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by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 164
Views: 29265

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

Disappointing......vertical portrait-mode videos drive me crazy, I will not watch them.


by WingAdmin
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Engine heaters anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Engine heaters anyone?

I always thought if I ever owned a car that was expensive enough that I wanted it to run as long as possible (think Ferrari), I'd put an oil heater and engine pre-oiler in it, like we had on the race car I crewed on. It was a little electric pump that pumped oil up through all the galleys and shafts...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome LED dual conversion harness 13-307
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: Show Chrome LED dual conversion harness 13-307

It's a few pieces of wire, a few connectors, a 10 cent resistor, and some shrink wrap. I could build this for under a dollar. But while it might work for some, it's not the greatest solution. It works by reducing the voltage getting to the LED - that's what the resistor does. LEDs aren't like light ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: satellite radio
Replies: 15
Views: 653

Re: satellite radio

The color satellite radio I have now has a color screen, and while it's easily readable at night, it's not great in sunlight. I used to have a one with a monochrome LCD screen like this one, and it was easily readable in sunlight: https://www.amazon.com/SiriusXM-XEZ1V1-Satellite-Vehicle-activation/d...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Fairing crack repair
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Fairing crack repair

If your local hardware store doesn't have ABS pipes, you can get a whole wack of ABS sheets fairly cheap online as well:

https://www.amazon.com/BLACK-ABS-Thermo ... 996&sr=1-4
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Fairing crack repair
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Fairing crack repair

Here's a complete repair kit. http://plasti-mend.com/cart/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=55 Wow, $40 for some ABS cement and a couple pieces of plastic? Spend $10 on a can of ABS cement, and a couple dollars for a piece of ABS pipe at the hardware store, heat it up, cut it and flatten i...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(
Replies: 18
Views: 607

Re: Alternator Bolt Housing broken :(

If you glue it back on put some tape over it..It might keep you from loosing it on the road when it falls off. Or just weld it back on. I was thinking the same thing. No way J-B Weld is going to hold that thing in place once the bolt is tightened. Bold threads exert an amazing amount of force, and ...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 281
Views: 15485

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

That's a tether type vest - so you have a tether to the bike, and when you come off the bike, the tether yanks on the actuator, which inflates the vest. My problem with it is that I would go through more CO2 cartridges than gasoline, because I would NEVER remember to unclip that damn tether before I...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1985 Gold Wing Limited Altimeter
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: 1985 Gold Wing Limited Altimeter

As a reference, the Wing altimeter uses a sealed metal tube behind the instrument, and this, compared to ambient barometric pressure, is used to derive the altitude. However...after 30 years, many of these tubes have been bent, damaged, developed pinholes, etc. and therefore have lost their seal and...
by WingAdmin
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What have you hauled on your wing???????
Replies: 5
Views: 220

Re: What have you hauled on your wing???????

Some kind of building material (don't remember precisely what it was) that was about 6 feet long, across the rear passenger seat, sticking out on each side of my GL1100. I had to be very careful to remember to ride down the center of the lane, and remember that I had stuff sticking out the sides of ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Fairing crack repair
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Fairing crack repair

A product called J B weld seems to be pretty good at repairing abs plastic. I have used it in the trunk, and on small cracks and its still there. a friend recently after a slow drop used it to repair around the right hand vent, and locked lid, and its worked fine so far. I've not used it on major j...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle parts aftermarket in CANADA!!! (like NAPA,,Carquest'')
Replies: 16
Views: 257

Re: Motorcycle parts retailer in CANADA!!! (like NAPA,,Carquest'')

hi all members is there a listing somewhere here that i could consult, i need a rebuilt kit for my rear caliper on my 1984 GL1200. there are many on Ebay but shipping cost are too expensive from the US now,,i would prefer buying in CANADA and lets our folks job here. i have found my brake pads here...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )
Replies: 15
Views: 412

Re: Frozen battery ( safe to re-charge )

You won't regret going with an AGM. Get a Battery Tender, leave it connected when not riding, and you could be using the same battery for the next ten years.

