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by offcenter
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bike Night in northern New Jersey!
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Bike Night in northern New Jersey!

Hey Goldwingers and all bike riders! It's that time of year! Bike Night will be every Thursday evening at the Jumboland Diner and Ice Cream stand on Route 206 in Culver's Lake, beginning about 5 pm. Hope to see a bunch of you there. For those not in the loop, Bike night USED to be at the Chatterbox....
by offcenter
Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '99 1500 Maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: '99 1500 Maintenance

That will be a GREAT bike when you finish it.
I have a '99 myself, and I just love mine.
Mine has 90,000 miles on it, still like brand new.
by offcenter
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

I just ordered one from Universal for my stock.
They have FIVE left.
by offcenter
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Best Goldwing Tyre
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Best Goldwing Tyre

No one can tell you what is "best". But I can tell you about my experience. My 1500 Goldwing had Dunlop E3 tires on it since new, four sets of them over 70,000 miles. The previous owner said that from day 1, he could never take his hands off the handlebars since the bike would immediately start a ba...
by offcenter
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2019 GoldWing
Replies: 5
Views: 209

Re: 2019 GoldWing

Those prices are outrageous.
I got lucky. My '99 Goldwing in excellent condition was absolutely FREE about three years ago.
If it wasn't for my best friend, I'd be riding something else.
by offcenter
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: '99 1500 Maintenance
Replies: 19
Views: 614

Re: '99 1500 Maintenance

Wheel bearings at only 34K??\
That's weird.
My 1500 has 90k on the original bearings.
by offcenter
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

FM, I noticed that too. They ship just about anything else to
the USA, why not a tire?
by offcenter
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

That's good to know.
So far, I'm loving the one I just put on my bike.
I'm wondering if I should order another one to keep as a spare,
but it might be a long time before I wear out the one I have.
by offcenter
Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Universal is where I bought mine too. They even mentioned on their website that the tire was a favorite for heavy touring motorcycles. It would be a darned shame if we couldn't get them anymore. P.S. I'm glad I bought mine when I did. I've had it sitting here for two years waiting 'til I wore out th...
by offcenter
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1000 Radiator Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: GL1000 Radiator Replacement

I second a good radiator repair shop.
They should be able to fix it easily.
And they'll boil it in their cleaning tank too which
will clean it out inside.
by offcenter
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 17
Views: 618

Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Just did a search and I can't find anyone in the US who carries them
anymore.
Universal Tire now carries a Dunflop taxi tire.
Don't know how good that one would be.
Anyone know what happened to the Austones?
by offcenter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 66
Views: 4036

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

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:02 pm
Mine was rubbing the fender on the top, on the left side. I heated it up with a heat gun a bit, pushed it out slightly, and problem solved.
Did you have to remove the wheel to do this?
I sure hope not.
If not, where did you access the inner fender from with the heat gun?
by offcenter
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 66
Views: 4036

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

Darkside Austone update! Just installed my Austone on my 1500 and took it for the first ride. It handles and corners GREAT! But it's rubbing something under the fender when I hit bumps. I've read of others having this problem, so I kind of expected it. So far, I can't see where it's rubbing. Anyone ...
by offcenter
Sun Mar 24, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steering head bearings
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Steering head bearings

Thanks guys.
I already bought the bearings.
I just have to get around to replacing them.
by offcenter
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 35
Views: 803

Re: Drivers test bike

I did mine on my Honda 90. That was 50 years ago.
The test was stupid simple. In fact I don't think the
examiner even looked at me while I rode around the
parking lot. I guess he figured that if I made it
back alive, I'd pass. LOL!!
by offcenter
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: darkside tire sizes need help
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: darkside tire sizes need help

I'm running a Nokian 195-55 on my 99 1500.
Handles great. I only have 18,000 miles on it so far, so it has a ways to go.
But I already have a Austone Taxi here to replace it when I finally wear it out.
by offcenter
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: VIN location on a 1976 GL 1000 Goldwing
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: VIN location on a 1976 GL 1000 Goldwing

They started making Goldwings in 1975, so yours is the second year of production.
I'd hardly call that "one of the first ever made".
I have a '76 myself. Nice bike, but it can't hold a candle to my 99 1500.
by offcenter
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Quick Connect
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: Helmet Quick Connect

I've used the Echo for years. I put the fixed end metal U clip through the opening in the strap loop where the d-rings are located and left the d-rings in place. I can then still use them to hang the helmet. Yup, me too. The D rings are handy to have. Plus, if the clip ever breaks, the helmet will ...
by offcenter
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?
Replies: 35
Views: 975

Re: Ever got rid of a bike you wish you hadn't?

Years ago, I had three 60's vintage BMWs, two R60s and an R50.
Never should have gotten rid of those.
Still kickin' myself in the ass over that.
by offcenter
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Helmet Quick Connect
Replies: 19
Views: 1171

Re: Helmet Quick Connect

The one I was looking at was a metal/plastic connection. I would think it had to pass a safety test, but I could be wrong. https://www.amazon.com/Echo-Quick-Release-Motorcycle-Helmet/dp/B006MNLGWU/ref=sr_1_18/135-2473377-9526157?ie=UTF8&qid=1551193807&sr=8-18&keywords=helmet+quick+connect Don't thi...
by offcenter
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What to do with an extra Goldwing?
Replies: 14
Views: 469

Re: What to do with an extra Goldwing?

Boy, your post sounds like it could have been written by me!
I ride my '99 all the time. My '76 still needs a few things and I hardly ever ride it.
I've thought about selling it and getting something small like a Honda PC-150 scooter to replace it.
by offcenter
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Loud noise behind valve covers
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: Loud noise behind valve covers

My first thought is that the noise could be from a hydraulic valve lifter that is sticking.
I have had this happen occasionally at start-up, but once the oil pressure builds, the
lifter pumps up and the noise goes away.
by offcenter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Fall gathering in Blue Ride Mountains
Replies: 4
Views: 297

Re: Fall gathering in Blue Ride Mountains

Me too. Never heard of the "Blue Ride" mountains. :D
by offcenter
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Top Tier Gas Stations
Replies: 57
Views: 11274

Re: Top Tier Gas Stations

There are a 11 shown on the Pure Gas site, 3 or 4 appear to be airport related and the others maybe marine related. But to pick up a couple of 5 gallon cans to use for winter stowage it might be worthwhile. This this one appears to be pretty close to you. Morris County Marine 745 Rt 46, Kenvil, NJ;...
by offcenter
Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?
Replies: 34
Views: 1567

Re: Is the Goldwing the best bike you have ever ridden?

My 1500 is by far the quietest and most comfortable bike I've ever owned.
I'll keep this one running as long as I can.