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by minimac
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

Yep-been to Hell and back, and got the tee shirt! It even froze over.


by minimac
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake
Replies: 7
Views: 209

Re: I purchased amsoil 10w/30 for a 2008 by mistake

You're in Michigan....how hot do you think it's going to get? You're not that close to Hell to worry about it! :)
https://www.gotohellmi.com/
by minimac
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: the worst part
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: the worst part

You're overlooking the obvious. You won't have to work on the Goldwing.
by minimac
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Would you park your Motorcycle at Cedar Point?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Would you park your Motorcycle at Cedar Point?

Simple answer to your questions: YES.
by minimac
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Vertical Trailer Hitch Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Vertical Trailer Hitch Problems

Shouldn't get angry with the dealer. They didn't make it, and they didn't install it. They were just the middleman. How hard would it be to cut and reweld it where it needs to be? At least it would be right for your trip.
by minimac
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Busted lower cowls
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: Busted lower cowls

There are many bike dismantlers that have those for sale. You may be able to even match the color-or be really close. Before buying different lowers, I'd try patching with thin ABS sheet and ABS cement, as suggested. You've got nothing to lose! I order the sheet online and if I can't find the ABS ce...
by minimac
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 55
Views: 2773

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

OK, so which is which? I have too many senior moments and don't remember things like that!
by minimac
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1028

Re: Need Parts

I have always had great results ordering from Babbits. If they don't have it in stock, they get it quickly. Their prices for O.E.M. are great, shipping is reasonable, and the service is personal and superb.
by minimac
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Counteract or Dyna Beads and Avon trike tire?

I've been a happy customer for over eight years using the ceramic beads from Checkered Flag. After going to the balancing beads my tire wear is even across the front tire-no cupping on the left side at all.
https://checkeredflagtirebalancebeads.c ... otorcycles
by minimac
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Monthly News letter
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Monthly News letter

I would get it in my Yahoo mail anywhere from 2-5 days later. I took the advice as Wingadmin posted in the ANNOUNCEMENTS and changed my email contact for this site to an old excite address I hadn't used for quite awhile. The newsletter goes through with no problems.
by minimac
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Filter change with every oil change?
Replies: 20
Views: 1413

Re: Filter change with every oil change?

I will continue to change oil AND filter. I not going to spend the time and money to get an oil analysis, when for a lot less, I can change the quality filter when I change the oil, and KNOW I'm good to go. Even though I use synthetics, I change every 5K miles at the most. Am I wasting a few dollars...
by minimac
Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: $12 Solution for your aching butt!
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: $12 Solution for your aching butt!

Craig Vetter did the wood board thing quite a few years ago. I think you can still see it on his site. I went to the junk yard a while ago...Removed the mini air pump and 2 valves from the front seat lumbar system from a Ford truck.Paid bout $10 for it...I mounted it in the seat cushion between the ...
by minimac
Tue Apr 03, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Moonshine Illinois run
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: Moonshine Illinois run

It's sad that this will be the last one. I'm planning on being there, as long as it doesn't snow. I can deal with cold, and rain, but not snow.
by minimac
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: $12 Solution for your aching butt!
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: $12 Solution for your aching butt!

There was a post a few years back, where someone here used an old bicycle tube to accomplish the same thing. It was on one of the other GW boards. The tube was tied/taped into a configuration to cover the seat. It was ugly but effective.
by minimac
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Wobble in front end
Replies: 7
Views: 387

Re: Wobble in front end

Low air pressure can also cause a low speed wobble.
by minimac
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Monthly News letter
Replies: 11
Views: 495

Re: Monthly News letter

Greenwinger wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:47 pm
........ Makes it much easier for these old eyes to see, and considering I have a 50 inch big screen as my monitor I may need to visit my optometrist. :shock:
Do us all a favor and have someone drive you! :o
by minimac
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

^ That's great! Mrs. Mini felt the same about riding with me until I bought her her own. Sometimes we still ride two up and sometimes each on our own, but she's much more amiable to going when I suggest we go for a ride, and seems to enjoy it much more.
by minimac
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Looking for front wheel-GL1500
Replies: 1
Views: 212

Re: Looking for front wheel-GL1500

Cancel- found locally
by minimac
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

..... And sometimes I do think it would be cheaper to "kill the witch" than to take a chance on divorcing her. I could keep all my stuff, placed in storage, and waiting for me to get out of prison. Three meals a day and a place to sleep (roof over my head) and my full pension going into a bank acco...
by minimac
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

I want to apologize if my previous post in this thread seemed insensitive to the guys that were mentioning their wives' physical issues. That wasn't my intention, and it was meant as a "tongue in cheek" comment to inject a little humor-as well as truth. Sometimes what seems harmless at the time can ...
by minimac
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 14
Views: 1800

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

Another way to reduce weight is to divorce the witch. But, if you think your wallet would take too big a hit with the new bike, you should see the hit you take getting the divorce! Like the old Johnnie Taylor song, it's cheaper to keep her! https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=it%27s+cheaper+to+keep...
by minimac
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found
Replies: 13
Views: 3629

Re: 84 Speed Sensor Replacement Found

Great information to know, and thanks for posting these solutions.