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by wezx
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 17
Views: 543

Re: Piles of Tupperware

I always keep the bubble wrap from packages I receive so I have quite a bit of it. I take a big box(es) (also from something shipped to me) and put the parts in the box with bubble wrap between every part. It allows you to store a lot of parts in a small space vertically and the bubble wrap keeps th...
by wezx
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??
Replies: 27
Views: 1078

Re: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??

One of the helmets (HTC) that came with my Goldwing has a flip down sunglasses visor as well as the regular front visor. It works really well! There’s an actuator on the top of the helmet to slide the sunglasses visor down and up.
by wezx
Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Seal on the gear shift shaft
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Oil Seal on the gear shift shaft

Here’s the link to the shifter brace...money well spent.

https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500 ... 102/200181
by wezx
Tue Jul 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Seal on the gear shift shaft
Replies: 5
Views: 184

Re: Oil Seal on the gear shift shaft

Yes, and note in the tutorial where they grind a bit off the lever to allow it to go on and off easier...makes a big difference.
by wezx
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Expensive spring riding
Replies: 9
Views: 514

Re: Expensive spring riding

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 10:26 pm
that is why I ride up on the sidewalk at the Walmarts, and park against the wall.

if not that, I part in between the yellow stanchion posts.
I will NOT leave it in the regular parking spaces.
I like that idea...have they ever given you a hassle about parking there?
by wezx
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 ECM, Alternators and Batteries
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: GL1500 ECM, Alternators and Batteries

I have the standard AGM in my Goldwing with no problems, but several years ago I switched my V-Twin chopper to a LiFePO4 battery and it has been great. Yes, expensive...but it spins my 107ci motor incredibly well and starts the bike instantly. Very light and small...feels like an empty plastic box! ...
by wezx
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Red or blue threadlocker
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Red or blue threadlocker

Just used some blue stuff liberally on a spare tire bolts on a Ural. Apparently they had some white stuff that was a little difficult to break loose and bolts were a softer steel (might replace these out) Have heard that red stuff just needs heated to loosen but never tried it. When I replaced thos...
by wezx
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Red or blue threadlocker
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Red or blue threadlocker

Another good thing to know about Loctite/Permatex (and probably most other threadlockers) is that they have anti-seize/anti-galling properties according to the techs I’ve spoken with both at Henkel and Permatex. There are a lot of circumstances where you need anti-seize (Nickel anti-sieze for stainl...
by wezx
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Red or blue threadlocker
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Red or blue threadlocker

My advice? Don't use red Locktite on anything you might need to take apart again, EVER! Use it & you can consider those parts permanently welded together, particularly on aluminum parts, where the fasteners are several times stronger than the engine. Use heat to easily remove any Red Loctited faste...
by wezx
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Red or blue threadlocker
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Red or blue threadlocker

Another lesser known product from Loctite are their bearing retainer fluids, which are green in color. Confusingly, the wicking type threadlockers are also green so you have to pay attention to the model number. Here’s info on the bearing retainer fluids including a chart detailing all the different...
by wezx
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Red or blue threadlocker
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Red or blue threadlocker

I worked in aerospace...and the number of Loctite (and other...) brands can be mind numbing. Perhaps a quick reference might be this Wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thread-locking_fluid and the chart within. Yes, it can be confusing because with Loctite they have several types within ...
by wezx
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Red or blue threadlocker
Replies: 12
Views: 274

Re: Red or blue threadlocker

On both my Goldwing and my V-Twin Chopper I use blue almost exclusively, and specifically Loctite 243 because of the improved oil tolerance over 242. For most things Blue is more than sufficient. I only use Red in a couple of places...mainly the main shaft nut on the V-twin. Can’t really think of an...
by wezx
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Low Fuel Light Not Lighting - Bulb OK
Replies: 12
Views: 649

Re: Low Fuel Light Not Lighting - Bulb OK

Well, I THOUGHT my light wasn’t working, but in fact it is! I ran the gas way down below the red line and it still didn’t come on, so I filled up and it only took 4.8 gallons, meaning I still had 1.3 in the tank and it doesn’t trigger until 1.1. Soooo....I ran it WAY WAY down to where I really thoug...
by wezx
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: broken right side pocket cover
Replies: 33
Views: 3081

Re: broken right side pocket cover

I fixed my broken door hinge tab by welding a new ABS tab onto the door. Been fine ever since...
by wezx
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: RAM cupholder modification
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: RAM cupholder modification

I used a brass spacer from an old electronics unit that I kept around for parts, but you can probably buy a brass or aluminum spacer at a hardware store. Make sure you use one that is slightly longer than the “U” shaped arm...in other words make sure you can see a slight sliver of the spacer on BOTH...
by wezx
Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lighted License Accent
Replies: 1
Views: 178

Re: Lighted License Accent

I also have that light assembly but it was on the bike when I bought it so I did not install it. What do you have there 3 wires? Running light, brake, and ground? I would definitely make sure you have a good ground...causes the majority of electrical problems. Sorry that’s not much help!
by wezx
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: RAM cupholder modification
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: RAM cupholder modification

I had the same issue on my cup holder. I ended up doing something similar(not quite as involved though) to try to fix it. For the price they charge for the cup holders, you'd think they would have done something similar! Nice work on your finished product, and thanks for the pictures of your remedy...
by wezx
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Passing 100,000 miles!
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Passing 100,000 miles!



by wezx
Thu Jun 04, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: RAM cupholder modification
Replies: 6
Views: 507

Re: RAM cupholder modification

The drink holder comes with a handlebar mount. It attaches where your handlebar controls mount (see photo). The phone mount comes with a 4 screw flat mount which I put on the center piece (see photo). Some people mount their phone off of the handlebars...there are a lot of accessories and mounts and...
by wezx
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: engine oil
Replies: 6
Views: 318

Re: engine oil

I like the Delo 400...not terribly expensive in the big jug.
by wezx
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hazard light Issues
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Hazard light Issues

My hazards are a little temperamental as well. Left one will light and I have to actuate the switch a bunch of times and then the right comes on. I’ve cleaned it several times but it still acts up. I just actuate the switch a bunch every time I ride it and that keeps it working pretty well. LOL
by wezx
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: RAM cupholder modification
Replies: 6
Views: 507

RAM cupholder modification

I love the RAM products. Have the phone holder and also the drink holder. The drink holder is great but the way the arm attaches to the mount is pretty poorly designed in my opinion. There’s just a regular screw to hold it on. #1 The screw comes loose. You could use Loctite but it invariably comes l...
by wezx
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: starting issue
Replies: 26
Views: 734

Re: starting issue

I’ve also had good success with Sea Foam in any number of motors, but I eventually switched to B-12 Chemtool - half the price of Sea Foam and in my experience does the exact same thing. I recently switched again to using Marvel Mystery Oil - half the price of the B12! When I first got my 1500 it ran...
by wezx
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Aluminum casting repair
Replies: 16
Views: 869

Re: Aluminum casting repair

I had a much smaller hole in the cover in my 1500 (highway peg bolt punctured the cover when it fell over in the driveway on a slight incline DOH!). I removed the cover, cleaned it well in my parts cleaner, then washed the cover and cleaned the area of the hole with rubbing alcohol. I then applied J...
by wezx
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Torque Wrenches: How to use them, when, and why! (Video)
Replies: 4
Views: 836

Re: Torque Wrenches: How to use them, when, and why! (Video)

I commented on the video… Great work as usual Scott. I’ve had very good success with the Harbor Freight torque wrenches as well. I check the calibration fairly regularly and they are quite accurate. I also mentioned in my video comment something that isn’t especially useful on GoldWings but it’s def...