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by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil being thinned by fuel?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Oil being thinned by fuel?

Clutch level never changes, forgot to add that to the main post. GOOD CATCH.

Tho the bike does run rich, just might be a high float.
I know that if there is a rich mixture the extra droplets do slide past the rings.
Since the oil goes bad slowly that is a high possibility.
by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil being thinned by fuel?
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Oil being thinned by fuel?

Viable answers only please. I have no interest in immature, sarcastic and pointless rhetoric. Is it possible for fuel to get into the crankcase other than intake to cylinders then past the rings? My issue is the oil is only lasting 1500 to 2000 miles. I have used 4 different manufactures of oil and...
by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: oil pan warmer/heater?
Replies: 12
Views: 604

Re: oil pan warmer/heater?

Somewhere I read someone placed a cover over his bike and propped, from moving, a hair dryer directed at the oilpan.
by Wing--Man
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sticky grips
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Sticky grips

pidjones wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:23 am
And if they just won't clean up, or you find that they get gunk on them regularly (like, when working on the bike with dirty hands) - roll an unlubricated condom up over each one.
Lucky these days they come in colors. :mrgreen:
by Wing--Man
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

The insurance appraiser finally examined the bike yesterday, so I tore into it to see what I had. I don't believe I am up to trying to straighten the frame as pictured and don't feel like spending a lot of money on it. Approximate prices I have seen the past couple years. $50 - Frame 125 - Saddleba...
by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost a washer, O.M.G.!
Replies: 22
Views: 1502

Re: Lost a washer, O.M.G.!

baltes wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:07 am
Thank You I will give that a try.
What goes in, will come out.
Blow some compressed air in the spark plug hole in different angles.
But DO put a rag over the intake port and catch that metal critter.
You sure want to know that it is out.
by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sticky grips
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Sticky grips

I have those grips also.
I use those unscented baby wipes in a bottle, leaves them nice and grippy.
Once my hand is set where I like them, I can relax my hand grip and enjoy the ride.

But if you are the type that don't like grippy grips, rubber items are shipped with a wax coating, try some car wax.
by Wing--Man
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: OMG !!!

That is Camouflage when riding in a swarm of yellow jackets. ;) 👍
by Wing--Man
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better

WOW! When I joined this group it felt like everyone was calm, cool and mature. The past 8 or 10 months seems there is more friction than metallic brake pads. I have read through several Harley forums and they have this "hard-ass, tart attitude" (HATA). I have seen this grow in a few other threads, h...
by Wing--Man
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: OMG !!!

Just think how safe that bike is now IF all that orange was highly reflective.

:|
by Wing--Man
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 375

Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

I cringed seeing your bikes condition. Insurance... I AGREE, every cent possible. If you are going to glue it back together, wait until I but some glue stock. Expect to shell out $350 to $600 for used ones. Expect picking up the wrong color unless you have time to wait... a year? Similar note. This ...
by Wing--Man
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better
Replies: 16
Views: 475

Re: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better

Your 89 Wings battery really should have that Y50-18L battery.

If it hesitates to start for whatever reason, you will not have enough voltage to start it. It will crank but not start.

LUKE, go with the large battery.
Battery, large, go with.... said Yoda.
by Wing--Man
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust fix ???
Replies: 5
Views: 398

Re: exhaust fix ???

Get a BBQ glove and grab around wherever seems to be the noise is. Small holes can be plugged with muffler patch (in a squeeze tube). Do not expect it to last more than a 6 months to a year. Others had success with screwed on sheet metal over larger holes. Again use muffler patch for best results. C...
by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 322
Views: 19999

Re: The idiots are out there

BillyBarcode That HD dude is letting you know his IQ went from 2 down to 1. ;) Most HD owners are simply jealous, they can not get the "Turnkey and ride" miles like we do. :roll: After every ride they have to go around their bike and check their nuts for tightness. We tighten once, then ride and rid...
by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Raw gas smell
Replies: 1
Views: 94

Re: Raw gas smell

When my 95 gl1500 gets below half tank of gas then we smell raw gas a lot of the time. Can fill up then we don't smell any please help This is a new phenomena to me. I assume it is when you park and not riding the bike is when you smell it. Try the gas cap area first, cap has a vent hole. Nearing h...
by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 01, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost a washer, O.M.G.!
Replies: 22
Views: 1502

Re: Lost a washer, O.M.G.!

Lay some rags over the entire area and anything dropped will be easily caught and seen.
I have old bath towels and they cover quite an area. Also double as finger wipes.
When it comes to open orifices to the engines or trans depths, they get double covered or plugged.
by Wing--Man
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch/Transmission issue?
Replies: 9
Views: 505

Re: Clutch/Transmission issue?

On another bike the rear brake pads would not retract properly. Flushed the system and cleaned the return micro-hole still the same issue. Before replacing the lines I tried this. Drain hole open, full master reservoir AND capped, I fist smacked the lever hard several times. Should have seen the lar...
by Wing--Man
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 seat
Replies: 5
Views: 269

Re: 1500 seat

hap2 wrote:
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:16 pm
Thank you. Someone gave me a huge (4' X 6') piece of sheepskin from New Zealand & I'd like to cut it for my bike's seat ('92) cover. Nice, eh?!
Change your horn to BAAAAH BAAAAH
by Wing--Man
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHAT IS THIS!??
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: WHAT IS THIS!??

It is the DRIVER EJECTOR LEVER. :lol:
by Wing--Man
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Valve Thermo
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: GL1500 Valve Thermo

Neighbor went through this issue.

Stock numbers were posted on the Wing/Facts site and they were thee wrong sizes, either too large or too small.

He had to take his thermostat to the parts store, NAPA I think, and match it up.
by Wing--Man
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Sun Faded Lens Fix
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Sun Faded Lens Fix

Years ago I used Candy Apple Red on the insides of lenses.
Had to count the coats for balanced red color.

Some of the larger brake light lenses and shapes lend themselves to embedded pinstripe for that custom look.
by Wing--Man
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiped out my mirror - Need help
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Wiped out my mirror - Need help

These are available in metric.
Nip off the points if they are too long then ABS glue or soldering gun melt them into place.


by Wing--Man
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 28
Views: 2155

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

I'm working on the front end, and am at the point to assemble and torque to spec. This is a one time event. Everything except wheel bearings have been replaced: Triple tree, head bearings, rebuild forks, etc, etc. I've got a couple torque wrenches, but nothing that will work for the lower hex head ...
by Wing--Man
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 319
Views: 25289

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

I see this "OIL THREAD" is going on page 13.
by Wing--Man
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1057

Re: Night riding windshield glare