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by kwild
Fri May 10, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Classic Photos???
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Classic Photos???

1981, rode the western US with my father and younger brother and a group of friends, all fathers and sons. I rode a 76 GL1000 with HD bags. My father had a really cool Suzuki GS 850 with full Vetter set up and custom paint. Great trip, fond memories.
by kwild
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Restoring/Painting hand control markings
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Restoring/Painting hand control markings

Use a crayon, fills in the letters and extra material wipes right off. will last longer than you would think and its cheap and easy.
by kwild
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is Spring finally coming?
Replies: 9
Views: 545

Re: Is Spring finally coming?

Spring has Sprung in the southwest, but it will be gone in another month.
by kwild
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Suspension
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Air Suspension

OK, here we go. The LED scale on your dash is a exact image of the blocks on the suspension button panel in the above pic. FRONT Press and hold the Front (top left) button...the LED on your dash will change from temp to air pressure. Your current pressure will be displayed. The Front will be display...
by kwild
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air Suspension
Replies: 22
Views: 588

Re: Air Suspension



Hope this helps.
by kwild
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Has anyone ever made a "rat bike" out of a 1500?
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: Has anyone ever made a "rat bike" out of a 1500?

You could always go a little less radical, tons of options from insane to subtle. Here's my old 1200.


by kwild
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Has anyone ever made a "rat bike" out of a 1500?
Replies: 26
Views: 1474

Re: Has anyone ever made a "rat bike" out of a 1500?

Check out this forum for good ideas on a strip down. https://ngwclub.com/forum/page/Welcome. I personally like a modded Goldwing. shows a different kind of talent and skill.
by kwild
Wed May 23, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Honda GL1200 I Rear Tire Change
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: 1986 Honda GL1200 I Rear Tire Change

If they are air assist shocks, remove all the air out. you could try a standard screwdriver and carefully help the shock release itself for their mounts. Approach from the back of the bike and gently move the shock out of position. Prolly just old rubber stuck on the brackets, they can be stubborn. ...
by kwild
Tue May 22, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Honda GL1200 I Rear Tire Change
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: 1986 Honda GL1200 I Rear Tire Change

Don't need to loosen the swing arm, but you need to remove the lower shocks from the swing arm. They have to come out of the mounting points on the swing arm, only then can you raise the rear wheel.
by kwild
Tue May 22, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1986 Honda GL1200 I Rear Tire Change
Replies: 12
Views: 509

Re: 1986 Honda GL1200 I Rear Tire Change

The axle bolt can be removed by moving the tire Up. You'll need to move the rear shocks from the lower mounting position. I use a 2x4 and different thicknesses of lumber and a mallet to raise the rear tire. Make sure your in neutral. Go slowly and make sure the bike is secure.
Good luck
by kwild
Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ball Mag-9 Helmet
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Ball Mag-9 Helmet



by kwild
Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Leg up
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Re: Leg up

https://www.landingear.com/g2_gl1500.php

Looks like the Gen II model runs $3,500.
by kwild
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Need some advice on a bunch of different stuff.
Replies: 7
Views: 394

Re: Need some advice on a bunch of different stuff.

Welcome, I have a nice wrap around windscreen you can have. i live in Anaheim, you'll need to pick it up. PM me.
Kurt
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/mpo ... 52210.html
by kwild
Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Instrument panel
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Instrument panel

Speaker cover post, prolly top left or right corner????
by kwild
Sat May 27, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Should I be upset?
Replies: 40
Views: 2575

Re: Should I be upset?

Glad to hear that you had enough space to stop. Poor job to say the least. What kind of paid mechanic would do a brake job and NOT give the bike a test ride before returning it. That's the kind of honest mistake you might make on your own machine, But they must hold themselves to a higher standard w...
by kwild
Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:15 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: switch
Replies: 5
Views: 541

Re: switch

Spray some electrical cleaner directly into the "start button". Key off, press the button a number a times while using the cleaner. Give it a few minutes and start it up, this will usually cure the headlight problem. good luck.
by kwild
Wed Nov 02, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Share your chicken strips
Replies: 34
Views: 1970

Re: Share your chicken strips

Been called a lot of things, by a lot of people. But, chicken usually ain't one of em. Spark show is free, Chicken strip?????
Dunlop E 3
1200 Aspy
by kwild
Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Getting All I Can In
Replies: 18
Views: 1086

Re: Getting All I Can In

Tough news, I know. Wait and see how you feel. I was diagnosed with Advanced stg 4 renal cell cancer in December after having a kidney w/ large tumor removed, discovered numerous nodules in all lobes of my lungs, was told 24 months. I was on daily oral chemo for 3 months (failed) that left me feelin...
by kwild
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: White Smoke
Replies: 3
Views: 251

Re: White Smoke

There is a cross-over chamber on the stock exhaust making it difficult to determine if it's right or left side. Best plan would be to do both sides and ride knowing they are both good.
Kwild
by kwild
Sat Aug 20, 2016 8:05 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Goldwing Limited Air ride System
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: 1985 Goldwing Limited Air ride System

Turn key on.
press and hold either front or rear...Bars should show up on far right of dash / where temp is normally.
While pressing front or rear, depress increase or decrease. Should hear compressor kick on.
Bars will increase/decrease.
by kwild
Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Wind deflectors or bat wings.....
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Wind deflectors or bat wings.....

Put them on. If they are Baker air wings they work great. In the closed position they block cold weather and in the open position they allow air to flow into the cockpit area. They are nice to have when you start early in cold weather and by mid day it becomes hot. I use mine all the time. I also we...
by kwild
Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing "Bird"??
Replies: 76
Views: 3709

Re: Goldwing "Bird"??

A Screaming Chicken ;)


by kwild
Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: bee/hornet in shirt
Replies: 20
Views: 1752

Re: bee/hornet in shirt

Stinging bugs + velocity = increased creative vocabulary.
by kwild
Tue Dec 01, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?
Replies: 215
Views: 8770

Re: SO IT's NOVEMBER WHO'S STILL RIDING?

Got to do an overnighter Thanksgiving weekend with a few friends. Pines to Palms Hwy 74 to the Palms Springs area. Temps ranged from 40* to 66*, crystal clear sunny days. Had to wait for few minutes on the Hwy. while the CHP cleaned up a sport bike crash.