The tube gets left unconnected.
by WingAdmin
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Tilt sensor Bypassed Permenently ??

the reason i was wondering about a permanent bypass was, there seems a lot of discussion and posts about these switches, if they are so reliable why is there so much discussion Because early ones had a manufacturing/design defect, where the damping fluid inside them leaked out. This caused the pend...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shorty windshield
Replies: 41
Views: 1278

Re: Shorty windshield

I have a rack mount for an ice chest when not pulling a trailer, and the ice chest sits there. full of ice water, when the vest stops cooling me, I stop for gas and a tinkle, and let the vest soak in ice water. By the time my chores are done, the vest is at about 38* and I pull it out dripping wet,...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shorty windshield
Replies: 41
Views: 1278

Re: Shorty windshield

Love my Phase Change cooling vest . It keeps me cool and comfortable, wearing full ATGATT, in the hottest weather. I have one that goes around my neck as well that I wear in the summer cutting the lawn as well. :) I need to check this out. I hate not going full ATGATT when its hot! I think thats wh...
by WingAdmin
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shorty windshield
Replies: 41
Views: 1278

Re: Shorty windshield

Uncle Fester wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 2:08 am
I am 6’3” tall, and with it in the highest position, I get no buffeting.
Which size of Windbender do you have on your bike?
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pop pop pop
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Pop pop pop

When the U joint started to fail on my GL1500, I could feel the vibration very distinctly through the foot pegs. At highway speeds, if I was accelerating or decelerating there was no vibration, but if I let it coast, where the U-joint wasn't loaded, I could feel the vibration in the pegs.
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion kit.
Replies: 36
Views: 911

Re: Alternator conversion kit.

Thank you for the specific information i feel alot more confident about being able to complete this now. And i asked about the amp of the alternator because i found a 90amp one that is actually quite small in size and will fit in the space without even having to modify the lower fairing beyond taki...
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shorty windshield
Replies: 41
Views: 1278

Re: Shorty windshield

Uncle Fester wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:06 pm
I LOVE my Wind Bender windshield, run it in the lowest position all summer, maybe up a notch for fall and up to the top for cold winter riding.... best windshield I have ever had.
Interesting. Do you get any buffeting when it is in the top position? How tall are you?
by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Schrader Valve Question
Replies: 16
Views: 626

Re: Schrader Valve Question

Yup, you can find it on Amazon for $20 with free shipping:

https://www.amazon.com/Xtra-14-101-Seal ... 523&sr=8-1



by WingAdmin
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Innovv C5 Motorcycle Camera Review
Replies: 29
Views: 4459

Re: Innovv C5 Motorcycle Camera Review

Need to let Jon know I am still having problems with my C5..I brought the unit in to connect it to my laptop to(try)to update the firmware.I downloaded the file to my laptop, but could not get it to the micro SD card as the computer kept saying the SD card needed formatting. OK,...lets format the S...
by WingAdmin
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gold wing se w/csc
Replies: 2
Views: 248

Re: 2000 gold wing se w/csc

Are you saying that it misses when you are actually reversing the bike? You may have a weak battery. The reverse takes a lot of power to move your bike. The GL1500 also requires quite a bit of power to run the engine - spark the plugs. If it doesn't have enough power, the plugs will not fire. If you...
by WingAdmin
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange electrical problem
Replies: 35
Views: 1298

Re: Strange electrical problem

I was having a very similar problem with my '78 GL 1000, and spent months troubleshooting it until I finally found the culprit. Though I'm no rocket (or mechanical) scientist, I'll try to explain it in terms that make sense to me. But, they might not be the correct ones, so I apologize. At random i...
by WingAdmin
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas
Replies: 14
Views: 806

Re: Motorcycle stuff for Christmas

I should also mention a few other new items that I just wrote up about as well:

A Vessel JIS Impact Screwdriver to loosen any seized or damaged screws on your bike

A Magnetic finger glove to prevent - and retrieve dropped fasteners. This one is really handy!