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by Solina Dave
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Biker Wave...
Replies: 25
Views: 1450

Re: The Biker Wave...

I wave to other bikers, if it's safe to do it. I wave to riders on trikes, and riders with sidecars. But I'm afraid I have to draw the line at Can-Ams, and ATVs, and scooters, and motorized bicycle, and motorized wheelchairs, and dirt bikes, and on and on and on. I do often wave to people who are ju...
by Solina Dave
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Leak at oil level inspection window
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Leak at oil level inspection window

My ‘76 GL1000 has a slow, yet persistent leak at the window. Is there a way to stop this in situ (without engine removal) and still preserve function? I like the window and wiper, despise the leak. If impossible to preserve function, what is the best way to plug that cavity? Then, I suppose I get a...
by Solina Dave
Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Garage fire...
Replies: 27
Views: 990

Re: My Garage fire...

T_birdman wrote:
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:15 pm

I'm heartbroken, it feels like I lost a family member!
That's is sad news to hear my friend. I hope everything works out for you. And when things quiet down a bit, maybe you can think about getting back into it. I think we can all relate, at least a little bit, to how you are feeling.

Dave
by Solina Dave
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 957

Re: put away for winter

Is that a five minute ride or walk away? If it is the former, then presumably, when you have locked it up, you are facing a long old walk back to your apartment. I drive to the shed in my car, and leave my car in their yard. I get the bike out of the shed, and go for a ride. When I get back from my...
by Solina Dave
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 957

Re: put away for winter

I envy you folks that have good size garages and shops, to store and work on your bikes. I live in an apartment, so I have to rent storage space about 5 minutes away. It's only 6' x 15' x 8' high but it works for me. And to move up to a 10 x 15 would have been quite a bit more money. But mine is rel...
by Solina Dave
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 100 or 110 Front Tire?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: 100 or 110 Front Tire?

Just a shame that the Shinkos are not available over here. I've got 110/90-19 and 130/90-17 Shinko 230 Tour Master tires on right now. It's the first time I've tried them since my Bridgestone Spitfire II tires seem to be discontinued. At least the rear tire for sure. I used Spitfires for years. A g...
by Solina Dave
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 100 or 110 Front Tire?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: 100 or 110 Front Tire?

The 110 is not recommended (by the manufacturers) for the skinny 1.85" rims on GL1000s. The mounted profile will be different; how different will depend on how the tyre is made. But I will guess that it's been done many times, just like the 130 on the rear which is also not recommended but works we...
by Solina Dave
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Uneven Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Re: Uneven Exhaust Pipes

Hi Dave: I just measured my exahust pipe's bike and really never noticed it, they're not even. So with the bike on its center stand the rear wheel is about 1" off the ground, and left pipe is at 13.6" while the right one is at 13", now I don´t know whether this is helping you somehow or adding even...
by Solina Dave
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 100 or 110 Front Tire?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: 100 or 110 Front Tire?

Just looking for opinions regarding front tire width. Does anyone see any advantages or disadvantages, regarding performance, between a 100 front tire and a 110 front tire? All of the following tires are available in a 130/90-17 rear tire, which I prefer for the back. But the front tire widths are m...
by Solina Dave
Tue Nov 06, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 100 or 110 Front Tire?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: 100 or 110 Front Tire?

I don't know why the Shinko 230 100/90 isn't listed. I have one one on my GL1000 along with 130 rear. Great tyres. I had BT45s on it before and really didn't like the handling from the front at all. You are correct sir. My mistake. My posting edit option was unavailable, so I'll re-post an updated ...
by Solina Dave
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 100 or 110 Front Tire?
Replies: 7
Views: 315

100 or 110 Front Tire?

