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by hondageorge
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Schrader Valve Question
Replies: 16
Views: 768

Re: Schrader Valve Question

I too had a very, very slow leak in my rear tire. I noticed that the local tire store guys used a product called Xtra-seal bead sealer. It said for commercial use only, and for a 32 oz. can, the large can with a brush inside is more then enough for a life-time, even changing tires on 4 different bik...
by hondageorge
Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Removing the rear wheel without disassembling the bike
Replies: 29
Views: 18155

Re: Removing the rear wheel without disassembling the bike

I agree. The rear adjustable floorboards are very easy to remove and hold out of the way so you can get at the crash bar bolts. 5 or 10 minutes tops. Mine took a pretty big allen wrench (which I had in my set) for the floorboard bolts. Before you lift, double check your airline on the rear shock abs...
by hondageorge
Fri Sep 23, 2016 2:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BACKFIRING/POPPING ON DECELERATION
Replies: 6
Views: 379

Re: BACKFIRING/POPPING ON DECELERATION

I agree, a lean fuel mixture is the most likely cause.And can occur from a few things, some listed of which helped me. Do all the easy stuff first. When did you sync your carbs last? How do the plugs look? plug gap ok? Fresh fuel? Being 17-18 yrs old and in the hot weather, I suspect it may be rubbe...
by hondageorge
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:34 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Removing the rear wheel without disassembling the bike
Replies: 29
Views: 18155

Re: Removing the rear wheel without disassembling the bike

Special instructions for starting the lower subframe bolts in the side trunks: it's in there..............just gotta read the instructions... start at #21 if you'd like. I just printed them so I have a copy right next to the Wing while I'm doing it. easy-peezy that way. checklist, checklist, checkli...
by hondageorge
Fri May 20, 2016 11:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Protective Clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 2873

Re: Protective Clothing

I could zoom the picture....it's a MACNA cooling vest. I started looking at reviews in places like Adventure Rider to see what some other long distance riders thought. Seemed to me, overall, most complaints was the entry price, not the fact that it works or not. I consider it high dollar at $195 fro...
by hondageorge
Fri May 20, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Protective Clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 2873

Re: Protective Clothing

Need to share who makes it and where it's available to purchase. Can't see the brand on the vest too well.
Looks like a great option to explore.
by hondageorge
Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: 1500 Drive Shaft Lube Video
Replies: 43
Views: 16412

Re: 1500 Drive Shaft Lube Video

just wondering if that is the driveline seal that your talking about? Honda part #91261-ME9-005 ? Is it difficult to change, or should it just be left in place if there is no moly grease leaking past it and/or it's not hard and brittle? Partszilla has the seal listed for about $7.60 US. By the looks...
by hondageorge
Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Protective Clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 2873

Re: Protective Clothing

Just read your excellent review on phase change vests. I think you convinced me to bite the price bullet and try one out (Phase Change vest) for my next South West desert adventure. An informative forum review on cooling gear with lots of others inputting ideas and suggestions. I did wear a "Bilt" b...
by hondageorge
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: The DIY Articles
Replies: 13
Views: 825

Re: The DIY Articles

My '97 GL-1500SE ran very well when I bought it. When I asked the PO if he had a maint. log for the bike he looked confused? I even remember his reply. "This is a Goldwing, a very expensive motorcycle. I don't go looking for trouble." Being an "old" aviator/pilot, that wasn't sound advice to me for ...
by hondageorge
Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Protective Clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 2873

Re: Protective Clothing

Another ATGATT rider. From some other posts who ask how a rider doesn't pass out in hot weather riding in black leathers to competency in your riding skills. Of course your going to sweat to death or pass out in leathers at 100 degrees, anyone would. You got the wrong gear on if that's what your wea...
by hondageorge
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bike cleaning stuff?
Replies: 16
Views: 2289

Re: bike cleaning stuff?

Another vote for Pro Honda Cleaning polish. I don't give a hoot about what brand it is, I'll clean my Goldwing with anything that works. Have used plenty of others and all seem to clean well, but I never complain about wishing my bike was more shiny or easier cleaned when using Pro Honda. Like the o...
by hondageorge
Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Urgent: oil blowing out overflow while traveling USA
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Urgent: oil blowing out overflow while traveling USA

Resolution of escaping oil. I checked the oil filter first to be sure it wasn't double gasketed. A-ok there. Pulled off the right side panels to check the dipstick and oil level. I noticed that the engine was clean and free of all oil spray above the dipstick...which was screwed in and secure. A-ok ...
by hondageorge
Sat Oct 10, 2015 1:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Urgent: oil blowing out overflow while traveling USA
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Urgent: oil blowing out overflow while traveling USA

