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by JMMO
Mon Oct 30, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!
Replies: 73
Views: 5180

Re: New to me GL1500SE, so much good info here!

Welcome Stew! The 1500 is a GREAT bike, and it appears your dad's was well cared for. I got my '98 back in 2012 with 14,000 miles on it. Today it has 86,000 on it! :D Take WingAdmin's advice and practice slow speed maneuvers. This is a Great site for info. Enjoy!
by JMMO
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Windshield cleaning
Replies: 24
Views: 3150

Re: Windshield cleaning

I use Aerospace 303 protectant. I learned from flying to always wipe in the vertical. Any scratching that may occur will less pronounced. Also just started using someone else's tip about using hydrogen peroxide to dissolve the bugs. AMAZING! I too started using hydrogen peroxide to dissolve bugs ba...
by JMMO
Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Thanks for the info smilam. I don't want to leave the mount on all the time. Just when taking long trips, 2 to 4 times a year. If I understand correctly, I can detach the wire from the cradle via a small screw. This should work well. Can't wait to use it on a trip. :D
by JMMO
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Re: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Thanks Bill. With it hard wired in, can you remove the cradle from the ram mount after removing the gps unit? Meaning can the wire be unplugged from the cradle, or does it have to stay on the ram mount because it's hard wired? :?:
by JMMO
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS
Replies: 7
Views: 655

Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS

Anyone using the Garmin Zumo 395LM Motorcycle GPS unit on their Gold Wing? Would like to hear about your experience with it. The price has recently been reduced by $100 at several locations. :shock:
by JMMO
Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: overdrive light
Replies: 11
Views: 1635

Re: overdrive light

Thought I'd add on to this 5 year old post because my '98 is experiencing the same issue with the OD lamp. (my over drive light comes on and off). It's in overdrive, and the lamp flickers dimly, however if I pull in the clutch lever and come to a stop with the bike still in overdrive, the lamp comes...
by JMMO
Sun Mar 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Problem
Replies: 8
Views: 752

Re: Brake Problem

Just installed speed bleeders on all my calipers & clutch. I highly recommend them. Makes the job of flushing out the old fluid a breeze. :D
by JMMO
Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:19 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: HID Conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: HID Conversion

I too have installed the HID kit from SoCal, and I recommend it. :D One year after I installed it I had a bulb that started acting up...not coming on when I started the bike sometimes. I contacted the company, and they sent me a new bulb & Ballest.
by JMMO
Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sevierville, TN
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: Sevierville, TN

BikerNewsman /The Natural bridge State park is just east of Lexington on rte 11. We left Seviervelle TN and rode to Maysville, Ky where we spent the night. Noticed :roll: this park was on the way :arrow: via the lesser traveled roads, we decided to stop. There is a Sky lift that takes you to the top...
by JMMO
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998
Replies: 7
Views: 336

Re: GL1500 GOLDWING 1998

I've had my '98 for 2 years now, and I haven't noticed any strong odors while sitting still at idle.
by JMMO
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sevierville, TN
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: Sevierville, TN

:D Just got back from our ride in the Pigeon Forge, TN area and I want to thank all who gave suggestions of things to do while we were there. tfdeputydawg :) thanks for your input. We rode all around the Smokies, and had a blast. We got connected with some folks who live down there, and they made su...
by JMMO
Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Brake pad shim
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Front Brake pad shim

Thanks Brian, glad to hear that, because that's what I'm seeing. The left pads are worn more than the right. :)
by JMMO
Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Brake pad shim
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Front Brake pad shim

:D Thanks for the reply. Any ideal why the shim is used for the front only caliper? And because you mention swapping pads from side to side, I'm assuming one side wears faster than the other, if that's correct which side wears the fastest, left (linked with rear), or right (front only)?
by JMMO
Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front Brake pad shim
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Front Brake pad shim

I pulled my front wheel off, for the 1st time since I bought my '98, to have a new tire installed. while checking the brake pads on each caliper I found something odd. :?: The right calipers outer pad has a shim on the back side, while the left calipers doesn't. I've looked in the manual, and don't ...
by JMMO
Thu Jun 12, 2014 1:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: mixing tire brands
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: mixing tire brands

Thanks for posting this question norskedan, and glad to hear you've healed up fine. :D I've been wondering the same thing. I bought my '98 two years ago, and the front tire was like new while the rear was close to needing replacing. I replaced the rear with the stock Dunlop, and now a year later the...
by JMMO
Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sevierville, TN
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Re: Sevierville, TN

:) Thanks for the tips. I had heard it was very crowded in that area during the summer months. Sounds like it will be a challenge to get around then, but I'm still looking forward to going. 8-)
by JMMO
Wed Jun 11, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sevierville, TN
Replies: 15
Views: 775

Sevierville, TN

The Misses & I are heading down to Sevierville, TN for a week long vacation. :D We'll be there from July 4th thru the 11th. It will be our 1st time in the area, and I'm looking for a few tips on things to do while there. If you've been there before, I'd sure like to hear what the must do's are :) as...
by JMMO
Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New Bike!
Replies: 18
Views: 586

Re: New Bike!

:D Congrats rescue1042! I got my "new to me" 1998 last summer, and I love it! :D Ride safe & often my friend. :D
by JMMO
Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: headlights
Replies: 28
Views: 1863

Re: headlights

Hey maddogg, I switched to HIDs last summer, and I'm very happy with them. I was going to go with a modulator, but when weighing the benefits of each system, I decided that the HIDs made me more visible to cagers plus the added benefit of better night vision, much better :D . I commute to work at 4a...
by JMMO
Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New look for 2014
Replies: 12
Views: 985

Re: New look for 2014

:DHappy for you crock4! Hope it's the best years of your life! :D
by JMMO
Wed Jul 24, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Bike night tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Bike night tonight

:D Hey bjatwood, Me & the Misses were just out your way a little over a week ago. We made our 1st long trip on the bike, (just got it mid summer last year), and we rode out to visit our son. He's in the Air Force, and stationed at Offut AB. We split the ride up by staying in Peoria, IL. It was a goo...
by JMMO
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: close call excellent outcome
Replies: 13
Views: 297

Re: close call excellent outcome

:roll: Glad to hear you are Ok, and that you were doing your part by riding defensibly. Hope you feel better after the rant. :lol:
by JMMO
Wed Jun 19, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear tire on gl1500 goldwing 1995
Replies: 36
Views: 3729

Re: rear tire on gl1500 goldwing 1995

I've only had my '98 1500 for a year now. It had 14,000 miles on it when I got it. It now has 23,000. I just put a new rear K177 Dunlop on it, as this is what was on it. I notice it was the tire designed for this bike. Does anyone still use them? Seems all the postings I come across, folks are using...
by JMMO
Fri May 10, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Rider Magazine Discount Coupon
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Rider Magazine Discount Coupon

Thanks bjatwood. I can see why you like it. :lol: Looks like we have twins!
by JMMO
Thu May 09, 2013 7:40 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Rider Magazine Discount Coupon
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Rider Magazine Discount Coupon

Thanks for sharing this coupon! :D