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by mervk
Tue May 08, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1200 training wheels
Replies: 38
Views: 14066

Re: 1200 training wheels

I had the commercial unit and didn't like them. Found that whenever I pulled up for the lights, I automatically leaned a little to put my foot down, then the wheels would suddenly jolt me upright. Not enough control over when they were up or down. The minute you moved, they came up again, making it ...
by mervk
Tue May 08, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1200 training wheels
Replies: 38
Views: 14066

Re: 1200 training wheels

You are right. I seem to remember saying something along those lines. I did use 6 inch. Wouldn't want to go any bigger though. The purpose of the whole rig is to simply balance the bike while you push it around, or while you put the kick stand up and select low. When both feet are on the ground, the...
by mervk
Tue May 08, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1200 training wheels
Replies: 38
Views: 14066

Re: 1200 training wheels

Can you tell me the size of the tires on the training wheels In the instructions, I said I used a 5 inch wheel. This wheel had solid tyres and had bearings pressed into it's center, and was bought at my local hardware center. The only consideration for the wheels is that if too large, then they wil...
by mervk
Mon May 01, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Leaning GL1800 Trike
Replies: 25
Views: 2941

Re: Leaning GL1800 Trike

I read that the Lazareth conversion was based off the Piaggio MP3 - I assume that's the one you have. What do you think of it? How does it ride, how is it in turns? Though nowhere near the excitement of a wing, it is a great ride. 400cc fuel injected motor sits on highway speeds easily, however mos...
by mervk
Mon May 01, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Leaning GL1800 Trike
Replies: 25
Views: 2941

Re: Leaning GL1800 Trike

I provided the link in my post above yours.
by mervk
Mon May 01, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Insta Motorcycle Tow by BillyBob1
Replies: 55
Views: 9527

Re: Insta Motorcycle Tow by BillyBob1

I have towed a small automatic Suzuki car many miles behind my motorhome. You can't tow an automatic for the same lubrication reasons mentioned multiple times here. The Suzuki has a transfer box which allows it to be put into neutral, however the oil pump still does not function during tow. Suzuki o...
by mervk
Mon May 01, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Leaning GL1800 Trike
Replies: 25
Views: 2941

Re: Leaning GL1800 Trike

Unfortunately, their website says it's a one off for a special order, and will not be produced by their company. Wonder if client they built it for will develop it for production? http://www.microsofttranslator.com/BV.aspx?ref=IE8Activity&a=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lazareth.fr%2Fproject%2Fhonda-goldwing-laz...
by mervk
Mon May 01, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Leaning GL1800 Trike
Replies: 25
Views: 2941

Re: Leaning GL1800 Trike

Speaking as someone who can no longer hold a wing up on 2 wheels, I would be in heaven with a tilting model that stood on it's own when stopped. I enjoy my conventional 1500 trike I currently ride, however also own a Piaggio with parallel front wheels, and get immense enjoyment from it. To duplicate...
by mervk
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1200 training wheels
Replies: 38
Views: 14066

Re: 1200 training wheels

It's some time now since I have used the Triggs kit, as most of my riding is now on the full trike (93 1500) I enjoy so much. But the Trigg kit was ok for what it is. I understand they have now improved the kit, adding a lot more ridgidity (spelling) to it, and this would improve it on corners. Very...
by mervk
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand
Replies: 81
Views: 32156

Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

The magic word here was 'push'. So you are already standing beside the bike. Cheers.
by mervk
Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand
Replies: 81
Views: 32156

Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

I have found that if you back up on a board, then the rear wheel is still on the board when on the center stand. I find it better to raise the front wheel. I normally have a piece of inch or so, followed by a 2 to 3 inch piece, and push the bike's front wheel onto this. When then pulled back onto th...
by mervk
Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic question
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Electronic question

Yes, unfortunately. New business at their premises, as well as one of their dealers, have confirmed they are no more. I guess their website will disappear when the current domain subscription expires. Which is a shame, as I bought a Retract-a-Trike kit from them a couple years ago, which I still hav...
by mervk
Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic question
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Electronic question

