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by Wing--Man
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Different front progressive springs?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Different front progressive springs?

Figured that is what I read on your bike, trike. I inserted 2 wheels for mine, just to clarify. About 2 weeks ago I hit a series of expansion strips in the roadway, felt almost like potholes, rattles the whole bike badly. Since then the front springs bottom out on the mildest of bumps. I look throug...
by Wing--Man
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Minimizing effects of ethanol
Replies: 41
Views: 1934

Re: Minimizing effects of ethanol

I know that running ethanol is bad for the carbs(not sure about fuel injection) and always run 91 octane in all our vehicles. On my '82 GL I've been trying really hard to avoid ethanol but its difficult since not all the 91 will specifically say its ethanol free. I've starting asking the store mana...
by Wing--Man
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies
Replies: 17
Views: 332

Re: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies

Joneszy, I know your dilemma. There are always a rotten apple or three in the bunch, regretfully. Asking for 'just facts' and the early posters offer rather stupid snide remarks. As the thread progresses it gets out of hand and when you try to defend yourself you are the one being banned. When I had...
by Wing--Man
Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Different front progressive springs?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: Different front progressive springs?

I was not sure if other manufactures were making these springs.
My wheels is that of 2, not 3.
Thank you.
by Wing--Man
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Different front progressive springs?
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Different front progressive springs?

Are there different kinds of front progressive springs for the 2000-SE GL1500?
If so, which gives to softest ride?
Same question for the rear.
Thanks
by Wing--Man
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 58
Views: 3649

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

I have to agree. My wife's Burgman is a bit of a nightmare to take apart, but nothing touches the PC800 Pacific Coast, which had an entire CHAPTER in the service manual dedicated to how to remove (and in what order) various body panels. It literally had "item you want to work on" and then a list of...
by Wing--Man
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: oil won't drain
Replies: 7
Views: 1126

Re: oil won't drain

I was looking for the date, April 1 . . . . none found. :o
by Wing--Man
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GOT PROBLEMS OVER THERE?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

GOT PROBLEMS OVER THERE?

As they say, JUST SAYING.


by Wing--Man
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: '93 Dirty air filter hall of fame contestant
Replies: 40
Views: 5024

Re: '93 Dirty air filter hall of fame contestant

tamathumper wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:30 pm
Mine from the teardown to fix the Reverse Actuator, somewhere near Lexington, Kentucky in 2018.
Looks like those critters were building you a prefilter.
;)


by Wing--Man
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil being thinned by fuel?
Replies: 6
Views: 271

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: 271

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: 18
Views: 1049

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: 646

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: 490

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: 1773

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: 646

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: 770

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: 634

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: 770

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: 490

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: 634

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: 654

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: 21341

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: 126

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: 1773

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.