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by paulr
Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 297
Views: 22759

Re: Average age ?

Hi all..it's really great and uplifting to read of so many older riders with "wings" ..i am 70 in a few months and still riding mine.The only trouble where i live in Yorkshire/UK is you cannot go far without coming to road junctions/traffic lights/speed humps/roundabouts/a corner every few hundred y...
by paulr
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bias verses Radial Tires
Replies: 34
Views: 4320

Re: Bias verses Radial Tires

please ignore previous post................... 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-) 8-)
by paulr
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bias verses Radial Tires
Replies: 34
Views: 4320

Re: Bias verses Radial Tires

I ran a set of Avon Cobra radials on my 88, but didn't get very good mileage out of the rear one, so when I changed I went back to bias and Kenda Kruz front and rear. I am running my second set of Kendas on my 99 with good handling, ride and mileage. I just put on a new set after 18000 miles. Someo...
by paulr
Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 297
Views: 22759

Re: Average age ?

I have just returned from a nice sunny ride over to the east coast,as I live in the UK...Yorkshire...it is only a 160 mile round trip.My 26 year old 1500 Interstate Wing still runs like it should, the only regret is I didn't buy it when it was new and I was younger. I turned 68 years old last year.I...
by paulr
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: repair lcd display
Replies: 54
Views: 7163

Re: repair lcd display

When I first started looking for my Goldwing about 7 years ago I noticed quite a lot had a leaking LCD display.To buy one in the UK it would have to be imported from the States... probably?.....so on top of the cost of a new/used one there would be heavy postage charges plus 20% taxes on top when it...
by paulr
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: motorcycle jack
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: motorcycle jack

What I usually do to lift the bike high....to remove rear and front wheels for example.....is put the bike on centre stand then place bits of wood/chipboard /MDF etc underneath the feet,then I rock it to one side,place another,then the other side,place another etc,etc till I gain the height I need.I...
by paulr
Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 150
Views: 15844

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

What Virgil said. All about practice. Go to a parking lot and practice slow seed maneuvering. Learn how to use the rear brake and the clutch keeping the rps up above idle while making tight turns. (Feathering) Then go to a parking lot and practice slow speed maneuvering some more. I'm 71 and have v...
by paulr
Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Damn this thing is heavy! GL1500SE
Replies: 32
Views: 1690

Re: Damn this thing is heavy! GL1500SE

Hi Pauir How's things "Oop North". I hope to be riding my old BSA outfit round the Yorkshire coastline later next month. It wasn't mine but there was one same colour but with a Watsonian Monza chair. Sid Hi Sid...On Thursday the 25th I was taking a run out on the "wing" to the east coast..Skeggy to...
by paulr
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: VTX-1800 tech assist, won't start
Replies: 4
Views: 2983

Re: VTX-1800 tech assist, won't start

To drain the fuel tank have a short piece of garden hose and a container handy,pull the fuel pipe off the tank...left hand side..and shove the larger bore garden hose on quickly to drain it into the container.Depending on the year of the bike the fuel pump will either be inside the tank or at the fr...
by paulr
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: removing seaton 1984 goldwing standard

My 84 Interstate had the catch,the seat was also adjustable...(slides back and forth)...the catch was used to lock it in position
by paulr
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Damn this thing is heavy! GL1500SE
Replies: 32
Views: 1690

Re: Damn this thing is heavy! GL1500SE

I'm sixty four and with my knees and lower back I'm glad I have a sidecar fitted. It doesn't fall over, no heaving the bike onto its stand, ice , gravel, no worries. Sid Hi Sid,nice outfit,i may be wrong but I think I have seen this for sale on e-bay recently.Well,the last time I posted on this thr...
by paulr
Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First Time Dropped the Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

After reading this thread have to admit i did smile to myself a little,i was relieved to know i wasn't the only one who had dropped the bike when turning/stood......The first time ..yes more than once :oops: ...i stopped at the main road after pulling out of a rest spot,unfortunately the exit camber...
by paulr
Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First Time Dropped the Bike
Replies: 16
Views: 643

Re: First Time Dropped the Bike

stitch0852 wrote: The video showing how easy it is on here is great except it does not work on loose gravel/dirt. .
For anyone who hasn't seen it



by paulr
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aging Bikers are 3 times more likley to go down!??
Replies: 56
Views: 2083

Re: Aging Bikers are 3 times more likley to go down!??

