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by GoldWingRev
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Anyone pulled a trailer?
Replies: 29
Views: 1591

Re: Anyone pulled a trailer?

The one I built is similar to the one 823JIM built, I ripped off their (Harbor Freight’s) idea but the measurements and build are my own. Ran some numbers through a relative (an engineer and a metalsmith), and then found some volunteers to repurpose. Took about 8 days but I love my trailer, I use th...
by GoldWingRev
Mon Feb 24, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1916

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

I have said it before and will say it again. I am using a General Tire Altimax 195-55-16 on my 97 1500 with no issues at all. It does NOT rub the swing arm, it does NOT ride on the sidewall. This tire works well for me, I like to toss it around in the twisties here in the mountains of British Colum...
by GoldWingRev
Fri Feb 21, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1916

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Has anyone tried this tire on the 1500s ?? Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D DSST RunOnFlat - Size: 175/60R16 https://tiresize.com/tires/Dunlop/SP-Winter-Sport-3D-DSST-RunOnFlat-175-60R16.htm  I have seen some people use it, and that’s the one I am going to use for the Dalton Highway (since the rear whee...
by GoldWingRev
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1916

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

I'm running the Goodyear Fuel Max 175 60R 16 it is shorter so your RPM's go up a little but it has been a very stable tire, even before I had the sidecar not many tires out there anymore for the 1500's, I have read differing opinions as to a 195 fitting between the swing arms on the 1500, a few hav...
by GoldWingRev
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1916

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

Yeah I’ve read it...but idk how a 35mm wider tire fits back there. And no one ever changes up the front tire, which was my original question. I’ll probably have to remove the front fender go accommodate the extra width (10mm).
by GoldWingRev
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1916

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

So the 195mm will fit? That’s what I’m asking. I am only confident with the 175/60R16 which I can find 3 dozen of anywhere I go. It fits a Scion iQ. So...if a 195mm tire fits the 1500 let me know right away, I’ll get a Bridgestone DriveGuard. But on my bike personally I think that is way too wide.
by GoldWingRev
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 63
Views: 1916

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

This is a great question. To me it boils down to “what size will fit between the swingarms.” There are two options in 175/60R16 (including one run flat from Dunlop). I cannot get a straight answer about what will fit between the swingarms, and I’ve run the Austone but I don’t remember what size. I’m...
by GoldWingRev
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What are you planning for upgrades in 2020?
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: What are you planning for upgrades in 2020?

Well my 1500 got smashed up two years ago, and while I was suing them, I bought a Zero. Turns out, all the lawyers in South Dakota are incompetent losers, I fixed the bike myself and moved. My upgrades are, unhappily, not getting the new Gold Wing and most likely getting the Star Venture. I can’t st...
by GoldWingRev
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 72
Views: 10157

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

See, I hate all the tech on new bikes. It seems that us young folk are trying to get away from that ****. I don’t make calls on my motorcycle—that makes us no better than cagers. I tour to get away from people, my work and the like. I don’t use GPS either, but it sure is nice to have and, frankly, a...
by GoldWingRev
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 72
Views: 10157

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

I want to thank you for bringing all of these problems to our attention. Maybe it will save others a lot of money and frustration. For me, it was bad enough when Honda put a Garmin GPS on the 2008 GL1800 that required updates at $95.00 a pop. But to create a system that only works with Apple produc...
by GoldWingRev
Wed May 02, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 318
Views: 30422

Re: Average age ?

