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What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jun 20, 2015 12:45 am



Well.

A thread similar to this was opened on the Australian CX site some time ago, and I'm borrowing the topic title to see if it works here.
This is purely a topic thread that is open to any comment within the forum boundaries - and you can hijack the thread to discuss anything you feel like, anything that's happened in your day that you would like to share or vent about.

I'll start off and please reply at your leisure:

Got my 1988 GL1500 delivered this afternoon - pictures as per the link below:

Happy as a pig in the proverbial... :D

http://s870.photobucket.com/user/81cust ... g%20GL1500

cheers and beer guys...

There is a video as well - not sure if the slideshow will link to that as well. :)



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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby dingdong » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:12 am

Cheers to you too. Nice 1500.

Well I just received notice that my 1500 wheel bearings have been shipped. I guess I'm excited. I think. Other than that, yard and garden work today. Whoopie!

Tom
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Jun 20, 2015 7:41 am

Maybe this belongs over in the "CHAT" forum
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

FAIR WINDS,
RB

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:36 am

If it needs to go there -that's fine - I just posted it here - so move away Wingadmin if required..

:)

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby CMReynolds1 » Sat Jun 20, 2015 1:10 pm

Aussie, that is nice looking. I love the older Wing in the background on a couple of pics. Ride safe!
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Jun 20, 2015 5:31 pm

The older wing is a 1981 GL1100 that I bought last November.

I have done a reasonable amount of work to it - and it runs pretty nice now - but it is currently up for sale, as I cannot afford to keep 2 bikes registered.

I am hoping someone will want the classic - as it is a fun bike (bit noisy - no baffles) - and it has a lot of character (chips and scratches).

cheers

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Aug 08, 2015 3:39 am

Put the Goldwing in for a major service this morning at Katoomba.

Nice ride up - only took 40 minutes from home - which was a good run - glad I put on an extra jumper - never took my jacket off the whole time I was there.

After removing all the Tupperware - there was lots of it - and quite interesting for me to watch as I was only the gofer today. There was enough laid out I was wondering if it would all go back together.

Replaced timing belts - and from the look of it these were originals - that means they were 27 years old - so well overdue for replacement. No great dramas during this procedure - just the fiddly moving things out of the way before you remove the covers. One unfortunate bolt did not like to be twisted and did snap off - this was two turns after the mechanic was looking concerned - and mentioned he thought it might snap - and indeed it did - but it was on the upper side, and it was impossible to get any tools in there to remove the threaded section poking out (about two threads exposed). Belt replacement straight forward.

Next job - front brakes- pads are excellent - but both slider/pivot pins on both sides were very noisy - so were pulled out and greased up - no more noise.

Oil change - even though the oil was only changed 600 km ago - it was worth doing again - as goodness knows how long the previous oil change was done. New filter as well.

Rear drive oil drained - it might have been original 27 years old - it looked awful - and smelled weird. New hypoid 90 put in.
Did not remove the rear wheel - so splines will need to wait until a tyre is needed.

Now for the fun part - change the air filter - remove the seat, remove the tank shelter/cover/radio/ side panels - disconnect lots of tubes and hoses and then unclip it - looked OK - but I think it could also have been the original. The bike was emitting lots of petrol fumes, so a bit of investigation has found a front hose (impossible to get to without a major carb removal is either overflowing or is just perished enough for it to leak a bit) - and enough to annoy you. That will have to wait until I have time to get it done. The twin carbs have tiny injector nozzles at the top to assist with any stumble when you hit the throttle - both these jets were clogged, and a fine gauze filter from the accelerator pump was also clogged. Took a fair bit to get these clear - one of the idle mixture screws was way off as well. Eventually this all went back together with persuasion.

Sub air filter had crumbled to dust and was removed. New petrol filter installed.

Replaced the spark plugs - one drain hole was clogged and the plug was rusty (front right) - old plugs looked perfect.

Put it all back together - only one flat washer left over - so that was really good.

Pictures - see the link..

http://s870.photobucket.com/user/81cust ... %20Service

Overall got there at 8:00am left at 1:50pm - and had a nice ride home - If I would have done this I would still be taking off the plastics - and be swearing a lot.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby redial » Sat Aug 08, 2015 11:40 pm

Sounds like a great learning day for you, and you must be happy about what you found and were able to correct. It definitely seems like that drive shaft may need some moly if the rest of the state is like it was. Well done. I hope you are enjoying your new-to-you ride.

Don't forget to record all the items that you have serviced, any replacement bits, and how much it cost- for future reference.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Aug 09, 2015 12:36 am

Len,

Yes I am recording all the costs as I go on a simple excel spreadsheet.

