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by Sidcar
Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

Curses! I ordered new rubbers off M&P an hour ago, never mind.
I'm trying to get everything together for Wednesday / Thursday to get the job finished.
As I'm having to work outside I'm hoping for good (I'd settle for dry) weather for next week.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?
Replies: 4
Views: 110

Re: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

M&P Motorcycles over here sell the rubbers but not sure if they're OEM but I'll give them a go. No one seems to do the inserts, I'll try them in the new rubbers and see how they look. I've ordered a new set of wheel bearings as well. Hopefully after all this I won't have to worry about the rear whee...
by Sidcar
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?
Replies: 4
Views: 110

95 rear wheel Cush drive. How much movement?

I've just been inspecting the rear wheel Cush drive on my 1995 GL1500 while it's out for a new tyre and swinging arm replacement. How much movement should there be? The rubber blocks are a bit loose in the wheel, the alloy inserts are loose in the blocks and the drive flange is loos in the alloy ins...
by Sidcar
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....

And upside down for some reason!
Redial will be ok with them :D

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....

Located one in Yorkshire should have it early next week.
The old one came out easier than expected but the condition of it! Honda hang your head in shame.

Sid

Sorry about the finger in the shot.
by Sidcar
Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....
Replies: 3
Views: 150

You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....

Saturday I went to check the tyre pressures ready for a ride on Sunday and I noticed the rear tyre sidewall starting to crack. Oh dear!! So I order a new tyre (Austone taxi) and it snowed over night so didn't no ride anyway. Today, now the snow has melted, well most of it (I have to work on it in th...
by Sidcar
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tis' the season
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Re: Tis' the season

We've even had snow here with the temperature getting down to -13c in Shropshire.
I don't suppose the snow will last till Christmas but nice while it lasts (if you don't have to travel far).

Sid




by Sidcar
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Why I bought a Goldwing with a Sidecar.
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Why I bought a Goldwing with a Sidecar.

Fantastic, tell us more. How are you getting on with it?

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What exactly is a dual-clutch transmission, and how does it work?
Replies: 19
Views: 2085

Re: What exactly is a dual-clutch transmission, and how does it work?

Would the additional weight of a sidecar or trike conversion affect the operation of this transmission?

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Request for ADMIN to update classified search parameters to current date
Replies: 8
Views: 317

Re: Request for ADMIN to update classified search parameters to current date

I thought there was more room, for rider and luggage, on a 1500?

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: At least I got to sit on one
Replies: 0
Views: 234

At least I got to sit on one

Went to the Motorcycle Show at the Birmingham NEC yesterday and there was the new Goldwing creating a mild amount of interest, enough for me to have to que for the pleasure of sitting on it. I watched the Honda bloke demonstrating the controls, press this, touch that, watch the read out, select this...
by Sidcar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control problems
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Cruise Control problems

Thanks for all the info I'm storing it away in case of future problems. Having been in the motor trade for fifty years I sympathise with the technicians point of view but not everyone is rolling in cash. You should always put the choices to the customer, with your recommendations, and let the custom...
by Sidcar
Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control problems
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Re: Cruise Control problems

The throttle cancel switch was faulty. Honda said do not to take it apart replace it, but as I'd just paid an eye watering sum to Honda for a new handlebar switch I stripped, cleaned and rebuilt it. It now works fine, I can't see why Honda insist on replacement. I tried the bike out this afternoon a...
by Sidcar
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control problems
Replies: 7
Views: 367

Cruise Control problems

The cruise control didn't work when I bought this bike, the warning light bulbs are good the system switches on but will not set. Having had to dismantle the right side of the fairing in the fitting of a new r/h handlebar switch I thought it would be a good time to fix the cruise control, looking at...
by Sidcar
Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing owner at last!
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: Goldwing owner at last!

Good choice of bike.
Snag could be if the wife finds out about the blonde you may not be in a condition to enjoy the bike!

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 141
Views: 17196

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

All we need now is for someone to buy one and give us their honest opinion.
Even if I had the cash I think I'd wait until they've been in production for a while in case there are any bugs that need ironing out.
Nice to see girder forks back in fashion.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sun Oct 08, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1988 gl1500 fuel volume
Replies: 9
Views: 383

Re: 1988 gl1500 fuel volume

I've been checking mine tankful to tankful for about the past year and, even lugging a sidecar, I'm averaging 39-40 mpg (Imperial gallons). Best 44 worst 37. Fuel gauge is just a piece of on board entertainment. I go by mileage and fill up after 150 miles for peace of mind and 180 if needs be. Sid I...
by Sidcar
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Sweetheart, Sat on My New Sweetheart
Replies: 6
Views: 329

Re: My Sweetheart, Sat on My New Sweetheart

Congrats on your new acquisition. I hope your first sweetheart doesn't get jealous of your second.
I like the optomistic "ready for fine weather riding". If it's fine weather you want I'd leave it where it is. :D

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sicilian Wings
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Sicilian Wings

It's from France.
I didn't photo the plates on the other two as it meant standing in the road, not a sensible thing to do in Sicily.

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sicilian Wings
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Re: Sicilian Wings

Overloaded last post so here's missing picture
by Sidcar
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sicilian Wings
Replies: 3
Views: 187

Sicilian Wings

Just got back from a great week in Sicily (not on the wing very sad to say), plenty of sunshine , no rain but a lot of walking, mainly up and down steep hills. Saw three Wings while I was there, the "hill" behing the red one is the top of the volcano Mount Etna, sadly dormant though the locals like ...
by Sidcar
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New member from Belgium
Replies: 12
Views: 361

Re: New member from Belgium

Greetings from the UK.
If you don't know how old the cam belts are you should consider changing those. If a belt breaks it is very bad, and expensive, news.
Not a difficult job and this website tells you how (and much much more).
Don't forget to post a picture.

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner of an '89 GL1500 w/ a few ?'s
Replies: 90
Views: 2217

Re: New owner of an '89 GL1500 w/ a few ?'s

How about a synchromesh gearbox get rid of all those clunky changes?

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New owner of an '89 GL1500 w/ a few ?'s
Replies: 90
Views: 2217

Re: New owner of an '89 GL1500 w/ a few ?'s

If you don't mind shopping this side of the pond these people do one in stainless steel so no corrosion probs:
www.blackwidowexhausts.co.uk

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Aug 26, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: goldwing 1500 sidecar
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: goldwing 1500 sidecar

Have a look on the USCA website, www.sidecar.com , lots of sidecar info there.
Good hunting,

Sid