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by patbrandon1
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:36 am
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your throttle cables
Replies: 51
Views: 52777

Re: How to replace your throttle cables

Hi Wingman! First time fixing my GL1000 K2 myself; replacing the pull and push cables (and 7V regulator). Thanks for your detailed instructions! They helped a lot. Welcome to the site. Best one I've ever seen for Goldwings, period. Many friendly people, and an admin that is hands on and VERY dedica...
by patbrandon1
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

I am guessing it is not yet too late for me to buy a motorcycle shampoo. Care to share which brand to purchase. This might be more long winded than you're looking for but I have some experience with taking good care of the finish on vehicles. I began this post to see if anyone had ideas that I coul...
by patbrandon1
Sat Jan 02, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

rdurost wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:14 am Currently on sale at the-site-that-sounds-like-Godzilla for $4.31/can plus $8 flat rate shipping, or FREE SHIPPING if you buy over $40 in one order.

Considering that the cheaper places are typically $6/can + $7 flat shipping, and Amazon charges $16/can, that's phenomenal!
:?: What's on sale?
by patbrandon1
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

Thank you everyone for the great input. Very helpful, and your time is appreciated.

This is what I ended up getting my buddy for Christmas to wash his new bike.

I think he was very surprised.





by patbrandon1
Fri Jan 01, 2021 11:40 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

If the bike is not too dirty, I use one of those Windex bottles that attaches to the garden hose filled with Turtle Wax Car Wash or other car wash product. I use the 'Rinse' position on the bottle first to wet the bike, and then switch over to the 'Wash' position that dispenses soap with the water ...
by patbrandon1
Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

tamathumper wrote: Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:44 pm I'm still over here wondering what "motorcycle washing" is...? ;)
I'm not sure why, but your comment made me wonder if anybody ever took their motorcycle through a drive thru car wash. :?:
by patbrandon1
Wed Dec 30, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

Whatever you do, NEVER pressure wash your bike! There probably people that are newer to owning a Wing, or any other motorcycle, that don't understand the harm that power washing their bike is harmful and why. It might be useful info for newer, (or misinformed) owners to be able to view a topic in &...
by patbrandon1
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

I washed my Wing for the first time after a recent trip where I ended up off road for 20+ miles. I had no idea how dirty it had gotten until the next day in the light. WOW I broke down and bought me a really soft car washing brush, put some Dawn dish soap in a bucket with some water, and proceeded ...
by patbrandon1
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Re: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

Pro Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish. I will only use a soap and bucket on the bike again if it gets totally caked in mud or grime, otherwise, it is the Spray Cleaner. I can have my bike "clean enough" in about 5 minutes if kind of dirty. 10 minutes for a better detail. Plus the stuff smell...
by patbrandon1
Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap
Replies: 39
Views: 1836

Christmas Gift Motorcycle Washing Soap

Merry Christmas everyone. :D My question is what you would recommend as the best top of the line motorcycle wash/soap? :?: My good friend just bought a 2020 Ducati Panigale and I want to give him a Christmas present that I think he'll find useful. I just use Turtle Wax car wash on my Wing, (what do ...
by patbrandon1
Mon Dec 07, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New Owner Needs Help
Replies: 16
Views: 1166

Re: New Owner Needs Help

I have a 1200 aspencade I'm tryna to go buy 1100 interstate but it needs starter will my 1200 starter work Nope, sorry. But you can buy one on eBay very reasonably, or other sites. Here is a link to one I found for an 1100 with a quick search. Just a quick suggestion, if you had posted this as a ne...
by patbrandon1
Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding

Sometimes you find yourself riding in the middle of nowhere, and sometimes, riding in the middle of nowhere, you find yourself. Love that quote. I have a hard time explaining why I ride so much. Your quote and the other narrative do touch what riding means to me. I will ride until there is snow or ...
by patbrandon1
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding
Replies: 8
Views: 500

A Writing that a Friend Penned About Riding

THE LIFE THAT SOME WILL NOT UNDERSTAND: I own a motorcycle because of a personal life choice. One day when I am very old and I can’t ride anymore; it will be in my garage as a trophy of my memories. I hope it has 3 wheels so I can ride longer than my legs allow. I have met people who taught me much ...
by patbrandon1
Fri Sep 04, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Ideas For a Backrest Pouch
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Need Ideas For a Backrest Pouch

I'm not sure where to put this post, so I thought I would start here. :? My Markland Drivers seat backrest pouch flew off somewhere between Bay City Michigan, and Detroit. It isn't critical but handy for drying towels or storage for the passenger on trips. I did post that I lost it on some social me...
by patbrandon1
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What LED Headlight Have You Used?
Replies: 13
Views: 831

Re: What LED Headlight Have You Used?

