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by offcenter
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What a nice 2000
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: What a nice 2000

Once you've removed the plastic a few times, it becomes second nature.
Not too bad at all.
by offcenter
Mon Apr 25, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What a nice 2000
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: What a nice 2000

Very nice!! I ride a '99 with 111,000 miles on it. Still rides like a new bike. I'll never understand how someone can pay big money for a bike like these and then never ride it. Your bike has traveled less than 500 miles a year since it was new. There is a guy near me who also has a 2000 model. His ...
by offcenter
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Upgrading my 1500 LCD
Replies: 47
Views: 3604

Re: Upgrading my 1500 LCD

Looks good. However, judging by the pics, it wouldn't work for me. Too much info for such a small display. I wouldn't be able to see it while riding. Lol. It's really not as tough to see as you may think. Some of the smaller numbers like air temp, humidity, and date you probably won't be looking at...
by offcenter
Wed Apr 20, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Brightest LED headlight bulbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Re: Brightest LED headlight bulbs?

Late reply to the thread, but if the GL1500 uses H4 headlamps like my '99 Valkyrie does, take a look at Cyclops Ultra 10.0 H4 bulbs. Outrageously bright, great cutoff. And burns all 4 emitters on High beam. Well worth the $90 price, in my opinion. Especially if you live back in the hills and holler...
by offcenter
Tue Apr 19, 2022 7:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: bear breaking
Replies: 5
Views: 249

Re: bear breaking

When he said his back was breaking a little, I thought he needed a chiropractor. :lol:
by offcenter
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 38
Views: 3206

Re: Group Rides

Tomorrow morning, I'll be going on my club's first ride of the season. And I'll be on my guard. First ride means everyone has been off for the winter. And, we have had a lot of new members join up since I last rode with the group, people I don't know and don't know how they ride. The club is mostly ...
by offcenter
Sat Apr 09, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tar Snakes
Replies: 14
Views: 955

Re: Tar Snakes

Here in N.J., they did that to some of my favorite roads last summer, miles and miles of that crap.
When it gets hot, that stuff is like grease under the wheels.
The people who do that need to taken out there and staked out in the middle of the road 'til they are turned into road pizza.
by offcenter
Sun Mar 27, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: Are there reliable alternators that cost less than a Compufire?

My last one came from Lactrical.
Failed in only a year.
Just another piece of cheap chinese junk.
by offcenter
Thu Mar 24, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The muffler chronicals
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: The muffler chronicals

I guess I could if I could find a decent welder around here who would take the job.
But I'm guessing that anyone who could cut that section out and weld in a new piece would probably charge
me more than what I paid for replacement mufflers.
by offcenter
Wed Mar 23, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Does anyone know what type of saddle bags these are?
Replies: 5
Views: 380

Re: Does anyone know what type of saddle bags these are?

They certainly look like Califia saddlebags. I should know. I still have a set of those on my old BMW sitting in the back of my shed. P.S. The rear crash bars and chrome saddlebag guards were part of the set, although I think you could buy the bags without the guards if you wanted to. https://www.th...
by offcenter
Mon Mar 21, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The muffler chronicals
Replies: 3
Views: 223

The muffler chronicals

Doing my pre-spring maintenance on my 1999 gl-1500. So I pulled everything off the rear to grease the splines on the driveshaft. When I pulled the mufflers off of the Goldwing, I found some rusted pin holes in the back side of the left muffler. Ya know, I thought the bike was sounding a bit louder w...
by offcenter
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Need suggestions for a quality alternator.
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Need suggestions for a quality alternator.

