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by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: radio
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: radio

is there any where you can buy a oem radio for my 1997 GL1500a If Honda still sells them new (doubtful) you aren't going to want to pay the price, which was around $900 the last time I looked. You can find them used on eBay for around $450 or so - search for the part number, which is: 39100-MT8-771...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3754

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

We've had people posting pictures and videos and such on both this thread as well as the original announcement thread, so I'm going to move all the pictures/reports/videos into the other thread, and lock this one so nobody misses anything.
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires
Replies: 7
Views: 162

Re: 2000 GL1500 SE & issue with hose for compressor to fill tires

All that said, I carry with me a miniature 12 volt air compressor for emergency tire refills. I can buy one of those for $30 or so, compared to the very high price of replacing the on-board compressor should it burn out. I use the on-board compressor for adjusting shocks only.
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rain shut down my bike.
Replies: 2
Views: 58

Re: Rain shut down my bike.

Clean out the plug well drains as mentioned, and I would then start the bike up at night, then take a mister filled with water and start spraying in and around the engine - particularly the coils and spark plug wires. If you have a crack in a coil or plug wire, you'll start seeing sparks at the loca...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 randomly stalling
Replies: 6
Views: 125

Re: GL1000 randomly stalling

I recently started driving my GL1000 after it has been standing for over 10 years. I rebuild the carbs and synchronized them and the bike starts and runs fine. However sometimes when the engine is at operating temperature the bike stalls when I stop for a traffic light. I have to keep the throttle ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Electrical Connection LED Headlight
Replies: 43
Views: 2736

Re: Electrical Connection LED Headlight

After having had the pleasure of being on a couple of rides with Scott during the 2nd Annual Gathering, I can strongly attest that his current lights are very bright, but for some reason not offensively so. If you crouch down to where the lights actually focus their beams, you would find that they ...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gorilla Glue
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Gorilla Glue

You can sand it down if it expands out farther than you wanted.

You can also sand it (carefully) off your skin if you were not so careful in applying it.
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cleaning out old wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Cleaning out old wiring

Found many wires that dead ended, not connected to anything. A previous owner had Ring of Fire and saddle bag side lights hooked up to a handle bar mounted switch. Most of the switches were bad, so it looks like the solution was to start trying to run separate circuits...what a mess. All these wire...
by WingAdmin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500,89
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: GL 1500,89

The consumption of my bike is 5.0-6.5 lt/100km, according to the last 2 year records. I've never gotten that kind of mileage! 5.0 l/100km works out to 56 mpg, 6.5 l/100km is 44 mpg. I get 40-45 mpg, which is from 6.3 to 7.0 l/100 km. Wingadmin I think your lt/100km calculation is not correct. 35mpg...
by WingAdmin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedo Down
Replies: 16
Views: 391

Re: Speedo Down

Someone did it for the 1200 already: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=30864
by WingAdmin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 16
Views: 2179

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

Great review, very appropriate topic!!! Regarding the "I wouldn't mind if it was a bit darker" comment, , , will the Arai and HJC allow the deployment of the internal sunshade to combine BOTH sun/UV blocking features??? My HJC IS-Max2 internal shade rides just above my nose and curves like a pair o...
by WingAdmin
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

If that thing has real pulse jets, it has to be louder than hell. Been looking up stuff, Jim Bede never actually used pulse jets, although he did use conventional jet engines. I think "Pulse" was just a name. I think the helicopters with jets on the rotor tips actually used ram jets, not pulse jets...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

Oh, looks like he's re-listed it, for the bargain price of $20,000:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Other-Mak ... 2924211670
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 222

Pulse Jet Autocycle

Made from a GL1200, looks like he didn't get the price he was looking for, it got bid up to only $8900!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1989-Other-Mak ... 2924211670










by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: How much choke do you give your goldwing ...
Replies: 18
Views: 306

Re: How much choke do you give your goldwing ...

You can tighten it so it will stay on when you pull it out. See this topic: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=14483
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500,89
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: GL 1500,89

Erdeniz Umman wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:07 pm
The consumption of my bike is 5.0-6.5 lt/100km, according to the last 2 year records.
I've never gotten that kind of mileage! 5.0 l/100km works out to 56 mpg, 6.5 l/100km is 44 mpg.

I get 40-45 mpg, which is from 6.3 to 7.0 l/100 km.
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Light coming on with full tank
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Fuel Light coming on with full tank

So just got my GL1200 on the road after it has been sitting for over five years outside from the PO. I did a complete service on the bike and its up and running well. I am enjoying it. The issues I was having while I took it for its test ride was the fuel light was flashing on and off intermittentl...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aux input for the cassette deck ??? HELP!
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Aux input for the cassette deck ??? HELP!

It depends on how the aux circuit is incorporated. On my radio, I intercepted the preamp lines, and ran them through a relay. I can choose either the radio/tape audio, or my audio, depending on the relay. This relay is then switched using a switch (or in my case, an electronic controller that I buil...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: winter storage
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: winter storage

Unless you have water precipitated out of the fuel, you should be OK putting a good stabilizer in it (I use Marine Sta-Bil, the green stuff, and double the dose) and leaving the fuel in it. Do run the engine with the petcock turned off until it quits, so you don't leave fuel to evaporate in the carb...
by WingAdmin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gorilla Glue
Replies: 9
Views: 287

Re: Gorilla Glue

It definitely needs water to activate. It foams up to fill any voids, and puts out a bit of heat as it cures. But it is incredibly strong, an excellent bond.
by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RockportFulton Hummerbird Festival
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: RockportFulton Hummerbird Festival

Never seen so many at one feeder! Their hunger must have overcome their fighting instinct. They are vicious little things! I love watching them dive bomb each other when one dares to go too near to what another decides is "his territory."
by WingAdmin
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 139
Views: 8914

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

I left the hotel at 9:20, and saw detdrbuzzard (William) packing his bike up getting ready to ride. I decided...hey, 555 is right along my route, why not ride it from bottom to top? So that's just what I did. I hopped onto it and rode the length of it, which took almost exactly two hours. 2018-09-16...
by WingAdmin
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 139
Views: 8914

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

Some more pictures from today's ride:

Getting ready to leave
Getting ready to leave






Stopping for a rest
Stopping for a rest





by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 139
Views: 8914

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

Today's ride was hot but great - we did the triple nickel (555) / Muskie Bucket ride. A very hot lunch, and fun was had by all: 2018-09-14 08.48.33.jpg 2018-09-14 08.48.53.jpg 2018-09-14 10.33.05.jpg 2018-09-14 11.38.09-1.jpg 2018-09-14 11.38.34.jpg 2018-09-14 11.40.44.jpg 2018-09-14 12.19.47.jpg 20...
by WingAdmin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does This Look Familiar
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Does This Look Familiar

Definitely part of a body part grommet. Have a look at whatever body parts you took off and just put back on.