I also am in the process of designing a service workbook for the mechanic who did the work yesterday - I've known him for several years and he has just ventured out on his own - so willing to support him in the first year of business.

It was a good learning curve to see how to disassemble the bike, and as to how complex the carb assembly is and how to get to the various pieces. So overall a good day - pity it was so cold.

The bike has obviously been serviced before - for oil and filter changes -but I suspect that is probably it, apart from tyres which were done several years ago. Front tyre will need replacing shortly - as I am tending to scrub it a fair bit - but will possibly get another 1000-2000 km's before being due. I will also replace the rear tyre or at least take it off to lube the splines then as well.

Cheers

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 4:39 am

with one eye open and the whole left side of my face all swollen up due to a wasp sting yesterday, i took a leisurely 294 mile round trip ride to my "local" veterans hospital today to see if the prescription that my ER doctor at the hospital near my home gave me yesterday was safe to use in connection with my heart and b/p meds. he, (my VA doctor), told me they were safe to take so i started them. they are the 6, then 5, then 4, then 3, then 2, then 1 a day kind. it should help take down the swelling. on the return ride, i stopped at a indoor/outdoor flea market and had a painter do an air brush on a tee-shirt of SpongeBob to give to my wife for her birthday next month along with a new 5' wide hanging porch swing bench for her garden in our back yard.

the bike handled very well, no issues except for getting stuck in 8 mile bumper to bumper traffic from a very bad and fatal traffic accident on I40W. the temp gauge went almost up to the Hot side of the display. i had to keep the rpm's up to try to get air moving thru the radiator fins. it took about an hour to get past the wreck so i could continue on my ride home. all in all, a pretty nice ride.

stuart.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:30 am

Nice one Stuart,

Too bad about the wasp sting - I remember getting one in the great Aussie outback - was out hunting for wild pigs and walked under a small scrubby tree and managed to disturb a few who thought I was a good pin cushion. Got one on the back of the neck and another in the side of my nose - never really knew what instant pain was like before that - the whole side of my face went numb and I was involuntary crying for half an hour. Plus the golf ball sized lump on my neck was very inflamed for a day or two...

Managed to install Windows 10 on both my home PC and my wife's new laptop over the last few days - a good achievement for me.. :D

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:22 am

hey aussie81, yeah, that's where i got stung, right on the side of my nose about a half inch below my left eye. went thru all the things you did with yours only i swelled up from my eyebrow down to my lower jaw. felt like i got shot in the face with a pneumatic nail gun.

below is a photo of what my face looked like 2 hours after i got stung. im a little better today. the meds im taking are reducing the swelling little by little. i also installed windows 10 on my desktop. its great, much easer than 8.0-8.1 to navigate thru.

for some reason this windows 10 isn't allowing me to upload any photos. not sure why but i just sent wingadmin a pm about not being able to upload any photos, hopefully he'll be able to tell me what's going on.

stuart.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby jdavidsmit » Sun Aug 09, 2015 5:34 pm

Been having ongoing issue with low voltage, so today i open her up and started cleaning all the grounding points, i could find. found the battery ground connection to the frame all rusted up. cleaned it all up started her up and wow i got 13.8 volts at idle.
Went for ride.

Great day.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:13 pm

Nice one - good result.

I had small issues on my 81 from some old dirty corroded connections, and as a result I got a lot better starting after a good clean up - and spending about two hours going over the whole bike - lots of satisfaction from that two hours - when looking at the voltmeter and the better starting when hot routine. :)

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 8:51 pm

ok, wingadmin got the message and he was able to correct the problem. heres a photo of what my face looked like about an hour after i got stung by that wasp out in my garage. its still a little swollen, but not as much as in the pic.


stuart.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:09 pm

jdavidsmit, the only time i get that much voltage from mine is when im going over 2700rpm, otherwise at an idle it stays down around 12v. tomorrow im taking the front wheel off the bike, breaking down the tire, getting all those dyna beads out of it and taking the wheel and tire to the bike shop and have it spin balanced. around 75mph i get a vibration from the front wheel, and at above 85mph it gets a bit out of control if i have to get out into the fast lane to pass a slower vehicle like a big rig or a motorhome going up hill out on the interstate where if your not going 10-15mph over the speed limit, you'll get run over from the vehicles coming up behind you :x. i mean its like, they don't care. they'll ride right up to my back bumper and sit there or they will pass me and pull into my lane about 5 feet in front of me and some of them don't even have the courtesy to use their signals when they move back into my lane. they just pull in like im not even there. and the wind sheer is horrendous especially from the tractor trailers, motorhomes and other box trailers being towed by p/u trucks.

