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by Mh434
Sun May 10, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 188
Views: 8536

Re: 2nd Amendment

Well, our socialist leader did it. Didn't just ban AR-15's and similar semiautomatic rifles - he's lumped in .22's and others, calling them "military-grade assault weapons", a term he made up himself. The list of newly-prohibited firearms is 1,500 items long, and includes several .22LR plinking rif...
by Mh434
Tue May 05, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 188
Views: 8536

Re: 2nd Amendment

Well, I'm a Canadian, not an American, but what really upsets me is the action our government just took. Well, they're the actions of one, single person, really - our Prime Minister. He just banned many of the firearms used by Canadians every day, even many hunting firearms (today it was announced t...
by Mh434
Sat May 02, 2020 3:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 188
Views: 8536

Re: 2nd Amendment

Well, our socialist leader did it. Didn't just ban AR-15's and similar semiautomatic rifles - he's lumped in .22's and others, calling them "military-grade assault weapons", a term he made up himself. The list of newly-prohibited firearms is 1,500 items long, and includes several .22LR plinking rifl...
by Mh434
Thu Apr 30, 2020 3:56 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2nd Amendment
Replies: 188
Views: 8536

Re: 2nd Amendment

Well, I wish that we had a 2nd amendment here in Canada. Our federal government just announced today that in two days time (Friday) they will be banning 11 types of sporting and hunting long guns in Canada. A quarter of a million firearms are to be seized and destroyed from licensed firearms owners....
by Mh434
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days
Replies: 30
Views: 1292

Re: 2000 gl1500 draining battery after sitting several days

Do you have a GPS or some other aftermarket accessory that might have been cut into that circuit? I had a GPS that did that, plugged into an always-hot lighter socket. Turns out that that GPS draws 600mA, even when turned "off".
by Mh434
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 30196

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

I just checked with Pathfinder & can confirm that the same LED’s are used for high- and low-beams, so preventing blinding other drivers is done entirely by proper aiming. A good way to do this is to put your car or truck a measured distance from a blank wall, turn the LOW BEAM headlights on, and use...
by Mh434
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: trunk box pocket lid
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: trunk box pocket lid

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=38953&p=239742&hilit=hinge#p239742

About 1/2 way down the page is the way I did it with the piano hinge....
by Mh434
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: trunk box pocket lid
Replies: 5
Views: 285

Re: trunk box pocket lid

I tried that method first, and it did work....for a while. Problem is, that 20-30 year old ABS is getting old & brittle now, and the little tabs on mine snapped off pretty quickly, across the middle of the new holes. In the end, I used a short strip of hidden stainless steel piano hinge that should ...
by Mh434
Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?
Replies: 24
Views: 2170

Re: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?

Two or three years ago, I purchased a replacement kicker outboard motor (used Johnson 9.9) for the tender on my boat. It was one of those deals that just jumps out at you, so, even though I was on my 'Wing, I bought it. How to transport it 25 miles to the boat??!?! Easy - tie it down crosswise acros...
by Mh434
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Little pocket door blew off
Replies: 7
Views: 385

Re: Little pocket door blew off

I used a hidden piece of stainless steel piano hinge & some small screws. Works better than original, and should last a millenium or so.... Been working perfectly for a couple of years now. When the other side's hinge wears out, I'll do the same on that side, too. Here's a link (about 1/2 way down t...
by Mh434
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Bye bye bike
Replies: 4
Views: 269

Re: Bye bye bike

Getting old is, indeed, challenging...but folks, it behooves us to remember that it definitely beats the alternative.... :D
by Mh434
Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 foot gear selector hits exhaust, cannot downshift
Replies: 3
Views: 441

Re: 78 foot gear selector hits exhaust, cannot downshift

I'm sure you'll get it sorted, and I'm afraid I can't help (never having owned a GL1000). I did feel the need to comment on the title of your thread, though - especially when it occurred to me that a 78-foot-long gear selector would definitely foul on something - even the bumper of the bus ahead of ...
by Mh434
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL 1500 low idle and rough running
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: GL 1500 low idle and rough running

