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by Swagonmaster
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace availability
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Blackwing fork brace availability

Since I have installed the superbrace without fixing the problem I guess a fork rebuild is in the bikes future. Thanks for the advice.
by Swagonmaster
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace availability
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Re: Blackwing fork brace availability

It has 132k on it and I retorqued the head bearings about one k ago about the same time I took the rear apart to replace the d/shaft flex coupler (and a bunch of other work). I've only had the bike for a little over a year so I haven't put all of the miles on it myself. The problem is that the steer...
by Swagonmaster
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace availability
Replies: 11
Views: 390

Blackwing fork brace availability

I have heard great things about the blackwing fork brace but I find it hard to find, anyone have a line on one? I'm tired of the floppy front end.
by Swagonmaster
Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Don't believe it when they tell you....
Replies: 19
Views: 2840

Re: Don't believe it when they tell you....

I will mention an idea that I have seen used by manufacturers owners and techs, if the part in question can't be marked such as a drain plug that won't be replaced, clean the area well and put a dab of paint on the item and the surrounding area. If the plug or whatever is taken out the paint seal is...
by Swagonmaster
Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Turn signals quit when brake is applied
Replies: 5
Views: 793

Re: Turn signals quit when brake is applied

Has anything been done recently to the bike? Bulbs replaced or anything?
by Swagonmaster
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 308
Views: 22719

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

I for one always wear my helmet. I might skimp on the jacket and gloves sometimes when it's hot but the skid lid is always there.
by Swagonmaster
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)
Replies: 33
Views: 13802

Re: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)

Another thing, I replaced the u joint because of a vibration above about 60 mph. As it turned out the joint was ok, the problem was the rubber dampers in the rear wheel. Oh well, live and learn.
by Swagonmaster
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)
Replies: 33
Views: 13802

Re: How to replace your universal joint (and driveshaft)

kiptap, I can feel your pain, that boot replacement can be something that you don't want your kids to hear you talking about. :evil: I will give one recommendation, warm the rubber boot! I am a retired auto tech so I thought it wouldn't be too hard to do. Wrong! After several frustrating hours of tr...
by Swagonmaster
Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 cruise engage lag
Replies: 43
Views: 11623

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Thanks! I have seen that same method posted elsewhere. I haven't tried it but now I will. It looks like a good option. I have adjusted with the "by the book" method but it didn't work for me either. Tom I'd seen this method posted on a few assorted sites and decided to finally try it and it worked ...
by Swagonmaster
Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: superbrace performance improvement
Replies: 0
Views: 191

superbrace performance improvement

After reading a post about the blackwing front end brace and the fact that a lot of it's improved performance over the superbrace was due to the tapered head screws it comes with I though that I would try a mod to my superbrace. I found some 6mm flat washers that were the same OD as the superbrace b...
by Swagonmaster
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 81
Views: 6418

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

One more post and I will quit, technology is not a bad thing, and is the norm nowadays and especially when it comes from Honda who doesn't like parts that break. (Don't belive it then buy a European made something and see how much you spend on maintenance). I sort of laugh at comments (mine and othe...
by Swagonmaster
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace - Screw sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 667

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace - Screw sizes

Since I just recently added a brace to my bike I can tell you that the screws are 7 x 1.0 which is a fine thread. I didn't measure the length though the previous post indicates that they are 17mm.
by Swagonmaster
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control problems
Replies: 10
Views: 869

Re: Cruise Control problems

Just so everyone knows, part of the reason shops prefer to replace parts rather than clean them is summed up by a shop owner thar I worked for a number of years ago, "if I let you clean that switch I make a little money and I have the responsibility if it ever comes back, if we replace the part I ma...
by Swagonmaster
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ethanol! Yes or No?
Replies: 88
Views: 7280

Re: Ethanol! Yes or No?

Since this thread has been resurrected I will point out that puregas.org can help you find fuel with no alcohol.
by Swagonmaster
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 81
Views: 6418

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

While there is a lot to like about the '18 wing and the attempt to freshen up the bike is admirable but I have to say that less storage, apple only Bluetooth, no center stand and less fuel capacity aren't exactly the best of the list. I have to admit that a new bike isn't in my future so Honda has l...
by Swagonmaster
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 cruise control info
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: 1990 cruise control info

Just for the next person, it was the clutch lever microswitch. If you don't hear two switches click, one when you first start pulling the lever (cruise cancel) and a second with the lever pulled all of the way (allows engine start) then you have a problem.
by Swagonmaster
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 cruise control info
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: 1990 cruise control info

Thanks a lot for the diagram, I'll check it out tomorrow.
by Swagonmaster
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 cruise control info
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: 1990 cruise control info

Don't you love spell checkers? That's ecm not email idiot!
by Swagonmaster
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 cruise control info
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: 1990 cruise control info

I checked it at the cruise module plug, that part of the wiring is the same as in the 94 service manual but a lot is different perhaps because it gets it's speed signal from the email instead of the speedo.
by Swagonmaster
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 cruise control info
Replies: 6
Views: 253

1990 cruise control info

Does anyone have access to a 1990 service Manual? I have one that won't engage and the control unit pinout/test procedure is different than what's in the 1994 book that I have. Just in case there is a known problem, the cruise on light comes on but the unit will not even try to engage, and no cruise...
by Swagonmaster
Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Parasitic Draw Testing - New To Me
Replies: 3
Views: 724

Re: Parasitic Draw Testing - New To Me

I have seen the same information from a different sources but it is similar. It's most valuable when the expected current draw is known so you can differentiate between a device that won't turn off and a short circuit but this will definitely tell you that something is drawing juice.
by Swagonmaster
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 408
Views: 49331

Re: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing

I had wanted a wing ever since riding on the back of one in 1976. I was riding a cb750 at the time which was a smooth riding bike but no where near as nice as that 1000 cc road rocket that I was given a ride on. Now that I'm retired the wife said I could have all the bike that I could buy with cash,...