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by Metal Mangler
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:15 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitches
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Trailer Hitches

They do sale vertical style racks I would not have no problem towing with one and you could Weld up a vertical style flag stand. The 179.00 is the one I have it still allows you to remove the back so you can remove the tire if so desired. With all the other supports still in place. It is the best op...
by Metal Mangler
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Trailer Hitches
Replies: 15
Views: 418

Re: Trailer Hitches

If you have not all ready done your hitch. I would recommend this one https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1800 ... tch/76/703
It is removable on the back side for easy tire removal. This is my second one and it is also hidden when not being used. i installed it my self .
by Metal Mangler
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 145
Views: 10124

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Thanks for the photos. What was the glue for?
by Metal Mangler
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 145
Views: 10124

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Thanks for the photos. I am glad everyone is having a great time. Be safe.
by Metal Mangler
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3880

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Well sorry to say I am back out again. Florence has got the best of me. Plus don't want to leave the wife to deal with the weather here in Lyman SC. Maybe next year. Hope all who attend have a great time. Now that I have cancelled the storm will go north and back out to sea according to Newton's law.
by Metal Mangler
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3880

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Am worried about the weather also. Now that I can get off work weather is a problem. Plus if the wife has trouble here I will not be here to help.
by Metal Mangler
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3880

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Well I am back in. Got my room Again. But now the weather.
by Metal Mangler
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3880

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

Work trip got cancelled due to weather. Or it got moved till Mon. What is the forcast in Mineral Wells?
by Metal Mangler
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3880

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

No problem. Take care. Enjoy the gathering.
by Metal Mangler
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3880

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

It's really sad to see my name still on the list😭
by Metal Mangler
Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info
Replies: 101
Views: 3880

Re: 2nd Annual Gathering 9-13-16/2018 - Hotel Info

I am sorry to say I will not be able to attend. My job has other plans. Very sorry and upset haven't had a good ride in a while. Enjoy and post plenty of pics. Cancelled my room so it's available.
by Metal Mangler
Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 2591

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Very interesting article. Looks really well. I was also curious did they wrap it while the bike is in one piece or remove all plastic and panels? Thanks
by Metal Mangler
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cringe, Cry or Laugh. ......... I am doing it.
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: Cringe, Cry or Laugh. ......... I am doing it.

Very interesting. Will have to keep those trade secrets in my filing cabinet.
by Metal Mangler
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

I hope so. I have ridden it work all week with no problems. It did feel very different on the highway. I was thinking I might have over torqued the nut with my cheap wrench. I brought one from work and checked mine it clicked off the same as the snap on one from work. And again thanks for all the in...
by Metal Mangler
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cringe, Cry or Laugh. ......... I am doing it.
Replies: 16
Views: 2056

Re: Cringe, Cry or Laugh. ......... I am doing it.

I am looking forward to following your post. Good luck!
by Metal Mangler
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Youngest GoldWing rider ever
Replies: 6
Views: 469

Re: Youngest GoldWing rider ever

That is awesome. I was about 32 I thought I was young for a GW. Took a lot of ribbing at work but I didn't care I was riding like crazy. They were just running there mouths. Congrats young man. It was a 1980 1200 all decked out. Wasn't even looking for a wing looking for something to tool around on ...
by Metal Mangler
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

Well it's done. The noise is gone. It wasn't to bad. I kind of enjoyed it. Saved me 500 bucks. But I made a detailed instruction when I removed something so I would not get it out of order when reinstalling. I also took photos which I referred to often. Thanks for all the input. Also when I removed ...
by Metal Mangler
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

Well I am tore down. Eating some lunch and going to out her back together.


by Metal Mangler
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

I got my socket in so I am going to do my steering head bearings tomorrow. I have looked for some good instructions on replacing. I have a Manuel .i saw wingadmins post on repacking. I am confident I can do it. But i like as much info as I can have. I will repost when complete and inform if the nois...
by Metal Mangler
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

I did found a socket. I am going to tighten it up and try to see if the noise stops. Thanks for all the input. I will update when i complete the task might be a week or two.
by Metal Mangler
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

That's a good one. Can I use? Looking for dimensions for making me a socket. I have saw somewhere but cannot locate one now.
by Metal Mangler
Sun Aug 19, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

Took the bike to the dealer this morning. Schroders in Hendersonville are open on Sundays. He took it for a ride his opinion was the steering column nut loose. He said they should be retorqued at 10 thousand anyway. Suggested I install tapered bearings. I purchased a set for my 2012 and never got a ...
by Metal Mangler
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

Ok I removed the front fender. Both brake covers. Went for a ride. I can duplicate when applying front brake. I also noticed coming down my driveway it will do it I don't have to be going fast just apply brake hard and then when I release it makes the noise, sounds like coming from shelf area. Kinda...
by Metal Mangler
Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

Thanks for all the responses. I cannot duplicate it in the garage. I will take it out tomorrow and go to a parking lot and do some quick braking and try to pinpoint. Where I purchased it is not open on Saturday.
by Metal Mangler
Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?
Replies: 25
Views: 647

Re: Noise when braking hard from triple tree?

Today I put bike on center stand jacked up front end and tried to wiggle forks to no avail. Looked over calipers and forks for something binding. Bike is a 2016 with less than 8000 miles. I was out of commision for about 9 months last year. I would like to take the shelf of and check the nut for tig...