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by DonnyBrook
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 22
Views: 1866

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

Trim And Molding Tool Set - Harbor Freight around $10 -- Makes getting panels off without hurting them easier. Not so special, but an Air Compressor is a must have. Lots of metric stuff! and a Luggage Scale - the kind that you lift stuff up with to weigh. And there's more, and more, and …. Ya can't ...
by DonnyBrook
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: no spark
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: no spark

No offence ! : check the kill switch... Been there!
by DonnyBrook
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 322
Views: 21120

Re: The idiots are out there

I've seen more idiots on the road than I'd like to think about, but my favorite idiot: I was filling up when a * dude * in a BRAND NEW CADDY opened his back door and proceeded to put gas into a Styrofoam cooler. I said "HEY! You can't put gas in that!" :shock: Dude looked at me and said "Who the ***...
by DonnyBrook
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2547

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

I grew up in the 60s on HDs with foot clutches. First a rock and roll then a suicide then back to r&r - so (even now) I never stop with my left foot down, and always stop with the front brake. OTOH - by the time I squeeze the front brake I am hardly moving - not enough to have the front forks dip wh...
by DonnyBrook
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ham radio licensees?
Replies: 110
Views: 7484

Re: Ham radio licensees?

Been a ham for most of my life - We used to sit around the cave fire and make sparks :roll:
Ahhhh - The good ol' days :lol:

No ham radio on the Wing - YET...

73 de k4bev
by DonnyBrook
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lactrical vs Compufire
Replies: 40
Views: 3735

Re: Lactrical vs Compufire

There are a couple of posts here about replacing the fuse because of the higher output alternator. DON'T DO IT! The fuse protects the WIRE after it. The available output of the system has nothing to do with fuse size. The fuse is designed to fail BEFORE the wire catches fire. In this case fire is ba...
by DonnyBrook
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Great price on timing belts?
Replies: 9
Views: 379

Re: Great price on timing belts?

I just replaced mine last week - $15 each from (of all places) WalMart.
Ordered them on-line on Friday and picked them up Monday.
by DonnyBrook
Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHICH HEADLIGHT LEDs?
Replies: 3
Views: 212

WHICH HEADLIGHT LEDs?

Changed the eng/trans and rear end oil. New timing belts and coolant too. Next - Headlights... I've been reading good things here about both of these: https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500_led_headlight_bulb_kit/83/302834 and https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/motorcycle-high-beam-and-lo...
by DonnyBrook
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I found a hidden feature
Replies: 3
Views: 312

I found a hidden feature

My first day with our Wing we stopped at a friend's and the bike wouldn't start when we were leaving! It turned over fine, but no ignition. Turned out that the Stop/Run/Stop switch wasn't in the Run position... DUH Today I changed the oil and filter and it occurred to me :idea: that I could turn the...
by DonnyBrook
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: IT'S HERE!
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: IT'S HERE!

the hearing aid business is a scam... I asked for the software to reprogram them, they refused to let me have it. Isn't the Internet wonderful? There are now sites dedicated to hearing loss and kind folks that will share the programming software with you. My understanding is that for legal reasons ...
by DonnyBrook
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: IT'S HERE!
Replies: 8
Views: 442

Re: IT'S HERE!

Thanks for the tips guys! As for the hearing aids - They're Phonak bte aids that I bought used, got the programming software online (free!) and programmed them myself. I have about $700 in $6000 (new) hearing aids -- I'm frugal (Ok - cheap) and was about sick to loose one... Next project is cheap in...
by DonnyBrook
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1472

Re: TT time again!

Drunk drivers kill innocents :shock: Ban cars!! Let's not forget guns -- Dangerous things there. Knives too! Oh yeah - I almost got killed falling off of a ladder --- Ban em! I can't think of anything that won't might kill you -- heck, it isn't even safe sitting on the couch eating potato chips anym...
by DonnyBrook
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: IT'S HERE!
Replies: 8
Views: 442

IT'S HERE!

Picked up my "new" 1995 GL1500 SE about 100 miles from here. My wife and I went in her Rogue to pick it up. I enjoyed the ride home so much that once we got here she picked up her helmet and we put another 100+ on it :D The Wing is Teal and looks GREAT (up close) and had 11,200 miles on it - a bit o...
by DonnyBrook
Thu May 30, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 278
Views: 25617

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Hello there DonnyBrook here, but you can call me Don --- Or for dinner... Been riding since 1966. Mostly Harleys (45/45, 48 Pan, AMF Electra Glide, Sportster, and (currently) 93 Heritage Softail Classic) a BSA Rocket III, a few Hondas (350, 450, 750) and a couple of BMWs. All but the '93 are gone, b...