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by Sidcar
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 12
Views: 1688

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: 250

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: 590

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: 590

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: 590

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: 460

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: 460

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: 460

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: 693

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: 4054

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: 2113

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: 238

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 ...
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Connecting a sidecar heater
Replies: 2
Views: 238

Connecting a sidecar heater

I want to connect a heater matrix in the sidecar into the cooling system, anyone done it?
The carb's are coming off soon for a good clean out and that will be a good time to do the "plumbing".

Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2463

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Well I've now got a high output alternator and when it stops raining, sometime this month I hope, I'll fit it.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2463

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Charges at a rock steady 13.5v above 900rpm, lights on.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2463

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Both batteries that came with the bike are rated at 21amp per hour. Battery voltage this morning was 12.48v static, 10.26v cranking. Engine started the moment I released the starter button. The relay sounds a good idea. Fitting a car battery in the sidecar could be another way but I'd like to find t...
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2463

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Plugs, air filter, couple of very small filters, cam belts were changed 18 months/3000 mikes ago.

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2463

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

I'll have to let you know. The bike's outside and it's pouring down at the moment. When, if, it stops I'll go out and check. I'll check the cranking voltage with a separate volt meter while I'm at it as I'm not sure how accurate the one on the bike is.

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2463

Re: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

I should mention in the recent past it has had a new starter solenoid and new r/h handle bar switch. When I bought the bike it came with a spare battery, the previous owner having fitted a new on. There was nothing wrong with the battery he replaced and I use it a a slave battery when trying to star...
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged
Replies: 32
Views: 2463

Poor Cold Start. Engine wont fire with starter engaged

Hi, my 1995 GL1500 SE has been an indifferent cold starter since I bought it but during this cold snap we've had the past couple of weeks it's been a real pain. Hot start no problem. Cold start: Choke on Engine spins over vigorously but wont fire. Strong smell of petrol if I keep on spinning it over...
by Sidcar
Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Helmets 101
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

Re: Helmets 101

In that case I'll give it a bit longer. I find it so annoying, and sometimes dangerous when I'm trying to open the visor in a rush, I was thinking of trimming off the little peg. A bit drastic but at least I'd get the visor open quickly.
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Brake Pedal has no pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 425

Re: Rear brake problems

Examine the master cylinder, brake lines and callipers for leaks. If there is a leak repair replace whatever it is. No leaks Gently clamp off front brake. Pedal ok problem in front brake Pedal the same clamp off rear brake. Pedal ok problem in rear brake. Pedal still u/s master cylinder suspect. Ble...
by Sidcar
Fri Mar 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Helmets 101
Replies: 13
Views: 2431

Re: Helmets 101

I bought an Arai Chaser-X last December. Arai have changed the shape of the shell so I now take a medium instead of large, though I had to take the thinnest cheek pad out either side. It's a better fit than my old Aria but has two problems. The shell is higher at the back so there is cold spot on th...
by Sidcar
Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: February Newsletter
Replies: 4
Views: 268

February Newsletter

Just finished reading this months Newsletter, always interesting but......you've left the answer to one important question "hanging".
How did the Goldwing end up in the tree?

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1197

Re: Goldwing Cover

Sadly indoors is not an option at the moment. The colour faded out in the first three months, might just as well bought a black one (I think red was an extra fiver but it looked good at first).

Sid