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by WingAdmin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

I saw some videos made on the track in Britain several years ago to do with controlling this death wobble. Tank slappers is what they were called in the videos. The way to get through it, believe it or not, is to put weight on the FRONT of the bike, as in lean forward and get some weight up there. ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive Suspension
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: Progressive Suspension

You got it. Chad apparently needs some training. The 416 you mentioned is the correct part number for all GL1500's.
by WingAdmin
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 493
Views: 46719

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

Most of the rural crossings here don't have stop signs. They just have a crossing sign which isn't the same as a stop sign. In fact I can't remember seeing a crossing with an actual stop sign. There was one just a few miles away from here up until last year, when they replaced it with a set of ligh...
by WingAdmin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

Re: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection

One thing not talked about is where did you tuck the two Power Regulator Modules for the headlight bulbs? They are large and I did not see a way to mount then behind the headlight in the headlight well. If you passed them through the hole in the fairing behind the headlight assembly, what did you a...
by WingAdmin
Fri Aug 17, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Adding pictures to your message
Replies: 123
Views: 460321

Re: Adding pictures to your message

Every time i try to post a pic i get this; After much messing about i found that i have to open my pics in "Paint", reduce them by 50% and save it in a PNG format. This for me is much messing about and the main reason that i do not post on this Great site. But i would like to :( Peter. If you're ge...
by WingAdmin
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 30
Views: 3159

Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

Old Butt wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:37 pm
Cool trick. What kind of straps are those?
They look just like mine: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N9KBNOT/?t ... ingdocs-20
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 21
Views: 1919

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

The only real load on that thing is compressive, and there are plenty of 3D print media available that are strong enough to take that and any lateral pressure from the bike rocking. The puck I carry now looks like it's only made of ABS as it is. https://airwolf3d.com/2017/07/24/strongest-3d-printer...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: cell phone
Replies: 4
Views: 250

Re: cell phone

Metal Mangler wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:07 pm
Will using the plug in left fairing pocket allow you to talk? I know you can use it to play music but I didn't think you could talk. Also the phones are so large now mine will not fit any more.
No, it's a listen only - you can play music from the phone, but not use it to talk on.
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 spits up
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: 1800 spits up

Is the coolant reservoir overfilled?

Has the reservoir ever been removed, or the tubes to it disconnected?
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Headlight failure at night

I desoldered all of the pins from the modulator, then cleaned the board up under a stereo microscope, to check for bridges and breaks. I scraped some of the solder screen off a couple traces, and soldered wires directly to them. The modulator actually only touches two wires in the connector: It inte...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 21
Views: 1919

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

Seems like an opportunity for someone with a 3D printer... As long as it prints aluminum. :) This thing is CNC milled out of a solid chunk of aluminum. You'd have trouble getting a plastic one strong enough to hold up the bike on soft ground. And 3D printers that print aluminum...well, they cost mo...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Taming the 2018 Wild Wing
Replies: 2
Views: 1106

Re: Taming the 2018 Wild Wing

In the online "newsletter" published today by this site, I was given attribution for the clutch initialization video. That attribution is completely incorrect. I simply provided a link to a video uploaded by an individual only identified as "FredH" on youtube and other forums. While I DID perform t...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection
Replies: 9
Views: 2128

Re: LED Headlight Comparison: SoCalMotoGear vs Electrical Connection

Hi, as I`m still on H4 I would like to turn over to the LED. So for me it is also the Point of interest where I can get the EC LED and do I need some Adapter. Thanks from Germany Roland No adapter is needed, they will plug right in place of the old bulbs. I will write up a review showing the instal...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 21
Views: 1919

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

I gave this sidestand a good test today. We've had lots of torrential storms this past week, so the ground was not all that hard. I was out at a flea market, and parked my bike for a couple hours out on the grass. When I came back, the sidestand the the Rivco pad on it had made only the very slight...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: floor boards on a honda goldwing
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

DaveO430 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:15 am
I also had an 1100 with boards and H/T shifter, hated them. Would drag on any curve and they kept my shins bruised.
I forgot about that, yes, my shins were permanently, painfully bruised when I had my 1100 with floorboards.
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

If it was a small plug in electric commuter bike maybe but a touring bike, a big fat NO. It just adds too much weight and you would probably never recover the extra cost in fuel savings. I did the math a few years back on a hybrid accord and a regular 4 cyl accord similarly equipped. It would take ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Headlight failure at night

It is 99.9% of the time owner add ons that cause electrical issues other than the self inflicted. :) True...which is why, when I was riding home after it flickered and failed, I was blaming my noise-killing circuit for the problem, assuming something I had built had failed. But that turned out not ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone rebuild 1100 carbs for profit?
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Does anyone rebuild 1100 carbs for profit?

Pistol Pete does them, using Randakk kits and parts. Your carb will come back better than it was new from the factory. He's one of the best Goldwing carb rebuilders out there - it's pretty much all they do.

http://www.oldwings.com/services.html
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: floor boards on a honda goldwing
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: floor boards on a honda goldwing

Hi everyone, first time posting for me, What is the opinion on floor boards on a honda goldwing . I really like the looks of them and was thinking of buying them Pros and cons? Thanks Tom I hate them. I suffered through them on my GL1100 - they were constantly dragging on the ground, and necessitat...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Has your Wing ever left you near stranded....
Replies: 196
Views: 13236

Re: Has your Wing ever left you near stranded....

Last week I was about 6 miles in to a 20 mile trip to my chiropractor. I’m on a 1982 GL1100 Aspencade. I’m coming out of a small town, and begin to accelerate as the speed limit increases. Throttle cable snapped. I coast to the shoulder and think for a minute. It crosses my mind that the choke incr...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

They actually announced five different bikes: A heavy "adventure bike": pan-america-1533062346.jpg A new "Custom": custom-1533062416.jpg What they aim as a competitor to the crotch rockets: streetfighter-1533062688.jpg And the new electric bike: livewire-1533062015.jpg You have to give it to them - ...
by WingAdmin
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1862

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Big Blue UK wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:40 am
I can just imagine myself over there, 3,000 - 5,000 mile rides.
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Over here, a thousand miles is a good day's ride. :)
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 Goldwing Motorcycle of the year
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: 2018 Goldwing Motorcycle of the year


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by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Man, what a noise!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Man, what a noise!!!

Any news? How did you make out with your transmission fix?
by WingAdmin
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight failure at night
Replies: 15
Views: 405

Re: Headlight failure at night

I wonder how much current was going through it to get it hot enough to do that. It wasn't melted, it was mechanical failure. Heat won't cause those hole-throughs to come out of the board, the only thing that can do that is movement and vibration. I know the engineer over at Kisan, if he wants it, I...