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by themainviking
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg Up (landing gear)
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Leg Up (landing gear)

Nothing wrong with a convertible! I had one back when I was 23 years old. :lol: ......................Dave Yeah, I have never owned one. I have had motorcycles since I was 15 and would sure hate to have to admit I could not ride any longer. That will probably never happen, as I always have the Harl...
by themainviking
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Removable emblems?
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Removable emblems?

On my 2009 they were all stick on. I removed the chrome block letter HONDA from front and rear and replaced with carbon fibre. As chrome just melts into silver bikes, the carbon fibre accents I have on my bike set it off to my liking. Now, I don't know for sure about the ones on the sides of your fa...
by themainviking
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg Up (landing gear)
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Leg Up (landing gear)

Talking with trikers, I believe the reason people trike at greater cost is to get a product that is virtually bulletproof. The landing gear type and the other one that gives two extra wheels all the time are considered to be band aids to the problem (by trikers). If I get to where I cannot hold up a...
by themainviking
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl 1800 Seat
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Gl 1800 Seat

Solutions - get you some better underwear, and no, I am not joking. https://ldcomfort.com/Moisture.html These will help a lot if your problem is Monkey Butt. Secondly If your problem is cramping, you need to be able to stretch out a bit, and that would require highway pegs. If you have them already,...
by themainviking
Mon Oct 09, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Engine oil
Replies: 4
Views: 135

Re: Engine oil

Actually, Mobil 1 Racing 4T 10W-40 is formulated for motorcycles with a common engine/clutch/transmission bath. It contains the proper friction abilities for wet clutch operation. As mentioned above, Shell Rotella T also makes a compatible oil, as do Red Line, Amsoil, Pennzoil, Castrol and Valvoline...
by themainviking
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:19 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Slight odor of gasoline
Replies: 4
Views: 113

Re: Slight odor of gasoline

Did you overfill your tank even once, and get a bit of gasoline residue under the locking lid? The venting that the cap does is one way - in - I believe, so you should not get fumes from the tank. Other than that, perhaps you are just sensitive to the smell of gasoline. I have splashed or foamed som...
by themainviking
Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GPS up date
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: GPS up date

Unless you are purchasing City Navigator North America update disks and can make your own maps, it is getting tough. The sites that used to have the info for download are all being taken over by Garmin. If you can find a friend who does this, then you will be able to update to as recent as June 2017...
by themainviking
Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Brake Light Switch Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: GL1800 Brake Light Switch Adjustment

When using Kuryakyn floorboards, they also sell a larger pad for the brake that makes it wider and also extends it upwards to where you can get to it with your foot. They also sell an entire brake pedal for a bit higher cost than the pad. No other adjustments would have been necessary if this had be...
by themainviking
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: That One Thing wont leave behind?
Replies: 20
Views: 525

Re: That One Thing wont leave behind?

Cell phone, credit cards in wallet with all other wallet supplies like drivers license and medical card, and money.
by themainviking
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: what strength loctite to use
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: what strength loctite to use

I agree with our friend from Oz. Loctite is for Harleys always and other V-twin bikes sometimes. However, if you insist on using it, blue is easily enough. Red is like welding the bolt in, as it normally requires the connector to be heated to break it free. There are some other colors, and any place...
by themainviking
Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What do you use to tow your Wing?
Replies: 31
Views: 1903

Re: What do you use to tow your Wing?

...hmmmmm, when does one get to call him or herself an old fart. :roll: We are another pair of old pharts - a few years ago we made a comment during an RV outing with our friends along the lines of "You know you're old when you qualify for a senior discount." and one of our more "mature" friends re...
by themainviking
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:35 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What do you use to tow your Wing?
Replies: 31
Views: 1903

Re: What do you use to tow your Wing?

I don't tow my wings. I ride them. That's what they were made for. Only Harley riders tow there bikes. hahahahahaha ;) Wait till you get some years on ya and then you can eat them words, :lol: :lol: :lol: Well I'd be willing to bet I am a tad bit older then you. So I do have plenty of years on me. ...
by themainviking
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What do you use to tow your Wing?
Replies: 31
Views: 1903

Re: What do you use to tow your Wing?

