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by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AUDIO ANTENNA
Replies: 8
Views: 74

Re: AUDIO ANTENNA

Keep in mind that an antenna booster is just an amplifier, and it can only amplify a signal that is already there. If the signal is so weak that it is buried in noise, then the noise will be amplified just as much as the signal. You need to make sure your antenna is in good working order, and feedin...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion
Replies: 16
Views: 241

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

GlimWas wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:25 pm
After all the positive feedback about this brace i ordered one too. A bit expensive with the import taxes and all, but hey, you only live once............. :lol:
You won't be disappointed. :)
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install the GL1500 shifter brace
Replies: 121
Views: 25785

Re: How to install the GL1500 shifter brace

So...I don't see anyone putting this on when they have floorboard...The bolt holding the front of the floorboard is a long bolt also holding the case guard. Don't see any way to have it and the brace?? Am I missing something? It would depend on the floorboard manufacturer - they fit differently dep...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 58
Views: 2812

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

I see a crack forming in your chin spoiler: Crack.jpg I would sand away the paint on the back side of that, then take a small piece of ABS plastic and glue it in place on the back (where it's not visible) with some ABS cement (or MEK, if you can't find any). That will stop that crack from progressin...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Can beads put a tire out of balance
Replies: 15
Views: 351

Re: Can beads put a tire out of balance

Avon has no such limitation on its warranty: http://www.avonmoto.com/warranty/standard-warranty/ Dunlop however has a huge list of things that void its warranty - including putting wet or dry balancing media (anything except air) into the tire, pulling a trailer, new (or repaired) tires not being "r...
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air ride
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Air ride

The bike must always be on the center stand when adjusting the suspension.
by WingAdmin
Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off Roading Goldwing
Replies: 2
Views: 56

Re: Off Roading Goldwing

I wouldn't expect the universal joint to last too long running at such an angle all the time - look at how far down the swingarm is positioned when just at rest. But it's a nice conversion job!
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jumps and stalls when put in gear
Replies: 6
Views: 129

Re: Jumps and stalls when put in gear

More likely that there is air in the line, and the clutch is not being completely disengaged because of it. And the air is there because it was sucked in after the reservoir was drained. So fix the problem causing the drained reservoir, refill and bleed the clutch system, and I would bet the problem...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion
Replies: 16
Views: 241

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

I had a Superbrace on my GL1500, and it was good - but not great, particularly when hitting bumps in corners. When I took the Superbrace off and replaced it with a Blackwing brace, it improved 1000%. The wobble was gone, and the unstable front end was transformed into a solid and stable one.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 turn signal to led
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: GL1500 turn signal to led

I don't know what a "quad load balancer" is, but if it's just some power resistors, then yes, it will work, and the auto cancel will still function.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: air compressor 'DESICCANT' for my 1984??
Replies: 13
Views: 274

Re: air compressor 'DESICCANT' for my 1984??

I've never tried the microwave, but being that the point is to bake the moisture out of it, I have always used the toaser oven, set to broil. It takes just a few minutes, and works very well. See: How to service your air compressor dessicant
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch and front brake master cylinder
Replies: 1
Views: 186

Re: clutch and front brake master cylinder

hey everyone, how easy is it to change the sight glass on the master cylinders? I ordered a set from Ebay, but it didn't come with instructions The hardest part is getting the old one out and cleaning the corrosion and mess from the old one. You can press fit the new one but I would use a very smal...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil filter confusion
Replies: 10
Views: 255

Re: Oil filter confusion

Fram filters, once upon a time, were of excellent quality. Now they are pretty much bottom of the barrel, cheaply made and the worst performing filters available. Spend a couple dollars more and get a decent filter for your bike. Have a read through this: http://www.austincc.edu/wkibbe/oilfilterstud...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: turn signal buzzer
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: turn signal buzzer

I have never come across a 1100 that still had a working turn signal buzzer.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100A with sidecar
Replies: 5
Views: 125

Re: GL1100A with sidecar

Those lights on the light bar are fairly common, used by a lot of manufacturers. There are LED replacements that you can buy, lens, frame, everything. I put them on my 1100's rail, and they worked great.
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel Alignment
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Rear Wheel Alignment

twerth wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:21 am
Thanks for the quick response Dave. It's no illusion. I've got a couple of pictures it shows up well in, but evidently I don't have enough posts to attach them yet.
There is no limitation on posts to attach pictures.

Read this: How to attach pictures to your postings
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Backfire when ignition switched on
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Backfire when ignition switched on

Nice idea, and definitely the latching relay circuit (for safety). Not only will this help with this problem, it will help with engine wear - it means your crank and pistons won't be absorbing the massive power pulses of ignition without there first being oil pressure lubricating the cylinder walls ...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: balancing beads?
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: balancing beads?

i've read some threads here about using balancing beads, but no one has mentioned whether or not they will work inside of a tube. what say you?? has anyone tried putting balancing beads inside a tube tire? Yes, they do work in tubes. They state that they will, and I have used them inside tubed tire...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Baja on a Goldwing
Replies: 1
Views: 430

Re: Baja on a Goldwing

Any experiences (+/-) on riding the Baja? Bucket List trip on the planning board. Idea is down from Nogales to Topolobampo, & then cross the Sea of Cortez to La Paz; then on down around the bottom @ Cabo & then back up the Baja to Tecate, or Mexicalli. Comments & suggestion encouraged? If you read ...
by WingAdmin
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 937

Re: Spring!!

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:17 am
Wingadmin, Are you far enough north to get the lake effect?
Oh yeah, we get lots of lake effect snow - only 10 miles from the lakeshore, so the cold dry wind picks up all the moisture from the lake, then dumps it right on us as snow.
by WingAdmin
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 10
Views: 226

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: 141

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: 236

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: 16
Views: 915

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: 15
Views: 351

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 ...