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by offcenter
Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What to do with an extra Goldwing?
Replies: 10
Views: 248

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: 309

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: 168

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: 11094

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: 11
Views: 359

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.
by offcenter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steering head bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Steering head bearings

Time to replace my bearings. I see that Cyclemax is selling the "All Balls" brand bearings. I've heard rumors that these are not as good as some others. Anyone know of any that are better than the ones that Cyclemax carries? I don't want to be doing this job again any time soon. Also, how long do st...
by offcenter
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Top Tier Gas Stations
Replies: 57
Views: 11094

Re: Top Tier Gas Stations

Good luck on that in New Jersey.
As far as I know, non-ethanol gas is illegal in Jersey.
If you want alky free gas here, you have to go to the
airport and buy leaded aviation fuel.
by offcenter
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3478

Re: Clear coat aluminum wheels??

Thanks. Powder coating sounds like a great idea.
But having to remove the car tire, the brake rotors and the wheel bearings doesn't sound so great! LOL!!
I was hoping for something I could do right in my shop.
Any other suggestions?
by offcenter
Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coat aluminum wheels??
Replies: 24
Views: 3478

Clear coat aluminum wheels??

The aluminum wheels on my 1500 always look like hell and are difficult to get shiny again.
Has anyone tried clear coating the wheels?
If so, what product did you use?
How well has it held up over time?
by offcenter
Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Odd choke problem

I opened the handlebar cluster today. Everything inside looks fine.
The choke cable is definitely being pulled back from the other end, wherever that is.
by offcenter
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Old Highway 80
Replies: 12
Views: 261

Re: Old Highway 80

On a bike, it would be more fun going UP it.
But I believe it's one way going down.
by offcenter
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Odd choke problem

Thanks guys!
Thanks for the photos and the advice.
Ya know, I have been lubing those push buttons, though not recently.
When I open it, I'll take a look at that ball bearing.
And I'll post back here about what I find, if anything.
by offcenter
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Odd choke problem

Bump.
Any one ever seen this happen before?
by offcenter
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Re: Odd choke problem

LOL!! Leave it to me to come up with a problem that no one has ever heard of before.
I hope someone here can shed some light on it. It's annoying.
It's like someone put a return spring on the choke.
by offcenter
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Odd choke problem
Replies: 12
Views: 572

Odd choke problem

On my '99 1500 SE....
The handlebar mounted choke lever used to stay wherever I put it while the bike warmed up.
But lately the choke lever springs back to the "choke off" position. I have to sit with my
thumb on the choke 'til the bike warms up.
Is there some sort of friction lock that came loose?
by offcenter
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings
Replies: 162
Views: 17589

Re: Questions regarding "older" men and Goldwings

I love my TWO Goldwings!
I was born in 1950 and I'm 29.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.
:D
by offcenter
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 145
Views: 6886

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Wow! That is awfully low mileage for that age.
First thing....
CHANGE THE TIMING BELTS!!!!
by offcenter
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bug eye driving lights
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Bug eye driving lights

Aussie81Interstate wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:52 pm
Thank you - they look interesting...

I might look into a pair - now I have to find out where to mount them.
Don't look into them. You'll go blind! LOL!!!!
by offcenter
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bike/Trailer wobble
Replies: 23
Views: 932

Re: Bike/Trailer wobble

just from looking at your picture, I'd move the axle back a bit, or move the
body forward on the frame.
by offcenter
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: "bearing" type whine at 1.5-2.5 rpm
Replies: 7
Views: 353

Re: "bearing" type whine at 1.5-2.5 rpm

Have you ever changed the timing belts?
My first guess is a bearing going bad in a belt tension pulley.
If your Val is like other Goldwings, the alternator is on
the left rear of the engine.
by offcenter
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bug eye driving lights
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Bug eye driving lights

Ask and you shall receive! LOL!!! Here is the link to those lights on Ebay. https://www.ebay.com/itm/2pcs-4-5-42W-CREE-LED-WORK-LIGHT-BAR-DRIVING-SPOT-BEAM-SUV-ATV-UTE-JEEP-TRUCK/172848412105?epid=18024323929&hash=item283e9175c9:g:Ew8AAOSw9DVZqeso:sc:USPSPriorityFlatRateEnvelope!07885!US!-1:rk:33:pf:0
by offcenter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bug eye driving lights
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Re: Bug eye driving lights

They certainly do! I spent the last 50 years riding bikes with pitiful headlights, making night riding a real adventure. Now they have LEDs! I converted the entire front of that bike to LEDs, and it is BRIGHT! I like riding the back roads, and in Jersey we have DEER, LOTS OF DEER! Finally, after all...
by offcenter
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Bug eye driving lights
Replies: 7
Views: 386

Bug eye driving lights

I've never liked the look of the light bar that I bought for the Goldwing. The driving lights stuck out too far and looked like a pair of bug eyes sticking out on those long stalks away from the fairing. So yesterday I decided to do something about it. After a good deal of thought and some VERY CARE...
by offcenter
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Picking up 76 GL1000 this weekend: FNG

Nice. Looks fairly well cared for. Not sure if I like the repaint or not. That is the first green one that I've seen. Good luck with bringing it back to life. I also have a '76. Mine was originally red, but some owner long before me repainted it in the dark blue paint scheme of a '78, complete with ...
by offcenter
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 75 GL1000
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: 75 GL1000

Unless you’re able to see that it can be brought to life easily, $400 is the most I’d pay. I haven’t heard of fair ones going for $4000. It’s very easy to sink a grand into them and still have an old bike. If it’s been sitting you’re looking at lots to rule it safe. People get them going for less, ...