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by MSGT-R
Tue Jun 24, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GPS to Goldwing input device
Replies: 101
Views: 17132

Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

Mine had no sound because the factory setting for the intercom was zero volume.. :lol:

I can hear the "boop, boop, boop" of the key strokes now; Betty won't b*tch at me until I take her for a ride.
by MSGT-R
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GPS to Goldwing input device
Replies: 101
Views: 17132

Re: GPS to Goldwing input device

The 1100 was wrecked by a left turner (mid block) in a 40 mph zone two years ago last April. I had barely a split second to attempt a swerve to avoid a t-bone. It was a twisted total loss. I have nine screws in my left ankle, and lasting joint pain (range of motion) in my right shoulder and left kne...
by MSGT-R
Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:12 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GPS to Goldwing input device
Replies: 101
Views: 17132

Now installed in the F6B

Your device is now installed in an F6B, powering a Zumo-450. Kennedy Technologies is out of business (the last kit in our 2005, now gone) Bike MP3 wanted me to take pictures (? the guy owns an F6B..) I called Wing Stuff, no joy. I was referred to a wing specialist in Santa Ana, CA. Knew what I was t...
by MSGT-R
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: USA Sticker Map
Replies: 2
Views: 285

Re: USA Sticker Map

Wing Stuff. Its brass colored and comes with little rhinestones to put in the states visited. The whole thing is no bigger than a credit card.

Bigger sticker maps can be gotten from Camping World.
by MSGT-R
Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: removing gas tank/gl1100i,1982
Replies: 3
Views: 295

Re: removing gas tank/gl1100i,1982

High temperature (disc brake) wheel bearing grease with graphite additive. Available at any autoparts store. You can always stir in more powdered graphite if desired, but I've never had a failure with this stuff. 221147536.jpg I don't recall the tank on my '81 being so difficult to get out once all ...
by MSGT-R
Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:58 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Replacing your fuel pump
Replies: 15
Views: 15530

Re: Replacing your fuel pump

Great! Sorry for the delay, I was out.. There is a weep hole below the diaphram to let any gas go out, rather than collect in the area. It still can collect in the "neck", and eventually work it's way past an old or bad seal, but since there's no pressure in that area it wouldn't be much if any at a...
by MSGT-R
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Clarion Type-1 diagnosis
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Clarion Type-1 diagnosis

They sure can. I hand-delivered mine at Wing Ding and it's already done. They found that there was a cracked solder joint on the circuit board, and a faulty IC chip that wasn't letting FM broadcast in stereo.
by MSGT-R
Wed Jun 29, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Clarion Type-1 diagnosis
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Clarion Type-1 diagnosis

Another update: Made my DIN cable adapter for my IPOD and it works, but it needs a little more volume boost or I probably won't hear it above 40 mph. I got onto Amazon and bought an IPOD Amp - tiny thing - it's charging up on my computer via USB port now. $22.49 51nKnPzc73L._SL500_AA300_.jpg FiiO E5...
by MSGT-R
Thu Jun 23, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?
Replies: 20
Views: 4613

Re: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?

I had mine lowered using CB750 shocks (11" eye to eye vs. stock 13 3/16"), and I lowered the forks about 1". I even cut the side kickstand and re-welded it for the proper angle. I also removed the center stand, as it scraped going up ramps. My GL looked like this: DSC_0918.jpg Then, as I continued ...
by MSGT-R
Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?
Replies: 20
Views: 4613

Re: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?

Just get the shorter kick stand from the 83, it has smaller wheels.
by MSGT-R
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?
Replies: 20
Views: 4613

Re: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?

