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by Dusty Boots
Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dusty Boots with DUSTY BOOTS
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: Dusty Boots with DUSTY BOOTS

Great to meet you as well, Thom! Just wish the weather wasn't quite so hot n sticky, but as you well know, it is what it is! :roll: That would have given us better opportunity to explore The Screaming Heads more thoroughly! :ugeek: I pulled out @ 6 am on Monday and beat all the traffic and rain hom...
by Dusty Boots
Tue May 08, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio static after led lights install
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Radio static after led lights install

On my 1500 Wing, I added some LED strips to the rear and those never bothered radio Reception O5XthboA8qo On my Victory Cross Country Tour, I added a bunch of LED strips as running/turn signals and they never bothered radio reception either! Drt12AxoQIY I noticed radio interference whenever I turned...
by Dusty Boots
Sat May 05, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: help bleeding / flushing 1500 clutch
Replies: 47
Views: 1118

Re: help bleeding / flushing 1500 clutch

Easy enough to do it by yourself IF you have a set of speed bleeders installed! Front brake and clutch is easy enough to do by yourself, but when you switch to doing the rear linked brake system, it's pretty hard to do by yourself unless you have speed bleeders, or a mighty vac. Best to have it on t...
by Dusty Boots
Tue May 01, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2980

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

BY tight you mean width wise close to the swing arm/brake brackets etc. so it sounds like auto is a fender rub issue and the yoko swing arm issues are possible..wonder if it's a year to year issue with teh yoko as it works with some and not others..any difference in swing arms year to year?? Second...
by Dusty Boots
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2980

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

The run flats and the Austone have much stiffer sidewalls, so there isn't near the flex of a 'normal' car tire, which I found lead to rather squirrely handling, especially exiting corners somewhat aggressively! The Yok 195/55RF16 ENVigor run flat fit on my 1500 (very tight fit) while others reported...
by Dusty Boots
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Steel BB's/ Balance tires
Replies: 17
Views: 1934

Re: Steel BB's/ Balance tires

I will be putting in the air soft bbs very soon for my tires.
I measured them out the other day (2 ozs front, 3 ozs rear) and will install them as I change my own tires.
Never liked the Dyna Beads!!







Dusty
by Dusty Boots
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: longevity of timing belts?
Replies: 11
Views: 1214

Re: longevity of timing belts?

I usually run my belts for 160,000 km/100,000 mi before installing another set of Gates timing belts. Cheapest price is from Rock Auto.
Honda recommends they be inspected, every 100,000 mi!

Dusty
by Dusty Boots
Mon Apr 02, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: tires gl 1500
Replies: 12
Views: 780

Re: tires gl 1500

I used to like the Dunlop E3s, but since they changed to the E4, I will not try out the front E4 as it has a center rib tread design and through my many years/miles of riding experience, ribbed tires tend to follow tar snakes/road irregularities and are affected far more by grated surfaces (like gra...
by Dusty Boots
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2980

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I mount all my own tires - and while I've done it in my garage with tire irons and sweat, I now cheat a bit - I have a friend with a professional motorcycle tire mounting machine in his shop. Does your buddy need any more friends? ;) Or I could have my lovely lady friend make him a pie or cookies. ...
by Dusty Boots
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2980

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I used to get my Taxi Tire - HERE

I have a Harbor Freight tire changer and do all my own tires, including run flat.







Here is the Yok run flat mounted with a worn Dunlop E3 behind it. ....




by Dusty Boots
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2980

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

The Yok 195/55R-16 has a diameter of 24.44 vs the 26.08" of the 160/80-16, for a difference of - 1.64'' in total difference, but half of that for ride height difference. I don't ride as aggressively as I used to, so scraping parts earlier are not really noticeable for me. BTW, I'd make sure the pric...
by Dusty Boots
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear rack weight limit ?
Replies: 3
Views: 252

Re: Rear rack weight limit ?

If you plan an carrying any much over 7 lbs, I highly suggest getting a pair of Rudy's trunk lid reinforcement panels before you crack your lid. !!! It's not a matter of if it will crack, it's a matter of when if you carry anything on it! I thought I was safe with adding large washers below and the ...
by Dusty Boots
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2980

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

The size of the rear tire has no impact on the speedo, as it is driven off the front wheel.

