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by bigsteveswing
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Help me diagnose my hesitation (video evidence included)
Replies: 39
Views: 1018

Re: Help me diagnose my hesitation (video evidence included)

the fuel pump does not prime/pump for a few seconds on turning the ignigiotn. I thought it should, or am I mistaken here? Someone will verify this but I believe the fuel pump only "primed" on ignition in the 80's models, after that the fuel pump is controlled by the ECU and only pumps when cranking...
by bigsteveswing
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 660
Views: 39372

Re: What's Happening Today?

brettchallenger wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:55 am
Perhaps its free beer.
I hear the "free beer is tomorrow"
by bigsteveswing
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: gl1500 trailer hitch
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Wanted: gl1500 trailer hitch

Knowing this is an old post, but rather than make another post I'll bump this one. Looking for a trailer hitch for my 1995 GL1500 Further up the board here... https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=59967 I bought the windshield from this gentleman and was very satisfied with the whole t...
by bigsteveswing
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 660
Views: 39372

Re: What's Happening Today?

Just a guess, but maybe, Kerosene. See that a lot at fuel stops here. Used for winter heat by some folks.
by bigsteveswing
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 577
Views: 84415

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

brettchallenger wrote:
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:18 am
Frustratingly, I have lots of sheep at the edge of my village about 1/5 a mile away. Sadly, I fell off my other motorcycle at the weekend and can't ride (or walk much really) at the moment.
Sorry to hear that, hope you weren't injured too seriously and your recovery is swift.
by bigsteveswing
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel pump components
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Fuel pump components

I'm no expert but when I got my bike it hadn't run at all in several years, despite being stored well. I siphoned off a couple gallons of old gas, looked to have had Stabil in it but pretty rough any way. I then made the "mistake" of leaving the tank dry while I did timing belts and a bunch of other...
by bigsteveswing
Sun Aug 23, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 577
Views: 84415

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

While out today I was trying to think of something.

How about a "herd/flock" of livestock. Cows, horses, sheep, etc. I will leave it to the masses to determine what quantity makes a herd or flock.

Have fun and, as always, be safe.
by bigsteveswing
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 577
Views: 84415

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Got a chance to get some miles on this morning. At least one of these should cover the new mark.
by bigsteveswing
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: JM headset recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Re: JM headset recommendations

Thank you both for your recommendations, I will hopefully be able to get an Elite 801 this year. It's about $75 more for the headset and the lower cord than the Performance series 291 setup. If you fellas say it's worth it, I believe you.
Thanks again.
by bigsteveswing
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield Garnish Set
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Windshield Garnish Set

I concur. My bike is a '92 Interstate and it has the large one piece garnish with that bracket #15 above the headlight. This was done by the PO, my Grandfather, idk when though. I would have taken pics if this was a few days ago, I just changed my windshield and had it apart. The chrome garnish has ...
by bigsteveswing
Sat Aug 15, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Losw Electrical power
Replies: 28
Views: 730

Re: Losw Electrical power

Check your headlight relays, might be unlikely both would go bad at once, but easy to check. Headlight switch could be problematic too...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Aug 12, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: JM headset recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 218

JM headset recommendations

My wife and I both have HKC IS-Max 2 helmets and I would like to get new JM headsets for them. The ones that came with the bike are very old and in bad shape. I see Cyclemax has a 291 set for like $105ish, is that 291 going to work well with a modular helmet? I know the 801 units are probably better...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger floorboards for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Passenger floorboards for 1500

There is one draw back to them that I see. In order to remove the side access panels, the floor board risers have to be removed, or loosened. That makes it difficult to get to the battery and fuse/relay panels. I will second that, that is exactly the setup I have and when I need to get side panels ...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger floorboards for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: Passenger floorboards for 1500

My Interstate has adjustable floorboards but they are manual adjust with screws/bolts. Their are only three height positions, I believe they are Markland branded, not sure. I can take some pics later and post them.
by bigsteveswing
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: a warning to those who ride on car tires
Replies: 10
Views: 555

Re: a warning to those who ride on car tires

Oh no, I don't have a car tire but my bike doesn't lean at all, I'm in big trouble... :?
by bigsteveswing
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Just a funny observation
Replies: 6
Views: 406

Just a funny observation

I had to bring some 6 foot pieces of conduit home from work this week. I had a little chuckle that they were easier to haul on the bike than they would have been in the car... :)
by bigsteveswing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Piles of Tupperware

Thank you. Sounds like a good option as the table could be stored and not take up space full time. If I leave the table out it will end up cluttered like my workbench LOL. If only you could see the table right now, put it up in spring and a mountain has developed...any flat surface turns that way :...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tulsa tall is too tall...
Replies: 5
Views: 174

Re: Tulsa tall is too tall...

+1 to everything you said. I will be watching this, I have all the same issues and same questions about my Tulsa Tall... Would like to get a new windshield, probably a standard height Memphis Shade, but not in the $ cards right now.
If I could sell the Tulsa I don't want to wreck it either.
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Piles of Tupperware

Last year I had a bunch off and I set up a folding table in the garage with an old blanket on it and piled parts on that, carefully... Thank you. Sounds like a good option as the table could be stored and not take up space full time. If I leave the table out it will end up cluttered like my workben...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 39
Views: 1668

Re: Piles of Tupperware

Last year I had a bunch off and I set up a folding table in the garage with an old blanket on it and piled parts on that, carefully...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Audio only in the right headset ....
Replies: 12
Views: 353

Re: Audio only in the right headset ....

Andy Cote wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:10 am
These guys supposedly carry replacement connectors: http://cycleterminal.com/
That is a great find, i have never heard of that site before, some cool stuff there.
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies
Replies: 23
Views: 686

Re: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies

I don't really want someone to stick around unless this forum or any forum contributes to their enjoyment of this hobby, but I do think that posters should at least be acknowledged. I am by no means a mechanical whiz but do like to contribute once in a while if I can to help pay back help I have re...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1191

Re: Clutch slipping

Glad you got it worked out, satisfying to fix your own things too, I love that feeling!
by bigsteveswing
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1191

Re: Clutch slipping

I was in Walmart yesterday and out of curiosity I went and check the Mobil 1 High Mileage oil. I know it is 5W30 and not the 10W40, but the lower part of the donut is not blank...! Would anyone knows what the SN PLUS means? I noticed that too, but the 10w40 doesn't have the same thing...I don't kno...