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by Corkster52
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1039

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

DonnyBrook wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 7:29 pm

Ya can't have too many tools, too much rope, or too much money!
So very true!
by Corkster52
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 20
Views: 1039

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

Lastly, this is the only tool to use for snap rings (pliers only create frustration and blood blisters): https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-2012D-Combination-Heavy-Pliers/dp/B000RH3882/ref=sr_1_35 k-d tools snap ring tool.jpg Believe it or not, just the other day I found a new use for this tool. Nei...
by Corkster52
Mon Oct 21, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: My Bike PC
Replies: 7
Views: 960

Re: My Bike PC

I am one of the ones that marveled at this gadget at last year's Gathering. Now that I see how complex it is, I will stick with nuts, bolts, screws..etc. Amazing stuff!
by Corkster52
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

Why couldn' you just squeegee some ABS glue into those holes? Like, a little bit on your finger tip and wipe it in. It's not so much about filling the holes as much as assuming that the bubbles, whether they are on the surface or throughout the depth of the glue, offer no strength to the repaired c...
by Corkster52
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!

We hit 1,000 subscribers in only four days on our new YouTube channel! As I mentioned on your new channel, I am so glad that you were able to get into the YouTube crowd! I hope it continues to work for you, possibly to the extent that you will be able to ask of many of us that follow you to chip in...
by Corkster52
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

I was hoping this topic would draw a few (what I fondly refer to as) atom-splitters. Very interesting feedback, but I am still able to resolve the "bubbles" issue...but I did make some headway. I mixed up an old pill bottle with Oatey glue, MEK and some of the pellets that I had received. While doin...
by Corkster52
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 15
Views: 281

Engine guards bent?

I basically struggled a lot of time this summer trying to get the highway pegs I bought attached to my engine guards. Ideally, with my legs not being all that long, I would have liked to attach them on the horizontal section of the engine guards below the valve covers but there was just not enough r...
by Corkster52
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

Maybe we are not talking apples and apples. For the glue I am using, to completely harden, it
takes up to 24 hours.
by Corkster52
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

I would be careful with those 'abs' pellets as they are likely not ABS or are a blend of plastics. Very interesting, but if it will bond to the ABS trunk material, and get rid of the bubbling issue I am having, I'm willing to use it. I went to the polyplastics.com website and, without becoming a me...
by Corkster52
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

Took my Dremel and ground them all out again, but am reluctant to put more ABS glue back in until I find out what the heck is going on. I did receive the tiny ABS pellets yesterday.
by Corkster52
Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:33 pm
I've never had an issue with bubbles.


Here is what I am talking about.


by Corkster52
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

I've never had an issue with bubbles. I always would just put a big drill bit in my drill press and drill holes in flattened ABS pipe. The bits of drilled out plastic are very thin and melt very quickly. Hmmm...no problem with bubbles. I'm wondering if something has gone bad with my Oatey glue. I h...
by Corkster52
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

Thanks Scott. I've got them ordered. I was going to make shavings as you have mentioned making and using in the past, but I was hoping there was a less time-consuming way. I still wish there was a way to make the final ABS surface smoother. I don't remember it having all the bubbles years ago when w...
by Corkster52
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 21
Views: 690

Pellets for ABS repairs

I am curious more than anything, since I continue to find (or create) more ABS cracks/holes than I ever thought I would. has anyone used ABS pellets (along with ABS glue) for gouged out cracks in their fairing? Something like these https://www.google.com/search?q=ABS+black+pellets&tbm=isch&tbs=rimg:...
by Corkster52
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13685

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

Tazewell VA is a very interesting area. It is close to the Jefferson National Forest. Here is a website for the Claw: https://www.backofthedragon.com/ Sorry- It is called the "Back of the Dragon". Whatever. It looks like fun. Thanks for the link. The back of the dragon looks pretty exciting. I'll h...
by Corkster52
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13685

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

As it turns out Corky, the Wise/Tazwell VA area is being considered for the next location. It is close to the northern part of the Blue Ridge Parkway as well as the Claw of the Dragon. CB is being investigated but the cost to implement and integrate into rider's existing comm systems is pricey and ...
by Corkster52
Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13685

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

Brian, at the Saturday night dinner, asked for any feedback on the rides or the gathering in general. Everyone is well aware of the issues encountered with various types of GPSs and the routes, so I am sure there will be a very concerted effort to correct those issues before next year's ride. Since ...
by Corkster52
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Slipping peg clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Slipping peg clamps

Thanks guys. I had a roll of 8 grit crocus cloth on hand, so I put contact cement on in and the outer shim of each clamp half. I also had to grind down the ends of each clamp (closer to the outer hole for the U-bolt) because the ends would touch before the clamp got tight. I wish they were the hinge...
by Corkster52
Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Third Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 11-15, 2019
Replies: 296
Views: 13685

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

BlueThunder wrote:
Sun Sep 01, 2019 7:53 am
Pick some routes for the old guys with a trike. Don't worry, you'll be able to ride the routes.
What? No gravel road shortcuts? :o What fun is that? :lol:
by Corkster52
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Slipping peg clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Slipping peg clamps

That's one of my problems. There is no room to put anything thick under the aluminum shims that make contact with the crash bar. One option that I have considered is to try and get pieces of doubled 600 grit sandpaper there, but some feedback I also read is that it will break down in the rain.
by Corkster52
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Slipping peg clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Slipping peg clamps

I have been trying for a couple of days to get highway pegs installed on the crash bars of my old girl but I have tried everything I can think of to get the 12mm bolt as tight as possible but they still slip. Has anyone resolved a similar issue with their bike?
by Corkster52
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1645

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: 31
Views: 2210

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: 433

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: 13
Views: 956

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...