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by DenverWinger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Light Modulator
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Brake Light Modulator

There's only four. :)
by DenverWinger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Part numbers
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Part numbers

Here's a link to on-line parts fiche, you can look up anything you might need.....

http://partsfinder.onlinemicrofiche.com ... ke=hondamc
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Accessory terminal reads lower than Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Accessory terminal reads lower than Battery

Mother Honda spared no expense in copper, the wire gauge used in the 1500 wiring harness is no bigger than actually needed to get the job done, and no more. So there's voltage drops everywhere....

On the other hand, If it was wired with 14 ga throughout, the bike would weigh 150 pounds more! :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Accessory terminal reads lower than Battery
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Accessory terminal reads lower than Battery

Since Accesssory terminal and fuse gets its power from the ignition switch, it's natural the available voltage at the switch would be a little lower at the IGN switch considering all the other loads on the switch....
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard

I nice find! She looks to be in really good shape! 36 yr old bike and she's hardly broke in yet! I've had my '80 for 14 years now, many cross-country trips, several traveling 2-up pulling the camper. Fabulous machines, even in eastern Colorado pulling the trailer on the interstate at 80 MPH in 95 de...
by DenverWinger
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard
Replies: 13
Views: 257

Re: 1983 Honda Goldwing 1100 Standard

Welcome to the forum! You didn't say if it was in running/roadworthy condition or not, but regardless I'd be changing the timing belts unless you know it's already been done. Replacement belts are Gates T274 (Gates makes the OEM belts) and are available at local autoparts stores around $40 ea, or if...
by DenverWinger
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:11 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Heading for Tucson....what should we see?
Replies: 12
Views: 150

Re: Heading for Tucson....what should we see?

Very pretty around Sedona (not far from Cottonwood) when I was down there, don't miss it.
by DenverWinger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?
Replies: 96
Views: 9649

Re: 4"x6" speakers in the dash?

Find a shop that deals in Professional PA gear, speakers and amps, speaker re-coning etc, I bet they could sell you a couple 100 μFD Non-polarized capacitors typically used as a midrange crossover cap. You wire these in series with your rear speakers and the capacitors will block the bass from going...
by DenverWinger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1996 GL1500 battery covers and Emblem
Replies: 3
Views: 725

Re: 1996 GL1500 battery covers and Emblem

omar guerra wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:42 pm
hola necesito la tapa de la bateria sentado en la moto seria la derecha
Translated: "Hello, I need a battery cover, seated on the bike would be right side."
by DenverWinger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '99 1500 Maintenance
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: '99 1500 Maintenance

Welcome to the Site! Glad you could find something of use here..... Also, I need to take a stab at changing the shifter shaft seal (slightly seeping). See thread linked below.... If you are going in as far as to change the shifter shaft seal, you might ask the owner if he's interested in installing ...
by DenverWinger
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gas cap area question
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Gas cap area question

I have no idea if mine will even move! :lol: Never needed to adjust it.... :D
by DenverWinger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is Spring finally coming?
Replies: 9
Views: 464

Re: Is Spring finally coming?

I've driven my buddy's 1100 Beemer air-cooled boxer twin, can't say it was any noisier than my 1100, even at highway speed. :)
by DenverWinger
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: oil won't drain
Replies: 7
Views: 923

Re: oil won't drain

Simple, Just pick up the bike and pour the oil out the dipstick hole. :lol:
by DenverWinger
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark Igniters
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: Spark Igniters

I've had these glass fuses "Fail" rather than "Blow". Element comes detached at one end. Check your headlight fuse by putting a voltmeter across it, if there's voltage, the fuse is bad, even if not blown (melted).

My 1100 igniters drip black goo, too. :lol:
by DenverWinger
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New sound system. Where to ground amp if battery is too far away?
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: New sound system. Where to ground amp if battery is too far away?

The four bolts holding the trunk to the frame should be a good ground. I have 400 watt Kenwood amp on mine, I recommend a High Output alternator.... I show good charging voltage even at idle with the stereo moderately loud. I think if you put any volume on a high power stereo, your voltage will be s...
by DenverWinger
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter won't disengage
Replies: 5
Views: 225

Re: Starter won't disengage

Yes, follow the big heavy cable off the battery + terminal, goes straight to the relay.
by DenverWinger
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Planning my first big trip
Replies: 7
Views: 138

Re: Planning my first big trip

I'd toss in another week if you can.

You may just find a couple campsites somewhere along the way where you may want to put down some roots for a few days, do some local sightseeing, and kinda recharge YOUR batteries a few days... :mrgreen:
by DenverWinger
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Install Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 483

Re: Timing Belt Install Problem

petecracknell wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:27 pm
I put various marks to show where the tensioner bolts were before removing.
I wouldn't go by that, the replacement belt may not be exactly the same length.

I use the unscientific method, too. Simply tighten them until they "Feel Right". :mrgreen:
by DenverWinger
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 38
Views: 1887

Re: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate

randall_l_davis wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Roger that. Only problem with that is that the brakes have been removed, but 5th gear may be doable.
You could probably put a bar or a broom handle thru the rear wheel resting against the swingarms. Rear wheel won't turn then.
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No neutral light, won’t start after using reverse.
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: No neutral light, won’t start after using reverse.

Switch behind the tupperware on reverse handle mechanism is likely stuck or otherwise out-of-whack. Tupperware will have to come off to get to the switch to get it back "in-whack"...
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 no start
Replies: 18
Views: 700

Re: 1500 no start

Another thing to check: On a different thread the OP was having issues with starter on a GL1800. Turned out the main ground between engine and bike frame was compromised. Easy enough to check with a voltmeter, put Neg probe on battery Neg terminal, and Pos probe on engine block. Hit the starter. You...
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: heavy whitish smoke (both sides) GL1100A
Replies: 19
Views: 471

Re: heavy whitish smoke (both sides) GL1100A

Yes, the 1100 has two "Wasted Spark" coils firing four cylinders, 1 & 2 on one coil, 3 & 4 on the other. Secondary winding on these coils is isolated, so the coil secondary winding depends on BOTH sparkplugs to complete the circuit. If either is compromised, neither will fire. Timing is non-adjustab...
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Extending the foot shifter and the foot brake pedal
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Extending the foot shifter and the foot brake pedal

If this is any help the "rest" position is adjustable, up or down, simple adjustment may help getting your feet in there..
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 starter rebuild - reduction gear head assembly
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: GL1000 starter rebuild - reduction gear head assembly

This also begs the question, do we know if the starter you are rebuilding is an OEM or aftermarket starter? With the age of these bikes anything is possible. Maybe someone here has a GL1000 Service manual, and can compare your description and the gearhead in the photo and come up with the answers. :)
by DenverWinger
Fri Apr 05, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New Member, COOLING FAN advice please
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: New Member, COOLING FAN advice please

The fans aren't controlled separately, if the right fan comes on and the left one is intermittent there *HAS* to be a bad connection somewhere...