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by Corkster52
Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020
Replies: 117
Views: 5177

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

Hi all, I've attended all of the Goldwing Doc rides and have really enjoyed both the rides and time with friends but, unfortunately, due to Covid 19 I won't be able to make it this year. Border is still closed and with the situation in the US I am not even sure we will be able to spend the winter i...
by Corkster52
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rev'It Sand 3 Gloves
Replies: 15
Views: 6283

Re: Rev'It Sand 3 Gloves

When I click that latest link, the glove that appears does say Rev-It on the back, however, the text of the item is highly suspect... ✔ Bike trial baby leggings with a skirt motocross glove leather revit moto Item Type Gloves Material PU ✔ Motorcycle trial bike Wholesale jacket motorcycl for leathe...
by Corkster52
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Feniex T3 flasher
Replies: 0
Views: 157

Feniex T3 flasher

I was on a ride a couple of weeks ago, and 2 of the 11 riders had this flasher installed (one was red and one was yellow). Because of the surrounding LED lights that the bike with the red one on had, it didn't stand out like all that much but the yellow one really POPPED(even in direct sunlight)! Go...
by Corkster52
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip
Replies: 8
Views: 2525

Re: How to convert side marker lights to LED strip

Stew wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:46 pm
Here they are re-done with outward facing LED's.
Good job!

Do you have a pic of them turned on after you installed them?
by Corkster52
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Trunk Latch
Replies: 14
Views: 1514

Re: GL1500 Trunk Latch

WingAdmin wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Corkster52 wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:09 am
WingAdmin wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Moto_man's steel replacements.
Is there a link for this?
He isn't making them anymore, unfortunately.
That’s what I was afraid of. Thanks
by Corkster52
Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: broken right side pocket cover
Replies: 33
Views: 3065

Re: broken right side pocket cover

Doug B. wrote:
Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:13 pm
I cut the heads off of 8d nails leaving just a very short "peg" sticking out for the pin part of the assembly. JB welded them in place and...good as new!
That's a great idea :!: Is it still working in place? Going to do it on left door pocket.
by Corkster52
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Knipex Adjustable Wrench Review (Video)
Replies: 8
Views: 2696

Re: Knipex Adjustable Wrench Review (Video)

The 10 inch version can work with bolts up to 52mm, or 2 inches in size. Note the small window where laser-etched numbers show when you have adjusted the wrench for the correct bolt size - in this case, I have it set to work with a 5/8" bolt. They are little expensive, at around $40, but they are a...
by Corkster52
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Trunk Latch
Replies: 14
Views: 1514

Re: GL1500 Trunk Latch

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 2:42 pm
Moto_man's steel replacements.
Is there a link for this?
by Corkster52
Sun May 31, 2020 6:50 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Welding Plastic
Replies: 17
Views: 4818

Re: Welding Plastic

The primer helps to prepare the surfaces to be rejoined by removing any pollutants that may prevent a good bond. (Just use very sparingly) The cement fills the voids. I am still having some problems with my ABS 30918 having bubbles in it, so I went to the Oatey website https://www.oatey.com/product...
by Corkster52
Tue May 26, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Moto Solutions RainCoat windshield coating
Replies: 40
Views: 8942

Re: Moto Solutions RainCoat windshield coating

I just stumbled onto this review and was pretty excited about using it on my helmet visor but, like others, I couldn't find a distributor that has it, so I emailed Moto Solutions. Will see if I get a reply. WingAdmin, are you still using it? Update: I did find this distributor. Water Repellent Coati...
by Corkster52
Tue May 26, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

You might want to adhere a piece of ABS under where those bolts go through the trunk lid to hold that luggage rack on. That will give it a lot more support and resistance to cracking in the future. Mine were so bad that I was heading down the path of putting 3" doublers on the inside of the lid and...
by Corkster52
Mon May 25, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Have attached the emblems to the side panels, look very nice:Side Panel Emblems.jpgThe left side wing accent piece is here and installed as per recommendation from WingAdmin, using a dab of double sided tape. Parts from CA have been in Victoria for over a week with UPS. Phoned UPS on Friday and was...
by Corkster52
Mon May 25, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing my horn
Replies: 53
Views: 5003

Re: replacing my horn

So, you got it working ? Yep and I'll keep the OEM horns too. If WingAdmin says they make an interesting mix that's good enough for me. Now if I can just figure out how to correctly reconnect what was a ball of wire nuts and electrical tape to get power to the lights on that side (which I somehow l...
by Corkster52
Mon May 25, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing my horn
Replies: 53
Views: 5003

Re: replacing my horn

:oops: Just found the 30 amp inline fuse was blown!
by Corkster52
Mon May 25, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: replacing my horn
Replies: 53
Views: 5003

Re: replacing my horn

Okay...on the verge of hair pulling :( I've read a gazillion posts (I tend to exaggerate like a one-armed fisherman) and have moved connections around a number of times but I cannot for the life of me get my new FIAMM Freeway Blaster horn to work. I've tried it with and without my OEM horns connecte...
by Corkster52
Wed May 20, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB usage
Replies: 35
Views: 1511

Re: USB usage

I have replaced the Windows File Manager's file copy system with: https://www.codesector.com/teracopy I have used TeraCopy for more than 10 years, I don't recall when I first started using it, but it is much better than Win's file manager. It will copy a complete folder, w/o fail. however, I have n...
by Corkster52
Wed May 20, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 36
Views: 1431

Re: Engine guards bent?

I just got notified that WingStuff now has them in stock. 20/20 hindsight, of course, but I guess I will have to see how the Saber ones go :roll: https://wingstuff.com/products/36698-en ... nda-gl1500
by Corkster52
Wed May 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 37
Views: 2403

Re: Clear coating small area

Learned about adhesion promoter, works a treat on any plastics that have a release agent used in the molding process such as ABS, polypropylene, and such. Had to learn about clear coat types - 1K/2K/2X. Once these materials are painted, no need to use adhesion promoter again, but won't hurt. I have...
by Corkster52
Mon May 11, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Prepping for Summer 2020 - Painting Plastic and Body Panel
Replies: 17
Views: 1622

Re: Prepping for Summer 2020 - Painting Plastic and Body Panel

w9r1x4 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 8:03 am
Been there done that, but on the black grainy plastic. Sanded it slick, used Bullfrog, then primer, paint and clear, sand and buff.
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That black looks great! What is the brand of paint you used and did you do it with a rattle-can or a gun?
by Corkster52
Mon May 11, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is this switch for?
Replies: 9
Views: 447

Re: What is this switch for?

Co-rider catapult ejection switch. Having someone walk around the bike as you flip it on and off might help you.
by Corkster52
Sun May 10, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

I'm no expert but did learn a lot from this project. I like quality tools, and some of these off shore products are well made. What needs to be realized is that the off shore product or copies are not for the 8 to 5, 5 day work weeks, but some do use these tools for specific jobs. My paint guy has ...
by Corkster52
Sun May 10, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Welding Plastic
Replies: 17
Views: 4818

Re: Welding Plastic

If you're interested in a low heat alternative, one can just use ABS primer and cement, applied to the inside of the panel to be repaired, to make a fairly durable bond. ABS cement is just ABS plastic held in liquid form by a quickly evaporating solvent, (acetone). You can utilize electrical tape t...
by Corkster52
Sat May 09, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

On the heat protector pieces that you are buying new, what happened to them? Did they rust? I did have some cover rust on both the inside and the outside on mine but it was easy to remove. What I did not like about those pieces was that the paint and the clear coat was very thin! Not sure if that i...
by Corkster52
Fri May 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

If you have used adhesion promoter on the original finish, and it's not working for you, a good cleaning of the piece - use dawn dish washing soap - wet sand with 800/1000 grit, rubbing alcohol to clean, tack cloth, sandable primer coat, wet sand once more, rubbing alcohol to clean, tack cloth, the...
by Corkster52
Fri May 08, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Painting the 1500
Replies: 72
Views: 3515

Re: Painting the 1500

Wow! You guys do excellent work and a great write-up! I've been a stumbling bumpkin trying to do painting on the removable ABS and steel fairing parts on my bike! At this point, I have spent way too much money on the project and am going to make do with what I have and put the parts back on the bike...