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by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing Belt Life
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Timing Belt Life

Agreed - particularly if you don't know for SURE when they were last changed, you should definitely change them out.
by WingAdmin
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud clunk from front forks, also finished the paint job finally!
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Loud clunk from front forks, also finished the paint job finally!

If you are low (or have no) oil, this will occur. The oil flows through restricted orifices to slow down (damp) the movement of the fork tube. If there is not enough oil to cover those orifices, the fork will extend with a bang, like you are experiencing. That's the first thing I would check.
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 gl1500 lower cowl melting
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: 98 gl1500 lower cowl melting

My right side lower cowl, radiator vent and lower (shin) heater vent are starting to melt and sag. Has anyone else ran into this issue? I did notice that the vent was closed, so maybe it was retaining too much heat on that side. Something is definitely wrong. You should NEVER see this, under any ci...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1710

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

Ontario instituted a new law as of January 1st of this year. Drivers who are caught talking on their phones, texting, dialing or emailing using a hand-held device, such as a cell phone and other entertainment devices will be fined up to $1,000 with a three-day licence suspension and three demerit po...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: ATGATT experiment.
Replies: 11
Views: 1141

Re: ATGATT experiment.

I can handle most any temperature wearing my mesh gear, as long as I carry enough water and electrolytes (i.e. Gatorade) to drink - and I stop to drink it often.

That said, I find it FAR more comfortable in nasty hot weather to wear my phase change cooling vest. What a difference it makes!
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1710

How much risk is too much risk?

Once again reading up about the tragedy in New Hampshire , and thinking about the recent rides I've taken. In just about every single one of them, I have had to do some sort of emergency maneuver to avoid being hit by a clueless idiot not paying attention to the road. The epidemic of phone-addled dr...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Excessive brake pedal travel
Replies: 3
Views: 254

Re: Excessive brake pedal travel

It could also just be time to rebuild either the caliper or master cylinder (or both), or you could have a brake line that is swelling and reaching its end of life.
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Armor certification standards
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Armor certification standards

I came across this information in the latest Rider Magazine, and it's something I had always wondered about. All riding gear armor is not the same. The type and certification of the armor will tell you just how much protection it will give you. To qualify for certification, a 5 kg (10 lb) weight is ...
by WingAdmin
Sun Jun 30, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing the trunk side lights on 1994 GL1500SE
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Removing the trunk side lights on 1994 GL1500SE

The studs on which the nuts screw onto are mounted into the plastic - they're actually molded into it. The studs have a base that is ridged, with the idea that the ridges "bite" into the plastic and keep it in place and prevent it from turning. The problem is that when it's overtorqued, those ridges...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE
Replies: 6
Views: 194

Re: replacing my rear brakes on 2000 GL1500 SE

Pads can set up a high-frequency vibration when applied. The "grease" you're seeing applied to the back of the pads is actually a viscoelastic substance that cures kind of like caulk. It cushions the pad and absorbs the vibration, reducing the resonant frequency below its natural point - the end res...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back
Replies: 17
Views: 1182

Re: New speakers-Polk DB-521 up front, Polk DB-501 in back

I just use a standard Dremel cutting bit, and use two hands with a very tight grip to control the cut. The slower, the better.

https://www.amazon.com/Dremel-561-Multi ... ef=sr_1_18
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection Power Plate
Replies: 21
Views: 6537

Re: Electrical Connection Power Plate

Mr WingAdmin, So when you purchase in bulk, you get SPDT? Do you ever purchase anything other than the SPDT? Can you recommend something that I can read that will explain how the different types of relays work, in a really basic way? Thanks again Frank An SPDT (double throw) relay will work in plac...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection Power Plate
Replies: 21
Views: 6537

Re: Electrical Connection Power Plate

Hello, When you say that you purchase relays in volume, my question is do you purchase SPST or SPDT? I don't know if there are any other types available. I'm wanting to install my accessory fuse plate which came with a cheap relay made in China, that I want to replace. I'm not sure which type of re...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: front brake hoses
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: front brake hoses

Upgrading the old OEM rubber hoses to new braided stainless brake lines was the single greatest improvement I made to my GL1100. The brakes were transformed from vague and spongy to powerful and razor-sharp.
by WingAdmin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: plastic down dipstick hole
Replies: 7
Views: 191

Re: plastic down dipstick hole

Don't run it - remove it, whatever it takes. "Grinding up" plastic means tiny little bits will then be circulating in your oil. Guaranteed one of them will be big enough to get through the pickup screen...and then clog up an oil galley or port on a smooth bearing, and you can kiss that engine goodby...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bunkhouse Trailer Question
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Bunkhouse Trailer Question

bdukes wrote:
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Thanks for the information. Do you know what it weighs when you have it loaded.
Thanks Ben
No, I don't have anything that will measure that much weight! :)
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Headlight Question
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: 1500 Headlight Question

I'd suggest skipping the halogen bulbs altogether. You'll be MUCH happier with the results of one of these: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation WingAdmin, I had not seen a real committal statement from you to whic...
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1994 GL1500 Aspencade No start condition
Replies: 5
Views: 197

Re: 1994 GL1500 Aspencade No start condition

Also check both battery wires, where the wires go into the terminals on the ends, as corrosion can occur inside the wire, causing this kind of problem.

The battery itself can also develop cracks in conductors inside of itself, which can cause this kind of fault.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your GL1500 shifter oil seal
Replies: 48
Views: 26021

Re: How to replace your GL1500 shifter oil seal

You'll get a drop or two, but no, the crankcase won't drain out through it.
by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Dodge Neon Coil Compatability
Replies: 58
Views: 7311

Re: Dodge Neon Coil Compatability

Here you go:

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by WingAdmin
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bunkhouse Trailer Question
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Bunkhouse Trailer Question

How much does a Bunkhouse LX Weigh empty and how much can you pull with a 1500? Empty weight is 350 pounds. You could easily pull that with a 1500. My Aspen Sentry is about the same size, and is 325 lbs empty, although it's rarely empty when I'm pulling it with my 1500. I definitely have to plan ah...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 565

Re: New to me '91 SE

Agreed. I have bought and used Metzelers before on other bikes...but I would never put one on my GL1500. The problem of Metzeler tires delaminating and failing catastrophically on Goldwings has been documented for more than ten years now, and the company has never so much as admitted that there is a...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension springs, how to mount?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Progressive suspension springs, how to mount?

Conventional wisdom has had the tighter coils at the bottom, as they compress before the more loosely wound coils, that way on small bumps you have less mass of the spring being actuated when absorbing those bumps (and less kinetic rebound energy that would have to be damped). In reality, you would ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Headlight Question
Replies: 10
Views: 482

Re: 1500 Headlight Question

I'd suggest skipping the halogen bulbs altogether. You'll be MUCH happier with the results of one of these:

LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection

SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation