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by Big Blue UK
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Engine guards bent?

I have a 2000 Goldwing that had the same problem with engine guard being close to valve covers. i just stuck a long prybar between the horizontal part of the engine guard and the cylinder head near the end the guard and bent down until i got the room i needed for my Kury ergo mounts. That took some...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Engine guards bent?

I reckon it is the angle at which the pic was taken.
Damn that is clean, do you know when it was taken.
by Big Blue UK
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 transmission complaints
Replies: 57
Views: 20418

Re: GL1800 transmission complaints

I reckon steel quality control has evolved to seeing if a magnet sticks to it.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Engine guards bent?

No idea who made the factory guards Doug, or who actually makes the aftermarket ones, I believe one is not superior to the other though, I fitted aftermarket guards to my last Aspencade because they were too tarnished and pitted. Since they changed the style in 1997 will the older versions even be ...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Engine guards bent?

That is some more pretty pics of the 1500. Looks like we started riding Goldwings about the same time (39 years for me). I got my 1st one (79 GL1000) in 1980 and have had at least one of all the versions except the 1800. This is my current ride. IMG_1245 a.JPG Sat on my first Goldwing at a Wing dea...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Engine guards bent?

These are my 1994 stock engine guards, not sure how easy it is going to be to get them. Right side - 62501-MN5-000 Left side - 62601-MN5-000 Doug No idea who made the factory guards Doug, or who actually makes the aftermarket ones, I believe one is not superior to the other though, I fitted afterma...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Engine guards bent?

Thank you bellboy. 37 years riding GoldWings come April, that Aspencade was my last solo. dYBrVSz.jpg kTKmWb1.jpg qdedcoG.jpg Sold it in 2013 due to age and high mileage (me not the GoldWing). Put it on its side maneuvering on grass & gravel once too often, and my R hip hurt too much getting it on t...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!
Replies: 9
Views: 309

Re: Bing...Yahoo...disappeared!

AZgl1800 wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:36 pm
to me, that is no loss at all...
I refuse to use any of those search engines.

I stay with google because it is so reliable and fast
My sentiments exactly
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tires and Brake Pads
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Tires and Brake Pads

For brake pads, I prefer the stock organic pads. They have been hard to beat for performance and I don't have to worry about them ruining the discs, like some metallic pads will do. The absolute best tire for a 1500 is the Austone( IMHO), but I've also had great results with the Bridgestone Excedra...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine guards bent?
Replies: 15
Views: 280

Re: Engine guards bent?

Your case guards are known as 98 style (1998>) Case guards on one of my 1500's, known as 88 style (1988>1997)


your guards are not bent, just classic Honda cheap as chips.

Change yours for 88 style, they are easy to get in the US I would imagine.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: GL1800 transmission complaints
Replies: 57
Views: 20418

Re: GL1800 transmission complaints

I own a 2002 GoldWing, bought it in 2014 with only 58000KM on the odometerter, now 5 jears later it tels me 165000KM and I am riding a lot of smal roads , means a lot shifting, stil no complains wath ever, so how common is this , as I read of a bend shifter I think some one has a bad agressif shift...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How many Trike owners
Replies: 11
Views: 457

Re: How many Trike owners

After 30 years on GoldWing solo's, when I retired in 2013 it was trike time.
2002 Monarch, when I bought it 6 years ago, imported from Daytona Beach.







Took 6 months to transform it into Big Blue. I have 2 trailers I use,










by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement
Replies: 11
Views: 377

Re: Trunk and Saddlebag replacement

Well you should have, whiplash etc, take his insurance for every penny you can get, not that I advocate it. Rear end shunting should carry a mandatory penalty of driving without due care and attention, and hefty fine. Teach the asswipes to pay attention.
by Big Blue UK
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Seen at a Dutch Goldwing meeting

While I appreciate the time, money, and effort, the extra wheels for impressive show looks is just daft. Twin axle camping trailer that size must scrub like god knows what. I can think of many ways to spend that kind of money on a rig, that would work and look a bleedin sight better.
by Big Blue UK
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tire Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Tire Replacement

I would just like to add, do yourself a favour and fit Bridgeport valves,


by Big Blue UK
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1556

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Liking it a lot matey. :)
by Big Blue UK
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 1977 colour
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

There is a good chance that the majority of auto paint suppliers, know little more than to put in a code, bit like buying a coffee, the person behind the counter knows little more than to push the right button and hand over your cup of piss. some auto paint folk have 8,000+ colour catalogue, you sho...
by Big Blue UK
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1853

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

The head of the Massachusetts RMV has resigned her position as a result of yet another deadly debacle. Why does that walking pile of **** get to just resign, she should be in the cell next to the pile of **** driver, in Venezuela. He carelessly killed 7 people, death is too good. No doubt the **** ...
by Big Blue UK
Thu Jul 04, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome vs Add On
Replies: 15
Views: 1242

Re: Show Chrome vs Add On

The aftermarket Addon, Kury, Show chrome on my trike has been on 6 years and still like new, but it comes at a price. I wax all the aftermarket chrome including the Lightning Head covers every month from March - Sept. No Mickey Mouse liquid wax. Replaced too much tarnished stuff in the past, but tha...
by Big Blue UK
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 1977 colour
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

All you need is some twin gold pinstripe it is relatively cheap, you should be able to get a match. I would apply the pinstripe after the first coat of lacquer and then give us many Coats of lacquer as you want. Ask if anyone on the forum has any paints they have mixed and ask if they would supply a...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CD player
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: CD player

Having got through several of them, MO is chuck the bloody thing in the bin, and get an ipod adapter
by Big Blue UK
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1000 1977 colour
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: GL 1000 1977 colour

Your wing has definitely been re sprayed. My first GoldWing in 1982, was a naked red GL1000, I bought a Vetter fairing, and Craven top box and panniers. I had the paint matched to a side cover. I could not find, and believe there is no colour codes on the GL1000. just spray it either candy blue gree...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs
Replies: 33
Views: 1556

Re: T_Birdman's '93 after-accident repairs

Nice to see T, really nice, hope it goes well matey peeps.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: Wing threw a timing belt ... what now?

Odds of a recent timing belt breaking can be 50/50, odds it happening to a Honda or Gates belt is something I have never heard of. If there was a actual BANG, then something may have come adrift or fractured, which may or may not be better than throwing a timing belt, good luck.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Cool Trailer -seeking info
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: Cool Trailer -seeking info

Certainly looks inspired by CSC. Judging by the rivets and welding, piano type lid hinge, garage door type lid lock, light bar and lights, spray job, and the exposed angle iron A frame on the draw bar, it could be home made.