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by 1grouch2u
Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Is Victor~Reinz Good Head Gasket?
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Is Victor~Reinz Good Head Gasket?

Oh? -Well I'm glad to hear it! -'cause that's what I'm about to get then! :) (They're even cheaper if you wait for them to make it over from China on sea turtle, but weather is too perfect to wait that long!)
by 1grouch2u
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Lots of work for 3 worn dog ears!
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Lots of work for 3 worn dog ears!

That's really nice! :)
by 1grouch2u
Sat Oct 04, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Is Victor~Reinz Good Head Gasket?
Replies: 11
Views: 365

Re: Is Victor~Reinz Good Head Gasket?

Head gasket (Mother Honda) still hanging in there. Just got around to replacing my old leaky fuel pump, now I've got to get a front master cylinder (oh joy oh bliss) -Rustoleum High-Heat paint holding up great- hope this glorious weather holds up a little longer (before something else goes hay wire)...
by 1grouch2u
Tue Sep 02, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 298
Views: 23535

Re: Average age ?

I just turned 51 last month (Aug. 14) Have had my '76 Goldwing since 2008- but riding since I was 13~14 or thereabouts. 8-)
by 1grouch2u
Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding next to tractor trailers
Replies: 89
Views: 7371

Re: Riding next to tractor trailers

I first heard about 'road gators' from an old hardtail/girder -no front brake riding old biker when I was just a kid/wannabee- but I guess his story was pretty well done traditional spoken lore sitting around drinking beer style, because from that moment (almost 40 years ago!) I've always been on th...
by 1grouch2u
Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Has your Wing ever left you near stranded....
Replies: 198
Views: 13690

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

Hi Virgil~ Man, my old bike has stopped working on me more times than I can remember, but she's old and sat up for years- I used to carry a pretty good amount of tools in an old camera bag bungee'd down behind the seat. I've had to stop on the side of the road and blow out the fuel lines and change ...
by 1grouch2u
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12564

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

Yeah, that's the guy! 'Hercules' -by Global Vision 8-)
by 1grouch2u
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12564

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

Here's a link to these shades- http://store.bikerornot.com/products/He ... ign=073114 -they're really great!
by 1grouch2u
Wed Jul 30, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel 'Spyder' Hard Going In/Out
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Rear Wheel 'Spyder' Hard Going In/Out

-The doctor upped my time on the dialysis machine from 3 1/4 hrs. to 4 hrs. today, and I think I can already tell an improvement. :) -Hopefully I'll get to feeling better and duck in a little more often. I've been feeling really crappy- 3 yrs. ago my kidneys still did part of their job, but now toas...
by 1grouch2u
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12564

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

I did some digging and found what I think are the glasses I've been wearing the past few years (the ones that survived being run over by the forklift...) I originally saw them in a spam from 'BikerOrNot.com -like I said YEARS ago!- and I'm pretty sure this is them : http://store.bikerornot.com/produ...
by 1grouch2u
Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:43 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel 'Spyder' Hard Going In/Out
Replies: 13
Views: 465

Re: Rear Wheel 'Spyder' Hard Going In/Out

Just an update~
Camper, yeah, it must've been paranoia on my part- I've been running it this long with that setup and everything seems just fine. Thanks again for the input! 8-)
by 1grouch2u
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Warm weather
Replies: 829
Views: 19637

Re: Warm weather

Roadwanderer2, did you ever find out-
The drain holes are through the heads themselves. Get the wires and plugs out of your way and run a piece of wire through there occasionally to make sure they're clear...

95deg today here in Texas, rain tomorrow...
by 1grouch2u
Tue Jul 01, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses
Replies: 48
Views: 12564

Re: The Best (and cheapest) Riding Sunglasses

And all this time I thought it was my wife that was the crazy one! -A friend of ours left a pair of safety glasses that he got from Home Depot at the house, and she just fell in love with them! -They're still her favorite sunglasses. For the longest time whenever our friend would come over to visit ...
by 1grouch2u
Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:38 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer Stopped Working
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Re: Tachometer Stopped Working