I think you're going to be very disappointed with that bulb. It puts out only 2500 lumens. The SoCalMotoGear H4 bulbs put out 6000 lumens, and there are other manufacturers putting out in excess of 7500 lumens. Unfortunately, with LED technology, you tend to get what you pay for. I think you are ri...
by patbrandon1
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Rectifier relocation
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Rectifier relocation

Never have I seen that done either. One of the reasons might be that the resistance would change at the wires to it that would need to be extended. (Eight of them) There may be certain resistances that need to be held for the Reg/Rec to work correctly. Especially the three yellow wires. Curious as t...
by patbrandon1
Wed May 27, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 2972

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

my '51 Plymouth, at least, had a vibrating reed voltage regulator. Not a shunt. Had a DC Generator too. My first mini bike ( when I was about ten or eleven) had a magneto on it. My older brother helped me learn all about the mechanics of it. He had me hold the live wire while he pull started it, so...
by patbrandon1
Sun May 10, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Auxiliary Fan? Any Input Welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Re: Auxiliary Fan? Any Input Welcome

(Under normal circumstances) I have a 15 mile stretch of Interstate Parking Lot known as I-70 to travel down on my commute home, it often takes 45 mins to go 10 of those miles and I'm just sitting there idling. In the dead of Summer (100+ heat) the 1100 will go to 5/8 scale on the temp gauge, the 1...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 09, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Auxiliary Fan? Any Input Welcome
Replies: 3
Views: 588

Auxiliary Fan? Any Input Welcome

I have a 1987 Goldwing Interstate. Recently put a Poorboy alternator conversion kit on. Love having reliable power. Here's my question, kinda, in a minute... Look for this >>>> :?: I live in Bay City, Michigan, and we have the Saginaw river running right through the middle, out to the bay. That mean...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 02, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 123
Views: 238293

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Hopefully someone else having trouble will see this and be able to fix it. Not sure if the resolution on a screenshot is as high as taking a photo but it’s just an avatar so...LOL This might help some people too. My sister often holds her phone the (wrong) way it would best suit the photo op. But w...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 02, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement
Replies: 36
Views: 2972

Re: Poor Boy vs Stator Replacement

Have done the external alt mod on my '85 Limited Edition instead of a stator replacement. Either is good. If you replace the stator, and have the back end off, do a clean of the sprague clutch while you are in there. The parts are inexpensive as well so a change out of the old parts is good. A newe...
by patbrandon1
Sat May 02, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 123
Views: 238293

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

Hi, mine is also upside down and I have rotated the photo/resaved and it still is upside down...could you possibly fix it for me please? Thanks! UPDATE: I fixed it by doing a screenshot and then cropping. Great ingenuity fix. Might come in handy for others. Those cameras and phones do that in other...
by patbrandon1
Sun Apr 19, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Cleanup Solution Needed Carb Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Re: Another Cleanup Solution Needed Carb Cap

Is it aluminum? Is it clear-coated? On most bare metals like chrome, aluminum or magnesium I've used Mother's and Flitz with great results. Yes, it seems to be aluminum, not attracted to a magnet. It could be stainless steel, but I don't think it is. And I can see traces of clear coat. Do you use M...
by patbrandon1
Sat Apr 18, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Cleanup Solution Needed Carb Cap
Replies: 6
Views: 356

Another Cleanup Solution Needed Carb Cap

You guys/gals Have given me many great solutions in this chat for doing a little extra prettying up my 1987 GL1200 I, (I usually ride more than clean, but, you know...) and was wondering if you have another suggestion. During this time in quarantine here in Michigan, we aren't allowed to do much, so...
by patbrandon1
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Rusty Antenna Bar. How would You Clean It Up?

The foil works very well. So does Naval Jelly. I do like Naval Jelly. I had a bottle of it in the garage and accidentally left it there (unheated) over the Winter and it turned into a kinda coagulated goo that wouldn't even pour out of the bottle. :oops: But the foil works well especially in those ...