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by Coder
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:48 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: front wheel noise
Replies: 3
Views: 496

Re: front wheel noise

"Center stand" is a bit of a misnomer when applied to Wings, since it isn't really at the center of gravity. That said, if you apply enough weight to the back end while on the center stand, you will lift the front wheel off the floor leaving the bike sitting on the rear wheel and center stand. Bear ...
by Coder
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Trimming down a windshield
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Trimming down a windshield

There is a post on the ST forums (as in Honda ST1100/1300) that deals specifically with this, Sorry I don't have a direct link offhand, but the main site is st-owners.com. Hope that helps!

Davey
by Coder
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Any tests to do for a bliwn head basket
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: Any tests to do for a bliwn head basket

There are many things that can go wrong with a bike other than a blown head gasket, most of which are a lot more expensive to repair ... Why do you think you may have a blown head gasket?? The head gasket is a seal between the engine body and cylinder head. It has openings which allow coolant, oil a...
by Coder
Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A sad passing
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: A sad passing

May he rest in peace, and may his family get past this difficult chapter in their lives with renewed strength, hope and courage. They have my sincerest sympathy, it is not a pleasant death, much less so if they were not there to see it and have no way to know if he suffered and for how long.
by Coder
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to this system
Replies: 3
Views: 86

Re: New to this system

The first thing to ask yourself is, are you done riding it? If you are looking for something smaller/lighter, it probably isn't going to give you the comfort and pleasure that you are used to, but if you have decided that your riding years are over (is there a limit on those?) then you have few alte...
by Coder
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not what I thought....ARRRRRRGH!
Replies: 16
Views: 586

Re: Not what I thought....ARRRRRRGH!

Sorry to hear about this, and the following isn't going to help you much I'm afraid! From experience with this type of situation, your public duty is to return the unit to the original owner or, if the insurance has already paid out, to the insurer of the unit. If returned to the insurer (who doesn'...
by Coder
Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Spammers

Woot! Got my post count over 10 just in time :)))) That would have been awkward, my signature being removed due to my own suggestion (^-^)
by Coder
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 6
Views: 198

Re: Spammers

Just a thought on this one. I have admin'd on other forums using PHPBB in the past and I typically set it up so that new users couldn't create a signature until a specific post count was reached. Just did a quick search on this and found a post by Kevin Clark on the PHPBB site that explains how to d...
by Coder
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:17 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: finding year of manf
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: finding year of manf

Dingdong is correct, the 10th digit of the VIN does indeed indicate the year of manufacture. Rather than reproduce it here, there is a decode table on wiki that provides all the possible years and also explains some of the other characters used in the VIN. Note that this applies to all vehicles manu...
by Coder
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1982 Goldwing
Replies: 7
Views: 864

Re: 1982 Goldwing

I wear boots rather than shoes, both for work and when riding, so I don't have the ankle flexibility to get my heel on the pedal on a heel-toe shifter typically found with boards. On a recent visit to a showroom, I saw an HD roadking with boards, but the unusual part was that there was only a toe sh...
by Coder
Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: noise from rear end
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: noise from rear end

Left the girlfriend locked in the trunk again? :lol: Have you checked the rear tire for a possible screw, bulge or piece of loose rubber? As another thought, is the rear axle properly secured, rear brake mounts, mufflers, etc? How frequent is it, ie: only when cornering/accelerating/braking or is it...
by Coder
Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1990 Goldwing 1500 GL - No Spark
Replies: 3
Views: 480

Re: 1990 Goldwing 1500 GL - No Spark

Also, check that the terminals inside the kill switch aren't corroded or worn - a simple test with an AVO meter can quickly determine if this is the problem, and it is a common failure point on Hondas.
by Coder
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hmm. Ironic, but not good.
Replies: 26
Views: 686

Re: Hmm. Ironic, but not good.

In the course of my volunteer work for the community, I attend many accident scenes, mainly for traffic control. I have seen scenes where we have to wait for the Vehicular Crimes people to finish their investigation (they only get one chance to collect the evidence, so it is a total shutdown till th...
by Coder
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Howdy
Replies: 2
Views: 60

Re: Howdy

Nice looking ride - hope she serves you well !!
by Coder
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: No Power
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: No Power

Quick question: You said everything worked fine, and now you have no turn lights, headlight, etc. Did these work after the new harness install and have stopped working since, or have they not worked since the new harness was installed?

DaveyB
by Coder
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Wife's bike!
Replies: 25
Views: 1043

Re: Wife's bike!

With regard to the Pacific Coast, it is a nice looking bike, but may be too high for your wife. The standard seat height is 30", compared to 31.5 on the ST1100 and is not adjustable for height without changing the seat out entirely - like the wings, the fuel tank is under the seat! The ST is comfort...
by Coder
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: revisit dynabeads
Replies: 18
Views: 289

Re: revisit dynabeads

There is a product out there called Ride On which purports to be a cross between Slime and Dynabeads . I haven't tried it myself, but I'd love to hear if anyone else has experience with it. Incidentally, using nitrogen with this type of balancing product would be very helpful in a wet climate since ...
by Coder
Tue Jul 05, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Surprise....Stay tuned
Replies: 21
Views: 344

Re: Surprise....Stay tuned

Great job, and it shows a lot of love and patience went into it! As for July 4th celebrations, I'm a Brit, although I've been this side of the water for over a quarter of a century: Today I was talking to a guy on the phone and he picked up on my accent (yes, I still have one!). He said: "Hey, you'r...
by Coder
Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to get the bike up on its center stand
Replies: 52
Views: 22494

Re: How to get the bike up on its center stand

Having watched several people struggle with center stands, I think I know where they are going wrong. My ST1100, at 750lbs, is heavier than the GL, but still easy to get onto the center stand if you use the correct technique. First, identify the point where your right hand will grab the frame to lif...