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by Rednaxs60
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Thanks for the info. Will use the alternative emblems. Been a long slog as well, but the end is in sight. Did some filler today, 3 pieces will need to be sanded and primed tomorrow - brought these pieces in for the night to help the curing process. Wet sanded all other parts with 600 grit - these wi...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Got a good start this morning. Finished all the sanding and got ready for primer - only got one coat of primer on the last pieces. These pieces are good to go, no repairs that need filling so one coat should be good. I have 2 4X8 tables setup for priming the last pieces, and it is very tight for spa...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Was browsing the how to articles and found some regarding installing LED light strips in the saddlebag and trunk marker lights. The saddlebag and trunk marker lights are the small push in type: Trunk side marker bulb.jpg Finding these will be a project in itself. I had a few minutes to spare yesterd...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Yesterday was a good day. It ended up being a clean and repair day. Started with cleaning the fairing, and in doing so, found a lot of cracks and missing pieces that had to be fixed. Here are some of the pics of cracks and damage: Fairing Crack 2.jpg Fairing Crack at right side pocket.jpg Most of th...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Been thinking about what to do in the areas that I removed the chrome passenger kick plates from. Looks like there are three products out there to be considered; ceramic paint coating, vinyl wrap and paint protection film (PPF). All do the same job, but depending on your application, mine being to p...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Another full day. Got started around 0930. Took the front fairing off - a lot lighter than the one on the 1200, now have a naked GW: Naked Goldwing.jpg Parked the bike out around the side of the house, a lot lighter to move around. It'll be there until about Wednesday. Spent the rest of the day sand...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Another good day and one closer to getting to painting. Fixing blemishes, sanding, removing parts from the rear bags and truck - always something more to take off. Got the plastic chrome trim off the saddlebags and rear parts. Started by using the fishing wire with a bit of heat. Was taking forever....
by Rednaxs60
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Talked to my brother this morning and discussed the front fairing. Two choices, leave on or remove. I know I've mentioned leaving it on, but have to be extremely certain that all is masked off well, having to deal with securing bolts and such, as well as being a contortionist to get at some of the s...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Had to do a run into my fastener place to determine if some shoulder screws, washers and such were available. Some were, but more research has to be done. Also picked up my early b'day present. Another spray gun, yes I know, overkill, but not spending money on restaurants and such so I can buy a cou...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Prepping for Summer 2020 - Painting Plastic and Body Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Prepping for Summer 2020 - Painting Plastic and Body Panel

Thank you. Only getting started. My other thread: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=55793 is more detailed and describes what I am doing to the entire bike. Hopefully get to painting this weekend. Trying to get all the repairs done and parts prepped. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 36
Views: 1750

Re: Clear coating small area

I finally accepted that I was NEVER going to get where I hoped to be on this project a month ago. I found a trunk lid on Ebay that we reasonably priced and ordered it. It should be here on Thursday. Sorry to hear. You were doing such a good job. Oldwing1100 did a good job as well. Have started my C...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Another good day. Going to let the ABS repairs sit for a couple of days. Have some little ones attended to. One of the securing holes for the side chrome was quite cracked: Crack on Saddlebag - 1.jpg Used the dremel and sanded a larger area and applied ABS cement: Trunk rack hole fix.jpg Thinking th...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Dash meter reads 13+ volts/ bat not charging
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Dash meter reads 13+ volts/ bat not charging

Agree with the above and what CrystalPistol mentioned - not a good practice. The red/white wires from the RR are joined together just after these disappear into the wiring harness, hence the one red/white wire at the starter solenoid. The red wire from the starter solenoid that is commonly associate...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 Saddlebag and Side Panel Kick Plates
Replies: 1
Views: 61

GL1500 Saddlebag and Side Panel Kick Plates

Took them off my 1500 to paint the bike. Will not be installing these after the fact. Normal wear, don't know how long installed, there when I bought the bike. These are the chrome ones, not the plastic chrome. Pics: Chrome side pieces.jpg Chrome Kick Plates.jpg Free for the asking just pay shipping...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Picked up the paint and supplies this morning. Took one of the panels I had already prepped and it was mentioned that there were some dips where I had to sand a bit more than the rest of the panel: Side Panel Prepped.jpg The spots that are sanded below the clear coat are spots where the adhesive pad...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Greetings from a newbie 1985 GL1200A
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Greetings from a newbie 1985 GL1200A

Mentioning painting the bike is a project I have embarked on with my 1500. Depending on the outcome, my 1200 may be in need of a fresh coat of paint as well. You will be dealing with ABS, easy to repair and paint. Not as much plastic on the 1200, but enough. It will sure spruce up the old girl. Seem...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Mar 30, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2015 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: 2015 Questions

Had an '08 1800. I'm 6'2" with long arms, and had the seat adjusted for me at Rich's Custom Seats in Kingston, Washington State. With the original seating position, I was getting "pinched" between the shoulder blades and nothing I did changed this. Took the bike in, he moved me back 2" and up 2", pr...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Thanks for the info. One of the PO did see a problem and glued 1/8 inch pieces of ABS to the rear mounts: Trunk Lid Reinforced.jpg Should have done it to the front area as well. I think I will reinforce this area using 1/8 inch ABS. It was a good day. Had a plan regarding what would be done when; ho...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

Have a lot of cracks in the top coat to fix. Thinking I'll use a dremel tool, "V" the cracks and fill with ABS cement. If the cracks aren't fixed will show through the new paint job. Here are a few of the cracks that need to be fixed: Crack on Trunk.jpg Crack on Saddlebag - 2.jpg Crack on Saddlebag ...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Greetings from a newbie 1985 GL1200A
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Greetings from a newbie 1985 GL1200A

Welcome and nice find. Don't be discouraged - centre stand failure - not common from my reading. If you are handy, like to do a lot of internet looking, you can probably get away with a $1500.00 USD fix (maybe less) and on the road. Lots more choices down there than up here in Canada. Change out all...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Re: Painting the 1500

There are only three emblems to be concerned with. The 20th anniversary logo on the trunk, SE (Special Edition) on left saddlebag, and HONDA on the right saddlebag: 1500 - 6.JPG To take the SE and HONDA emblems off I used Goof Off to loosen the glue and warmed the emblems with the heat gun: Goof Off...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 18
Views: 709

Painting the 1500

Decided to start a new thread specifically about the painting of the 1500, repairs, prepping, painting and final product. Looked at the bike yesterday to determine how items come apart. have a good handle on this. The paint project will be done in stages. 1. First will be prep and repairs to cracks ...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Prepping for Summer 2020 - Painting Plastic and Body Panel
Replies: 11
Views: 808

Re: Prepping for Summer 2020 - Painting Plastic and Body Panel

Thank you. Going to start a new thread because I am going to paint the entire bike. Here's the link:viewtopic.php?f=6&t=55793 Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting ABS - 1500
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Painting ABS - 1500

Have ordered the paint for the bike and should pick it up early this coming week. Having a colour mixed that will be closer to the original blue for the trim pieces. Don't have a lot of emblems chrome to remove and will start on these this weekend. There are chrome pieces on the lower side panels an...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid-19 quarantine
Replies: 20
Views: 634

Re: Covid-19 quarantine

I'm using this time to get at work/projects that I have wanted to do for some time. These always get put on the back burner when able to ride freely. No fun riding right now as everything is pretty much closed, no washroom facilities available, but gas is. I'm calling this my C-19 to do list time - ...