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by minimac
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 242

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: 4384

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: 298

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: 309

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: 2106

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: 402

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: 1026

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: 329

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: 412

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.
by minimac
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

Remember though, you can be lit up like the Fourth of July, but if they don't LOOK-they won't see you!
by minimac
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Isle of Man time again

Watching those guys calmly winding their way around curves as if they were enjoying a 30 mph ride in the park - while the bike wiggles, jumps and wheelies beneath them, at 180 mph, inches away from stone walls...I have no idea how they do it. The true meaning of Death Defying. It is a shame that so...
by minimac
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist
Replies: 107
Views: 3931

Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Definitions of Biker and Motorcyclist taken from 'The Minimac Book of Opinions':
Biker- in it for the "Look at me and my machine"
Motorcyclist- in it for the pure "joy of the ride", no matter what it is ridden, on two or three wheels.
by minimac
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Isle of Man time again

If you can get past the Brit accents of the announcers, Velocity has been carrying it all week @11pm eastern. I love it when they do some of the interviews with some of the racers. I can't understand more than a word or two!
by minimac
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rain Gear
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: Rain Gear

I carry a set of Nelson Rigg rain gear. Great protection, light weight, and you don't get wet from the inside-out. Not all that expensive, either. I've had this gear for over six years now(and haven't "outgrown" it!) The cheap-o Chinese rainsuits, even though I considered them a one use throwaway, w...
by minimac
Thu May 31, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Isle of Man time again
Replies: 16
Views: 590

Re: Isle of Man time again

That's because of the configuration of the shifter linkage. Think of it similar to a heel-toe shifter without the toe part, and you'd have the same action.
by minimac
Tue May 29, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Honda Gold Wing 1500 SE 1992 LOW Mileage
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Honda Gold Wing 1500 SE 1992 LOW Mileage

I think that's a nice clean looking machine with super low mileage.I hope that you get very close to what you're asking. While others can't say much nice, I'll give your ad a bump up, to show that not all on this board act like jerks
by minimac
Tue May 29, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cell service around Lake Superior
Replies: 16
Views: 589

Re: Cell service around Lake Superior

While I'm looking to switch my carrier soon, I have Verizon. I did a trip around Superior a couple of years ago, and although there were a few spots that I didn't get coverage, I had a lot better coverage than my riding buddies that had AT&T and Sprint.