My fuel float/sending unit has been corroded away since I got the bike (I wouldn't know how to act with a gas gauge on a bike anyway... that's what 'reserve' is for, isn't it?) -The temp gauge worked briefly when I got it, but at some point maybe when I tried hooking up the wires to the gauge (gas) ...
by 1grouch2u
Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:19 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Tachometer Stopped Working
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Tachometer Stopped Working

Dang it! -Now I think I may have had this happen before (but I can't remember...) The other day, out of the blue, my tach when I started the engine would go to about 2k and no higher (and pretty much stay there a while when I turned it off...) I guess the cable is fine or it wouldn't move at all- wh...
by 1grouch2u
Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:48 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 - fitting the Vetter Fairing
Replies: 30
Views: 1986

Re: GL1000 - fitting the Vetter Fairing

Boy I was just looking at that and thinking "that would sure be good looking if you took the white/blue paint scheme from the fairing and did the rest of the bike like that!" -Mine is just solid blue, but wouldn't that be purty in white with the blue trim? -I sure think so! (maybe too much like a fu...
by 1grouch2u
Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:07 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leaking from weep hole under water pump
Replies: 24
Views: 3054

Re: Oil leaking from weep hole under water pump

Or use a small chisel and a decent hammer. Usually busts 'em right loose, then you end up with a slot where you can use a regular screwdriver the rest of the way out. Yeah it means you'll have to replace the screws but then you'll have an excuse to go back with some allen-head screws that are easier...
by 1grouch2u
Thu Aug 08, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant Pipe Leak
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: Coolant Pipe Leak

Just went through this situation w/ my '78. The Honda OEM o-rings are 25.9 x 2.3mm. They were way too big for my tubes; rolled right over the "lip" that is supposed to hold them in place. After ruining 2 rings & realizing they were definitely too big. Honda had nothing else that fit. Ended up at a ...
by 1grouch2u
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: cool down time
Replies: 6
Views: 226

Re: cool down time

All I've got right now is a pretty cheap-o cover I got off eBay- if it's not hooked under the bike it'll take off like a weather balloon in the wind!- but I've quit worrying about putting it on the bike when it's hot. both the motor and the pipes have something that keep the cover away from the hot ...
by 1grouch2u
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires
Replies: 186
Views: 74359

Re: How to install Dyna Beads in your tires

There are charts for them on the eBay sites that sell 'em. -And having too much is better than not enough, so don't be afraid to go heavy with them- correct me if I'm wrong, but seems to be the case. 8-)
by 1grouch2u
Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Yeah, you can always put on more clothes to stay warmer, but removing becomes a major saftey (and in my case decency) issue. It was over 100 here in Bonham today, and Tuesday I have to ride to Sherman- normally would be a nice ride but my right wrist has atrophied and I've been quite ill so along wi...
by 1grouch2u
Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists
Replies: 18
Views: 600

Re: Perfect Accessory for Geriatric Cyclists

Really? -Hi guys (you're all nutz...) Just dropped in to say hi, and get in on the drawing. I need somebodies old seat for my '76 when you get tired of it taking up space in your garage- mine's trashed- pan, cover, foam and all- but it is so-o-o-o comfortable! Like worn out jeans or something. Good ...
by 1grouch2u
Fri May 03, 2013 11:20 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil?
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Fork Oil?

Agree with Fred. ATF Type F contains no friction modifiers which can cause fork seals to wear prematurely. Honda has always recommended ATF for front forks because, 1. it has the correct weight and, 2. it's available world-wide. (ATF Type F does not have 'different weights' as mentioned above.) ATF...
by 1grouch2u
Thu May 02, 2013 11:41 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil?
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Fork Oil?

Your on the right track grouch, type F was back in the day. Make sure it is new or dry and not moisture laden. Yeah, thanks Fred, it's a brand-new can. I remember back in the day when you'd install a 'shift-kit' in an old Turbo 350 or Turbo 400 that they (B&M anyway) would recommend you go back wit...
by 1grouch2u
Thu May 02, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil?
Replies: 19
Views: 1061

Re: Fork Oil?

Use care with ATF as Honda specified ATF back in the day when there was only one kind. The new updates have different properties that Honda did not validate. If you cannot find plain Jane ATF, then Fork Oil is a better consideration. Yeah, 'Type-F' should be about as "plain Jane" as it comes. The s...