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by NOVAwing
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

So this is my thread for getting my new to me bike up and in running shape. I will update this as I go. Bike: 1993 Honda Goldwing GL1500A Aspencade Blue 89900 miles Stock except for wind wings. I am 3rd owner To do list: Drain and refill fuel. Done Replace battery with AGM. Done Get startted. Done,...
by NOVAwing
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....

Thanks guys for your feedback. Cyclemax and Partzilla for sure, about to order stuff from them both soon. Far as seat covers go, no need, my new used seat is fine as is. I don't care for the sloppy, loose look of those aftermarket seat covers anyway. New seats still available for $245 so its reasona...
by NOVAwing
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Thinking of trying this for voltmeter mount...Thoughts
Replies: 13
Views: 1099

Re: Thinking of trying this for voltmeter mount...Thoughts

Yep, they're not being manufactured anymore. I've contacted the original Mfg about getting the molds for this panel. He told me that he got rid of the molds in a "horse-trade" as payment for "services rendered" a few years back, , THEN, , the guy who got the molds got rid of them to a "trucker pass...
by NOVAwing
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....

Not to be a total jerk, but you really should do your research BEFORE buying stuff! :lol: Right you are sir! I mistakenly assumed based on aftermarket, and used seats, that a new factory seat, if available, would be prohibitively expensive. Because of that, I never even looked it up. When I found i...
by NOVAwing
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....

With the part numbers being different, I'd suggest sticking with the "correct" part number for your '93 to be safe. That top crown of the backrest is a VERY common area of failure on these beasts. Keeping it out of the sun when not in use, ,and continually wiping it down with a good supple conditio...
by NOVAwing
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....
Replies: 11
Views: 493

Re: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....

According to the partzilla catalog they have different part numbers, shape and probably color. 98-2000 77500-MAM-A80ZC 88-97 77500-MT8-000ZA, ZB... That is what I figured, thank you. My bike is blue with dark/slate grey color cockpit plastic. Seat seams to be dark grey, not exactly black, but very ...
by NOVAwing
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....
Replies: 11
Views: 493

So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....

Hey everyone. Hope we are all keeping the rubber side down! On to todays rant and lesson..... So my bike came with an aftermarket seat and passenger backrest.... Terrible pos. All smooth, no quilting or stitching, drivers seat seems to tilt forward when I'm riding, totally uncomfortable! Smooth surf...
by NOVAwing
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Doug's Winter Maintenance Begins
Replies: 33
Views: 841

Re: Doug's Winter Maintenance Begins

It seems you have most all the items listed that should be checked while you have it torn down. You will need an 18 mm socket for the spark plugs. Somethings I noticed when doing my timing belt. 1) Draining the radiator is totally not required. Its fine if you want to do that too, it's just not req...
by NOVAwing
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: wire's
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: wire's

Does anyone know if there is any wiring behind the c b knock-out plate looking to mount a volt meter need hot wire. This is the same thing I need to do also. But mine is for a knock out power panel with 4 empty rocker switches and a double 2.1 amp USB port. Then I also need to wire up a voltmeter l...
by NOVAwing
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Thanks for the ideas guys. I read the how to threads, but not the replies lol. Didnt see the issues and work arounds everyone posted. This place, and everyone here, are awesome! Ohwell, I will go after the seal another time. Now I know to loosen engine/frame bolts and where. Add it back to my list. ...
by NOVAwing
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Update: Installed shift shaft brace. Went fairly easy just alot to take off to get to it. One big problem, my oil seal is leaking. I had the seal and wanted to replace it but the shaft would not come off the tip of the shaft by the oil seal. It hits against the frame. After 30mins I gave up trying t...
by NOVAwing
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

You could always ask Cyclemax. but from my experience with sheepskins, you would not want to get them wet, so keeping them dry while riding is a good thing. Yea I guess I will have to call and ask them whats up with that cover. Thanks, was just hoping someone here used it and had experince with it....
by NOVAwing
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Hi everyone! Still loving this sheepskin seat cover! Might be the best thing Ive added to the bike so far! Feels SO much better riding to and from work. But now a question.... When it rains, I need a seat cover. A cover i can sit on and ride while its raining. I am thinking about ordering this one. ...
by NOVAwing
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a 3D printer?
Replies: 40
Views: 1699

Re: Time for a 3D printer?

