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by Rambozo
Sun May 22, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 carb issues
Replies: 1
Views: 7

Re: 84 carb issues

Since it ran before, don't go drilling anything. There are a few variations of carbs, and many manuals (including Honda's) lump more than one together and use stock photos. Did you ultrasonic the carbs? That is about the only way to get them cleaned if the have been "left to rot" as you sa...
by Rambozo
Sun May 22, 2022 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Hello everybody

It's not the mileage, it's the age. If you don't know when they were last changed, change them. The belts will not effect how it runs until one breaks and that often destroys the engine. This is an interference engine so the valves will crash into the pistons if a belt gives up.
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 125
Views: 71719

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

I was just speaking in general when you mentioned that you had to loosen the axle to get the shock bolt in. The caliper does need to slide back and forth on that bushing. Typically you remove, clean, and lube those when working on the brakes. Brake dust and road grime, and corrosion tend to lock up ...
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 4:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hard starting
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: hard starting

Not really.
But it is something you can easily test for volume and pressure.
The carbs should be full of fuel at startup so it would start even without a fuel pump, it just wouldn't run all that long.
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Replacement TPMS for 2016 GL1800
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: Replacement TPMS for 2016 GL1800

There is a post here somewhere about aftermarket universal sensors. As I recall the main issue was the 90 air fitting.
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 125
Views: 71719

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

It seems like your problems can probably addressed by basic procedures. Never tighten anything until all the fasteners are installed loosely. Then go back and torque fasteners, in order if specified. And yes the bushing should be cleaned and lubed and the rubber boots replaced if torn or hard. Do yo...
by Rambozo
Sat May 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Chrome peeling off timing belt cover
Replies: 8
Views: 72

Re: Chrome peeling off timing belt cover

Remove the chrome, replace with the finish of your choice. Muriatic will take off the chrome, but it won't do the layers under it. To strip everything your best bet is to take it to a plating shop where they have the right chemicals. If you want paint, or powder coating you could just sandblast it, ...
by Rambozo
Fri May 20, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: hard starting
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: hard starting

Two things come to mind right off. Clogged/bad enrichment circuit in the carbs, no accelerator pump, if equipped.
It would help to say what bike you have, too.
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 125
Views: 71719

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

It will just hang from the upper shock mount.
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 10:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and replace your rear wheel
Replies: 125
Views: 71719

Re: How to remove and replace your rear wheel

Yes, the bolt is a close fit to the shock bushing.
Look in the hole to see what is misaligned. You may have to slightly jack up the wheel to get things to line up.
Did you dump all the air from your airshock?
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 10:08 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Rear brake issue

If it was correct, you would have brakes. :roll:
Take the pads out and with the caliper bolted tight, make sure you can slide it back and forth along the pins with your hands.
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 9:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello everybody
Replies: 10
Views: 150

Re: Hello everybody

You may well have to rebuild the carbs. Not sure how your fuel ages and if it leaves behind all the gunk when it dries out. Depending on history it might also be time to change the timing belts. If they are past due, I would do that first before spinning the starter, as sitting in one place for a lo...
by Rambozo
Thu May 19, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter or Ammeter?
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Voltmeter or Ammeter?

All the current you want to measure needs to flow through the current shunt. Sometimes these are integral to the meter, but they can be remote so that makes the wiring easier. Typically in automotive setups all the loads and the alternator are on one side of the meter and the battery is on the other...
by Rambozo
Wed May 18, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear brake issue
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Rear brake issue

Sounds like you have something wrong with the pin bolts and sleeve. The caliper needs to float, it won't do that if the bolts are wrong. If it worked before, you obviously did not get it back together like it was before. Check the diagram and make sure. https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorc...
by Rambozo
Wed May 18, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding Glove Shopping
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Riding Glove Shopping

I've run into the same thing with more than a few items. One option that will push back your search at least for now, is to snag a set or two of NOS ones on ebay. FWIW gloves and helmets are something I always have to go try, even with the same size from the same manufacturer. Just too much variatio...
by Rambozo
Wed May 18, 2022 3:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Are these Goldwing tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Are these Goldwing tools?

LaclaMoe wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 2:23 am Well i thank you both. Funny, her 1st ride today and we put both full face helmets in the trunk at lunch. Best part is gf really likes the ride. Just like everyone claimed.
That was the primary reason I went with a 1500 over the 1800. No problem with two helmets in the trunk and smooth ride.
by Rambozo
Tue May 17, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel leak
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: Fuel leak

Nope, there is no fuel above the diaphragm just vacuum. Fuel is drawn up through the jet that needle passes through. My guess is you are seeing fuel climb the needle. You can check the diaphragm for tears, and look around for other vacuum leaks. Lots of idle surge issues on 1500s. Many things can ca...
by Rambozo
Mon May 16, 2022 11:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Are these Goldwing tools?
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Are these Goldwing tools?

You can even get GoldWing versions. :mrgreen:


by Rambozo
Mon May 16, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings
Replies: 5
Views: 56

Re: Use of K&N air filter in Goldwings

If you look at most of the testing done with K&N, they are not an ideal filter for a high miler like the GoldWing.
While they flow more air than pleated paper filters, they do this at the cost of fine particle filtration. While great on race engines, I would not put them on a daily driver.
by Rambozo
Mon May 16, 2022 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL1500 Pilot Screws
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: 1997 GL1500 Pilot Screws

4given wrote: Mon May 16, 2022 7:01 am I agree, and it looks like “eyeball” tolerance. This doesn’t look like an aftermarket option.
That's what it looks like to me, too. And someone's "eyecrometer" could use calibration.
by Rambozo
Mon May 16, 2022 1:51 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Goldwing Paint Codes
Replies: 28
Views: 6252

Re: Goldwing Paint Codes

Look inside the petrol door.
by Rambozo
Mon May 16, 2022 1:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Pocket Latch, is there a trick or technique?
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Trunk Pocket Latch, is there a trick or technique?

Maybe put it out in the sun or use a heatgun to help soften things up.
by Rambozo
Mon May 16, 2022 1:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500SE No Power At The Gauges
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: GL 1500SE No Power At The Gauges

The sidestand switch switches ground, so no power there. The light is powered by fuse 11, relay 3, and fuse 8.
Do you have the wiring diagram? If not, there are good ones on this site.
by Rambozo
Mon May 16, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1997 GL1500 Pilot Screws
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: 1997 GL1500 Pilot Screws

From the photo it looks like someone just soldered or brazed the head of a Philips screw on them. So redo the solder or braze job.
by Rambozo
Mon May 16, 2022 1:22 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Help with 1976 gl1000
Replies: 3
Views: 89

Re: Help with 1976 gl1000

It has a battery ignition not a magneto, so you do need some power to kickstart it, but nowhere near what the electric start requires.