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by Rambozo
Mon Jun 27, 2022 8:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your cornering light bulbs
Replies: 87
Views: 62267

Re: How to replace your cornering light bulbs

Measure power at the socket. Does the bulb fit the socket properly?
by Rambozo
Mon Jun 27, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Locked up brakes, crane strap location?
Replies: 5
Views: 76

Re: Locked up brakes, crane strap location?

Without spreaders and a bunch of oddball rigging, there are not too many places where the plastics wouldn't be damaged, if not removed first. You could winch it up a ramp from the front wheel, but that wouldn't help you get it back off. I made some lifting beams to hoist mine from underneath.
by Rambozo
Sun Jun 26, 2022 3:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Japanese Bike Manufacturers Are Cutting Models To Comply With Emissions Regulations
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: Japanese Bike Manufacturers Are Cutting Models To Comply With Emissions Regulations

The GoldWing is a good candidate to go electric. What other bike could carry hundreds of pounds of batteries without a second thought?
by Rambozo
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

That would be a Plymouth Fury.
Plymouth, Pontiac, whatever they are both gone now :(
by Rambozo
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1999 GL1500 Rear brake adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: 1999 GL1500 Rear brake adjustment

Nothing to increase pressure except press harder on the pedal or add a booster. Pedal position is adjustable a little. If the rotor is warped at all the pads will retract too much so the pedal will be low. Stainless brake hoses do make a big difference. Brake hose expansion is barely detectable with...
by Rambozo
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 563
Views: 67289

Re: First time posters, say hello!

It depends. Some things are the same for all models and all years. Others confined to just the Interstate, and some to just the SE. The 88-89 have many differences. Then things were mostly common up to 96. 97-00 also carried the basics. However, there were always year to year changes. Like those stu...
by Rambozo
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: TIRE CUPPING & DEATH WOBBLE
Replies: 22
Views: 641

Re: TIRE CUPPING & DEATH WOBBLE

If your tire is cupping, something is wrong. That is not normal wear.
by Rambozo
Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Final Drive Drain Plug Leak
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Final Drive Drain Plug Leak

Yes. That is a crush washer and should not be reused.

It's aluminum and available from Honda for less than a buck.
94109-14000
by Rambozo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Cobra Chrome AV92 Clearance Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Avon Cobra Chrome AV92 Clearance Issue

Plenty of people run that tire. So maybe you got a bad one? Hard to understand how as the size is machined right into the mold, so a wrong mold or mislabel would be easy to catch. Out of curiosity what pressure are you running? When compared to you buddies, how was the tire width compared to the rim...
by Rambozo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake line replacement
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Rear Brake line replacement

You can get a stainless line kit.
by Rambozo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 5:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Led headlights
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Led headlights

If there is a finned heat sink I wouldn't. Heat kills LEDs.
by Rambozo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio Won't Transmit
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: CB Radio Won't Transmit

You might want to search here for a CB issue a few months/years back. It seems that some of these units have problems with some receivers especially at close range. I don't remember if the problem was ever solved. If you are getting something on your receiver it's obviously putting out RF power, but...
by Rambozo
Wed Jun 22, 2022 12:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Cobra Chrome AV92 Clearance Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Avon Cobra Chrome AV92 Clearance Issue

Measure the distance from the rim to the swingarm on each side. That will tell you if the rim isn't centered or if it's just the tire that isn't centered. Also you can look at the guide line on the tire where it meets the rim to see that it is mounted properly.
by Rambozo
Mon Jun 20, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio Won't Transmit
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: CB Radio Won't Transmit

What happens when you try?
by Rambozo
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...
Replies: 26
Views: 1098

Re: Clutch cover leaking (78 GL1000)....tried EVERYTHING...almost...

I learned this trick from a fellow automotive tech, and it has come in handy more than once. Depending on the drip rate you might want to drain the oil or angle the bike so the oil doesn't pool in that spot. Clean the area with break cleaner and a wire brush making sure it is spotless and blow it dr...
by Rambozo
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Lights Stay On
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Brake Lights Stay On

Check the two brake light switches. The rear is adjustable, at least when it was a proper motorcycle. :mrgreen:
by Rambozo
Sat Jun 18, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tires replacement base on miles or age?
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: Tires replacement base on miles or age?

I've had both flats and blow outs, front and rear on a CB750F. While never a good thing, that bike was pretty stable and I was always able to get it to the side of the road without much drama. The front blow out was pretty scary, but it was a sidewall failure and the tire stayed pretty intact. The r...
by Rambozo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Will a 180/60 16 fit the rear of a GL1500
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Will a 180/60 16 fit the rear of a GL1500

WingAdmin wrote: Fri Jun 17, 2022 3:52 pm The stock tire, a 160/80-16, is 26.1" in diameter and 6.3" wide.
??? Speaking of old eyes,
I get 23.5 x 6.3"

:shock:
by Rambozo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Spare Relays, and Anything Else?
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Spare Relays, and Anything Else?

Multimeter, and the one tool that can fix everything.
by Rambozo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: need a cup holder
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: need a cup holder

I keep one of these in my trunk for just that purpose. https://www.campingworld.com/octopus-drink-holder-8932.html The wide base pretty much stays put. I was going to attach it, but at first I just put sand in the bottom (there is a snap off cover) Later I swapped that for a steel disc just to give ...
by Rambozo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help before I brake something
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Need help before I brake something

Not to be Captain obvious, but isn't there one good sized bolt holding that on still?

Edit:
Ok I guess that is just a drain plug, but if you take it out you can use a longer bolt as a jack screw to help split that joint.
by Rambozo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Super fine copper color glitter in oil
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Super fine copper color glitter in oil

Ok if you just got the bike run a few oil changes before anything. There are plenty of oil additives that make all kinds of strange colors and such. Who knows what the PO put in there.
by Rambozo
Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bike stuck in wheel chock!
Replies: 10
Views: 215

Re: Bike stuck in wheel chock!

Tire too wide?
Owner too weak?
:lol: :lol: :lol:
But most of all, no reverse gear!!!
What was keeping it stuck?