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by Sidcar
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead alternators
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Arrowhead alternators

There is not a lot of choice. Honda OEM £366. $477 Compufire High Output, £303.00 Import Duty 83.94 Shipping 22.00. = $529 Arrowhead High Output (who?) from UK 206.00. $268 Arrowhead Normal Output 186.00. $242 Arrowhead “ “ from Italy (inc shipping) 136.00. $177 The Arrowhead from Italy is the best ...
by Sidcar
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead alternators
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Re: Arrowhead alternators

They say they've been going for 45 years.
www.arrowheadep.com


Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?

Saw this on YouTube. It interested me because, apart from you can use a car alternator as a donor, the fault was a failed rotor. I've had two OEM alternators fail both due to faulty rotors. Pity you can't buy replacement rotors for the original units, I could put two units back in service. bbYgCvK-j...
by Sidcar
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?

What is it with Honda alternators? I've had two GL1500's, an 89 and a 95, both had alternator failure yet the "high" mileage one has only done 47000 mls. Add to that a replacement alternator that causes engine vibration and that's not much of a track record.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?
Replies: 19
Views: 618

Re: Which alternator for HIGH Amps?

The alternator has just failed on my 95 GL1500 SE. I took it off and checked the brushes which where ok, clean everything I could and refitted it but no go. I have a WPC high output alternator which I took off my previous GL1500 so I fitted that. A test ride up the road reminded me why I took it off...
by Sidcar
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Arrowhead alternators
Replies: 5
Views: 326

Arrowhead alternators

Anyone fitted an Arrowhead alternator to their GL1500' are they any good?

Sid
by Sidcar
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is Spring finally coming?
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: Is Spring finally coming?

I hope Spring is here I spent all today washing off the winter grime from the Wing and giving it a good polish.
If it rains tomorrow I'm not going out.

Sid
by Sidcar
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is it ???
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: What is it ???

That's just what I was thinking especially if I took the warning light bulb out.

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is it ???
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: What is it ???

It is now securely cable tied out of the way where it can't cause any mischief.
On the GL1500 does this switch cut the ignition as well as turn the warning light on?

Sid.
by Sidcar
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is it ???
Replies: 6
Views: 250

Re: What is it ???

Its ok I've sussed it, it's the side stand switch but I don't have a side stand, taken off when the sidecar was fitted.

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What is it ???
Replies: 6
Views: 250

What is it ???

I was repairing a dodgy connection to the alternator when I noticed a loop of wire hanging down from behind the upper panel. I gave it a tug and down came the wire with a gizmo on the end of it. I can't find a part number on it but is seems to be some sort of potentiometer. The bike runs ok. Any ide...
by Sidcar
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 36
Views: 891

Re: Drivers test bike

Took my test back in the late 60's on a 200cc Triumph Tiger Cub. Not much to it back then. Just rode round a couple of blocks with an "emergency stop" and a hill start. Within a year I was riding a 650cc Bonneville having gone through a 250cc Norton, awful bike, and a 500cc Triumph T100a. Happy days...
by Sidcar
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?
Replies: 35
Views: 1009

Re: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?

Same as minimac except the bike I was glad to get rid of was a 250cc Norton Jubilee, awful bike. My friends 125cc Lambretta used to thrash it.
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 5'5"
Replies: 27
Views: 1092

Re: 5'5"

I'm with Alan_Hepburn, I never give the weight a second thought.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Calm before the storm
Replies: 14
Views: 357

Re: Calm before the storm

They used to say
"A hundred miles was a long way for a Brit and a hundred years was a long time for an American"

Sid
by Sidcar
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: exhaust diameter
Replies: 17
Views: 561

Re: exhaust diameter

At one time you could buy exhaust extractor pipe. It was a flexible hose with a rubber cone at one end si it would fit over different sized exhaust pipe. Try garage equipment websites. I don't remember it being cheap.

Sid.
by Sidcar
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Quick Connect
Replies: 19
Views: 1204

Re: Helmet Quick Connect

D rings for me every time. Buckles are to big and uncomfortable for me.
Are buckles as safe? I don't know but Arai don't use them.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yellowstone In Winter
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Yellowstone In Winter

A Yellowstone safari, magic.
Bit far for the weekend but one day I'll get there.

Sid
by Sidcar
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 34
Views: 1627

Re: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?

When it comes to comfort, smoothness and effortless power the answer is yes, by a country mile.

Sid.
by Sidcar
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike with a difference
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Trike with a difference

Bit different to your usual trike but oh the price.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/132922497899?ul_noapp=true








Sid
by Sidcar
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cafe Racer Wing
Replies: 18
Views: 1444

Cafe Racer Wing

I like the bike but not the price!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/273654739973?ul_noapp=true

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by Sidcar
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas One and All
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Merry Christmas One and All

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and safe riding in 2019
(and thanks to me old mate Malcolm for the use of his cartoon).

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle crime in England
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Motorcycle crime in England

It has to be pointed out that since the police started using this tactic there has been a noticeable drop "scooter crime". No bad thing.

Sid
by Sidcar
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Retiring
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: Retiring

Congratulations. I've been retired for four years and it's marvellous. If you've got an old motorcycle or two you'll never be short of things to do. One warning, all those jobs you didn't fancy doing so you told the wife "I'll do that when I retire", well she with the long memory will remind you of ...
by Sidcar
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you have a vintage ride??
Replies: 67
Views: 2799

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

Yup, a V Twin. A real dinosaur, side valve and total loss lubrication. 4 speed g/box but hand change.

Sid