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by wezx
Fri Oct 02, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve Cover Damage
Replies: 14
Views: 829

Re: Valve Cover Damage

Had a puncture from highway peg bolt a couple years ago. JB Welded it and still running fine...no leaks.
by wezx
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Walked Away!
Replies: 53
Views: 4218

Re: I Walked Away!

Really glad he was not severely injured or killed and thanks for sharing the video and the breakdown of events! I think every rider has had a “close-call” or actually gone down. One thing I notice every time I watch a curve crash video on ANY type of bike - Honda, Harley, whatever - is that the ride...
by wezx
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500
Replies: 104
Views: 24799

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500

Well, I got the Blackwing Brace today, put the bike on the lift, and installed it. Pretty fast shipping from California even with the Holiday weekend. It’s a simple job. What took the most time was having to take off both sides of the Ring of Fire so the pinch bolts and axle bolts could be loosened...
by wezx
Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500
Replies: 104
Views: 24799

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500

Well, I got the Blackwing Brace today, put the bike on the lift, and installed it. Pretty fast shipping from California even with the Holiday weekend. It’s a simple job. What took the most time was having to take off both sides of the Ring of Fire so the pinch bolts and axle bolts could be loosened....
by wezx
Sat Sep 05, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock
Replies: 25
Views: 2037

Re: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock

I’m still seeing 416’s available on eBay and elsewhere and Progressive still lists them on their website which is strange...? As near as I can tell all the 416‘s on eBay are Harley Davidson specific. They won’t work on a GL 1500. The 416‘s that are(were) made for a Goldwing are 1633‘s. Ah...ok...ma...
by wezx
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock
Replies: 25
Views: 2037

Re: GL1500 Rear Replacement Spring/Shock

I’m still seeing 416’s available on eBay and elsewhere and Progressive still lists them on their website which is strange...? I wonder why they would quit making them? Seems like just Goldwing owners alone would be buying them in numbers to justify their continued production...maybe not?
by wezx
Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500
Replies: 104
Views: 24799

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500

Was reading this thread after the link from the newsletter. Came home and looked and my 1500 has the Superbrace installed. No real major issues with the front end but it definitely could be more stable and I do occasionally get the low speed wobble, so I ordered a Blackwing Brace...will report after...
by wezx
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 39
Views: 2533

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: 1601

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: 268

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: 268

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: 601

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: 168

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: 377

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: 377

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: 377

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: 377

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: 377

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: 377

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: 750

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: 3445

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: 7
Views: 1049

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: 201

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: 7
Views: 1049

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: 192

Passing 100,000 miles!