Oiled the screw and let set overnight. Works fine now. Was able to adjust idle and runs better.... but still not perfect. I'm on my second tank with seafoam. Guessing it'll take 2-3 more? Keep on using the Seafoam - for me it took about 4-5 tanks (all together I used 3 full cans of Seafoam), ended ...
by Mh434
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passengers storage compartments
Replies: 23
Views: 1112

Re: Passengers storage compartments

I wanted to still be able to use my compartments. I tried various fixes, and none of them worked. Eventually, I used a short length of stainless steel piano hinge, completely hidden by the door, and it works perfectly...far better than the original hinge system, and it will last forever. I also repl...
by Mh434
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: LCD clock
Replies: 14
Views: 491

Re: LCD clock

I had a small aftermarket thermometer/clock/volt meter unit that the OP had installed. It never worked correctly and one day it failed internally, causing the "always hot" part of its wiring to short to the "ignition on" part of the wiring. This allowed power to flow to parts of the ignition circuit...
by Mh434
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1992 GL1500A cranks but wont fire up sometimes
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: 1992 GL1500A cranks but wont fire up sometimes

It's not that it builds up pressure in the tank, but rather a vacuum. If the vent in the gas cap clogs up, no air can enter the tank to replace the fuel used...presto, a strong vacuum, too much for the fuel pump to overcome. Most people have success with taking the cap off, soaking it for a day or t...
by Mh434
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Night riding windshield glare

I don’t know which material the Wing windscreen is made of. It seems to be the same as my Kawasaki one was, and using Novus polishes destroyed it.

I just want to advise caution, especially as there are non-abrasive means to make it clear again...
by Mh434
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2060

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Yep! Turns out the correct installation is the key. If that guy had followed my “revised” method (not mine, but you know what I mean) you wouldn’t have had stiction at all.
by Mh434
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1439

Re: Night riding windshield glare

Be careful using polishes. IIRC, the windscreen has a coating which is fairly hard, and designed to reduce scratching (vs. plain plexiglas or Lexan, which are quite soft on the surface). Any polishing compound will wear down or remove the hardened coating, and vastly increase scratching (ask me how ...
by Mh434
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2060

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Thanks, John. I have been seeing a psychologist to help me try to put all the pieces back together, and it is helping. I'm also re-connecting with people I haven't talked to for a long time - it's amazing how much their caring helps. Makes you feel like you're not altogether alone, after all.
by Mh434
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2060

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

That's occurred to me - problem is, I don't know any anymore!! Too bad, too - it's a fantastic plan!! On the lighter side, all the stress and grief have caused me to lose a bunch of weight over the past 3 months...28 pounds now, down to where I was when I was 30 & still in great shape (what drew her...
by Mh434
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2060

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

As for the other problem I don't see how she could stop you from going to the club functions unless she has a court order . But it sounds to me after hearing that club members knew what was going on and didn't want to tell you about that club is not one I would want to hang with anyway. Good luck w...
by Mh434
Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2060

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Mh434, Well, my heart goes out to you, man. Betrayal is one of the the worst things a person can experience; in order to be betrayed, you must have trusted the person who betrays you. Trust makes us vulnerable to lies, abuse and loss. It's a tough go. It will take some time to grieve and recover ov...
by Mh434
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2060

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

Thanks, Les. It is very difficult for me, for sure. I'm now told she was "involved" with him long before she left me. Several people who know us are now revealing that they knew about this for a long time, but didn't tell me because they "didn't want to hurt me". I'm also completely excluded from my...
by Mh434
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Stock alternator gave up
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Stock alternator gave up

The connector on my LActrical alternator didn't match my bike's wiring, either. I cut off the original connector & used standard spade connectors. Don't know about the noise filter, although some have reported noise on their headsets after adding aftermarket alternators, LED lights, etc., so maybe i...