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by themainviking
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Moon?
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Motorcycle Moon?

Pobably because there is more light on full moon and super moon nights, so more people out riding at night.
by themainviking
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Funny Pic / meme thread
Replies: 29
Views: 2275

Re: Funny Pic / meme thread

Davek80514 wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:47 am
Let's all eat a twinkie to honor him.
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by themainviking
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Finally... A summation of what I have learned
Replies: 26
Views: 580

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

Well, each time I tried something new it always followed odd results from the tests I tried. I was just a little uninformed without the shop manual. Anyway put it back together today, hoping to get some riding in soon. Gotta say one thing. That is a beautiful empty, clean, place you have to work on...
by themainviking
Mon Dec 11, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Finally... A summation of what I have learned
Replies: 26
Views: 580

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

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:43 pm

My only guess is that they are intentionally soaking Ford for all this unnecessary labor, knowing full well it's covered under warranty.
That would be my bet.
by themainviking
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Escapade trailer issue
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Escapade trailer issue

Probably your best option for answers would be to contact the manufacturer of the trailer. This may, or may not, be Open Road Outfitters in Florida. If it is, you could email them at: Dale@OpenRoadOutfitters.com Okay, I guess it is not Open Road that makes them... They must just be a vendor. So, Ca...
by themainviking
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Escapade trailer issue
Replies: 5
Views: 188

Re: Escapade trailer issue

Probably your best option for answers would be to contact the manufacturer of the trailer. This may, or may not, be Open Road Outfitters in Florida. If it is, you could email them at:

Dale@OpenRoadOutfitters.com
by themainviking
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2017 L1 with under 2500 miles making scary noises
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: 2017 L1 with under 2500 miles making scary noises

Did you ever get this to a dealership to look at it? Inquiring minds want to know how Mother Honda is treating you.
by themainviking
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: gps
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: gps

I have the OEM, which is a Garmin, but it is not as fully functional as I would like, so for the other stuff, like speed comparison with my speedometer, I just use a little Tom Tom. I use it when I put new tires on the bike to check how far out my speedo is so I can compensate. Then I use it occasio...
by themainviking
Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not exactly ATGATT
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Not exactly ATGATT

brettchallenger wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:54 pm
organ donor for sure

You wouldn't want his brain, that's for sure.
Unless you are building an idiot!
Well some village is sure missing theirs
by themainviking
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not exactly ATGATT
Replies: 13
Views: 326

Re: Not exactly ATGATT

He is tough though. Shifting and putting your foot down must be painful. He is probably a surfer. Someone should tell him pavement is a bit harder than water.
by themainviking
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adventure getting my 93 SE ; The Purchase
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Adventure getting my 93 SE ; The Purchase

Earl43P wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 1:58 pm
My local dealer had side cover grommet kits for about $6.
I considered tethering mine, but it isn’t necessary with good grommets.
Yup, Cyclemax sells em by the bag. I have a couple of bags of them here. If a grommet disappears or seems iffy, I just swap it out and throw the old one away.
by themainviking
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:27 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer Electrical Receptacle
Replies: 2
Views: 79

Re: Trailer Electrical Receptacle

Get the kits from Cyclemax, remove the plastic that the license plate is on, wire according to the instructions from Cyclemax's kits and cable tie the plug to your hitch. If you do not yet have a hitch installed, get one of the ones that has a full frame and six point mounting as they are about the ...
by themainviking
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What Trailer can i really tow?
Replies: 16
Views: 254

Re: What Trailer can i really tow?

