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by WingAdmin
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hosting your Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Hosting your Pictures

All of my computers back up constantly over the network to my backup server, which is just a PC with a box of drives. It itself backs up constantly to the cloud to BackBlaze, which allows unlimited backups - I have terabytes stored there. That way my house could burn down, but I would still not lose...
by WingAdmin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Fog lights
Replies: 10
Views: 239

Re: Fog lights

I believe the color is a function of the wavelength as well as the material the diode is made from. And yes, here in Mass only police and some emergency vehicles are allowed to run blue lights. My LEDs are in the 5000 micron wavelength and are bright white and I prefer them for vision enhancement. ...
by WingAdmin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relay wiring
Replies: 25
Views: 438

Re: Relay wiring

I tossed my dimple crimp tools long ago. I used to have a ratchet crimper with a bunch of different dies, but I got tired of swapping the dies, so now I have a bunch of ratchet crimpers, one for each die. :)
by WingAdmin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 428
Views: 15026

Re: What's Happening Today?

Just spent $800 replacing tires on my car, and this afternoon my wife killed the front tire on her car with a pothole - so there's another $1200 gone on tires. Not exactly a great day. That said, I pulled out my snowblower this morning for the first time this year, primed it, set the choke and pulle...
by WingAdmin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Float needle and seats
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Float needle and seats

Let us know how they work. Traditionally, partsnmore has been a supplier of quality parts, so I wouldn't be surprised that they work just fine.
by WingAdmin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: new timing belts
Replies: 3
Views: 63

Re: new timing belts

That's a tough one. If he lined it up at TDC like you're supposed to before he took the belts off, you could just continue on from that point. If he didn't do that, it's anyone's guess what position the engine is now in, and where the cams are in relation to that. You'll have to pull the valve cover...
by WingAdmin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Differences left/right cylinder heads?
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Differences left/right cylinder heads?

They are identical - looking at the parts manual, the left and right head assemblies have the same part numbers.

That said, I'm with you - I would match them to the way they were, as they've been spending almost 40 years seating into one another.
by WingAdmin
Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1100 starter aftermarket
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Gl1100 starter aftermarket

There are cheap aftermarket starters that have plastic planetary reduction gearsets in them, that perform and last just as long as you would expect them to - so watch out for them. If it seems too cheap, i.e. too good to be true, it probably is.
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relay wiring
Replies: 25
Views: 438

Re: Relay wiring

With the way those spade terminals are jammed into that green plug, and left uninsulated, I'd say it was intended to vibrate out, cause a short, overheat, catch fire, and allow the owner to make an insurance claim. Get those out of there! At the very least, secure and insulate them! But the correct...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hosting your Pictures
Replies: 8
Views: 127

Re: Hosting your Pictures

I agree, using services like Photobucket...which may be free today, but might not tomorrow...or could disappear tomorrow! is not a great way of putting pictures on forum sites. That's why this forum actually downloads and caches linked images locally. When a photo is embedded in a posting, the forum...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio with a clutch??
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Radio with a clutch??

You've definitely lost a ground, and instead the audio system is finding its ground through your neutral light and/or clutch switch. When those grounds disappear the audio loses its power. The ground for the audio system is on the BLACK connector, on a solid green wire. Be careful, as there are seve...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Trip Planner problem
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Honda Trip Planner problem

When I use "Export to GPS" in an attempt to save a route as a GPX file on my computer I get an HTML file that won't even open. How can I get Honda Trip Planner to save me a legit gpx file so I can later uploaded to the new Wing GPS? I have this problem on some browsers. Chrome seems particularly ba...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 1071

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

Not much happening right now, I'm in Florida escaping those harsh Ohio winters. I have made some decisions on what I'm going to do. I'm going to go with the mono tube up grades . I think this should even out forces in the front forks resulting in a better ride. I think I will upgrade the spring and...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Finally... A summation of what I have learned
Replies: 27
Views: 599

Re: Finally... A summation of what I have learned

The manual states that on the fuel pump test, that you must give it a head pressure of 3 ft minimum on the flow test... and that it must flow the minimum volume with the head pressure against the output port. John, which manual did you find that in? The one I have, a digital version from this site,...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Water in intake
Replies: 7
Views: 216

Re: Water in intake

That particular type of starter gear damage is normally caused by incorrect installation of the starter motor. The installer will push the starter motor into place, and it goes almost all the way. He then begins to torque down the bolts. What happens is, the teeth of the gears are not actually meshe...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Relay wiring
Replies: 25
Views: 438

Re: Relay wiring

With the way those spade terminals are jammed into that green plug, and left uninsulated, I'd say it was intended to vibrate out, cause a short, overheat, catch fire, and allow the owner to make an insurance claim. Get those out of there! At the very least, secure and insulate them! But the correct ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddle Bag Cornering Lights
Replies: 11
Views: 360

Re: Saddle Bag Cornering Lights

But, those are not cornering lights. They are turn signals and should have amber light bulbs in them. The only reason for white lights on the rear of any vehicle is for back-up lamps. Russell Those who say it cannot be done should try not to interrupt those who are doing it. They are clear (well, t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help with coolant leak
Replies: 8
Views: 262

Re: Need help with coolant leak

I hate those spring hose clamps that Honda uses. They may be quick for them to install on the assembly line, and seal up quite well when the bike is new, but take them off then reinstall them when the bike is 15 years old, and you often get leaks. I replace mine with quality stainless screw clamps e...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Schrader Valve Question
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Schrader Valve Question

Well it's one of two things then: a damaged bead on the tire (and yes, could be damaged by riding on when flat), or corrosion on the rim. Rim damage from riding on a flat tire would be plainly evident - scuffs, denting and/or cracks in the rim itself. Either way, the tire is going to have to come of...
by WingAdmin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1981 GL1100 tires
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: 1981 GL1100 tires

I would highly recommend you NOT buy Metzeler tires for your Wing. Time and time again they have been shown to not be capable of handling the weight of the Goldwing, causing delaminations and catastrophic blowouts at speed. We have had MANY Goldwing owners on this site who have suffered complete fai...
by WingAdmin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Caution-Kids Present
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Caution-Kids Present

I don't know, sounds like perfect logic to me!
by WingAdmin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Moon?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Motorcycle Moon?

What would make this significant would be, "of the motorcyclists riding at night, the number of fatalities amongst those riders is 3.4% on nights with a full moon, vs 2.3% on moonless nights." Of course, there is no way of knowing how many people ride at night, so this is impossible, and the "statis...
by WingAdmin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmets are a good thing
Replies: 5
Views: 223

Re: Helmets are a good thing

I also have one of those helmets, it is still with me, had to buy some replacement faceshields for it though. why can't I add a picture here? tried both Add File, and Drag 'n Drop You should be able to just drag a picture into the text entry area of your posting, and it will add it to the message.
by WingAdmin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Electricity 101 Part 1: Voltage and Amperage
Replies: 20
Views: 7307

Re: Electricity 101

The common idea is the "red" wire is the "hot" wire....In DC electronics reality,, it is not... Electricity(moving electrons) is provided from the negative terminal of the battery...The electrons actually flow through the frame to all the individual grounds,into the "load"..(ex.light bulb) and then...