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by offcenter
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 195

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

Things that make you go "Uh....."
That has got to steer like a truck.
In fact, he should have just BOUGHT a truck!
by offcenter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 281
Views: 67434

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

I bought one of the last that was available from Universal Tire before they ran out of them.
They are now unavailable.
But the RUMOR is that Universal is looking for something to replace the Austone.
by offcenter
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Center stand removal??
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Center stand removal??

Ok, thanks Chappie.
Appreciate the info.
by offcenter
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Bike Night in northern New Jersey!
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Bike Night in northern New Jersey!

We had a BEAUTIFUL evening for Bike Night tonight. 75 degrees and a light breeze. Perfect! The event is growing at the new location. We had somewhere around 75 bikes there tonight, maybe a few more. Hard to tell when they keep going in and out. And I counted seven Goldwings! Hope more of you will co...
by offcenter
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Bike Night in northern New Jersey!
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Re: Bike Night in northern New Jersey!

Thursday is Bike Night at the Jumboland Diner, route 206 in Culver Lake N.J.
It's looking like we will have good weather.
See you there after 5 pm.
by offcenter
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Center stand removal??
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Center stand removal??

Thanks! That's what I was looking for.
Looks like a left hand bolt on the right and a socket head screw on the left.
At least now I know what I'm up against.
Does anyone know if I have to remove any heat shields or mufflers
to reach this thing?
by offcenter
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 816

Re: TT time again!

Seems to me that most of the trouble in this world is from people
who think that they know what's best for others and then try to
force their will upon them.
by offcenter
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Center stand removal??
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Center stand removal??

Hey gang, my buddy has very short legs, so he had his 2016 lowered. He keeps dragging the centerstand in corners and would like to remove it. Can anyone tell me how it's held in place? Do we have to remove the mufflers to get it off? Does it pivot on an axle or does it have two separate bolts? Any a...
by offcenter
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: IT'S HERE!
Replies: 8
Views: 322

Re: IT'S HERE!

...and, unless you KNOW FOR SURE that it was done recently,
CHANGE THE TIMING BELTS!
They are cheap and not that hard to do.
It's an interference engine. If an old one breaks, good bye engine.
by offcenter
Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB port problem
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: USB port problem -- SOLVED!

Ok, we formatted a new thumb drive and loaded it with music
in several different directories, 254 songs per directory and...
It worked like a champ!
Thanks so much for the help guys.
And my buddy thanks you even more!!
by offcenter
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cleaning vented windshield?
Replies: 14
Views: 706

Re: Cleaning vented windshield?

Raise the windshield up to it's highest position.
I have plenty of room to get my fingers in there to clean
when it's up.
by offcenter
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 281
Views: 67434

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

I'm now on my second car tire on my Goldwing 1500, an Austone
taxi tire.
Just came back from a ride through some of the twistiest, turniest roads
in the area. Handles like a champ.
by offcenter
Fri May 31, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles

WingAdmin wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 10:34 am
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That is a classic! I just sent that to a bunch of people I know!
by offcenter
Fri May 31, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB port problem
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: USB port problem

Ok, thanks Cihilb.
I'll tell him.
by offcenter
Fri May 31, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Why millenials don't ride motorcycles

wingpilot08 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 8:30 am
It has been said to defeat the Millenials all that is needed is to bring back cursive writing and manual transmissions!
LOL!! That would do it alright!
by offcenter
Fri May 31, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A new bike...
Replies: 58
Views: 3358

Re: A new bike...

She looks very stable on it. Glad she likes it.
And I noticed that she picks her feet up as soon as the bike begins to move.
Good form on her part.
by offcenter
Thu May 30, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB port problem
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: USB port problem

Thanks C-dub. I'll pass your message on to him and let you
know what he finds.
His bike is the same as yours, so what worked for you "should" work for him.
by offcenter
Wed May 29, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm torn....stay with the 1500 or move on to the 1800
Replies: 9
Views: 436

Re: I'm torn....stay with the 1500 or move on to the 1800

I also have a '99 1500.
I'd keep the 1500. I think it is the best and most comfortable of the Wings.


by offcenter
Wed May 29, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB port problem
Replies: 9
Views: 349

Re: USB port problem

I passed that on to my buddy. Thanks.
In the mean time, can anyone tell me what method they are
using to get music through the usb port in the trunk on the 1800?
by offcenter
Mon May 27, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problem...Blinkin' lights
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Electrical problem...Blinkin' lights

Yep, that's what mine looks like.
I should have the new relays soon.
I'll report back on what happens with
the new relay installed.
by offcenter
Mon May 27, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: USB port problem
Replies: 9
Views: 349

USB port problem

My friend has a 2016 1800. He has tried plugging a thumb drive into the USB port in the trunk with MP3 songs on it. If the thumb drive has just one song on it, the system will play that song. However.... As soon as he adds additional songs to the thumb drive, the system doesn't even recognize the th...
by offcenter
Sat May 25, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Lost my key
Replies: 10
Views: 396

Re: Lost my key

Hey Okie, you should do what I did.
In a hidden spot that only I know, I stuck a spare
key in a blob of silicone seal.
If I should ever lose the key, just cut the silicone\
and retrieve the key.
Good luck getting started again.
by offcenter
Sat May 25, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problem...Blinkin' lights
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: Electrical problem...Blinkin' lights

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I've ordered new relays. They should be here next week. Meanwhile, I'll take a look at the plug grounds as suggested by Newday777. No, the bike doesn't have any added tail lights, just the factory stuff. But it did have those darned high voltage lights in the saddle...
by offcenter
Fri May 24, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: WTB Rear Bumper/Grab Bar 76 GL
Replies: 4
Views: 311

Re: WTB Rear Bumper/Grab Bar 76 GL

You are looking for the holy grail!
Good luck.
I understand that that is one of the hardest parts to find.