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by JohnUSA
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 34
Views: 2797

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

Corkster52 wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:53 pm
WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:33 pm
I've never had an issue with bubbles.


Here is what I am talking about.

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Why couldn't you just squeegee some ABS glue into those holes? Like, a little bit on your finger tip and wipe it in.
by JohnUSA
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Modulator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: Modulator Question

My sense of it is that cagers mistake the modulator for an emergency vehicle, and they try to figure out what is coming towards them.
by JohnUSA
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Modulator Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1280

Re: Modulator Question

I installed a modulator about a month ago. Marked increase in side traffic watching me.
by JohnUSA
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First significant ride with wife on new trike
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: First significant ride with wife on new trike

We each still have our own bikes, but for the first time we're discussing dressing for cooler temps so we can keep riding (the trike) as the temps drop a bit.
by JohnUSA
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First significant ride with wife on new trike
Replies: 4
Views: 277

First significant ride with wife on new trike

As some of you may have read, I have a new to me trike, and I've been getting after the deferred maintenance, along with a couple upgrades. Coupled that with some solo road tests to get more familiar with it, assess the road-worthiness and safety, as best I can. Decided to go out for a ride this pas...
by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Little pocket door blew off
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Re: Little pocket door blew off

Like the tether concept better than putting external hinges on. Thanks.
by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Little pocket door blew off
Replies: 7
Views: 365

Little pocket door blew off

I was out for a ride today, and heard something ba-bunk-ta tunk... I pulled over, and got off the bike to take a look. I noticed one of the pocket doors blew off. What the heck? Walked back up the road about 50 yards and found it laying in the center of the road, luckily nobody ran over it. Not a ma...
by JohnUSA
Fri Sep 27, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade SE Reverse not Working
Replies: 4
Views: 299

Re: 1993 GL1500 Aspencade SE Reverse not Working

Did the stereo install cause something to go wrong, or did something go wrong coincidental to the stereo work? Before I took a deep dive, I'd start with something simple. Battery up to full charge? Or, checking the continuity of the reverse switch. That's fairly non-invasive. See here: https://goldw...
by JohnUSA
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: rust cleaning
Replies: 7
Views: 893

Re: rust cleaning

Vinegar and aluminum foil. First, clean the grime off. Generally speaking: Cut 2" squares, dip into vinegar, and wipe back and forth across the affected area. Or, crumple some foil into a small ball for better hand hold, dip into vinegar, and scrub away. I have some aluminum brushes for scrubbing th...
by JohnUSA
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Sharing ABS repair
Replies: 3
Views: 680

Sharing ABS repair

ABS repairs-small can of black ABS glue from plumbing aisle, along with a piece of ABS if you don't have any. As you go along and make repairs, the ABS in the can will get thicker and thicker. You can buy a new can, and pour a little in the old can to "refresh" it, and get it to the working consiste...
by JohnUSA
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 279
Views: 25713

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Welcome, Dwayne, good to have you here!
by JohnUSA
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What should I do first
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: What should I do first

You folks are batting 1000 for me The return port on the clutch master cylinder was plugged excessively I didn’t have torch tip cleaners but a copper wire strand and lots of brake cleaner did the job Thanks Now, how about my windshield? This is my first touring bike. Where is the top edge of the wi...
by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Survived deer hit at 55 mph
Replies: 16
Views: 646

Re: Survived deer hit at 55 mph

Glad you came out of it ok. I watched a biker hit a deer broadside. It was all very surreal. I was heading southbound, my side of freeway was two lanes. The deer entered the freeway from my right. All traffic slowed down to avoid the deer. The deer hops the center barrier, and trots right out in fro...
by JohnUSA
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 473

Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

The insurance appraiser finally examined the bike yesterday, so I tore into it to see what I had. I don't believe I am up to trying to straighten the frame as pictured and don't feel like spending a lot of money on it. What do you think?IMG_20190910_101318.jpgIMG_20190910_101346.jpg Heck yeah! Bigg...
by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Surprises keep coming
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Surprises keep coming

All installed and hooked up..sounds great. They are 4 ohms, by the way. Stock was 3 ohms, so a fairly decent substitute.
by JohnUSA
Sat Sep 07, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sticky grips
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Sticky grips

Those are the Kuryakyn ISO grips, I have the same ones. If you have any kind of solvent on your hands - brake fluid included - it will start to actually melt the soft rubber parts, leaving them tacky. I had it happen once, I used Goo Gone to clean the gooey mess off, and rubbing alcohol to get the ...
by JohnUSA
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Got my speaker fader in the mail
Replies: 0
Views: 152

Got my speaker fader in the mail

Woo-hoo! Fader came in today. Needed to figure out how to non-destruct mount it to the existing shelter cover.

Made a cardboard template:




Transferred it to a piece of plywood, with an additional tweak:




And...mounted and secured.


by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What should I do first
Replies: 13
Views: 1001

Re: What should I do first

I've had mine since Father's Day. Since then, these are the maintenance items I've done, and the order: Installed shift shaft support bracket Oil filter and oil change Replace filters: air, sub, cruise and fuel Rebuild petcock Took a guitar wire and poked out the return hole in clutch master cylinde...
by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Putting the wrenches away for awhile
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Putting the wrenches away for awhile

Forgot to include spark plugs!!!
by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How many Trike owners
Replies: 11
Views: 579

Re: How many Trike owners

1995, built by TriKing.


by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: tri king trike sits very low
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: tri king trike sits very low

I have a TriKing trike.

Couple things to check.

1) Measure the distance between the front fender and the fairing. Should be 5.5-6.0 inches.
2) If you have ALS, make sure it's working, and the bags are holding air.
by JohnUSA
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Putting the wrenches away for awhile
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Re: Putting the wrenches away for awhile

Thanks for the morning laugh!
by JohnUSA
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Putting the wrenches away for awhile
Replies: 3
Views: 232

Putting the wrenches away for awhile

Father's Day was Day Zero for me and this trike. Recapping the work since then: Installed new 6 degree rake kit Rebuilt front shocks Installed new rear shock Installed new front brakes Inspected rear brakes Replace filters: air, sub, cruise and fuel Replace cam belts Oil filter and oil change New co...
by JohnUSA
Fri Aug 30, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Surprises keep coming
Replies: 4
Views: 392

Re: Surprises keep coming

I got the rear speaker harness in the mail, and took a picture while I had things opened up.


Got this fader coming. As a bonus, someone added a couple accessory switches:


by JohnUSA
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer wiring to a GL1500 SE
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Trailer wiring to a GL1500 SE

Probably rear brake/lights.

Do you have a five pin wiring diagram?