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by cardinal
Sun May 06, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 68
Views: 4753

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

Thank, I'll be watching for the update.
Congrats on the new bike!
by cardinal
Sun May 06, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 68
Views: 4753

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

Stew, how's that cassette adaptor from Best Buy working out? I've used several different brands from various stores and have never had one last more than a few weeks. Paid anywhere from $5 to $20, never had one last.
by cardinal
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the 1800 any faster ?
Replies: 22
Views: 977

Re: Is the 1800 any faster ?

If you think about it, this is pretty much exactly how every airplane engine is run, all the time. Which is why they are typically torn down and rebuilt (at a cost of $20,000+) after every 2,000 hours of operation...and why they can cost $40,000 and upwards new - and that's for a little O-360 Cessn...
by cardinal
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring!!
Replies: 30
Views: 1320

Re: Spring!!

Sent a picture, to my brother in Utah, of me standing by our lawn mower, my wife in her gardening gloves with a shovel in one hand and a pretty flower in the other. No statement, no digs at him about the major snowstorm that was hitting Salt Lake, just a picture of us doing yard work. He sent back a...
by cardinal
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 27
Views: 3237

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

Thanks Wingman, A little thought, after the observation of the increased pressure in the tank when the fuel level is low, would lead to the fairly common thought that a gas (air) expands more than a liquid (fuel), therefore a pressure relief valve (fuel tank cap) will "relieve that expanded gas" and...
by cardinal
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 27
Views: 3237

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

Yup. Same thing happened with my 1995 when would stop for gas.
by cardinal
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 27
Views: 3237

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

Bike runs fine and steady at all speeds, short and long distances. I noticed that the pressure builds up more in the tank when the fuel level is low. It's always low when I get home, so the pressure is up, so I think maybe the fuel cap is slowly letting the pressure decrease, thus the smell of gas f...
by cardinal
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 27
Views: 3237

Re: Strong gas smell on shutdown

Happytrails wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:24 pm
I get this too. Just the vented gas cap letting us know its still there :D
So it's GOOD news. It means the vent is open and working. Even though the less gas I have in the tank, the greater the PUFF when the cap is opened.
by cardinal
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strong gas smell on shutdown
Replies: 27
Views: 3237

Strong gas smell on shutdown

Anybody else get a fairly strong gas odor when they shut down after a ride?
When I pull the bike (1998 SE) into the garage and shut it down, the odor permeates the garage, but there are no puddles on the floor or in the overflow tray under the gas cap.
Is this normal?
by cardinal
Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost power and then spitting back
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: Lost power and then spitting back

I had a 1995 SE that did that cut out, then about 2 miles later just plain quit. First time I was 15 miles north of Lee Vining. Opened the fuel cap, checked the kickstand kill switch, and a few other things that fellow riders with me said might be the problem. It finally started just before the tow ...
by cardinal
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: To gps or not
Replies: 30
Views: 1376

Re: To gps or not

I have a cheap garmin I bought over 10 years ago. Can't update the maps so sometimes when I put in an address it shows an empty field....BUT it will get me back to that address after a long day of aimlessly riding and having no idea what little back road I'm on, or even what direction I should go. I...
by cardinal
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Antena
Replies: 2
Views: 247

Re: Antena

I had a '95 with a loose antenna at the connector in the trunk. The connector was broken. I never repaired it because, IIRCC, you need to buy the whole antenna assy.
by cardinal
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: The New 2018 Goldwing video ?
Replies: 3
Views: 603

Re: The New 2018 Goldwing video ?

Oooooh Myyyyy......Now to win the lottery and I'm set! I believe I saw $23,700 base price.
by cardinal
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg Up (landing gear)
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Re: Leg Up (landing gear)

It doesn't look like anyone has a bad experience to report. I'll probably give them a try when and if I get to that point.
by cardinal
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leg Up (landing gear)
Replies: 6
Views: 404

Leg Up (landing gear)

Does anyone know what the down side is to using Leg up Landing gear? I'm convinced there is a problem with it because so many people convert their bikes to trikes for a LOT more money that what it looks like adding the landing gear would cost. The only problem I see is that you have to change the re...
by cardinal
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6865

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Actually we're getting there Wednesday night and will be leaving Friday morning when we'll probably head for Sedona, Cottonwood area.
It's been a while since I've been in Roeding Park. The Zoo expanded and took up a fair chunk of it, but the duck pond was unaffected.
by cardinal
Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6865

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

The wife and I would love to attend one of these, but as mentioned, everything seems to take place back East. It's a bit far for our current schedule. Something closer to the middle of the country or, as mentioned, having another event more to the West would work better. Northern Utah, maybe Cody, ...
by cardinal
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6865

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Hey.....We can have the "I think I missed Sturgis" Sturgis run. The Oregon Coast run is always a good one, and really beautiful. Last time I was in Idaho was Couer d'Alene was 25 years ago, camping on the college grounds during a GWTA event. Fantastic riding up there. If I can go, I would just be h...
by cardinal
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6865

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Cardinal, I encourage you to run with this. From Redding North or West is not that hot during Summer...well...in todays weather pattern, we don't know if the Second Coming of Jesus is gonna happen anytime, let alone weather predictions... But yea, Couer D Alene is beautiful, Utah way is good, Depoe...
by cardinal
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 76
Views: 6865

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

The problem with having a rally on the west coast during the summer is that it's extremely hot from Redding South. If you get anywhere near where it's cool, during June to Mid September, the crowds are unbelievable. Camp grounds are generally filled with reservations, sometimes nearly a year out. Ev...
by cardinal
Wed Aug 02, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Cleaning the Mighty Goldwing....
Replies: 49
Views: 4543

Re: Cleaning the Mighty Goldwing....

I don't always, in fact I seldom, clean the bike as soon as I get back from a ride, so the bugs get pretty dry on the windshield, headlights, front chrome and back of the mirrors. I found that if I mix up some Hydrogen Peroxide with water then spray it on the dried bug covered areas, it softens them...
by cardinal
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1million miles
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: 1million miles

Were the replacement engines from salvage bikes? If so, how many miles were on them when you procured them. I replaced the engine on my 1995 Goldwing with one that had 20,000 miles less than the original. You're right about it being easier to replace the engine than it is to rebuild. I think it's ch...
by cardinal
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hot does it have to be before you won't ride?
Replies: 31
Views: 1653

Re: How hot does it have to be before you won't ride?

When I was working, 30 minutes each way, I would ride unless the predicted high was 102 or higher. Now that I just ride for fun, and will be on the bike for several hours, I try to be back before the temp tops 95 or so. I'm 70 and live in Fresno, CA.
by cardinal
Sun May 28, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase
Replies: 11
Views: 2276

Re: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase

It might just depend on the mood of the Ranger at the gate. We've just been waved through with out even showing our card, when there is a long line waiting to get in.
by cardinal
Sun May 28, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase
Replies: 11
Views: 2276

Re: National Park Lifetime Senior Pass to Increase

Luckily being disabled I got the Access Pass for free and it's good for my lifetime. I get myself and up to 3 other people in with my pass, works whether in a car or on the bike... Is the Disabled Person pass different than the Senior Pass? I have NEVER been able to get anyone in that wasn't on my ...