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by bentleyss
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Just an update on the Sunfull tire I purchased on ebay from PEP BOYS. Almost 8 months on the Sunfull auto tire installed on my 1995 Goldwing with a sidecar. About 6300 miles on the bike since I installed it. Very happy with its performance and wear. Very stable at 80 + mph. No issues with this tire....
by bentleyss
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Ok, getting back to the Sunfull tire I installed, someone asked me to get it up to 70 mph. Well in October I went up to Biketoberfest in Daytona. Got it up to avg about 65 mph across the state to US 95N 100 + miles at 75-80 and same on the way home. Rode like a G wing should. Would buy another tire.
by bentleyss
Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: DarkSide

viewtopic.php?t=50718&p=306248#p304576

Morning Jetfighter, here is the post I put up on this site of the Sunfull tire I bought from PEP BOY"S on EBAY. Gives the size, price, pics. Hope this helps .
Post was titled RE: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires.
by bentleyss
Sun Dec 15, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: DarkSide

Good Morning, Been busy repairing my GL1500 (1995) hose leak . One of the ones that cools carb. Very difficult and tedious buy putting it back together today. A mouse got up in there and chewed some of the rubber. I had cleaned two mouse condos out of the bike after bringing it back from Wisconsin i...
by bentleyss
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: DarkSide

I use zip tie method to mount. Buy large zip ties at Harbor freight 24” long I use 8 spaced out and tighten tire to compress. Then plenty of soapy water and I have tire irons to get tire over rim. Line up paint dot on tire to tire valve before cutting and removing zip ties. I add 4 oz balance beads ...
by bentleyss
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help identifying function of this tube manifold.
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Need help identifying function of this tube manifold.

Thanks for that answer. Got to keep digging into it today. Thanks again.
by bentleyss
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: DarkSide

Mount and balance myself. Used 4 oz balance beads.
by bentleyss
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help identifying function of this tube manifold.
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Need help identifying function of this tube manifold.

The piece is located on the Left side of the bike below the Cruise Control Actuator.
by bentleyss
Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need help identifying function of this tube manifold.
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Need help identifying function of this tube manifold.

IMG_3556.JPG aas Developed a cooland leak a few weeks ago an unable to locate it so far. 1995 SE Goldwing. Today I stripped off most of the front and side plastics, seat , radio cover, air cleaner and I found this small 5/16+" O.D. tubing chewed thru by a mouse. Evicted the tenant , but want to kno...
by bentleyss
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 15
Views: 824

Re: DarkSide

Good morning Jetfighter, I have a1995 GL1500 with Hannigan Astro 2+2. Used a Firenze 195/55/16 tire and it was good but the mileage was about 23-24000 miles. The tire lowered the bike too much for my liking. I searched for an Austone asking taxi tire, but the stopped making them from what I found an...
by bentleyss
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cooland leak.
Replies: 0
Views: 319

Cooland leak.

I have a 1995 GL1500 with a Sidecar. Went up to the store today and the bike started to get hot. Came home added coolant and watched a puddle slowly form on the garage floor. Right side. Removed some of the fairing pieces, tightened and checked the radiator hoses for signs of leakage and found none....
by bentleyss
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Took the bike for a ride today about 35 miles. I noticed at times I could hear a faint rub. Stopped to check and couldn't see anything so waited until I got home to really get under the bike. I noticed shiny plastic on the right saddlebag. Eyeballing the clearance the left has about 3/8" more room t...
by bentleyss
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Tread depth is 11/32 according to the specs on their website.
by bentleyss
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Will do going out tomorrow. Just to let you know I do have a Hannigan Astro 2+2 sidecar attached.
by bentleyss
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

More pics from different angle on the installed tire.
by bentleyss
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Well two weeks ago I was going to Install the SUNFULL tire, and I finally got around to it today. Despite the 93+deg weather, I did the job in about 2 1/2 hours. I only removed the rear plastics per the Goldwingdocs picture tutorial...(THANK YOU) and the right saddlebag. While installing the tire I ...
by bentleyss
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

The bike rode better with the Formoza. Better braking , quieter, and the wife said the ride in the sidecar was smoother and quieter. We went from South Florida out to Arkansas and back on one trip and then from South Florida to Two Rivers Wisconsin on another trip. Bike handled great.
by bentleyss
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Here are the specs of the Austone tire compared to the Sunfull tire and some pics of mine off the rim and when I mounted it on the rim. Will be mounting this on the GL1500 on Tuesday . Hopefully the weather will cool a bit down here in Florida. I have the tire next to a Federal Formoza as I had a ne...
by bentleyss
Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

The 195/55/16 went on easy ,lowered bike by approximately 1 3/4”. Sidecar was bottoming out from the lower height on big bumps or speed bumps.
by bentleyss
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Gonna jump in here and add my two cents. I have a GL1500SE with a sidecar and once my first rear wore out I got a Federal Formoza 195/55/16 CT to replace the bike tire. It lasted about 26000 miles for me. It was good but I didn't care for the lower ride height as I bottomed out a lot. I tried to fin...
by bentleyss
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Rig for us.
Replies: 2
Views: 205

New Rig for us.

2000 GL1500SE with Friendship III sidecar.
by bentleyss
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Alligator crossing
Replies: 0
Views: 154

Alligator crossing

Took the rig to work this morning at 530 am and noticed a car stopped up ahead about 1/4 mile away. Pulled up slowly and saw a moving shadow. I was expecting to see a opossum or raccoon ,but when I hit the high beams there was an 8 foot gator slowly making his way across the road. Ahhh life in the s...
by bentleyss
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted to buy-Air Wings for GL1500 yr 2000
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Wanted to buy-Air Wings for GL1500 yr 2000

Thank you for pointing me to that site.
by bentleyss
Fri May 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted to buy-Air Wings for GL1500 yr 2000
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Wanted to buy-Air Wings for GL1500 yr 2000

Looking for pair of Air-Wings or Wind wings for my 2000 GL1500.
by bentleyss
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor throttle response in 1st and 2nd gear sometime.
Replies: 13
Views: 692

Re: Poor throttle response in 1st and 2nd gear sometime.

Just ordered the accelerator pump rebuild kit to give that a try. Will post results when I get it installed.