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by offcenter
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Vetter Fairing
Replies: 9
Views: 490

Re: Vetter Fairing

Vetter fairings were made of ABS plastic, same as all the bodywork
on our Wings. It can be repaired using ABS plumbing cement from
Home Depot or any plumbing supply place.
by offcenter
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 376
Views: 37684

Re: Average age ?

I was born in 1950 and I'm 29 years old.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
by offcenter
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Awful Quite
Replies: 12
Views: 258

Re: Awful Quite

Awful Quite?
Or Quite awful?
Or awfully Quiet?
Or Quite Quiet?

(LOL)
by offcenter
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I wonder why....alternator light?
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: I wonder why....alternator light?

Right after I posted yesterday, I sent VP an email.
Will miracles ever cease?
Today I got a confirmation that my order has shipped!
Amazing how that worked!
by offcenter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 71
Views: 5697

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

On the front, I have been running the Michelin Commander II.
The first one lasted almost 20,000 miles.
The second went just over 18,000.
Only have 2,000 on the current (third) one so far.
By the end of next summer, that one should be
nearly worn out.
by offcenter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I wonder why....alternator light?
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: I wonder why....alternator light?

Ok, thanks. I'll call tomorrow.
by offcenter
Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I wonder why....alternator light?
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: I wonder why....alternator light?

I placed an order with VP on January 3rd, that's 11 days ago.
Paypal took my money.
But so far I have not heard one peep out of VP.
No order confirmation, no nothing.
Anyone else dealt with them recently?
by offcenter
Mon Jan 11, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight assembly lense removal
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Headlight assembly lense removal

Why not reassemble it using GE clear Silicone seal?
by offcenter
Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Headlight assembly lense removal
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Headlight assembly lense removal

I was thinking that warming the tail light in a pan of hot water
would work.
I will be doing this soon so I can convert to LED strips in
the tail lights.
by offcenter
Wed Jan 06, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems...ARRGGHH!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Electrical problems...ARRGGHH!!!

Thanks for the suggestion. I'll try it tomorrow when I'm in the shop. But.... Speaking of relays, Why in the heck did someone design that bike so that you can't remove the cover from the relay box unless you remove the left saddlebag first? Is there a way to get into the relay box without removing t...
by offcenter
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical problems...ARRGGHH!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Electrical problems...ARRGGHH!!!

Hey guys, on my '99 GL-1500 SE, I'm having a hell of time figuring out what is wrong here. At the moment, I have lost a number of systems. (but the bike still runs fine!) Here is a list of what is NOT working! No lights on the trunk (the tail lights below the license plate work fine) No position lig...
by offcenter
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GL1500 Alternator Warning Light
Replies: 4
Views: 4291

Re: GL1500 Alternator Warning Light

Thanks Scott.
When I first saw your post about having to take the whole dashboard apart, my
first reaction was ARRGGHH!
But on second thought, this is a good opportunity to replace all the
dash bulbs with LEDs.
Thanks again.
by offcenter
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Going on a trip - what should I check?
Replies: 13
Views: 363

Re: Going on a trip - what should I check?

On a 26 year old bike that has only 21,000 miles on it?
I'd check EVERYTHING!....TWICE!
That bike has been sitting way too long.
That's less than 1000 miles a year since it was new!
Many of us can put that many miles on our Wings in a weekend!
by offcenter
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: THE EAGLE 1500 HAS LANDED !!
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: THE EAGLE 1500 HAS LANDED !!

AZgl1800 wrote:
Tue Jan 05, 2021 5:09 pm
the groups I ride with use ch-1 or ch-5
Bingo! Channel 5 with the group.
Channel 1 when I'm riding with my buddy.
by offcenter
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: COVID = More Motorcyling?
Replies: 45
Views: 2406

Re: COVID = More Motorcyling?

Asphaltmaniac wrote:
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:43 pm
I had my biggest year ever...Just missed 45K ridden. :D Normally Im in the 16-25 range.
P.S no covid and no fear of it either.
Asphaltmaniac indeed! That's almost 1000 miles a week....EVERY week!
You must not have a home to go to.
by offcenter
Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: THE EAGLE 1500 HAS LANDED !!
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: THE EAGLE 1500 HAS LANDED !!

I belong to club which uses CB on the road constantly.
Just about everyone in the club has a CB, and we use
the CB to keep the group together on the road.
We don't talk to the truckers since we don't use channel 19.
by offcenter
Mon Jan 04, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: THE EAGLE 1500 HAS LANDED !!
Replies: 11
Views: 1213

Re: THE EAGLE 1500 HAS LANDED !!

No CB? I'm out.
I use the CB constantly.
by offcenter
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I wonder why....alternator light?
Replies: 12
Views: 358

Re: I wonder why....alternator light?

Thanks Mike!
I just ordered one.
Their website is a little wonky so I hope they come through with it.
by offcenter
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER OUT IN 30 MINUTES, EASY
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: GL1500 REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER OUT IN 30 MINUTES, EASY

Thanks Joe. But my bike does not need this at present.
But I like think ahead and see what others have done in case I do ever need to do it.
When it becomes necessary, it's nice to remember that, "Hey! Joe posted pics and a video about that!"
Thanks for the written description and the offer, Joe.
by offcenter
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I wonder why....alternator light?
Replies: 12
Views: 358

I wonder why....alternator light?

I can't understand why a bike that has so many extras and is as expensive as the GL1500 was (around $19,000 in 1999!!!) didn't come with AT LEAST an idiot light for the alternator. Many of us (including me) have added volt meters. But you can't ride with your eyes watching the voltmeter. A simple br...
by offcenter
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: GL1500 REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER OUT IN 30 MINUTES, EASY
Replies: 9
Views: 846

Re: GL1500 REAR BRAKE MASTER CYLINDER OUT IN 30 MINUTES, EASY

Sure wish someone had pictures and/or a video to show this procedure.
by offcenter
Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: what car tire size to put on my 1993 GL1500A?
Replies: 13
Views: 417

Re: what car tire size to put on my 1993 GL1500A?

I am running the Austone Taxi Tire on my 1500.
Love it!
by offcenter
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Removing the trunk?
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Removing the trunk?

Does anyone know how to remove the trunk on a '99 1500?
I searched through the forum and found several threads about
removing the saddlebags, but nothing about removing the trunk.
Could have sworn I saw it here long ago when I didn't need it.
(of course)
Thanks gang.
by offcenter
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Words of Advice
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Words of Advice

mberk01 wrote:
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:01 pm
"Don't ride faster than you guardian angel can fly."
I have a sticker with exactly that saying stuck to the top of my
computer monitor here in front of me.
by offcenter
Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dogs that chase motorcycles
Replies: 26
Views: 1886

Re: Dogs that chase motorcycles

Hmm....Bikes and Dogs.... I had one memorable encounter waaay back in 1970. I was riding my new Honda CB350 with crash bars down a local street near my house. A big Collie dog (think Lassie, 90 pounds or so) came charging out from between two parked cars. He missed and I thought nothing more of it. ...