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by offcenter
Fri May 22, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Aluminum casting repair
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Aluminum casting repair

Lemmee tell ya a story... 50 years ago when I was a kid, my brother put a hole like that through the side cover of a Kawasaki 350 he had. We fished the pieces out of the crankcase, cleaned them up, and epoxied them back into place with PC-7 epoxy paste. He rode that bike for two more years like that...
by offcenter
Wed May 20, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First post lockdown run
Replies: 12
Views: 296

Re: First post lockdown run

I have to disagree - I absolutely love throwing my 1500 around the tight bends on the back roads!! Z5Y_p3K7iuc Me too! But what WingAdmin shows in his video is more like the main roads in this corner of New Jersey. Our backroads are very much like what Brett shows in the video he posted. After all,...
by offcenter
Sat May 16, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the strangest thing you've hit?
Replies: 23
Views: 711

Re: What's the strangest thing you've hit?

Years ago on a BMW I was riding, I hit a brick laying in the middle of the road.
Bent both wheel rims.
by offcenter
Sat May 16, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 184
Views: 23968

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

I was born in 1950 and I'm 29 years old.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
I LOVE my GL1500!
by offcenter
Sat May 09, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer picture thread
Replies: 358
Views: 47087

Re: Trailer picture thread

Not mine, but neat just the same! A person could sleep in the one. Those things have to be HEAVY, especially the mailbox trailer! Those mailboxes are made of heavy gauge steel! That's severe overkill for a bike trailer. The tanker is very creative. Might not be too bad if it's made of aluminum.
by offcenter
Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Help buying GL1100
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: Help buying GL1100

Considering that the bike is 40 years old, I'd guess that the higher number is more likely.
by offcenter
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5164

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Just an update on the Sunfull tire I purchased on ebay from PEP BOYS. Almost 8 months on the Sunfull auto tire installed on my 1995 Goldwing with a sidecar. About 6300 miles on the bike since I installed it. Very happy with its performance and wear. Very stable at 80 + mph. No issues with this tire...
by offcenter
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2020 Starting mileage
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

Re: 2020 Starting mileage

My '99 Wing turned 99,000 yesterday.
by offcenter
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: three wheel motorcycle license
Replies: 10
Views: 391

Re: three wheel motorcycle license

In New Jersey, if you take your road test on a three wheeler, you get a license that only allows you to drive three wheelers, no two wheelers.
But if you have an out of state license, you should be good to go on anything.
by offcenter
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 593
Views: 34990

Re: What's Happening Today?

Nice! Looks like a very complete bike.
That should be a fun ride.
by offcenter
Sun Mar 01, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Annual Gathering Lessons
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: Annual Gathering Lessons

Well that's great....IF you have a cell phone. I don't, and I'm not about to get one....unless you or someone else is paying the bill. We are Goldwing people, and MOST Goldwings came with a CB already mounted. I know mine did. I ride with a local bike club here in Jersey and most of us have CBs. We ...
by offcenter
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Older 1500
Replies: 10
Views: 360

Re: Older 1500

As long as that bike has reasonably recent timing belts on it, I wouldn't think
twice about it. Just hop on and hit the road!!
Sheesh! 33,000 miles? That's a brand new bike!
by offcenter
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long distance trailering?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Re: Long distance trailering?

Thanks guys. I've passed your responses on to my buddy.
He's got the idea now. No cover.
by offcenter
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Danger
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Danger

I feel naked without my helmet.
by offcenter
Sun Feb 02, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Correct Synthetic Oil Use
Replies: 18
Views: 2563

Re: Correct Synthetic Oil Use

LOL!! Oh the oil debates!! Waaay back in 1974 I bought a brand new BMW R90/6. I changed the oil every 2 or 3 thousand miles. I rode that bike for about 30 years before I parked it with 172,000 miles on the odometer. The ONLY oil that bike ever saw was from the local Pathmark Supermarket. They had oi...
by offcenter
Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:26 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long distance trailering?
Replies: 7
Views: 329

Long distance trailering?

A friend is contemplating trailering his GL 1800 behind his car, across the US. He mentioned putting a bike cover on it to keep it clean. My thought is that the cover will scuff the paint and windshield from the constant flapping in the wind. (I wonder if the cover would even survive the trip!) Has ...
by offcenter
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 95 Goldwing
Replies: 12
Views: 431

Re: 95 Goldwing

My experience has been the opposite of yours.
My best buddy bought it new in '99. He gave it to me three years ago
with 70,000 on it. I've since put almost another 29,000 on it.
Runs perfect. No problems. It'll turn 100k when I take it out in the spring.
by offcenter
Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2020 Starting mileage
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

Re: 2020 Starting mileage

gwjturner wrote:
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:37 am
Starting 2020 with: 12,311......
WHAT???
You've got a 20 year old bike with only 12,000 miles on it???
What do you do? Take it out each spring and ride it around the block
a few times then put it away 'til next year?
:lol:
by offcenter
Tue Jan 21, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Found one and I bought it...
Replies: 5
Views: 340

Re: Found one and I bought it...

Congrats on your new bike! Although the previous owner of my '99 SE didn't keep perfect records, I still know pretty much everything about the bike, since he is my best friend for the last 35 years. I've seen and known about the bike since the day he bought it, and now it's mine. Good luck with your...
by offcenter
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Watch your mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 3159

Re: Watch your mirrors

Holy crap! What's left isn't even recognizable as a motorcycle!!
by offcenter
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2020 Starting mileage
Replies: 22
Views: 1116

Re: 2020 Starting mileage

Looks like I'll be starting with 98,800.
I thought I was going to turn 100k before last season ended,
but the weather turned colder than normal in November and
put an early end to my riding season.
by offcenter
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!
Replies: 35
Views: 1405

Re: Got a free 2002 Gl1800 today!

A free Goldwing??
Welcome to the club!!!
My best friend gave me his '99 1500 three years ago, in perfect running order, 70,000 miles, looking like
new. I love it!
Free is good!
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by offcenter
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 1: 6 model illuminated
Replies: 10
Views: 1432

Re: GL1500 1: 6 model illuminated

Wow! Very nice!
I can see that a lot of work went into that!
by offcenter
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 593
Views: 34990

Re: What's Happening Today?

No plows til you get 12 inches of snow???
Wow!
People would be screaming bloody murder around here if they
did that!
Where are you anyway? I don't see a location listed.
by offcenter
Mon Jan 06, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 593
Views: 34990

Re: What's Happening Today?

It must be different where you are.
Where I am, as soon as it starts to snow, they send out all the
trucks to salt the hell out of the roads. There is NO WAY I'd
ride in that and get that salt spray in everything.
My bike is grounded until we get a good rain to wash away
the salt.