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by Oldbear
Fri May 24, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel
Replies: 218
Views: 89534

Re: How to remove and reinstall your rear wheel

Hello! I have not YET attempted to do this procedure, but before I do, I had a question about the Moly 60 paste that was mentioned as being replaced with the M77. According to the tutorial, the splines were, "liberally" coated with the paste. When looking at the size of the M77 tube (2.65 oz) I'm w...
by Oldbear
Fri May 10, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding with joint replacement
Replies: 40
Views: 1769

Re: Riding with joint replacement

I know I'm chiming in late, but I have two shot knees - torn and worn meniscus - #1 on my right knee and #1.5 on my left - with #0 being bone on bone. This gives me encouragement that I won't have to stop riding when they finally get me my new knees. I'm only 44 and the doctors have told me that I'm...
by Oldbear
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 7910

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

Most basic air dryers (in-line or better) will take the moisture out enough for safely filling tires and not hurting the balance beads. Princess Auto, TSC or Harbor Freight will have simple wall hang pipe styles that work great and are often around $100 or less. The big air dryers are for those that...
by Oldbear
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 7910

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I bought my first batch of Dyna Beads from a motorcycle shop down in Jenks, Oklahoma. that is all they use when they change a tire. They buy the stuff in big barrels, and scoop you out as much as you want. I think that I bought a 1/2 lb bag.... I have changed several tires since then.... use a post...
by Oldbear
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 7910

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I had a problem with a tire that seemed to be out of balance and bought a package of Dyna Beads. When I got them, it seems that what I got was a bag of dust, so I never installed them. Upon further observance, what I found was a tire that didn't sit square on the rim. All this started after I was r...
by Oldbear
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How to winterize your motorcycle
Replies: 60
Views: 37736

Re: How to winterize your motorcycle

The 1800 is no different. Down here I can ride all winter. But when I lived in the foothills of NorCal, there were a couple of months when i Couldn't ride. Never done anything special to the bikes. Stored them on centerstand in a dry area and put the Battery Tender on for the duration. me too.........
by Oldbear
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How to winterize your motorcycle
Replies: 60
Views: 37736

Re: How to winterize your motorcycle

how-to-winterize-your-motorcycle-1.jpg I don't drain the carburetors. Draining the carbs is an onerous and painful job. If I was going to be storing the bike for 6 months or so, I would very likely drain the carbs. However, when I am storing the bike for four months over the winter, and the carbs a...
by Oldbear
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How to winterize your motorcycle
Replies: 60
Views: 37736

Re: How to winterize your motorcycle

Thanks guys...Ive been asking around at work with the guys who ride and they are agreeing with your sediments as well. I had one gentleman who owns an 84 wing suggest that I not only put the bike on center stand to get the back wheel off the ground but to raise the front tire of the ground as well ...
by Oldbear
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Rivco Sidestand Pad
Replies: 41
Views: 3797

Re: Rivco Sidestand Pad

themainviking wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:20 pm
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
And that is why I routinely get pissed off at Amazon. I still have to buy from our overlords, but I do it with a grimace on my face...
by Oldbear
Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 110
Views: 7910

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I've been running Dynabeads for years now in my 83 Wing and now my 06 C50 with tube tires. They have always and will always work great. We tried Counteract in our Malibu Maxx tires and they didn't work - they don't move around the same as Dynabeads - the Counteract move and "stick" due to static cli...
by Oldbear
Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: New 2018 Goldwing Survey
Replies: 85
Views: 7346

Re: New 2018 Goldwing Survey

20 some years ago this would have been amazing. But it seems they have just copied ideas from their competition. Is there any real innovation? Sure its all new plastic and a new engine, but the "new" features on the old designs would have been about the same. It's like saying that the F6B was a new ...
by Oldbear
Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goodbye Fellow Wingers
Replies: 23
Views: 1882

Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

Oldbear - I noticed your avatar. Are you planning on doing the Cannonball 500? I'm thinking I will do one of the Cannonball rides this fall. It would have been a lot more comfortable on the Wing instead of my KLR 650. I did the very first one - that was before the first knee surgery and before the ...
by Oldbear
Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goodbye Fellow Wingers
Replies: 23
Views: 1882

