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by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proud New Owner
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Proud New Owner

DougEFresh1123 wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:28 pm
Happy wife happy life - even if I agree to the name she's still not guaranteed to be happy, something about me doing to many stupid things. :shock:
I think your wife and my wife are twins PMSL
by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Trike tyre
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Avon Trike tyre

Just finished installing better wheel bearings on the trailer, there was slight play when I bought it, so tried some cheapo bearings six quid a wheel, as rubbish as I figured they might have been. So I bought some genuine NTN premier bearings, my god, the difference is night and day. Anyway, took th...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Remove Side Covers
Replies: 4
Views: 190

Re: Remove Side Covers

Yup, amazed at the amount of 1800 side covers I have seen with broken off lugs, when I bought mine, it had lugs broken off both sides.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Avon Trike tyre
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Avon Trike tyre

Time for a new front tyre, I said when I fitted the Metzeler, the next front tyre would be an Avon Cobra AV71. The Metzeler was far from bald, but just down past the wear indicators. I noticed immediately the difference in the profile, the tread area being less convex than standard front tyre. Not t...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proud New Owner
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Proud New Owner

One thing I must mention is the timing belts. Unless you know with absolute certainty when they were changed, I would replace them with Honda or Gates. I rode 1500's for over 20 years, each one I bought, the same day ordered timing belts, because the belt history was not known for certain. Big Berth...
by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: The Wife
Replies: 2
Views: 150

The Wife

HARRY "Will you ask your wife if she will do me a favour"
BILL "I have not spoke to her for almost 2 weeks"
HARRY "Ya fell out"
BILL "Nah"
HARRY "Whats up then"
BILL "It is rude to interrupt someone while they are talking"
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?

TonyE wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:00 pm
As far as the gears jumping out part I think it is as much of me not being use to the bike and the power and shifting.
That will be good to hear, all the best.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 22
Views: 664

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

I know the AGM is just a lead acid in a tux, I cannot see how it could be the battery. Only thing that makes sense is something come adrift when you changed the battery, but.......
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button
Replies: 8
Views: 279

Re: Bike won't start just clicks when you hit the starter button

Slooowwwlly push in the starter button, when cold the contacts only meet half way along the buttons travel. DO THE FOLLOWING AT YOUR OWN RISK. Ham fisted shoving in of wires, oops I slipped, starter motor made me jump etc etc. Remove the LH side panel, unplug the red 2 pin 'Starter Relay A' connecto...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON
Replies: 22
Views: 664

Re: WHEN NEW BATTERY IS CONNECTED, LIGHTS COME ON

so you re installed the old battery, and it was normal each time, and the lights only come on when you connect the AGM, or do the lights come on now, regardless of which battery you connect.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proud New Owner
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Proud New Owner

Proud owner eh. Hope you have biggish pockets, in case you get GoldWing fever. :) There is a plethora of fancy mods, if you like the idea of the faring lights, you will love what people do to the sidelights, pannier lights, top box lights, number plate panel, etc, etc, etc, you have it easy, you can...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?

Big Blue could very well be right in what he says. If it's just happening, "sometimes" though, before you go deep into clutch and transmission mechanism surgery, why not just get into the habit of riding it more comfortably. And while you're doing that, focus on making your shifts in a very positiv...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Proud New Owner
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: Proud New Owner

The standard fitment is a plastic trim with a reflector at the back end. There are two covers 8ky8nhH.jpg and n6Wil3X.jpg Reflectors can be replaced with light units M1JBDzh.jpg They can be wired up as running lights, indicators, or my favourite, both. P0pjrDa.jpg There is an abundance of Goldwing a...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?
Replies: 16
Views: 395

Re: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?

Sometimes, I would be shifting up from say 3rd to 4th Can you be more specific, is it just from 3rd to 4th?. Sometimes, I would be shifting up from say 3rd to 4th and after being in 4th for like a second or two it would then pop out of 4th and go back to 3rd and the rpm's would jump up. Is that me ...
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Questions and advice needed on drink holders
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Questions and advice needed on drink holders

That is about the best place I have seen one mounted, lid with a straw is also the best anti splash one handed cup solution
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Issue, or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Fuel Issue, or something else?

K&JGoldwing wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:36 pm
the service dealership keeps telling me these things are bulletproof,
I remember those days, but that was long ago. Although not engine related.
by Big Blue UK
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Issue, or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Fuel Issue, or something else?

K&JGoldwing wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:36 pm
the service dealership keeps telling me these things are bulletproof,
I remember those days, but that was long ago.
by Big Blue UK
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My friend Lynn
Replies: 15
Views: 506

Re: My friend Lynn

Damn, that is sad.....47
by Big Blue UK
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Fuel Issue, or something else?
Replies: 11
Views: 300

Re: Fuel Issue, or something else?

How much petrol did you drain from the tank. Have you tried draining some out again to confirm it is a fuel level issue. If vent was blocked, with more air to create a vacuum, it is possible for it to run longer with low petrol level, remove the filler cap to eliminate. As for the no no, unless rode...
by Big Blue UK
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM replacement windshield
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: OEM replacement windshield

It arrived earlier, the Collinite I use is awesome, the pic is what I thought was and is a a big tin, but bleedin ell. At first I wondered why the tin of wax was put in a big metal tin. I usually wax the cars early autumn, looking forward to seeing how it beads, and how long it lasts.


by Big Blue UK
Thu Sep 06, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: OEM replacement windshield
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: OEM replacement windshield

Mh434 wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:16 am
Mother's California Gold pure carnauba paste wax.
Hmmm... I need some wax, Always used hard paste wax, nothing like it. Seen some here 25 quid for 399g, think I will give it a bash.
by Big Blue UK
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: trailer size
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: trailer size

the owner tells me it's around 400lbs, simple little trailer with a tarp for a top cover There is no way a trailer like that has a kerb weight of 400lb, more like the maximum gross weight. My Freewheel International maximum gross weight is 500lbs hVExbEo.jpg My Towsmart has a maximum gross weight o...
by Big Blue UK
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Boss Hoss
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: Boss Hoss

Nice looking beast, but that manifold, bleedin ell, asbestos lined jeans or what.
by Big Blue UK
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Gold Wing tires
Replies: 217
Views: 20688

Re: Gold Wing tires

Understandable that tyre manufacturers are not going to come up with a flat tread front tyre for a Goldwing trike with factory front end, that lasts as long as a car tyre. I get through a front tyre every year, disabled the linked braking and anti dive, and only use the front brake if I have to brak...