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by LK1LK1
Tue May 04, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: The ground clearance of an 1800 for lifting.
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: The ground clearance of an 1800 for lifting.

I can't resist. https://letmegooglethat.com/?q=GL1800+ground+clearance 66" wheelbase, figure down 3 inches in back for the flat. That puts the midpoint at 3.75" So you are going to be close. It will be a struggle alone as it will be too low on the side stand, so you will have to hold it u...
by LK1LK1
Tue May 04, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: The ground clearance of an 1800 for lifting.
Replies: 6
Views: 134

The ground clearance of an 1800 for lifting.

I'm about to purchase a floor Jack to finally fix my valve-stem issue on the Wing. I've decided on the Harbor Freight "Pittsburgh" model, their Jack SKU number 63397. I'm not too crazy about Harbor Freight, but it seems most affordable floor Jacks have a manufacturer origin in China or Tim...
by LK1LK1
Mon May 03, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Scissors or Bottle Jack, lifting rear of an 1800?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Scissors or Bottle Jack, lifting rear of an 1800?

I've reviewed numerous postings about manufacturers and types of heavy-lifting Jacks. Some of the postings had photos that showed the owner's success when (safely) lifting an 1800. I'm probably going to need an (affordable) scissors or hydraulic Jack, now, because my Wing is sitting in my garage wit...
by LK1LK1
Sun May 02, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Flat rear tire in my Garage. Schraeder Valve?
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Flat rear tire in my Garage. Schraeder Valve?

So, I'm out on the highway yesterday on a beautiful 75-degree day. I had checked my tires prior to the short trip, 36 PSI upfront and 41 in rear. The ride went fine, although I felt that I should probably lower the suspension in the rear because the ride felt unnecessarily harsh. BEFORE my short 30-...
by LK1LK1
Sat May 01, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Motorcycle Polish Comparison, Original Spirits, HD, Pledge
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Motorcycle Polish Comparison, Original Spirits, HD, Pledge

I've been using Lemon Pledge for years, and I've tried numerous other cleaners that had claimed theirs as the "best and brightest." For me, it's Pledge. In fact, I think it's similar or better to the Honda-brand cleaner. I especially like Pledge on the windshield, where it dissolves dirt a...
by LK1LK1
Sat May 01, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: RPM range at 70mph, where should it read?
Replies: 4
Views: 101

RPM range at 70mph, where should it read?

I've obtained a sweet '05 GL1800, near mint with 24,000 miles on the odometer, along with newly-installed tires. I really like this bike. I'm reasonably new to the 1800, and I'm now especially interested in how the bike should "feel and sound" at highway speed in the top gear. Any helpful ...
by LK1LK1
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The GoldWing sellers who are FRAUDS
Replies: 7
Views: 316

The GoldWing sellers who are FRAUDS

This is one of those "rants." We've all had a "rant" from time to time, usually resulting from a really irritating experience. It just stays with you until the rant is shared with others, or, until hell freezes over. So, here's my "rant" and its about those (hopefully f...
by LK1LK1
Sun Mar 14, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: cam belt change
Replies: 1
Views: 151

Re: cam belt change

An excellent video on the step-by-step procedure that is critical to the proper changing of timing belts on the GL1500.
by LK1LK1
Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Hawk. Passenger-seat cushion for the 1500 -
Replies: 2
Views: 217

Air Hawk. Passenger-seat cushion for the 1500 -

I've traveled across the country several times on a 1500 with no discomfort at all on lengthy rides, some 6 hours each day or more. In May, I'm about to travel another 1800 mile trip on a '97 Aspencade, and this time with a passenger. My passenger: She's moderate size and weight, whatever that means...
by LK1LK1
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Many Thanks!!
Replies: 29
Views: 906

Re: Many Thanks!!

You've stayed the course, congratulations to You! I've also been seriously ill many times, bounced back from those medical conditions, and I'm once again riding at the young age of 70. A person's spirit and will frequently improve and even cure serious medical conditions, and you're the proof of it ...
by LK1LK1
Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is there a difference, 1997 - 1998 Aspencade?
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Is there a difference, 1997 - 1998 Aspencade?

Thanks for the info about the small differences in the '97 and '98 Aspencade models. It seems that tire replacements and the timing belt change will be necessary, primarily because of the bike's age and not because of it's overall (low mileage) and pristine condition. I've watched the timing belt ch...
by LK1LK1
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Back in the saddle . . . again.
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Back in the saddle . . . again.

I've owned and ridden Wings for several decades, and completed some fantastic cross-country trips. My past 1200 and 1500 rides never let me down, although my own health took a turn 5 years ago and I was certain my future riding adventures were over. Fast forward to today: I've recovered well enough ...
by LK1LK1
Mon Feb 01, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is there a difference, 1997 - 1998 Aspencade?
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Is there a difference, 1997 - 1998 Aspencade?

I've been fortunate to have purchased excellent 1200 and 1500 models in the past, with the 1500 my favorite, but I'm still hurting from kicking my own butt for selling those great (1500 models) that I had once owned through the years. Now, I have a great opportunity to once again purchase low-mileag...