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by erkmann
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 71
Views: 5871

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I've put 2500 miles on my Maxxis Blackwall now. Very smooth, no issues, can't really tell any difference between it and the Elite 4 it replaced. Time for a new front tire, tho. Only got 7K out of my Avon Cobra Chrome, whereas Elite 4 (front) had given me 11K. Does anyone have a solid favorite for GL...
by erkmann
Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield Vent Ball Bearing
Replies: 1
Views: 239

Windshield Vent Ball Bearing

That darn ball bearing that is spring-loaded into the detents on my windshield vent is definitely the weak link in that vent design. Without it the baffle just flaps in the wind. Ball bearings...$0.17. Vent....$25. Hassle....priceless. Has anyone come up with a fix to keep that ball bearing from jum...
by erkmann
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 71
Views: 5871

Maxxis Blackwall

My GL1500 rear wheel with the Maxxis Blackwell touches the ground when on the center stand, cannot be rotated e.g. to find the valve stem. Did 200 miles today. Can't say I notice much difference between the Maxwell and my Elite 4 other than it just feels a little 'different'. No better, no worse, an...
by erkmann
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 71
Views: 5871

175R16 Maxxis Blackwall

my last tire was an Elite 4


by erkmann
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 71
Views: 5871

175R16 Maxxis Blackwall

Regarding 'new kid on the block', the 175R16 Maxxis Blackwall from Universal Vintage Tire Company. Initial impressions: 1. Couldn't find anyone interested in swapping out the rubber, so I spooned them on myself. 40psi was not enough to seat the bead so went well beyond that recommended max but yes, ...
by erkmann
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 71
Views: 5871

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

Thanks for all of that. I'm looking forward to trying it out.
by erkmann
Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 71
Views: 5871

Re: Austone Taxi Tire

I'm in too, and will report back. At what pressure should I run it?
by erkmann
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dash-mount plate
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Dash-mount plate

That would do it, if it were designed for mounting farkles. Appears in the photo to be simply a sunshade. I'd seen similar installations but with the metal installed on TOP of the cluster. Thanks for taking the time to help, bluthundr31.
by erkmann
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dash-mount plate
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Dash-mount plate

I'm considering changing up my GPS/radar detector mounts, and am trying to track down what I believe was in Wing World, a plate that mounts on top of the instrument cowling...not the vent, not the bars, but mounts onto the cowling and forms a flat platform for farkles...and not the FireCreek farkle ...
by erkmann
Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: WHAT BATTERY TO BUY
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: WHAT BATTERY TO BUY

Tons of info/opinions on this previously posted. If you read the Texas Toast Battery Cook-off https://web.archive.org/web/20150613101 ... cID=176271
you'll buy a Motobatt.
by erkmann
Sun Mar 01, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Relays: What they are, how they work, how to replace them (Video)
Replies: 8
Views: 2431

Re: Relays: What they are, how they work, how to replace them (Video)

Scott makes a strong case for using these improved relays. My question is this: If my bike is disabled on a long ride by virtue of a faulty (original) relay, might it have been good insurance to have replaced NOW all eight relays, keeping 1-2 of the old ones for backup? Certainly more than $104-wort...
by erkmann
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 83
Views: 4739

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

Goldwingrev, the owners manual for my '99 1500 calls for 160/80-16 75H, and the only dark side rear I'm seeing forum support for outside of the nolongeravailable Austone is the Yokohama Avid Envigor ZPS 195/55 R16 run-flat run at 46psi. Unless better info comes in here I'll be going with that in abo...
by erkmann
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 83
Views: 4739

Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

I've been following the darkside discussions and see that the forum-favorite Austone Taxi Tire is no longer available. Is there a consensus on the new darkside favorite? Consensus....yeah, right.
by erkmann
Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebar cable routing/ 2000 GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Handlebar cable routing/ 2000 GL1500

Thanks newday77. Small clip ends up being the one that retains the speedometer cable on the left strut down near the rotor cover. The larger one ends up clipping over the ignition key stock to retain some of the wires up there. Thanks for your reply.
by erkmann
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Handlebar cable routing/ 2000 GL1500
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Handlebar cable routing/ 2000 GL1500

