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by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Touch-Up Paint & More at RockAuto.com!
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Touch-Up Paint & More at RockAuto.com!

Cool! I've often wondered but never bothered to look there!

Thanks!
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Touch-Up Paint & More at RockAuto.com!
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Touch-Up Paint & More at RockAuto.com!

How do I find parts for my Goldwing on your website?
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Legs hurting
Replies: 16
Views: 398

Re: Legs hurting

It may sound silly, but wear a pair of support pantyhose - does wonders for leg circulation! It's mostly a matter of keeping the blood moving around in your legs, either by moving them a lot, or getting off and walking a lot. That's one reason my wife likes the sidecar setup so much - she can move h...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1065

Re: Need Parts

I've only used them once, so far, but I had good luck at Babbitt's when I needed parts. Their pricing seems competitive, and shipping was quick. Wish they went back further than 2005. I bought an engine coolant temperature sensor, and a fuel filter, for my 1994 GL1500SE from them. If you have a par...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 947

Re: Spring!!

Normally we wouldn't have a problem riding in the cold, but I've recently been diagnosed with a mild case of emphysema and my doctor has advised me to limit my exposure to cold air to help protect my lungs, so I guess I'm now a fair-weather rider! :( Had to pass on two PGR missions last week because...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Weight reduction vs HP
Replies: 14
Views: 1810

Re: Weight reduction vs HP

If she is generally mobile, but just can't climb on to the back of the bike you might try a sidecar - my wife had a hard time climbing on after her knee replacement, and once on she was very hesitant about riding in fear of damaging that replacement, so we changed to a sidecar and she absolutely lov...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 33
Views: 1976

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

...Mine works well between 48 and 52psi,... I admit I don't know much yet, but I'm curious: what pressure are our wheels speced for? I've heard that car tires and bike tires don't have the same bead placement or something, but I've never seen any discussion on exceeding the max pressure causing a w...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: "93 gl-1500 carb won't idle
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: "93 gl-1500 carb won't idle

There is an engine coolant temperature sensor installed in the right-hand manifold that might be the issue. My '94 had the same symptoms and a friend suggested changing out that sensor - worked like a charm!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: Clutch fluid gone

The bike had 68,8xx miles on it when I noticed the lack of fluid. Since I flushed and filled it, and got the oil analysis results back I've put over 100 miles on it with no loss of fluid.
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: Clutch fluid gone

Yup - use DOT4 brake fluid for the clutch. The concern was that the fluid was leaking past the seal into the engine, contaminating the engine oil. Oil analysis by Blackstone Labs, along with my crude experiment, confirmed that the seal was NOT leaking.
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 372

Re: RPM

It should run anywhere from about 500 rpm up to redline in all gears... :D
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: Clutch fluid gone

In the time I've owned the bike I've put in about a cup of 5W40 oil - I have no idea what the previous owner used so I guess the estimate of 10W30 is valid! I used Rotella T5 5W40 when I changed the oil - couldn't find any 10W40 locally!
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: Clutch fluid gone

Just wanted to update this issue and put it to bed: I changed the oil in the engine and pulled off some samples: 1. one sample was kept as it came out of the engine 2. one sample I added a few cc's of brake fluid and shook it up, then let it sit for a while 3. one sample got sent off to Blackstone L...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Re: Goldwing Trunk Dividers
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Goldwing Trunk Dividers

I/we LOVE ours, one of the first mods we made after buying the bike. The one draw back, you can not fit two full face helmets in the trunk after adding these, and on our bike, the helmet hangers where long gone before we got the bike. . . . Oh well, small price to pay for the extra organization. We...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Re: Goldwing Trunk Dividers
Replies: 9
Views: 916

Re: Goldwing Trunk Dividers

You mean those aren't OEM? Mine has them and I just assumed the bike came with them - they really help keep things like the Owner's Manual, registration, and insurance papers handy!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Mar 04, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Need Parts
Replies: 23
Views: 1065

Re: Need Parts

I've only used them once, so far, but I had good luck at Babbitt's when I needed parts. Their pricing seems competitive, and shipping was quick.
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 195
Views: 27574

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

They'll publish an "official" procedure after the warranty claims start piling up when owners do it wrong...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Have You Trailered a 2018 Goldwing?
Replies: 21
Views: 793

Re: Have You Trailered a 2018 Goldwing?

I just talked to a Honda guy - I had sent this question in to their "Contact Us" area of their website and they respondd with a phone call. Honda's official procedure is stated in the Owner's Manual, on page 219, and states that tiedowns are to be used. There is no mention of where those tiedowns ar...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Feb 28, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 195
Views: 27574

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

So, I asked the question "What does Honda recommend for tying down the bike on a trailer?" and decided it might be a good idea to contact Honda. Went to their website and found the "Contact Us" area and asked the question yesterday. Today I received a phone call from someone at Honda, who wanted to ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 195
Views: 27574

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

What does Mother Honda recommend as the proper tie-down procedure? Surely they have a corporate position on this?
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Helmets 101
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: Helmets 101

Great information! Too many people seem to think that those brain buckets preferred by a certain demographic are good enough to protect their brain!
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: 2018 Goldwing

...at speeds of only 12 mph in excess of 100mph...


(too soon?) ;)
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed
Replies: 38
Views: 1708

Re: Stuck brush in the starter again.Idea needed

Probably moisture in the windings. Those of us who own motorhomes with generators are told to run the generator for about 30 minutes monthly, under at least 1/2 load, to dry out the windings. You probably don't want to run a starter for that long, but you need to get it up in temperature to boil off...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 60
Views: 2934

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

Cold weather and emphysema don't get along together - found out last week that my persistent cough and shortness of breath is in fact a mild case of emphysema - and I'm a non-smoker!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch fluid gone
Replies: 31
Views: 1256

Re: Clutch fluid gone

My friend came over and we were able to push the bike up onto some 1" wood planks which gave me enough room to get my oil pan under the engine. As the oil was draining I pulled off 3 samples. One I simply set aside, one I added a few cc's of brake fluid; and one will be sent off for analysis. The sa...