i try to stay between 65-68mph when ever possible because that's the speed my bike and i are most comfortable at, but sometimes it hard to do when your in high speed traffic and everybody else is going 75-85mph INCLUDING the 18 wheelers.

stuart.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:16 pm

Stuart,

Looks like you have gone a few rounds and come off second best :D

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:37 pm

lol, yeah, kinda looks that way doesn't it. today i went to Lowe's and bought a half dozen cans of wasp and hornet spray killer that i can spray from 20 feet away. i already killed about a hundred of them and 5 nests that i found on some boxes i have stored up on a shelf in the garage, and im sure they'll be more tomorrow when i go back into my garage.

well, im calling it a night, these meds im on are starting to make me sleepy. i'll see ya'll in the morning. nite nite.

stuart.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby redial » Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:06 am

That photo of you, Stuart, is about 100 percent better looking than any other photo I have seen of you. :o Don't let the wind change, or you will look like that forever :roll: . Let those meds get you looking like Prince Charming, and so that we can see your big smile again.
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:19 am

hey redial, you should have seen me the next morning. my eye was swollen shut, i had to use my fingers to open it. im still some what swollen, but no where near where it was from the other day. these meds are doing their job. im on the mend :).

stuart.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby spiralout » Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:49 am

Today I reinstall my front wheel after mounting an Avon AV71 Cobra on Saturday. The E3 I'm replacing was the all out worse tire I've ever had on a bike. Noisy, hard as a brick, cupped badly before 10k miles, junk, imo. I picked up 8oz of Counteract beads for 8 bucks without the bottle or tube so I gotta rig up something for that, too. This will be my first experience with beads, so I'm anxious to see the difference, if any.
roadwanderer2 wrote:ok, wingadmin got the message and he was able to correct the problem. heres a photo of what my face looked like about an hour after i got stung by that wasp out in my garage. its still a little swollen, but not as much as in the pic.

You're kind of looking like Junior Dos Santos there in that rerun of his fight with Cain Velasquez I watched the other night :P

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Breakdancer » Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:16 pm

My wife and I just put our son on a flight headed to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. Miss him already.... but very proud!!

Roadwanderer, glad your on the mend!!!

Spiralout, good luck with the Avon tires. I have a set of Venoms on now that I haven't got 5000 miles on and cupping. I've always been fussy about tire pressure also. Maybe just a BAD balance job?? Next time I'll try beads also. On a lighter note, great riding weather here. Highs in the upper 70's - lower 80's with lows at night in the 50's - 60's. :D :D Perfect for me!!! ;)
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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:15 pm

LOL, thanks a lot spiral, that makes me feel MUCH better lol.

stuart.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby roadwanderer2 » Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:27 pm

Breakdancer wrote:My wife and I just put our son on a flight headed to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina. Miss him already.... but very proud!!

Roadwanderer, glad your on the mend!!!

Spiralout, good luck with the Avon tires. I have a set of Venoms on now that I haven't got 5000 miles on and cupping. I've always been fussy about tire pressure also. Maybe just a BAD balance job?? Next time I'll try beads also. On a lighter note, great riding weather here. Highs in the upper 70's - lower 80's with lows at night in the 50's - 60's. :D :D Perfect for me!!! ;)


breakdancer, i do feel better today except for another wasp nest i didn't know was forming behind one of my hanging pictures in my garage and of course i got stung again but this time i got stung on my right forearm. luckily its not swelling up a whole lot and it doesn't hurt too much.

i get good mileage with the shinko's and kenda's i've put on mine. i get well over 10,000 from a set before they start to show any cupping from the front and down to the threads on the rear. im not too happy with the dyna beads in my front tire. im taking them back out and having the tire balanced at the bike shop tomorrow. today i put on another set of rear shocks that i got from RBGERSON. i cant believe that these shocks actually hold 12.5 oz of fluid. by looking at them you wouldn't expect them to. my bike rides MUCH smoother now. before it felt like i was riding a Harley hard tail lol.

stuart.

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Re: What's Happening Today?

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:58 am

Added a cigarette lighter socket today - and the wing already has a nice 5 amp accessory circuit available.

Only took about 15 minute to put it in - and it worked first time - what a bonus - my soldering skills have worked.

Hardest bit is getting the wires routed, and removing all the tupperware to do it.

A few pictures added to my photobucket account ..

http://s870.photobucket.com/user/81cust ... 500?sort=3




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