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by Viking
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Cleaning the rims.....
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Cleaning the rims.....

and really, they are not easy to clean on the bike - the rear anyway. The best way to clean them is to do it when you change tires and have the rims off the motorcycle, and then follow the above info.
by Viking
Mon Mar 30, 2020 5:37 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2015 Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: 2015 Questions

If your handlebars are too close, perhaps the only resolution is to get a seat that sets you back somewhat. This is a costly venture. Perhaps you can find someone down under that rebuilds stock seats to give a person more room.
by Viking
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Delay in getting new scoot.
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Delay in getting new scoot.

It is the people returning from outside the country who are our problem. They refuse to isolate. They have just shut down the Post Office here due to a returning traveler being found positive for the virus. They will spend the weekend (or as long as it takes) having Hazmatted cleaners clean the buil...
by Viking
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1800 windshield mechanism
Replies: 12
Views: 325

Re: Gl1800 windshield mechanism

Probably already known to you, but it has to go all the way to the top before it will go down. If this does not help, I got nothing else.
by Viking
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 26
Views: 662

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

There has been no change for me from winter's behaviours. I am still retired, and doing what I do all winter - as our riding season has not begun. Our governments are toughening up on the stay at home B.S. (only B.S. because I have been pretty much at home for five months now, so it really made no d...
by Viking
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pollen ... yuck
Replies: 3
Views: 125

Re: Pollen ... yuck

POLLEN???? We don nee no steenkin pollen. And we won't have any for a couple months yet, :lol:
by Viking
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shelter-In-Place? 3 weeks to work on the Beast, ,
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Shelter-In-Place? 3 weeks to work on the Beast, ,

We have our first arrest of a woman who tested positive for the Covid 19 virus in the Province of Quebec, who then refused to stay home, and travelled all over her town visiting and shopping. She was caught, and will be charged with public endangerment. I guess some of our police and politicians hav...
by Viking
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Fueling incident
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Fueling incident

I used to squeeze every drop of fuel I could into my cars. Then I ruined an evap canister and got an engine light. When I wanted to sell the car, I had to replace the canister, and that cost me quite a bit of money. The quickest way I have found for me to learn anything is for it to cost me money, L...
by Viking
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shelter-In-Place? 3 weeks to work on the Beast, ,
Replies: 13
Views: 520

Re: Shelter-In-Place? 3 weeks to work on the Beast, ,

I have to say that everyone I talk to or hear on the news is underestimating the length of time this may go on. China, who have the capability of truly enforcing social distancing (sheltering in place) is going on three months with this virus and cannot say they have it under control yet. If that ru...
by Viking
Sun Mar 15, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: MP3 player to replace cd changer
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: MP3 player to replace cd changer

I have the J&M branded one that replaces the CD player in the trunk. It has worked, although certainly not flawlessly, for about nine years now. If I hit some washboard, it will quit, and I have to stop, turn the bike off, reset the player and eject and reload the SD card. This has occasionally also...
by Viking
Thu Mar 12, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to Goldwings
Replies: 9
Views: 345

Re: New to Goldwings

Realizing that these two Goldwings are likely going to need some work, as they are 37 years old, they are still a pretty fine motorcycle. I rode Harleys for 47 years, till tendonitis cut me down to under a thousand miles a year. Then a friend talked me into a Goldwing. WOW is all I can say from then...
by Viking
Tue Mar 03, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Map Updates in Canada
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Map Updates in Canada

You may be able to get Garmin to sell to you if you have it shipped to a U.S. address. You can get one of these at any of the close border cities on the U.S. side, online, by requesting it. I have one in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan and one in Tonawanda, New York. They charge about $5 to receive the pa...
by Viking
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel removal to have a tire change
Replies: 20
Views: 667

Re: Front wheel removal to have a tire change

Hey, ease up guys. The OP has a 2003 bike. Maybe he does not have an owners manual. I thought we were here to help rather than to criticize.
by Viking
Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel removal to have a tire change
Replies: 20
Views: 667

Re: Front wheel removal to have a tire change

Basically, you would have to put the bike on center stand, and support the front of the engine in order to take the weight off the front wheel. Then remove the two parts of the fender, then the two brake calipers. Cut a couple of pieces of coat hanger or use short bungee cords to support the caliper...
by Viking
Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: TravLite Camper Set-Up
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: TravLite Camper Set-Up

It actually sleeps pretty good with a "Full Size" air bed on top of the dinette..... Yeah, that probably would have taken care of it, but that was when I was still ruff, tuff and hard to bluff (30 years ago). I actually pulled that TravLite with a Harley Softail Custom with a 21 inch front wheel. F...
by Viking
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: TravLite Camper Set-Up
Replies: 7
Views: 505

Re: TravLite Camper Set-Up

The first camper trailer I had was a TravLite. I kinda liked it, except for the sleeping arrangement. I have never been able to sleep well on a dinette, no matter if in a travel trailer or an ultralite camping trailer like the TravLite. The cushions are just not adequate. I have to agree though, the...
by Viking
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 1" swivel jawed clamp
Replies: 2
Views: 135

Re: 1" swivel jawed clamp

Where is the tool review. All I see is an advertisement. (sorry - hadda say it)(devil made me)
by Viking
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gremlin in lights
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Gremlin in lights

I feel bad for you, because this sounds like a grounding problem. It appears that sooner or later, we all will have it in a lessor or more so degree. I dread trying to track down a ground fault.
by Viking
Sat Feb 08, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oops, this one went way too far!
Replies: 6
Views: 391

Re: Oops, this one went way too far!

Good reminder. I probably do not check often enough, and I have to admit, I know better. I have had one rear blowout from when I was not checking enough, and that was 27 years ago. I usually watch my tires with an eye to what I am doing within the next three months, and if it doesn't look like the t...
by Viking
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Danger
Replies: 12
Views: 472

Re: Danger

When I was ten feet tall, immortal and bullet proof, and helmets were not even a thing, really (think 1964) I did not wear a helmet. I attained some maturity since then, spent 25 years in the army (where I learned that helmets really had the ability to save lives) retired and still rode throughout. ...
by Viking
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

I have a 1990 GW1500 with 120k on it . I use Moble 1 oil and every 3500 miles I take an oil sample . I change the oil filter every other sample as long as the oil comes back good.Of course changing the filter takes out the bad particles, and keeping an eye one the level helps the clutches. I use oi...
by Viking
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long distance trailering?
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Long distance trailering?

Plus one on deputydawg's thoughts. I totally agree. Tow it in an enclosed trailer. A GL1800 will just fit in a 5 X 8 V nose trailer, but not in a 5 X 8 that is not V nose. That is the smallest trailer you can do the job with. Better would be a 6 X 10. Always put a front wheel chock in and then stabi...
by Viking
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reviews on Dunlap Elite 4 tires
Replies: 23
Views: 4635

Re: Reviews on Dunlap Elite 4 tires

I put an E4 rear on last spring at start of ride season, but kept the E3 on the front as it looked pretty good, and was only a year old. In September 2019, I finally pulled the E3 and put on the new front E4 that I had waiting. The rear had about 8K miles on it by then and still looked good. I will ...
by Viking
Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

Okay, I read the guy's article and he is not wrong. His information is taken directly from Amsoil University and SAE literature, as was my Oil 101 blurb on another thread. He did make some inferrences that I would not make, but my take on oil has always been - if you change it when it needs changing...
by Viking
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 17
Views: 2115

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

As it is an extremely long and opinionated article, could you please paraphrase what you wished me to learn from it? Thanks.

The reason I ask this of you is - it is not so much what we do not know about something. It is more about what we know for sure that just ain't true.