The lightest tent trailers available commercially are at least 300 pounds. Add some gear and you go up. I do not think that I personally would try a tent trailer behind a 1200, but some people have. The most important part of trailering though is stopping efficiently. With your bike, if your braking...
by themainviking
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Valkyrie handlebar risers
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Valkyrie handlebar risers

If you have round bars, and know the diameter, it should be quite easy to find a set of risers for the bike that will situate the grips just about anywhere you would like them to be. Just google Handlebar Risers and see what a wealth of items come up.
by themainviking
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor gas mileage and smell
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Poor gas mileage and smell

Just because you are very careful not to overfill, does not mean the P.O. was. As there is no fuel filter on the bike, it is not that which is causing a lessening in fuel mileage, so, I cannot help you there, but the fuel smell could indeed be from the evap canister.
by themainviking
Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 screws
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: 1500 screws

Why wud Honda make em like that? Seems kinda nonsensical to me? Why not just use a Philips? Stupid anyway (IMHO anyway). Because Honda is a Japanese company, and JIS (Japanese Industrial Standard) is a Japanese standardized system. In all likelyhood, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Yamaha also use JIS screws....
by themainviking
Sun Nov 26, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: camping
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: camping

I was like Dusty Boots. Tent camped. I, did it with a cargo trailer as it was a two up experience with no room on the bike for the camping gear. I got wet. A lot. So, I went through a series of tent campers, and after four different ones, I ended up with a Shur Kamp which was like a lee-sure-lite. I...
by themainviking
Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: 2015 Accessory Fuse Issue

That plug only carries milliamps of power, or enough to charge your cell phone, as the wiring would not support more. It does not carry the amperage necessary to power devices such as your air pump. I do not know which fuse you may have taken out, but hopefully it was a fuse. The wires connecting th...
by themainviking
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Heartbroken...rust
Replies: 12
Views: 1430

Re: Heartbroken...rust

The original poster has not returned since posting his first time in this thread. I was wondering if there was any possibility that the bike had been subjected to submersion from the Hurricane that had passed through there just prior to his posting, but since he never came back, I cannot ask.
by themainviking
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda and the wobble
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Honda and the wobble

thanks for the info...appreciate it. You are not likely to need your forks rebuilt unless you are a very high mileage rider. Your bike is only a 2015 and should not yet have 50 to 60 thousand miles ridden. If it does, then yes, have a look at rebuilding your forks. Other than that, people may have ...
by themainviking
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: OIL TASTING
Replies: 25
Views: 718

Re: OIL TASTING

My signature of 'Oil Tasting for acids' has been up for over 5 years now, has anyone picked up on this trick? Or am I just wasting my time and space? If I had tasted all the oil I have changed over the years, for myself, and for others, because I will change it for you if you buy it from me, I woul...
by themainviking
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: size of 1500 screw
Replies: 8
Views: 266

Re: size of 1500 screw

Your problem is that the screw was not a philips head. It was a JIS head. They are like a philips with the sharp point ground off and the shoulders squared. If you can find one, you still "might" be able to get the screw out. You can buy sets or individuals at Amazon.ca. Just search using "JIS Screw...
by themainviking
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Cheap (Asian) GPS
Replies: 9
Views: 396

Re: Cheap (Asian) GPS

Also not having seen one, as I also buy Garmin, or Magellan, but not Magellan so much any more since they started breaking down two days after the end of the warranty. Or at least is seems like it. If the chinese made El Cheapo's have an RCA sound outlet that can plug into the bike, I would consider...
by themainviking
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: semi-synthetic oil
Replies: 12
Views: 390

Re: semi-synthetic oil

All three are fine for your motorcycle as long as they meet the requirements to begin with. A 10W40 that is JASO MA/MA2 certified will work just fine. If it is Dino oil, I would change it out at 3K, a Semi Synth at 5K, and a full Synth at 7K to 10K depending on the severity of your riding conditions...
by themainviking
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: 2010 Fork Mods
Replies: 4
Views: 267

Re: 2010 Fork Mods

Cannot ask the friend as he has since passed. I was not there when he did the work either. I do know the springs are no big deal to do. The rear spring will indeed give you an additional inch of rear clearance and will help to get the bike on the center stand. If you do the rear spring, it would be ...