Thanks for the suggestions. Will check all and report back in the am during sunlight. I was also thinking that the only thing I changed was to drain & refill the oil & filter, then perhaps I purchased a defective dreaded Fram oil filter?  I'll check all that is suggested, and if I find all is proper...
by hondageorge
Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Urgent: oil blowing out overflow while traveling USA
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Urgent: oil blowing out overflow while traveling USA

Hey Guys, Really could use some urgent advice. Traveling on the Interstate into Santa Fe this pm we stopped at Wallyworld and noticed an oil film on my wife's bike who always rides in formation behind me. Closer inspection of my 97 Gl-1500 revealed oil dripping from one of the three rubber overflow ...
by hondageorge
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 cruise engage lag (Modified)
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: 1500 cruise engage lag (Modified)

Wow, What a great mod. A couple of open-end wrenches to sqeeze in there and adjust the cable. I also turned the adjuster back about 3/4 turn after the rpms started to increase. Locked it there and went for a ride. Instant lock on! My wife rides her own bike cross country with me and is always in my ...
by hondageorge
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:33 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to add a trunk rack to your bike
Replies: 67
Views: 28967

Re: How to add a trunk rack to your bike

Is ABS going to be difficult or impossible to find soon? I started gathering my needed ABS items for the trunk rack reinforcement and was quickly thrown for a surprise. Stopped into LOWE's in Loganville, Ga. and asked for ABS pipe & cement. Sorry, we don't carry ABS anymore. I checked the plumbing r...
by hondageorge
Tue Jan 06, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to add a trunk rack to your bike
Replies: 67
Views: 28967

Re: How to add a trunk rack to your bike

Thanks for the quick reply. Sure didn't want to pay shipping charges again because I might have needed additional parts in order to install the rack. Not only is it a good looking rack that looks like it belongs there, but I see hundreds of Goldwing pictures in magazines with that same rack installe...
by hondageorge
Mon Jan 05, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to add a trunk rack to your bike
Replies: 67
Views: 28967

Re: How to add a trunk rack to your bike

Great posts on reinforcing with ABS. A great idea. I'm thinking of adding a rack (from CycleMax). My '97 GL1500SE has the stock trunk spoiler and I wanted to know if I also need to purchase a riser kit to clear the spoiler? I can't see close enough on WingAdmin's 1500 bike rack pictures to see if he...
by hondageorge
Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:59 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: I got a scooter!
Replies: 5
Views: 1382

Re: I got a scooter!

My wife owns a 2005 Honda Silverwing scooter. Bought it with just a few hundred miles on it in Vermont on e-bay, and rode it home to Georgia. Drove up to get it in a car, and the one riding the scooter was the happy one on the return trip.....come on, is it my turn yet? All day long on Interstate 81...
by hondageorge
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TIMING BELT SCAM!
Replies: 9
Views: 301

Re: TIMING BELT SCAM!

thanks for letting people know, however, if anyone relies on the security of their Goldwing engine to $9 timing belts, then it must be said that they make some rather poor choices, especially after reading all the extensive posts about timing belts on Goldwings on this site alone. for me:...... I'll...
by hondageorge
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: For pilots & aeroplane owners, flyers, & other "hangers on"
Replies: 6
Views: 2676

Re: For pilots & aeroplane owners, flyers, & other "hangers

Geez, now I realize I need to find a flight instructor before my next flight review. Try as I might, with the Cessna barn door flaps at full 40% and in a slip, I can't seem to get it to go anywhere near the red arc on the ASI ! just gotta get more training I guess.....must be getting rusty... What a...
by hondageorge
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered
Replies: 74
Views: 15622

Re: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered

Your welcome for the info. I'm just trying to help in a tiny way for all this site has given to me for valuable info. I just wish that I ordered earlier in the month so as to be little more timely on the free shipping included for Sept 2014. I'd imagine that they run the free shipping promo at vario...
by hondageorge
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:18 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered
Replies: 74
Views: 15622

Re: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered

Just got my set for my 1997 GL1500SE in the mail. It took just a few days to get them. The set looks professional and bolts and crush washers are included. They also have stainless steel bleeders for sale if you care to change them out, as in northern salt prone areas. Also rubber bleeder covers are...
by hondageorge
Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Question re: 1996 Goldwing
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Question re: 1996 Goldwing

I agree that your local chapter of The Gold Wing Riders Assn is the easiest place to get the proper info and help as stated above. Your in a good location to seek help from friendly people who care. Above all, let everyone know here just how you made out. It makes us feel good that we could steer so...
by hondageorge
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lighting problem
Replies: 24
Views: 1424

Re: Lighting problem

Don't give up Norm. You'll find it. Like a big beast, you got to eat it just a little at a time. I couldn't find an intermittent lighting problem and with all my checking, I'd check for voltage but just ASSUMED that all connector pins were firmly in place. Doing the same thing twice or more and I'd ...