No, no rub issues at all. The run flat has stiffer sidewalls than normal tires, yet the ride is good.
by Dusty Boots
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 52
Views: 2980

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

Austone Taxi Tire with 52,871km/32,853mi on it 8090813914_49b7570077_b.jpg Leisurely riding the Dragon 7008129555_8bbd0d3517_c.jpg Like Todd, I've scraped a lot of metal off my bike, especially out on SR 36 in CA, which is known as one of the top sport bike roads in northern California. Other than t...
by Dusty Boots
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Delo400le 15w-40 is gone, now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Delo400le 15w-40 is gone, now what?

While all seemed fine for the 1st 2-300 mi after changing over to it in preparation of a trip, with smoother shifting/quieter engine at first, after 500 mi. into a tour, the engine became noisy and shifting very notchy. When I got to my location in Calhoun, GA, I couldn't wait to dump it. It was tot...
by Dusty Boots
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Delo400le 15w-40 is gone, now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Delo400le 15w-40 is gone, now what?

I switched over to Shell Rotella T 15W-40 as the Dello is getting very hard to find. Seems to be very comparable Hey Dusty, how's it going?? Isn't the 15 part a little thick for first starts in our cold Canadian climate?? Hey Chuck! I switched to using 15W-40 since I had 30,000 km on bike and at ov...
by Dusty Boots
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Knocking from engine when idol
Replies: 8
Views: 411

Re: Knocking from engine when idol

Make sure your swing arm isn't rusted near the front and rubbing on tire. Carbs probably need to be synced. Won't hurt to add a half can of SeaFoam to the gas tank and let it idle for quite a while to help clean carbs. Adjust clutch cable properly. Make sure rear master cylinder port not plugged as ...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Delo400le 15w-40 is gone, now what?
Replies: 14
Views: 612

Re: Delo400le 15w-40 is gone, now what?

I switched over to Shell Rotella T 15W-40 as the Dello is getting very hard to find.
Seems to be very comparable
by Dusty Boots
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE
Replies: 24
Views: 1232

Re: Poor Gas Mileage on my 1990 SE

Tire pressure far to low, Front should be at lest 38 - 40 and rear 41 Have you changed the air filter in the last while? Brakes sticking/dragging? How many miles on current set of plugs? What type/height of windshield are you using? I typically get 35 -38 mpg @ 60-65 mph when loaded down for touring...
by Dusty Boots
Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 54
Views: 3912

Re: The loneliest road in America???

Tom, this is the route I'd suggest! ;) https://goo.gl/maps/Ey6noa4WT232 Lake Tahoe is a 'zoo' any time I've been through there. Instead of I-80, take the Donner Pass Rd once you get to Truckee Great scenery and roads. When you get to Crater Lake ride the eastern Rim road if open! Lake Tahoe; 6564731...
by Dusty Boots
Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 54
Views: 3912

Re: The loneliest road in America???

I do want to ride up 101 on the Oregon coast to our final destination of Seattle where we will be visiting in-laws. oo many places to see in Ore. and Wash. for just 2 weeks. Any suggestions on best routes from Reno N.W. through California to western Utah?? I'm a little confused by your last stateme...
by Dusty Boots
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: The loneliest road in America???
Replies: 54
Views: 3912

Re: The loneliest road in America???

I like 50, as it's a cooler alternative (middle of Aug) to cutting across Death Valley and it seemed cooler than I-80 (which is boring) As mentioned previously, although there are adequate fuel stops, don't pass them up! I camped for the night at Bob Scott Campground in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National...
by Dusty Boots
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical accessories attachment
Replies: 12
Views: 365

Re: Electrical accessories attachment

Yes!!
A 30 amp blade fuse close to battery

I have ran 2 x 6 position aux fuse panels both triggered by a 40 amp relay that way
by Dusty Boots
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Are All Gl1500 seats/saddles the same?
Replies: 18
Views: 680

Re: Are All Gl1500 seats/saddles the same?

YES!

I don't bother with them anymore as they get very dirty, very fast anytime it rains and I ride a fair amount in the rain!
by Dusty Boots
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: mixing bias and radial tyres
Replies: 5
Views: 222

Re: mixing bias and radial tyres

NO, no issues with mixing.