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by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Battery / starter / buzziing and clicking
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: Battery / starter / buzziing and clicking

I've got three of the 750mA models, one of them simply "quit" over the winter, no little light, no voltage output, no nuthin'.... :|
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: My Naykid!
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: My Naykid!

She sure is Purty! :D
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Starter Problem

Starter should zip right along real good on the bench, I'm thinking the brushes are worn out and it doesn't have enough torque to do anything in the bike except draw a ton of power. Needs to come back out and get opened up for inspection..... Local automotive alternator/starter rebuilder shop can pr...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need a gut check please
Replies: 7
Views: 148

Re: Need a gut check please

Probably need a good deal of TLC to get it going, but appears to be a complete bike. I'd say worth $250, you could easily recover that parting it out if the engine was toast. 'Wing engines are pretty bullet-proof, likelihood of it being toast is small.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Location of second solenoid
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Location of second solenoid

Down below the oil fill cap.

Jumpering the first one triggers the second one, so looks like the second one is OK. If the first one by the battery clicks when you hit the start button but no starter might need to replace the one by the battery.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl 1500 engine wont stay running
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Gl 1500 engine wont stay running

Might also check to see if loosening the gas cap restores normal running. If gas cap vents get plugged you can form a vacuum in the tank and the pump can't overcome the vacuum to push fuel. Fix for that is to soak the gas cap in Seafoam overnight.....
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 59
Views: 45046

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

You can let all the air out of the tire to get a little more clearance, too.
by DenverWinger
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: rain problems
Replies: 3
Views: 127

Re: rain problems

If it turns out the drain holes are OK you may have degraded spark plug caps or wires.

Some evening after dark try wetting them down with a spray bottle with the engine running and look for sparks snapping around where they shouldn't....
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: totally off topic

Oh, no, I wasn't even suggesting making a hard connection to household pressure, just pointing the end of the garden hose into the heater hose and hold them together by hand.

Good that you warned against a hard connection, though! :)
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 17
Views: 564

Re: totally off topic

Have you tried disconnecting heater hoses from the engine and putting a garden hose to one of the heater hoses? Water from the garden hose should come out the other heater hose....
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Broke down
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Broke down

Save the old one. Famous failure in '97-'00 wings, if that's an OEM alternator. Honda switched from Japanese to Chinese supplier. There's a "How-to" for fixing the rotor when you get home....
by DenverWinger
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2558

Re: Which lift to buy?

I also have one of those wheeled quad Jack things, that most of the pictures in this thread are of, mine is a moto master, I think. I haven't used it in like 5 years, and I would give it to the first forum member who passed through I dislike it so much. If you have a nice table lift, why would you ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Broke down
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Broke down

Good you found a shop. Even though "whacking" the alternator might have got it going, that's a band-aid at best. Shop should fix it right. :D
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Broke down
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Broke down

On the other forum someone suggested finding a local starter/alternator rebuilder. Probably your cheapest/fastest option if one's around. Have you tried giving the alternator a smart "Whack" with a hammer? Not hard enough to break anything, just get it's attention real good. Sometimes somewhat worn ...
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Carb issues?

"Sinks" and "Sponges" belong in the kitchen, not carburetor bowls. :lol:
by DenverWinger
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changed oils and clutch may be slipping
Replies: 19
Views: 632

Re: Changed oils and clutch may be slipping

That oil should be just fine! :)


by DenverWinger
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OEM
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: OEM

Not many OEM parts still available, but Cyclemax and many other places can get you what OEM stuff still remaining for 1100.
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2558

Re: Which lift to buy?

I got mine for changing the rear tire, with trailer hitch on it you have to get it pretty far up in the air to get the rear wheel out. Haven't had cause to use it on the bike for anything else yet. I did use it and two floor jacks and three jackstands to get the right front of Girlfriend's Pontiac h...
by DenverWinger
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No compression on # 1 & 2
Replies: 23
Views: 736

Re: No compression on # 1 & 2

So glad to hear that's all it was! Years ago I was working on a Mitsubishi Starion that had blown the bearings and seals on the turbocharger. Muffler and Catalytic converter (not to mention the intake side of the engine) just full of oil. Took many days of just running the engine a few mins at a tim...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2558

Re: Which lift to buy?

Ya, saw that.
I wouldn't, either. :shock:
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2558

Re: Which lift to buy?

Looked more at the HF site, looks like they don't have the one like in the video anymore. Wonder why? :roll:
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2558

Re: Which lift to buy?

Nope, that looks flimsy too.

This one.


by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Charge at idle
Replies: 7
Views: 247

Re: Charge at idle

Stock alternator is only 40 Amps max output at full revs. Even fully excited at idle RPM bike consumes slightly more than the alt can put out at low speed. It's not that it isn't putting anything out at all. Doesn't take much of an RPM increase off-idle for the voltage output to come up. Just don't ...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Temperature question
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Temperature question

Roger the elevation, going up some of the high mountain roads you can actually boil over at normal operating temp if your radiator cap is questionable. That wasn't the case in Colorado Springs though, the fan simply wasn't working and the engine was getting hot at stoplights. Once I got the fan goin...
by DenverWinger
Thu Jul 11, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 47
Views: 2558

Re: Which lift to buy?

Harbor Freight has two different motorcycle lifts, a flimsy one (the one in the video) which is absolute junk, and the one I have, which has 1 1/2" square steel frame and lift arms instead of the channel steel frame and bar stock lift arms shown. Actually quite sturdy. And oddly enough, they sell bo...