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by minimac
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tulsa too-tall reshaping.
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Tulsa too-tall reshaping.

I'm sure you could find someone willing to swap a lower windshield for a Tulsa Tall, and save yourself the time and effort of possibly ruining a good windshield- if you were so inclined.
by minimac
Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet
Replies: 18
Views: 337

Re: Used Prices on GL 1500s in the toilet

Sorry to disagree with most, but to many buyers, the 1500 is the pick of the litter. The earlier 1800s had issues that many potential buyers have heard about. Many others place a higher value on the carrying capacities of the 1500s trunk and saddlebags. Still others value the more ample space for th...
by minimac
Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Engine swap
Replies: 5
Views: 110

Re: Engine swap

AZgl1800 wrote:
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:21 pm
the 1500 is a flat six......... the SE models have Reverse.
So does the Aspencade.
by minimac
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: long haul
Replies: 23
Views: 1727

Re: long haul

For long distance comfort, it's really hard(no pun intended) to beat the old fashion seat beads. !0,000 taxi drivers can't be wrong.
by minimac
Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??
Replies: 27
Views: 1123

Re: eyeglasses with a snug helmet... any tips??

My solution was to get cataract surgery - now I only need glasses for close-up stuff, like reading... I did the same about ten years ago, and after wearing 'coke bottle' glasses for better than 50 years, was able to throw them away. TIP: My ophthalmologist said every one has the beginnings of catar...
by minimac
Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Set of Heat Protectors and Engine Covers
Replies: 1
Views: 172

Re: Set of Heat Protectors and Engine Covers

I would buy those in a heartbeat, but shipping would most likely be a deal breaker. Maybe we could get creative. PM sent.
by minimac
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in hot weather
Replies: 23
Views: 615

Re: Riding in hot weather

I also ride with a cooling vest, when the temps get over 85*. I soak it in cold water for 5 minutes and whatever crystals are inside activate to keep me a whole lot cooler than I would have been. It lasts me all day, and is reusable. https://www.mycoolingstore.com/hyperkewl-cooling-vest-safety-compl...
by minimac
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: fastest goldwing.
Replies: 16
Views: 5121

Re: fastest goldwing.

My 1500 might be slow, but I like it best anyway!
by minimac
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Steam Cleaner For Motorcycles - Anyone Tried This?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Steam Cleaner For Motorcycles - Anyone Tried This?

Care needs to be taken also that the pressured moisture, if using a steamer or pressure washer, doesn't get to the wheel bearings as well as the wiring. While I'm sure some will chime in and say they do it often with no issues, there is no need to use a pressure washer or steamer when cleaning your ...
by minimac
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cannot locate coolant leak
Replies: 3
Views: 211

Re: Cannot locate coolant leak

I had a similar issue. After tightening all clamps, checking all hoses (I thought), I couldn't find anything, yet there was still leakage. I took a turkey baster, sucked out a little from the radiator, and no more leak. The overflow hose from the radiator to the overflow tank did not seal tightly an...
by minimac
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bridgestone Exedra G709 for a GL1500
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Bridgestone Exedra G709 for a GL1500

I ran the Bridgestone Excedra Max radial on my 1500 Aspencade (along with a darkside radial rear tire) and my bike rode great and cornered like it was on rails. Never had an issue. No wobble, no scalloping, nothing. What makes you think it's not 'fit' for a 1500?
by minimac
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: battery cover
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: battery cover

Someone will add links to E Bay or Cyclemax because they think you don't know how to look for parts. Personally, I check the many bike dismantlers-you may even find them in the colors you want.
by minimac
Thu Jun 18, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Passenger seat pad
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Passenger seat pad

Just a quick word. While they can be comfortable, if the bike is parked in the sun for a bit, the gel can get really hot quickly, giving new meaning to 'hot pants'.
by minimac
Mon Jun 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear brake not working
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: rear brake not working

