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by Rambozo
Fri Feb 03, 2023 9:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant line splice
Replies: 2
Views: 35

Re: Coolant line splice

Brass would be better.
However, better still is to just replace those lines so there are no splices in them. Any splice will be a restriction and a place for gunk to collect, possibly blocking flow.
by Rambozo
Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buzz from the rear of the bike
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Buzz from the rear of the bike

At slow speeds (from take off to approximately 1500 rpm) it starts as a clicking noise that increases in frequency. It seems to level out between 1500 and 2000 rpm. I had my wife ride along and she confirmed that it is definitely at the rear of the bike. Does the noise only happen when your wife is...
by Rambozo
Fri Feb 03, 2023 4:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buzz from the rear of the bike
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Buzz from the rear of the bike

You can also try rotating the rear wheel by hand to see if you can find a spot where it clicks.
by Rambozo
Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buzz from the rear of the bike
Replies: 10
Views: 146

Re: Buzz from the rear of the bike

Have bees made a hive in your luggage?
by Rambozo
Thu Feb 02, 2023 11:38 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head gasket Sealer
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Head gasket Sealer

It should be pretty easy to tell the difference between coolant and fuel blowing out of a spark plug hole.
by Rambozo
Thu Feb 02, 2023 2:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 GL1500 - New Owner
Replies: 53
Views: 1130

Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

Yes, tension changes will have slight effects on timing. Same with surfacing the head or block. Without any precision way of setting the timing, lining up the marks is as good as you will get. If you want you can use a dial indicator and degree wheel to measure how far out of perfect you are. Racing...
by Rambozo
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Swing arm bearing service
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Swing arm bearing service

It's in the owners manual as Inspect every 8000 miles or 12 months, same with most of the other bearings. No scheduled Replacement.
by Rambozo
Wed Feb 01, 2023 10:21 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: seat redo
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: seat redo

https://www.gforcemotorcycleseats.com/
https://cashupholstery.com/ (recommended on Two Wheeled Texans for seat mods, reshaping and gel inserts)
https://www.xtremeupholstery.com/
I'm sure there are plenty more, but you probably need to call and explain just what you are looking for.
by Rambozo
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Swing arm bearing service
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Swing arm bearing service

It's one of those "as needed" items. It's good practice to check them when you change tires. If well cared for, kept clean and greased they will last the life of the bike. If regularly pressure washed and ridden on salted roads, their life will be shortened dramatically.
by Rambozo
Wed Feb 01, 2023 8:48 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: seat redo
Replies: 4
Views: 50

Re: seat redo

A quick search shows that there are a bunch of custom seat builders in TX.
by Rambozo
Wed Feb 01, 2023 12:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 99 GL1500 Starter Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: 99 GL1500 Starter Issue



by Rambozo
Wed Feb 01, 2023 5:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 99 GL1500 Starter Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 91

Re: 99 GL1500 Starter Issue

Keep a test light on the bike so when it acks up you can check it while it's not starting.
by Rambozo
Tue Jan 31, 2023 12:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Finding right chrome trim for my model
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Finding right chrome trim for my model

None of that is original Honda, they are all aftermarket bits. The common brands are Kuryakyn, Show Chrome and Add-On. Looks like Show Chrome items to me. You can find that stuff at many accessory shops. Cyclemax is the first place to look.
https://cyclemax.com/collections/gl1800-chrome
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: caramelized fuel in carbs?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: caramelized fuel in carbs?

If it hasn't run in four years, it's pretty much certain that the carbs will have to come apart to get things cleaned out. Did you do anything to diagnose the no start condition back then? Check for spark, prime with fuel or starting fluid, etc.? You might have other problems as well. Just sitting f...
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Delay in Alternator Charging...
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: Delay in Alternator Charging...

Time to check the wiring going to the alternator to make sure it is getting a start signal. The GL1800s have an alternator start delay, but I've not heard of that in a 1500. Is it a stock Hitachi alternator or aftermarket? Running at 3000 rpm you should be seeing 13.8 to 14.2 at the battery. Dependi...
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: what to look for under false tank while it's off???
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: what to look for under false tank while it's off???

joecoolsuncle wrote: Mon Jan 30, 2023 3:01 pm yep, rats. almost got snake bit when i removed the seat from a hd ultra about 30 years ago. he was after the rats.
Thats strange, on most HDs I thought the rats are usually on the top of the seat? :twisted:
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Head gasket Sealer
Replies: 14
Views: 467

Re: Head gasket Sealer

Several folks have had to deal with the aftermath of buying a bike that has had sealer used. In addition to replacing the head gaskets, they also have to replace the radiators and unclog some of the small coolant tubes. Bikes have much smaller radiator passages than cars. And sealers are not even go...
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 GL1500 - New Owner
Replies: 53
Views: 1130

Re: 95 GL1500 - New Owner

Don't just guess, it pretty basic to test the functions. As blupupher said it's usually one of the safety cancel switches. The safety switches are separate from the brake light switches, so the brake lights working doesn't tell you much about the cruise. Lots of people find it's the clutch switch an...
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2006 GL1800 starter help please
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: 2006 GL1800 starter help please

If you hooked a jump box to the wire that goes to the starter and a good ground, the starter should spin and the relays shouldn't click. You must have done something funny. Did you load test the battery? Get a test light or a meter and start at the battery positive checking for power when you press ...
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tie down to a LIFT
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Re: Tie down to a LIFT

I use the CargoBuckle straps on my trailer. They are an auto retracting bolt on style that you could bolt to your lift. I have also done a similar bolt on mod to regular ratchet straps so they can be used for short spans. I've seen the hookless straps, but have never tried them. They look like a goo...
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 2:44 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: michellin balance dots
Replies: 11
Views: 1015

Re: michellin balance dots

You can get all the details in TMC's "RP243 Tire and Wheel Match Mounting Markings".
But in a nutshell, the yellow dot is the light spot of the tire while the red is the highest radial runout and radial force variation.
Typically, only commercial wheels have match markings anymore.
by Rambozo
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:20 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: caramelized fuel in carbs?
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: caramelized fuel in carbs?

One winter is usually not a problem. Fresh fuel and a good dose of Seafoam can clean things up. It can take a few tankful's depending on how dirty things are.
by Rambozo
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: looking for information on how to replace front fork seals
Replies: 16
Views: 383

Re: looking for information on how to replace front fork seals

The fork caps can be removed to change the oil. BEWARE the spring under the caps has tension even when the bike is raised with the front wheel off the ground.
Have a look in the How To section for everything you need to know.
by Rambozo
Sun Jan 29, 2023 4:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I screwed up
Replies: 3
Views: 573

Re: I screwed up

Search here, there are a few topics about what options you have. Depending on what you have apart and what is still working. Sometimes the key will work when the lever doesn't. There are instructions on how to bend a coat hanger to open from between the levers. All the way up to removing the seat an...