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Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby made2care » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:47 pm



just checking for any leaks. Notice the very concerned look on my face as I have just changed out the water pump and have already checked for some leaks, but this time taking a closer look :?
so far, no leaks :D






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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 02, 2015 4:54 pm

Definitely not sleeping anymore! And neither are the neighbors.... :)

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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby redial » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:18 pm

I would not be allowing my Princess out undressed like that. I would also take her to the doctors to have that flatulence attended to. :lol:
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Postby made2care » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:04 pm

redial wrote:I would not be allowing my Princess out undressed like that. I would also take her to the doctors to have that flatulence attended to. :lol:


I already did, docs sent me home with some gas-x and that made it worse :roll:

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Postby redial » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:03 pm

I always thought that Princess' flatulence was supposed to be silent but deadly. Perhaps she has always been a "tramp" underneath, and it is only now that she is revealing what it used to be like, now that she is no longer a sophisticated Goldwing!
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Postby seelyark1 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 11:23 am

And now I have finally seen a "Goldwing" on the lift I have been asking about, but it is a 1200,and not much of the wing is left. Wonder if the lift is good for the 1500 complete.
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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby bustedwing » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:42 pm

When you first fired it up I thought why does that sound like that? When you took the camera around to show the engine then I saw the pipes and understand. It's nice and clean, and the sound ( from what I can tell ) isn't all that bad but could use some mellowed muffler if I had to run behind you. Good work.
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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby made2care » Sun Jan 04, 2015 3:04 pm

Here's another shot of her outside this time. After I cranked open the throttle, the neighbors came out with a look on their faces as if an atomic bomb had just been dropped :mrgreen:




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Postby Mh434 » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:44 pm

Just how hot does the centerstand get, anyway?! :shock:

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Postby bustedwing » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:58 pm

I like it, except I noticed that the tach wasn't working. My first bike was a chopped 750 with pipes just like those. With flames 6 inches long, be careful where it's going.
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Postby made2care » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:06 pm

bustedwing wrote:I like it, except I noticed that the tach wasn't working. My first bike was a chopped 750 with pipes just like those. With flames 6 inches long, be careful where it's going.


That tach is not compatible with the bike. This is one thing I still need to rectify along with the front brake calipers, which just now froze up on me :x

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Postby bustedwing » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:36 pm

Ah, a work in progress. That's ok. What you've done so far seems to be perfectly fine. Keep up the good work, ride safe.
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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby Big Blue UK » Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:37 pm

seelyark1 wrote:And now I have finally seen a "Goldwing" on the lift I have been asking about, but it is a 1200,and not much of the wing is left. Wonder if the lift is good for the 1500 complete.


It works a treat for a 1500 and a 1800, some pics of Big Blue 1500 on the lift.
If I plan to remove the rear wheel I have to remove the front guard rail on the lift, and have a block of wood (seen on the front of the lift) to roll the front wheel onto a little, for the centre stand to just clear the rear plate. When the Wing is pulled onto the centre stand it goes back enough to put the front guard rail back on. It had Borla Powersport silencers fitted, at the time of this pic, sounded awesome but got on my nerves after a few hundred miles on the motorway.


This was the result of cleaning the rear wheel the day before heading off to a Treffen. Found play in the wheel, new rear wheel bearing, I serviced the driveshaft and final drive, new pads, new tyre, and took off the Borla silencers while I was at it. Missed the Treffen but boy could I tell the difference.


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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby minimac » Wed Jan 07, 2015 10:41 am

I like the look and paint. I can even deal with the pipes-or lack thereof. But, I think you're definitely going to want some sort of front fender. That front tire will throw stuff at you and/or the radiator. Getting hit will hurt you, the radiator getting hit will hurt the pocketbook!

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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby RoadRogue » Fri Jan 16, 2015 12:59 am

Mh434 wrote:Just how hot does the centerstand get, anyway?! :shock:

I would be willing to bet it gets hot enough to melt the sole of a riding boot when you try to use it. 8-)
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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby made2care » Fri Jan 16, 2015 7:50 am

RoadRogue wrote:
Mh434 wrote:Just how hot does the centerstand get, anyway?! :shock:

I would be willing to bet it gets hot enough to melt the sole of a riding boot when you try to use it. 8-)


Probably so. I was going to leave it off, but comes in handy sometimes.

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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby HawkeyeGL1200 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 8:36 am

I was less concerned for your center stand than I was for your license plate.... I don't know if that cut-out is close enough to burn the numbers off the plate, but that's what I'd be concerned with...

Now for the real reason I replied... let me know (when you ride it) if you encounter any DEER and if the modified pipes seem to have any kind of effect on them, if you would please...
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Re: Check out this video of sleeping beauty.

Postby RoadRogue » Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:08 am

Im sorry to say that I really dont like what you did to this poor bike, you have hacked and chopped it apart, discarding pieces that need to be there.
This is a trendy thing these days, making a cafe/bobber that can only be ridden with ear plugs and only on sunny days.
It is my opinion that you have taken a perfectly good ,purpose built touring motorcycle and tried to turn it into something that it is not.
As for the sound of the thing, its just loud and obnoxious. This is a 4cyl boxer motor not a V-twin. Without any mufflers and zero back pressure, I am pretty sure the performance will suffer too, but hey there is no accounting for personal taste and if we all liked the same thing this would be a very boring world. Its your bike to molest any way you see fit I guess 8-)


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