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by Elmobile
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belts
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: Timing Belts

Bought mine on Amazon.ca made by Gates for $30.62 each Canadian, bien sur ;)

On Amazon, it will say where they come from, supplier... My search was for "Gates T275" and they are still available by the look of things...

Bonne chance!
by Elmobile
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP! - 92 to 94 GWE [A] carbies
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: HELP! - 92 to 94 GWE [A] carbies

Thanks for the reminder... I have already check the actuator and it seems to work. I will had checking the hot air control valve to my winter list... I am planning on replacing the "O" rings on the cross over tube and check the engine temperature sensor on the right intake/cooling tube anyway. What ...
by Elmobile
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HELP! - 92 to 94 GWE [A] carbies
Replies: 4
Views: 228

Re: HELP! - 92 to 94 GWE [A] carbies

That is correct. I replaced my 1990 carbs with a set of 1996. The only differences from a piping point of view was this pick up for the IAT valve. On the 1990, and likely on the 1988, this pick up is located on the left manifold. This hose should be connected to either one of those points and the on...
by Elmobile
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Carburetor help!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Need Carburetor help!!!!

If you go for new needle valves, you will need a "special" tool to get to them. A reduced 10 mm wrench. Below a pic of my home made one... IMG_0637.JPG Also don't forget the small filter above the needle seat. They should come with them when you remove them. However one of mine stay stuck in there! ...
by Elmobile
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Carburetor help!!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 691

Re: Need Carburetor help!!!!

Randall’s is the kit I used to rebuild mines. Not cheap but very high quality. The needle valves are not included but they usually don’t need to be replaced. If needed, get an OEM set. A lot of good information on his site as well.
by Elmobile
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Full throttle performance
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Full throttle performance

Thank you for all the comments. Sorry for not following up sooner. Right now I am getting my tractor ready for the winter... Denverwinger, your description on the bike behavior in 5th is what I would expect even with my sidecar... And it is not what's happening. AZgl1800, your comments gave me reass...
by Elmobile
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Full throttle performance
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Full throttle performance

Agreed, the bike is running rich. Even the muffler tail are getting cover in black soot. That would be my basic question... I am use to down shift when needed and realize that with the sidecar you need to use your gear box. Here I am talking like no response from the engine, nothing! 1/2 throttle to...
by Elmobile
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Full throttle performance
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Full throttle performance

Well, my brake issue is resolved, My coolant leak is under control, Now to what I hope will my last problem, at least for the next while... I have what feels like a lack of power when I open the throttle wide open in 5th gear. I have never ridden a GL1500 before but when I am mid throttle, about 250...
by Elmobile
Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery coolant leak
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Mystery coolant leak

Punwinger, Interesting that you mention the bike sitting against the side stand. Normally my bike sits straight up as there is a sidecar holding it. When this happened, I had removed it to work on the rear master cylinder and it was on the side stand... Terryt, I can see how it would "dry out" when ...
by Elmobile
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery coolant leak
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: Mystery coolant leak

Good suggestions. I will replace the collars at the pump. They are easy to get at and I saw some nice high pressure clamp at Canadian Tire which will fit nicely. As for the hose at the cross over, it is quite possible. I rebuilt the carbs and reused the OEM clamps. However I checked again today and ...
by Elmobile
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Mystery coolant leak
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Mystery coolant leak

Since I own this bike, a 1990 1500 SE with 180K kms, I had a small coolant leak showing off from time to time. Because of a brake issue, I had to leave the bike sitting in the shop for about 2 weeks. When I got back to it, I look under and it was completely dry, NO LEAK! I do my work on the rear mas...
by Elmobile
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Rear Brake Issue

Well I think this will be the closing update for this problem. Indeed the relief hole was not opening, not at all for some incorrect part but for my own mistake when I rebuilt the master cylinder. Interestingly enough, neither my official maintenance book nor my Clymer show how to put it back togeth...
by Elmobile
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Rear Brake Issue

Small update to my brake problem... This really bother me as you can imagine! I was sorting through my invoices and found the one for the rear master cylinder kit. It is indeed an OEM kit, part # 43520-MG9-305. So I will take it apart again but I doubt very much that the piston would be too long. As...
by Elmobile
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil being thinned by fuel?
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Oil being thinned by fuel?

You may also want to check the level in your clutch master cylinder. Small amount of DOT 4 fluid can drip in your transmission if the O ring in the slave clutch cylinder starts to fail. It is a known cause of failure which can have nasty consequences for your transmission...
Cheers.
by Elmobile
Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Rear Brake Issue

Thank you for your comments, Terry, The heat protector plates are all in place and I have disconnected the front and rear brakes. The bike is committed to the sidecar hence why the 2 front discs now work together. Sadano, Agreed, the jelly like stuff that I found is more than likely water contaminat...
by Elmobile
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Issue
Replies: 8
Views: 582

Re: Rear Brake Issue

Well here I am with the same issue. This time I took the rear master cylinder apart again for another in depth cleaning. Needless to say that the relief hole is clear and clean. Below is a picture of what I found when I remove the plastic connector of the top of the master cylinder where the hose fr...
by Elmobile
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wind noise and buffeting
Replies: 17
Views: 1027

Re: Wind noise and buffeting

Looks like the Madstad offered on Cyclemax site is for the shield only? What about the frame which need to go with it if you start from scratch?

Thanks.
by Elmobile
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse Solenoid Location
Replies: 5
Views: 387

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: 487

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: 487

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: 487

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: 223

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: 124

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: 487

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: 487

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...