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by offcenter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 44
Views: 2142

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

I have had a car tire on the rear of my 1500 for the last year or more. It now has about 10,000 miles on it and shows no visible sign of wear. Mine is a Nokian 195/55 light truck tire. I picked this particular tire because it was the same diameter, 26 inches, as the bike tire that preceded it. So, i...
by offcenter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Air Horn Works
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Air Horn Works

A funny air horn story.... I installed my first set of airhorns on my brand new Honda CB-350, waaaay back in 1970. I couldn't wait to try them out!! Not far from me, a street call Ridgewood Road had a side road that merged into it at about a 30 degree angle. This merging street had a stop sign, but ...
by offcenter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle
Replies: 12
Views: 298

Re: Installed Electronic Deer Whistle

My 1500 came to me with one of those electronic deer things. I don't hear it, but my wife does. One day I was following a buddy of mine on his rather loud Harley FXR. We came to a stop sign and he turned around and yelled, "Turn that damned thing off!!!" I don't know if it works on deer, but it defi...
by offcenter
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lookie What I Found! ;-)
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Lookie What I Found! ;-)

Oh man! That's rare all the way around!
It's an LTD model, the rarest, with some very rare
accessories on it. Those side tanks, and that fairing
are hard to find.
Good luck with it!!
by offcenter
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Handcrafted trailer hitch
Replies: 7
Views: 416

Re: Handcrafted trailer hitch

redbug wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:58 pm
good looking hitch, nice welds and finish,unique design on the swivel ball too.
Really? Are there pictures?
I don't see any pictures.
Sounds like a nice project.
by offcenter
Sun May 27, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: TIME TO POKE THE BEAR -Carb Cleaners and Fuel Additives: What Works?
Replies: 10
Views: 525

Re: TIME TO POKE THE BEAR -Carb Cleaners and Fuel Additives: What Works?

When I got my 1500, it had been sitting untouched with fuel in it for about two years. It started, and it ran, but not very well. Wouldn't idle worth a darn. Over the next few hundred miles, I ran a couple of cans of Seafoam through it. Slowly but surely, the problems disappeared without touching th...
by offcenter
Tue May 22, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Re: Alternator oil seal?

Ok, thanks MikeB.
Kinda what I figured, but I wanted to see if anyone
knew something that I didn't.
by offcenter
Tue May 22, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator oil seal?
Replies: 8
Views: 297

Alternator oil seal?

I pulled the alternator from my '99 to replace the oil seal that is in the end of the alternator itself. My question is: Should there be oil in the chamber where the rubber cush drive pads are located? Or is there another oil seal in the back of the engine to keep this area dry? Mine is very wet wit...
by offcenter
Tue May 22, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???
Replies: 28
Views: 1854

Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

I'm a bit short and can't flat foot mine either. But I've gotten used to it. Just be careful.
The original owner of my bike, my buddy, is VERY short. For the life of me I don't know
how he rode this bike for 17 years, but he did. If you want to ride it bad enough,
you'll find a way.
by offcenter
Thu May 17, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Easy way to open side marker light?
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Easy way to open side marker light?

I just did my marker lights recently.
Those lights are made of a different type of plastic than the rear lights.
I used a Dremel tool with a fine tooth circular saw blade to cut them
open. After installing the LEDs, I epoxied them back together.
Looks great.
by offcenter
Thu May 17, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys
Replies: 37
Views: 19638

Re: How to unlock a GL1500 trunk without keys

I stuck a spare key in a glob of Silicone Seal, in a spot only I would
ever look. If I ever need it, just peel off the silicone seal.
Then I can re-glue it when I get home with a new glob.
by offcenter
Sun May 13, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak...But where??
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Oil leak...But where??

Good idea! Thanks! Never would have thought of that!
by offcenter
Fri May 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak...But where??
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: Oil leak...But where??

Ok, Thanks Dave.
I'll put that on my list for my next service.
I wanted to pull the alternator and replace the
rubber cush-drive pads anyway.
I'll order the O ring and seal. Thanks.
by offcenter
Fri May 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil leak...But where??
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Oil leak...But where??

On my '99 1500SE, 85,000 miles.... All around the alternator is wet with oil. Oils drops are dripping from the spring on the sidestand when I park the bike. It's not the shifter shaft. I replaced the seal and installed the support last year. That area is dry now. I thought maybe a head gasket, but t...
by offcenter
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500

Used ------ https://www.ebay.com/itm/96-HONDA-GL1500-GL-1500-SE-GOLDWING-SHIFTER-X87/332514341310?hash=item4d6b6631be:g:olAAAOSwXtNaU~Ix&vxp=mtr Part #'s 1 & 23 Brand New------ https://www.partzilla.com/catalog/honda/motorcycle/1999/gl1500se-a-gold-wing-se/pedal Thanks! I just ordered that one from...
by offcenter
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

No problem, Allen.
Good luck in your search.
by offcenter
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500

Still looking for a gear shift pedal for a 1500. Anyone?
by offcenter
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble
Replies: 15
Views: 798

Re: Death wobble

My 1500 had the same problem.
I put a new Michellin Commander II on the front and the
wobble is GONE. I can now take my hands off of the bars
at any speed. I now have 8,000 miles on the Commander II
and the bike is still rock stable.
by offcenter
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Replacing Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 6
Views: 418

Re: Replacing Exhaust Pipes

Allen, I have a pair of almost new Harley FLH mufflers that you could have for $30, which is what I paid
for them. I bought them to put on my '76 GL-1000 but never used them.
I'm not far from you, near Lake Hopatcong NJ.
by offcenter
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Girls on a GL1000
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Girls on a GL1000

TwoTone Trike wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:52 pm
Offcenter, What in the world would give you that kind of idea.L.O.L
I...don't know....It just sort of hit me.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by offcenter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Wanted: Shift pedal for 1500

A friend needs a shift pedal for his '99 1500. Anyone have one?
Thanks!
by offcenter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you have a vintage ride??
Replies: 59
Views: 2115

Re: Do you have a vintage ride??

I have two vintage rides. I have a '76 GL-1000 Goldwing and a '77 Honda Trail 90. Both are registered and ridden regularly. My Trail 90 has what I call the "optional touring package". :lol: http://goldwingdocs.com/UserImages/offcenter_51582/Bike-Pics_2310/P1020478-1077-x-808_13625.jpg http://goldwin...
by offcenter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Girls on a GL1000
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Girls on a GL1000

Hmm....I suspect that they bat for the other team. :lol: :lol: :lol:
by offcenter
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 269
Views: 60917

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

I'll add my two cents to this. I'm currently running a Nokian 195 65 light truck tire on the rear of my GL 1500. (I picked that tire because it was exactly the same diameter, 26 inches, as the bike tire that came on the bike.) For the first thousand miles or so, it felt very squirreley at highway sp...
by offcenter
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1989 GL1500
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: 1989 GL1500

Just a side note.....
I know a guy not too far from me who has a black '89 Wing.
He has 475,000 miles on it!!!
...Just my bit of trivia for the day.