Gee, thanks for this reply - it was just in time. I was about to order ferrite magnets, however have now ordered "Neodymium Cylinder - 9.5mm x 10mm". They are ridiculously cheap, with the postage being the main expense. Guess Mr. Google will tell me how to orient them for a positive output. Don't kn...
by mervk
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic question
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Electronic question

Gary, this is a second hand unit I bought, and the magnets are still attached to the seller's rear wheel. When I approached a magnet manufacture to buy some magnets, they got all technical, saying I couldn't just use any old magnets, and many tests would be required to determine the correct ones. Ho...
by mervk
Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic question
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Electronic question

Thanks for the feedback guys, but I'm still unsure if anyone has actually said 'Yes the magnet pulse wire will read the speedo pulses' or 'No it will not'. I approached a large company who manufacture magnets telling them what I wanted them for, and they said they would not suggest a magnet without ...
by mervk
Thu Oct 22, 2015 3:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic question
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Electronic question

Guess I may not have asked that question plainly. What I meant to ask is, do the magnets flying past the magnet sensor, give the same type of impulse as the electronic speedo output? Cheers.
by mervk
Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Electronic question
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Electronic question

I've bought a second hand set of Ghost Wheels, which allow support of a bike while stopped, as well as leaning through corners. This is achieved by hydraulic cylinders on each side wheel, which lock when required by flipping a switch. However, the locking mechanism will only work below a certain spe...
by mervk
Tue Sep 01, 2015 3:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 150
Views: 16180

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

Read all the advice, and it all says to learn to handle the weight. Unfortunately, with old age can come infirmity. I'm just 71 years old, and own 4 wings, 3 of which are on the road. I started with an 85 1200, and enjoyed riding it immensely. However, as I aged, my hips started to complain, and wit...
by mervk
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1200 training wheels
Replies: 38
Views: 14066

Re: 1200 training wheels

Email me at merv@kroll.id.au and I'll be happy to email them back to you.

Cheers
by mervk
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:41 am
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: kickstand indicator light
Replies: 3
Views: 3876

Re: kickstand indicator light

Thanks for this post, great idea. Wonder if it could be taken further and rather then run a light from the switch, maybe have it interrupt the ignition switch when the stand is down. If the motor won't start with it down, then it should be impossible to ride off with it down.
by mervk
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One for the mechanical experts
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: One for the mechanical experts

Thanks 2manywings. Wish you were a little closer - I'd have you look at both the carbs and the sound. I have added a couple of foot long Hotdog mufflers which make it acceptable now, however a 75 mile ride two up yesterday drank 3/4 tank of the dear stuff. So I'll look for a local who is experienced...
by mervk
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One for the mechanical experts
Replies: 9
Views: 720

Re: One for the mechanical experts

Thanks for the tips, guys. The extra noise is now explained by the loss of the muffling effect of the crossover chamber. Bike is quite loud at highway speeds, and it was my intention to fit a couple of short Hot Dog mufflers at the rear. And the carb tune and vacuum line inspection are definately on...
by mervk
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: One for the mechanical experts
Replies: 9
Views: 720

One for the mechanical experts

Hi all. Anyone know the implications of removing the exhaust cross-over chamber beneath the bike? I have bought the most wonderful 93 1500 Trike, however part of the conversion was to remove the balance chamber and have seperate exhausts for each side. I'm looking for the reason my fuel usage is so ...
by mervk
Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headsets pinouts
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Headsets pinouts

Thanks Bob. Checked the eBay listing and the pic reminded me I had one of those left over from my other 93 radio project. Have fitted it and it worked first go! I'm just about on top of it all now.

Cheers

Merv
by mervk
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headsets pinouts
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Headsets pinouts

Thanks for this info. I better hit Google and see if I can find such a device. But perhaps I'll revisit my Honda Dealership mate first......

Cheers