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by Sidcar
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 231

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

Didn't the Fairey "Rotodyne" use tip jets, back in the 50's/60's, but I don't think it ever went into production. Noise from the tip jets being one of the problems

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Duxford and the American Air Museum Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Duxford and the American Air Museum Hall

Picked a good day to visit Duxford Air Museum, it's their Battle of Britain air show this weekend so there were vintage aircraft arriving, making test flights and going through their display routines. Pictures to follow. If you visit Duxford the "American Air Museum" Hall is a must. It must have tak...
by Sidcar
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Diesel GL1500
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Diesel GL1500

Off to the Air Museum at Duxford today, going to be damned careful when I stop to refuel!

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Diesel GL1500
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Diesel GL1500

Over here petrol is green and diesel black and the spouts are different diameters but that doesn't stop the determined idiot from getting it wrong! :D

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Diesel GL1500
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Re: Diesel GL1500

How do you dispose of 28 ltrs of diesel contaminated petrol? Put it in the fuel tank of your 1930 BSA, did about 80 miles on it yesterday and it didn't miss a beat. Petrol in the 30's probably had an octane rating of about 50/60 so I expect this contaminated stuff is not far off. Didn't even need to...
by Sidcar
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Loch Ness Monster 2
Replies: 0
Views: 113

Loch Ness Monster 2

More Brooklands pics.

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Loch Ness monster?
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Loch Ness monster?

Prior to spoiling my day by topping the Wing up with diesel I had a great day at the Brooklands Museum ( brooklandsmuseum.com ). I went there last year but a lot of the aircraft exhibits were in storage whilst the their hanger was rebuilt and restored. The hanger is devoted to aircraft produced at B...
by Sidcar
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Diesel GL1500
Replies: 11
Views: 442

Diesel GL1500

Well not quite. Coming back from the Brooklands Museum (www.brooklandsmuseum.com) yesterday I stopped in Chertsey to top up with petrol and in a "Senior Moment" topped up with diesel instead, 10 litres of it. I was too busy yapping to my mate in the sidecar and not concentrating what little mind I'v...
by Sidcar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Re: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter

To avoid confusion when I say right hand I'm looking from the rear.

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 Suspension gaiter
Replies: 7
Views: 320

GL 1500 Suspension gaiter

The right hand rear suspension unit gaiter on my 95 GL1500 has split. The Honda dealer tells me I have to buy a new suspension unit as the gaiter doesn't come separate. Anyone had the same problem if so how did you solve it?
When it comes to spares Honda are a pain in the a***!

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Aug 13, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1994 Goldwing GL 1500 SE won't start
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: 1994 Goldwing GL 1500 SE won't start

Any wires or components getting warm/hot?

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1994 SE GOLDWING Headlight problem
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: 1994 SE GOLDWING Headlight problem

Or Picton, Clwyd or Picton, North Yorkshire!

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1994 SE GOLDWING Headlight problem
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: 1994 SE GOLDWING

Poor earth somewhere?

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 16
Views: 2184

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

I ordered mine right after reading your review. I've now done about 120 miles with it, all in bright sunshine. If it went a shade darker I wouldn't complain but it does the job and I'm well pleased.

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding on a snake
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Riding on a snake

I've fitted an Avon Cobra Trike tyre to the front of my outfit and the difference is amazing. The steering feels much more positive at low and high speeds and in crosswinds on the motorway. Stability when braking also feels better. Money well spent. Now solo riders complain of: Handle bar wobble at ...
by Sidcar
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Isle of Man time again

Peter Hickman has just won the Senior race and now holds the outright lap record @ 135.4 mph. Distance between 1st and 2nd place at the end of the six lap race, 2 seconds.
Hicky was clocked at 205mph on the Sulby straight.
F1 eat your heart out.

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Isle of Man time again

Watching Michael Rutter calmly screw the power on whilst the bike tries to tie itself in knots underneath him could make anyone gibber.......or reach for a change of underwear.

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu May 31, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 623

Re: Isle of Man time again

You can listen to the race (and practice sessions) commentaries online at www.manxradio.com.
I listen via the Radioplayer app.

Sid.
by Sidcar
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off Roading Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Off Roading Goldwing

I saw this at Sammy Miller's Motorcycle Museum, New Milton, last year. I wish I'd taken a few more pictures of the chain drive now.

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off Roading Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Re: Off Roading Goldwing

If the roads in this country get anymore potholed (some of the potholes are so elongated they'll have to be reclassified as trenches!) I can see a good market for this bike.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Off Roading Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 477

Off Roading Goldwing

Saw this at the Stafford Motorcycle Show yesterday. Is it a factory job or someone's dream creation?

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Madstad windshield Review
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Madstad windshield Review

How effective is it when it rains?

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket GPS Suggestions
Replies: 39
Views: 4152

Re: Aftermarket GPS Suggestions

Ye Olde Sate Nave. I wonder if it's steam powered.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you have a vintage ride??
Replies: 59
Views: 2202

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

I have a 1930 500 cc BSA Sloper and sidecar
Girder forks, rigid frame and hand change gears.
Bit of a different ride from the GL1500.

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Connecting a sidecar heater
Replies: 2
Views: 244

Re: Connecting a sidecar heater

If it had been overheating for some time that wouldn't do the bores a lot of good. I shall keep an eye on the engine temp but I don't think there will be a problem. The radiator will be in an enclosed space so it won't cool the coolant that much. Spring is here,just, and the weather might getting a ...