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by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: centerstand

I just bought a 2018 tour model. Have not yet put it up on the centerstand. It looks like there is no good place to grab the bike with your right hand because the new grab handles for the passenger are almost impossible to grab. On my 2015 I did it just like the you tube video said.....and it worke...
by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: A comparison between the 2018 and 2001 GoldWing
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: A comparison between the 2018 and 2001 GoldWing

A shame. Especially cause it's got a warehouse full of farkles. Farkles are only of value to he who paid for them. My '02 had $4,000 of Kury chrome stuff on it when I bought it, and I got it for $500 below market at a dealership. Local market, not the typical dealer markup prices... other 1800s in ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike flood
Replies: 9
Views: 187

Re: bike flood

Just a stainless steel or powder-coated grate on top would seem to be sufficient to me!
by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to the Wing
Replies: 15
Views: 848

Re: New to the Wing

I don't know what terminal size 280 connector you got (for which gauge wire) but there is a lot of power going through that connection - upwards of 20 amps when the battery is discharged or the bike is under heavy electrical load. Any resistance will generate heat, which is why you saw the melting i...
by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Can beads put a tire out of balance
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

I used a similar bead balancing ring on the front steer tires on my semi-tractor. They balanced the big tires perfectly and greatly increased the life of my front tires. This was about 15 years ago when a pair of steer tires for my truck cost over $700; the bead rings were about $50 a pair and get ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not a secure site?
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Not a secure site?

Actually, we will support it. It's something that's coming with the site upgrade - I was working on exactly that tonight (https support), actually. It doesn't mean that the site itself is insecure - what it means is that the connection between the web server and your web browser is not being encrypt...
by WingAdmin
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Backfire when ignition switched on
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Backfire when ignition switched on

Does it do this if the bike has been sitting for a while? Or does it do it if you have just shut it off, and then turn it back on? Or both?
by WingAdmin
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 27
Views: 823

Re: Spring!!

Yup, here's what we woke up to here this morning...and no, that's not fog, that's SNOW falling...




by WingAdmin
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Top coat F11
Replies: 7
Views: 670

Re: Top coat F11

Just polished up my new to me 2012 wing .With [url=https://www.amazon.com/TopCoat-F11-Master-Craftsman-Polish-Sealer/dp/B076R7FKYP/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1520351602&sr=1-2] Amazon link says no longer available. Not discontinued...just out of stock. Once they get more in, it will show a...
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 26
Views: 2780

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

Those 90 degree lines are well-known for developing holes in them like that.
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder
Replies: 117
Views: 49542

Re: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder

You might want to also pull the rear brake lever off, clean off the corrosion on the pivot, pack it with tons of grease, and reassemble. That pivot corroding is a very common cause of rear brake lockup. Man am I glad you mentioned that. :o I expected once I had the master cylinder off that the leve...
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: centerstand

Maybe I'm cheap, but I use pennies instead of quarters. :) Also, use needle-nose pliers to insert them:

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by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Engine Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 98

Re: Engine Covers

Interesting -they're powder coated steel (I suppose you couldn't bolt plastic to the block like they are doing). I definitely like the look. They should sell well.
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Accessories
Replies: 8
Views: 151

Re: Accessories

That's something I've wondered about - pulling a trailer with the new GL1800. I know Big Bike Parts is working on a trailer hitch for it, and I'm sure others are as well. For the six speed GL1800, it should be a non-issue. But when it comes to the DCT...that's another thing. The DCT has to do things...
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Would you park your Motorcycle at Cedar Point?
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: Would you park your Motorcycle at Cedar Point?

I'd like to travel to Cedar Point in Ohio this year with my wife but, I'm concerned about parking the motorcycle. Has anyone here rode there Goldwing to Cedar Point in Ohio and parked their Goldwing? Do they have a seperate section to park motorcycles? I would be worried about people messing with i...
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Charlie Horse on A Bike?
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Charlie Horse on A Bike?

I just stand up straight, or now with my Mick-O-Pegs, I just stand on those and straighten out completely leaning against the backrest.... you need to take some Potassium pills before you ride. Or...go eat a big helping of fries. Lots of potassium (potato) and electrolytes (salt - although not the ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: another clutch question
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: another clutch question

You need to figure out why it's empty. It is a closed system, so it should never be "using up" clutch fluid. If there is an obvious leak (i.e. stains on the ground under the bike) that's one thing - but if there is no obvious leak, and the clutch fluid is disappearing, chances are it's disappearing ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 265
Views: 13641

Re: The idiots are out there

DenverWinger wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:40 am
Wasn't it the Cuyahoga that caught fire back when they were still making GL-1000's? :mrgreen:
Sure was. :) But it was a bit earlier...1969:



by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 265
Views: 13641

Re: The idiots are out there

went into town this morning for a water valve to fix the leaking valve on the dishwasher.... at the bridge over the river just south of us, the highway department was replacing a huge section of railing to keep vehicles from going into the drink.... hmmm, it wasn't damaged last week :? We have a br...
by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 55
Views: 2730

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

Earlier when I first got this Goldwing from my dad I had ridden around in some pretty cold (but dry) weather and was impressed with the heater vents in the lower fairings. I must not have paid very close attention to which lever position was cold air and which was hot air because as I was replacing...
by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best manual?
Replies: 12
Views: 349

Re: Best manual?

For my cars I always used a Haynes manual, but as I got more and more experienced, I found that the amount of useful information in them that was either a) not patently obvious, or b) something that I didn't already know, was diminishing. Also, you'd get a Haynes manual that dedicated four pages on ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1011

Re: Need Parts

I like CycleMax, but, like you said, the shipping is pretty high, so I only use them when I have a relatively large number of items to order. I've had people complain the same thing (shipping cost). The fact is, that I (and Cyclemax) charge the actual shipping rate - we don't make profit on shippin...
by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant leak from weep hole
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

I had this happen when I changed the water pump on my 1100. It is REALLY easy to roll one of the O-rings when you insert the pump, and if you do, this is the result. I had to take mine apart again, pull the water pump and re-insert it. The second time, when I inserted it, I coated the O-rings with a...
by WingAdmin
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?

The downside to either of these solutions is it prevents the use of a tyre sealant (Slime, etc) inside your tyre!! Slime will destroy the balance of a good tire, even if it don't have beads inside. the stuff just does NOT stay liquid.... got a lot of proof of that in my golf cart and lawn tractor t...
by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?

I've used Dyna Beads for years. With my last tire change, I tried Counteract. No discernable difference in performance, once I take these tires off (which will be soon) I'll take some pictures of the insides to compare to the ones I took when I had Dyna Beads in them.