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by Sempai
Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: Spark plugs

Interesting question.
Please confirm... are you looking to base an opinion on MPH stats, or MPG stats?
by Sempai
Wed Oct 09, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 20
Views: 536

Re: Vibration

You can order the part from any Honda dealership, and here's another option for you, it's the #1 item listed on this page at BikeBandit.com:

http://www.bikebandit.com/houseofmotorc ... 8#sch22471
by Sempai
Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 20
Views: 536

Re: Vibration

This is what the book says: Inspect the universal joint. There should be no play in the bearings. Rotate the shaft and joint in opposite directions. If there is any evidence of side play, the universal joint must be replaced. Apply grease to the splines. ...but there is also the 'Flop test.' Holding...
by Sempai
Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 20
Views: 536

Re: Vibration

... but it seemed to be in the trans. rather than in the u-joint, which felt tight. Well, this will be a very tough call for you to make. I guess my next question would be: How tight was it?... with the driveshaft in hand (off the bike,) this joint should almost flop without effort from stop to sto...
by Sempai
Tue Oct 08, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 20
Views: 536

Re: Vibration

The noise is gone but the vibration is still there under acceleration but not so much while coasting . I read in your most recent post that you checked your driveline while replacing the final drive...but the portion of your statement that I highlighted really screams of a bad u-joint. While you ha...
by Sempai
Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 bolt
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: 1500 bolt

Incidentally, these particular m6x12 bolts are 1.0 threads
by Sempai
Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.
Replies: 278
Views: 24102

Re: GL1500 shift shaft stabilizer mod. No drilling.

What's the news on this?
I'd like to get one for myself, and I'm sure one of my regular clients would want one for his bike, too.
How much moolah?
How to order?
ETA?
by Sempai
Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: want help identifying/locating floorboard parts...
Replies: 2
Views: 161

want help identifying/locating floorboard parts...

Referring to the pix below: My friend has these floorboards mounted on his '99 GL1500SE, but he broke the pivot/mount thingy and has asked my help in locating replacement parts. I can find NO PART NUMBERS OR MANUFACURER's logos anywhere on the parts. The broken part that requires replacing is the pa...
by Sempai
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 goldwing gl1500
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: 1992 goldwing gl1500

At one point in time, doing unrelated service to the bike, I discovered that one of the electrical connectors on the back of the stereo unit itself was a tad loose. The connector itself was holding just fine, but the actual wires' terminals themselves had lost their tightness. Using a simple, flathe...
by Sempai
Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

A goldwinger from Steve Saunder's site suggested this, and after looking it over, I think I'm gonna give it a go:

http://www.timesert.com/index.html
by Sempai
Tue Sep 10, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

WingAdmin wrote:- Weld a nut over the existing hole, and thread the drain plug into it.
I'm liking this option...one of my nearby neighbors has the capacity to weld aluminum...
hmmm, think I'll need to invite him over for a visit.
by Sempai
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

mikelens wrote:The following site will give you the available options.
http://www.mtsac.edu/~cliff/storage/gs/ ... Repair.pdf
Yeah, I'm familiar with those options...I was hoping to find something a bit more, um...."professional?"
by Sempai
Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

Re: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

I don't have a solution to fix it but it sounds like you have been over tightening it. It isn't holding back any pressure so it just needs to be tight enough so that it doesn't come loose. The plug didn't want to come out the very first time I changed the oil on this bike...it's gotten worse and wo...
by Sempai
Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Stripped oil pan??
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

GL1500 Stripped oil pan??

Does anyone know of a fix for this? My oil drain plug has been getting worse and worse since I first got it...and today she finally just quit getting tight. The bolt is just fine, the threads in the 'pan' are at fault. Is there a kit available to re-thread this hole? All other remedies will be enter...
by Sempai
Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 Troubleshooting non-working Stereo/CB/LCD Gauge
Replies: 3
Views: 385

Re: 1995 GL1500 Troubleshooting non-working Stereo/CB/LCD Ga

This may or may not help you, but it might be a good idea to RECHECK your fuses: I recently found two issues with my stereo, one a while back, the second, just a few weeks ago. One problem was with the wiring harness connector(s) at the back of the radio itself. The problem I had here was the main p...
by Sempai
Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing light bulbs
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: replacing light bulbs

HUH?!?! My buddy brought me his 1800 to change out the headlamp bulbs...I reached in with my hand, removed the rubber booty, removed the plug, released the spring retainer, replaced the bulb, reset the retainer, installed the booty, and plugged the wires back in without any tools and in a matter of ...
by Sempai
Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Vibration
Replies: 20
Views: 536

Re: Vibration

I've recently been feeling a vibration on my 1988 GL1500 floorboards, stronger under acceleration . I don't feel it anywhere else . These two statements alone tell me you have a u-joint problem. Remove the driveshaft, oscillate the yoke throughout its entire ranges of motion. Both axes should feel ...
by Sempai
Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to remove GL1500 rear wheel bearing
Replies: 1
Views: 740

Re: How to remove GL1500 rear wheel bearing

This bearing puller from Harbor Freight works well for those of us that may need to reuse a bearing. It sells for $70, perhaps not something for those who are just looking to replace the bearings, in my line of work, I'm often asked to remove bearings so the client can have his/her wheels painted, c...
by Sempai
Fri Aug 23, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: audio connector
Replies: 4
Views: 286

Re: audio connector

I concur. Try plugging it into your 'regular' source of music (ipod, whatever) and putting a gutted tape in the tape deck. When the "tape" is playing, it'll be the music source that you hear...
...that is...IF that's how that plug was wired in.
by Sempai
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Receiver??
Replies: 18
Views: 526

Re: Receiver??

I thought this pic might fit in well to this thread.


by Sempai
Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Brake Part!
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Extra Brake Part!

I concur with previous post. Remove the caliper the part fell from, remove both brake pads from said caliper. Fit that retainer in place (on the caliper) where the upper (imaging the caliper is bolted in place...)tabs of the b.pads come into contact with the caliper. If the retainer is already there...
by Sempai
Sat Aug 03, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Whirring sound with clutch in
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Whirring sound with clutch in

Curious! My '94 GL1500SE model has 130K on the clock and I don't hear any 'unusual' noises when I pull the clutch. Near as I can tell, the engine noise remains constant, clutch in, clutch out...or all the time in between in and out.
by Sempai
Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: starting issue
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: starting issue

Try wiggling the starter button as you push it in. These critters can develop dirty contacts and you don't even notice til it's too late. Push the button, fails to start, release the button and the motor 'clicks' as the contacts met for a split second with just enough conductance as you released the...
by Sempai
Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: kick stand
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: kick stand

You might find my posting in another thread on this subject to be very interesting: You may have a secondary problem here. I experienced this problem myself. Does your kickstand hit the ground at one point, when you're parking, and you get off, and the bike continues to lean and lean and lean until ...
by Sempai
Sun Jul 21, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio and clock not displaying
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Radio and clock not displaying

Read the 4th post in this thread: http://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=17797 I had a similar issue, where everything worked as normal, but taking the slightest bump in the road would cause the LCD and/or stereo to "flicker." Perhaps they might even go totally out while on the road. And ...