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by minimac
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prices
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Prices

^ that's a ridiculous response. Maybe that's the most you'd pay, but, in good condition, it's worth way more than $1500, no matter where you live.
by minimac
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rear tire failure
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Rear tire failure

I had replaced both tires @ 22,000 miles with OEM Dunlops, left for my trip with 26,300 and all of the above occurred @ 33,500 miles. I hadn't realized that I was pushing the limits of the tire until it failed; however in retrospect I was less than diligent about checking the condition of my rear t...
by minimac
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Snow? Snow doesn't bother me...
Replies: 5
Views: 172

Re: Snow? Snow doesn't bother me...

I wouldn't have pulled that out of the shop, much less ride it. Snow doesn't bother me, I ride all winter, as long as the roads are dry. Back in the mid 60's there was a large field that would be flooded, then frozen with a couple of inches of ice. Every Sunday(weather dependent) a group of anywhere...
by minimac
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tires and Brake Pads
Replies: 9
Views: 286

Re: Tires and Brake Pads

For brake pads, I prefer the stock organic pads. They have been hard to beat for performance and I don't have to worry about them ruining the discs, like some metallic pads will do. The absolute best tire for a 1500 is the Austone( IMHO), but I've also had great results with the Bridgestone Excedra ...
by minimac
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!

I use Duck Duck go on Firefox and had no issues whatsoever.
by minimac
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Planning last ride. suggestions requested.
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Planning last ride. suggestions requested.

From Niagara Falls, follow RT 104 and the Seaway Trail across northern New York, into Vermont.This ride is nice in the summer, but spectacular in the fall.
by minimac
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How long does your riding gear last?
Replies: 10
Views: 327

Re: How long does your riding gear last?

It 's just by accident that my three (two 'cold weather' and a mesh)jackets are all First Gear. I've had them all for over ten years, and only the mesh is starting to look a little worn. My two pair of Cortech kevlar reinforced cargo pants are still like new after the same amount of time. I'll proba...
by minimac
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helpful Tip
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Re: Helpful Tip

I found it easier to have the bike on the centerstand and just look for it! :D
by minimac
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE

While at a dealer, I inquired about having some minor mechanical work done on my '93 Aspencade(66K miles). I was told that my bike is too old and I should get rid of it. I told told the service writer, in somewhat less than "polite" language, that I didn't ask his opinion and not only wouldn't I bri...
by minimac
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Darkside
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: Darkside

It isn't that difficult to install the tire yourself, but if that doesn't appeal to you, hunt out a close by independent shop. Also , although many feel it isn't that important to balance the rear, I found that the addition of 3-4 oz of ceramic beads to do a great job of balancing a darkside rear ti...
by minimac
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

If for some reason this deal falls through, I'll take it.
by minimac
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Survived deer hit at 55 mph
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Survived deer hit at 55 mph

Carrying comp and collision isn't that expensive- good for you! If the damage isn't too severe you may want to consider 'buying" the bike back if it is indeed( most likely) totalled. It will be hard finding a dealer to fix it-if not impossible- but there is a huge market for getting used parts. Just...
by minimac
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: My Bike PC
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Re: My Bike PC

This is all Greek to me. I'm not a nerd or geek or whatever it is nowadays, as I've barely progressed from my Commodore 64, but that's impressive!
by minimac
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: tires
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: tires

I first put radials on my '93 Aspencade when I first darksided it many years ago. I felt because the Austone on the rear was a radial, I would put a radial on the front. Even though the Austone worked as well with the bias tire, the difference with radials on both ends was amazing. After 35K miles i...
by minimac
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What should I do first
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: What should I do first

While I don't mind looking through the windshield, I've always followed the rule of thumb that the top of the windscreen should be about level with the tip of your nose. That makes it low enough to look over but high enough to duck behind if it's raining or extremely buggy. I try to purchase one tha...
by minimac
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: iron butt rides
Replies: 33
Views: 1026

Re: iron butt rides

I can't count the number of rides I've done in my 50 years of riding, which easily would have qualified, not only on my bikes but my scooters as well. My riding buddies all know I have an iron butt-I don't need a piece of paper to prove it. :D I may just do one this year on both the Goldwing and on...
by minimac
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Lost KEY and lost FOB
Replies: 16
Views: 930

Re: Lost KEY and lost FOB

It sounds as though things are going to get VERY expensive. Could the dealer possibly track the numbers down using your VIN#?
by minimac
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ticking Noise in right side of engine
Replies: 8
Views: 476

Re: Ticking Noise in right side of engine

After calling the closest(65 miles away)dealer, only to be told I should get rid of my bike-it's too old, I rethought what's happening, and came to the conclusion that it had to be the lifters (hydraulic valve adjusters).I pulled the three exhaust HVAs and after pumping out what I could of the air i...
by minimac
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Survived deer hit at 55 mph
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: Survived deer hit at 55 mph

.... Yea I'm thinking hard about a ragtop. Since I returned I have told no one. But since returning everything is SO GREAT and BEAUTIFUL thinking I very well could have been in hospital/pain or pushing up daisies. I can't stand thinking what if we were two up? I've had more close calls, and a few h...
by minimac
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What Do Other People in My Situation Do?
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: What Do Other People in My Situation Do?

I have been a customer for many years and Rock Auto has always provided fast shipping and good prices, along with great customer service. That being said, the commercials suck!!! BUT, if it will help this website, which IMHO is the best on the web, continue to keep a presence here.
by minimac
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What happened to Randakk?
Replies: 5
Views: 241

Re: What happened to Randakk?

I run Firefox and had no issue getting on the Randakks site. Did you put in the right site name?
by minimac
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 285
Views: 69632

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

With the correct DS tire choice, leaning is NOT any more of an issue than a motorcycle tire. Even more so on a trike.
by minimac
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

If they consider it totaled take the money, buy it back cheap and search for used parts. Even if they aren't the right color, that's easily remedied.
by minimac
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 548

Re: OMG !!!

Visibility certainly isn't an issue!
by minimac
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Night riding windshield glare

I use Armor All (or any one of the generic similar products) and a microfiber cloth. Harbor freight sells a pack of the microfibers for cheap money, so I always keep a few in the bike. The Armor All sprays on easily, wipe it vertically and polish. Works well, no -or very little glare- and the bugs c...