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by minimac
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: At what point?????
Replies: 13
Views: 235

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: 9
Views: 228

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.
by minimac
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Air Shock Question
Replies: 7
Views: 300

Re: Air Shock Question

Have you tried a local muffler/shock shop? Take one of the shocks with you and see if they have any bushings that would fit. Maybe even do a little dumpster diving for taken off shocks-at least the bushings would be better than what you've got!
by minimac
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 10
Views: 361

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

That's what you get, for riding with no hands! You won't do that again.... :lol:
by minimac
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:11 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 GL1500A stumble off idle
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: 95 GL1500A stumble off idle

Are the rpms at idle set correctly? Too low will cause a stumble. Are the carbs synced? That needs to be done after rebuilding the carbs.
by minimac
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Seeking somebody in my area with indepth owership knowldge and people to ride with, Northern Va
Replies: 7
Views: 174

Re: Seeking somebody in my area with indepth owership knowldge and people to ride with, Northern Va

I'll be in the area soon. Send a PM with contact info and I'll call when I'm heading there. My son and DIL are in Gainsville.
by minimac
Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1987 Goldwing1200 With sidecar
Replies: 7
Views: 185

Re: 1987 Goldwing1200 With sidecar

I may be interested in the sidecar, if you decide to separate. If so, send me a PM.
by minimac
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Tail of the dragon
Replies: 20
Views: 3472

Re: Tail of the dragon

When riding the "Back", I stay at Hungry Mother State Park, in one of the cabins. Most of our rides started from there-there wasn't much from Marion to there. You stopped the video way too soon, and didn't show the real tight switchbacks, elevation changes, or any of the logging trucks coming at you...
by minimac
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

I measure the beads out, using a postal scale to get the weight correct, and just put them in the tire before it gets aired up to seal the tire bead. Easy peasy!
by minimac
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright
Replies: 51
Views: 4441

Re: Having a real problem keeping my 92 1500 cc Gold Wing upright

Just a bit off subject, but I can't believe the number of you guys that have dropped your bikes. I can see someone going down taking a slow turn and hitting gravel or something, but coming to a stop on dry pavement? C'mon, I thought you were better riders than that! I'm getting nosy to 70 and at 5'-...
by minimac
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dark side, run flat or standard?
Replies: 6
Views: 333

Re: Dark side, run flat or standard?

The little wiggle is probably caused by the sidewall, rather than running up on the side. A radial is built to flex in order to keep the footprint flat. If running a bias CT(harder to find) the sidewalls are generally stiffer than you'd find on most radials.
by minimac
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Beware-credit card fraud
Replies: 9
Views: 313

Beware-credit card fraud

I always thought this was something that happened to others, but not anymore. While Mrs. Mini is pretty vigilant watching our various accounts, we got a call from American Express questioning if we made a recent purchase. Long story(and many headaches later) it seems someone in the Denver area was h...
by minimac
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Aftermarket Heated Grips
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: Aftermarket Heated Grips

A friend had similar heated grips. The same sort of thing happened to him,except he got blisters before figuring out to pull the fuse.
by minimac
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2140

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

I'm starting the process of looking for a replacement for my Austone on my 1500. It's currently @ 30K miles and still has a ways to go before it gets to the wear bars. I'm on the fence for a replacement, if I can't get another Austone. When mine is on the centerstand- which I usually always use- the...
by minimac
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Need chrome radio knob.
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Need chrome radio knob.

Stew- I parked at the local Wallyworld to get oil for an upcoming change, the day I got them. Some lowlife felt the need to steal just one of them!
by minimac
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Nelson-Rigg Backpack
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Nelson-Rigg Backpack

Thanks for the link...I just ordered one!
by minimac
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Zen; what to do when you get cut off...
Replies: 10
Views: 322

Re: Motorcycle Zen; what to do when you get cut off...

Like it or not, it's a fact of riding, and it happens. People are idiots! I'll hit the horn, to let them know they need to look, but that's pretty much the extent of it. You can't get in a peeing match with a vehicle that outweighs you by at least a ton, you'll lose. Like in the video, if you get st...
by minimac
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Need chrome radio knob.
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Re: Need chrome radio knob.

That's great and I appreciate it. I'll PM my info.
by minimac
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Need chrome radio knob.
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Need chrome radio knob.

While parked, someone stole one of my radio knobs! I had swapped my stock knobs to an inmate on this site for the chrome ones. Does anyone have chrome ones they don't want? I only need one, but will accept more :). I'll gladly pay shipping.Thanks!
by minimac
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: '82 Goldwing Trunk Rack For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: '82 Goldwing Trunk Rack For Sale

PM your contact info. Paypal OK? I'm a sucker for a nice rack!
by minimac
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Nelson-Rigg Backpack
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Nelson-Rigg Backpack

Sure, rub it in, to all of us that didn't get one!
by minimac
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: centerstand
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: centerstand

I've never had a problem getting my 1500 on the centerstand. A slight pull on the passenger grab handle while step down on the stand lever.It did get really easy after putting on the Austone rear tire, though.
by minimac
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1040

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

I've run LEDs in the side vent grills, added LED running lights under the headlight, put LEDs in all of the side reflectors, added under bike lighting for at night, and changed all the rear lights to LEDs, as well as having the lights in the lowers on all of the time. In talking to cagers, the bigge...
by minimac
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY

A hole in the battery will drain it too! Give it a good look and make sure nothing is rubbing the battery itself. I'd put money on the voltage regulator/alternator though.
by minimac
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: time to replace the tire
Replies: 12
Views: 415

Re: time to replace the tire

As the others have said, an internal patch would take care of the nail hole. I'd be concerned about the crack-me, I'd replace the tire.