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by seelyark1
Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1016

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

A headlight modulator works better than all the choices you have stated so far. And don't worry about someone thinking you are going to pass them by flashing your headlight. Modulators are way faster than you can do it.
by seelyark1
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Older Than Dirt Quiz
Replies: 100
Views: 7419

Re: Older Than Dirt Quiz

I just happened to stumble back onto this post. I can remember my Dad building his own Heathkit tube tester in the 1950s. He got really interested in television and made his own antenna too. Lost that to hurricane Hazel in the 50s too. I still have two of the oscilloscopes that he made too. I find i...
by seelyark1
Fri May 04, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: G1500 Front Break Replacement- Both sides yes or no
Replies: 6
Views: 293

Re: G1500 Front Break Replacement- Both sides yes or no

I don't see any compelling reason to replace both sides at the same time either. As you said, they operate independently anyway. You do however need to replace both pads in the same caliper at the same time, which shouldn't be any problem since they are sold as a set. And this is what they mean whe...
by seelyark1
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Help, electrical, What are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Need Help, electrical, What are these?

What does the wiring connect to? BTW Semper Fi! Are those really 7.5 amp fuses?
by seelyark1
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need Help, electrical, What are these?
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Re: Need Help, electrical, What are these?

Looks like others have it figured out correctly' What seemed strange to me was the use of, what looked to be, 7.5 amp fuses. Don't think I have ever seen that ampere fuses before.
by seelyark1
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Monthly Drawing Contest
Replies: 82
Views: 9224

Re: Monthly Drawing Contest

Geez, and it's only 77 degrees outside. Think I'll wait till it warms up before I go for another ride. This 60 degree stuff is killing me. ;)
by seelyark1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bike has set quite a while, check out these plugs
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: Bike has set quite a while, check out these plugs

If you had water in the cylinder, then it was on the other side of the rings too. I'd look a little deeper before trying to start. How is the oil look? Hydro lock isn't just on the spark plug side of the pistons. Rings don't stop water when it is sitting for a long time.
by seelyark1
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best manual?
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: Best manual?

Both are fair for some problems, but the Honda manual will work well for 99% of problems. Although not nearly as cheap as the other two. It will pay for itself in time.
by seelyark1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble
Replies: 15
Views: 790

Re: Death wobble

I suspect that the tire is your problem. How old are they? How many miles? Easy to replace them yourself.
by seelyark1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: clutch or trans issue?
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: clutch or trans issue?

I'd still check the shifter linkage. Original was horrible. It could be a simple fix.
by seelyark1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Girls on a GL1000
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Girls on a GL1000

offcenter wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 am
Hmm....I suspect that they bat for the other team. :lol: :lol: :lol:
I get it! LOL
by seelyark1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got my own little un-obtanium: light switch
Replies: 5
Views: 384

Re: Got my own little un-obtanium: light switch

Is there a void space for the switch on a US bike? Oh yes, thinking English, or not thinking. LOL
by seelyark1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wobble in front end
Replies: 7
Views: 478

Re: Wobble in front end

I'll "forth" it on the tire being the cause. An 18 year old tire? Way past time to replace it no matter the mileage. Doesn't it show signs of dry rot? I think I saw a 2000 1800 which makes me wonder as I thought the 1800 was started in 2001??? OK 2007, still too old.
by seelyark1
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: $12 Solution for your aching butt!
Replies: 8
Views: 479

Re: $12 Solution for your aching butt!

For a real surprise, try sitting on a small sheet of plywood for a few miles. (I found that after driving for a long time on my truck seat, just sitting on the tailgate for a while was really comfortable.) Easy to store it on or in your trunk. ;)
by seelyark1
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Monthly Drawing Contest
Replies: 82
Views: 9224

Re: Monthly Drawing Contest

If you had a Harley, You would have to work on it! My niece has one, as does her sister, but she works for the post office so she can afford it. 3 cents postage, 40 cents storage. I'd hate to have to change the belt. I came back, from being in the service, with a motorcycle and got the whole family'...
by seelyark1
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you have a vintage ride??
Replies: 59
Views: 2112

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Still playing with my 76 CB 550-4. Made my daughter mad as it has an antique tag, and that is her birth year. Just over 10,000 miles. Just love to hear it run.
by seelyark1
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 54
Views: 3871

Re: The loneliest road in America???

Me thinks that maybe you should quit yawning and take a look around. There is beauty in all the states. You can keep your high taxes and I'll keep my hills and sunshine where I can ride all year round.
by seelyark1
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 54
Views: 3871

Re: The loneliest road in America???

Just reread this entire post and still smiling about Ravyns post about it being as busy as I-5. We left Whidbey Island and headed for Crater Lake driving a 1 ton Chevy truck with a 40 foot Toy Hauler and a 16 foot sailboat behind that. Also had along a 29 foot sailboat with it's truck. Had to get 2 ...
by seelyark1
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: oops
Replies: 5
Views: 562

Re: oops

And how about all those vacuum hoses? Now you have a chance to REALLY get to know your Goldwing.
by seelyark1
Mon Mar 12, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: longevity of timing belts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1209

Re: longevity of timing belts?

I bought my belts at NAPA and they were way cheaper than Honda and made by the same outfit. If I remember correctly (I have CRS) they cost me $28. And they came with a nice sticker that you can fill out when they were changed , so there is a record. I affixed it in the trunk along with tire info and...
by seelyark1
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I'll troubleshoot that another day, must ride today...
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: I'll troubleshoot that another day, must ride today...

Got my son riding when he was in high school. Figured if he got into bikes he wouldn't have money or time for drugs. Soon after high school he was off to the Navy. 24 years later, we have the chance to ride together again. Got my grandson a Honda 125 dirt bike, same reasoning. Works well so far. He ...
by seelyark1
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: 1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case

There is always room for a spare engine. I had a woman pull out in front of me a couple years ago and it totaled my 98 1500SE. I could have kept that bike for $1700. It had less than 50,000 miles on it, and ran like a top. I didn't think that it was that damaged, but didn't have the spare cash at th...
by seelyark1
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I'll troubleshoot that another day, must ride today...
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: I'll troubleshoot that another day, must ride today...

Glad to see you out riding with your son! I ride with my son every time we get the chance. I bet that you had the more comfortable ride though. But some of these young guys have an iron butt. Enjoy your times together while you can. :)
by seelyark1
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case
Replies: 3
Views: 244

Re: 1984 Interstate Extreme Basket case

Go for it, what have you got to lose. If it has some parts that you want or need, you may just get it on the cheap. Besides, they are fun to tinker with. :)