E4ACD7D0-67F6-4C41-9205-3A88596B2CE0.jpeg I have these two brackets remaining as I finish up replacing steering head bearings. Both for use in securing cables at handlebar. Smaller one likely for clutch cable but not clear how attached. Likewise with the larger one. Anyone have a pic to clarify? I ...
by erkmann
Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to replace your steering head bearings
Replies: 5
Views: 14766

Re: How to replace your steering head bearings

Just finished my steering head bearings. Removal was made easier thru borrowing an ‘Axle Puller Set’ from Autozone, used again on installation in combination with their bearing/seal driver set. 10-lb slap hammer was much easier to control, especially in dealing with the lower bearing from below. Gre...
by erkmann
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pathfinder UBH04 Ultra Mini H4 DROP-IN REPLACEMENT
Replies: 0
Views: 171

Pathfinder UBH04 Ultra Mini H4 DROP-IN REPLACEMENT

So much good info on this forum re: 2nd-gen Pathfinder LED headlights, but now they offer a drop-in replacement that has no driver, no wiring to box that needs to be crammed behind the headlight assembly. Very happy with my 2nd-gen install but does anyone have experience with their new 'driverless' ...
by erkmann
Tue Jul 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation
Replies: 51
Views: 8768

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation

Does anyone in the group have any experience yet with SoCal's Pathfinder UBH04, the new drop-in replacements that DON'T REQUIRE A DRIVER? I'm intending to use them in a non-Goldwing application but before I spend $80/pair and dump my PIAA Xtreme Whites I thought I'd throw it out to the group. I coul...
by erkmann
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Electrical STUMPER!
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Electrical STUMPER!

'99 Goldwing, 60K miles, no mechanical issues over past 12 mo/8K miles, on trickle charger past six weeks, and with today in the 50's it's time for a ride. Disconnected charger, choke on, key on, hit the starter. Cranked one second and then NOTHING, as if battery were disconnected, no clicking, noth...
by erkmann
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 32273

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

I have a Compu-Fire alternator, which I understand does not have the external condensor as on the native installation.


by erkmann
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 32273

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

With only a basic understanding of electronics I was able to cobble together a set of parts and by following WingAdmin’s guidelines I came up with a noise filter that has made a tremendous difference in the buzz-buzz-buzz associated with my Kisan LED headlight modulator. The original instructions ca...
by erkmann
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights
Replies: 117
Views: 32273

Re: SocalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights

Based on a crossover accident 10/17 I'm all-in on conspicuity and now have the Cyclemax GL1500 LED Headlight Bulb kit (think Pathfinder $ less 10% )on my new to me '99 Aspencade being modulated by the Kisan KI150GW-LED modulator, which I was assured by the folks at Cyclemax was the same as the Pathf...
by erkmann
Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Position light modulator vs wig-wag
Replies: 1
Views: 190

Position light modulator vs wig-wag

Modulators are technically legal only on headlights. After a recent accident I’m considering adding a modulator to my position lights, down low on L and R. Does anyone have experience with this? Have you been stopped by the police? Has anyone tried wig-wag position lights, also technically not legal?
by erkmann
Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:55 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to install a headlight modulator
Replies: 25
Views: 11750

Re: How to install a headlight modulator

Based on my experience with Signal Dynamics and their Backoff WigWag brake unit, I chose to go with their Diamond Star Plug&Play unit. It works great but creates a rapid clicking sound in the headset that cannot be adjusted out. The sound when using the intercom is obnoxious. When I contacted th...
by erkmann
Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Supplementary Hazard Lighting
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Supplementary Hazard Lighting

'97 GL1500, recently got Hazard Light switch operating after extensive spraying with contact cleaner and eventual teardown of switch into 3 springs, small C-shaped copper contacts, etc. Whew! Glad it all went back together....and WORKED! Now, I want to put four Feniex T-6 LED modules on my bike as s...