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by themainviking
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: hondaline luggage keys
Replies: 25
Views: 1162

Re: hondaline luggage keys

The web site works fine for me here:

http://allmotorcyclekeys.com/

Edit: Yes, I see what you mean. The site works in some areas and not in others. The site links appear broken for makes and models. His top links still work.
by themainviking
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 922

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

NOVAwing, there is one test of your battery that you have not posted. Have you checked it after you have cranked a short time with a no start? That is the indicator of the health of your battery and is called a load test. It will show how well the battery holds the charge that it has. If it is in th...
by themainviking
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright
Replies: 51
Views: 4369

Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Just a bit off subject, but I can't believe the number of you guys that have dropped your bikes. My opinion - it may be wrong, but here it is. If you have never dropped a bike, then you either have not ridden enough, or have absolutely no spirit of adventure in how you ride. I ride aggressively, an...
by themainviking
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: At wits end . . . .

someone548 wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55 am

Woops, wrong thread. Teach me to post before I've had my coffee. Please disregard.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

This is most of the forum laughing "WITH YOU" over this....
by themainviking
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Regular or Premium
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Regular or Premium

I burnt that tank of premium out yesterday, and the fuel mileage was no different than regular has been all along. To me, that means, to pay for premium would be a huge waste of cash that could buy more regular.
by themainviking
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ultimate motorcycle seat
Replies: 5
Views: 194

Re: Ultimate motorcycle seat

Corbins are really hard, and Ultimates are well cushioned. Some people find the hard Corbin to be the be all and end all of seats, but I could not sit on one for any length of time. I love the Ultimate seat I put on my GL1800, but others have disliked them. They are very different seats and probably...
by themainviking
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 15
Views: 481

Re: At wits end . . . .

Hate to rail on this point, but the smoke came from somewhere, most likely the wires. Some digging and disassembly will likely be required. If not the wires, then an electrical component. The fuel filter for example would not have caused smoke to come from the bike. He did not mention any smoke. Di...
by themainviking
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Regular or Premium
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Regular or Premium

Yesterday, I was in a different town than where I live, and needed fuel. They were out of regular. They were selling premium for the regular price, so remembering this thread, I filled up. Riding home, I noticed absolutely no difference in the way the bike ran. That was for 35 miles. So - pay for pr...
by themainviking
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another noob on the forum...
Replies: 3
Views: 117

Re: Another noob on the forum...

It looks brand new and is beautiful. I am so envious when people find such nice old bikes and the paint is original. It shows they were cared for from the beginning. Welcome to the forum by the way, and congrats on your new to you wing.
by themainviking
Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Regular or Premium
Replies: 21
Views: 501

Re: Regular or Premium

I have used regular in my 2009 almost consistently since brand new and have not found other gasolines to provide any extra benefit. On occasion, when regular was not available, I have used medium grade, and got very slightly better mileage, but not enough to warrant the extra cost of the gas. I have...
by themainviking
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

Amazon Canada wants $125 and change for it..... yes, that is correct "One Hundred and Twenty Five Dollars" and change, plus taxes.

Amazon.com is $30
by themainviking
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

20% chance of rain means several things. 1) There is a 20% chance the spot you are standing on will get rained on. 2) 20% of the forecast area is going to get some rain. 3) People on motorcycles who are running through that country are giving themselves a higher chance of reaching one of those areas...
by themainviking
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trip coming up
Replies: 4
Views: 194

Re: Trip coming up

Actually September is the optimal time for motorcycle travel. Most of the summer storms (ie: Tornados) have calmed down, the bugs are gone, the heat is not oppressive, and as you mentioned, the children are back in school, so the parents are not hauling them to summer activities, so the roads are sa...
by themainviking
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 6
Views: 147

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

Keep in mind that some communities also have their own campgrounds. These can be a little tighter to get into, but usually possible. If you are destination riding, like going to a certain city for a certain time, these are within the downtown core or within walking distance of, and can be very handy...
by themainviking
Fri Jul 06, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: New to me 2006 GL1800
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: New to me 2006 GL1800

I use the 10W40. I have a 2009, and with 10W40, on colder mornings, the sprague clutch will not allow the starter to engage on first start of the day. This was discussed here on the forum, and it seemed that 2009 model years were the only year that was known to be affected by this. I continue to use...
by themainviking
Thu Jul 05, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB radio problem...
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: CB radio problem...

You need an SWR (Standing Wave Ratio) meter that will plug into your lead in just under the back seat, then you put your cb on channel 01 and key the mike to read the signal, then on channel 40 to do the same. Adjust the top part of the antenna to get as close to zero on the meter as you can get on ...
by themainviking
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Hello

Welcome Humblecarl. I see you have been here almost two years, but have only now decided to post. As you have discerned, posting is optional, but you will meet all sorts of new and interesting people if you join in. We are a pretty decent bunch, with no exceptions.
by themainviking
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:29 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Sloan
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Sloan

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:02 pm
Damn Viking that's one sharp sled. I have a 53 Pan but it's not quite that slick. Again I say daaamn. Good job. Beautiful. Old Harleys are in my blood.
Thank you kind sir.
by themainviking
Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:25 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Slow tick under or forward of fuel tank near instrument panel
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: Slow tick under or forward of fuel tank near instrument panel

GoldWingrGreg wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:31 am
When it is doing it, put your hand on each headlamp. Can you feel it ???

If so you will probably need a new headlamp adjustment motor.
W O W - Respect Greg
by themainviking
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Sloan
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: Sloan

I can remember as a preteen driving my mini bike to the local store and filling it up with money I got from selling soft drink bottles. It cost 12 cents to fill it up on empty and had a 1/2 gallon tank on the Briggs & Stratton motor. Could ride a long way on 12 cents. Dave I remember that. I was 15...
by themainviking
Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dusty Boots with DUSTY BOOTS
Replies: 3
Views: 197

Re: Dusty Boots with DUSTY BOOTS



Reasonable Facsimile
by themainviking
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: WING DING 2018.
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: WING DING 2018.

I went to Wing Ding the summer after I bought my Goldwing brand new, so it would have been summer 2011. It was before they moved them to a September time table and it was friggin Hot in Knoxville. That said, I enjoyed it thoroughly and think that everyone with a GL1800 should attend at least one Win...
by themainviking
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: TURNSIGNAL GOES OFF.
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: TURNSIGNAL GOES OFF.

Perhaps you are engaging it too early. If you engage it very far prior to your turn, it tends to cancel either before you actually turn, or just while you are doing so. Just before you are about to turn, you can reengage it and it will continue through most turns. This is with the GL1800, right? And...
by themainviking
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Is this the right oil?
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: Is this the right oil?

The ci-4 marking certifies that it is suitable for certain diesel engines. The certification you are looking for is JASO MA/MA2 which would indicate no friction modifiers in the oil. Other than that, oil is oil and synthetic oil is synthetic oil, till you move up to the brands that Wally World may n...
by themainviking
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 22
Views: 2534

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

romanfj wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:43 am
Excellent tutorial! Have you added it tot he How-To section?
You be askin' this Q of the site owner/admin?

Hawwwww, hahaha, that be tellin' him.