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by joewing
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: It's Deer Season!
Replies: 38
Views: 8212

Re: It's Deer Season!

Then there's the exception that proves the rule. Early in the 2nd week of a planned 3-week ride through the SW, I entered NM from CO - and came to the charming town of Chama. Stopped for lunch - high noon, sunny day in early August. As I stared to leave town, accelerating to around 50 or so (on GL18...
by joewing
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Can handle bars be raised or lowered
Replies: 3
Views: 1424

Re: Can handle bars be raised or lowered

Yes, risers are the answer - several brands available - they usually provide both "rise" and shorten reach - i.e. bring bars closer to rider. Some offer more adjustment than others, but you can get up to about 2" adjustment (which makes a great difference in feel) without modifying hydraulic lines. ...
by joewing
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:21 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1800 left control panel wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 138

1800 left control panel wanted

I need the control panel (don't know what else to call it) for left side, where 1800 has buttons for suspension and headlight aim. Unless someone can tell me how to restore color after hydraulic fluid got on it. The tech forum helped me figure out how to change clutch fluid on my '06, and with real ...
by joewing
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires for goldwing
Replies: 21
Views: 1302

Re: tires for goldwing

I changed 3 things on my last (4th) set of tires for 1800, after getting 8500-9000 miles on Elite 3's. 1. Bought Cycle Hill version of NoMar changer and did them myself - not only cost, but dealer once left caliper bolts finger-tight...with disastrous results! Hard, but doable. 2. Rather than wheel ...
by joewing
Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cornering in the rain
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Cornering in the rain

Re "option B", one other technique to keep in mind if you're going faster than you want in a turn is to lean your body more...has the same effect as leaning bike, but without leaning the bike more. Practice on dry road until you get a feel for it. I, too was scared of the idea of riding my new Wing ...