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jhartl
Posts: 2
Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: medford, wi
Motorcycle: 1994 Goldwing 1500 SE

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Postby jhartl » Fri Feb 14, 2014 6:27 pm



Hello Everyone!

I'm a new member here. I own a 1994 1500 SE Goldwing. This is the first Goldwing I've had and I love it.

-Jim



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RoadRogue
Posts: 1919
Joined: Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:51 pm
Location: Castlegar BC, Canada
Motorcycle: 1997 1500SE

Re: New Member

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:25 pm

Cool, let me be the first to welcome you aboard, this is a great place to meet new friends with a common interest. If you have any questions just ask, if you have a picture of you and your bike please feel free to post it . We love pictures 8-)
Ride safe, Todd
Over night campers welcome

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Fatwing Chris
Posts: 741
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:10 pm
Location: Ont.,Canada
Motorcycle: 2004 ABS Model Goldwing

Re: New Member

Postby Fatwing Chris » Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:58 pm

Welcome!
The 1500's are the best and don't let the 1800 guys try and tell you any different.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
Chris
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bustedwing
Posts: 1052
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:17 pm
Location: Hermansville, Mich
Motorcycle: 1990 Gold wing Trike
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Re: New Member

Postby bustedwing » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:08 pm

Hello jhartl and welcome to the website from the U.P. of Michigan.
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seelyark1
Posts: 465
Joined: Sun May 27, 2012 1:57 pm
Location: Dunnellon, Florida
Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1998 GL1500 SE Totaled
1984 VT500C
1967 CB550-4

Re: New Member

Postby seelyark1 » Fri Feb 14, 2014 10:11 pm

Wecome! Lots to see here and learn more about your bike at the same time. This site is loaded with good people and good info. Ride safe, Dave
Ride safe, and smart. Asphalt is like #1 grit sandpaper. Dave

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Sidcar
Posts: 503
Joined: Thu Jul 05, 2012 3:07 pm
Location: Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
Motorcycle: 1991 GL1500/6 with Watsonian Oxford sidecar

Re: New Member

Postby Sidcar » Sat Feb 15, 2014 4:37 am

Greetings from a very damp UK and welcome to THE Goldwing website and congratulations on choosing a 1500.

Sid

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themainviking
Posts: 2579
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: New Member

Postby themainviking » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:12 am

Fatwing Chris wrote:Welcome!
The 1500's are the best and don't let the 1800 guys try and tell you any different.


Says a guy with an 1800.... :lol:

Anyway, welcome to the forum. It is probably the friendliest forum on the web.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

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Fiberthree
Posts: 447
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:06 pm
Location: Behind the windshield
Motorcycle: Black 1999 GL1500SE

Re: New Member

Postby Fiberthree » Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:25 am

Welcome aboard. Hope your weather will afford you a lot of riding time.
Ed

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tandem54
Posts: 255
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:00 am
Location: Surprise, Arizona
Motorcycle: 1988 GL1500

Re: New Member

Postby tandem54 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:30 pm

Welcome from Arizona! Lots of info here about your bike.
I’d rather be Riding my Motorcycle thinking about God
Than sitting in church thinking about my Motorcycle

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redial
Posts: 1993
Joined: Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:17 am
Location: Kapunda, SouthAustralia
Motorcycle: 1997 GL1500 Spectre Red Aspencade

Re: New Member

Postby redial » Sat Feb 15, 2014 8:25 pm

Welcome, and I hope the roads clear, and the temps are pleasant so that you can enjoy your 1500, some more.
Len in Kapunda

The world is not going to finish today, as it is already tomorrow in Australia and New Zealand, and other islands of foreign nations such as Guam and Samoa.

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Fatwing Chris
Posts: 741
Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:10 pm
Location: Ont.,Canada
Motorcycle: 2004 ABS Model Goldwing

Re: New Member

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:01 am

themainviking wrote:
Fatwing Chris wrote:Welcome!
The 1500's are the best and don't let the 1800 guys try and tell you any different.


Says a guy with an 1800.... :lol:

Anyway, welcome to the forum. It is probably the friendliest forum on the web.


