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09-17-2013 09:25 PM
trike lady
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Originally Posted by Delmarosalinda View Post
The more i ride the bike the better i like it. I find it a bit difficult to hike my leggs up to find the shifter or brake. I think a smaller engine gaurd would help also.
See if you can find a set of 1999/2000 engine guards, they look similar to the ones on the 1800.
09-17-2013 10:28 AM
budoka 1500's are the roomiest of the Wings; it may jusat take a bit of getting used to the control positions and you'll be grinning big time.
09-17-2013 05:42 AM
fossil92
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Originally Posted by Delmarosalinda View Post
The more i ride the bike the better i like it. I find it a bit difficult to hike my leggs up to find the shifter or brake. I think a smaller engine gaurd would help also.
Wings can be addicting.
09-16-2013 09:58 PM
Delmarosalinda The more i ride the bike the better i like it. I find it a bit difficult to hike my leggs up to find the shifter or brake. I think a smaller engine gaurd would help also.
09-16-2013 05:16 AM
fossil92 Sounds like you've gotten pointed in the right direction. As John said normal is a smooth running machine, quick starting, very little chock, & not many issues.

Wings are certainly not for everyone but I would suggest you put the time into making it run correctly before you discard it. Give yourself a chance after it's running properly to get used to it.
09-16-2013 04:51 AM
kikker If you're having carburetor issues you might consider Randakk's Carburetor Rebuilding services. He is the best I'm aware of. I'm not sure he does GL1500 carbs but it wouldn't hurt to ask.
09-15-2013 11:53 PM
Tatanka
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Originally Posted by Delmarosalinda View Post
im also debating on weather to keep it or sell it. It is a beautiful bike but still needs minor things. Along with my left leg cramping, the engine gaurds get in the way of finding the brake pedal and the down shift peg. I also have a 1100 shadow and so far, it just seems like neither bike fits me.
I'll try to get things worked out on the goldwing. Maybe it is just a matter of getting used to it.
The first thing I'd try is to synchronize the carbs. If you can't get a steady vacuum level on the synch gauges on the TWO carbs at various rpms levels then you've got a vacuum leak, and most likely what I've just corrected and Fossil92 Bill corrected shortly before me. If you CAN hold a steady level on the vacuum gauges at various rpm levels, then you have a tight vacuum system and can synchronize the carbs.
09-15-2013 08:30 PM
Delmarosalinda im also debating on weather to keep it or sell it. It is a beautiful bike but still needs minor things. Along with my left leg cramping, the engine gaurds get in the way of finding the brake pedal and the down shift peg. I also have a 1100 shadow and so far, it just seems like neither bike fits me.
I'll try to get things worked out on the goldwing. Maybe it is just a matter of getting used to it.
09-15-2013 08:23 PM
johnocooper What is normal is the engine runs super smooth and there are no flat-spots whatsoever. I ran enough seafoam through mine to fill a bathtub and it cured the off-idle issue quickly. The roll-on flat spot was the diaphram in the carb, once replaced, the machine (no longer mine) runs perfect. I met little brother in August in Dodge City and rode the 1500, it was nice. Ran perfect.
09-15-2013 08:19 PM
Delmarosalinda since i haven't really had a chance to ride it, i don't know what is NORMAL for these bikes. I had thought about replacing the seat but i'm now thinking a custom made seat may be in order. I'm a little thick and the wide front part of the seat causes my left leg to gramp almost imediatley.
I don't know how he cleaned the carbs or what he done with them but i'm running seafoam in my gas. 100 miles so far. Still a smooth ride.
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