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by Rednaxs60
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Thanks for the video post. Viewed all these videos before, I'm going to be just as fast as the Honda factory, not. The factory does make it look easy. Have been looking at the special tool(s) needed to put the engine together. Going to be a good project once it gets going.
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Riding the 1500 for the summer and probably into next year but parts sourcing and purchase is well underway. Have received the new u-joint, water pump, Randakk's carb kits. Took list of bearings into a local supplier for a cost estimate. The two shifter forks are in the post from New Zealand, probab...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jul 13, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb cleaning and rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Carb cleaning and rebuild

I checked the price for the vacuum piston at a dealer here in Victoria. Quoted me over $200.00 each. Found an aftermarket offshore one for $50.00 delivered, timeline don't know. Here's the ebay site:https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vacuum-Piston-Carburetor-Membrane-For-Honda-GL1500SE-1992-2000-93-94-95-96-97...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: fastest goldwing.
Replies: 15
Views: 4768

Re: fastest goldwing.

Had my 1200 and 1500 out at the same time 2 weeks ago. I instructed the fellow riding my 1200 to shift 3000 RPM or better, and to stay above 2700 RPM regardless of gear. We had a bit of a run off a stop light on the local 4 lane highway. I shifted the 1500 at around 5200 RPM and could not lose the ...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

C-19 is my short form for the corona virus - too long to always type out, and because of C-19 I brought all my projects forward to keep busy. This way I'm spending money that I will get to enjoy, not to sell and let someone else enjoy. bellboy40 - had a quick look at the web site. Will look at it mo...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Time for an update. Have been perusing the parts fiche to ensure I identify as many parts/pieces needed. Have put prices against the items I've identified and looks like I'm in for a $2,000.00 CDN parts bill. The unknowns are the journal and con rod bearings, piston rings, and whether the heads and ...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Worked fairly well, learning how to use it to best advantage.
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Thanks for the comments, actually looking forward to tackling the 1500 engine, but first, it's finish the '85 Limited Edition engine rebuild and painting. Had to finish the last bit of painting on the 1500. If I work at a good pace, and take time out to ride and such, could be getting to this engine...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Gear noise at idle....on the early 1500 engines there was the noted 3-4 gear problem. It would seem to always start as noise at idle and get progressively worse. Running would pop out of 3rd gear try to get into 4th. Problem was fixed in older bikes with better parts in the forks and gear selectors...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Last set of pictures:






I think that is enough. She shows well in the sun or shade. It was a great experience. Thanks for coming along for the ride. Now to get to the 1200. Would like to have it done by end September, engine and a fresh coat of paint.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Very nice colour. Bike is back together, cleaned up and I took some final pictures. I'm pleased with the result, new fresh look. The white/silver and chrome accent contrast is very nice. Good thing now is that if the lower heat protectors get dinged, whatever, take off, a quick sand, paint and put b...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 1376

Re: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild

Watching with interest. Going to get at mine this fall/winter.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild
Replies: 26
Views: 1376

Re: Gl1500 Carb Rebuild

Watching with interest. Going to get at mine this fall/winter.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Set of Heat Protectors and Engine Covers
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Set of Heat Protectors and Engine Covers

Have replaced the heat protectors and engine side covers on my 1500. Have a full set of chrome heat protectors and side covers for sale. I'm thinking $50.00 USD and shipping (CDN). Here's a pic: Set of Heat Protectors.jpg Took a couple of hours to get the exhaust protector out from behind the side s...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Finished putting the heat shields on this morning. Had to modify the one at the shifter because of the shifter brace install: Shifter Mod.jpg Took some 45 minutes to cut the metal away because I was using a hacksaw blade without the hacksaw frame. Damn blade is flexible and would bind quite often. H...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Perusing the parts fiche to list what I might need for the rebuild. Have to weigh the cost benefit of each item regarding package deals such as gasket set. The gasket set(s) I've found come from the UK about $250.00 CDN plus $50.00 Shipping. Will be taking a list to my local dealer and ask for price...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Been raining all day. Good day to replace the heat protectors. Nothing is ever a direct swap, a little jostling is always required. Had the opportunity to use the bike lift. It is very nice not having to work on a cement floor. On the left side of the bike there are three heat protectors, two are ea...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Good day today. Picked up the paint, a light metal flake silver - $23.00 CDN to do this painting, very inexpensive. Much easier and faster with this 2 part paint scheme. The small inexpensive spray guns, $20.00 CDN, worked well with the metal flake and clear coat. After some shopping and visiting So...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

No worries. This forum is also about having fun. Did you do a thread on your engine rebuild? Would like to read it if you did, always learn something from others. I've listened to a few 1500s and have not heard the same noise. Could be something else, won't know until I get into the engine. Hadn't d...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Thanks for the comment. Interesting you mention this. There are a lot of restoration threads, and restorations being done on the earlier 1000/1100/1200 GWs, but not on the 1500 - 1800 is still too young. There is one thread, https://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=51412 by Pedrotq, and he...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Continuing with sourcing parts and prices for the rebuild that includes the carbs. Oil seals and carb boots (carb to intake manifold) are reasonably priced and will order local. Have a list of dowels and collars that I will get as just in case spares. The vacuum piston for the carbs are another stor...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Have been looking at the parts fiche to get a sense of what may be required for the engine rebuild. Have a listing of bearings, o-rings, collars, dowel pins and oil seals. Have checked and most of the bearings are commercially available. Oil seals will require a bit more research. Have thought about...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Re: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Have made the decision to rebuild the 1500 engine and to do this hopefully before next summer, but more realistically fall of 2021. C-19 could help with moving this project up to this fall/winter. Not a lot of information on the various forums regarding 1500 engine rebuilds. Found one YouTube video,...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding GL1500 Engine
Replies: 22
Views: 537

Rebuilding GL1500 Engine

Have been keeping this thread over on the Classic forum as it is time consuming to keep two threads going. I think it will be a worthwhile endeavour over here as well. It's going to be a lot of work, but I think with what I have done to the bike mechanically and cosmetically, it's the only way to pr...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Have made some progress in getting to the finish line on this project. Have been discussing the project with my paint guy, should have the silver metal flake on Thursday. He keeps running out of the base paint stock. Used a grey scrubby on the parts/pieces this afternoon and applied the epoxy primer...