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by golden highway
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me

Yes but that isn't going to happen anytime soon
by golden highway
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Am I the only one who doesn't like backrests
Replies: 11
Views: 477

Re: Am I the only one who doesn't like backrests

I ride without one. The only one I liked was the one mounted in my seat. It was easy to remove when I didn't want it and it fit in my trunk. It hit correctly on my lower back.
by golden highway
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me
Replies: 14
Views: 714

Re: First ride to work, first attempted homicide, against me

I won't ride to work anymore and it is getting to the point I am afraid to anytime. Over the past year I have been rear ended numerous times in my car while stopped in traffic. I had someone leave there lane and smash the side of my car. Every time I think what if I were on my motorcycle? I walked a...
by golden highway
Thu May 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Most Desirable Year and Model
Replies: 14
Views: 9126

Re: Most Desirable Year and Model

I had a 1987 1200A with all the known issues that cause the stator go bad corrected so never had a stator issue. I really liked the 1200 and would still have it if a great deal on a 1998 1500 came along. The 1500A has been reliable. I have had no issues so far. All the goldwings have their pro and c...
by golden highway
Thu May 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 22
Views: 1141

Re: The Biker Wave...

I always wave and most wave back if they are able. I have come across a few that I know saw me wave but choose to ignore other bikers. If they could only hear what I am saying about them as they pass. Maybe if they could text me as they pass they would participate.
by golden highway
Sat May 05, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Synthetic Oil?
Replies: 5
Views: 232

Re: Synthetic Oil?

If it runs good with no shifting issues I would stick with what was used for the last 62000 miles.
by golden highway
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

Goldwinger356 you are correct do not modify your brace. If it isn't fitting something is out of wack on you motorcycle
by golden highway
Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing Fork brace Installation
Replies: 16
Views: 464

Re: Blackwing Fork brace Installtion

If you are able to get the brace on without tp much force I would think you are fine. It is a tight fit. When I installed mine it wasn't even close to fitting. I found my forks were out of alignment from from when they installed the new front tire. I readjusted the forks how they were supposed to be...
by golden highway
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Magic Gas
Replies: 13
Views: 1312

Re: Magic Gas

If it works and reviews say it does it would be a great for emergencies and that is what it is intended for. If you want to carry extra gas without the danger this is what you need. For $15.00 you toss it in you saddlebag or trunk as a safety net
by golden highway
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Reusable Oil Filters
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Reusable Oil Filters

When I read your post the first question that came to mind was why? So from there I did a little research on these filters. It seems just like the time old filters. It seem messy and unnecessary. These engines last forever on paper filters so what is the benefit?
by golden highway
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rottella oil
Replies: 27
Views: 1099

Re: Rottella oil

Well said curtm. Funny how a little advertising gets us questioning what we know is right
by golden highway
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 and GL1800 parts now available in the store
Replies: 15
Views: 7507

Re: GL1500 and GL1800 parts now available in the store

I am looking for the air shock control switches for my GL1500
by golden highway
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: diesel oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: diesel oil?

I used it in my 1200 and it worked well. I tried it in my 1500 and it was ok but my 1500 likes the Mobile synthetic motorcycle oil better.
by golden highway
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Rid Seat of Mouse Urine Odor
Replies: 7
Views: 345

Re: How to Rid Seat of Mouse Urine Odor

I used a product called oder ban it has removed just about every smell I could throw at it. We hit a skunk with our car one time and could not get rid of the smell until I used this. My friend had a gallon of milk break open in his car and on a hot day you wanted to die. He tried everything and was ...
by golden highway
Sun Sep 03, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: back rest
Replies: 24
Views: 1318

Re: back rest

I have had a few different types and I think the Utopia is the most comfortable and easiest to remove if you don't want to use it. It is also small enough to store when on the road
by golden highway
Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is your shield high or low?
Replies: 22
Views: 1563

Re: Is your shield high or low?

Mine is set as high as I can get it. I wish it was a little taller since I wear a modular helmet and if i have the face shield up I get a little buffeting. I hear people complain about looking through it when the weather is bad or a lot of dirt is being kicked up. I don't see the difference between ...
by golden highway
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 23183

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

You might end up with more then expected. I know in my case I was planning on coming Friday but work changed that plan. I am still a possible as I am trying to work coming in early Saturday. I just can't commit to being there at this time. I am sure there's others in the same boat. The event I have ...
by golden highway
Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork oil change
Replies: 17
Views: 1947

Re: Fork oil change

Drain screws are on the bottom of the fork tubes if I remember correctly on th e back side. You can do a change without removing the forks. I think there is a how to on this site for changing the oil. The manual calls for ATF and that is whst I used. Since oil has always been debated I changed mine ...
by golden highway
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Drivers Backrest
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Drivers Backrest

I had a through the seat backrest on my 1200 and I liked it a lot. I have been thinking about getting on for 1500. The only thing holding me back is my seat is getting a little worn so I might change the whole seat with one built in.
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by golden highway
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight

If you are really concerned you could always make that tough decision and tell your wife she needs to lose 40 pounds :D
by golden highway
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight
Replies: 9
Views: 1010

Re: 1995 GL1500 passenger weight

Shock issue is factory. From what I under stand the air shock on the 1500 is more of a ride hight adjustment. My wife and I also exceed the weight limit on the 1500 but riding around looking at other riders I think we are ok. I see much larger couples riding all the time. I also see them loaded down...
by golden highway
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Drivers Backrest
Replies: 7
Views: 495

Re: Drivers Backrest

Wow I sold my whole backrest that was in very good condition for $60.00. I sold to low or those arms are overpriced. Oh and that is what I paid for it. I didn't like the way it hit my ba k and my wife didn't like the bars hitting her legs.
by golden highway
Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New bike for the price of a set of tires
Replies: 5
Views: 436

Re: New bike for the price of a set of tires

When tires age they start harden and loose their flexibility. It happens slowly so you almost never realize how bad they are until you put new tires on. I purchase a bike with very old good looking tires and I hated the way the bike handled. I was thinking new springs, shock rebuild and so on. I ins...
by golden highway
Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Countersteering: Watch this and save your life
Replies: 28
Views: 4352

Re: Countersteering: Watch this and save your life

I read about countersteering back in the 70's. Thought it was cool so I started using and you are right now I don't even think about it. It has become second nature. I have talked to a few new riders about it and they look at me like I am crazy.
by golden highway
Sat Jul 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 23183

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

365 days in a year and it seems like work meetings get scheduled only on days I have something going on. As of now I have an all day meeting on the 22nd in the wrong direction of the gathering :cry: so now I am thinking of getting up early Saturday and riding to gathering. It is about 3 1/2 hour rid...