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by Swagonmaster
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace availability
Replies: 19
Views: 1293

Re: Blackwing fork brace availability

I was finally able to get one myself with good results!
by Swagonmaster
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: Broken exhaust stud

I thought I would get a reaction from that. :lol:
by Swagonmaster
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: Broken exhaust stud

Now your next big issue, do you use antisieze or locktite to put the studs in with?
by Swagonmaster
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: Broken exhaust stud

As long as you didn't drill into another passage then no harm has been done. If you really want to be paranoid then probe around at the bottom of the hole with an awl to see if the metal is so thin that you can poke a hole in it.
by Swagonmaster
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken exhaust stud
Replies: 22
Views: 400

Re: Broken exhaust stud

While you are trying the heat and tap thing, get it as hot as your torch allows and press a candle to the broken stud. Believe it or not it really works possibly because the candle wax doesn't flash off like penetrating oil does and allows the wax to get up in the threads.
by Swagonmaster
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 745

Re: Intermittent vibration

Yeah, hard to fix a square tire. At least you know what is needed now, we will start calling you bvgreenstone with the Flintstone mobile. :lol:
by Swagonmaster
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: -93 gl 1500 gear broblem
Replies: 1
Views: 112

Re: -93 gl 1500 gear broblem

Verify that the parts will fit with someone that has actually done the swap, Honda had started using some of the transmission parts from the Valkyrie about then.
by Swagonmaster
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent vibration
Replies: 27
Views: 745

Re: Intermittent vibration

Since it is likely if not certain that the vibration is in the front, what is the only thing that you haven't tried? If the front shocks haven't been rebuilt recently it might be worth trying or at the least check the oil level. While I wouldn't think of routine vibration at all kinds of speed being...
by Swagonmaster
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front fork spring upgrade
Replies: 20
Views: 832

Re: Front fork spring upgrade

So after careful disassembly I didn't experience the great pressure of the spring pushing back on the for tube cap like I read in other posts. Compared parts that I have to the microfiche and everything is there and in the correct place. Guess I'll have to wait and see what happens when everything ...
by Swagonmaster
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New battery, new relay, no power
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: New battery, new relay, no power

TWO shorts, man you were having fun! Fortunately it sounds like the smoke didn't come out of anything real serious. You said something about doing your own ring of fire lighting and I realized that our rv has what's called a scare light along the top edge of the body under the awning and that is a 1...
by Swagonmaster
Fri Sep 04, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue

Plenty enough to run the pump.
by Swagonmaster
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue

That's why I said to look for "sort of" battery voltage, there is always a difference but you don't expect to see 14 at the battery and 12 at the pump.
by Swagonmaster
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue

Texas in September? Oh yeah, we lived in Dallas till the late '80s so I know what your dealing with. On the pump, one of the folks that have had to replace theirs might comment for sure but if it's one that is cooled and lubricated by the fuel as a lot of them are it will be destroyed by being run d...
by Swagonmaster
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue

If you can get the pump to malfunction without too much trouble take a volt meter and check the voltage available at the fuel pump wire terminal. That will tell you if a lack of electrons is the issue. This needs to be done with everything on where the pump should be running, this would show up a pu...
by Swagonmaster
Fri Sep 04, 2020 1:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue

If your referring to working on the bike that might be expected. If the problem is caused by a poor connection it will quit after heat has built up as the resistance of a marginal meeting of the metal pins isn't enough to dissipate it.The female connector will expand from the heat and contact is kaput
by Swagonmaster
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problem
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Electrical problem

I think it's time to break out the old test light to see where you have juice and where you don't then we will have something to guess from.
by Swagonmaster
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire plug question.
Replies: 17
Views: 510

Re: Tire plug question.

A friend of mine told me he puts in 2 plugs at the same time. Makes a better seal. Thoughts. Just so everyone knows, there are two sizes or thicknesses of string plug; regular, usually black but not always and heavy duty which are at least 1/2 again as thick of which I've only seen Brown or beige.
by Swagonmaster
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse works sometimes
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Reverse works sometimes

I dug out the manual this morning and the etm said it is on the right side near the dipstick, close enough to what I said. The switch itself or its adjustment is very likely your problem.
by Swagonmaster
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue
Replies: 19
Views: 508

Re: Possible Underlying Electrical Issue

It is most likely that none of the pumps are really bad. After that many different pumps I would be checking either power or ground supply as that could very easily be intermittent. Start with pin connectors that may not be tight and work up from there.
by Swagonmaster
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse works sometimes
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Reverse works sometimes

The reverse lever needs to be all the way up and locked in place to work, there is also a position switch for the reverse lever that might need to be looked at before you tear into the trans. If I remember correctly it is on the right side of the bike not on the left like you would think, in front o...
by Swagonmaster
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Parts to replace with driveline out
Replies: 3
Views: 249

Re: Parts to replace with driveline out

This is probably too late for your project but for the next reader I would suggest at least checking the condition of the rubber vibration dampers in the rear hub to make sure that they aren't torn or beat up real badly, same check when the wheel is off for a new tire.
by Swagonmaster
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Reverse works sometimes
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Reverse works sometimes

It's been a while since mine messed up but let's see how much I can remember of what I found. If I remember correctly the two main things that were goobered up was that the wiring plug to the reverse control unit was partly unplugged, it's under the trunk on the left side and before you go pulling p...
by Swagonmaster
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New battery, new relay, no power
Replies: 20
Views: 849

Re: New battery, new relay, no power

Ok, it runs but why did the fuses blow in the first place? There is still some diagnosis needing to be done.
by Swagonmaster
Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Favorite advice to new riders
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Favorite advice to new riders

What advice would you give to a rider that was a newby? Don't EVER go somewhere that your mind hasn't already gotten to! Being surprised is one of the deadliest things that you can have happen to you and it is preventable (usually). I used to say "Expect the unexpected" but since I got rear-ended f...
by Swagonmaster
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Favorite advice to new riders
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: Favorite advice to new riders

From the good folks at Abate: