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by Rambozo
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Won't start need guidance
Replies: 3
Views: 31

Re: Won't start need guidance

What is your battery voltage? Also check with the headlights on, too.
by Rambozo
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won’t start
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Bike won’t start

There is a master "dogbone" fuse that can crack. It won't look blown, but will fall to pieces when you take it out. Otherwise, get a test light and check power and grounds.
by Rambozo
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 shifter options?
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: Gl1500 shifter options?

For one that isn't the factory shifter, as these came with foot pegs and a normal toe shifter. Only you can answer what your skills are as to making or modifying your shifter. Because of the strange shifter extension that the 1500 uses I doubt it will interchange with any other bike. However, you ca...
by Rambozo
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bad fuel pump or junk in the tank
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Bad fuel pump or junk in the tank

Pop the gas cap and see if that corrects it. The vented caps can become plugged. A soak in cleaner will often take care of them.
by Rambozo
Fri Aug 05, 2022 7:27 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tensioner rebuild
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Tensioner rebuild

That poor vice has seen some better days.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear air shocks 87 gl
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: rear air shocks 87 gl

If you are losing pressure in a matter of minutes, it will be an obvious leak. You will need to check all the hoses and fittings along the way.
by Rambozo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 10:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bet you've never seen this...
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Bet you've never seen this...

I can understand that. What with various subcontractors and other vendors. But when Honda can't even tell which of two parts are bad without resorting to "replace with known good unit" they are falling down on the job. There is no reason they can't check the data going between the boards. ...
by Rambozo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: rear air shocks 87 gl
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: rear air shocks 87 gl

Spraying with soapy water or Big Blu is a lot easier than dunking the bike in a swimming pool.



by Rambozo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bet you've never seen this...
Replies: 17
Views: 1402

Re: Bet you've never seen this...

It's too bad that technicians these days are just parts changers.
by Rambozo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: parking lights
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: parking lights

bucksot wrote: Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:50 pm whats my problem?
Failure to RTFM.

The parking light fuse is only hot when the key is in the Park position.
by Rambozo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fire
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: Fire

by Rambozo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 3:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Air wings worth installing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1053

Re: Air wings worth installing?

You can see in these photos. Drilling is required for the supplied hardware. You might be able to fabricate something that doesn't require drilling.

https://wingstuff.com/products/36966-fa ... 100-gl1200
by Rambozo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TPMS
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: TPMS

Replace the batteries in the sensors?
There are a few topics here about how to do that. I think Honda just wants you to buy new sensors.
by Rambozo
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Weak battery?
Replies: 1
Views: 15

Re: Weak battery?

Yes there are tests for batteries. Measure the voltage and current into a dummy load. Some auto parts stores can do this test for you, but some can't do bike batteries. Pretty much the 1500 has a battery test built in. If you are having to do the press and release trick to get it started, you need a...
by Rambozo
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch master/slave: rebuild or replace?
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: Clutch master/slave: rebuild or replace?

They just press in with a seal. Honda has a repair kit for them.
by Rambozo
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Shocks
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Rear Shocks

Someone mentioned that Hagon could build a replacement.
by Rambozo
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Oh snap! Final drive eye broken
Replies: 15
Views: 230

Re: Oh snap! Final drive eye broken

Really should not have taken that kind of force to get it apart, unless something is way out of alignment. No one local who can TIG weld it for you? Well the real loading is down and the bolt will have some support from the threads. As a side of the road repair it would probably get you home, but I ...
by Rambozo
Thu Jul 28, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Issue after new fuel pump installed
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Issue after new fuel pump installed

The cube pumps are great for some applications, but the 1500 is an in-tank pump, And the cube pumps typically can't be submerged.

BTW don't run racing fuel through a cube pump. The epoxy that holds them together will dissolve. Ask me how I know.
by Rambozo
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Tour pack
Replies: 1
Views: 42

Re: Tour pack

The big consideration is that Honda doesn't sell that as an accessory, so buying the individual parts is over $3k not to mention any parts that need to be replaced to accommodate it. Honda has been pretty good in the past about having things like wiring be all the same. But these days you might need...
by Rambozo
Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Issue after new fuel pump installed
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: Issue after new fuel pump installed

No idea. Because the number is the same it's a good guess that the Carter pump is what Napa sells. However, I was not able to find a pressure spec. The cars it is listed for make me thing it is a normal 4-7psi automotive pump. But without measuring who knows. Many years ago I had the same issue on a...
by Rambozo
Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Well I screwed up, 93 GL1500 is dead Jim!
Replies: 20
Views: 1442

Re: Well I screwed up, 93 GL1500 is dead Jim!

If you did break a belt, you might very well be looking at a used engine. These are interference engines and a broken belt is rapidly followed by valve and piston damage. That there was no noise or lockup means there is a chance it wasn't a broken belt but something more repairable. Time to take a l...
by Rambozo
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Please help identify bag light component
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: Please help identify bag light component

Depends. It sounds like you might have the Hondaline lights. They are electroluminescent strip lights and the box is a high voltage inverter. Those lights always go bad, so your best bet is to do an LED swap. Plenty of topics on DIY solutions for that. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=...
by Rambozo
Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Code 23 Right side o2 heater circuit inop.
Replies: 14
Views: 643

Re: Code 23 Right side o2 heater circuit inop.

If the heater measures in the megohms it is open. You can also power the heater up as was mentioned to check it. It's just a resistive heater, nothing fancy. BTW you can also test the O2 sensor even without the heater, it just will take some time to warm up and might not be accurate at idle. The exh...