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by FM-USA
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: trailer lghts not working
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: trailer lghts not working

Uuuuuh yaaa . . .. . .

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by FM-USA
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: trailer lghts not working
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: trailer lghts not working

I have several electrical meters & testers.
My post was for those who don't have said equipment and how to check the system in a minimalistic manor.

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by FM-USA
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 3948

Re: Dropped bolt

"Of course, I got the don't you dare stare." Sooo...you got 'THE LOOK' huh. :D I got THE LOOK (and verbal disdain) also the first & only time I mentioned to a yard sale woman I was needing garage rags. Can you imagine if we were still in the Wild Wild West? Shot at the mere mention of rags. :shock:...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: All I get is a click
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: All I get is a click

Must be going round, MINE ALSO 3 weeks ago. CLICK... no lights, wait... click then nothing. Shorted across the battery posts, very weak spark. So I got a jump and let the car charge the bike battery for 5 minutes. It started right up and road it home. Amp meter showed 14.3 so Alt was good. At home p...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stupid timing belt question
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: Stupid timing belt question

1991 1500, same here it LOOKS like it's 1/3 tooth off.

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by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 whirring noise
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: GL1500 whirring noise

It's the tires Dead End near the center-line tread design.
Air goes in and out with a POP. Much like exhaust valves closing.
Ride on some micro-grooved roads and the noise is gone.
Eventually you'll get used to it. ;)

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by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: At what point?????
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: At what point?????


THAT WIRING, OY VIE!!!
5th grade you say?
That grade I say NAY,
more like 3rd, all day!


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by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: dyna bead easy install
Replies: 1
Views: 208

Re: dyna bead easy install

Word to DIY'fers on Ceramic Beads. The large bag of low cost beads are random in size. ONLY the smallest of bead will make the 90 degree turn in the stems. Small pain separating out the little ones. I don't have a screen to screen out the larger beads so needle nose pliers AND PATIENCE :shock: is t...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Use an auto tire on the front wheel of a trike?

Car tires up front were used in the late 40s thru early 60s on HD's and Injuns. That's a lot of extra centrifugal weight to be turning with mere handlebars. That fad waned, thankfully. Being a rear motorcycle tire, they have considerably more thread depth which equates to more miles . The guys that ...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Dropped bolt
Replies: 38
Views: 3948

Re: Dropped bolt

Being an X-Painter I have several white T-Shirts. Makes great hole covers where them Long Legged Screws love to run and hide. Old dish & bath towels, bed sheets, table cloth covers work well also. JUST suggesting. ;) Garage & Yard sales usually sell used towel & bed stuff REALLY cheap. BUT!!! don't ...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: trailer lghts not working
Replies: 9
Views: 137

Re: trailer lghts not working

Trailer was on bike. Found a 30 amp fuse blown under the seat everything works now just have to figure out why the fuse went Accidental short while wiring the trailer wires. Fuse was weak & ready to go. Any extra load, it's a gonner. SUGGESTION: IF you don't have a Amp meter... put a 25 Amp fuse in...
by FM-USA
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

My Wing is Beige, it blends in most backgrounds, especially concrete. :shock: I'm kicking around the idea of a vinyl wrap. Now & then I'll wear Mossy Oak shirt and/or pants, so why not go the full boat and do up the bike & trailer. If there's a minor tear the paints base color of Beige has that pret...
by FM-USA
Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

redial wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:11 pm
Your immigration laws consider us Australians (and other nationalities), as aliens, - so watch out or we will come and get you and mix you in with the algae!!!!!
REALLY!?
We got Guido. Who you got, Crock Dundee? 😒


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by FM-USA
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

First, we should NEVER use human food as a vehicle fuel especially when algae is still being produced in our oceans. Algae farms speed up this production and takes up zero land real estate. Progress is constantly being made to speed up algae growth. Besides all that, algae farms is a new industry fo...
by FM-USA
Sat Aug 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 20% Chance of Rain
Replies: 13
Views: 622

Re: 20% Chance of Rain

20% chance? Heck even at 50% chance I'll still ride, tho I'll look at the current radar and plan a route around it. Of course I'll check that my rain gear is aboard. I also have in the trunk 'side tucked' 3 compact umbrellas from Goodwill $2 each. Price is toss-able & donate-able. ;) . .
by FM-USA
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1803

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

We have found that extra bunge straps and cargo net have come in very handy. OH, SO TRUE. 1/2 dozen 30" B-Cords & now a small jar of mini b-cords. The smaller one's I seem to give away more than I use when someone is in need. I have 2 small & 1 larger stretch nets on the bike almost all the time. T...
by FM-USA
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Freeway pegs
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Freeway pegs

ve5bbt wrote:
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:03 am
Eagerly awaiting your pics. Sounds like a good idea. Thanks
Took a look at the parts today... NOT gonna happen. :(
All the 'Online measuring' before ordering parts was fruitless.
Still wasn't enough room behind to clear the valve cover.

DANG they looked good.


by FM-USA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 1803

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

3/4" or 19mm DEEP socket with 3 inch extension.
A 2 ft. pipe that fits snug on the ratchet handle. Pipe is lighter than solid steel breaker bar.
I kept a hydraulic jacks 2 piece slip handle (1 inside the other), such a space saver.

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by FM-USA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shifting order 1982 1100 Goldwing
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Shifting order 1982 1100 Goldwing

All the way down is 1st. Neutral is 1/2 up from 1st, 1/2 down from 2nd. Up for 2 3 4 5. If the oil was old, thick, dark, dirty, add some SeaFoam to the oil before changing it. Read directions for how much. The 'shift drum' might be gunked up. After 225K miles mine was & SeaFoam worked well. . .
by FM-USA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GL1800 LARGE Dog Pet Carrier?
Replies: 9
Views: 249

Re: GL1800 LARGE Dog Pet Carrier?

Our Bailey is standard size Beagle with longer legs and he barely fits on the passenger seat. I have his leash SLIP TIED to the trunk rack. Just tight enough so he knows he can't move too far but in case we go down it will slip out. When he turns he bumps my back. I also use two 5 ft rods that I bun...
by FM-USA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lid Picker
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Lid Picker

Might be a challenge on these heads...


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by FM-USA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Freeway pegs
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Freeway pegs

I've gone through a few different designs. Most will not clamp tight enough onto the engine guard and start slipping. Only solution is once your sasyfied drill a hole and insert a screw. This sux when selling the bike, that hole looks terrrrrable. There's one that clamps onto both top & bottom bars ...
by FM-USA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need Advice: Keep or Dump 76' Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 226

Re: Need Advice: Keep or Dump 76' Goldwing

Bikecentennial wrote:
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:56 pm
Thanks, everyone. I found a mechanic nearby who has given me great confidence, even if we have to pull the engine.

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Where are you located?
And where is this CONFIDENCE mechanic? Or is that CONFIDENTIAL? :shock:
by FM-USA
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fan Sensor on a GL 1500
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Fan Sensor on a GL 1500

I KNOW... i know, we're all at fault once in a while.
Gas cap on crooked?
by FM-USA
Wed Aug 01, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Re: New EPA mandate for more Ethanol in 2019

vv0350 wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:10 am

I too tried to fill out the form but had no luck...
The PHONE needs to be filled in.
Then (oddly) scroll up to SEND EMAIL.

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