Here you are Pualr, answer to all your problems! http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1992-RELIANT-ROBIN-LX-BLUE-Only-26-826-Miles-/200939409268?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item2ec8ec0f74 Hi fellow yorkshireman..for "cage driving" i shall stick to my Prius :oops: ..although i did have a Reliant long ago when i pos...
by paulr
Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aging Bikers are 3 times more likley to go down!??
Replies: 56
Views: 2083

Re: Aging Bikers are 3 times more likley to go down!??

As much as i like riding the Goldwing, with my 65th birthday approaching rapidly in a coupla months i am being drawn toward three wheels,unfortunately Goldwing trikes in the UK are extremely rare and with the DVLA now allowing motorists to drive one on a car licence without taking a motorcycle test ...
by paulr
Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: How to check voltage
Replies: 5
Views: 235

Re: How to check voltage

Hi,i have a plug-in volt meter to check the charging,works perfect,cheap too...i bought mine from here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LED-12V-Cigarette-Lighter-Voltage-Meter-Monitor-Tester-For-Auto-Car-Battery-/130860507738?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item1e77e4e25a .in fact i bought two......
by paulr
Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio in my GL1500 is bad
Replies: 22
Views: 504

Re: Radio in my GL1500 is bad

Oops.... :oops: :oops: :oops:
by paulr
Sat Mar 02, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aging Bikers are 3 times more likley to go down!??
Replies: 56
Views: 2083

Re: Aging Bikers are 3 times more likley to go down!??

I only had to pick up the wing once, just to see if I could do it. Actually, doing it with my legs, no problem, amazing workign on that weight, justa little leg strength and walking backwards. Hi all,i dropped my GL1500 pulling out of a rest spot en-route to Scarborough/Yorks,i stopped at the exit ...
by paulr
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Always check the timing belts!
Replies: 17
Views: 2487

Re: Always check the timing belts!

Hi Allan! I don't know why Amazon says it doesn't fit a 1988 model 1500. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong, but to my knowledge, all year model 1500 goldwings use two T275 timing belts. I have an 88 model and have had no problems at all with these. They fit perfectly.Cheers! uoba Hello from SHEF...
by paulr
Sat Mar 02, 2013 5:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio in my GL1500 is bad
Replies: 22
Views: 504

Re: Radio in my GL1500 is bad

.except for the need to change out batteries every six hours..about one days riding so not too bad.. There are no batteries needed for this device,it works entirely from the power socket,never used/needed the remote,i just download the tracks i want straight off the computer on to a memory stick,de...
by paulr
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio in my GL1500 is bad
Replies: 22
Views: 504

Re: Radio in my GL1500 is bad

Hi all, i use an FM transmitter,just load your favourite tracks/CDs onto an sd card or memory stick and place into transmitter,then just plug into power socket/cigar lighter,tune the radio into transmitter and the music plays thro' the speakers ..no need for any CD player..i have two..just in case i...
by paulr
Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Best jacking point
Replies: 2
Views: 310

Best jacking point

I have a large bike/atv jack which i have used on my previous bikes and can use on my GL1200 wing without touching the underside of the engine,if i wish to raise the 1500 off the ground completely where would be the best spot to place the jack...best jacking point.... :?: :?: :)
by paulr
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 NICER RIDE ???????????
Replies: 13
Views: 560

Re: 1500 NICER RIDE ???????????

I have an 84 1200 interstate and the seat is a bit firm but ok,the 1500 seat is a lot more comfy tho',what does make a huge difference to me are the backrests,i wouldn't be without them,They both ride and handle great,the four cylinder engine is very good, the six cylinder engine is a dream very tor...
by paulr
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 Wing on the horizon
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: 94 Wing on the horizon

I bought my 89 GL1500 about 15 months ago with only 71000 miles. Its hard to think it's 22 years old by it's looks or the way it runs. Same here,my 1500 is 20 years old,started its life in BC.Canada,spent a lot of it on the Isle of Lewis Scotland and now lives in Yorkshire UK.overall condition is a...
by paulr
Sun Oct 16, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Mileage poll
Replies: 69
Views: 4945

Re: Fuel Mileage poll

Keeping under 3,000 revs,one up 40mpg for 1500, and 50 mpg for 1200 ,i would say the mileage you got doug was pretty good for the conditions :D