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by k1w1t1m
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Boots question
Replies: 23
Views: 981

Re: Boots question

I started with some HD boots, they were comfortable but my feet were the first things to know it was raining or wet. I wore them out and decided my next boots were going to be much better. After much research and comparing I settled on some BMW All Around boots. These boots are waterproof and have a...
by k1w1t1m
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What is your mileage on your goldwing?
Replies: 193
Views: 7958

Re: What is your mileage on your goldwing?

I took my '80 1100 back to zero and then added some more miles. I'm not sure if that made it 2nd time around the clock or more since it was well used when I bought it. I now have a '97 1500 that's just past 95K miles. Unfortunately I can only account for the last 5K.
by k1w1t1m
Fri Apr 17, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: added my final hard to find fairing trim
Replies: 8
Views: 455

Re: added my final hard to find fairing trim

Well done. She looks great. Now it's time to ride.
by k1w1t1m
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: anti-freeze
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: anti-freeze

This is a common problem. Wings hate sitting and cold. Check all the hose clamps. If you can identify where the antifreeze leaked from you will have an idea of what needs attention. Frequently they just drop a few drops which makes it hard to identify the problem location. It may be the "O"rings on ...
by k1w1t1m
Fri Feb 20, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Adding a CB to 99 Aspencade
Replies: 34
Views: 678

Re: Adding a CB to 99 Aspencade

Best I can suggest is peruse all the GoldWing forums and Craigslist for people parting out 1500s. You might also place some wanted adds.
by k1w1t1m
Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: link to fairing installation?
Replies: 4
Views: 187

Re: link to fairing installation?

I'd suggest looking through all the how to's. I don't know that there's one for the whole fairing but several get in quite deep.
by k1w1t1m
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 1994 GL1500 SE
Replies: 8
Views: 238

Re: 1994 GL1500 SE

Good info. Thanks Scott
by k1w1t1m
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: tire change
Replies: 44
Views: 2059

Re: tire change

Harbor Freight is your friend if you decide to do tire changes yourself. The tools and equipment will pay for themselves in short order especially if you do friends tires too. If that is not for you then take the wheels of the bike and take them in. Most shops charge less than $50 to unmount, mount,...
by k1w1t1m
Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Project Scrappy Starts
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Project Scrappy Starts

From your description I'd say your current motor is a boat anchor. Twenty years of water in the bores means the motor is probably one solid lump of rust inside and even if freed the bores are long gone. The replacement motor should fit fine, I don't think they made many changes to the 1100s. The wei...
by k1w1t1m
Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:30 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Sticky throttel cable
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: Sticky throttel cable

Your local motorcycle store or Honda dealer might have them in stock or will be able to order them for you. Alternatively you could order them online from any number of motorcycle parts and accessory places. All you need to do is provide the make and model of bike and also if you need the length cha...
by k1w1t1m
Fri Jan 30, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: gl 11500 dragster
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: gl 11500 dragster

A friend of mine, years ago , had a Valk Interstate, he redid the exhaust with a 4" truck stack in place of the muffler. He welded in a 3" washer with a 1" hole about 6"-8" in from the collector to give it back pressure, and had it rejetted on a dynometer, that bike was a ROCKET that none of our cl...
by k1w1t1m
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: scraping noise, clutch or transmission?
Replies: 40
Views: 1592

Re: scraping noise, clutch or transmission?

I had a similar scraping noise on my 1100 a few years ago. It was the rotor scraping on the caliper or caliper bracket (it was a few years and another bike ago). Although the look, feel, and noises of the rear wheel bearings suggested there was nothing wrong with them replacing them solved the issue...
by k1w1t1m
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tippy side stand
Replies: 29
Views: 707

Re: Tippy side stand

Interesting. Can someone quote that article please? I fall into the use first gear camp and have heard of gears breaking (on Valkyries) when trying to start hydrolocked motors so I figured the use of reverse might be not such a good idea. I'm definitely interested in your thoughts on this.
by k1w1t1m
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: get 1200 running
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: get 1200 running

If it has spark, gas, and compression you might have the ignition timing 180* out.
by k1w1t1m
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Sticky throttle
Replies: 9
Views: 504

Re: Sticky throttle

I was going to suggest tying a string on the old cable and then using the string to pull through the new cable. After installing the new cables make sure you have the recommended slack. If you have made the adjustment to tight the idle will likely increase upon turning the handlebars. Tight cables w...
by k1w1t1m
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: whats the difference in standard,interstate,aspencade
Replies: 3
Views: 652

Re: whats the difference in standard,interstate,aspencade

If you're looking at a bike the easiest way to tell how it started life is by looking at the sticker on the steering head, GL110 for Standard, GL1100I for Interstate, and GL1100A for Aspencade.
by k1w1t1m
Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery
Replies: 4
Views: 193

Re: Battery

While you're at it buy a battery tender. If you only do short rides or can't ride for a while it will maintain and keep the battery charged.
by k1w1t1m
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: WHAT TO WEAR WHILE RIDING
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: WHAT TO WEAR WHILE RIDING

He needs a bike and helmet painted with electroflourescent or electroluminescent (something like that anyway) for full visibility to cagers.
by k1w1t1m
Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Harbor Freight Lift
Replies: 10
Views: 990

Re: Harbor Freight Lift

I may be totally wrong here but I seem to remember someone saying the lift pictured above is not long enough for a 1500. The gentleman had to extend out to the front which would put the removable plate in the right place for rear wheel removal. Extending out to the front made it unstable though. You...
by k1w1t1m
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Sputter, sputter ... I can't hear U!
Replies: 14
Views: 408

Re: Sputter, sputter ... I can't hear U!

My first guess would be to check all the plug leads - make sure they have all good connections. Has the bike been ridden in the rain? Had a Kawasaki GPX600R that would not pull the skin off a custard if it had rained - coughed and spluttered for 20km's before finally clearing itself. Result was fro...
by k1w1t1m
Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: oil
Replies: 12
Views: 481

Re: oil

You also need to consider that Goldwings have wet clutches. Any particles that come off them end up in the engine oil. That's another good reason for regular oil and filter changes.
by k1w1t1m
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: noob needs to know how hard is it to clean starter
Replies: 4
Views: 210

Re: noob needs to know how hard is it to clean starter

It's been a while (about 4 years) since I played with an 1100 starter. If I remember correctly they are pretty simple to pull apart, clean, and reassemble. Check around the internet for rebuild kits, they are reasonably inexpensive and will provide you with all the consumables. When reassembling mak...
by k1w1t1m
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?
Replies: 15
Views: 820

Re: will jumping my bike off from car hurt it?

I've seen some boosted Valkyries, no reason a super or turbo charger couldn't be put on a GoldWing.

Yes you can jump/boost from a car or car battery. The car does not have to be running.
by k1w1t1m
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1983 gl1100S clutch question.
Replies: 5
Views: 176

Re: 1983 gl1100S clutch question.

Definitely a tear down is needed. It sounds like the clutch is self destructing. You will want to take the back cover off for 1) to see what is actually wrong and perform the necessary repairs and 2) to retrieve any broken bits that could fly around and damage other stuff and could also block the oi...