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by bluthundr31
Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 51
Views: 3206

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

The stereo/radio hole can be used to install a new stereo with Bluetooth, USB, Aux-in, and other features when you use the "Blank-off" panel that came stock on the older GL1500 Interstate. There's 3" of clearance to the Air Filter box and you need to use the radio template to cut the correct hole. I...
by bluthundr31
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue dies but restart after 30 mins
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Re: Electrical issue dies but restart after 30 mins

The battery would be my first suspect. How old is it, and what is the voltage with NO load after a full charge(should be about 12.7V)? What is the voltage WITH a load (needs to be around 11.2V)? The symptoms could also be "alternator" related so if the battery checks out OK, ,you might want to check...
by bluthundr31
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket adapter for 1989 GL1500 stereo
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Aftermarket adapter for 1989 GL1500 stereo

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by bluthundr31
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket adapter for 1989 GL1500 stereo
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Aftermarket adapter for 1989 GL1500 stereo

100% LEGIT!! Sturdy and functional!!!

I had a modified ignition panel to start off with called Unobtainium 2.0. It is made to accommodate a couple 2" gauges.

Top view;


Label view;


These are very rare and thus, the Unobtainium name applies.
by bluthundr31
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket adapter for 1989 GL1500 stereo
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: Aftermarket adapter for 1989 GL1500 stereo

I've gotten same panels made that mount perfectly where the stereo fits. They're called Unobtainium 2.1. There are a few threads here with good information on which Marine radios have been used. Some folks have wired the handlebar controls to newer radios with success. I have been pleased with my se...
by bluthundr31
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: odometer not working
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: odometer not working

dam, , ,that evelyn wood speed reading don't work worth a crap, , , sorry I misunderstood your problem bud, , ,
by bluthundr31
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: odometer not working
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: odometer not working

I have a '91 and not a '98 so even though this works for me, I don't guarantee it'll work for you. Your odometer working leads me to believe that the cable is hooked up correctly but the "speedo" needle isn't moving. It could be a lubrication issue but, , , on my beast I will see the "speedo" needle...
by bluthundr31
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Coronavirus Advice
Replies: 12
Views: 930

Re: Coronavirus Advice

I've heard that one of the "side-effects of Putin's vaccine is that every time you pass a biker going the opposite direction, the vaccine makes you yell , , "Das Vidanya Comrade"!!!! I'm thinkin I'll pass if they offer it here in the states. :D
by bluthundr31
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: input kenwood radio 1500 interstate 1991
Replies: 7
Views: 536

Re: input kenwood radio 1500 interstate 1991

The stereo is a Dual XDM16BT that I bought at Walmart for under $20 (currently priced at $18.94 in my local store). Walmart had a "promo" on them a while back and I picked up a "back-up" unit for $13.00. Rainy weather here in California is almost a non-issue, but folks in the "wet" areas should know...
by bluthundr31
Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: GL1500 won't start

OK, , , More info please, , , What is the voltage of the battery with "NO LOAD"? What is the voltage of the batter with "LOAD"? Has the bike sat idle for a long period of time? If so, was it left with gasoline in it, on a charger, why was it parked? Has it always been hard to start?" After you rule ...
by bluthundr31
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 won't start
Replies: 7
Views: 261

Re: GL1500 won't start

More information would be helpful but my first thought is the battery. These beasts are power-hungry and the power to the coils goes through the ECM first so even though the engine turns over, the coils won't spark enough to fire the plugs. Charge the battery to full charge and check to see that you...
by bluthundr31
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Paint
Replies: 4
Views: 541

Re: Paint

The underside of the fuel door will give the Honda color code, , , it's probably #G159P which is called Pearl Sonoma Green. ColorRite has the paint and also touch-up pens @ https://www.colorrite.com/product/honda-g159p-pearl-sonoma-green-1422.cfm NOTE: One of the documents I have says "Dark Green ac...
by bluthundr31
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front brake disc covers
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: Front brake disc covers

I think the vast majority of the rotor covers actually "hide" the rotor but since you like the "gap", just adjust/bend the other side to match the one you like. The cover is bolted up to the back of the fork/fender area where the Brake lines attach, and also two small bolts down near the center of t...
by bluthundr31
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3660

Re: Painting the 1500

One of our International members (Ventoura66) has plans of doing his GL1500 with Black and Blue Ghost pearl paint job. VERY COOL COLOR and he has hinted that he'll post pictures of his finished project. He also has a newly produced Unobtainium 2.1 panel (Radio blank-off) to upgrade his stereo set-up...
by bluthundr31
Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is your average mileage for your GL1500?
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: What is your average mileage for your GL1500?

35 mpg, , 75% city-25% highway (according to my fuel app). I would guess 35-38 highway, 32-35 city is close to actual results.
by bluthundr31
Thu Jun 25, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Clutch slipping

Ouch! CrystalPistol is right, I didn't even notice the oil comment, , , , Could Mobil 1 10W-40 Hi Mi have the dreaded FRICTION MODIFIERS? Check the "donut" on the back of the bottle, the lower portion of the circle should be blank.
by bluthundr31
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1186

Re: Clutch slipping

The symptoms you describe are the same as what I experienced. When you say you "bled the clutch", did you use fresh DOT4 AND did you wipe down the inside of the clutch reservoir to get all the brown "gunk" out? Also, did you clean the "return" under the shiny silver tab? You gently pry up the tab an...
by bluthundr31
Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Open sidecases
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Open sidecases

To "unlock" trunk and side cases (saddlebags), insert key into trunk lock and turn key to "vertical" position, then reach under trunk and gently pull lever on left (for left bag), or right (for right bag). To "lock" all three, turn key to "horizontal" position. OOPS!! I got it reversed, , ,Listen to...
by bluthundr31
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 1500 fuel pump replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 156

Re: 89 1500 fuel pump replacement

Easy enough to do, , ,tell us more
by bluthundr31
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dash-mount plate
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Dash-mount plate

It is used for ANY 2" gauge, and have two of them side-by-side, such as Voltmeter, Oil Pressure, Coolant temp, ambient temp, clock, USB plug, , etc. These old beasts did not come with a voltmeter and their age makes having a voltmeter VERY appealing/important. The panel is a direct replacement for t...
by bluthundr31
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stock Radio Removal and Dash Display
Replies: 18
Views: 675

Re: Stock Radio Removal and Dash Display

IIRC, fuse #13 is actually in the "Relay box" which is on the left side as you describe but farther back than the "Fuse" tree. Its down near the bottom of one of the Relays. I looked at the Velex, so the wiring won't "plug-and-play" to the existing wiring. I'm not sure if any of the aftermarket radi...
by bluthundr31
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad radio in 1989 Goldwing GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: Bad radio in 1989 Goldwing GL1500

I have a panel that will fit seamlessly on the centershelter and you can fit a 21st Century stereo with bluetooth/USB (to charge phone or play MP3's)/Remote/Aux-in and tons of other features, , ,the only caveat is that you'll only have 3"-3.5" clearance to the Air filter housing. Top.JPG This is on ...
by bluthundr31
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No radio
Replies: 2
Views: 108

Re: No radio

Could you have accidentally turned on the "mute" button??
by bluthundr31
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dash-mount plate
Replies: 10
Views: 443

Re: Dash-mount plate

Unobtainium 2.0 panels are the result of a modified Firecreek panel and even though I cannot sell them for the $25 that they'd been sold for on ebay, ,I make $0 profit. My original purpose for bringing this panel back to life was to make a few "brother wingers" more confident in their devoted "baby ...