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by Sidcar
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Madstad windshield Review
Replies: 6
Views: 219

Re: Madstad windshield Review

How effective is it when it rains?

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket GPS Suggestions
Replies: 39
Views: 3554

Re: Aftermarket GPS Suggestions

Ye Olde Sate Nave. I wonder if it's steam powered.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you have a vintage ride??
Replies: 59
Views: 1983

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

I have a 1930 500 cc BSA Sloper and sidecar
Girder forks, rigid frame and hand change gears.
Bit of a different ride from the GL1500.

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Connecting a sidecar heater
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: Connecting a sidecar heater

If it had been overheating for some time that wouldn't do the bores a lot of good. I shall keep an eye on the engine temp but I don't think there will be a problem. The radiator will be in an enclosed space so it won't cool the coolant that much. Spring is here,just, and the weather might getting a ...
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Connecting a sidecar heater
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Connecting a sidecar heater

I want to connect a heater matrix in the sidecar into the cooling system, anyone done it?
The carb's are coming off soon for a good clean out and that will be a good time to do the "plumbing".

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Well I've now got a high output alternator and when it stops raining, sometime this month I hope, I'll fit it.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Charges at a rock steady 13.5v above 900rpm, lights on.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Both batteries that came with the bike are rated at 21amp per hour. Battery voltage this morning was 12.48v static, 10.26v cranking. Engine started the moment I released the starter button. The relay sounds a good idea. Fitting a car battery in the sidecar could be another way but I'd like to find t...
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Plugs, air filter, couple of very small filters, cam belts were changed 18 months/3000 mikes ago.

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

I'll have to let you know. The bike's outside and it's pouring down at the moment. When, if, it stops I'll go out and check. I'll check the cranking voltage with a separate volt meter while I'm at it as I'm not sure how accurate the one on the bike is.

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

I should mention in the recent past it has had a new starter solenoid and new r/h handle bar switch. When I bought the bike it came with a spare battery, the previous owner having fitted a new on. There was nothing wrong with the battery he replaced and I use it a a slave battery when trying to star...
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2226

Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Hi, my 1995 GL1500 SE has been an indifferent cold starter since I bought it but during this cold snap we've had the past couple of weeks it's been a real pain. Hot start no problem. Cold start: Choke on Engine spins over vigorously but wont fire. Strong smell of petrol if I keep on spinning it over...
by Sidcar
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Helmets 101
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Re: Helmets 101

In that case I'll give it a bit longer. I find it so annoying, and sometimes dangerous when I'm trying to open the visor in a rush, I was thinking of trimming off the little peg. A bit drastic but at least I'd get the visor open quickly.
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal has no pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 364

Re: Rear brake problems

Examine the master cylinder, brake lines and callipers for leaks. If there is a leak repair replace whatever it is. No leaks Gently clamp off front brake. Pedal ok problem in front brake Pedal the same clamp off rear brake. Pedal ok problem in rear brake. Pedal still u/s master cylinder suspect. Ble...
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Helmets 101
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Re: Helmets 101

I bought an Arai Chaser-X last December. Arai have changed the shape of the shell so I now take a medium instead of large, though I had to take the thinnest cheek pad out either side. It's a better fit than my old Aria but has two problems. The shell is higher at the back so there is cold spot on th...
by Sidcar
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: February Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 245

February Newsletter

Just finished reading this months Newsletter, always interesting but......you've left the answer to one important question "hanging".
How did the Goldwing end up in the tree?

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: Goldwing Cover

Sadly indoors is not an option at the moment. The colour faded out in the first three months, might just as well bought a black one (I think red was an extra fiver but it looked good at first).

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1101

Re: Goldwing Cover

My Ultraguard cover is now 18 months old and it's knackered. The elastic around the edges has gone, both straps have snapped (when the first one went it allowed the cover to move off the reinforced area for the Aerials and tear the cover) which I repaired using bands cut from an old inner tube and n...
by Sidcar
Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: "Legs Up" or Reverse Trike
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: "Legs Up" or Reverse Trike

Fit a sidecar.
Australian Sidecar Enthusiasts have a great Facebook page.

Make the most of the Ashes we'll be having them back next time :D

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cruise Control problems
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: Cruise Control problems

Disconnect battery. Two screws hold it to the handlebar. Find the adjuster on one of the throttle cables (about 6" from the twist grip) and slacken it right off. Disconnect the throttle cables from the twist grip (bit of a fiddle) then unscrew cables from old switch. Remove trim around ignition swit...
by Sidcar
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Year's Day ride out
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: New Year's Day ride out

I tried that but the rain went down my neck!

Sid
by Sidcar
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Year's Day ride out
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: New Year's Day ride out

Last few pictures.
I thought about sitting in the sidecar 'til it stopped but in this country there was a good chance I'd have been there all day.
K K K Katie isn't a member of a well known clan but the first line of a popular music hall song. :)

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Year's Day ride out
Replies: 8
Views: 326

Re: New Year's Day ride out

A few more pictures for you.
by Sidcar
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Year's Day ride out
Replies: 8
Views: 326

New Year's Day ride out

Had a ride out to an old car/bike meeting in the market square at a place called Stoney Stratford. The place was packed with cars and bike (and people) overflowing the market place into side streets and two other car parks. At 12.00 midday the Town Crier called for engines to be started and reved fo...
by Sidcar
Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: You set out to check the tyre pressures and the next thing you know....
Replies: 5
Views: 473

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

Back on the road, hurrah.
Did a twenty mile test ride yesterday and a check of nuts and bolts when I got back. No problems, looking forward to Wednesday's ride out (Weather forecast is good).

Sid