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by Scooter363y
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

I have also been thinking of "lighting it up" just to make myself more visible to wake up drivers to my presents. I have done the following: Led fog lights in the lower cowl Wiring to make the rear spoiler brake light a running light Wiring to make the running light between the turn signals a brake ...
by Scooter363y
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New tires and average cost to buy and mount
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: New tires and average cost to buy and mount

It depends on the condition of the tires that are on the bike now. I always error on the side of caution concerning anything that is going to affect the safety of my ride. I installed a set of Dunlop 4's on my bike at about 4-5 k miles along with centramatic wheel balancers. It made a huge improveme...
by Scooter363y
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fuses keep blowing?
Replies: 6
Views: 284

Re: Fuses keep blowing?

WHOA!

That's one awesome fix you got there!

Is there a correlation there
6x1.0 for 10 amp
8x1.25 for 20 amp

And so on

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My bike is in the shop
Replies: 22
Views: 1461

Re: My bike is in the shop

Moly grease is the best for this application. Not nessarly "Honda" moly. Any grease would have worked better than what was on there (no grease!) I worked four years in a Bmw shop and dry/no greased splines were an all to common problem. A drive train can be trashed in as little as 50k if not lubed p...
by Scooter363y
Sun May 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)
Replies: 8
Views: 768

Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

I started out with the wired set like you have. I too went through about one cord per year. It was always getting loose and having to be plugged back in. Really annoying! Now I have the Sena 20S system for the wife and I. We really like it, we can listen to our own music via the Bluetooth connection...
by Scooter363y
Wed May 02, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 295
Views: 22424

Re: Average age ?

I run into the same thing. It's hard to get people up early. I can understand why. I got up early for most of my 32 years at Honda to be at work and ready to go at six am. I really like how the bikes run that early in the morning. Mine like gulping down the cool dense air. They seem to enjoy it just...
by Scooter363y
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant leak from weep hole
Replies: 5
Views: 772

Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

Yea that stuff definitely helps with "O-ring" problems too!

Ride safe
Scooter 🏍
by Scooter363y
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: When should I replace my 1983 timing blets?
Replies: 11
Views: 1775

Re: When should I replace my 1983 timing blets?

How hard is to change timing belts on a 1800?

I thought those were chains?
by Scooter363y
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the 1800 any faster ?
Replies: 22
Views: 973

Re: Is the 1800 any faster ?

Man that is waaaay too fast for me. But I live in Ohio where 2-3 over will get you a ticket 4-8 can get your bike taken. And 10 over the limit...well let's just say your not going anywhere for quite a while! A friend of mine that works at the Local courthouse has told me he heard this little snippet...
by Scooter363y
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best manual?
Replies: 12
Views: 577

Re: Best manual?

What manual is best? Well the chiltons is better for starting fires. The paper seems to be less waxy and catches fire easily The Hanes is better suited to propping doors open than just about anything else For actual repair work I always use the factory manuals. As these are written by the people who...
by Scooter363y
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 16
Views: 1634

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

I have a set of 4's on my 2014 wing. I have about 8k miles on them and have had the following observations: I ran the recommended pressures on the stock tires. I noticed a high ridge all along the center of the tread. I increased the pressure to 41-43 psi in both tires. I also installed centramatic ...
by Scooter363y
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1759

Re: Bluetooth Advice

I have had both the wired J&M and a sena20s. Both workout about the same on price. After using the sena I wouldn't go back to a wired system.

I listen to music from my phone along with audio gps directions and I can take a phone call! Ain't technology great!

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: To gps or not
Replies: 30
Views: 1372

Re: To gps or not

I had the same question years ago. I chose to use the navigation provided by my cell phone provider (Verizon). It's automatically updated and the app is only $5 a month. Since then I have upgraded to a Sena 20s. It works great! The iPhone 6s is a larger phone so the screen is readable. But now I mos...
by Scooter363y
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

I'm understanding the temperature differences as we are currently in Ohio with the family celebrating "Thankmas" We will be heading south on Thursday. I'm not having any problems with the rear shock preload. The bike just went past 12k miles. So nothing is worn out, just while I'm replacing the spri...
by Scooter363y
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

Not much happening right now, I'm in Florida escaping those harsh Ohio winters. I have made some decisions on what I'm going to do. I'm going to go with the mono tube up grades . I think this should even out forces in the front forks resulting in a better ride. I think I will upgrade the spring and ...
by Scooter363y
Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 16
Views: 933

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

I have found that as I get older I need to get things bigger (watches,thermometers, and tire gauges) just to see them like I used too. I bought this from Jegs for my race car years ago. A four inch glow in the dark face. Works really nice for reading the pressures in the dark area under the mufflers...
by Scooter363y
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: I-Phone music problem
Replies: 7
Views: 623

Re: I-Phone music problem

When I first got my wing I wanted to listen to music from my iPhone and use the navigation app. I. Tried the USB connection in the trunk with no success. I ended up using the wiring under the left side fairing pocket. I also ran a power supply along with an aux input up to the left side handlebar. I...
by Scooter363y
Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bike jack
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: Bike jack

The Iron Pony in Columbus has motorcycle jacks for 59 bucks.

Nice ride but in a car.

Scott
by Scooter363y
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternayor conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 584

Re: Alternayor conversion

If your capable of fabricating your mounting brackets why not try the Jegs super mini alternator. These things are about the size of your fist. I had mounted one of these in my dragster. This unit was mounted between frame rails with a pitch of 19 inches between frame rails and a big block Chevy eng...
by Scooter363y
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alignment
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Alignment

You should use the elastic/string method to do a quick check of the alignment. If it shows the wheels are not in alignment then further investigation is needed. Get in front of the bike, with the bike on the center stand and on a flat level surface sight down the length of the bike. Are both the fro...
by Scooter363y
Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork oil change
Replies: 17
Views: 1884

Re: Fork oil change

I did something similar with a bike I had. I drilled the center and tapped it out for a npt "pipe thread". Then I could install a schrader valve and have a little air cushion to fine tune the suspension. When I wanted to change the fork oil I had a large syringe and a tube that I used to pump the ne...
by Scooter363y
Wed Aug 30, 2017 5:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Opportunity knocking or should I bolt the door?
Replies: 18
Views: 693

Re: Opportunity knocking or should I bolt the door?

Slam the door, bolt it, nail it shut! Run away fast. Unless you are really mechanically inclined and want to drive yourself crazy.

There are lots of bikes out there in much better shape out there!

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stripping Clear Coat Off Engine Parts/Covers
Replies: 19
Views: 894

Re: Stripping Clear Coat Off Engine Parts/Covers

Try looking at this!



by Scooter363y
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stripping Clear Coat Off Engine Parts/Covers
Replies: 19
Views: 894

Re: Stripping Clear Coat Off Engine Parts/Covers

I have been hearing of something called vapor blasting (I think). The results look like brand new. I live in the states though. It could be a challenge to find it in your neck of the woods.

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

Bike now just getting 10k on it