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by Dusty Boots
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Michelin Pilot Activ and Pirelli Sport Demon
Replies: 4
Views: 92

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: 2
Views: 95

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: 92

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: 228

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: 228

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: 365

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: 467

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: 467

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: 556

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: 756

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: 2143

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: 2143

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: 566

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: 388

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: 414

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...
by Dusty Boots
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long Time Storage Revival
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Long Time Storage Revival

My bike when I bought it in 2008 was 16 yrs old, with just 12,000 mi on it and the springs were sagged past the service limit!!!
With all that weight setting on them and for such a long time being stationary, it would be very prudent to check them!
by Dusty Boots
Fri Jun 30, 2017 4:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long Time Storage Revival
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Long Time Storage Revival

I would pull the fork springs out and measure them as although they have very few miles on them, I'll bet they are sagged from all the weight sitting on the front end for so long. Free length of the springs are as follows; Free Length: - 390.6 mm (15.38") - Service limit: - 382.8 mm (15.07") If they...
by Dusty Boots
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Fuel mileage
Replies: 19
Views: 878

Re: Fuel mileage

Normal.
The steadier you keep your right wrist (and below 3,000 RPM) the better mileage you'll get !
There's a few other factors at play, such as head/tail winds, temps/humidity and quality of fuel to name a few, but you are in the ball park
by Dusty Boots
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: FORKS (no spoons)
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: FORKS (no spoons)

Yup, cheap, easy to build and works good!


by Dusty Boots
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 8 Day Camping Trip..Planning...Again?
Replies: 10
Views: 566

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

This will take you within striking distance of Middle TN! - https://goo.gl/maps/4sD6CpCNqF52 No Lollygagging the 1st couple of days ....... and you have your choice of 3 (or more) BLM campsites just outside of Moab, UT but, you might have enough time to spend an extra night relaxing at the very peac...
by Dusty Boots
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 8 Day Camping Trip..Planning...Again?
Replies: 10
Views: 566

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

Don't forget, the days will be getting shorter then and you'll be loosing 3 hrs of riding time as you head east through various time zones.
by Dusty Boots
Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 8 Day Camping Trip..Planning...Again?
Replies: 10
Views: 566

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

Try Mt Evans (highest paved road in the US) instead, as it's all paved, where Pike's isn't! .... as long as it isn't shut down for the season!!
Any particular reason for a stop over @ Twins Falls again??
by Dusty Boots
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel in the Head after sitting over night.
Replies: 15
Views: 563

Re: Fuel in the Head after sitting over night.

I believe on the 1100s (I know my 1000 had one) they still had a fuel shut off petcock that you have to turn to the off position when done riding for the day. Are you turning that off?
by Dusty Boots
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stepped on and it fell off!
Replies: 7
Views: 274

Re: Stepped on and it fell off!

IIRC, there were only a couple of small tack welds holding the foot peg portion to the mounting plate. We ground those off and put a full weld bead around the 3 sides!



You can get them reasonable priced from eBay as previously stated!
by Dusty Boots
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question for the dark siders
Replies: 18
Views: 422

Re: Question for the dark siders

Never tried this brand/size before, Floyd, so no idea. :?: