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by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 29, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Coming soon
Replies: 3
Views: 183

Re: Coming soon

How's the new GL1500?
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Walked Away!
Replies: 5
Views: 81

Re: I Walked Away!

Really glad that you came away relatively unscathed. Protective gear really works!

Most accidents are caused by a chain of events, not an individual occurrence.

How badly are the bike and trailer damaged?
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio
Replies: 16
Views: 372

Re: CB Radio

Here's an article I wrote on this long ago: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4168
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Hello and a problem. No spark/low voltage.
Replies: 22
Views: 313

Re: Hello and a problem. No spark/low voltage.

There's the regulator for the alternator/charging. Not that one. Then there's the 7v regulator for the instruments. Used in both the GL1000 and GL1100, parts fiche for the 1980 1100 shows part# 31410-463-008. Shame shipping/taxes so expensive, but you could ask WingAdmin about cost of shipping this...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Brakes - how they work, the secret behind bleeding them (VIDEO)
Replies: 0
Views: 52

Brakes - how they work, the secret behind bleeding them (VIDEO)

This is a video idea I came up with a couple of months ago, and just recently recorded it. I go over the basics behind how you're able to stop a 1,000 lb Goldwing with your hand, and then show the secret behind successfully getting air out of your Goldwing's brake lines:



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by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 10
Views: 144

COVID = More Motorcyling?

I was talking to Gary at Cyclemax last week, and he says that this year has been an absolute record in terms of sales. They are working almost every day of the week, crazy hours, filling orders and trying their best to keep up. GoldwingDocs is seeing the same - record amount of activity on the site,...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Failure!
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: Failure!

Fortunately, Cyclemax is just a few miles down the road from me, so I stopped by there on Monday and picked up a new vent. A little bit of work with a Dremel tool to make it fit my extra-thick Tulsa windshield, and it's good as new!
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to drain carbs for winter?
Replies: 8
Views: 1549

Re: How to drain carbs for winter?

For winter storage in my Goldwing 1500, usually I add Stabil, fill up the tank and cover the bike with a clothe cover. Have been thinking of disconnecting the fuel pump and run engine to finish off the gas in the carbs, but after reading the posts that draining the carbs caused the seals and Orings...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Special art and pinsripping
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Special art and pinsripping

I have a 96 SE 1500 with what appears to be factory applied pinstripes in an artistic pattern. I also recently acquired 98 SE With artistic pinstriping and American Indian inspired art such as an elaborate dream Catcher on the front fender along with feathers along other parts of the bike. We’re th...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical issue dies but restart after 30 mins
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: Electrical issue dies but restart after 30 mins

Check the cheapest things first: the master (dogbone) fuse. It can develop a hairline crack, which will cause it to lose connection when things heat up and expand. Actually unscrew and remove the fuse from its holder and inspect it for cracks. I had the exact same problem on my GL1100, and the fuse ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Should Rear Brake be able to lock up wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Should Rear Brake be able to lock up wheels?

A quick addendum: since I have had the Austone Taxi tire on my 1500, I have NEVER had the rear wheel lock up - it just has so much friction. I suppose it would be possible maybe in the wet (although the taxi tire does have stupendous adhesion in the wet) but I haven't tried it.
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 72
Views: 2922

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

I'm going to throw a real spanner in the works. I'm considering an Austone taxi tyre on my 1500 as they are readily available in the uk, which I visit often from France. I have a Towpac inta trike kit fitted which I cannot ride without, fitted to this kit are two trailer tyres, they are neither bik...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Should Rear Brake be able to lock up wheels?
Replies: 8
Views: 275

Re: Should Rear Brake be able to lock up wheels?

I have 100% been able to lock up my rear tire before, under hard braking (braking both foot and hand brake). I don't let it skid for long, I immediately release and reapply the foot pedal, but it definitely does lock up. I have also locked up my FRONT wheel twice. Once was on a tar snake doing pract...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Thank you all.
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Thank you all.

Hand injuries are the worst. When I was 19, I broke my right hand pretty good on some drunken idiot's face, and once the braces came off weeks later, I had zero use of the right two fingers. I thought for sure I was never going to be able to use them again, but with the exercises they gave me to do,...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Paint code location
Replies: 9
Views: 148

Re: Paint code location

Goldwing paint codes: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=45364
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Better appreciation for what I ride
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Better appreciation for what I ride

Good for you! You got a taste of the greener grass on the other side of the fence, but got to hop back over that fence when you realized it wasn't as tasty as you thought! :)

Sometimes it just takes a little bit of perspective shift to get a fresh look at what you already have.
by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Failure!
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Failure!

While out riding today (and wasn't it a beautiful day to be out riding!) I felt something fall and hit my boot...and then it was gone. No idea what it was, and nothing seemed to be missing...until I got home and realized what it was: 2020-09-20 17.28.54.jpg The handle that operates my windshield ven...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel bearing question
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: Front wheel bearing question

Replacing the front wheel bearings. When fully seated I can not turn the inside of the bearing with my finger, its too tight. If I back of from fully seated (just ever so slightly) then of course I can turn it. There is no bur on the spacer between left and right and I used All Balls bearings. Posi...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer LED conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 90

Re: Trailer LED conversion

Most isolators are just boxes of relays. They don't care if they are switching incandescent bulbs, LEDs, or electric fans.
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My (latest) fail
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: My (latest) fail

I've had my camera mounted UNDER my front fairing (hanging there) using only VHB tape, for many years now. It's not gone anywhere. If you're worried, I'd: - First wipe the paint clean of wax with rubbing alcohol - Use some 3M adhesion promoter wipes on both the mounting point and the bracket before ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Emission Control System Storage Tank Maintenance
Replies: 5
Views: 153

Re: Emission Control System Storage Tank Maintenance

Whatever is in there in theory should get sucked up through the intake and go through the combustion process to be expelled out the exhaust. It's a crank case vent, it basically just recirculates the blow-by gases instead of venting them to atmosphere. Ever seen the smoke coming out of a pipe under...
by WingAdmin
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Rebuild Service for Gl1100
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Carb Rebuild Service for Gl1100

Joneszy wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:51 am
Here is a post from NGW. I had no dealings with Pete Boody but it sounds like he must have been a very special guy from the tributes. It appears that his family will be continuing a fine tradition.
Unfortunately, not...

Pistol Pete Shutdown
Pistol Pete Shutdown

by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hmm, this guy looks kind of familiar...
Replies: 4
Views: 204

Re: Hmm, this guy looks kind of familiar...

:D :D Combination of green screen, video wizardry, and riding around the block several times:

Green screen setup
Green screen setup

by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Carb Rebuild Service for Gl1100
Replies: 6
Views: 297

Re: Carb Rebuild Service for Gl1100

Overdog wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 3:33 pm
Pistol Pete passed away recently. Maybe his shop is still open....IDK
Oh wow, how did I not know that?

One of the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet. Here's a picture I took of him a few years back.

Pistol Pete
Pistol Pete

by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: gages
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: gages

If both the fuel and temperature gauges stop working and start working at the same time, it's likely the 7 volt regulator. If one works fine and other doesn't, it is NOT the 7 volt regulator at fault.