
by Elmobile
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire plug question.
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Tire plug question.

I would follow the instruction. You have to ream the hole with a "file" (Not sure what the proper technical word is for it). If the hole is small enough that you can clean it with this tool (Should be part of the kit), you will feel if it does, then 1 string is enough. IMPO...
by Elmobile
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: air deflectors
Replies: 12
Views: 921

Re: air deflectors

I cut mine down to about 20" as I could stand bumping into it and not able to see where I was going when it rains...
It was going to be a temporary solution for this summer but it's turning out to be just about right for me. I think it is going to stay like that for a while...
by Elmobile
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire plug question.
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Tire plug question.

Bias tires are more tolerant to this kind of repair than radial. Good advice from Crystolpistol to potentially "save" the tire once you make it home, if there is lots of life left in it...
Back road, easy cruising speed should be fine.
Make sure it holds pressure for a while before doing any riding...
by Elmobile
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Beating an old Horse
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Beating an old Horse

Thanks for the reply... I totally agree with the smiles per gallon. I am really enjoying riding with the sidecar on the twisty coastal roads of Nova Scotia! I think I am going to stop worrying about my mileage and accept the fact that my rig is running as it should. Now I have to figure out how to i...
by Elmobile
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How low is low MPG?
Replies: 25
Views: 1039

Re: How low is low MPG?

I put the K&N air filter back in properly cleaned and relubed. I just got the seals for the head cover so I will start by replacing the one for the rear cover has it looks like my oil is leaking. Very small leak but I want it fix before going for longer ride. With the OEM filter you have to use a se...
by Elmobile
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Beating an old Horse
Replies: 9
Views: 391

Re: Beating an old Horse

aj1500,
I have a Austone taxi tire on my 1990 / CSC FIII which is longer than the stock one. Happy with the tire but my mileage is about 29 miles/G and gets worse on highway at 60 65 miles/hours...
What mileage do you get with your rig? Just curious...
by Elmobile
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My fuel guage is a liar.
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: My fuel guage is a liar.

PS:
Before removing the fuel pump plate... Drain your tank :shock:
by Elmobile
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My fuel guage is a liar.
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: My fuel guage is a liar.

This one goes on my winter list for sure... A freebie $ wise and I second your logic.
Would hate running out of fuel with my sidecar :D
Then I may remove the spare jug I do keep with me...
by Elmobile
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Has a new timing belt improved your gas mileage.
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: Has a new timing belt improved your gas mileage.

Did not help on mine and I don't see why it would...
Rebuilding the carbs and having them synchronized did help.
I am getting 29 miles/Gal with a CSC Friendship III sidecar.
by Elmobile
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire plug question.
Replies: 17
Views: 512

Re: Tire plug question.

After working for a french tires manufacturer for 35 years +: EMERGENCY only. Reduced speed just in case. Back road if possible. Highways are too fast, too much heat build up...
Not sure where the plug needs to go, there is limits as to where it can be done...
Do you have a radial or traditional tire?
by Elmobile
Tue Aug 25, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 750

Re: Intermittent vibration

Myself I would be heading for the heat shield around / behind the exhaust pipes. The tabs which keep them in place tends to break over time and the heat shield will make a vibrating noise. Mine probably do but I replaced the original mufflers with a set from an Harley... No more "vibration" noise to...