Rayvn wrote:
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:34 pm
I don't tow my wings. I ride them. That's what they were made for. Only Harley riders tow there bikes. hahahahahaha ;)
Wait till you get some years on ya and then you can eat them words, :lol: :lol: :lol:
by themainviking
Sun Oct 01, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: F6B Performance
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: F6B Performance

Yeah, I test rode an F6B the first year they came out, while owning a GL1800 at the time. I was impressed. I actually like them better than the full wings, but they were missing too much to make them a viable option for me. No center stand, no trunk, no reverse. If another big bike in the stable was...
by themainviking
Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Back rest opinions
Replies: 14
Views: 1082

Re: Back rest opinions

I have experience with three different ones: GL1100, Markland "frame on either side of the seat" type - reasonably comfortable for me, very uncomfortable for the passenger, who had the bars dig into their legs. PC800, Utopia. I installed it myself, it is a "through the seat" type. Fairly easy to in...
by themainviking
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to buy used bike from owner. [NC]
Replies: 17
Views: 1237

Re: How to buy used bike from owner. [NC]

All of these statements about having to retest from one state to another totally bewilders me. I am not saying I do not believe it mind you, because I do. What flabergasts me is that you folks are going from US State to US State and having to retake testing. I moved from Canada to Colorado in the 70...
by themainviking
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Bike and Tire Load-Rating, & Radial vs Bias-Ply
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: GL1500 Bike and Tire Load-Rating, & Radial vs Bias-Ply

Honda continued to use bias ply tires well after radials were available for motorcycles. I was using radial tires in the 1980s. I also replaced bias ply with radials back then on the bikes that I was riding with absolutely no adverse effect, and in fact, handling characteristics improved with radial...
by themainviking
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Sweetheart, Sat on My New Sweetheart
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: My Sweetheart, Sat on My New Sweetheart

Welcome to GoldwingDocs and congrats on your brand new to you GL1500. It is indeed a large bike. When you get it home, or even while you are getting it home if you ride it there, find an empty parking lot and try some maneuvers to get used to it. Especially get used to the clutch and throttle, and w...
by themainviking
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires / winter storage
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: tires / winter storage

Check the air in the tires every month or so to ensure the pressures are where they are supposed to be, although even with only ten or so pounds of air, they will hold their shape. Just do not allow them to get flat and sit that way over the winter.
by themainviking
Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk Lid Accessory Socket
Replies: 4
Views: 240

Re: Trunk Lid Accessory Socket

Might this be it? http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800_trunk_power_plug/6355 And if not, you could go through 5 pages of trunk lid accessories here: (but they are not all trunk lid accessories, I guess, after I got looking at them) http://cyclemax.com/inc/searchresults?s=trunk%20lid%20power%20sock...
by themainviking
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: rear speaker
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: rear speaker

Q: Are you sure it's a good idea to ground a speaker directly to ground? I thought that speakers were to maintain a circuit back to the amplifier, and not necessarily a frame ground. You may have a point with the new electronics, but we used to do this in the past. Perhaps just ground the metal fra...
by themainviking
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: rear speaker
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: rear speaker

I would seriously suspect a ground problem. When they did the trike kit, they must have interupted a ground, and when you put it in reverse, the ground is re-established. Only thing that makes sense to me. I would add a ground to the rear speakers, temporarily, to ensure that is the problem, and if ...
by themainviking
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What's this, short aerial ?
Replies: 18
Views: 480

Re: What's this, short aerial ?

Odd. It shows up on an iPhone, Samsung android, my iPad and my crappy old laptop.Is he trying to use his landline ? I think having to have pictures is an American thing, the Aussie guy worked it out from my description. :lol: It's sorted now. Well, glad you got it sorted. Perhaps the Aussie guy got...
by themainviking
Wed Sep 20, 2017 6:08 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Drilling out cylinder lock
Replies: 6
Views: 426

Re: Drilling out cylinder lock

brettchallenger wrote:
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:52 pm
Or you can turn the key anti-clockwise to "pop" the trunk.
This would be in a GL1500 trunk. In the GL1800, a turn anti clockwise locks the mechanism for the trunk and saddlebags.
by themainviking
Mon Sep 18, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear tire life with trike kit
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Rear tire life with trike kit

I think if I was going to put a tow pac kit or voyageur on my bike, I would go darkside on the rear tire. Your tire wear is going to be more linear, around the center line of the tire. Might as well get a car tire and at least have it last a long time.