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by minimac
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Healtech OBD Diagnostic Tool
Replies: 3
Views: 243

Re: Healtech OBD Diagnostic Tool

That's good to know, Brian. Thanks for posting it, as I'm sure some may be considering the less expensive options.
by minimac
Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant cold leak... Yes one more!
Replies: 16
Views: 425

Re: Coolant cold leak... Yes one more!

IMHO and experience, if one O ring started to leak, chances are, the others will too, and most likely, when and where you can least afford it. It may be a pain, but do them all at once. Do you really want to go through this again?
by minimac
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Pads
Replies: 6
Views: 281

Re: Brake Pads

I've found that the EBC pads create a horrendous amount of brake dust, as do most of the lower priced options. The sinstered pads take a while to break in and while they do provide a bit more stopping power, they are very hard on (wearwise) the rotors-not an inexpensive item to replace. Even though ...
by minimac
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?
Replies: 30
Views: 734

Re: Not riding? How do you keep yourself busy?

How about if you guys explain in plain english for those of us that aren't electronic wizards? inverting input, non-inverting input, comparators,bread board, PNP thingamajigs, etc., All I know about that electric stuff is that it doesn't get along with water, in some circumstances it can kill you, a...
by minimac
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid-19 quarantine
Replies: 20
Views: 634

Re: Covid-19 quarantine

Until you have one of those 'unplanned ride termination' events - then what happens? this is my worry also... I am 78 and if I have an "OFF bike" experience, I will be crammed into a horrible place w/o lots of Space to Isolate in..... the hospital I would be sent to has a lot of people on ventilato...
by minimac
Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Storage Idea - Helmet Hitch
Replies: 22
Views: 786

Re: Helmet Storage Idea - Helmet Hitch

On my Goldwing, my helmet goes in the trunk when not in use. On the scooters, the helmets go under the seat or in the topcase. At home, if they aren't in their respective rides, They go in their helmet bags and sit on top the the garage refrigerator. All four helmets fit on top of it easily.
by minimac
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake issues.....
Replies: 24
Views: 736

Re: Brake issues.....

^ That's been my experience also. I found to EBCs to be very 'dirty', and not worth the few dollars saved over the O.E.M. pads. While metalic pads seemed to stop better, they do a number on the rotors, which are not cheap to replace.
by minimac
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Just quit
Replies: 14
Views: 480

Re: Just quit

I'd also check the condition (pressure)of the thirty year old fuel pump, as well as the gas cap, as starting spots. Take a look at your new fuel filter, too.
by minimac
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Water leak and intake
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Water leak and intake

This may be a bit more helpful:
https://www.babbittsonline.com/oemparts ... water-pump

There are other diagrams you can pull up and look at, too.
by minimac
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Water leak and intake
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Water leak and intake

by minimac
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to Goldwings
Replies: 9
Views: 351

Re: New to Goldwings

Congrats Mark. I know you'll do it but I'll mention it anyway- don't forget to change the brake fluids and coolant! A good flush of both will help too. Looking forward to watching your progress and what you find.
by minimac
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side panels
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Side panels

Thanks for reminding me about the front fender side panels. I think I had one leave while on I-80. It took me awhile to get a replacement, in the right color. I'm heading out to get my tacklebox and then to the garage!
by minimac
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Side panels
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Side panels

Years ago after losing one, and being on the "frugal" side, I did something similar, but I used two long fishing leaders on each side.
by minimac
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Flag fray
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Flag fray

What about some clear,really sticky, tape folded over the edge of your flag? That should stop any unraveling and loose threads. It only needs to be slightly wider than the end of the flag. I'm taking for granted your flag is fraying only at the rearmost edge.
by minimac
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Gadget Bar
Replies: 3
Views: 159

Re: Gadget Bar

How about some details? ;)
by minimac
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Water leak and intake
Replies: 22
Views: 550

Re: Water leak and intake

The most common leakage is from the various hoses and clamps. That's where I would start, if it isn't really obvious. For some reason the clamps lose tension over the years
by minimac
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Spring rides...
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Spring rides...

Not a Spring ride, but a few years ago I did a meetup with a scooter group (Maxi-Scoots.com) riding that area roads for the better part of a week. A great bunch of people and great roads. They are going back this September 8-13, using the Harrison area as a base. Any and all are welcome, regardless ...
by minimac
Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BRAKE LIGHTS SUDDENLY HUNG ON ?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: BRAKE LIGHTS SUDDENLY HUNG ON ?

The only difference is that you "fixed it'. Apparently, you didn't! :lol:
by minimac
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: For Sale: 1994 1500 SE
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: For Sale: 1994 1500 SE

Have a price in mind?
by minimac
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1990 GL1500 SE for sale
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: 1990 GL1500 SE for sale

Wrong side of the country.
by minimac
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1916

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Here's a link to what others have used.

https://darkside.nwff.info/?p=tires
by minimac
Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1916

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

smokinmad wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:36 am
Lmbo....Varrrooomm...that went right over his head...lol
and didn't even slow down! :D
by minimac
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oops, this one went way too far!
Replies: 6
Views: 392

Re: Oops, this one went way too far!

Even if you regularly check your tires, keep in mind that the last 1/3 wears really, really quickly.
by minimac
Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2-stroke oil additive in gas
Replies: 8
Views: 323

Re: 2-stroke oil additive in gas

John, you're too heavy handed! As long as I run under 75mph, I get 37-40 consistently w/my '93-1500.
by minimac
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 3072

Re: Watch your mirrors

All I can say is "WOW". How the heck did anyone survive that?