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by Fiberthree
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: While I'm in there ytis(eye-tis)

I installed the strip lights in mine. I used a heat gun to soften the mastic so I could pry off the lens. Also, the left fairing side marker was nice enough to fall apart for me so before I glued it back together I put in two rows of them. However... I haven't been able to get the right side apart. ...
by Fiberthree
Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Funny Pic / meme thread
Replies: 33
Views: 5382

Re: Funny Pic / meme thread

If you work in construction you'll understand.


by Fiberthree
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Restorer
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Engine Restorer

wilmo wrote:
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:02 pm
1200's are notorious for smoking at startup... 1200's just do this at startup.
His profile says 1200 but he's asking about a '96 1500.
by Fiberthree
Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Engine heaters anyone?
Replies: 15
Views: 645

Re: Engine heaters anyone?

... How much heat would one get from a 25 watt heater? Just asking. (Tongue in cheek) My guess would be... 25 watts. But I agree with you about it being under powered for the job, even though the Wing engine is much smaller than a car engine. I bought a used Pontiac that was originally sold in Cana...
by Fiberthree
Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Restorer
Replies: 16
Views: 742

Re: Engine Restorer

From their own web site... " Restore Engine Restorer and Lubricant is a high performance oil additive that increases compression in older high-mileage engines. The unique CSL formula fills worn areas of the cylinder walls to reduce blow-by and restore compression to near original levels. "... Now yo...
by Fiberthree
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant Resevoir tank
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Coolant Resevoir tank

Unless it blocks the bottom of the factory tube... Far fetched but probable.





Do you have one of these?
by Fiberthree
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 308
Views: 21576

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

WingAdmin wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:41 am
My problem with it is that I would go through more CO2 cartridges than gasoline, because I would NEVER remember to unclip that damn tether before I got off the bike!!
:lol: :lol:
I stopped counting how many times I've done that with the helmet headset cord!
by Fiberthree
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What have you hauled on your wing???????
Replies: 5
Views: 323

Re: What have you hauled on your wing???????

I have carried a weeks worth of groceries in the saddlebags and trunk but had to strap the 25 lb bag of dog food to the passenger seat with bungie cords. The surprised look on peoples faces when I stopped behind my Wing with the shopping cart was priceless!
by Fiberthree
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gasoline stink after running
Replies: 6
Views: 410

Re: Gasoline stink after running

A sure sign your petcock needs rebuilding is if you also have the little puddle of fuel in the tray under the petcock. What seeps out will make everything smell like gasoline!
by Fiberthree
Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front tire for GL1500....again?
Replies: 22
Views: 831

Re: Front tire for GL1500....again?

I've always used weight. My 185 vredestein took 1\2 oz. Total. Less than the Elite 3 it replaced. All tires balance differently. Even two of the same model will have different heavy spots. From September 2006 to December 2017 I have run six sets of Dunlop E3s on my 1500. All required different weig...
by Fiberthree
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

I just replaced mine this past week end. They were a little wobbly but not real loose. they were easy to remove... The new ones were a bit snug. I used a small block of wood and a hammer to gently tap them all the way in. 20171216_154005.jpg The disk that holds them in place was a different story al...
by Fiberthree
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: In for a penny in for a pound
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: In for a penny in for a pound

Stew wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 7:58 pm
That is looking real good! Above the headlights though, is that really necessary to objectify... okay my wife just left the room, looks great! :D
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Fiberthree
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: aux hook up on GW 1999
Replies: 22
Views: 908

Re: aux hook up on GW 1999

Bluewaterhooker0 wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:02 pm
... They're cheap, like $10 at Walmart...
Not quite sure Wal*Mart has made it to Milan, Italy just yet. But I think he got the idea.
(no disrespect intended, Bluewaterhooker0. Although I wouldn't be surprised if they were.)
by Fiberthree
Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Valve stems
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Valve stems

I just installed my 10th set of tires and with them, changed from the original factory stems to the metal stem valves. The rear stem was starting to show signs of ageing. This was with 177K miles. Probably a bit too long, but the factory units never looked bad.
by Fiberthree
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo Needle Sticking
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Speedo Needle Sticking

I shall give that a try...
After I thoroughly examine the components you mentioned in your first post.
Thank you.
by Fiberthree
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo Needle Sticking
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Speedo Needle Sticking

I understood your first post Erdeniz. But I also was inquiring about the pointer removal. When I converted to LED backlight, I got the nice blue color I was looking for. However, I can't really see the pointer position at night and was thinking of illuminating just the pointer with a small white LED...
by Fiberthree
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo Needle Sticking
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Re: Speedo Needle Sticking

I give it a closer look. I didn't see anything the first time. Any idea how to get the indicator off the pin without breaking it? I tried to gently pull up on it but it didn't want to budge.
by Fiberthree
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Goldwing owner
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: New Goldwing owner

Welcome to the forum.
As most would agree, at the top of your list should be the timing belts. As raven41951 stated, the DIY section is the place to start. And don't forget the all important posting of pictures. We all love to see the progress of each others pride and joy!
by Fiberthree
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo Needle Sticking
Replies: 7
Views: 284

Speedo Needle Sticking

If my Wing sits for a day or two the speedometer needle wont move when I start to go. I can be moving at 35-45 MPH and it still reads 0. The odometer still racks up the miles and if I flick the instrument panel just in front of the gauge it will awaken it and then it functions as it should. The tach...
by Fiberthree
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Restored faded red lenses
Replies: 2
Views: 242

Re: Restored faded red lenses

Looks much better. I wonder how it will stand up to the heat of the incandescent bulbs? Let us know in a few months on how they are holding up.
by Fiberthree
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 GL1500 leaky trunk and bags
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Re: 89 GL1500 leaky trunk and bags

That notice looks like it is from 1989. Even though it was a service bulletin, it is 28 years old. Good luck trying to get them to honor it. It would be less of a headache to just replace them yourself. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OEM-HONDA-GL1500-1988-1989-Nos-oem-Saddle-bag-seal-81357-MN5-000/201...
by Fiberthree
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which tire?
Replies: 17
Views: 846

Re: Which tire?

My present tires are the Dunlop E3s. They have started the cupping but it isn't severe as I have been managing it by closely watching the tire pressure. As of this posting I have just over 24,000 miles on them. I was shocked to see that number as most of my sets have needed replacing after 17,000, b...
by Fiberthree
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16997

Re: The idiots are out there

I just returned from a four week stay in England. I do enjoy those round abouts. My son-in-law is a driving instructor there and they do teach you how to navigate them. You don't need a higher than average I.Q. to figure out how to use them. It all falls under the common sense umbrella. Sadly, a lot...
by Fiberthree
Fri Oct 20, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 neutral story / question
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: 1500 neutral story / question

I don't think stuck plates would be the issue, if the plates are stuck from being parked the problem would be getting it into gear I would lean more toward bleeding the clutch and or checking he fluid level. when was the last time you changed your oil sounds more like the forks are dragging or bind...
by Fiberthree
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 neutral story / question
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: 1500 neutral story / question

The clutch plates could be sticking. I had this happen years ago on a 350 Honda. The bike sat for a few months and the plates were bound together. The engine heat probably thinned out your oil and relieved the problem somewhat. Try some Seafoam in the crank case, take her for a ride and then do an o...