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by Wingsconsin
Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1227

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

I still maintain that the riding style must adapt to the typ of bike one is riding. A Goldwing has some giddy up, but it is not a sport bike. Advertisements or commercials with professional riders may make it appear sporty, but it is still the Cadillac of motorcycles. People don’t buy Goldwings for...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Left saddle bag will not open
Replies: 12
Views: 1173

Re: Left saddle bag will not open

I had this happen to my GL1500 trunk - nothing I tried would get it to release, even trying to release it from underneath, fishing up to the mechanism. What I ended up doing in the end was removing the seat, drilling a small hole in the front of the trunk (where it would be covered by the seat), an...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1227

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

After another short group ride today, and using the pivot shoes out so they hit first technique, I'm even more happy with the shock upgrade. Only scraped once, on a slow speed, sharp corner. Hope to be able to get the front done in the next week or so. I really appreciate the advice and help form e...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: It is never to early to plan: 2019 GoldwingDocs Gathering
Replies: 32
Views: 1542

Re: It is never to early to plan: 2019 GoldwingDocs Gathering

Subscribed - I think this year may work out for me...hopefully...please...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 44
Views: 5452

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

Have them on my 1985 Limited Edition, just past 30,000 Kms and not a the wear bars. I have the Commander II on both of my Goldwings. The Commander on my 1500 is now nearly worn out with about 18,000 miles on it. I have another new one here that I'll install next week. I love 'em. Both bikes origina...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Michelin Commander II Tires
Replies: 44
Views: 5452

Re: Michelin Commander II Tires

Glad this came back up -- Does anyone have any REAL WORLD (use by you) experience with the Commander II on the Wing? Any radial vs Bias Ply thoughts that could be germane to the conversation? As stated by me earlier - I LIKE the Michelin Commander II as I run a set on my GS850 (smaller and lighter ...
by Wingsconsin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Monotubes VS Traxxion
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Monotubes VS Traxxion

Goldwinger365 - Thanks for the pictures I know it will be a solid weekend of working on the bike- Winter here is long and spring will be waiting - come Feb-March I will fire up the garage heater and have at it Did you remove the fuel tank to get to the rear actuator set-up ? I have read that is requ...
by Wingsconsin
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Monotubes VS Traxxion
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Re: Monotubes VS Traxxion

Waiting in my garage is a Traxxion rear actuator and spring assembly. New to me from a 1000 mile test ride on a different bike. Set up for a man who is 270# and his wife. I am 266# . 👍 I also have the Progressive Monotubes waiting in the garage for me too. With winter arriving yesterday I will wait ...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams
Replies: 16
Views: 411

Re: Auxiliary Lights Wired to Highbeams

I think I did what you are trying to do -- The 'fog lamps go OFF when the High beams are on - The AUX light under my mirrors go ON with the HIGH Beams Pick up energy from the BLUE wire near the FOG ON switch and use that to flip your relay - Then your lower lights will switch off when the AUX lights...
by Wingsconsin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2002 GL1800 Owners check in !
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: 2002 GL1800 Owners check in !

My '02 currently has 57,000 miles on it - I have had no trouble with it since I got it a few years ago at 25K - I anticipate it will be the last Goldwing I will ever own as I approach retirement and advancing age - My son recently purchased a lightly used (37K) '03 which is nearly the exact same mo...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: GoldwingDocs is 10

Well done ! Congratulations on the milestone - and for having the most user friendly and supportive site of any forum I belong to several various internet forum sites, from cars, to other bikes, to bowling . . . You site is one of the very BEST as far as organization, layout, and just ease of use -...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Monotubes VS Traxxion
Replies: 14
Views: 496

Monotubes VS Traxxion

Progressive Monotubes or Traxxion Dynamics Upgrade -- It seems to me that one can get nearly 75% of the upgrade for nearly 1/2 the cost when comparing these two front fork suspension upgrades? I know many thing the Traxxion is the best way to go and it probably is -- but budgets also dictate where t...
by Wingsconsin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 153
Views: 12091

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

You guys finally convinced me. I just ordered the GoPro Hero 7 Black which will be released on Thursday. Should give me some really great videos. You will LOVE that GoPro - I have the Hero 6 Black The GPS function nallows you to add speed and mapping to your videos -- Here is a quick video I shot f...
by Wingsconsin
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GoPro Hero 2 System Complete
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: GoPro Hero 2 System Complete

I see that it is sold. Makes quite the video. I hope you don't mind a few questions, since I want a camera on my bike. * How did you mount it on your Wing? Did you ever worry about losing it? I have mounted it is various places but the video above it was clamped onto the aux light mount I have that...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 153
Views: 12091

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

I just got a new GoPro Hero 6 Black - I love it - remote control through my phone app Easy to use - waterproof in its own case - High quality - Anti-shake technology above and beyond anything you've ever seen GPS enabled so you can over-law a speedometer (once you learn the software) Not looking bac...
by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GoPro Hero 2 System Complete
Replies: 3
Views: 285

Re: GoPro Hero 2 System Complete

SOLD SOLD SOLD
by Wingsconsin
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 153
Views: 12091

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Looks like everyone is having a great time
Be safe fellow riders
by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 4563

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Ride Smart - Ride Safe - Have a great time to all who venture forth
by Wingsconsin
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GoPro Hero 2 System Complete
Replies: 3
Views: 285

GoPro Hero 2 System Complete

I got a gift recently and acquired a new GoPro Hero 6 Black System With this upgrade I am no longer needing my GoPro Hero 2 system so here it is for sale I prefer PayPal -- asking $200 ;) for everything you see shipped to the 48 Pm or direct email: cmunkwitz@gmail.com 3 batteries - 2 NEW in box neve...
by Wingsconsin
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Shocks
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Shocks

I’ve been commuting on a Goldwing to work for the past 15 years in the Bay Area. Upgrade four years ago to a 2007 GL1800 from an ‘84 GL1100. Retired it when it flipped 200k. Shocks are always a question. Is there a solution for not bottoming out when riding double? Max’ed out air. I understand I am...
by Wingsconsin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 4563

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

BlueThunder wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:52 am
Only a few weeks away... surely there are more that want to come??
...Want to come ...YES
CAN come ...Sadly ..no ... :(
by Wingsconsin
Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 1174

Re: At wits end . . . .

When I had my 96 it would act in a similar fashion sometimes. IF you had less than a 1/2 tank of fuel when this happened - And it was hot or the engine was hot - I suspect the fuel pump is weak - The 1500 will keep feeding fuel while the tank is 1/2 or above via gravity - after that the next 1/2 of ...
by Wingsconsin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Man, what a noise!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1201

Re: Man, what a noise!!!

Looking at your profile it lists you are riding Double Darkside -
Hopefully they don't use that against you to dodge the issue of a faulty driveline -
Just me being paranoid ---

Where's my tin foil hat ?!
by Wingsconsin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Necessary to periodically re-inspect for frame cracks?
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: Necessary to periodically re-inspect for frame cracks?

There were 100s of bike produced that never developed any cracks
Some did crack - I won an '02 and my son has an '03 and we look them over pretty often and have the dealer inspect when we can -
Both bikes are around 50K and so far -- so good ...
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by Wingsconsin
Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1800 and Avon Cobra tires
Replies: 38
Views: 4613

Re: Gl1800 and Avon Cobra tires

Unless Avon has come out with a new Cobra, stay away from the rear unless you want this to happen. Mine blew at 70 mph and I was able to get it to the side of the road without any problems. There are many reports of this happening to the rear on other GW forums. The tire only had about 8K miles on ...