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by WingNoob
Tue Jul 14, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 38
Views: 1356

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

modou wrote:
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:58 pm
That's what I wanted to see, science, the dynamics of physics... Now I can make a intelligent educated decision whether or not to buy.
Seems like something you could mock up out of plywood and strap to the rear rack to test...
by WingNoob
Tue Jul 07, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 38
Views: 1356

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

Since this thread was included in the newsletter I thought I'd better post an update. First of all, thanks to everyone who posted. Lots of helpful ideas. I've put a Puig adjustable wing/deflector on the top of the stock screen. This has eliminated the worst of the buffeting. It's still not ideal but...
by WingNoob
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 38
Views: 1356

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

Your just a tall rider and your head is right in that turbulence even with the windshield up there. The top of the windshield is probably around the height of you chin or throat? It should be around the bridge of your nose. Sounds like your trying the right things, one of those extenders might work...
by WingNoob
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 38
Views: 1356

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

different windscreens can make all the difference in how much air you get in your face. On the 1500s and my current 1800, they all had Tulsa Tall which totally did away with wind buffeting, to the point that I melted from summer heat..... had to add Baker Air Wings in order to get some air on me......
by WingNoob
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 38
Views: 1356

Re: Buffetting is driving me insane

Bigbiker0 wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:07 am
to avoid wind buffering on a bike try to seat on a car.
Gee, thanks
by WingNoob
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Buffetting is driving me insane
Replies: 38
Views: 1356

Buffetting is driving me insane

So, I've been riding the new bike for a couple of weeks and I'm getting pretty frustrated. The wind protection on this bike is the worst I've ever experienced. There doesn't seem to be any smooth airflow anywhere in or around the cockpit. My 2007 KLR650 has less turbulence. FYI, I'm 6'4" with 34" in...
by WingNoob
Fri May 22, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What seat do I have?
Replies: 4
Views: 419

Re: What seat do I have?

Yeah, pretty sure it's an AirRider insert. Problem is, the company doesn't seem to exist, or at least they don't have a web presence that I can see. I'm going to be looking at the seat valve this weekend to see if I can fix it. I might be able to swap the passenger and driver's valves since I don't ...
by WingNoob
Wed May 13, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What seat do I have?
Replies: 4
Views: 419

What seat do I have?

So, my seat has air bladders in it. There are 2 valves on the left hand side, one for the driver's and one for the passenger's seat. The way it works is that you push a little button in the center of the valve while seated to release air. If you push the valve button while lifting you butt off of th...
by WingNoob
Wed May 13, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Seal Slider
Replies: 1
Views: 187

Re: Fork Seal Slider

If you're using a piece of pipe to hit the seal directly it needs to have an internal diameter big enough to fit over the upper tube and an outer diameter small enough to fit inside the lower tube in order to drive the seal all the way in. I don't think that size pipe exists, so you'd have to take a...
by WingNoob
Fri May 08, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Searching the forums
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Re: Searching the forums

Perfect, the default search box in the top right works a treat. I guess I always assumed that the advanced search would be the better one to use, so I never tried just using the generic search.

Thanks
by WingNoob
Wed May 06, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Searching the forums
Replies: 4
Views: 260

Searching the forums

Hey all, Posting this here because it doesn't really fit anywhere else. I'm struggling to figure out the searching syntax on this site. For example, if I search for 'seat cover' the search engine brings back 1000's of results for 'seat' and 'cover' as well as 'seat cover'. Normally I would put my se...
by WingNoob
Wed May 06, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 197
Views: 9366

Re: 2nd Amendment

Well, our socialist leader did it. Didn't just ban AR-15's and similar semiautomatic rifles - he's lumped in .22's and others, calling them "military-grade assault weapons", a term he made up himself. The list of newly-prohibited firearms is 1,500 items long, and includes several .22LR plinking rif...
by WingNoob
Wed May 06, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Asking for advice.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1582

Re: Asking for advice.....

Well, I just watched the video. It clearly shows how much better poly is over acrylic . Yet the Madstad is made of Acrylic. Guess I wont be buying a Madstad. Gee, isn't the OEM windshield acrylic (Lucite is a trade name for the same material)? I believe your right I've been running a Madstad screen...
by WingNoob
Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pros and cons of back off brake unit
Replies: 31
Views: 1416

Re: Pros and cons of back off brake unit

When I picked up my '97 SE this winter it came with a Brake Dancer branded module. PO raved about it like it was the best thing ever. He had it set up to flash the trunk and saddlebag brake lights in a criss-cross fashion (lower left and upper right ---- upper left and lower right) while the spoiler...
by WingNoob
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Part number for Final Drive fill plug
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Re: Part number for Final Drive fill plug

Thanks all. Ordered both plugs and o-ring/washer from the local dealer yesterday. In stock in the Toronto warehouse, should be here in 3-5 days. I'm betting more like 7-10 given current conditions. No biggie. I'm fine riding a while on the oil that's in there. Also went ahead and ordered fork seals ...
by WingNoob
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Part number for Final Drive fill plug
Replies: 7
Views: 294

Part number for Final Drive fill plug

Hey all, Since I'm stuck at home I decided to do some spring maintenance on my new-to-me '97 SE. The DIY's on this site have been great, much easier to follow than the Clymer manual in most cases. Anyway, I tried to change the final drive oil last night but the fill plug is completely seized in plac...
by WingNoob
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How do I remove the Hazard switch
Replies: 1
Views: 107

How do I remove the Hazard switch

The hazard switch on my '97 is sticking. If tried several times to clean it with contact cleaner. While the contact cleaner is wet, the switch works perfectly. Nice and clicky, no sticking. If I go back the next day and pres the switch, it gets stuck again. I had the control housing open last night,...
by WingNoob
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My First Mod. Tablet/GPS Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 129

My First Mod. Tablet/GPS Mount

My new to me 97 Wing seems to be pretty excellent, but it is a little dated in the electronics department. I wanted to mount my 7" tablet front and centre on the bike to act as a GPS and music player. I remembered reading a post on this forum where a member described his DIY mount, so I set out to r...
by WingNoob
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I am now one of you...
Replies: 1
Views: 129

I am now one of you...

Hello all, I brought home my shiny new toy yesterday. '97 SE with 83,000 smiles. Cleanest 23 year old vehicle I've ever seen. This forum has been very helpful in my search. The guy I bought the bike from was convinced that I'd owned a 1500 in the past but nope, all I know I've learned here over the ...
by WingNoob
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is this normal???
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Is this normal???

Hey, thanks for chiming in. Yeah, I'd say that sounds about right. The reality is I'm not used to being able to hear things like the transmission when I'm riding. My usual ride is a KLR650 where the knobby tires drown out most of the mechanical noises. Coming from that, man is the wing ever silky sm...
by WingNoob
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is this normal???
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Is this normal???

Hello all, I've been looking at getting a GL1500 for an extended trip this summer and so far this site has been incredibly useful for researching what to look for in a Wing and what's involved with servicing. I went to look at a 2000 SE today. 180,000km (about 112,000 freedom units). For a 20 year o...