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by T_birdman
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 41
Views: 3441

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Outstanding! Glad it worked out well for you and your family!
by T_birdman
Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Momentary lapse of reason...
Replies: 6
Views: 344

Re: Momentary lapse of reason...

WOOF!! :lol:
It's a Dogs life!
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

So after cutting the hole big enough for the LED boxes to fit through, I went ahead and put it all together, both the Pathfinders and the position lights are now LED, PERFECT! 20190613_195246_Film3.jpg 20190613_195253_Film3.jpg With all the LED upgrades in the housing, time to put it in the fairing....
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.
Replies: 21
Views: 704

Re: This is the most difficult bike I have ever worked on.

Lol! Funny how we love our bikes until we have to work on them! Many moons ago I blew an engine on my 81 GL1100, yanked out the engine, got replacement parts needed, and started putting the engine back together. After it was all over and done, I promised myself a trip to Japan. I told myself I would...
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Update: I guess I figured wrong! The larger 5.25 speakers will not fit in front of the speaker housing! So, as I saw in other postings, I'll just have to keep cutting til I can get them in and have the dash housing fit over them! After cutting a big enough hole for the speakers to go inside the box,...
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)
Replies: 41
Views: 3441

Re: UNOBTAINIUM 2.0 PANEL 83160-MN5-XXX (Firecreek style)

Hey Dennis, I'm very sorry about your brother, but with you there for him he should at the very least feel better about it all. Keep a positive outlook, and things will work out.
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

you are getting pretty good with that stuff, it is going to look like new when you get done. Thanks Bro, necessity is the mother of invention, and I love this bike too much to let it go to seed in some salvage yard to be cannibalized for parts! It may have a few flaws that will gnaw at me, but I've...
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

You have been busy Birdman! :) That is a lot of work. Good job. Thanks bellboy40! Got lots more on my plate for sure! Managed to cut the holes for both speakers and they are fitted in place! I managed to get the U-nuts for the speakers on for the left side, but missed it by 1 on the right side! 201...
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Voltmeter questions...
Replies: 20
Views: 517

Re: Voltmeter questions...

The mini Voltmeter is the way to go, but I went with this style because it not only has a voltmeter, it also has a USB charging port, and an on-off toggle switch built in! Works like a charm! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F73MGX8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 71loTtn+j2L._S...
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

So after seeing that others have cut into their fairing to fit 5.25" speakers, I wanted to as well! 20190611_130709_Film3.jpg I took the speakers template and taped off the area, traced out the hole and started cutting! 20190612_180828_Film3.jpg I got the speaker in the hole and test fitted the dash...
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

A few days into this and I'm jumping around from one area to the next, so I decided to work on the other side corner of the fairing where the left side mirror is mounted. After the initial hit from the car, the bike and I went over on the left side to the ground. The engine guards did their job but ...
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

So the repair/upgrade process is now in full swing! I've taken most of the damaged plastics off and started assessing the extent of repair needed. Most of the damaged plastic is simply in need of realigning the cracked parts back into place and re-bonding them together, then reinforcing them to stay...
by T_birdman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

REALLY IMPRESSIVE JOB T_BIRDMAN!!!!! That blank-off panel (Unobtainium 2.1) with the Blaupunkt stereo looks really slick too!!! At $20 a "pop" for that radio, and all the hi-tech features that come with it, , , you're WAY ahead of the curve!! It looks like that panel fits nicely into the center she...
by T_birdman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Glad you are OK - bikes can be repaired/replaced Glad you got to re-own the bike for $300 - that's a good deal Glad you are fixing it back up - so the Insurance payout should let you put it mostly back together - and it will last you a long time. Had a slightly similar experience -where someone rea...
by T_birdman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

That's great news you're able to get it fixed back up, and also that you weren't badly hurt! Keep us posted on the progress. That's the radio mentioned in the Unobtanium 2.1 panel thread, how is the fit on the blanking panel? It looks pretty darn good, what about depth, does it clear the air filter...
by T_birdman
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Big Blue UK wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Nice to see T, really nice, hope it goes well matey peeps.
Thanks brother blue! It should be an interesting project!
by T_birdman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Happytrails wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:34 pm
So sorry to hear of your lost goldwings. :|
Thanks Happytrails, much appreciated! I'll get through it, after all, it could have been a lot WORSE!!!
by T_birdman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Well, the brighter side of the whole deal is the 93 was a "Total loss" according to the insurance company and the buy back was just over $300. to me! The cost to replace the plastics that are damaged would far exceed the cost of the bike for sure, if you could find the parts in candy Spectra Red! So...
by T_birdman
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 22
Views: 530

T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Some of you know my story, it's a sad one involving 3 lost Goldwings in less than a year! 2 I lost to my garage fire in Oct 2018, an 85 Silver 1200 Interstate and a 99 Black 1500 Aspencade. Fire is a brutal thing! And after the fire I had to have something to ride so I found a 1993 Candy Red 1500A i...
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 stereo upgrade/replacement
Replies: 46
Views: 3223

Re: GL1500 stereo upgrade/replacement

OK, so the gist of stereo replacement issues besides the easy wiring in the new unit and connecting the speakers, seems to me the intercom gets deleted (ok, fine I ride alone mostly), the handlebar controls need to be rewired (provided the new stereo unit will accommodate them), the CB needs to be r...
by T_birdman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!

The horse has crossed the finish line! The kids insurance company has finally come up to what I was hoping for. Got a great amount on the bike, and I got a great salvage price to keep the 93 wing, so I'm holding off on an 1800 for the time being. Still a bit too sore to safely ride, so I'll take thi...
by T_birdman
Sat Jun 01, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!

So just to update all the great folks that have thrown in their 2 cents worth, I'm still waiting on a settlement figure that isn't an insult from the kids Insurance company. 7 weeks after the accident I got an offer that pissed me off, so I told my law firm to get them to do better, and a bit over a...
by T_birdman
Wed May 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!

It is built around an open face helmet. I saw a face plate at a mates, asked him if I could borrow it. Butchered and modified two helmets to work out how to attach the face plate. Kv5dqte.jpg Brother Blue, that is an absolutely FANTASTIC project you took on, and an absolutely AMAZING job you did! D...
by T_birdman
Wed May 08, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!

I dig the profile picture of the "Predator" on the bike, CLASSIC!! Still work in progress, just added more dreadlocks, mixed several gun metal shades for finish coat but undecided. By the way, could not believe what happened to your Wing, I was lost for words. Very, very cool!! :mrgreen: Was that d...
by T_birdman
Tue May 07, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!
Replies: 33
Views: 1215

Re: Looking for 1800 advice, tough year!

I want to put out a special thank you to our site leader, "WING ADMIN". Quite a dedicated rider, enthusiast, rider advocate, and all around good guy! Always helpful, knowledgeable, somebody give him one of those Blue helpful Honda Guy shirts!! :D I'm serious, how many of us have referred to the DIY ...