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by minimac
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Retiring
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Retiring

I've been retired for 8 (I went out early)years now. I've done more miles in the last six years, than the previous forty combined. May you have a happy and long retirement!
by minimac
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle shop inspection.
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Motorcycle shop inspection.

If you didn't have an appointment to have the work done, you'll be squeezed in"when they get around tuit".
by minimac
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you have a vintage ride??
Replies: 67
Views: 2434

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

That is awesome! Nice work.
by minimac
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL Project
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: GL Project

That's what the factory did with the Valkyrie.
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by minimac
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug
Replies: 64
Views: 3943

Re: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug

The reason I went for the Austone was the fact that although it was a radial, it has stiff sidewalls and carries a superior load rating. Most people I know of, that run the Austone, run around 48# pressure. On your tire, too low a pressure will cause it too "cave or belly in" in the middle slightly,...
by minimac
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Show
Replies: 2
Views: 154

Re: Motorcycle Show

If anyone gets to or near Alabama, the Barber Motorcycle Museum is a must see. Plan on staying most of the day, if you like motorcycles and scooters, and well worth the effort to get there.


by minimac
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Police Hoverbike
Replies: 9
Views: 298

Re: Police Hoverbike

Mount those blades on the bottom and they could cut grass to help cut the cost!
by minimac
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: So I learned the hard way....sometimes it pays to buy new original parts....

Not to be a total jerk, but you really should do your research BEFORE buying stuff! :lol:
by minimac
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Garage fire...
Replies: 27
Views: 987

Re: My Garage fire...

That's a bummer and I feel for you. I know it doesn't help much, but at least it was only stuff, and stuff can be replaced. Hopefully your insurance will help to recoup most of your losses.
by minimac
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Timing belts done.....
Replies: 5
Views: 289

Re: Timing belts done.....

I posted similarly when I did the timing belts on my '93. It doesn't take any special tools or talents-if you can read and follow directions as posted on this site- anyone can do it, and in less than a few hours.
by minimac
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 682

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

Knowing how well graphite works, I have always used it on my bike chains, cables, and anything else that needed an occasional lube. It's available as a spray, a paste, liquid, even a sort of tape. It can be messy, in any form, if you're not careful.
by minimac
Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 957

Re: put away for winter

It's way too soon. There's still plenty of good riding days left.Even if you're not a 'rounder(year round rider) like I am.
by minimac
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 62
Views: 4675

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

Here's where I get mine. Great service and good pricing:https://tirebalancebeads.com/buy-beads?olsPage=products
by minimac
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil Leak
Replies: 22
Views: 881

Re: Oil Leak

Do a search on the site. You'll find there are a number of different ways to brace the shifter rod, even for the non machinists. Most are extremely low cost alternatives to buying one. Before tackling any of your "winter projects", read through the "how to" section on this site. They are the best on...
by minimac
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My Take on Shifter Brace
Replies: 32
Views: 961

Re: My Take on Shifter Brace

Thanks to all of you "tinkerers" for finding more than one way to a solution. Myself, I'm a function over form kind of guy(frugal), and appreciated the different ways of addressing this issue.
by minimac
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL 1800 Passenger Arm Rests
Replies: 14
Views: 629

Re: GL 1800 Passenger Arm Rests

I can't believe no one has scoffed these up yet. Better than half price! If they would have fit on my 1500, I'd have been on these like flies on stink! I'll give these a bump for a great deal...
by minimac
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 51
Views: 2808

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: 156

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: 594

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: 594

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: 472

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: 779

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: 1649

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: 530

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 ...