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by minimac
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 Items for Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 129

Re: GL1500 Items for Sale

A PM sent with some items I'm looking for.
by minimac
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 49
Views: 2257

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

I appreciate your posts here, especially how you're upgrading the bikes wiring. I haven't attempted going to the LED headlights yet because of the different reflector issue, so I'm curious to see how your project turns out. I've mounted a thin 9" wide LED light bar just beneath my headlight which do...
by minimac
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 57
Views: 3438

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

As I've posted earlier, I changed out my Austone after 35K miles,close but still not at, the wear bars! One of the main reasons I went to the Austone, instead of a regular CT, was the six ply rating and the stiffer sidewalls. I think that has a huge bearing on what your results are. Because I am con...
by minimac
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: how to make a fiberglass fender cover
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: how to make a fiberglass fender cover

First you'd have to make molds of the front and back. Then lay up the parts, trim them and join them together. Sand, prime and paint. Matching the color isn't difficult, there are a number of places to get the right color in a spray can. It could be a fun project, but I doubt it would be cost effect...
by minimac
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: the new SPOT X satellite transponder
Replies: 9
Views: 211

Re: the new SPOT X satellite transponder

I'm sure it works well, but the ongoing costs are making me look at other options.
by minimac
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Tires

Although stated that it's simple, the simple truth is that it's an 'old wives tale' that the crown of the road causes the wear. Although, to some minds, it seems logical, it simply is not true. It has more to do with rake, trail, and geometry.
by minimac
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaker 4x6 with BT Power Amp. with GL1500
Replies: 3
Views: 255

Re: Speaker 4x6 with BT Power Amp. with GL1500

I haven't found the need to add rear speakers in my '93 Aspencade, but I did change the fronts to these. They sound great and have more than enough power for me.
https://www.pyleaudio.com/sku/PLMR41B
by minimac
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3462

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

Removing the tires and bearings can be a job, but having the wheels powder coated is well worth the hassle. The finish is amazing and it stays that way, with very little maintenance.
by minimac
Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Some riders...
Replies: 17
Views: 872

Re: Some riders...

If he's the "typical Harley rider", he spent the next five hours shining it up after driving two blocks to get get beer! :D
by minimac
Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1291

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

I had the same problem on my '93 with low miles. after going through the suspension upgrades, I found I'd still scrape the front of my boots. I learned to slow down a bit and enjoy the plush ride. It's a Goldwing-not a sport bike.
by minimac
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bulb for curb light
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Bulb for curb light

I used a bulb similar to Wing admins, but 30 watt . I also connected the plug to the lights so that they are on all of the time (check How-To). I figure anything I can do to increase my visibility to keep cagers from turning or pulling out in front of me has to help.
by minimac
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Retiring
Replies: 14
Views: 617

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: 181

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: 2705

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: 5
Views: 367

Re: GL Project

That's what the factory did with the Valkyrie.


by minimac
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug
Replies: 64
Views: 4226

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: 169

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: 340

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: 549

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: 1170

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: 327

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: 929

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: 1129

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: 90
Views: 5788

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: 979

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...