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by MasterDaniel904
Wed May 01, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3115

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Just bought the last one. Dan at Universal says he's getting another tire shipment in the middle of June and MIGHT have a few more in there. He sold the 31 he received two weeks ago!
by MasterDaniel904
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Quick Connect
Replies: 23
Views: 1585

Re: Helmet Quick Connect

I've used the Echo for years. I put the fixed end metal U clip through the opening in the strap loop where the d-rings are located and left the d-rings in place. I can then still use them to hang the helmet. I've had two slip-and-slide accidents, at low speed mind you, due to lovely NM sand and grav...
by MasterDaniel904
Wed Aug 01, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 41
Views: 3812

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

Can`t find the gl15013 on amazon. Cyclemax lists it for $29 plus shipping.
by MasterDaniel904
Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 7923

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I've been using the Dyna beads for many years. I went online and bought a 24oz bag (I think) at a big quantity discount, and using a kitchen scale and a bag full of old 35mm film cans, portioned them out. I found a dealer who would pull my tire off the rim and roll it over to me to scoop out the old...
by MasterDaniel904
Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Do you look thru
Replies: 29
Views: 1835

Re: Do you look thru

At 6' 2" I've always looked over. With the OEM I almost have to lay on the tank to see through (which I have done in bad rain, and sleet storms in Chicago). Out here in New Mexico the extra air flow across the face and helmet are absolutely necessary on days when the thermometer on the dash shows te...
by MasterDaniel904
Sat May 12, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 cruise engage lag
Replies: 43
Views: 12383

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Could this adjustment be so out of whack as to keep the cruise from engaging at all? Unlikely. This unit, if that far out of wack, would either rev the engine to bursting, or prevent any change to the rpm. Sounds like you have a problem with one of the four auto disconnect switches. The two in the ...
by MasterDaniel904
Thu May 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 cruise engage lag
Replies: 43
Views: 12383

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Hey Jeff, You are exactly correct. I just did this process on my '96 A and found exactly what you did. So... Start your engine and let it warm up. Make sure the choke is off and you are idling at normal rpm. Loosen the nut. Turn it out about an inch. Then start turning the threaded shaft. I had to t...
by MasterDaniel904
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 85
Views: 7355

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

Less storage = Less (zero) interest. I ride my GL1500 everywhere, but mostly to work. I'm a handyman. I carry a full tool bag in the right saddlebag, emergency gear in the left and the trunk holds job specific tools and materials, and I STILL put things on the rear seat, or on the trailer I tow. Did...
by MasterDaniel904
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hot does it have to be before you won't ride?
Replies: 31
Views: 1997

Re: How hot does it have to be before you won't ride?

Was buzzing around southern New Mexico last week and posted a photo of my bike thermometer showing the temperature (on the dash) IMG_20170605_143915874_HDRa.jpg at 156 F to my daughter in Minneapolis. She asked me why I choose to live in hell. It was actually only about 106 F air temp. Spent an hour...
by MasterDaniel904
Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change interval
Replies: 41
Views: 8350

Re: Oil change interval

Actually, as I read back on these posts, we are all really pretty close in when we change our oil IF you look at where the poster is from! I was reading 8k as 8000 MILES and thought that excessive wear, but 8000 KM is 5000 miles and not that far off. So when I say I change at 2.5k miles, no more tha...
by MasterDaniel904
Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change interval
Replies: 41
Views: 8350

Re: Oil change interval

I live in the high desert and the local riders around here told me to use 15W-50. We get 100 degree days starting in March and through to November! Mobil1 synthetic is available in the local Walmart in 5 gallon jugs for a bit over $25. I use a filter from O'Reilley's for another $13. For this $40 in...
by MasterDaniel904
Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your clutch lever bushing
Replies: 35
Views: 14262

Re: How to replace your clutch lever bushing

Every other year is probably excessive. Took almost 120,000 miles and over 10 years of year 'round riding for mine to wear noticeably. Honda may have its issues, but generally ridiculous wear (except for the shift lever seal!) is not one of them.
by MasterDaniel904
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Whirr when leaning
Replies: 17
Views: 2527