Just looking for opinions regarding front tire width. Does anyone see any advantages or disadvantages, regarding performance, between a 100 front tire and a 110 front tire? All of the following tires are available in a 130/90-17 rear tire, which I prefer for the back. But the front tire widths are m...
by Solina Dave
Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 957

Re: put away for winter

It's way too soon. There's still plenty of good riding days left.Even if you're not a 'rounder(year round rider) like I am. About it being, "way too soon", that's a matter of who you are, where you are, and what kind of riding you do. But I agree, it would appear like there's plenty of good riding ...
by Solina Dave
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: put away for winter
Replies: 39
Views: 957

Re: put away for winter

it is a shame that your temperatures have gone low already. All you snow bunnies, romping around in your salt/grit laden roads, my heart goes out to you - but just a little bit. It is a shame that your riding season is at an end. Gee!! Thanks for your heartfelt sympathy Len. :lol:.....................
by Solina Dave
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: 78 - Starting Lag Problem
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: 78 - Starting Lag Problem

Cameron. 100% on all those suggestions. I had exactly the same problem last year on my high miles '78 GL. Your bike and mine sounded just the same. I suspected the starter and opted to take the easy way out with a new Rick's starter. Problem solved. I gave the old starter to a mechanic friend and he...
by Solina Dave
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Monthly Newsletters
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Monthly Newsletters

Many thanks Mark and Scott. And I agree with Ernest that the newsletter is an excellent, and very informative source of information.
The only thing that might make it even better, would be much more focus on the '78 GLs. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers...............Dave :D
by Solina Dave
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Uneven Exhaust Pipes
Replies: 3
Views: 172

Uneven Exhaust Pipes

Can someone who has a '78, or I'd suppose a '79, GL1000, preferably a factory correct original/restoration, give me the measurement for the location indicated in the photo? My pipes, when viewed from behind, are uneven by about 1", one being lower, or higher, than the other. I'd like to know the cor...
by Solina Dave
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Monthly Newsletters
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Monthly Newsletters

Is there a link to past monthly newsletters? And if so, where do I find it?
by Solina Dave
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Ethanol! Yes or No?
Replies: 88
Views: 6839

Re: Ethanol! Yes or No?

I imagine that everyone is sick of me going on about this subject. But I don't think it's much wonder that I'm confused. I will admit that I have a tendancy to possibly overdo it when I try to make a point. It's very difficult to get straight answers from someone who couldn't care less. I made the f...
by Solina Dave
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How Much Is Enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: How Much Is Enough?

RockportDave wrote:
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:16 pm
Here in South Texas, we just keep riding and have to mow about once a month during the winter.
Gee thanks Dave. Why don't you just rub it in! :lol:
by Solina Dave
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sea Foam
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Sea Foam

Dave, I'll add no need to use it in your oil at all if you are regular on your oil changes. Having said that, it is useful to add to oil if you are resurrecting a bike with a gunky crankcase, or maybe having starter clutch issues... Thanks for that Mark. That's what made me curious as to the necess...
by Solina Dave
Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sea Foam
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Sea Foam

Dave, with a carbed bike, it can help to keep the idle passages clear.... some of us will put an oz in the fuel tank at fillup ever 2nd or 3rd tank... just a PM measure, but if your carbs are clean, no reason to do it at all... except for winter storage, and for that, Stabil360 is better. 0.5 oz to...
by Solina Dave
Wed Oct 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Sea Foam
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Sea Foam

If you use Sea Foam in your fuel and or oil, how often do you use it, and how much do you use? Do you add it at each fuel fillup? How often, and how much? Do you use it before and after oil changes? And if so, how often and how much. It's said that the more you use, the better for your engine. I'm j...
by Solina Dave
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How Much Is Enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: How Much Is Enough?

I've used Seafoam for years in my bikes, lawnmower and snowblower. It is a fuel stabilizer as well as cleans out the injectors and/or carbs. Use 1 ounce per gallon. Seafoam, as a fuel additive to clean injectors and carbs, is likely a very good idea. And I add it to my fuel for that reason. Having ...
by Solina Dave
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How Much Is Enough?
Replies: 7
Views: 322

How Much Is Enough?

This subject has likely been worked to death already, but I wanted confirmation regarding Sta-Bil dosage for winter storage. I contacted Gold Eagle (Sta-Bil) customer support with the question, and received the following reply. I thought I'd pass it on to you. "I store my motorcycle for 5 to 6 month...
by Solina Dave
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What kind of Air Guage do you use?
Replies: 34
Views: 1542

Re: What kind of Air Guage do you use?

I have a question about that Accutire gauge, the part that goes on the valve stem, is it deep or shallow? I've had many of the pencil type gauges over the years and found out that the ones with a shallow end have to be perfectly aligned with the valve stem or you end up loosing air. Some are deeper...