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by minimac
Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: TO BLING OR NOT TO BLING !! "THAT IS THE BURNING QUESTION " ??
Replies: 20
Views: 771

Re: TO BLING OR NOT TO BLING !! "THAT IS THE BURNING QUESTION " ??

There is nothing wrong with customizing or personalizing your machine to make it unique or make yours different from thousands of others. Those that do it, don't CARE about resale. That's not why they do it. While some might like plain vanilla-(like everyone else's) others chose to take the road les...
by minimac
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1999 GL1500 Trunk Light Set. 1988-2000 For Sale
Replies: 8
Views: 467

Re: 1999 GL1500 Trunk Light Set. 1988-2000 For Sale

It would be very nice if everyone would mark/delete or edit items when they are no longer available.
by minimac
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine housing broke
Replies: 15
Views: 474

Re: Engine housing broke

That is where (#2) I had a major leak after a piece of steel fell off of a truck and I unavoidably ran it over. I had comprehensive insurance on the bike. I reported it, and an adjuster can out After looking at the damage, and consulting his drawings, concluded the engine was a whole unit and would ...
by minimac
Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:01 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: My New Face Mask
Replies: 4
Views: 496

Re: My New Face Mask

I like mine better.


by minimac
Mon Oct 05, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 19
Views: 467

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

I always use it on the 1500, unless on something soft. I only use the sidestand with something under it because the 'foot' is so small, and only when absolutely necessary. Unless you leave the bike in gear, there's nothing to stop it from being able to roll off of the stand.
by minimac
Thu Oct 01, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 32
Views: 970

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

Ironbuck wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:39 am
......................Ordered several things for the bike...the missus says "too much". I am not looking forward to putting her away for the winter.
The wife or the bike? :)
by minimac
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 32
Views: 970

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

I'm riding much more, especially more late afternoon/early evenings. There has been so little traffic on the roads, I find it much more relaxing than usual. I'm able to ride at whatever pace I want, enjoy the scenery much more, and the places I visit aren't crowded. I guess that's one of the few ups...
by minimac
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2002 1800 Goldwing 1500.00
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: 2002 1800 Goldwing 1500.00

I would, but it's on the wrong side of the country-and shipping is too expensive for me. It's worth more than that just in parts!
by minimac
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Failure!
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Failure!

^ No, and we can still joke about o̶i̶l̶ ̶l̶e̶a̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ them marking their territory!
by minimac
Thu Sep 17, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: my bike is a pogo stick
Replies: 28
Views: 697

Re: my bike is a pogo stick

I find it hard to believe ceramic balancing beads could/would damage a tire. I've run them for over eight years and have never experienced that happening. Metal beads/BBs, yes-but not ceramic beads.
by minimac
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tires
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Tires

In New York, a tire-whether a car or motorcycle -won't pass the annual inspection if it is less than 2/32". I've always replaced mine before it's flush with the wear bars. Keep in mind also, that the closer it gets to the wear bars, the faster the tires seem to wear. Or you could use the Lucky/Safe ...
by minimac
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My (latest) fail
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: My (latest) fail

Thank you minimac, I have the 3M VHB sticky mounts, I'm just afraid to stick them to the paint! And how do you tether the camera, and to what? Before using the sticky mount that came with my older GoPro, I heated the top of the mirror slightly with Mrs. Minis hair dryer, and let it sit for a day be...
by minimac
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My (latest) fail
Replies: 11
Views: 325

Re: My (latest) fail

Thanks for the post! I found when I mounted my camera on top of the right side mirror, I experienced none of the issues(windshield reflections and dirt/bugs, wind and camera noise)that you did. Those were some nice roads..
by minimac
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 99 gl1500 random misfires
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: 99 gl1500 random misfires

Yea it's not my first rodeo, been fixing bikes for years. Goldwings are just a pain in the butt compared to harleys. You now have three times the cylinders and everything is protected better(hidden)from the elements. They don't break often, so of course it'll seem difficult! Running issues (misfire...
by minimac
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Solder Seal
Replies: 22
Views: 604

Re: Solder Seal

I would hesitate to use them on wires heavier than 14ga., but I have never had any failures. For people that aren't experienced with a lot of soldering, it is cheap, easy, and just about foolproof. No flux needed. Someone that doesn't know better invariably will use too much flux, too much heat, too...
by minimac
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Solder Seal
Replies: 22
Views: 604

Re: Solder Seal

Watch and decide if it suits your purposes. It's good, and it's so easy a caveman could do it. They don't become brittle, either.

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by minimac
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SS Brake Line Install - SNAFU
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: SS Brake Line Install - SNAFU

Good information. Thanks.
by minimac
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Solder Seal
Replies: 22
Views: 604

Re: Solder Seal

I wasted my time and money trying to make these things work for me and I cannot recommend them to anyone. Maybe I am inept and not doing something right but for my money, there is not better way to make a solder connection than using conventional methods. First, it is no problem putting heat shrink...
by minimac
Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Solder Seal
Replies: 22
Views: 604

Re: Solder Seal

The shrink tubing is clear so you can see the soldered joint. I’ve been using these for a couple of years and they work well. They come in different sizes for different ga.wiring.You can get a kit of 200, in a couple of different sizes at Wally World for under$20.
by minimac
Thu Sep 03, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Suggestions for intercom/phone/CB headset?
Replies: 27
Views: 559

Re: Suggestions for intercom/phone/CB headset?

I don't know if this will do all you want, but we've been using a Lexin B4FM setup for over a year and have been happy with it. I bought the dual kit over a year ago, and it was very inexpensive,but works really well. I see, in the link below, the price has gone up quite a bit. It has worked well fo...
by minimac
Mon Aug 31, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 336
Views: 28782

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

In every state, driving is a privilege, not a right. They get to make the rules, good, bad, or otherwise. So, if your state decides to outlaw motorcycles on highways -- because the "adult" isn't the only one impacted -- you're good with that? Blah, blah, blah ..... That's not what I said. You wear ...
by minimac
Sun Aug 30, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 336
Views: 28782

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

In every state, driving is a privilege, not a right. They get to make the rules, good, bad, or otherwise.
by minimac
Sat Aug 29, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 336
Views: 28782

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

If the "adult" was the only one impacted, I would be opposed to a helmet law. BUT they are not. As long as you're going to wear one, make it a decent one. Those little salad bowl helmets do nothing to protect you or what it covers.
by minimac
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Beating an old Horse
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Beating an old Horse

Of course a 60 series tire will be shorter. There are suitable tires out there. Just keep looking.
by minimac
Sat Aug 29, 2020 7:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: Sena Modular Helmet with built in Bluetooth

Just because a helmet is D.O.T. doesn't necessarily mean it won't protect you. The problem with DOT testing is that they allow for "self certification", never a good idea. There have been numerous cases where fake Snell, as well as D.O.T., stickers have been found on uncertified helmets, and Snell h...