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by golden highway
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 and GL1800 parts now available in the store
Replies: 12
Views: 4679

Re: GL1500 and GL1800 parts now available in the store

I am looking for the air shock control switches for my GL1500
by golden highway
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: diesel oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: diesel oil?

I used it in my 1200 and it worked well. I tried it in my 1500 and it was ok but my 1500 likes the Mobile synthetic motorcycle oil better.
by golden highway
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Rid Seat of Mouse Urine Odor
Replies: 7
Views: 267

Re: How to Rid Seat of Mouse Urine Odor

I used a product called oder ban it has removed just about every smell I could throw at it. We hit a skunk with our car one time and could not get rid of the smell until I used this. My friend had a gallon of milk break open in his car and on a hot day you wanted to die. He tried everything and was ...
by golden highway
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: back rest
Replies: 24
Views: 1097

Re: back rest

I have had a few different types and I think the Utopia is the most comfortable and easiest to remove if you don't want to use it. It is also small enough to store when on the road
by golden highway
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is your shield high or low?
Replies: 22
Views: 1180

Re: Is your shield high or low?

Mine is set as high as I can get it. I wish it was a little taller since I wear a modular helmet and if i have the face shield up I get a little buffeting. I hear people complain about looking through it when the weather is bad or a lot of dirt is being kicked up. I don't see the difference between ...
by golden highway
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 14885

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

You might end up with more then expected. I know in my case I was planning on coming Friday but work changed that plan. I am still a possible as I am trying to work coming in early Saturday. I just can't commit to being there at this time. I am sure there's others in the same boat. The event I have ...
by golden highway
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork oil change
Replies: 17
Views: 1277

Re: Fork oil change

Drain screws are on the bottom of the fork tubes if I remember correctly on th e back side. You can do a change without removing the forks. I think there is a how to on this site for changing the oil. The manual calls for ATF and that is whst I used. Since oil has always been debated I changed mine ...
by golden highway
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Drivers Backrest
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Drivers Backrest

I had a through the seat backrest on my 1200 and I liked it a lot. I have been thinking about getting on for 1500. The only thing holding me back is my seat is getting a little worn so I might change the whole seat with one built in.
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by golden highway
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight

If you are really concerned you could always make that tough decision and tell your wife she needs to lose 40 pounds :D
by golden highway
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight
Replies: 9
Views: 922

Re: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight

Shock issue is factory. From what I under stand the air shock on the 1500 is more of a ride hight adjustment. My wife and I also exceed the weight limit on the 1500 but riding around looking at other riders I think we are ok. I see much larger couples riding all the time. I also see them loaded down...
by golden highway
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Drivers Backrest
Replies: 7
Views: 372

Re: Drivers Backrest

Wow I sold my whole backrest that was in very good condition for $60.00. I sold to low or those arms are overpriced. Oh and that is what I paid for it. I didn't like the way it hit my ba k and my wife didn't like the bars hitting her legs.
by golden highway
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New bike for the price of a set of tires
Replies: 5
Views: 372

Re: New bike for the price of a set of tires

When tires age they start harden and loose their flexibility. It happens slowly so you almost never realize how bad they are until you put new tires on. I purchase a bike with very old good looking tires and I hated the way the bike handled. I was thinking new springs, shock rebuild and so on. I ins...
by golden highway
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Countersteering: Watch this and save your life
Replies: 28
Views: 4028

Re: Countersteering: Watch this and save your life

I read about countersteering back in the 70's. Thought it was cool so I started using and you are right now I don't even think about it. It has become second nature. I have talked to a few new riders about it and they look at me like I am crazy.
by golden highway
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 14885

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

365 days in a year and it seems like work meetings get scheduled only on days I have something going on. As of now I have an all day meeting on the 22nd in the wrong direction of the gathering :cry: so now I am thinking of getting up early Saturday and riding to gathering. It is about 3 1/2 hour rid...
by golden highway
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: 5W-20 oil
Replies: 15
Views: 1324

Re: 5W-20 oil

I use what the manufacturer recommends and never have a problem. I run my cars 250,000 to 300,000 miles on whatever the recommended oil is. Some were 10/30 5/30 5/20 and yes 0/20 I can't complain to the manufacturer if I have an oil related failure and wasn't following their recommendations. I drive...
by golden highway
Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Does your wife-girlfriend ride?
Replies: 36
Views: 1161

Re: Does your wife-girlfriend ride?

My wife won't ride anymore on her own she only wants to be a passenger. I don't like having a passenger since it isn't as comfortable. I have to say the biggest reason is if something goes wrong or I make a mistake and that person got hurt I wouldn't be able to live with myself.
by golden highway
Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hot does it have to be before you won't ride?
Replies: 31
Views: 1406

Re: How hot does it have to be before you won't ride?

Once it hits the upper 90's I limit my time on the bike above that I don't ride or at least far. I left out one day early and by mid day it was 108 and I was 3 hours from home. It was miserable and getting worse. I decided to jump on the interstate and make a run for home. I thought the wind would b...
by golden highway
Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yamaha Star Venture "Goldwing"?
Replies: 27
Views: 1063

Re: Yamaha Star Venture "Goldwing"?

I like the looks if it and being Yamaha I bet it's quality. I like the seating position
by golden highway
Fri May 12, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Suspension Question
Replies: 7
Views: 330

Re: Front Suspension Question

I think I would start with checking for play in the front end and goose neck. I would then drain the fork oil and fill with ATF it is inexpensive and what Honda calls for in their manual. I found ATF works best for me. The oil might be old dirty and low in one or both forks. If you have oil under th...
by golden highway
Fri May 12, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Shifter seal
Replies: 9
Views: 472

Re: Shifter seal

Mine was miserable to get off. I had to remove the frame bolts and pry harder then I was comfortable with to get it off. What l found is there was a bit of a hump or extra material on the shift lever when casted. Once I had it off I used a grinder to remove the extra material and now it can be easil...
by golden highway
Wed May 03, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite biker song
Replies: 84
Views: 2568

Re: Favorite biker song

They haven't made any good music in almost 40 years. If the made a biker song today it would be about hugging a tree or some politically correct crap.
by golden highway
Tue May 02, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lumbar support
Replies: 8
Views: 405

Re: Lumbar support

Backrest???? That is what the wife is for. I tried different back rest and the Utopia was the best of the bunch. I seem to be more comfortable without one for some reason
by golden highway
Tue May 02, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 14885

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Sounds like this is coming together nicely. Can't wait to meet everyone
by golden highway
Thu Apr 27, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Favorite biker song
Replies: 84
Views: 2568

Re: Favorite biker song

Bad to the bone....ok need more letters to post bad to the bone
by golden highway
Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 14885

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

Nando I will write you excuse for missing school.
To whom it concerns
Nando will be off school as he has a Goldwings Doc appointment :D