I think I voted, but didn’t respond. Just turned 30, been on wings since I was 24, got my motorcycle license at 15. I have the same problem about age as other people do. Luckily I’m an old soul so I can usually fit in with any groups I’m in. I also can do 1000+ miles in about 14 hours if I need to, ...
by GoldWingRev
Wed May 02, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 OEM radio cover
Replies: 22
Views: 1617

Re: 1500 OEM radio cover

Sadanorakman wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:57 am
With many of you admitting your oem radio cover is in storage for many years, would any of you wish to sell me one to complete my 1991 SE? My plastics are brown. Regards
eBay has some, the OE kind not the clear plastic kind. I’ve discovered backups to forum and chapter members.
by GoldWingRev
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS
Replies: 73
Views: 9503

Re: 2018 GOLDWING SPECIFICATIONS

Such a disappointment. The lack of storage space kills this thing for me. The new Yamaha Venture and even the Harley Road Glide Ultra boast more storage space. I'm genuinely not sure who will buy it. I certainly hope their plan wasn't to try to capture the younger generation. I'm 25 and if I wanted...
by GoldWingRev
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Heated Seat
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

I hate Google. I found a custom made heated seat on Corbin’s site.
by GoldWingRev
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Heated Seat
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Re: GL1500 Heated Seat

cbx4evr wrote:
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:58 pm
I think this can easily be done but the best idea would be to actually by a seat heater kit. You can get them for a motorcycle here:

https://www.heatedseatkits.com/heatedse ... index.html
This link apparently is no more and is not private. I wouldn’t use it.
by GoldWingRev
Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 285
Views: 74092

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

I tried the Austone, it was on one of the last in the country....according to the friend who gave it to me.

Yeah. I was actually going to go with my Bridgestone Excedra in the front and bring the A/T with me. The rear is such a pain in the ass to do.
by GoldWingRev
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:12 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim
Replies: 285
Views: 74092

Re: Darkside Tech: Using Car Tires on a Motorcycle Rim

After doing a LOT of soul searching, I think that for my big Alaska trip next year I’m running a RFT on the rear (I can only find a Goodyear in the size I need), and a tubed A/T on the front. The front rim I’ll be changing when I get to the Dalton Highway, but the RFT I’ll run the whole way. I am do...
by GoldWingRev
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 29345

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

After some digging and trying Opt 7’s twice as bright LEDs, I reverted to using these on my 2017 Zero DS with happy results. Why an electric vehicle would come either halogens I don’t know. I ordered one bulb from Cyclemax and it’s aweome. The Zero doesn’t allow for the wider fan-type heat sinks, th...
by GoldWingRev
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 318
Views: 30422

Re: Average age ?

In the summer of 1982, I was 9 and went with my uncle to a Honda dealer where he was picking up his motorcycle, I don't even remember what bike he had; I do vividly remember seeing that year's GL1100 Goldwing. It was glorious! Big and powerful looking with removable suitcases (I was 9, remember). I...
by GoldWingRev
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017
Replies: 360
Views: 27296

Re: GoldwingsDocs Gathering Sep 22-24, 2017

I'm in. I prefer camping.
by GoldWingRev
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 318
Views: 30422

Re: Average age ?

Too late to vote, but I'm 29. Had my first Wing at 25, though. Been motorcycling since before I got my license and then legally doing so afterwards (I was 15 when I got my license).
by GoldWingRev
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1975/76 Liter (GL1000)
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: 1975/76 Liter (GL1000)

Okay, thanks for posting. I will email you shortly.
by GoldWingRev
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to LED your windshield
Replies: 20
Views: 8818

Re: How to LED your windshield

Have this on my 96 as it was already installed when I purchased it and it is okay IF your windshield is scratch free and it should only light up the edges at night if installed properly. Mine are green and red when brakes are applied. I don't mind it sometimes in the evening or night but I have to ...
by GoldWingRev
Fri Jul 15, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 29345

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

I wonder if the lumen rating is skewed then. I always respect your opinion, then. The Wing will get the SoCalMotoGear H4, and my car will get the 9005 from SuperBrightLEDs, from whom I've never had a problem. Thank you!
by GoldWingRev
Wed Jul 13, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 29345

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

I am going to getting these for my Wing, but I'd like to ask WingAdmin his opinion on active vs passive cooling with regard to LEDs. I'm going to upgrade the 9005 bulbs in my Acura, but I'm not sure if I should get some from Opt7 (3500 lumens with a fan), or the passively cooled ones from SuperBrigh...