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by offcenter
Tue Aug 16, 2022 9:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OMG - Another Alternator POST ??
Replies: 2
Views: 78

Re: OMG - Another Alternator POST ??

My 99 1500 came with a 90 amp Compufire, installed by the previous owner when the bike was fairly new. About a year and a half after I got the bike, the Compufire failed. Opened it up and the windings were actually broken. Local alternator shop said it wasn't worth fixing. Then followed TWO chinese ...
by offcenter
Sat Aug 13, 2022 11:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Re: Quitting motorcycles
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Re: Quitting motorcycles

I find that motorcycling is my mental therapy.
As you said, it clears the mind. It makes the world seem good again.
I'm 72 and have no intention of quitting anytime soon.
As of this month, I've been riding for 54 years.

P.S. It's a BEEUTIFUL day here. I'm going for a ride!
by offcenter
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 231
Views: 18240

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

If you could let us know the tires feel difference at sidewall PSI, lower & higher. I/we found for the Austone 41-47 was much like a std. rear MT. . I also run the Austone, but at 38 to 39 psi. Stable as a rock. Seems strange that you have to run it at so high a pressure. P.S. about 18,000 mile...
by offcenter
Thu Aug 11, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working
Replies: 24
Views: 9854

Re: LED brake lights cause Cruise Control to stop working

cbx4evr wrote: Sun May 04, 2014 11:46 pm I replaced my brake light bulbs with the eBay China LED bulbs you recommended some time ago. Haven't noticed any problems with the cruise.
I also used ebay china bulbs, the kind that flash 3 or 4 times before they go steady-on.
No problems with my cruise either. Still works fine.
by offcenter
Mon Aug 08, 2022 8:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch noise?
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Clutch noise?

That's a wet clutch. Adding anything to the motor oil that makes it more slippery could make the clutch slip.
I'm sure some more knowledgeable folks will chime in on this.
by offcenter
Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 901
Views: 68012

Re: What's Happening Today?

What the...??
Who the heck builds a garage with no power in it??
Sometimes I wonder about people.
by offcenter
Fri Jul 22, 2022 8:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM Alternators - where best to get one
Replies: 5
Views: 883

Re: OEM Alternators - where best to get one

If it says Hitachi, you got a good one.
I managed to find a Hitachi at a bike shop on the internet.
It was probably the last one left out there.
And it cost me about $400.
Good luck in your search.
by offcenter
Mon Jul 18, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Managing “Down Time”
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: Managing “Down Time”

Great post.
For me, there is nothing like wind therapy!
by offcenter
Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Life change...
Replies: 10
Views: 650

Re: Life change...

Saturday June 25 is a day I will never forget, I had a near fatal ATV crash. I have rode over 250 k on motorcycles, and this happened going less than 5 mph. I was smoothing out some ruts at the cabin left by a well digging truck, I was turning around in a narrow area close to the edge on a hill. Th...
by offcenter
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Tire bead breaker
Replies: 13
Views: 1006

Re: Tire bead breaker

I lay my wheel on a couple of pieces of 2x4 to keep the brake disc up off the ground.
Then I lay a four foot length of 2x6 from the ground up onto the tire.
I drive one front wheel of my pickup onto the the 2x6 and pop!
Instant bead breaker!
by offcenter
Sat Jul 09, 2022 6:54 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Balance beads
Replies: 21
Views: 2840

Re: Balance beads

I've been using balance beads in my 1500 for several years now.
Smooth as silk. I'm sold.
by offcenter
Thu Jul 07, 2022 10:09 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: Something funny
Replies: 9
Views: 618

Re: Something funny

Two Youtube brackets with no video.
Yup, that's funny alright!!
:lol:
by offcenter
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Yippie!! Just scored a Bushtec trailer for cheap!
Replies: 1
Views: 412

Re: Yippie!! Just scored a Bushtec trailer for cheap!

Well congratulations!
But AIR LINES?
What does it need air lines for?
Does it have air brakes?
by offcenter
Wed Jul 06, 2022 7:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Dumped My Bike! (VIDEO)
Replies: 14
Views: 1882

Re: I Dumped My Bike! (VIDEO)

My 1500 is by far the heaviest bike I've ever owned. In the first few months of ownership, I must have dropped that bike six or eight times. The worst was turning around in my own driveway at crawl speed. The bike went down on it's right side and my right foot got trapped under the heat shield for t...
by offcenter
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 901
Views: 68012

Re: What's Happening Today?

detdrbuzzard wrote: Mon Jul 04, 2022 5:14 pm yesterday i had no plan to go riding, i drove the Mustang to go pick up Mom. we drove down to Port Clinton, OH and had lunch at the Jolly Rodger plus a visit to the lighthouse
Wow! That looks like a lot of food for such a little lady!
Glad you had a good time.
How old is Mom?
by offcenter
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rebuilding an 88 GL1500
Replies: 24
Views: 797

Re: Rebuilding an 88 GL1500

"I was swearing at this thing so hard lol" Reads like you have things well in hand! Swearing is usually the sign of a person who has graduated from throwing! LOL I think youf gonna have a very enjoyable bike when done. My general rule of thumb on any repair project is, the project is not ...
by offcenter
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SeaFoam Question
Replies: 12
Views: 581

Re: SeaFoam Question

In the fuel, definitely.
When I got my 1500, it had been sitting for several years.
It wouldn't idle worth a darn.
A couple of cans of seafoam later, it idled perfectly, and still does.
by offcenter
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Wrecked my Motorcycle
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Wrecked my Motorcycle

Not trying to be a wise guy, but a fire hydrant?
You couldn't find something softer to hit?
Good luck getting the damage fixed.
Finding the parts will likely be the most difficult part.
by offcenter
Thu Jun 16, 2022 8:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change miles, times, etc
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Oil change miles, times, etc

I change mine every 6,000. Just seems like a good number.
I use Mobil 1 High mileage 10w40.
by offcenter
Mon Jun 13, 2022 8:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Dumped My Bike! (VIDEO)
Replies: 14
Views: 1882

Re: I Dumped My Bike! (VIDEO)

Been there. Done that. My 1500 is by far the heaviest bike I've ever owned. (or will ever own!) When I first got it, I must have dropped it 6 times. Luckily, no damage to the bike or me. I've since learned to control the beast and I love it!! U turns are still a pain, but I've gotten a lot better at...
by offcenter
Tue Jun 07, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 2
Views: 173

Re: Hello

Artieajr wrote: Mon Jun 06, 2022 10:43 pm Got a 1999 1500 with 45k on it and love it.
Wow!! A brand new bike!!
My '99 has 112k on it.
Welcome to the forum!
by offcenter
Sun Jun 05, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Riddle me this, Batman...
Replies: 7
Views: 296

Riddle me this, Batman...

Around here in northern New Jersey, the roads are riddled with manhole covers. Even on recently repaved roads, the damned covers are often set an inch or so below road level. I have to ride like a drunken sailor to avoid them...WHAM!...there's another manhole cover, dammit!! So riddle me this.... Ho...
by offcenter
Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How hard do you ride your GL1800
Replies: 19
Views: 1297

Re: How hard do you ride your GL1800

1500 miles per year??
I can do that in a month!
There were times I've done that in two weeks!
by offcenter
Wed Apr 27, 2022 1:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What a nice 2000
Replies: 11
Views: 422

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: 422

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 ...