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by Viking
Wed Oct 28, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Sintered Metal Brake Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 122

Re: Sintered Metal Brake Pads

I agree with tamathumper here. You will wear out your rotors a bunch quicker with sintered metal pads. Rotors are costly. You will not stop quicker, but you may lock up your brakes easier.
by Viking
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid....... Interested in people's opinions.
Replies: 9
Views: 171

Re: Covid....... Interested in people's opinions.

Pretty much just like the flu and flu vaccines. Gotta get em every year if at risk for a poor outcome, like age, diabetes, overweight, smoker, lots of other adverse conditions. Isolating helps till we get a vaccine that really works, and that could be another year to year and a half to happen. Proba...
by Viking
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Adding aux cable
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: Adding aux cable

Cyclemax also sells a shorter one, but want $32 for it:

https://www.cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl ... able/30352
by Viking
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: BIG DUMMY!!
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: BIG DUMMY!!

That is one of the first things we all check up here, as the jokers all think it is the best way to see if you are paying attention. Someone walks past your bike and flips the kill switch. If you cannot figure it out really quickly, it is the joke of the day. I have even seen people do this riding d...
by Viking
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: GOOD LORD!
Replies: 8
Views: 178

Re: GOOD LORD!

I use Opera for forums, and I don't see any ads either. I just brought this forum, GoldwingDocs, up on Internet Explorer, and see what you mean. Oh well, those ads are what keep this forum free for us, the members. Or help to, at least.
by Viking
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How and where do you store your riding gear?
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: How and where do you store your riding gear?

I use a spare bedroom as an office, and the closet in that room for "my" hanging clothing. My motorcycle gear is in my bedroom, taking up about a quarter of my "wife's" walk in, which is what I would be allotted if my hanging clothing were there. This bedroom is near the rear exit of the house, whic...
by Viking
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

When changing the oil or other such maintenance, and when changing a front tire. To change a rear tire, I lay the bike on it's right side. (on blankets of course). One oil change this year, so one time this year on the center stand. One time this year for a nap while a new rear tire went on.
by Viking
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 32
Views: 970

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

I have put about the same amount of miles on the bike that I normally do, however, it is all single day riding in my local area. There has been only one multi day trip. I have, however, ridden all the roads around my home that there are to the point that I can almost ride them with my eyes closed. L...
by Viking
Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: find your posts
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: find your posts

click on your username in your post.
by Viking
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Failure!
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Failure!

So, now, I guess, we will have to stop making jokes about parts falling off Harleys, huh?
by Viking
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: press the start button... then a click noise then a buzz sound
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: press the start button... then a click noise then a buzz sound

DenverWinger wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 8:18 pm
My bet would be corroded battery connection or a bad ground on batt Neg lead.
Or the battery is on its way out. Or the charging system is being intermittent and did not correctly charge on your trip away, but did on your trip home. Electrical gremlins is at work.
by Viking
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Tires

IIRC I got over 15,000 miles on the rear Dunlop Elite 4, and the front is still on there with plenty of tread left. That was across the country and back twice, plus lots of local riding. As I have been known to suggest, either you have much better roads in the U.S. of A. than we do in your underpop...
by Viking
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Tires

Glad to hear you shared that experience, I thought I was being extremely negligent somehow by not noticing how worn the tires were, but I could have sworn I had checked them not that long before and they still had tread left. The best mileage I have gotten out of tires on this Goldwing GL1800 has b...
by Viking
Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Tires

I just replaced an Elite 4 that had the cords showing. I had been keeping a real good eye on it, and from still okay to thread showing took about 200 miles. What this told me is that Elite 4, for sure, wear faster at the end of their life. These tires have really weird wear bars within the tread pat...
by Viking
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Radio
Replies: 21
Views: 865

Re: CB Radio

Start by turning the squelch down. The way it should work is that you turn it down until it makes horrible sounds, then turn it up just until they stop. Once that point is reached, transmissions in your area, on the channel you are on, should be heard.
by Viking
Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Kz toy hauler parts wanted
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Kz toy hauler parts wanted

https://www.kz-rv.com/toy-haulers.html KZ RV, Inc., a subsidiary of Thor Industries, Inc., is headquartered in Shipshewana, Indiana, and was founded in 1972 on the principles of quality, fairness, courtesy and integrity. Today, KZ produces several widely-recognized brands of towable recreational veh...
by Viking
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 660
Views: 39372

Re: What's Happening Today?

brettchallenger wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:35 pm
Blue is snow, green is rain. For a closer look at just Colorado, click on it.
Sorry!! Getting old, managed to read Colorado as Canada. Tiny phone screen didn't help.
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Viking
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 660
Views: 39372

Re: What's Happening Today?

look at the weather there Just have, it looks fine. https://weather.gc.ca/canada_e.html Where is he? I think this might be a better weather map to see what is happening in Colorado. Lots of snow over the past three days, and still some now, 10 Sep 2020. https://www.wunderground.com/maps/radar/curre...
by Viking
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle transport
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Motorcycle transport

Depending on if you actually live in certain burroughs of New York, Haulbikes may not service your area, and so, you could need to ride the bike to an alternate location for pickup. Read up on their web site to determine if this applies to you. Then contact them. They can and will help you.
by Viking
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: IS LOUD CLUTCH SOUND NORMAL ???
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: IS LOUD CLUTCH SOUND NORMAL ???

Ensure that the oil is for motorcycles with wet clutch, JASO MA/MA2 certified. Then if you want normal oil, go with Honda's GL4. If you want synthetic, then Amsoil 10W40 Metric, Mobil 1 10W40 Motorcycle oil, or Shell T-6 100% Synthetic for motorcycles in a 10W40. I have used all three of these in my...
by Viking
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GPS Route color faded
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: GPS Route color faded

I dunno what the problem might be, but if it was me, I think the first thing I would do is disconnect the battery for fifteen minutes or so. This should reset all electrical glitches. I would do this by disconnecting the negative terminal. Then fifteen or so minutes later, I would reconnect, ensure ...
by Viking
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: squishy sound while bleeding the clutch
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: squishy sound while bleeding the clutch

Make absolutely sure that your engine has enough oil in it or one of the problems will be a burnt out clutch. Your clutch works with the same oil as your engine. You can not operate either one of them safely if you do not have oil in the engine, and that means enough oil to the level required on the...
by Viking
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: MEXICAN V THUNDER
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: MEXICAN V THUNDER

maybe save and print this pic...