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by Corkster52
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1465

Re: Group Rides

I prefer riding alone, or with up to 3 others. It just seems the most efficient and enjoyable way to ride. I rode with a larger group a while back and every stop, for fuel, food or bathroom took almost an hour. Going for a 150-mile ride took the whole day. Don't get me wrong, we will have quite a gr...
by Corkster52
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1875

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

I have been pleasantly surprised, after moving from a relatively small suburb in Ohio to near Chicago, how many drivers behind me stay further back when they stop than normal. In a "fight for every inch of available space" when on 4 wheels, it is good to see this courtesy for us 2-wheelers ;)
by Corkster52
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looses fitting side coveres
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Looses fitting side coveres

joeincalif wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 9:46 am
Before you start gluing the side covers I would try bluthunder31 said, switch the grommets with the other side. Probably you have the wrong ones.
I agree. Best to check that first.
by Corkster52
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best wheel cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Best wheel cleaner

I forgot to mention the water! It is very important!!! I found some of the info I referred to when I found out about it a couple of years back. Here it is: In English - How it works A common way to clean a rusted chrome surface such as a fender is to use a fine steel wool. However, when you use this...
by Corkster52
Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best wheel cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Best wheel cleaner

Captron wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:15 am
Hmmmmmm what an excellent idea, going to give this a try...... :shock: :shock:
You just make a crumpled up ball, roughly the radius of the part you are trying to clean, and scrub away. Aluminum to aluminum will not scratch!
by Corkster52
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best wheel cleaner
Replies: 11
Views: 655

Re: Best wheel cleaner

Gonna sound crazy, but for at least getting part of it off, crumpled up aluminum foil does an surprisingly good job!
by Corkster52
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: EC Headlight power regulator module lost
Replies: 2
Views: 113

Re: EC Headlight power regulator module lost

Wire/cable ties will keep it secure. Tie it to the OEM wire harness and you will never lose another one. Thanks! I have a gazillion wire ties (I even picked up every size of reusable ones I could find :o) I still can't figure out something that large, with as tight as everything is behind the headl...
by Corkster52
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Looses fitting side coveres
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Looses fitting side coveres

II first would like to tighten the grommet-pin fit. I haven't heard of this issue after replacing the grommets. Since I keep ABS glue around all the time, if it were me, I would roughen up the bulbous part of the pins that go through the grommets with sandpaper, clean them with a rag moistened with...
by Corkster52
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Offset or adjustable levers
Replies: 1
Views: 99

Offset or adjustable levers

I have been spending a lot of time over the past couple of months working on slow maneuvers in local parking lots, so I spend a lot of that time working the clutch to stay in the friction zone during each exercise. With my existing stock levers there is a lot of travel before the friction zone and I...
by Corkster52
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wiped out my mirror - Need help
Replies: 9
Views: 539

Re: Wiped out my mirror - Need help

Personally, I have a heck of time struggling with the rubber boot when trying to put the screws made for the mirror back in, so I would probably pull out a number of hairs if I were to try to get a nut on the back side of each.
by Corkster52
Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: EC Headlight power regulator module lost
Replies: 2
Views: 113

EC Headlight power regulator module lost

Just a heads up in case this happens to anyone else. Was on a ride a couple of days ago and a fellow rider said my left headlight was out. I installed Electrical Connections H4 LEDs last October and have been extremely happy with them. When I pulled the headlight I found the complete power regulator...
by Corkster52
Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 7555

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

Al, put me down for one 2XL shirt please.
by Corkster52
Thu Jul 25, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 29
Views: 1875

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

A guy in my GWRRA chapter was helping me with some parking lot practice stuff and he said, basically, that only inexperienced riders put both feet down. While I don't agree with that 100 percent, as I continue to practice on maneuvers that will make me a safer rider, if having my having my right foo...
by Corkster52
Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 7555

Re: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019

MiWinger51 wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:54 pm
If you are interested let it be known.
I'd like one big fella!
by Corkster52
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Emgo fuel filter failures
Replies: 54
Views: 11878

Re: Emgo fuel filter failures

So glad I changed to Napa 3003 years ago ;)
by Corkster52
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1780

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I found this on an 1800 page and thought it might ring true for a number of us that choose to ride as the world itself becomes a more risky place. Found this on a Facebook page and wanted to share. Kinda sums up why I CHOOSE to ride! Ever since I rode my first bike, I've been told endless times "it'...
by Corkster52
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How much risk is too much risk?
Replies: 49
Views: 1780

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I think driverless cars will be the key to a safer driving world. Then anyone who needs to play with a cell phone can do what they want without trying to kill the rest of us while they travel. I personally don't understand the cell phone addiction but it certainly seems to be there. Wow, this a ver...
by Corkster52
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome vs Add On
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Show Chrome vs Add On

Andy Cote wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:05 pm
I did only a couple chrome pieces on my GL1800 and ceramic coated everything to help keep the chome from plating.
How did you go about "ceramic" coating the chrome?

Thanks
by Corkster52
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome vs Add On
Replies: 15
Views: 1137

Re: Show Chrome vs Add On

That's a really good question, so it will be interesting to see the responses you get. Over the years I have bought quite a few chromed parts for my 1500 and some of them blister, or flake off, very quickly.
by Corkster52
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gasket substitute?
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: Gasket substitute?

As it turns out, when we replaced the timing belts 2 days ago, the gaskets were in relatively good shape (even though the longer one had some amount cracking on the outward edge).
by Corkster52
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Brake Lever Freeplay Adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 2246

Re: Front Brake Lever Freeplay Adjustment

The brake handle is a wear item, along with the bushing it pushes into the master cylinder. Mine got notchy just out of the blue, on my 82. I had an extra handle from an engine donor, so I threw it on after much gnashing of teeth just like you are doing. Tada, less play and smooth again. I've notic...
by Corkster52
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jis screwdriver
Replies: 8
Views: 284

Re: Jis screwdriver

If you look through Wingman's thread on the subject, I believe he had a cross-section drawing of the two, or maybe I just researched it myself (curse to get old..lol). On almost any screw that I touch by hand, I grab the Vessel ones first. They seem to have a better bite.
by Corkster52
Fri Jun 28, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gasket substitute?
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: Gasket substitute?

if you use silicone always put the parts together and tighten until thy have begun to squeeze silicone, then wait 10 to 30 minutes (depends on how thick / wide the surface is) then torque down. This is some great makes sense advise on how to use RTV, even if I don't use it this particular applicati...
by Corkster52
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trail braking
Replies: 16
Views: 613

Re: Trail braking

Post by dingdong » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:55 am

Don't know if front or back but he is braking into the curves
Wow, that is some riding! Not sure if I will ever get anywhere near that good!
by Corkster52
Thu Jun 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gasket substitute?
Replies: 16
Views: 520

Re: Gasket substitute?

It's a 2 piece gasket that is in between the front and back covers.

GASKET, L. FR. COVER
11524-MN5-000

GASKET, R. FR. COVER
11514-MN5-000