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by Fiberthree
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What have you hauled on your wing???????
Replies: 5
Views: 318

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: 405

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: 828

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: 416

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: 365

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: 906

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: 337

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: 283

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: 283

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: 283

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: 283

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: 241

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: 845

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: 306
Views: 16670

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: 578

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: 578

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...
by Fiberthree
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hi From Hemet, CA
Replies: 11
Views: 580

Re: Hi From Hemet, CA

Another "Welcome" from a little further up the coast. (Close to L.A.)
Let us know how your mileage was affected and let's see some pics of your new ride!
by Fiberthree
Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My new alternator 90 amp
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: My new alternator 90 amp

I think the doubling-up of that fuse is generally held to be unnecessary, and a bad idea. I haven't heard of a case of someone not doing it & having a problem because of not doing it. I have a 95-amp alternator from LActrical, and I'm still running the single fuse. Despite abusing it shamelessly to...
by Fiberthree
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

Re: Has anyone used Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block?

Since this is my first Wing, I do not know where the connectors or lines are to tap into. A techdude told me which colors but I'm not sure where. Best item you could buy for your Wing would be a shop manual that has a wiring diagram. The Clymer and Haynes publications do not go far enough and I hav...
by Fiberthree
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block
Replies: 8
Views: 2202

Re: Has anyone used Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block?

I had order Electrical Connections Fuse Block for my Wing only to be told it's back ordered and I wouldn't receive it until October with shipping. I'm looking for other alternatives and came across Show Chromes Electronic Fuse Block. The glossy says it isolates every circuit with it's own relay plu...
by Fiberthree
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Brake light flasher
Replies: 9
Views: 2440

Re: Brake light flasher

The flasher I have only has four wires to connect. Power, Ground, and two wires for the brake lamps. The two wires replace the ground wire connections for the lamps of your choice and those are the ones that will flash. By switching the ground side, the running light circuit is not affected. Pretty ...
by Fiberthree
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is this a Problem
Replies: 9
Views: 645

Re: Is this a Problem

Just curious... How many miles on that one?
by Fiberthree
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cigarette Lighter Question
Replies: 20
Views: 1161

Re: Cigarette Lighter Question

Hoosier Jack wrote:
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:40 pm
Behind the windshield is rather cryptic.
Well... yes. I guess it is. My Wing has been in only two states but countless cities and I have always been behind the windshield.

I'm in Southern California.