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by Dalydude
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM Mount Quick Grip Handlebar Mount
Replies: 2
Views: 2347

Re: RAM Mount Quick Grip Handlebar Mount

Without modification, what is the maximum length can the phone be and still fit in the holder?

And...fess up, now...how many gizmos and gadgets are attached to the handlebars, fairing, false tank, etc? Looks like you have WAY too much fun on that bike!
by Dalydude
Mon May 06, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oldie but Goodie: Aftermarket Oil Dipstick
Replies: 13
Views: 1087

Re: Oldie but Goodie: Aftermarket Oil Dipstick

The dipstick is still available on ebay...for $45!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HONDA-GOLDWING ... nav=SEARCH

I'm pretty sure you can build one cheaper.
by Dalydude
Mon Apr 01, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Drivers test bike
Replies: 44
Views: 2006

Re: Drivers test bike

No road test for me! It was the early '80s in SW Wyoming. I was young and smart (or so I thought!), rode and dumped a dirt bike in the back country once, read a 32 page pamphlet from WY DOT a few times over, aced the test with 100%, and had the endorsement in my hand! The endorsement transferred fro...
by Dalydude
Mon Dec 03, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust balancer pipe
Replies: 14
Views: 1071

Re: Exhaust balancer pipe

So, does anybody subscribe to the notion that, if Honda put it there, they did it for a reason? I was told that that washer in the oil filter "naah, it runs just fine without it". The balance pipe is the same way. Why would Honda add weight to the bike if it didn't serve a purpose? I say put it back...
by Dalydude
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '80 1100 OAT guage
Replies: 2
Views: 230

'80 1100 OAT guage

My OAT Guage is stuck on 80 degree F! Call me nerdy, but I like knowing what the environment is doing out there (the altimeter still woks great!).

Is there a replacement for it...original or after market?
by Dalydude
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Overheating
Replies: 15
Views: 3181

Re: Overheating

That is SO good to hear! When I flushed my cooling system a few years back, I spent HOURS cleaning the reservoir tank on my '80 1100 of sediment, goo, and yuck before refilling. At the time it seemed a waste of time, but now...
by Dalydude
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Starter spins fine but will not engage engine
Replies: 11
Views: 739

Re: Starter spins fine but will not engage engine

This seems to happen a lot. Here's something to try before you do something silly, like drill holes in your engine. 1) TURN OFF THE KEY! 2) "Bump" the engine. One compression stroke ought to be enough. Second gear seems to work well. 3) Turn the key back on, and try the starter, again. Works every t...
by Dalydude
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder
Replies: 130
Views: 60402

Re: How to rebuild your rear master cylinder

When it comes to old Wing brake parts and rebuild kits, I highly recommend Brakecrafters. Their kits are superb and the people knowledgeable.
by Dalydude
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Gold Wing single carb solution
Replies: 12
Views: 5903

Re: Gold Wing single carb solution

Please report back in, say, 40-50,000 miles. I'd be concerned about those welds, and how well they hold up to carrying the weight and vibration of the carb. It reminds me of an upside down pendulum.
by Dalydude
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Huge Motorcycle Aftermarket Group files for Chapter 11
Replies: 4
Views: 2399

Re: Huge Motorcycle Aftermarket Group files for Chapter 11

As long as Parts n More are still around us "legacy" Wingers will be ok.
by Dalydude
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Oil change interval
Replies: 41
Views: 9923

Re: Oil change interval

I was told to only use Rotella in my 1980 GL1100, because otherwise, the wet clutch would behave funky-like. Is that a bunch of hooey, or not?
by Dalydude
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Unknown hose
Replies: 28
Views: 2197

Re: Unknown hose

in the 3 years i've owned my 1100, i must have changed the spark plugs at least 4 times. right now, its in "hibernation". once the temps get back up above 50*, i 'll bring it out for a quick run, about 30 miles or so just to keep it running decent enough to where i don't have to do any winter prepp...
by Dalydude
Wed May 04, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 1980 1100 muffler removal/installation
Replies: 1
Views: 497

