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by Wingsconsin
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 50
Views: 7742

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

Check into the Commander 3 - new this year I think.

Might be a good alternative
by Wingsconsin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 Rear Wheel Black Powder Coated
Replies: 0
Views: 106

GL1800 Rear Wheel Black Powder Coated

I have too many rear wheels This one has a used up Avon Cobra on it - there are ZERO miles left in it -- but it still holds air .. The Powder coated wheel is in decent shape - some pitting but very minor - It holds the bead and air stays in - It has a metal valve stem on/in it as well NO TPMS -- $3...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Aluminum casting repair
Replies: 16
Views: 838

Re: Aluminum casting repair

Sorry this happened to you

Time to pay the piper -- Buy a New one (or new to you used one from eBay) -

Ride on without looking back ;)

by Wingsconsin
Wed May 27, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Highway boards off my 2002 GL1800
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: Highway boards off my 2002 GL1800

SOLD-SOLD-SOLD

Thanks for all who looked
by Wingsconsin
Tue May 26, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Highway boards off my 2002 GL1800
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Highway boards off my 2002 GL1800

I changed to Mik-o-pegs and Rivco AeroPegs a year ago - These were on the bike when I bought it --- I would like to get $50 plus shipping for them - I prefer PayPal Not great - but not bad - a little effort and they would clean up nicely - You can see a few scraps on the bottoms where I was too aggr...
by Wingsconsin
Tue May 19, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: For you guys who change your own tires.
Replies: 10
Views: 466

Re: For you guys who change your own tires.

I guess it is an issue of how many times do you change tires... I own 2 bikes , and my son has one right now - That's 3 sets of tires to change -- They are never in need of changing at the same time -- :roll: For ME -- I take them off myself - Take the wheels with the rubber I purchased online at a ...
by Wingsconsin
Mon May 18, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1800 Passenger backrest ('02 model)
Replies: 2
Views: 326

Re: GL1800 Passenger backrest ('02 model)

Sorry - It has been Sold already -
Good Luck --
I DO have an extra velour cover in Black that can cover up the damage ..?
by Wingsconsin
Wed May 06, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 Valve Adjustment
Replies: 21
Views: 6398

Re: GL1800 Valve Adjustment

I had mine done at 37,000 miles -
Two shims needed changing -all the rest were in spec
I will have it done again at 70,000 and see where they are -
But - at the rate I am actually riding (no where to go) it might be a while .. :(
by Wingsconsin
Wed May 06, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 oil capacity
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: GL1800 oil capacity

when I change the oil and filter I add a gallon, button it up and ride until it's time to change it again. As long as the oil level is between the upper and lower level marks it is good. I too always use a full gallon of oil when I change oil. I've never learned how to measure 3.9 quarts. This ....
by Wingsconsin
Wed May 06, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?
Replies: 42
Views: 8331

Re: AMSOIL use in GL 1800?

All of this reminds me my Goldwing is due for an oil change this weekend -- ;)
by Wingsconsin
Fri May 01, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '82 Oddities and Quirks
Replies: 28
Views: 1167

Re: '82 Oddities and Quirks

My son and I revived a 1980 GL1100 that ran kinda poorly when we got it here is the first start after the carb rebuild (done using tutorials found on this site) [YouTube] -QWwuQFSQLI [/YouTube] It still had some real problems -- A low end knock - and lack of power were two of them (sound familiar?)...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel removal to have a tire change
Replies: 21
Views: 1077

Re: Front wheel removal to have a tire change

Took a chance to take advantage of last saturday's 58 degrees here in illinois, had to air up a low front tire, to be expected late winter. But to my surprise, the tire was low, hot, and shot 20 miles later. :shock: Looked in the DIY to see how to remove the wheel so I can take it to the shop for n...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

More importantly ---

What OIL should one use when riding on the Darkside ...?


:lol: :lol: :roll: :lol: :lol: :roll: :lol: :lol:

by Wingsconsin
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020
Replies: 108
Views: 4968

Re: Fourth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Aug 19-23 2020

One of the "problems" we had on the 3rd Gathering was the weather. For the past three years we kind of "pushed" the envelope and last year we got bit. Mornings was great for riding but afternoons saw rain every day. Weather also forced us to cancel the Little Switzerland route and instead we went t...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Front wheel dilemma
Replies: 6
Views: 354

Re: Front wheel dilemma

Thanks Guys ! My local Honda dealer said that they were not interchangeable ..... I have done it on my '02 - I purchase BLACK F6B and BLACK Goldwing wheels for my Wing (I have 2 sets Front & Rear) And SOLD the aluminum versions - TPMS isn't a thing on my '02 so the wheels WITH the TPMS still work.....
by Wingsconsin
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Interesting ... What say you Sire ? aka King Brett. This, or something similar is all I was asking for. However, the document is 11 years old and presumably relates to a machine no longer owned by 5m0k3y, judging by his list of current motorcycles. If you wish, I will draft a letter for you to send...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

This is a screenshot of a letter from Avon Tyres, part of Cooper Tire and Rubber Co. Austone Tyres were a brand owned by Cooper Tires until recently (although the brand is now part of Prinx-Chengsan of China). Austone was of course, a very popular car tyre used by Goldwing owners. The letter is sel...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

ekvh wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:57 pm
Meanwhile:

https://www.legalreader.com/investigati ... N7RowCGLkI
BUT --
That is a MOTORCYCLE TIRE -- ??

LOL
by Wingsconsin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Not worth the time nor energy to work through this debate - The internet at large has myriad and major amounts of information on this subject - From those who have tried it - Yet no links. My challenge stands. Inform your insurance company that you have a tyre fitted to your machine which both the ...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Not worth the time nor energy to work through this debate - The internet at large has myriad and major amounts of information on this subject - From those who have tried it - Some have proven it works (for them) and others just believe what they feel Laws are different in many STATES and I suspect ...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Annual Gathering Lessons
Replies: 14
Views: 770

Re: Annual Gathering Lessons

the group could stay tighter together and not out-range themselves Once the line of riders stretches out a few miles -- no hope to keep the tail with the lead . Staying tighter sounds like a good idea in general. Maybe a discussion with the entire group as we get started on our first day and reemph...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

WHY put an auto tire on a M/C ? is it price? ok..what is your life worth? $20-$30? Is it tire wear? (also PRICE) no tire manufacturer - none, zip, nada- bupkiss- will sign off on an auto tire on a m/c. The sidewall is the issue. Car tires are not made to lean over like bikes. Yeah, yeah. I know- it...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: front end bouncey ride on GL1800
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: front end bouncey ride on GL1800

I would check a few things --- Condition of the front tire -- Cupping ? Old ? delamination of a ply? Bulging ? Pressure ? Check the anti-dive system - if they un-did that and din;t put it back together right it could be binding causing a shock over every crack in the road surface Suspension is alwa...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Relays: What they are, how they work, how to replace them (Video)
Replies: 8
Views: 1594

Re: Relays: What they are, how they work, how to replace them (Video)

When I had my 1500 I owned a few of these first gen relays - they worked fine. Then I started a resto-mod on my 1983 GS850 and needed a good quality set of relays for electrical systems I installed - The GS850 was notoriously under powered with a stator and R & R system that didn't work as well as ...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 65
Views: 2451

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

The tire width issue often gets confused between the GL1500 and the GL1800

then 1800 can accommodate a slightly wider tire I believe (?) --

Do your research and KNOW whjat will fit before you spend $$ on it ---

Just my 2¢