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by offcenter
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Saddlebag light relay?
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Saddlebag light relay?

Yup, that is a kind of transformer for the saddlebag lights. Those saddlebag lights do not use bulbs. They are a kind of electroluminescent panel and they are known to go bad. That little transformer puts out about 100 volts if it is working, so be careful. Since my saddlebag lights were not working...
by offcenter
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dodged a bullet today---Never follow too closely!
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Dodged a bullet today---Never follow too closely!

Hey gang, I was coming home around noon today in the pickup truck, on a stretch of road that I usually ride on my Goldwing, when I almost got it. I was following a flat bed/roll off/tow truck. Luckily, I wasn't following too closely. He had a wooden pallet with a V8 engine strapped to the deck. He h...
by offcenter
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: Estate Sale '76 GL Sitting Since 1985

Wow! That looks beautiful!
And it's the rare yellow to boot!
I believe only 500 were made in that color.
by offcenter
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1465

Re: Group Rides

The gas stations we start at are fully functional with coffee, all kinds of eats and the such its not just gas. Same here. We usually meet at the local Quick Check which is a gas station with a store/mini restaurant attached. "Kick Stands Up" is usually scheduled for a half hour after the meet up t...
by offcenter
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1465

Re: Group Rides

I belong to the Blue Knights TX 1 www.blueknightstx1.org we are often riding in groups either to a meal a couple of times a month or more lengthy rides to a set destination. We meet at various locations and have a KSU (Kick Stands Up) time. We leave at that time and if you aren't there you know whe...
by offcenter
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Starter issue

tsandvik wrote:
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:27 am
Just ordered both the A and B from third party suppliers. Not Honda but 20 bucks each new. Not China material.
Who did you buy them from?
Can you give us a link?
by offcenter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Starter issue

I agree. But I'll bet that those relays are used in other vehicles out there and
are made by some outside source. I doubt Honda makes them themselves.
by offcenter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter issue
Replies: 9
Views: 302

Re: Starter issue

I just started having the same problem with my 1500.
Cyclemax wants $65 for each of those relays.
Seems a bit excessive to me.
Anyone know of a better source?
Thanks in advance guys.
by offcenter
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Krauser Panniers
Replies: 10
Views: 302

Re: Krauser Panniers

Very nice, but I would have mounted them parallel to the top
of the exhaust system myself.
Otherwise, perfect!
by offcenter
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent bad ground?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Intermittent bad ground?

That link describes my problem exactly!
Thanks very much.
I'll report back when I have a chance to take the seat off
and look at that 21 pin connector.
by offcenter
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Intermittent bad ground?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Intermittent bad ground?

On my '99 Gl 1500.... I have a problem that comes and goes. I will lose all tail lights and brake lights, and when this happens, the dashboard directional indicators will both light, as well as front directional signals. (but not the rears) The dash lights and front lights do not flash. They just al...
by offcenter
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Trailer visibility
Replies: 10
Views: 308

Re: Trailer visibility

On the trailer I built years ago, I had the same concern about the trailer not being seen. I found a pair of chrome directional signals off of a Yamaha that had fairly long chrome stalks so that they protruded out from the side of the bike. I mounted those lights standing vertically on the edges of ...
by offcenter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 227

Re: Latest Jaguar

That has to be an oil cooler up front.
An engine that size would have a BIG radiator.
And I don't care how fast you are riding. You would
be ROASTING behind that big engine.
Not me. Nope, nope and nope.
by offcenter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Best Tires For Longevity
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Best Tires For Longevity

Really? My '74 BMW R90 regularly got 12,000 out of a rear, and 22,000 out of a front. I always ran Continentals on it. I put over 172,000 miles on that bike. My '99 Goldwing got 18,000 out of the last Michelin Commander II on the front. I have yet to wear out a rear car tire, so I can't say how long...
by offcenter
Sun Jul 21, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Need a gut check please
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Need a gut check please

Looks like it hasn't been run in a long time.
Like any old Goldwing, I wouldn't even THINK about starting that engine until the timing belts were changed.
by offcenter
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 (1993) RUST IN THE TANK
Replies: 12
Views: 417

Re: GL1500 (1993) RUST IN THE TANK

I used electrolysis on my 76 Wing.
Took a few days, but the tank came out looking like new.
by offcenter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riding in hot weather
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: Riding in hot weather

Black??
Why not white which would reflect the heat?
by offcenter
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: From a Wing to a Burgman?
Replies: 16
Views: 482

Re: From a Wing to a Burgman?

A belt every 10,000 miles???
That is ridiculous!!
I'd be going through a belt a year, or even more often!!
Totally unacceptable.
by offcenter
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM X-Grip Handlebar Mount
Replies: 19
Views: 1267

Re: RAM X-Grip Handlebar Mount

MalcolmX wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:04 pm
O, and TY offcenter! Pics are awesome!!!
The double ball is preemo, my man. A lot of people don't know that exists and it makes the whole thing work.
Thank you. Thank you very much. (in my best Elvis imitation)
by offcenter
Thu Jun 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 570

Re: New to me '91 SE

My two cents? My GL-1500 handled like a truck and howled like a banshee when I got it. It had those damned Dunflops on it. I put Michelin Commander II tires on it. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!! Now it handles almost like a sport bike and there is NO HOWLING! And don't believe the owner's manual. Run 41 pounds...
by offcenter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cb radio is it FM or Am?
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Cb radio is it FM or Am?

American CB radio is transmitted in AM, on the 27 megacycle band.
by offcenter
Sun Jun 23, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 10
Views: 264

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

Things that make you go "Uh....."
That has got to steer like a truck.
In fact, he should have just BOUGHT a truck!
by offcenter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 283
Views: 68446

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

I bought one of the last that was available from Universal Tire before they ran out of them.
They are now unavailable.
But the RUMOR is that Universal is looking for something to replace the Austone.
by offcenter
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Center stand removal??
Replies: 4
Views: 199

Re: Center stand removal??

Ok, thanks Chappie.
Appreciate the info.
by offcenter
Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Bike Night in northern New Jersey!
Replies: 2
Views: 279

Re: Bike Night in northern New Jersey!

We had a BEAUTIFUL evening for Bike Night tonight. 75 degrees and a light breeze. Perfect! The event is growing at the new location. We had somewhere around 75 bikes there tonight, maybe a few more. Hard to tell when they keep going in and out. And I counted seven Goldwings! Hope more of you will co...