Re: Goodbye Fellow Wingers

I too have left the Goldwing life. Due to my "busted" knees I found the riding position on my 83 Aspencade to be very painful; highway pegs were comfortable all day long, but not with my feet on the pegs. Tried floorboards, modifying the pegs and added pillows to seat - but nothing worked. So we pos...
by Oldbear
Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: Making your own Windscreen (video)
Replies: 7
Views: 4368

Re: Making your own Windscreen (video)

First, thank you for taking the time to record the video. We need more of that here. Good job; and I knew you meant soldering iron rather than glue... The fragile and snappy properties of the plexiglass (methyl methacrylate) is why I went with the Lexan (Polycarbonate). I didn't fancy a bit of poly ...
by Oldbear
Fri Dec 16, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: Starter issue?

Along with all the other advice - I'll add mine. Check your wiring and solenoid for the starter circuit. One of my connectors had got a little hot and melted, making for a bad connection and a huge current lose. I also pulled the starter and did the rebuild/service mentioned the the DIY section. Mad...
by Oldbear
Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How to winterize your motorcycle
Replies: 60
Views: 37736

Re: How to winterize your motorcycle

Winterize? Yesterday we rode with our PGR group in the local Veterans Day Parade, then rode across town to a burger place for lunch, and home - in short sleeve T-shirts! :D veteransday2016.jpg The thing I really love about winter weather is seeing it on facebook when people post photos! :twisted: B...
by Oldbear
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New windshield issue
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Re: New windshield issue

I second the vent. I modified an 1800 windscreen and its great. Alos, you may want to look at some "wings". I have Air Wings and they change really help change the airflow patterns.
by Oldbear
Thu Jul 07, 2016 8:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Replaced timing belt now valve tick
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Replaced timing belt now valve tick

Enjoy. I'll avoid Calgary at all cost for the next 10 days. Way too many drug store cowboys and hat with whistles attached for me. I'll watch the Rodeo in my shop with $2 beer rather than $8.

Boy, I do sound like a grumpy old man...

Have fun
by Oldbear
Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Replaced timing belt now valve tick
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: Replaced timing belt now valve tick

There is a great "How-to" on carb syncing. Buy or build yourself a carb balancing tool. Its worth it for maintenance and performance.
by Oldbear
Sat May 14, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Seats
Replies: 21
Views: 6027

Re: Seats

It's like taxi drivers use. You don't really notice the beads - but it allows airflow under your bottom. Keeping everything cool - but it comes off in the rain - makes for a wetter "seat".
by Oldbear
Sat May 14, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Seats
Replies: 21
Views: 6027

Re: Seats

The fur is called "sheepskin" and often comes pre-cut to fit on a motorcycle seat. I've seen them but never ridden on it. I use a modified wooden bead seat cover on long rides.
by Oldbear
Sun May 08, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform
Replies: 24
Views: 9132

Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform

The workbench idea is great! Did you have to drill holes in the platform for the updated wheel chock? Yes I did. The front outriggers and the rear chock mount - the front ones lined up with the old mount. But it all seems to line up between the frame-work on the underside. The front "landing pad" i...
by Oldbear
Sat May 07, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform
Replies: 24
Views: 9132

Re: Harbor Freight 1000 lb motorcyle lift platform

I've made the following mods to mine. I've added a large rubber dock bumper to brace the front as I drive to the front of the lift - it levered forward my first load. I added braces at the back corners with rubber feet - the first time I drove on the front lifted and I had an 1100cc motorcycle lift ...
by Oldbear
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starts to run bad on freeway
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: GL1100 starts to run bad on freeway

Now I am going to have to check my tank also. Although I suspect it was my fuel cap.
by Oldbear
Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1100 starts to run bad on freeway
Replies: 14
Views: 775

Re: GL1100 starts to run bad on freeway

I pulled my cap out and soaked it in Seafoam for a few days, because I had the diagnosis that Maz mentioned. Although it was more prevalent within 15-20 km of filling the tank. Fixed the issue.