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by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I Tow My Trike
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Can I Tow My Trike

Probably a lot easier to pull driveshaft on a trike, though... He (OP) did mention that...
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '99 1500 Maintenance
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: '99 1500 Maintenance

Probably wouldn't hurt to sync the carbs before doing the idle drop adj, and check the sync again afterward...
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '99 1500 Maintenance
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: '99 1500 Maintenance

From the 1994 Service manual. I imagine same or close for 1999.

The idle drop adjustment will get you where you need to be.


by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can I Tow My Trike
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Can I Tow My Trike

Disconnect drive shaft if towing more than a very short distance. No lube to the spinning output shaft in the tranny if the engine isn't turning the oil pump.
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Vacuum Hoses
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Vacuum Hoses

Best to use the metric hose. SAE sizes obviously if too loose won't seal or they'll fall off. You could probably use the "too small" size and get it on the fittings, but are asking for the ends to split out early....
by DenverWinger
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate

Probably rust in the pedal pivot. You'll probably have to take the pedal off and clean/lube it.
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Highway Speeds
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Highway Speeds

I wouldn't worry about it. At 95 MPH your tach would be reading about 4500 RPM, well below red line. Honda made these engines to be pretty much bullet proof, during design phase they would rev them up to self-destruction to see what would break. Redesigned what broke and rev 'em to destruction again...
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting over on my GL1100
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: Starting over on my GL1100

If you are talking about my Avatar photo, that's the 1500 :D Here's a photo of the 1100 from back in '09 when I had the full Vetter set on it, note the bugs on the windshield. I'd just finished an "Iron-Butt" ride (1250 miles, 22 hrs) straight thru from Denver to Jackson MI. DSCF0009.jpg In 2010 I b...
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting over on my GL1100
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: Starting over on my GL1100

.......Besides, without the Windjammer, where would I put the stereo??? Gotta have my tunes!
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Oil leak

Likely leaking from the shifter shaft seal and running down the side of the engine. Seal is relatively easy to replace....
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '99 1500 Maintenance
Replies: 25
Views: 810

Re: '99 1500 Maintenance

The rubber mat's main purpose is to prevent fuel percolation in the carbs when you shut off a hot engine. That can make for hard re-starts as the manifolds are flooded and carb bowls have to refill.
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starting over on my GL1100
Replies: 17
Views: 930

Re: Starting over on my GL1100

Naked Wings are nice, but I wouldn't want to do any great distance on one :( Too old for all that wind. Since I don't have Hondaline, I'll keep the Windjammer on mine... :) .... And GF likes the backrest on the Vetter Trunk.
by DenverWinger
Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate
Replies: 46
Views: 2288

Re: Just acquired a 1983 GL1100 Interstate

Stick a screwdriver thru the U-Joint? :lol:
by DenverWinger
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Radiator hose sleeves
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Radiator hose sleeves

Just my 2¢, I don't see where they really do anything useful....
by DenverWinger
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 416
Views: 50790

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

Please re-read my post, I added another comment about the starter after you read it!...

If you have means of getting compressed air to the sparkplug holes you can do the seals without removing heads. Air pressure will hold the valves in place.
by DenverWinger
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Please tell who or what made you buy a Goldwing
Replies: 416
Views: 50790

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

Before pulling the entire engine it might be worthwhile just pulling the starter and checking the planetary reduction gears in the starter head. These are never an issue on an OEM starter, but are known to fail on some aftermarket starters if the starter has been replaced. Your starting problem migh...
by DenverWinger
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Light Modulator
Replies: 8
Views: 343

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: 87

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: 330

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: 330

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: 327

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: 327

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: 198

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: 9847

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...