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by Rambozo
Wed Aug 17, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Silly question. Can I remove the air shock if it has air in it?
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Silly question. Can I remove the air shock if it has air in it?

You can, but then how will you refill it? Sounds like it might be time to repair the air suspension, or just leave it be if you can't do that right now. With the bike raised and the swing arm free, you should be able to remove both shocks. Last time I did it I seem to remember they were not exactly ...
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Overlooked carb detail?
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Overlooked carb detail?

If you look around here there are a lot of topics covering float level. It is a big deal with these carbs. Honda has an angle spec as the weight of the float is too much to just invert the carbs, because of the spring plunger on the needles. So yeah, you want the float tab to contact the needle and ...
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2001 GL1800 ECU repair
Replies: 3
Views: 47

Re: 2001 GL1800 ECU repair

Depends on what your actual problem is. Either you have the skills to diagnose and repair or you don't. I seem to recall a few folks have fixed an output driver, but nothing in the logic. I'm pretty sure it is mostly old skool analog not a digital map system, so not a lot of info out there. Few tech...
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 17, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: A different Start Issue
Replies: 5
Views: 41

Re: A different Start Issue

Get a test light or meter and trace the power from the battery to the starter. Find out where it stops. Just because a relay or solenoid clicks doesn't mean it's working. Unless you can see or hear electrons, visual and auditory inspections just don't cut it. Measure and be sure.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:05 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions
Replies: 13
Views: 174

Re: New (to me) Goldwing with a few questions

Don't rule out cable stretch. Every cable operated Honda I have owned, needed a clutch cable at some time. More than one broke out on the road too. Always fun to ride home without a clutch.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 17, 2022 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Nuts bolts and screws
Replies: 4
Views: 55

Re: Nuts bolts and screws

The Honda parts diagrams often list the bolt sizes and number of them required. That can often be enough to help sort things out. Otherwise you have to channel your inner engineer to figure out what is required to do each job. Just like when you get a basket case to put back together. I have lost co...
by Rambozo
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittently boggs down
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Intermittently boggs down

First check the gas cap vent. They can often be fixed by soaking in cleaner.
Next ride around with a fuel pressure gauge to confirm fuel pump operation.
by Rambozo
Mon Aug 15, 2022 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: #2 not firing.
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: #2 not firing.

Not enough hot sauce on your burrito?
by Rambozo
Mon Aug 15, 2022 4:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: HID conversion question
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: HID conversion question

HIDs have come and gone. LEDs pretty much replaced them. The Admin here has a few good articles on light conversions.
by Rambozo
Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trade floorboards for OEM pegs
Replies: 7
Views: 140

Re: Trade floorboards for OEM pegs

martyp8813 wrote: Sat Aug 13, 2022 5:07 pm Wow! I really expected someone to jump on this trade!
Most here want to go the other way.
by Rambozo
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working
Replies: 24
Views: 9856

Re: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working

offcenter wrote: Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:18 pm
I also used ebay china bulbs, the kind that flash 3 or 4 times before they go steady-on.
No problems with my cruise either. Still works fine.
I also used that type of bulb and it just worked, no muss, no fuss.
by Rambozo
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2001 GL1800 that needs a lot of love
Replies: 31
Views: 872

Re: 2001 GL1800 that needs a lot of love

IAC is a pretty easy part to test. You can also check that the ECU is sending control signals to it. If it's an electrical fault the ECU should throw a code. If the valve is jammed or plugged up, it might not throw a code. Some IAC valves have feedback and do and some don't.
by Rambozo
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Adjusting rear passenger seat 2002 1800
Replies: 4
Views: 114

Re: Adjusting rear passenger seat 2002 1800

Angled spacer between the trunk and seat back?
by Rambozo
Thu Aug 11, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: `1994 GL 1500 charging issues
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: `1994 GL 1500 charging issues

Cruise switch is gunked up, a common problem. Usually stuck off. Stuck on is not really a problem. Did you put in a new battery? 1500s need almost perfect AGM batteries to start reliably. Measure the charging voltage @ 2000 rpm before condemning the alternator. Measure current into a dummy load if y...
by Rambozo
Thu Aug 11, 2022 8:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spdt relay intalled pictures
Replies: 3
Views: 78

Re: Spdt relay intalled pictures

Not sure what one has to do with the other.
This is a pretty good overview of cruise control troubleshooting.


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by Rambozo
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4 Tires
Replies: 9
Views: 184

Re: Dunlop Elite 4 Tires

I put one on the front because it was all I could get at the time. It handles fine, but I do notice more tire noise while cornering.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would cause the self-test lights
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Re: What would cause the self-test lights

For the cruise check the clutch, brake, and throttle switches. The clutch switch is often the cause. No idea about the bulb check issue. The LCD controls that.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:16 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Start issue
Replies: 4
Views: 152

Re: Start issue

My guess would be poor trike wiring. Since it is intermittent, you might want to keep a test light or voltmeter with you so you can perform some basic checks next time it does it. Or trace out all the lock outs Greg listed and make sure they are all good.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump gaskets?
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: Fuel pump gaskets?

Those type of insulators often come with those two gaskets preinstalled.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 10, 2022 7:01 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Transmission stuck/not shifting down
Replies: 4
Views: 93

Re: Transmission stuck/not shifting down

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Sounds like a control system failure, not an internal trans problem.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:55 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me 1982 Goldwing Aspencade. Fuel, Air, NO SPARK
Replies: 11
Views: 158

Re: New to me 1982 Goldwing Aspencade. Fuel, Air, NO SPARK

Did it ever run?
Losing both coils at once is not likely.
With power at coils check for ground signals going to the coils. You can also test the coils for output by providing your own ground signal with a jump wire.
by Rambozo
Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Just a color question
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Just a color question

Only SE models got the two tone accents.
by Rambozo
Tue Aug 09, 2022 5:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear drive spinning ??
Replies: 13
Views: 261

Re: Rear drive spinning ??

With it running on the center stand and the rear brake locked, put it in gear let out the clutch and see what is moving and what isn't.
by Rambozo
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Won't start need guidance
Replies: 4
Views: 130

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: 73

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.