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Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-31-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By GoldwingA1500
GL1500 Mufflers: 1997 vs 1999

Hi all!

Quick question! First of all, the head bearings on my 1997 GL1500 were loose but not worn, so the Honda Service Department tightened them for me; I do not have time to do it myself so I...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-17-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,290
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Thanks for the info. I reviewed the information...

Thanks for the info. I reviewed the information a few times to digest the processes involved; yes it looks to be quite tedious. But I refuse to spend $320 bucks at a Honda Shop for them to replace...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-17-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,265
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Hi all! Sorry I've been offline for a while. ...

Hi all! Sorry I've been offline for a while. Wanted to give you all a follow up.

Apparently finding a new gas cap is difficult since they are no longer making them. Local Honda shop stated that...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-17-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By GoldwingA1500
I found that out the hard way. :grin3: Now I...

I found that out the hard way. :grin3: Now I keep at least 10 psi to help prevent oil from back-flowing into the service hose. I only weight about 178 pounds at 5.5" inches in height, so I think...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-17-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 493
Posted By GoldwingA1500
I too was wondering about the correct pressure on...

I too was wondering about the correct pressure on the 1986 GL1200 Interstate because the book simply says 0 - 6 psi for the front, and 28 - 57 psi for the rear. But because I am a little short, even...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   03-13-2019, 03:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By GoldwingA1500
1986 Front/Rear Air-Strut Servicing

Hi all!

Been a few weeks since I last posted. I have a simple question with regards to air pressure. The Repair manual states that the front forks can be air-serviced with 0 - 6 psi. The rear I...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-27-2019, 06:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,290
Posted By GoldwingA1500
There is a wire-harness protruding through the...

There is a wire-harness protruding through the center of the top nut. What is that harness connected to, and is it difficult to remove it for me to get a socket onto the large nut? Also, do you...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-27-2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,265
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Summary of repairs: Correcting stumble/jerk...

Summary of repairs: Correcting stumble/jerk problem below 2,000 RPM

Now that I've acquired more experience on the GL1500 carbs, I believe I can now decipher what was causing the problem.

The...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-27-2019, 06:39 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,265
Posted By GoldwingA1500
They still spark and it appears to have gotten...

They still spark and it appears to have gotten better. I ended up having to order a gas cap instead of replacing the plugs again. :ROFL: Never rains but it poors.

When my bike shut off a few...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-26-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Yep. I of course was testing the Shell Nitro...

Yep. I of course was testing the Shell Nitro claim that their fuel additives SUPPOSEDLY protects carb components. I'll say this much; Shell Nitro Premium is great for keeping carbs cleaned. I used...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-26-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Yep! And I'm done with Ethanol. I still think...

Yep! And I'm done with Ethanol. I still think this was all intentional to ruin older vehicles with the use of alcohol and possibly the additives (BTEX), which we now know destroys rubbers, and...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-25-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By GoldwingA1500
I corrected the problem. Idle was too high,...

I corrected the problem. Idle was too high, closer to 1,000 RPM. I reduced it to about 700 RPM and I noticed the change in engine RPM when turning in the screws. I ended up with 3.5 turns on the...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-25-2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By GoldwingA1500
I have it set about 800 RPM, which I assume is...

I have it set about 800 RPM, which I assume is the line on the RPM gauge just below 1,000 RPM.

Joe
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,290
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Since I am running Bridgestone tires, what would...

Since I am running Bridgestone tires, what would you recommend I set them at? 42 front and 44 rear?

Joe
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,290
Posted By GoldwingA1500
I did that, and the bars responded exactly how...

I did that, and the bars responded exactly how you stated; move them a little and the bars would want to keep moving. I knew there wasn't enough load on the bars. So which nut do I need to tighten?...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 677
Posted By GoldwingA1500
GL1500 Idle Air-mixture screws Adjustment

Hi all!

Okay so the carbs are rebuilt and the bike runs very smooth now. I synced the carbs today, but did not take the time to adjust the air mixture screws. I set them at 2.5 turns prior to...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By GoldwingA1500
The 10mm deep sockets were too wide and would...

The 10mm deep sockets were too wide and would strike the float pin mounts. I read onlne that other shave had the same issue. The solution was to grind one of the sockets down so that it would fit...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By GoldwingA1500
I found some at the parts store. They were...

I found some at the parts store. They were slightly smaller than the originals, but it was kind of hard to tell the exact size of the o-rings because they were cut and damaged. Had a hard time...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,520
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Mine does that, and it seems to be worse on high...

Mine does that, and it seems to be worse on high humid days. The clock will not only change, but run fast. But on dry days, it runs normally. In my case, I think my digital display might be going...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,265
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Mission Accomplished!!! Man she runs so...

Mission Accomplished!!!

Man she runs so smooth now and accelerates much stronger than before, and without the fuel smell I would often get. The left car float was not functioning and the float...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By GoldwingA1500
I certainly agree with that. I was wondering if...

I certainly agree with that. I was wondering if anyone ever ran their GL1500 without the jet caps. Guess I'll be making a trip to the hardware store today.

Next question. Does anyone know what...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,290
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Rear tire is new.

Rear tire is new.
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-24-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By GoldwingA1500
GL1500 Carb Rebuild: Jet Cap packings

Hi all!

I'm in the process of completely rebuilding my GL1500 carbs. The design utilizes a cap that slides onto the jets and possesses 2 o-rings. Is the cap really needed? It appears to serve...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-23-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,290
Posted By GoldwingA1500
At first about 36psi which is what the sticker...

At first about 36psi which is what the sticker suggests for the front. I boosted them up to 40psi, yet there was not change. It will only wobble by itself if I let go of one hand and my speed is...
Forum: Goldwing Technical Forum   02-23-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,290
Posted By GoldwingA1500
Thanks a bunch. I"ll be honest. Working on the...

Thanks a bunch. I"ll be honest. Working on the front forks and tree kind of scares me. :grin3: But I must do what I gotta do. I'm certain that my problem is the same as yours was. I too...
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