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by minimac
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 50
Views: 2406

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

I've been curious as how you were liking the Austone. Your experience and thoughts mirror my own. I switched my front tire to a radial when I added the Austone to the rear. Although the Austone works very well with a bias tire, the handling really comes alive when it is matched with a radial front. ...
by minimac
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Happy Darksider went back to MC tire
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Happy Darksider went back to MC tire

After a few years and 35,000 miles, my Austone was finally getting close to the wear bars. Because I'm contemplating selling my GW, I figured I'd go back to a MC tire. What a world of difference-and not in a good way! I saw others here post about how they like their Shinko tires, so I thought what t...
by minimac
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

hap2 wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:02 am
Will the dryer sheet remain potent?
Two or three balled up together and stuck in the end of the exhaust will last for the winter
by minimac
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 485

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

A dryer sheet stuffed in the end of the muffler will do the same...and it doesn't smell as bad.
by minimac
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stopping oil leaks with an additive?
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Stopping oil leaks with an additive?

The issue with synthetic oil causing leaks has been a non-issue for years. If it's not leaking too badly, just keep cleaning it off and keep an eye on the oil level, until you can change the seals. My money would be that they're worn and no amount of leak sealer of any kind would fix it. Just slap a...
by minimac
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why I like GoldwingDocs
Replies: 15
Views: 656

Re: Why I like GoldwingDocs

Besides being the most informative site on the web, I appreciate the personal touch of our Admin. If you experience an issue, he's available and willing to take the time to look into it.
by minimac
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Carburetor removal from bike
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Carburetor removal from bike

DaveO430 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 am
Did anyone notice this thread is going on 10 years old?
I saw this post and almost choked laughing! :lol:
by minimac
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: fuel, ignition or worse peoblem?
Replies: 20
Views: 484

Re: fuel, ignition or worse peoblem?

I'm surprised no one suggested changing -or at least checking-your fuel filter. Eliminate one thing at a time. Gas cap, fuel filter,Fuel itself, fuel pump pressure. If all are good, move to the next item. Timing, spark, etc. If all is good there, it's time to tear into it a little further and check ...
by minimac
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 37
Views: 1247

Re: No helmet

Reminds me of the news story here in upstate New York some years ago when a big anti-helmet protest ride was staged. One rider, not paying attention, and either hit or almost hit the bike in front of him, went down and hit his head on the curb. It of course, killed him. It made that whole 'protest' ...
by minimac
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The idiots are out there
Replies: 313
Views: 16962

Re: The idiots are out there

.....But you know? You have to be watching every second. If you don't, you're gonna get it. Guaranteed!....... I love to ride. I've been riding for over 40 years. But I'm seriously thinking about packing it in. Anyone else thinking that way? Packing it in??? The thought never crosses my mind. I jus...
by minimac
Thu Sep 27, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 72
Views: 3106

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

tamathumper wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:28 am
Reflective tape is required in NY?
IIRC, it's supposed to be four square inches on each side.(1"wide x 4"long)
by minimac
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure
Replies: 19
Views: 501

Re: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure

The brand of tires will also play a huge part in how the machine handles. All brands are not created equal.
by minimac
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Girls on a GL1000
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Girls on a GL1000

At least they're wearing their boots and helmets.
by minimac
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Who Never Wears A Helmet
Replies: 72
Views: 3106

Re: Who Never Wears A Helmet

Here, in NY state, we have to wear a helmet. What gets me, though, are to people who do the absolute bare minimum. You know the kind-the flat black salad bowl. Actually, if the LEOs would take the time to read the law, they'd realize that those are illegal also, unless they have the required reflect...
by minimac
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Front Tire on Trike
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: Replacing Front Tire on Trike

Next time add your beads before sealing the last bead on the tire. I'm not trying to be a smart@ss, but it works.
by minimac
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside tire change
Replies: 51
Views: 5578

Re: Darkside tire change

Well, it's taken a couple of years, but I'm ready for a new rear tire. I'm currently running an Austone and it is finally getting close enough to the wear bars for me to start thinking of replacement. There's still a fair amount of tread left, but I never run to the wear bars- or beyond. I've gotten...
by minimac
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 195/75R16 LT tire on a GL1500
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: 195/75R16 LT tire on a GL1500

Modify that inner shield a bit, pump up the rear shocks and go for it! I'd be more concerned with the width.
by minimac
Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Mice smell in my fairing
Replies: 8
Views: 281

Re: Mice smell in my fairing

Check with your local mortician. They have sprays that doesn't just cover up odors, but destroys it.
by minimac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: why I choose a car tire
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: why I choose a car tire

I chose putting an Austone on my GL1500. I got tired of paying upwards of $200 for a tire and not getting a season of riding out of it. I now have over 35K miles on it and still going strong. I liked the fact that it was a six ply radial. I also changed the front tire to a radial and the combination...
by minimac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 2593

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

If you're happy, it was well worth it. If it looks half as good in person as in the pictures, it's great!
by minimac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: New to the forum
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: New to the forum

Pick up a shop manual-not just a Clymer. Between that, and the how-to section and helpful community on this site, if you know which end of a screwdriver to hold, you should have no problems.
by minimac
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston
Replies: 5
Views: 311

Re: Multiple bikes ran over in Galveston

At least it looks like the Goldwing survived!
by minimac
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: At what point?????
Replies: 13
Views: 424

Re: At what point?????

The wiring looks bad, but it's an easy repair. Trace back each bad wire, and spice in a new piece using good connectors- no soldering or taping required. I just came across some low temp solder connectors with shrink ends that will work with a hairdryer/heatgun. None of what you describe is earth sh...
by minimac
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement
Replies: 13
Views: 618

Re: 94 GL1500A fuel filter replacement

Often overlooked by many when doing maintenance. I'll bet a lot of owners have no idea where it is.