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by tfdeputydawg
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Asking for advice.....
Replies: 21
Views: 1058

Re: Asking for advice.....

FYI, the canopy of the F/A-18 Hornet supersonic combat jet is made of cast acrylic. If acrylic is good enough for a military fighter jet it should be good enough for your motorcycle! Not a good comparison to motorcycle windshields. Acrylic has to be one of the worst choices for a motorcycle windshi...
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Mar 02, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Asking for advice.....
Replies: 21
Views: 1058

Re: Asking for advice.....

Yes the F4 is scratch resistant. Yes the vent is worth it. It will be the last windshield you need to buy! You can clean it with windex and paper towel.
Mines the F4+4 tinted and vented.
Well worth the money
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rake Kit - How do you know you have it
Replies: 13
Views: 678

Re: Rake Kit - How do you know you have it

If the triple trees are aluminum color it's raked.
by tfdeputydawg
Sat Feb 01, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long distance trailering?
Replies: 7
Views: 295

Re: Long distance trailering?

Absolutely DO NOT use a cover on an open trailer, you will ruin the paint.
No way to keep it clean on an open trailer.
With the concerns your friend has, he should use an enclosed trailer
Don't know of many cars that could pull a trailer anymore????
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: What fairing do I have?
Replies: 8
Views: 366

Re: What fairing do I have?

Have never seen one with a rectangular headlamp but, it sure looks like a Pacifico to me.
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CB Ground Plane
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: CB Ground Plane

The best you can do for a CB on a motorcycle is fine tune the SWR.
by tfdeputydawg
Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: '81 GOLDWING - AUTO TRANS?
Replies: 6
Views: 360

Re: '81 GOLDWING - AUTO TRANS?

If it really is a Hondamatic, it's not a Factory made Gold Wing!
by tfdeputydawg
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LE Headlight
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: LE Headlight

Wasn't aware they did, ever???????????????????????????????
by tfdeputydawg
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Piston slap
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Piston slap

No it is not normal.
by tfdeputydawg
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue
Replies: 11
Views: 911

Re: Honda Gold Wing Brake Issue

Secondary master cylinder and rear brake cylinder recall:
https://hondanews.com/en-US/releases/gl ... mode=print

Can't seem to locate notice but, I think there was another recall issued that replace the rear master cylinder also.
by tfdeputydawg
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

I'm intrigued why you are so anti Slime in motorcycle tyres. It's designed for that purpose and I run it in my FJ1200 quite happily. It has saved me from a flat twice, as discovered on my weekly tyre check when I found 2 screws in the rear tyre. Just make sure the tyre fitter is aware that Slime is...
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 460

Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

DO NOT USE SLIME IN MOTORCYCLE TIRES :oops:
i AM A FIRM BELIEVE IN RIDE ON. Have used it years.
You do need to check your tires often for objects stuck in them.
by tfdeputydawg
Thu Sep 05, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front end shimmy
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Front end shimmy

Thank you. I do not have a rake kit on the front end. So from what I understand from you is that it's normal to have the shimmy at low speeds and there is no fix? Thank you. Without a rake kit most trikes will have a low speed shimmy, mostly on deceleration. Comes in around 35 or 40mph.. If you not...
by tfdeputydawg
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Slipping peg clamps
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Re: Slipping peg clamps

Use strips of crocus cloth under the clamps
by tfdeputydawg
Fri Aug 30, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: clicking from driveshaft?
Replies: 5
Views: 329

Re: clicking from driveshaft?

I believe I'd locate the source of the clicking before spending money on parts not needed.
by tfdeputydawg
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Insta trike and bike insurance
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Insta trike and bike insurance

Not knowing what insurance company you have, no way to answer your question. You should call your agent.
Most likely completely different in France from here in the US.
by tfdeputydawg
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity question
Replies: 18
Views: 1560

Re: Luggage capacity question

1. Don't care for a trailer behind a 2 wheeler!
2. To many posts on several forums of cracked lids from racks with to much weight on them.
3. With no rack and the bag on the lid, probably ruin the paint.
4. Had a packitrak on my 2 wheel Wing and loved it :D
by tfdeputydawg
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tire pressures
Replies: 8
Views: 461

Re: tire pressures

Running 40/42 in the front tire will give you a harsh ride! Stay with the 36. As far as saying it will wear on the left side: http://www.rattlebars.com/tirewear/ "Why is this wear more evident on the left front in most cases? Actually, excessive side tire wear is only evident on the left front in co...
by tfdeputydawg
Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Radio location on 2003 wing
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Radio location on 2003 wing

The shelter is what all the knobs or dial controls are attached to. It's right in front of you as you sit on the bike. It would be the gas tank on most other motorcycles. You knees would be beside it as you sit on the bike with your feet on the foot rests.
by tfdeputydawg
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Washed my bike...
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Washed my bike...

There is a small flange that extends out from the lens leg that is sealed to the housing/ Water gets trapped under this flange. Finish your wash job with a leaf blower to get rid of the water!