Yup, things will touch, and it won't be the peg feelers anymore. I lowered my V65 Magna 2" and lowered the seat. That bike was tall. Now at full lean I scrape the exhaust collector, not the peg feelers; potentially dangerous because pegs will give where other parts will not. Always try the seat first.
by MSGT-R
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Clarion Type-1 diagnosis
Replies: 21
Views: 1093

Re: Clarion Type-1 diagnosis

Resurecting.. I found that the rear speakers from a 1500 are a match for the failing speakers on the 1100. A little elongating of the mounting slots and you're in business! ... then my radio stopped working again :evil: I was setting the pre-sets and all the buttons went stupid!!! (damit). It wasn't...
by MSGT-R
Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:28 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?
Replies: 20
Views: 4613

Re: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?

thrasherg wrote:Have you thought about high heeled motorcycle boots? :D
Lord! :roll:
by MSGT-R
Wed Jun 15, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?
Replies: 20
Views: 4613

Re: Best way to lower my 78 GL1000?

Yup, much easier and cheaper to get a second seat - if you don't want to cut up yours - strip the cover off and go do some sculpting. I took a couple of inches off the couch and tapered the sides, then I took an extra piece of foam to move the back of the "bucket" area forward a little. I'm 5'1" wit...
by MSGT-R
Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cooling Vests
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Cooling Vests

I use one of those bandanas that have the little beads that swell up when you soak them. Works pretty good, it stays in contact with your jugular veins in your neck and keeps you cool... That and a Camelbak full of ice and Powerade! If it gets bad, I just do the wet tee shirt contest-thing and ride ...
by MSGT-R
Wed Jun 01, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cooling Vests
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Cooling Vests

by MSGT-R
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 449

Re: Goldwing 2012

I think I'd rather spend the extra money on upgrading my husband's 2005 before forking over cash for cosmetics I really don't like (neither does he).
by MSGT-R
Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:46 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81 gl1100 gas milage
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: 81 gl1100 gas milage

:lol: If you run 60-65 on a California freeway, you will have tire tracks up your backside in short order! I usually travel around 74 mph (fast enough not to be passed from behind), and I get 38-40 mpg. That will get me anwhere from 148-153 miles before fill up (nervous time) depending on terrain an...
by MSGT-R
Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: new old gl1100
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: new old gl1100

You have a Vetter Cycle Sound assembly in there. The Honda parts are drilled directly into the fairing assembly, and the radio (Clarion Type-I or II) is several pieces installed in the lower cavity. Very heavy and bulky. They were okay for their time, but not the greatest anymore. Sierra Electronics...
by MSGT-R
Sat Feb 26, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: new old gl1100
Replies: 15
Views: 357

Re: new old gl1100

Wow, that's a clean bike! You got a gem. Welcome to the clan.

Wobble: Check the fork oil level, tire pressure, and for any butt-sag in the rear (it should ride level). The addition of a Superbrace is always good.
by MSGT-R
Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing your system to LEDs for safety
Replies: 60
Views: 2509

Re: Changing your system to LEDs for safety

That's funny; who would have thought that two 30 year old bikes would end up being re-painted Imperial Jade Green? :lol: 2006\11\19\bikepics-727023-full.jpg That's my husband on it in this picture. We entered it in the John Force Holiday Car Show along with the VFR1200. I think the wing got more att...
by MSGT-R
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing your system to LEDs for safety
Replies: 60
Views: 2509

Re: Changing your system to LEDs for safety

Woa, I have a clone! :D
by MSGT-R
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Adapting Harley Mufflers
Replies: 28
Views: 1039

Re: Adapting Harley Mufflers

We're all interested. Believe it.
by MSGT-R
Mon Jan 31, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing your system to LEDs for safety
Replies: 60
Views: 2509

Re: Changing your system to LEDs for safety

You can get red LEDs or put red gel covers over regular bulbs. Either will shine red through the yellow lens. I did that with my KLR.
by MSGT-R
Mon Jan 31, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Changing your system to LEDs for safety
Replies: 60
Views: 2509

Re: Changing your system to LEDs for safety

Just leave the electronic flasher in there, it will work for both (your old one may have just picked this time to go dead). As for the light-out indicator, the LEDs don't draw enough power to fool it. The 1100 doesn't have this feature, or I'd know how to defeat it. * Someone with a 1200 can speak r...