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by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 10
Views: 271

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

I am the same , both feet down, I'm always wary of dropping the beast, all is against me, old git, short legs, not got the muscles I used to have. Saving hard to buy "Landin Gear", must be the way to go for us short pensioners with ideas bigger than us. Another option: install a sidecar! No worries...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rebuild a U-joint
Replies: 6
Views: 248

Re: rebuild a U-joint

So, kudo's. Don't read this as "the guy is wasting time or money", but read it as "I am jealous of his shop." Yeah, kind of like watching that old PBS show "New Yankee Workshop" - "We need to plane this board, but this ShopSmith is facing east/west while the board is north/south so we have to take ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: sidecar
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: sidecar

Don't expect ANY help from California Sidecar - they will disavow ANY knowledge of ever having built sidecars...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket fuse block identification?
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Aftermarket fuse block identification?

That looks like a KRISS StarTron unit. No longer available, but here's some images that might help:
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Knee Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Knee Replacement

My wife had her left knee done back on Valentine's Day, and she was able to climb into the sidecar about the middle of May.
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: IT'S HERE!
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: IT'S HERE!

I used to pay Miracle Ear, and/or Costco, many thousands of dollars for hearing aids - then I switched over to the VA for health care and now I get new hearing aids every 3 years for free (thank you, taxpayers!) My current ones are Signia brand from Siemens, with bluetooth interface to my phone.
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Cruise problem
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 89 Cruise problem

Anything that prevents the cruise from setting should also prevent the Set light from lighting up...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Cruise problem
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 89 Cruise problem

I just fixed this issue on my bike: the Cruise on light would light up when I hit that switch; the Cruise Set would light up when I hit THAT switch; each of the cancel switches would properly turn the Cruise Set light off; the only thing that wouldn't work was the cruise itself - it would not grab t...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri May 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand
Replies: 85
Views: 34186

Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Wildwilly018 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:54 pm
I used to ride an 86 Yama venture 1300 yrs ago.
Wow - I didn't know they made bikes that long ago... :lol:
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed May 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 195

Re: Weight

I have no idea how much my sidecar weighs, but when we go out riding the driver's seat has about 180 lbs on it and the sidecar seat has about 200 lbs in it - we have no problem keeping up with traffic and average around 30 mpg...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Anyone from Sacramento or the Bay?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Anyone from Sacramento or the Bay?

We'll be there most of the day - our grandson has a soccer game from 1pm to 2 pm so we need to leave around noon, but we'll be back after the game!
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Anyone from Sacramento or the Bay?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Anyone from Sacramento or the Bay?

Hey, bluthundr31 - I think I mentioned this before but you're more than welcome to come and check out our GWRRA chapter - the Silicon Valley Wings! In fact, we're having our annual yard sale next weekend (May 3, 4) - no ride involved, but many of our members will be there if you want to meet up. If ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio/CB backup circuit killing battery
Replies: 15
Views: 526

Re: Radio/CB backup circuit killing battery

Want a nice little tool for finding out how much current is flowing through various cicuits? Check out this tool from Harbor Freight. You pull the fuse from the circuit in question and plug this guy in it's place - it'll tell you how much current is flowing, up to 30A.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Apr 21, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 1052

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: 1052

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: 17
Views: 553

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: 1052

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: 4490

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: 1052

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: 1052

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: 1052

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: 1052

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: 1052

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: 1052

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: 44
Views: 1415

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...