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by Rednaxs60
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Not a day for bike work, but did get a few minutes in this early evening. Readjusted the shifter position, did not like where I had it. Also took less time to take the side cover and shifter extension shaft out. First time round always takes a bit longer. Looked at the new and old fork springs. Chec...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

I installed a new fuel filter on my 94, I bought it 3 years ago and hadn't replaced it. I think it was the original fuel filter, pictures attached.20180808_132922.jpg20180808_133113.jpg I think it would created some problems in the near future. tcryder Just changed the fuel filter on my '95 1500 an...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

More work today. New fuel filter installed. decided to cut the old one in half to see what it looks like: Old Fuel Filter - 2.jpg Looks likes the filter was doing what it is designed to do; however, don't believe it has been changed in a while as I was told. Installed the shifter brace and new shift...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: At what point?????
Replies: 13
Views: 225

Re: At what point?????

OK folks. I am beyond upset with myself at the moment. I thought I got a decent deal on a 1986 GL1200I that was only “requiring minor work”. I was able to dig into the bike a little bit today. I was initially told that the start solenoid was bad. So I pulled the left side cover off and had a look. ...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

When I sold my second '85 LTD, I listed everything I did to the bike because it would help in selling the bike more quickly, and to me it's full disclosure. My 1500 has some good upgrades and I'm not thinking about the lighting. I would have thought that the PO would have informed me of these. Here'...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: removing linked brake system
Replies: 15
Views: 794

Re: removing linked brake system

We do a lot of things that cannot be construed as changing the design and certification of our bikes. We also install and use our bikes with items that could be construed as circumventing the design and certification of our bikes such as using a CT on the rear, towing trailers and exceeding the GVW ...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Looking for a CT for my 1500. Can get the Austone 175R16 out of Ontario for $224.00. Checked the difference between this and a US purchase and with exchange about $10.00 difference, but haven't added duty/taxes/shipping. Will be on the shopping list before next year. The company is out of Hawkesbury...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Manual Switch for Radiator Fans?
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Manual Switch for Radiator Fans?

Looking at a 87 Aspencade to purchase. Seller showed me a rocker switch on upper right part of inner fairing, used to turn radiator fans on and off. Given that I've always (and only) seen thermostatically controlled fan switches, why would someone have done this? Gives me an uncomfortable feeling t...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear Indicator and Cruise Control
Replies: 2
Views: 84

Re: Gear Indicator and Cruise Control

I'll start the madness considering that I own one of these '85 LTD. From my perusing of the forums, it is recommended to only use the Honda gasket for the transmission/water pp cover because of the close tolerances in this area. Was the gasket an aftermarket or original Honda gasket? It appears to m...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Shifter Brace showed up from Cyclemax today with shifter oil seal. Expected something a bit larger, but as long as it does the job. Picking up air filters and the front fork kits as well this week. Should have the fork springs and new air shocks by end week as well. Next week will be installing all ...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lcd displays under autovolume controls
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Lcd displays under autovolume controls

Looked around, but could not find a similar install. This is the Honda CB unit on my '85 LTD:


by Rednaxs60
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork air pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Front fork air pressure

Checked mine as well. No air valves. Here are the pics:




by Rednaxs60
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork air pressure
Replies: 12
Views: 302

Re: Front fork air pressure

My '97 doesn't have air valves I can find...wish it did. Under the black fork caps are just giant hex plugs, with no Schrader valves. I'd love to firm it up a bit without having to replace the front springs. I'm wondering if anyone has ever tried drilling the plugs for Schraders...? Or possibly rep...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Would it be impossible to learn this as my first motorcycle?
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Would it be impossible to learn this as my first motorcycle?

Agree with all the above. To lower your profile on the bike, I would recommend taking some 2" of foam out of the seat. There is a lot of padding there and removing this amount would not affect your ride comfort. Backing these 1200s is as mentioned a PITA if in the wrong way unless you have a mobile ...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Yes, I had read about the 1500 liking fuel, and that going past 3000 RPM was an approximate magic number. This is one reason why I like fuel injection. Too bad, as has been commented in several threads, that Honda never put FI on the 1500. I am looking forward to next spring when I have the 1200 hea...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Just back from a short ride up island of some 300 Kms or so and thought I'd do some pontificating on the 1500. Thinking back to my ex-1800 and how I used to get pinched between the shoulder blades and how close my knees were to the front fairing, I'm pleasantly pleased that the 1500 straight off the...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Would it be impossible to learn this as my first motorcycle?
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Would it be impossible to learn this as my first motorcycle?

themainviking has a good insight into this. Take a course, one that provides the bike (even if you have a licence) - makes it easier to go through the licencing process, and gives you an indication of what skills you should practice on the 1200. Once you are through this, and have the 1200 on the ro...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Suspension
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Progressive Suspension

Did some more perusing of the various forums including this one. Looked at the thread by WingAdmin: https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=37869 His bike is a 2000 SE so it should be close to what I have in weight and such. Noticed in his pictures that he still has the Progressive stick...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Suspension
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Progressive Suspension

Have perused this and the other GW forums for information on upgrading the suspension on my '95 GL1500 SE CDN Edition. Seems the upgrade of choice are the front fork springs and rear 416 series air shocks from Progressive Suspensions. My reasons for doing the suspension upgrade is that I consider th...
by Rednaxs60
Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: 85 gl1200 Ltd not starting

I'll chime in as well. Is the Fuel System light on on the dash. This light is similar to the check engine light on a car. The "W" light is on whenever there is an error code . For the "W-0-2" air temp sensor fitted into the top of the air cleaner, the engine will start and operate, but the fuel syst...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Glad to hear you're making serious progress! It was great talking to you the other day, by the way! Sorry if I got long-winded...I'm passionate about my GL1500! No worries - received a lot of good information. Quite impressed with it. This one has 153K on it, but not worried/concerned. Engines, if ...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Out for a two up ride with Sonya. Had the air up to about 2.5 kg/cubic cm (about 36 pounds). Worked well. Bike was extremely well behaved and stable with the two of us on it. Having done some 60,000 Kms on my ex-1800, I would have to say that right out of the box with what I would say is a tired sus...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 23
Views: 483

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

Time to start a thread about the 1500 and what is happening and will happen. Ernie, Time to update your Avatar and Profile, too! :lol: Hadn't thought about that, but will do. Also realized that I have the 10th anniversary edition and the 20th Anniversary Edition - kinda cool. Had the 1500 out for a...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Before we get into the should be done category, have a list of items that need to be addressed. New timing belts Oil change - PO used synthetic Coolant change New brake pads Look into alternator upgrade Suspension upgrade - I look at this as a safety issue as well Check all add on wiring to determin...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Jul 31, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 13
Views: 443

1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Had first ride today. Linked brakes were a bit odd and almost non-existent. Full pedal travel. Did work but not the best. Took my time and gave myself lots of room. Bled the linked brakes first thing when I got it home. Brakes are better but need to be bled again. Have read that these are notorious ...