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by Corkster52
Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 1" swivel jawed clamp
Replies: 2
Views: 74

1" swivel jawed clamp

This is the first tool review I have done, but I just had to mention this powerful little clamp. It is the strongest clamp of its size and type that I have ever seen! It is the only one like it that I will buy in the future, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0037JCJ9Q/?coliid=I258YWEL3I7RZH&colid=1TZP4OCPO...
by Corkster52
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

You should look at an air brush. Maybe some youtube videos on blending clearcoat. The more trial and error times I try to fix what I have, the more this makes sense. I did also try another thing that somewhat surprised me with the results. After I used MEK to take out the wrinkled paint, I put down...
by Corkster52
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake and clutch levers
Replies: 3
Views: 221

Re: Brake and clutch levers

I would like to know the answer to your question as well. I sure would like to put them on my old girl!
by Corkster52
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 Goldwing
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: 95 Goldwing

I bought my current Wing from a guy on Craigslist and since it looked much nicer than the old 88 that I had sold, I mistakenly assumed that anything I saw on the outside was the extent of any issues the bike had. Yes, it ran fine but what I was to soon find out that almost anything that I took apart...
by Corkster52
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

You cannot hand brush 3 stage paints. And most 2 stage metals, pearls and micas. You should look at an air brush. Maybe some youtube videos on blending clearcoat. Also look into Assilex sanding products. When I do clear blends, I prep the blend area with their 1500 grit product, code named Peach. Y...
by Corkster52
Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 17
Views: 1925

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

DaRamblerman wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:44 pm
For Viking. I found this very informative on diesel oil in motorcycles. https://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/Oil.html

Great info! Thanks for sharing it!
by Corkster52
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 2884

Re: Watch your mirrors

Another site that I support is Motorjitsu.com and saw a video on emergency braking as well as getting out of the line of fire coming from behind and a way to practice both in a parking lot.

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by Corkster52
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount
Replies: 27
Views: 3725

Re: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount

phone holder front.jpg phone holder side.jpg I experimented with a number of them but ended up making a hybrid of sorts from several of them. The old Ram case that I had was the perfect width but wasn't tall enough, so I scrapped the top half and just used the bottom. I don't really trust holders t...
by Corkster52
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

I do realize that getting the results I had hoped for is, basically, a lost cause but I thought I should continue to post the results and subsequent setbacks to the group (so if anyone that has similar issues mine can be a reference). As I have mentioned earlier, on this thread and others, all has n...
by Corkster52
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: which Highway pegs do you suggest?
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: which Highway pegs do you suggest?

I messed around with trying to get some that I bought but was having a heck of a time with the crash bars that I have. I can only put them on the vertical parts because there is not enough room between the horizontal bars and the valve covers. I think I will have to replace the crash bars that are a...
by Corkster52
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

So...the saga continues. Got tired of chasing brush strokes, so I purchased a spray can of base, color and clear coat from ColorRite (at about $13 for each can). Cleaned up the silver base coat that I had already put on, then put on 3 coats of color coat to make it as dark at the surrounding paint. ...
by Corkster52
Thu Dec 26, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best wheel cleaner
Replies: 16
Views: 1547

Re: Best wheel cleaner

Here's another YouTube review that gives it a C+ rating



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by Corkster52
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cardio pack talk bold JBL questions
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: Cardio pack talk bold JBL questions

Have you seen this tutorial?

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by Corkster52
Wed Dec 25, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

The thing that makes my bike's paint a bit different is that it has a silver base/primer coat and the red color coat covered with clear coat.
by Corkster52
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

Okay, so now I understand the part about the tape, but what about the "2000" comment? Is that to go over the entire to be newly painted areas with 2000 grip sandpaper?
by Corkster52
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 34
Views: 2573

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

Thanks. I saw the great video!
by Corkster52
Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

when putting on the tape, use a wider than whatever tape and peal back (roll) the tape off the painted area.. this way the fresh paint will not be laid down with a noticeable line. lightly 2000 and light pass's of clear. Sorry, but I am not understanding exactly what you are saying in these sentenc...
by Corkster52
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

I know this thread has drug on and on for quite a while, but I continue to try and get this darned thing right. I tried countless ways to get a decent coat of either the base coat (which is also the primer) and final red coat into these 2 areas with about 10 different hand brushes with varying level...
by Corkster52
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Goldwing Model History
Replies: 6
Views: 1757

Re: Goldwing Model History

Thanks for posting this great info!
by Corkster52
Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Sharing ABS repair
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Sharing ABS repair

there being bubbles in my finished product and still working on resolving it. Once it hit me that I was spending way too much time on getting (and keeping) the ABS component that I was trying to fix warm in the garage and removed it to finish in the basement, the bubbles were considerably less. ;)
by Corkster52
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Pellets for ABS repairs
Replies: 34
Views: 2573

Re: Pellets for ABS repairs

. It'll get soft, stay soft longer, but over time it will harden. Thanks for your advice! For some stupid reason, I kept thinking "If I can just hurry up and get these few steps done, I can put the lid back on and go for a ride before it gets too frigging cold"! Foolish for sure! :? Once I got the ...
by Corkster52
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

I am to the point, after countless hours on this project, that however nice it does or not look is going to be AS GOOD AS IT GETS! I put the base coat of silver paint on yesterday and am waiting for it to dry. It has a few bumps in it and I'm wondering if I dare try to wet-sand them off? Feedback? O...
by Corkster52
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Paint question
Replies: 5
Views: 565

Re: Paint question

Berwefeac wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:49 am
My question is to the folks with red bikes, are the scratches as bad?noticable on the red?
Kind of depends on the depth of the scratch. If it just in the clear coat it is barely noticeable, but if it is in the underlying silver base coat (like mine) it is quite noticeable.
by Corkster52
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

One thing you may want to look into is something called re-coat sealer. Often there is a time window where the clear is meat to be applied to the base coat and if you are outside that window, the clear can lift the base paint. Same is true for using a different formula of clear. The best example is...
by Corkster52
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 33
Views: 1351

Re: Clear coating small area

One thing you may want to look into is something called re-coat sealer. Often there is a time window where the clear is meat to be applied to the base coat and if you are outside that window, the clear can lift the base paint. Same is true for using a different formula of clear. The best example is...