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by Sidecarjohn
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock bolt removal
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Rear air shock bolt removal

Progress. Nut welded to damaged end of bolt and heat applied. Ring spanner and additional leverage did the job. Interesting to note that the 8 mm threaded end of the special bolt shows no sign of seizure, unlike the larger diameter plain section. Brute force and a slight touch of ignorance saved the...
by Sidecarjohn
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock bolt removal
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Rear air shock bolt removal

Tried a number of suggested solutions, but no joy. Much of the issue is working inches off the floor, plus those things which simply get in the way. So, opted to remove the bevel drive and, of course the shaft. Dealing with the problem will be better in a friend's workshop. He has the tools and mach...
by Sidecarjohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock bolt removal
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Rear air shock bolt removal

Replacement bolt ordered and expected soon. Pricey.
Sad to report, purchased set of extraction sockets for damaged bolt heads, but no joy. Uncertain if set obtained poor quality, although assured that it would work. Never mind, will solve.
by Sidecarjohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock bolt removal
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Rear air shock bolt removal

Thanks for reminder about impact driver. A pity I didn't go that route. However, the issue is that the bolt now has a rounded head. Grinding flats and a wrench looks the best bet.
I still feel that Honda choosing a 12 mm head is a puzzle. Can't believe it was to save weight ! :lol:
by Sidecarjohn
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock bolt removal
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Re: Rear air shock bolt removal

Appreciate responses so far, all welcome. Have used "proper" tools, at least by my reckoning. Guess it's all in the detail. Maybe what has to be considered is now the total coverage of the rear end with plastic influences the potential for serious influx of dirt and corrosion. I reside in the UK, en...
by Sidecarjohn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear air shock bolt removal
Replies: 15
Views: 543

Rear air shock bolt removal

Acquired SE1500 and currently working through the rear end mechanicals. UK quality road dirt clearly taken its toll, but gradually dealing with cleaning and tidying. Possibly predictable, but there had to be a snag. Whilst the wheel is out ready for a new tyre, dealing with the shocks. The lower bol...
by Sidecarjohn
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 73
Views: 8637

Re: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS

More criticisms than praise for the latest edition of the Wing. Subjectively, all valid up to a point, but the sense of the negatives is that some folk had preconceived ideas of what was required to justify a purchase. So, what should/could the Big H have done ? Personally, and since our 1100 back i...
by Sidecarjohn
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 73
Views: 8637

Re: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS

If you're happy with what you have that's fine. All the comments about why not to buy, consider, praise, etc are presumably based upon personal preferences, but essentially relate to actually riding previous Wings. Impressions beyond a spec sheet and images cannot tell the whole story, so maybe wait...
by Sidecarjohn
Wed May 03, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear lever oil seal
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Re: Gear lever oil seal

Thanks Mike, 14 x 28 x 7 ordered. Will report back, hopefully with job done.
by Sidecarjohn
Wed May 03, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gear lever oil seal
Replies: 3
Views: 196

Gear lever oil seal

Have worked through the familiar problem of oil seal replacement on the GL1500 gear lever. However, confronted with an issue as I approached the finishing line. What is the size of the oil seal ? Some information states 17 x 28 x 7, which has been obtained. Somehow this doesn't look right, so check...
by Sidecarjohn
Tue Jan 31, 2017 7:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring colours, please ?
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Wiring colours, please ?

Thank you. I will check as suggested. Whatever the initial outcome, I feel progress is being made.
by Sidecarjohn
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring colours, please ?
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Wiring colours, please ?

Thank you for speedy response. Colours;
RED YELLOW (stripe along length)
RED YELLOW (spiral stripe)
BLACK WHITE
WHITE
GREEN
GREEN WHITE
LIGHT BLUE (Indicator ?)
ORANGE (Indicator ?)

Assuming no mystery with Light Blue and Orange, as I guess this is activation of indicators by alarm.
by Sidecarjohn
Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiring colours, please ?
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Wiring colours, please ?

I appreciate the wealth of information on GoldwingDocs. Having acquired a 1999 1500, I have already appreciated the technical information available. A signficant aspect relates to electrics, not surprising considering the bike's equipment and features. Despite the wiring diagrams available, the com...