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by Dusty Boots
Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 GL1500 long warm up time
Replies: 16
Views: 298

Re: 1989 GL1500 long warm up time

Also, make sure your hot air hose is connected from below the engine up the fresh air intake 'snorkle' at the airbox!
by Dusty Boots
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: best tire that has long life and best ride
Replies: 11
Views: 277

Re: best tire that has long life and best ride

Looks like another Metzler delaminated. (?) Dunlop Elite 4s have one of the highest weight ratings for a Moto tire and decent mileage. Not sure how the 4's ride as they are fairly recent and I have never tried, only the E3's, which were my go to tire. A darkside tire will get you a very high weight ...
by Dusty Boots
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: camping
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: camping

Nah ... not an issue of no reverse on the new bike, just a case of wanting to 'simplify' and go back to travelling 'unemcoumbered', like I had been doing since 1974! My new to me bike has a trailer hitch/wiring harness (PO was a Lees-ure Lite camper dealer) and watching how/where you park eliminates...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Which lift to buy?
Replies: 23
Views: 1598

Re: Which lift to buy?

I don't have any spare floor 'real estate' for a dedicated, hydraulic lift, (never mind the cost of them up here!! :roll: ) so the wooden platform that I built was designed to fit under my workbench when not in use. I built it out of 5/4" x 6" pressure treated lumber with a 3/4" ply top. I use 2 4" ...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

William Hopgood wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:50 pm
well now i dont feel so bad LOL how the hell they get up in there gezz f*#$ing squirrels
Through the front of the air snorkle.
I bought some hardware cloth and fitted it over the opening of the snorkle and never had any like issues again!
by Dusty Boots
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: What Trailer can i really tow?
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: What Trailer can i really tow?

Why not invest in a nice cargo trailer? You could pack more stuff than on your bike, including a little larger tent and a cot! :idea: No real weight/stopping issues as with a tent trailer and that spare axle gets a lot of weight off of the bike itself!! I invested just under $275 for my home built o...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Dec 02, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: Has anybody ever heard of has anybody ever heard of acorns in the air filter?

Yup, I came home from a 5 week tour in late Oct one year, The weather turned south for 3 weeks and I was unable to ride. My bike was parked outside in a covered parking spot at my complex I was living in at the time. When I pulled my air filter cover that spring to do maintenance, this is what I fou...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: camping
Replies: 6
Views: 170

Re: camping

If you're comfortable/enjoy tent camping and can fit all your needed gear in/on the bike , then why not give that a shot. Although you may not have all the 'comfort/ luxuries' of what you can pack in a camper, tent camping off a bike has a lot of advantages including economy (far better fuel mileage...
by Dusty Boots
Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted, used 6 point trailer hitch
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Wanted, used 6 point trailer hitch

Rayvn wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:13 am
..... Oh, btw, Ya wanna buy a really nice 2002 gl1800 with about 6,000 dollars worth of farkels on it. :roll: :D
:lol: No Thanks!! I don't care for the 1800's at all! .... which is one reason why I went with a 2013 Victory Cross Country Tour! ;)




by Dusty Boots
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted, used 6 point trailer hitch
Replies: 12
Views: 277

Re: Wanted, used 6 point trailer hitch

I've been using that same one for many years, pulling everything from lightweight cargo trailers to a heavily laden Aspen camper weighing over 650 lbs all packed and have never had any issues!! ;)
by Dusty Boots
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Michelin Pilot Activ and Pirelli Sport Demon
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Michelin Pilot Activ and Pirelli Sport Demon

Ya, I did 400+ km to Port Dover and back on Friday, leading 9 other members of my riding group. Spent 3 days riding to my daughter's place in Bowmanville, then up to meet a friend and my twin daughters in Lindsay before spending the night at a friend's place in Cardiff, Then rode through Algonquin a...
by Dusty Boots
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire changer that WORKS!
Replies: 5
Views: 405

Re: Tire changer that WORKS!

