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by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

Yeah, my surge issue was solved by replacing the engine coolant temperature sensor.
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

Here's a final update on my cruise control saga: finally had a chance to take it out for a short ride today and the cruise control works like a champ! I'm a happy camper once again!
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HUNTING IDLE, DEAD SPOT OFF IDLE
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: HUNTING IDLE, DEAD SPOT OFF IDLE

My '94 had the same issues: with a very light hand on the throttle I could turn it a few degrees with no response, then suddenly it would jump up to around 1200-1500 rpm. Had a slight surge at idle also idling from about 850 - 1000 rpm. Then it started really acting up: come off the freeway after a ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

Thanks CWN! Those studs aren't misplaced - they're right in the tray where I put them when I took them off! I figured it was something that simple! Here's a photo of the old sub filter:


by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 66
Views: 4039

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

Mine did that also - I read here that it is the inner fender contacting the tire. I was going to take everything apart again to deal with it, but we were having too much fun riding and I kept putting it off. After a while the noise went away so I figured the tire took care of the interference all by...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

The new filters came in today and are now in the bike. It looks like they had been replaced not long before I bought the bike 2+ years ago: the cruise filter was clean and soft; the sub filter was also clean - it was bright yellow in color and looked like it had never had any oil on it so I wonder i...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

That photo was taken in the parking lot at Uvas Reservoir, between San Jose and Morgan Hill.
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

CWN wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:28 pm
Alan, is your bike this color (bremuda green) like my engine side covers ?
Yes it is!


by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

Thanks guys - I've got to figure out how to lift the air box up about 1/4" so I can move that line. I'm convinced that I know who did the "good" work - I had taken the bike to a mechanic who was allegedly a Goldwing expert for an idle surge issue. He said he noticed that the sliders were sticking so...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

No can do - that tab on the bottom of the air cleaner box has 2 "legs" that go down well below the bolt on both sides. I'll need to lift the whole air box up to get the vacuum line out of there - good thing I'm retired - I've got plenty of time!
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

So, I've ordered new cruise and sub filters (they should be here by the weekend) and I figured I may as well start disassembling the bike. Got everything taken off and tried to see if there was anything obvious that would make the cruise control inoperative and I did find something suspect: there is...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 35
Views: 803

Re: Drivers test bike

My RD 350 was a little too light. In a cross wind I sometimes had trouble keeping lane position. It was a great first bike and stepping up to the XS 750 was an easy transition. The 2 stroke 350 required me to keep both hot and cold plugs. Hey Jump Wings! I smile every time I see your avatar - I was...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 44
Views: 2522

Re: A new bike...

So, it looks like Suzuki has removed the pillion seat back - we had a 2003 Burgman 400 and it had a nice backrest for the passenger, while the 650 did not. My wife felt a lot more comfortable on the back of the 400. Does the 400 still have the engine mounted to the swingarm? Makes for a really low c...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 31, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Insurance providers for sidecar rigs
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Insurance providers for sidecar rigs

We've been with Geico forever - when we had a Ural, the sidecar was covered as part of the bike because it was built that way; with the Goldwing we had to declare it as an accessory, but they had no problem covering it.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

It looks Like I'm going to have to strip off a lot of tupperware to get to the cruise connections, so I might as well go ahead and change out the subfilter and cruise filter while I'm in there - I have no idea how old those things are, I've owned the bike for a little over 2 years now and haven't ch...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 44
Views: 2522

Re: A new bike...

The bike I learned to ride on was a 2003 Burgman 400 - it could do freeway speeds with my wife on the back (I won't say how much we weigh together!) and was a fun ride.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

Y - Check easy things first. And if you have a My-t-Vac for bleeding your brakes, you could hook it to the Cruise actuator and put some vacuum to it to see if it moves the throttle. That would check the mechanical side of things. Good idea! I was wondering if there was an easy way to check the actu...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: darkside tire sizes need help
Replies: 8
Views: 1208

Re: darkside tire sizes need help

I Put an Austone on my '94 last year - if I ever get leaned over like that video then I've got other problems to worry about: my wife, sitting in the sidecar, would be yelling at me for one thing!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Re: Cruise Control maintenance

Thanks guys - the reason I'm leaning toward a mechanical issue is because of some work I had done a while ago. When I was trying to figure out my idle surge issue I took it to a guy who ran his own shop and he said he did some work on the carbs, but did not solve the surge problem. The cruise contro...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 800

Cruise Control maintenance

So, I'm going to be looking into my cruise control issue soon - here's what's happening: I can push the power button and the Cruise On light lights up; I press the Set button and the Cruise Set light lights up. I can activate any of the switches: clutch, brakes, or throttle and the Cruise Set light ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?
Replies: 23
Views: 1190

Re: GL1200 vs. GL1500 Advantages?

The first car I ever bought was a 1964 Dodge 330 sedan, with a 383 Interceptor engine, and 3 speed transmission. That thing would fly if it had wings. Sadly I sold it when I got married...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 29
Views: 1032

Re: 5'5"

I've got the sidecar out there to prevent it from falling down on a tight slow turn!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 03, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stuff to carry on your bike
Replies: 15
Views: 622

Re: Stuff to carry on your bike

Overdog wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:10 am
I can't sew worth a hoot....if I have to deal with a bad laceration:.... #3) Gorilla Tape
...or Super Glue - it was developed to close wounds on the battlefield after all! And it's being used in place of stitches and staples for many medical procedures now...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Top Tier Gas Stations
Replies: 57
Views: 11274

Re: Top Tier Gas Stations

jcsouders5464 wrote:
Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:39 am
I ride my wing everyday except raining on the way into work (do not want to work in wet clothes) ...
It shouldn't take long to change clothes if you ride dressed like your avatar... :D
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: the new SPOT X satellite transponder
Replies: 48
Views: 1554

Re: the new SPOT X satellite transponder

I'm looking at that "SOS" button and wondering how many times it'll be pressed by accident while the user is just trying to get it out of a pocket...