Re: Whirr when leaning

As for what tires (tyres?) to use, there are several posts already debating everyone's choice and reasons. I'm sure our fearless leader can direct you to those! Or try a search for "What tires to use?" and see where you end up, you might find answers to questions you don't even have yet! This is an ...
by MasterDaniel904
Tue Aug 16, 2016 10:15 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your front forks
Replies: 45
Views: 50006

Re: How to rebuild your front forks

For me, like some of the other chaps here, it was obvious fork oil leakage at the seal that prompted the repair. Which means it should have been done sooner!
by MasterDaniel904
Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Protective Clothing
Replies: 44
Views: 3161

Re: Protective Clothing

As I've mentioned in other posts, I've eaten my share of gravel over the past 30 odd years of riding. I've ridden in snow, sleet, driving rain, 40 mph winds, and once in a combination of all of them! Except for a helmet 95% of the time, I dress for the WEATHER. I've worn jeans almost exclusively, JC...
by MasterDaniel904
Fri May 13, 2016 10:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 and Bridgestone Exedra tyre pressures
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: GL 1500 and Bridgestone Exedra tyre pressures

(chuckle) I know I might take some garbage from the crowd about it, but I've never understood spending $15 or $20k for something you are going to use three months out of the year on weekends. "Baby" has been a work bike from day one. The first half as a commuter bike in Chicago and the suburbs (yes,...
by MasterDaniel904
Fri May 13, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 and Bridgestone Exedra tyre pressures
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: GL 1500 and Bridgestone Exedra tyre pressures

Generally I run 42lbs on the rear tire and 40 on the front. I generally get 9 to 10k miles on the rear tire, and closer to 15k on the front. I'm not an extreme rider, but I am a daily rider. Notice that I am in the high desert out here and road temperatures are very high in general in the summer! I'...
by MasterDaniel904
Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bridgestone Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Bridgestone Tires

I could tell you why on a car, but on a motorcycle, the closest thing would be one of the forks is riding stiffer than the other would be my guess, or both are slightly bent, maybe from an accident. Easy enough to check that with a straight edge. If the fork springs are still factory original, it wo...
by MasterDaniel904
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bridgestone Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Bridgestone Tires

Finally found the time to call Bridgestone and talk with one of their techs. Apparently the Excedra's were designed for specific bikes over the years and both the 701 and 703 would be fine on the '96 wing. They both have an H speed rating, and both have a 63 weight rating, so there it lay. He did s...
by MasterDaniel904
Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bridgestone Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Bridgestone Tires

Finally found the time to call Bridgestone and talk with one of their techs. Apparently the Excedra's were designed for specific bikes over the years and both the 701 and 703 would be fine on the '96 wing. They both have an H speed rating, and both have a 63 weight rating, so there it lay. He did su...
by MasterDaniel904
Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bridgestone Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: Bridgestone Tires

I just finished a year on Kendra tires and I must say I am not impressed. They were a hard ride, NOISY, and the rubber got hard as the tread wore. I'm sitting here recovering from a nasty slide as a result of the front tire not gripping during a routine stop at 25 mph. As I go back over my tire his...
by MasterDaniel904
Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bridgestone Tires
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Bridgestone Tires

I just finished a year on Kendra tires and I must say I am not impressed. They were a hard ride, NOISY, and the rubber got hard as the tread wore. I'm sitting here recovering from a nasty slide as a result of the front tire not gripping during a routine stop at 25 mph. As I go back over my tire hist...
by MasterDaniel904
Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Boots question
Replies: 23
Views: 1347

Re: Boots question

For the last 5 years I've been wearing Durango Men's Harness Motorcycle Boots from Bootbarn for about $150. But they have a couple of sales during the year which will drop the price $20. They carry a 2E width which fits me well. A decent sole for hot pavement, with enough grip for light gravel and s...
by MasterDaniel904
Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?
Replies: 215
Views: 9105

Re: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?

Been riding year round since I got my first bike back in the early 80's in Chicago. They clean the roads quickly and with a good ski jacket and gloves, off I'd go! Fast forward to southern New Mexico and I don't even own another vehicle! But talk about weird weather! I've ridden the length of the st...
by MasterDaniel904
Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 cruise engage lag
Replies: 43
Views: 12383

Re: GL1500 cruise engage lag

Thank you, spiralout!