You might want to take a look at the No-Scuff Tire Tool to make installing the tires on the larger wings easier.




by Dusty Boots
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Michelin Pilot Activ and Pirelli Sport Demon
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Michelin Pilot Activ and Pirelli Sport Demon

Hey Dave I've run the Michelin Pilot Activ 130/70-18 as a double darkside tire up front before. I found the tire to track/handle very well, has great wet weather grip, although it was just a little bit noisy under braking (front) Out of all the tires I have tried double dark, it was the best as far ...
by Dusty Boots
Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Less Stress To The Blue Ridge
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Less Stress To The Blue Ridge

Dave ... US 219 is basically a 4 lane highway in the northern section with fairly to very light traffic! Very nice way to make some time yet traffic is light and it is scenic!
South of I-76, it is mostly 2 lane and gets quite twisty the further south you go! ;) 8-)
by Dusty Boots
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Less Stress To The Blue Ridge
Replies: 8
Views: 444

Re: Less Stress To The Blue Ridge

Once you get through Toronto (401/427/QEW) the rest is a breeze and much more scenic!!
The trick is to be through Toronto early. ;)
by Dusty Boots
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block
Replies: 8
Views: 711

Re: Has anyone used Show Chrome's Universal Electronic Fuse Block?

It's a fairly new product so maybe not that popular yet (?)
I have my eye on that as well for my new ride (2013 Victory Cross Country Tour) as it has a CAN bus system and I think this will fit the bill to add extra LED turn signals and running lights etc without having issues with the CAN bus system.
by Dusty Boots
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Decided to retire my wing
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Re: Decided to retire my wing

Ya, it's tough to find one at a decent price. In my case an old gentleman who has cancer and suffering terribly from COPD decided to let his go and I jumped on it and managed to knock another $300 off his asking price cause he liked me. (He is also a Lees-Ure Lite dealer) Besides the option passenge...
by Dusty Boots
Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Decided to retire my wing
Replies: 11
Views: 505

Decided to retire my wing

After another alternator failure (I made it home this time) I decided that after 10 yrs and over 320,000 kms, I will be selling my wing. Time for a change, as I don't like the 1800's! :roll: Just recently returned from a west coast tour hauling my homemade HF cargo trailer. I will soon offer up my '...
by Dusty Boots
Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 4th Alternator GL1500
Replies: 18
Views: 624

Re: 4th Alternator GL1500

I've gone through 3 Compu-Fire alternators and a Saturn one over the years on my 92,
One of the reason's I'm selling my wing with 340,xxx kms on it and bought a 2013 Victory Cross Country Tour
by Dusty Boots
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Opinions on riding gear
Replies: 12
Views: 814

Re: Opinions on riding gear

Mesh riding gear with removable rain and thermal liners, along with a heated jacket liner is your most versatile option for riding gear to cover the whole riding season and all riding conditions. Leather is fine, but it only has a somewhat narrow temperature range when it can be worn comfortably!!! ...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug
Replies: 47
Views: 2302

Re: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug

Tim ... I would guesstimate a little under 1/8" Most guys with 1800s run the run flats @ +/- 32 lbs, but I run mine @ 46. Less chance of it heating up due to under inflation and no issues so far with tire 'swelling' when hot. I have roughly 400 km on it now I picked it up for $105US plus a few $ for...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug
Replies: 47
Views: 2302

Re: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug

Don't expect much clearance to the swing arm. Best to deflate the tire and you might have to lever it up into place from below. That's what a buddy of mine did to get it (non run flat 195/55-16) in there. Bob and his 195 55 16 CT on his bike.jpg While I have a 195/55-16 Yokohama Avid ENVigor ZPS ru...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 8 Day Camping Trip..Planning...Again?
Replies: 10
Views: 792

Re: 8 Day Camping Trip..Planning...Again?

Hope to see you there! :!: 8-)

I plan on arriving there Friday before noon and leaving Sunday. ;)
by Dusty Boots
Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing stalling
Replies: 11
Views: 426

Re: Goldwing stalling

Has the Bank Angle sensor been replaced? There was a recall on them
by Dusty Boots
Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: GL1800 Information & Questions
Topic: Can a tire size change enable me to drop about 500 rpm?
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Can a tire size change enable me to drop about 500 rpm?

I've run different sized tires (car and moto tires) on my 1500 that resulted in a 500 rpm drop between the shortest tire (175/60-16) and the tallest (175R-16) and there was no appreciable difference in gas mileage Where there was a difference was in throttle response. With the taller tire, it was 't...