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by DenverWinger
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 11
Views: 1591

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

Rotella T6 5w40 is one of them.
by DenverWinger
Thu Jan 23, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Corning Lights Converision Kits
Replies: 4
Views: 68

Re: Corning Lights Converision Kits

When I got my Aspencade the PO had already added the cornering lights. The bulb had burned out in the left one and the right one only came on when right turn signal was activated. I replaced the bulbs with 50 watt LED, and converted them to stay on all the time (they both go on/off with the ignition...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

froche wrote:
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 pm
It runs!
YAY! :D
by DenverWinger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control Failure
Replies: 63
Views: 8977

Re: Cruise Control Failure

Just to clarify in this thread, that's not a potentiometer, it's the throttle position "cancel" switch, cancels the cruise if you twist the throttle fully to "Decel" position. Does nothing other than to detect throttle fully closed. So I guess there were two styles, this one "in-line" with the throt...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Guess
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: Guess

I know what it is - an "Audio-Inter-SE-Standardcade" :lol: Great job!
by DenverWinger
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SE vs Aspencade
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: SE vs Aspencade

It has been stated that a 1500 is more 'comfortable' than an 1800, especially if you are average-to-tall stature....
by DenverWinger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SE vs Aspencade
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: SE vs Aspencade

By now a lot of the Aspencades have probably had all the SE Lighting installed, mine had all the reflectors switched out to lights, CB installed, Cornering lights installed. All of this stuff is available from aftermarket shops... So I nearly have an SE except for the two-tone paint....
by DenverWinger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SE vs Aspencade
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: SE vs Aspencade

Functionally not much difference, mainly cosmetic. SE comes with a two-tone paint scheme, Aspencade only a single color. Cornering lights, Saddlebag and trunk side lights and lighted front side marker, these are all just reflectors on a standard Aspencade. Comes stock with CB radio which was an add-...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: Does anyone change oil without using center stand???

Go ahead and pull the drain plug with bike on the side stand, then you could sit on the bike and balance it upright to get out any more oil.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

5mA is even better (never researched it) but even 50mA (like my jeep) is next to nothing. Of course the car battery is much bigger :) At any rate 600mA parasitic load is WAY too much.. Had to troubleshoot a 500mA draw in the Jeep once, finally found it. Deb had left the vanity lights in the passenge...
by DenverWinger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

Fuse #13 is in the Relay box next to the Fuse box labeled "Backup". This always-on Circuit supplies power to clock and radio preset memory among other things when the bike is off. I would normally expect to see only 50mA or so draw on this circuit.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!
Replies: 25
Views: 492

Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

Buddy of mine moved from Colorado to Arizona recently, but before he did that he registered his truck and 5th Wheel RV in SD... cheap.
by DenverWinger
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 24
Views: 592

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

He uploaded the picture as "reverse circuit.jpeg" . Try saving the file as .jpg instead of .jpeg then resend it and I bet it works.
by DenverWinger
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 536
Views: 30467

Re: What's Happening Today?

Windows 10 (and Server 2016/2019) have a flaw where "Certificates" for trusted Software can be "spoofed". Does not affect Windows 7. Wise to do the patches. Tuesday was the last official round of patches for Win 7......
by DenverWinger
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No Ethanol Fuel
Replies: 14
Views: 342

Re: No Ethanol Fuel

.... and when the engine starts to sputter, hit the choke to get every last drop.... :D
by DenverWinger
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Stator removal from rear housing
Replies: 6
Views: 136

Re: Stator removal from rear housing

The Stator itself looks brand-new, it has most certainly survived. Otherwise you'd be seeing black crispy-looking shellac on the windings on some or all of the stator poles. It is an interference fit, keep at it and it will eventually come off.... As to the cracked wire insulation at the housing fee...
by DenverWinger
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Pulling engine gl1100
Replies: 1
Views: 150

Re: Pulling engine gl1100

stator - If it isn't broke don't fix it. It's usually external factors that kill's em, (shorted/burnt connectors, bad rec/reg), they don't usually go bad on their own. Inspect the shellac insulation on the stator windings, dark shellac is ok, crispy/burnt shellac is not. Replace stator if insulation...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:37 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Spark plugs n.1 and n.4 flooded

Since one set of contact points and one coil fire Cyls #1 and #2, and the other set fires Cyls #3 and #4, this suggests that both sets of contact points and coils are working if Cyl #2 and #3 are OK. So I'd start by checking spark to #1 and #4, could be bad spark plug wires or faulty spark plug caps...
by DenverWinger
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 Fuel injected GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: 1992 Fuel injected GL1500

It didn't come from the factory injected, somebody would've had to convert it with a bunch of aftermarket/custom parts.
by DenverWinger
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Is my starter going?
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Is my starter going?

I'd say after 73000 miles and never serviced it most certainly needs brushes. A new set of brushes in mine a few yrs ago and I've never heard it crank over so good! (now 102k miles). When I changed the brushes it was just barely groaning the engine over until the excess current draw due to bad brush...
by DenverWinger
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Is my starter going?
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Is my starter going?

Does sound like the starter is dragging, most likely worn brushes. Relatively easy to service and not very expensive either. Since it is still working (sort of) doubtful you will need to replace it, a new set of brushes, clean the commutator and lube the planetary gears should make that a happy unit...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine on the bench, planning a check and rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 184

Re: Engine on the bench, planning a check and rebuild

You can do a voltage test on the stator with engine out of the bike. Normally would expect to see 50-70v AC between all three stator legs at 3000 RPM, but you should still see some sort of low voltage AC power out of the stator at cranking RPM. With the sparkplugs out or the heads still removed and ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working
Replies: 18
Views: 5930

Re: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working

Delete / rewrite post---- This is what I get for not reading entire thread , I was going to suggest small pull-down resistors (1k or 470 ohm) but after posting this I see it was already tried unsuccessfully :( My "bad". Seems the brake "sense" input on the CC module is particularly picky, and the re...
by DenverWinger
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Flasher wiring
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Flasher wiring

GL1100 uses a standard two (or three) terminal automotive flasher rated for two bulbs. Wiring harness provides for a third ground connection to the flasher unit, three terminal flashers use the ground. The OEM flasher is only two terminal, but the three terminal ones can be used.
by DenverWinger
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 25
Views: 1186

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

I recently upgraded the saddlebag and trunk side lights to LED, I bought a 17' reel of 300 lumen/ft Red LED strip. Nice and bright! Got about 6' of LED strip left over. Too bright for the rear of the bike, they'd look like brake lights on. If I do put them on the rear of the bike I'd have to build a...