1980 1100 muffler removal/installation

I had to repair a hole rusted in my right muffler, and removal was fairly straight forward ( had to bang on a 2x2 to separate the crossover tube connection), but installation was frustrating because of the engine guards. The right engine guard can be installed with the mufflers all bolted up and tig...
by Dalydude
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to flush your cooling system
Replies: 42
Views: 36638

Re: How to flush your cooling system

Hmmm...I'm sure other people know more than me, but if you have oil in your radiator fluid you might have a bad water pump or water pump seal(s). To answer your question, I use distilled water for my cooling system flushes. -Bobby-D Agreed. There are several places the cooling /lubrication systems ...
by Dalydude
Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: GL1100 DIY Articles
Topic: How to flush your cooling system
Replies: 42
Views: 36638

Re: How to flush your cooling system

While waiting for parts, I'm flushing the cooling system. While draining, it started out with nice clear green fluid, but now I'm getting this camo-green goo reluctantly dripping out. Sure glad I'm flushing it out. I'm guessing it's oil/water mix. I'm thinking of doing the first flush with Simple Gr...
by Dalydude
Mon Jun 22, 2015 2:29 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1100 GoldWing Single Carburetor conversion Kit - $ 300.00
Replies: 2
Views: 1042

Re: GL1100 GoldWing Single Carburetor conversion Kit - $ 300.00

I'm very interested in the carb setup. What comes along with the carb: clamps, nuts , etc. Will you take $250 ?
by Dalydude
Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:44 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: In dash Thermometer
Replies: 6
Views: 322

Re: In dash Thermometer

The one I found on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/1981-Honda-GL1100-I-Goldwing-Interstate-81-GL-1100-Gauge-Dash-Fuel-Air-Temp-Volt-/121507568864?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1c4a6a5ce0&vxp=mtr looks pretty beat up, and for $170, (the altimeter is pegged at 12,000 ', the clock is unreadab...
by Dalydude
Tue Feb 10, 2015 12:21 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: In dash Thermometer
Replies: 6
Views: 322

In dash Thermometer

You know the thermometer on your dash that tells you the Outside Air Temp? I love having mine, except it always reads around 75 degrees!
Is there a replacement for it?
Thanks
by Dalydude
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:32 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Replacement 7 volt regulators for GL1000, GL1100, GL1200
Replies: 24
Views: 5848

Re: Replacement 7 volt regulators for GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

So, I got the fairing loose and out of the way (removing the windshield made things much easier, too) and got the new regulator hooked up. Gauges still work! Must'a done something right. BUT...with the new regulator, I can't get the cover back in place with the regulator tucked inside, or having it ...
by Dalydude
Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:28 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Replacement 7 volt regulators for GL1000, GL1100, GL1200
Replies: 24
Views: 5848

Re: Replacement 7 volt regulators for GL1000, GL1100, GL1200

I finally got around to installing my "new" (bought about a year ago) regulator on my 80 GL1100I, and a couple things I can pass on... 1) The job would've been immensely easier if I had removed the fairing, first (I might still have to, actually). Squeezing your hand(s) in that space to get at those...
by Dalydude
Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leaning vs Countersteering: No BS
Replies: 28
Views: 4064

Re: Leaning vs Countersteering: No BS

Well that is impressive and truly beyond my skill level. Was that the footpegs I could hear scraping there? I still won't be attempting anything like that this next summer, I doubt I could afford the laundry bill for my underwear for a start. And you miss a lot of beautiful scenery hot-doggin' it l...
by Dalydude
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:36 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: How many bikes have you owned?
Replies: 58
Views: 11167

Re: How many bikes have you owned?

OK, so I started off with a Motobecan Moped (50cc, thought I was in Heaven!), that lead to a 72 Honda CL100 (doubling the engine, thought I was on a hot-rod!), then moved up to a "real" bike: 1982(?) Honda CM450. Wow, what power! I was stylin', except my biking older brother gave me crap for the aut...
by Dalydude
Tue Dec 02, 2014 12:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Leaning vs Countersteering: No BS
Replies: 28
Views: 4064

Re: Leaning vs Countersteering: No BS

Although I'm pretty sure I can make my bike turn by leaning, it just takes time for precession to do the job, and is fine for wide, gentle turns, but countersteering is much more sure and controllable. Also, If I want a crisp reaction, not only do I push on the appropriate handlebar, I also pull on ...