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by themainviking
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: F6B Heal Toe Shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: F6B Heal Toe Shifter

The high highway boards are okay if you like them. The big floorboards get in the way of putting your legs down at stops. If they do not bother you, keep em. I needed to lift them with my boot so I could get to the ground, but I have a 30 inch inseam, so legs are not real long. Lifting them with my ...
by themainviking
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: F6B Heal Toe Shifter
Replies: 4
Views: 46

Re: F6B Heal Toe Shifter

Does the bike also have floorboards? Those can also be a problem unless a person has very long legs. A friend of mine gave those a try, and passed them on to me. I gave them a try, but they then ended up in my pass on pile, along with the heel/toe shifter, which on a GL1800 is not the smoothest shif...
by themainviking
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 21
Views: 3388

Re: Dropped bolt

redial wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:41 am
Why is it that the 10mm wrench is the one that always goes for a wander? All through this posting it is always the 10mm that goes walkabout.
Because it is small and cute and sometimes shiny and you only have two.
by themainviking
Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Filter isn't flush with mount
Replies: 4
Views: 76

Re: Oil Filter isn't flush with mount

The one I would most definitely NOT DO is number 2. An oil filter wrench and tightening that sucker up will ruin it in all probablility. Just leave it alone if it is not leaking, and enjoy your trip. I agree with Jim. Keep an eye on it tho, cause none of us knows how tight hand tightened is for you....
by themainviking
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: hondaline luggage keys
Replies: 25
Views: 1187

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: 933

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: 4376

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: 492

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: 517

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: 202

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: 492

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: 517

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: 122

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: 517

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: 92

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: 293

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: 5
Views: 202

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: 149

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: 195

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: 113

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: 127

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: 213

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: 217

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: 213

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: 201

Re: Dusty Boots with DUSTY BOOTS



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