That could change real quick if I don't get this thing to ride better. :(
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
Chris
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themainviking
Posts: 2579
Joined: Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:59 pm
Location: North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Motorcycle: 2009 GL1800 AD

Re: New Member

Postby themainviking » Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:36 pm

Fatwing Chris wrote:
That could change real quick if I don't get this thing to ride better. :(


Chris, having never ridden a GL1500, I may be out to lunch on this, but both Progressive and Traxxion offer, I believe, a monoshock system for the front of these 1800s. I have ridden a 2008 that my buddy put the Progressive monoshocks on, and I have put Progressive springs and a fork brace on mine. I did not see too much difference between mine and his, but I did see a lot between stock and the Progressives, both springs and monoshock. My preload on the rear is still working quite well, so I have not yet touched it, but I have all the stuff to rebuild both the preload and the shock sitting right here waiting for when I am no longer happy. 900 pound bikes need suspension to support them, and Goldwings appear to have 600 pound suspension (GL1800s anyway). I think you will be much happier if you put either Progressive springs or monoshocks on your wing, springs being pretty inexpensive (under a hundred bucks), but if I had it to do again, I would go all the way to the monoshocks. When I put the springs in mine, monoshocks were not yet available as they came out a year later. Traxxion, it is said, adds over an inch to the height of the bike, and I cannot afford that extra inch.

jhartl, welcome to the forum. It is the best and friendliest Goldwing forum there is.
It ain't about the destination - it's all about the journey

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Fatwing Chris
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Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:10 pm
Location: Ont.,Canada
Motorcycle: 2004 ABS Model Goldwing

Re: New Member

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:06 pm

themainviking wrote:
Fatwing Chris wrote:
That could change real quick if I don't get this thing to ride better. :(


Chris, having never ridden a GL1500, I may be out to lunch on this, but both Progressive and Traxxion offer, I believe, a monoshock system for the front of these 1800s. I have ridden a 2008 that my buddy put the Progressive monoshocks on, and I have put Progressive springs and a fork brace on mine. I did not see too much difference between mine and his, but I did see a lot between stock and the Progressives, both springs and monoshock. My preload on the rear is still working quite well, so I have not yet touched it, but I have all the stuff to rebuild both the preload and the shock sitting right here waiting for when I am no longer happy. 900 pound bikes need suspension to support them, and Goldwings appear to have 600 pound suspension (GL1800s anyway). I think you will be much happier if you put either Progressive springs or monoshocks on your wing, springs being pretty inexpensive (under a hundred bucks), but if I had it to do again, I would go all the way to the monoshocks. When I put the springs in mine, monoshocks were not yet available as they came out a year later. Traxxion, it is said, adds over an inch to the height of the bike, and I cannot afford that extra inch.

jhartl, welcome to the forum. It is the best and friendliest Goldwing forum there is.


I already filled the pump last summer shortly after I bought it.Can't say it helped much so I purchased a 2013 trike take-off rear ass.Going to do this in steps so I can tell what if anything makes a difference.Going to go with the stock 13 rear spring(suspposed to be heavier than the earlier ones) for now.As far as the front I'd like to try the Monoshocks,but not sure yet.I'm also going to start running a CT(it's in the shed just waiting) to help with the ride.Like I said I want to do it in stages as I don't want to get to much into this thing if I decide it's not going to work out.You never get back what you put into it.

Sorry for the hijack.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
Chris
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Darkside # 1602

jfL6178!
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:08 pm
Location: Mississippi
Motorcycle: 1982 Goldwing GL1100 Interstate

Re: New Member

Postby jfL6178! » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:21 pm

New Member - Hey There Folks!
Need some help with obtaining a manual for 1982 Honda GL1100 Interstate.
This is going to be restoration project and any help is greatly appreciated.
Thanx, J0J0

billbob
Posts: 127
Joined: Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:30 pm
Location: columbia tennessee
Motorcycle: 1998 gl1500 se

Re: New Member

Postby billbob » Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:39 pm

Welcome,lots of good folks on here. ;)

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OldZX11Rider
Posts: 1134
Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:25 am
Location: Garfield, Arkansas
Motorcycle: 1994 Honda GL1500 Goldwing SE

Re: New Member

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:08 pm

Welcome. I also have a '94 SE. It's my first 1500 but not my first ' Wing. :D
At first, the weight of the beast was very intimidating to me, but now with a couple thousand miles under my belt, it's a lot better.
Today in fact, I started dragging hard parts in a left hand curve. Wasn't expecting that and I didn't do it a second time. :lol:
For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain:

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OldZX11Rider
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Joined: Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:25 am
Location: Garfield, Arkansas
Motorcycle: 1994 Honda GL1500 Goldwing SE

Re: New Member

Postby OldZX11Rider » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:13 pm

Darn it! Hit the "Submit" before I was ready. :mrgreen:
Anyhow, they are fun to ride. Smooth and powerful. :D
Hope you have many safe, trouble-free rides. :)


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