I had a similar thing happen...just once. It was as though there was a 'phantom air bubble' or something. The rear brake petal went all the way, no resistance whatsoever,when I went to stop. I pumped the pedal a couple of times, it came back to where it should be, and it never happened again. I chec...
by minimac
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rear brake not working
Replies: 20
Views: 741

Re: rear brake not working

When did you check the pads last? Very worn pads will act like that. A rotor that is at or near minimum thickness, as well as a hose that it deteriorating from the inside will do that also. Did this happen only once, or gradually get worse? It's not all that uncommon for some debris to be kicked up ...
by minimac
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted Blackwing fork brace for GL1500 1991
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Wanted Blackwing fork brace for GL1500 1991

The fork brace may or may not help in your case, but the Blackwing brace is a very hard to find item. You might have better luck finding a Superbrace. While goldwing Elitists will insist the Blackwing brace is better, I've had a Superbrace on my GL1500 for at least 12 years and it helped immensely.
by minimac
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Magic Is Gone!
Replies: 39
Views: 1550

Re: The Magic Is Gone!

I can't imagine getting that feeling. I'm currently enjoying my seventh decade. You have to go with what you feel is right for you. About ten years ago, I got involved with motorscooters (I currently has three and the "Wing). I found that riding them had me grinning like I did when I first started r...
by minimac
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: RAM cupholder modification
Replies: 6
Views: 513

Re: RAM cupholder modification

I had the same issue on my cup holder. I ended up doing something similar(not quite as involved though) to try to fix it. For the price they charge for the cup holders, you'd think they would have done something similar! Nice work on your finished product, and thanks for the pictures of your remedy.
by minimac
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Kuryakan ISO grips
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Kuryakan ISO grips

I had the ISO grips on my bike and did find them to be uncomfortable. My hands aren't large, but not small either. (A medium size glove usually fits just right). The slightly larger circumference of the grips, while it wasn't too much of an issue on short jaunts, longer rides was another matter. Bes...
by minimac
Sat May 30, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need light advice
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Need light advice

I'm thinking a 7"-12" light bar across the front of the hack would be awesome. Something like one of these: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2X-12-inch-72W-CREE-Spot-LED-Light-Bar-Work-4WD-Car-ATV-UTV-Truck- Driving-UTE/283290616904?hash=item41f56fc448:g:oDwAAOSw5cRZNmrU Or If you wanted one in the same loc...
by minimac
Fri May 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to remove the lenses from light housing. GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: How to remove the lenses from light housing. GL1500

Thanks for the instructions. I'll try it again. I quit trying to just pry the lenses off after cracking one.
by minimac
Mon May 25, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 47
Views: 10937

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

I've decided to try an AGM from Chrome Battery, since it seems like a decent battery at a low price. It has an 18 month warranty, costs under $70, arrives fully charged, and ships quickly. I'll have it in two days, which is fine. If I get two years out of it, I'll be happy. Since I'm unsure if I'll ...
by minimac
Sun May 24, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cold coolant leak saga...
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Cold coolant leak saga...

On mine, I can sometimes smell a coolant leak-but it is only occasionally. I couldn't find a source, or even evidence, of a leak. I made sure all of the hoses were visually good, and made sure the clamps were all tight. I got in the habit of checking the fluid level weekly. Sometimes it's good, some...
by minimac
Sat May 23, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: What brand of AGM battery is best?
Replies: 47
Views: 10937

Re: What brand of AGM battery is best?

Having had very poor luck with cheap-o wally world batteries( come w/only a 3 month warranty BTW) in the past, I had to find a replacement quickly when my Burgman 650 died while out of town. I bought a Motobatt for it, hearing good things about AGM batteries. I was surprised it was cheaper than even...
by minimac
Sun May 17, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Saddle bag reflector lens GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 226

Re: Saddle bag reflector lens GL1500

I'd suggest posting what you're looking for in the For Sale/WTB section. Someone surely has one. Failing that, check with any of the numerous motorcycle dismantlers.