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by offcenter
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 436
Views: 19762

Re: What's Happening Today?

having the ST 1100 means I want to add a few things to it. didn't have a lot of time but I got the aux lights mounted. I have a set of lights like the lower ones on the Mighty ST 1300 but have to find a different place to mount them on the ST 1100 In many areas, including New Jersey, it's illegal t...
by offcenter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What do you think these numbers mean??
Replies: 11
Views: 409

Re: What do you think these numbers mean??

Nothing like that on mine either. Weird.
by offcenter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Summer's slipping away
Replies: 26
Views: 460

Re: Summer's slipping away

Here in New Jersey, I'm still waiting for the BEGINNING of summer!
It started raining in April and it hasn't stopped yet.
I feel like I'm living in Seattle instead of New Jersey.
This is ridiculous!
We can count the number of really nice summer days we've had
this year on our fingers.
by offcenter
Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hip cramp
Replies: 17
Views: 513

Re: Hip cramp

There are a number of posts on various forums about footpegs (and mounts) breaking off, luckily when people are mounting the bike by standing on the left side (a couple of right-side ones, too). Based on those posts I've made it a habit to never stand on the footpegs while riding, but what's the bo...
by offcenter
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?
Replies: 17
Views: 491

Re: Does anyone really use their CB radios any more?

I belong to a small club that uses CB regularly to keep the group together on the road.
by offcenter
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

The Fairey Rotodyne was an amazing machine. Part airplane, part helicopter and part gyroplane.
And the thing worked amazingly well.
As far as I know, they only built one. And they destroyed it when they were done with it.
Politicians are a bunch of a**holes.
by offcenter
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Re: tires

Changing the tire is not a permanent cure, only until the new tire starts cupping in 3,000 or so miles. Replace the steering bearings with Allballs tapered bearings, properly torqued with the socket and torque wrench, is the only cure. Really? That front Commander II now has about 16,000 miles on i...
by offcenter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tires
Replies: 24
Views: 493

Re: tires

I don't think I want to, but do any of u with a 1992 to 1996 have a Michelin Commander 2 on the front & some other brand of tire on the rear, or what is the next best tire to a Commander 2 on the rear? I run a Commander II on the front and a car tire on the rear of my '99 1500. The bike handles gre...
by offcenter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

Yes, the Hiller Hornet used ramjets. I remember reading that night flights were always good for a few UFO reports due to the circle of fire from jets. Pulse jets are an entirely different animal. Back in the 50s and 60s, you could buy plans from ads in Popular Mechanics to build your own pulse jets....
by offcenter
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Pulse Jet Autocycle
Replies: 11
Views: 250

Re: Pulse Jet Autocycle

If that thing has real pulse jets, it has to be louder than hell.
It would make a straight pipe Harley seem quiet by comparison.
by offcenter
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Car show
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: Car show

I remember seeing those when they were new.
There is somebody near here who has the two seat sports car
version of the Honda 600, bright red. Tiny little thing.
Makes an MG Midget seem large.
I've been seeing it at a shopping center on and off for years.
by offcenter
Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Diesel GL1500
Replies: 11
Views: 448

Re: Diesel GL1500

Us pilots like to say that in aviation, we have a perfect safety record.
We've never left one up there yet. :D :D :D
by offcenter
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 handling
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: GL1500 handling

What size Michelin Commander II's are you using? I am running a Michelin Commander II 130/70 B18. (M/C 63 H) on the front with 41 pounds of pressure. On the back, I run a car tire. Bike handles GREAT. I always seek out the twistiest roads I can find. With the E3s that were on it when I got the bike...
by offcenter
Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 front brake upgrade info
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: GL 1000 front brake upgrade info

Please tell us exactly what caliper you are using
and what modifications you have to make.
Some of us might like to follow your example.
Thanks and good luck!
by offcenter
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield material
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Windshield material

I would go with Lexan.
Lexan is just about unbreakable, and it's easy to cut.
Perspex ( I think you mean acrylic) shatters easily, and
it's very easy to break while cutting.
Plus, you need a much thicker, HEAVIER piece of acrylic
to equal the strength of a thinner piece of Lexan.
by offcenter
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 handling
Replies: 10
Views: 383

Re: GL1500 handling

As the owner of a 1500 that handles GREAT, I have two pieces of advice. First, get rid of the e3 and put on a Michelin Commander II. Second, don't believe the owner's manual. Run the front tire at 41 pounds and you'll get your sport bike handling. Mine had E3s on it when I got it. They howled like c...
by offcenter
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DUNLOP E4 TIRES HUMMING
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: DUNLOP E4 TIRES HUMMING

My bike had E3s on it when I got it.
They didn't hum, they HOWLED in the turns!
No more Dunlops for me.
I run a Michelin Commander II on the front
and a car tire on the rear.
Couldn't be happier.
by offcenter
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: EC LED Headlight Competition
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: EC LED Headlight Competition

I'm running some low cost LED headlight bulbs that I found on Ebay at the moment.
They sure are bright.
But I wouldn't mind having a set of the expensive ones to compare them to.
by offcenter
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: why I choose a car tire
Replies: 6
Views: 365

Re: why I choose a car tire

I'm running a Nokian 195-55 light truck tire on the back of my 1500. Holds the road like glue, rain or shine and corners great. It did take about 1000 miles to break it in though. When new it felt kind of "squirrelly" for a while, but that went away as it wore a bit. Now has over 11,000 miles on it ...
by offcenter
Wed Jun 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 50
Views: 2364

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: 225

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: 16
Views: 553

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: 478

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: 475

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: 554

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...