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by offcenter
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike storage (mice)
Replies: 6
Views: 133

Re: bike storage (mice)

Had problems with mice in my older garage one winter. Moth balls didn't do much, and drier sheets make nice nesting material for them,,,, ;) Bought some cheapy ultrasonic rodent repellers on ebay, but doubt they really do anything. Threw them away in the end because don't feel comfortable with anyt...
by offcenter
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Here's a new one for ya!
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Here's a new one for ya!

At least it's a new one for me. Never seen anything like it before. I headed out yesterday morning on my '99 Goldwing to meet some friends for breakfast. I didn't make it. About 150 feet out of my driveway, the left side foot peg BROKE OFF and landed in the road! Those pegs pivot up and back like ma...
by offcenter
Mon Aug 28, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Opportunity knocking or should I bolt the door?
Replies: 18
Views: 517

Re: Opportunity knocking or should I bolt the door?

A four wheeler wouldn't be a trike. Might be a "quike"?? My concern would be getting it registered for the road. Most state's laws clearly state that a motorcycle is a two or three wheeled vehicle. Once it has four wheels, it's a car....in this case it would be car that doesn't meet any safety stand...
by offcenter
Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: BulletHD Biker Pro Camera Review
Replies: 175
Views: 20320

Re: BulletHD Biker Pro Camera Review

Ok, I just ordered one of these.
Now I'll have knots in my stomach until I get it and try it out.
I hope it works as advertised and is not a bomb like the biker pro
turned out to be.
$198 may not be much to some people, but to me it's a lot to
spend on a toy. :roll:
by offcenter
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer size
Replies: 19
Views: 830

Re: trailer size

My home built trailer has the smaller wheels and has given me no problems in over 6000 miles of travel. This includes many miles at 60 or 70 miles per hour. My personal concern is the weight of the trailer, specifically, stopping the thing in a hurry. Having built my own trailer and pulled it all ov...
by offcenter
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Fairing crack repair
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: Fairing crack repair

You need ABS cement from the plumbing section of Home Depot or Lowes. It would also help to order some ABS plastic sheets from Amazon. Cement the break back together then reinforce it from the inside with a piece cut from the ABS sheet. Heat the piece of ABS 'til you can bend it and make it conform ...
by offcenter
Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Yes, it has a reverse. I can see the lever on the left side. It has a black rubber cover over the handle and is hard to see against the gray colored bike but it is there. All the 88 GL1500s had a reverse. That is low mileage for an 88 model. The 88 models tend to have a stumble at low rpm. They wer...
by offcenter
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What's wrong with this picture?
Replies: 10
Views: 409

Re: What's wrong with this picture?

Nope, no reverse. If it did, the reverse lever would be very visible on the left side of the false tank, near the rider's left knee.
by offcenter
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer painting
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Trailer painting

Matches your trike perfectly. Excellent!
by offcenter
Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500
Replies: 82
Views: 11822

Re: Blackwing Fork Brace for GL1500

Sorry for your English???
Your English, spelling and punctuation are better than
some of the people on this board who were born here
in the USA!!!
Keep posting and welcome to the group!!

(and of course, enjoy your Goldwing!)
by offcenter
Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: dumb me
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Re: dumb me

Acetone?? Good Lord why?
Acetone dissolves almost anything!
by offcenter
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wired backwards?....or different??
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Re: Wired backwards?....or different??

Thank you guys. I found the problem this afternoon. It's not the bike. It seems to be in the LEDs themselves. They must have done something in the power supply for the LED that just does not like the Honda wiring. A friend of mine brought over two other LEDs that he had and both worked fine. He is a...
by offcenter
Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Windshield cleaning
Replies: 24
Views: 2398

Re: Windshield cleaning

I am surprised to see that ammonia is no good at all for lexan.
That means we should NEVER use Windex on our windshields.

And I'm even more surprised to see that gasoline is listed as
'excellent' on the chart. Weird.
by offcenter
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wired backwards?....or different??
Replies: 4
Views: 244

Wired backwards?....or different??

Today I tried to replace the H4 headlight bulbs in my '99 GL-1500 with Phillips LED bulbs. I tested the bulbs by plugging them into the Honda's existing wire harness. Hmm....No high beam. Low beam stays on no matter what position the handlebar switch is in. Tested the bulbs on a 12v power supply in ...
by offcenter
Tue Aug 08, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag side lights
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Saddlebag side lights

Thank you very much!
I'll take a look in there!
by offcenter
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag side lights
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Saddlebag side lights

My '99 1500 has those darned luminescent side lights on the saddlebags. Like most of the them, they have gotten so dim I can't even see them so I want to replace them with LEDs. There must be a ballast or something that powers those luminescent things. Where is it located? I'll need to remove it and...
by offcenter
Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Afraid to drag some bits on the ground in a turn?
Replies: 18
Views: 545

Re: Afraid to drag some bits on the ground in a turn?

I've dragged the edge of my shoe a few times in turns with the GL-1500.
That's enough for me. I'd be afraid that ordinary street tires would
let go when I get low enough.
That bike in the video is most certainly running soft sticky racing type tires.
by offcenter
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 414
Views: 12789

Re: What's Happening Today?

Sidcar wrote:
Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:45 am
Hi Dave,
It's a good job George knows his stuff...
Sid
Thank you. Thank you very much. (doing my best Elvis impersonation) :lol: :lol: :lol:
by offcenter
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 414
Views: 12789

Re: What's Happening Today?

Looks like a Spartan Executive to me.
Only 34 ever built.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spartan_Executive
by offcenter
Tue Aug 01, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: TORK Xpro helmet speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: TORK Xpro helmet speakers

TonyB wrote:
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:18 pm
You haven't seen the Sena headset?
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/sen ... lf-helmets
My Goldwing has a built in intercom. All I need are speakers that will work with
my helmet.
by offcenter
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Re: Perfect Ride Handguards: P-Review

Since no one else has commented on this, I'll post my thoughts.... These look like a very good quality product in the pictures. Great idea and I'm sure they work. In fact the more I think about it, they are a fantastic idea!! But..... Speaking as one of the "lower income" riders out here, One hundre...
by offcenter
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: TORK Xpro helmet speakers
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: TORK Xpro helmet speakers

I'm still looking for speakers that will work with a half helmet.
I use this HJC helmet and I haven't seen anything that will
work with it.
https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/hjc ... ser-helmet
by offcenter
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odometer reset button
Replies: 9
Views: 371

Re: Odometer reset button

It's suppose to have a rubber boot over the button, check and see if the boot is damaged or binding up. when I had my 92 wing the boot on that button broke and at that time Honda did not sell the the button or the boot separate, you had to buy the entire glass unit Do all 1500s have this rubber boo...
by offcenter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: RIVCO Aero Flip-Out Highway Pegs
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: RIVCO Aero Flip-Out Highway Pegs

Keep in mind that if they are mounted on the valve covers
and the bike tips over, it could land on them and break
a very expensive valve cover, as well as putting your bike
out of action til you repair it.
The crash bars are there to protect the valve covers.
by offcenter
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: A louder muffler
Replies: 35
Views: 6586

Re: A louder muffler

When touring I prefer listening to my stereo system and not the exhaust. I can't think of any reason to make my exhaust louder. If I was trying to eek some performance out of the motor and the exhaust ended up being louder that is one thing. Make the exhaust louder just because you can is just a wa...