I got through to the owner at Firecreek, , ,He got rid of the molds to a friend in an "exchange", , ,the friend then got rid of the molds to an unknown truck driver passing through the area. The original molds are no longer an option to getting a panel done. Luckily, or maybe not, I'm working on CA...
by NOVAwing
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back
Replies: 13
Views: 735

Re: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back

Saturday's project, almost done. Gotta reinstall the dash tomorrow. Enlarged the front speaker cutout by about another 1/4". Had to really trim the top and bottom edges of the 521's, and trim all four sides of the 510's to make them fit in back. uD45ePNCwe0 Your speakers look good and sound good to...
by NOVAwing
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 won't start after juming battery
Replies: 30
Views: 894

Re: 1500 won't start after juming battery

Check kill switch.

Check fuel pump signal from ecu wire to fuel pump when cranking.

And or check fuel pump by jumping power from battery to pump.
by NOVAwing
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

bellboy40 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:26 pm
That wing looks good! Love that blue color too.
Thank you! We love it too.

It had to be blue or white. I wanted white, wife and me both love blue. A blue bike fell in my lap.

Here we are lol.
by NOVAwing
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

That windshield looks pretty good, can’t imagine you’d get any static about the blue tint along the bottom. Is there much left on your to-do list (besides the grip maybe) or are you all caught up? Thanks! I love the new shield, but it seems a bit narrow. Could be my imagination lol. Fyi the Memphis...
by NOVAwing
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Update! Pics below. Couple before, then after. Blue Memphis Shades Windshield installed. Sickafus Jumbo long hair sheepskin in Grey fox (grey with black tips) pelt installed. May adjust as time goes on. New show chrome fork brace cover installed. Dont like this item really. The sides dont cover as m...
by NOVAwing
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting
Replies: 122
Views: 5560

Re: Getting a 93 Aspencade running after 4 years sitting

Update: Drink buddy installed. Need to switch it to other side though. Powerpanel installed but not wired up. New blue Memphis shades windshield with vent is in my hands, need to install. Shift brace with oil seal is in hand. Need to install. New chrome fork brace cover in hand. Old was tarnished an...
by NOVAwing
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me GL 1500 SEY 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 901

Re: New to me GL 1500 SEY 2000

The info I posted is recent. I just dealt with the guy earlier this summer. Perfectly smooth transaction. Blackwing or nothing imho. No other brace is as good. They are subpar design compared to his. Not worth $50 for a half-ass fix from another "brace" that doesn't really brace anything. Call him, ...
by NOVAwing
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question about legal windshields in Va
Replies: 11
Views: 301

Re: Question about legal windshields in Va

Thanks AZ, Based on my research and advice here, I went ahead and ordered the Memphis Shades Blue gradient with Vent. I looked at the multi piece windshields, not my style brother, but thanks for the recommendation. I miss the +4 Givi windshield I had on my Suzuki Burgman 650. Added Vietnam era chop...
by NOVAwing
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl1500A no start
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: gl1500A no start

hi guys, im new here and hope someone can help with a problem i have, i have a 1991 gl1500A and all was fine till the end of the ride, i was using reverse to put the bike away and it worked fine the first time i used it then i had to pull forward and then put it back in reverse and hit the starter ...
by NOVAwing
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me GL 1500 SEY 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 901

Re: New to me GL 1500 SEY 2000

Wisemonkey wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:27 pm
NOVAwing, Much obliged,

WM
8-)

Your welcome sir.

Paying it forward.
by NOVAwing
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me GL 1500 SEY 2000
Replies: 18
Views: 901

Re: New to me GL 1500 SEY 2000

Chaps, Thanks for the replies above, as I am anti Faceache anybody got any other way of contacting Mr Blackwing please ? I note the other day on E bay the Brace was not in stock. An e -mail address would be great if possible or business address ? Thank you all. See my above post, all info is there.