I've had two of the chinese ones fail.
In both cases, the oil seal on the shaft leaked motor oil into the alternator, which killed them.
I finally found an original Hitachi Honda alternator which I installed a year ago.
I'm holding my breath....
by offcenter
Sun Mar 20, 2022 10:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Recommend a good quality air gauge please
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Re: Recommend a good quality air gauge please

I use this one. Bought it from Harbor Freight many years ago. No batteries to go bad. Chuck locks onto valve stem. https://www.amazon.com/Central-Pneumatic-Pistol-Inflator-Gauge/dp/B006ZBCDJY/ref=sr_1_205?keywords=tire+inflator+with+gauge&qid=1647789544&sr=8-205 Unfortunately, HF no longer c...
by offcenter
Fri Mar 11, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator not working
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Re: Alternator not working

It's easy enough to get the alternator off. Just three bolts.
(don't ask me how I know this)
If you have to buy a new alternator, DO NOT buy one of the
many cheap Chinese ones out there. You'll only be replacing
it again in a very short time.
(don't ask how I know this either)
by offcenter
Sun Mar 06, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Bad Fuel Economy (25-30MPG)
Replies: 30
Views: 1636

Re: GL1500 Bad Fuel Economy (25-30MPG)

I would say don't worry about it, until you get some more miles on it. Maybe run a can of Seafoam or two through the fuel system. While my 1500 does great on the highway, around town and small trips my mileage is like yours. These bikes are not known for mileage. At your altitude you are probably j...
by offcenter
Sat Mar 05, 2022 11:41 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Repair Manual on a CD
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Repair Manual on a CD

Why not turn that old laptop into a Linux machine.
Linux is compatible with a lot of different things.
Put Linux Mint on the old laptop. It might read your
manual fine.
by offcenter
Mon Feb 21, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GL1500 Trunk Relocation Kit
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: GL1500 Trunk Relocation Kit

That's great. I'd never have known it was moved if you hadn't told me.
Thanks.
by offcenter
Fri Feb 18, 2022 10:16 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: GL1500 Trunk Relocation Kit
Replies: 14
Views: 1378

Re: GL1500 Trunk Relocation Kit

Interesting. I didn't even think it was possible to do such a thing.
I'd like to see a larger picture showing the entire rear of the bike to see what it looks like from the side.
by offcenter
Thu Feb 10, 2022 10:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Quitting motorcycles?
Replies: 96
Views: 4974

Re: Quitting motorcycles?

I still say, don't sell it. Just park it for a while.
Put it in the back of the garage and put a cover over it
for a couple of years. You'll be sorry later if you act
hastily and sell it.
by offcenter
Sat Feb 05, 2022 12:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 197
Views: 13523

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Also looking forward to your report.
But we'll also need a second report after you've put some miles
on it and it gets broken in.
by offcenter
Fri Feb 04, 2022 9:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 197
Views: 13523

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Available in S. California, Vitour 175R16 tire $89.00 (free ship), tho 6-ply. Might be rough riding for some. Can anyone in Cali vouch for this tire? https://www.performanceplustire.com/tires-for-sale/vitour-tires/grand-tyre/ty:Tire:ts:175-16c/ 99 mph speed rating. 6 ply. Looks good to me. Very muc...
by offcenter
Tue Feb 01, 2022 8:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: handling
Replies: 6
Views: 247

Re: handling

When I got my 1500, it had Dunlop E3s, front and rear. And it handled like a truck! Plus, those tires howled like a banshee in turns. At first I thought it was bearings going bad. So, I put a Michelin Commander II on the front and a Austone taxi tire on the rear. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! The bike handles ...
by offcenter
Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Brightest LED headlight bulbs?
Replies: 12
Views: 825

Brightest LED headlight bulbs?

For my GL-1500....
I installed some cheap LED headlights in the bike a few years ago.
They seem like they are getting dimmer as time goes on.
Who makes the BRIGHTEST led bulbs for the 1500 these days?
by offcenter
Mon Jan 31, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Quitting motorcycles?
Replies: 96
Views: 4974

Re: Quitting motorcycles?

Just my two cents....
Don't sell the bike. Park it for a year or so while you find something else to do.
If you sell it, you'll end up missing it and you'll be sorry.
Don't QUIT riding, just take a break from it for a while.
Then see how you feel in a year or two.
by offcenter
Sat Jan 29, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long Islander Help me out?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Long Islander Help me out?

To me, the distance isn't the problem. It's the fact that you have to go through New York City to get there. I avoid the city like the plague. Sounds like a nice bike if everything on it works. If it was located somewhere more "civilized", like out here in Jersey, I'd be glad to help you o...