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by DarthJ
Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speedometer grease
Replies: 6
Views: 450

Re: Speedometer grease

The same grease you would use on the front axle will work fine.
by DarthJ
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Prepping for trip

Let us know how it goes. I hear that the weather in Colorado has taken a turn and is now in a deep freeze. Thankfully it's not Denver, but south of Colorado Springs, and hopefully the weather goes like it's supposed to and warms to 60s and even 70s. It will be chilly in the morning, so that's why h...
by DarthJ
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Prepping for trip

I always manage to have my H-D rain gear handy and it will not let any wind in period. I use them with either a hoodie at above 30 degrees or a mid weight jacket under 30. The two best things I have for me anyway are my heated socks and gloves because those are my trouble areas to keep warm. When m...
by DarthJ
Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Prepping for trip

Just remember when packing for a trip. You will inevitably take along several things that you don't need, and forget to bring at least one thing that you really DO need! LOL!! Definitely true, lol. When I took my old truck, I never worried about bringing too much, since I had the room, but bike pac...
by DarthJ
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Re: Prepping for trip

We finally got one here, and I shop there. For my body, I never seem to get cold when layering, so for now I'll stick to that. The goretwx adds waterproof wind blocking, and I have the over pants too. I may go to a heated liner down the road, but not right now. I'd probably just get glove liners tho...
by DarthJ
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Prepping for trip
Replies: 8
Views: 236

Prepping for trip

You have to love prepping for a trip. I have to take some furniture to my brother in law in Colorado in a couple weeks, so, I thought, since the one way for a Uhaul is the same price as taking it there and back, why not trailer the Wing up there and ride back? So, I did some much needed maintenance ...
by DarthJ
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle transport
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Re: Motorcycle transport

So wish I had the capital to start a business. I'd fo motorcycle transportation.
by DarthJ
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: GOLDWING GL1500 DEALER SERVICE

A lot of dealers dont want to work on 10+ year old machines. I had one tell me that to my face, but a different dealer that I used for inspection, they told me they'd be happy to work on it for me if I needed anything. it seems best to find an independent mechanic or a non brand dealer , you'll have...
by DarthJ
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1500 Items for Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 833

Re: GL1500 Items for Sale

Looking for a left lower cowl, SE type if you have one
by DarthJ
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Night riding windshield glare

One thing I like is that Novus 1 makes a good cleaner. And doesn't leave any residue that I've noticed. The kits should come with two bottles as I run out of 1 a lot faster, or a bigger bottle would be nice.
by DarthJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Contemplating moving up

I had a 96 Aspencade 1500 and put about 97k on the bike, loved the bike. I put a lot of time and $ into the bike to make it work for me. I sold it with 159k on the clock still running like a champ. I purchased a 06 Gl1800 with just over 60k on the clock just over a year ago, like the bike and now s...
by DarthJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Contemplating moving up

Also, once I took the trunk organizer out from under the lid, I found I can get my full face helmet in the trunk. I can't get it in the saddle bag like I could on the 1500. I guess I'm lucky I don't drink coke. ;) Well, if a 12 pack won't fit, not a deal breaker, i get it at sam's anyway now, so I ...
by DarthJ
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Re: Contemplating moving up

Good advice all around. I like the Gen 2 1800 for slightly more storage than the Gen 1, plus, honestly, I like the tail lights more, lol. The reduced storage isn't that big a deal for me because I don't really utilize all the storage the 1500 has anyway. The lower seat height is a big plus, I can ge...
by DarthJ
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: LED Lights

controlu wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:18 am
Excellent video on this:

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Center lead goes to the load, +/- leads are interchangeable.
Great vid, I like the idea of using an auto relay like he did, easy to change connectors of you goof something. Might go that route for my 1500, been wanting to switch to LEDs
by DarthJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 625

Contemplating moving up

I've had my GL1500 for a few years now, and while I love it, I am thinking about moving up to something a little more modern. I was originally considering a Victory, but with Polaris, in their infinite wisdom (sarcasm) deciding to shut them down a while back, I am leery to buy one as I am concerned ...
by DarthJ
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: LED Lights
Replies: 10
Views: 659

Re: LED Lights

The reason you get hyperflashing is the thermal relay that is used in the bikes think a bulb is burned out due to the reduced load. Some use in line resistors to solve the issue, but I personally think a better solution is to replace the flasher relay (or relays if there is a second for 4-ways, don'...
by DarthJ
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1084

Re: Night riding windshield glare

Novus 1,2,3 would work best. probably 2, as if you're experiencing glare, but not seeing any scratches during the day, they are small. I have the National Cycle V4, and love it at night.
by DarthJ
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?
Replies: 38
Views: 2938

Re: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?

I'm relatively new on this forum, but FWIW, I just went completely through a '99 1500 Wing this past spring. I purchased a host of products from CycleMax to complete this endeavor. One of those parts in particular (a front wheel bearing kit) came with one of the axle seals missing. I emailed Cyclem...
by DarthJ
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Checking your fasteners
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Checking your fasteners

Good advice. That color scheme is very eye catching.
by DarthJ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Minor annoyance
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Minor annoyance

One of mine came apart a year or two ago - I thought it was just me. Apparently, it's more common than I thought. Guess I was lucky - the knob stayed in the trunk, and the shaft was still in its place. I pushed them back together, and they were surprisingly tight. I couldn't get it to loosen again ...
by DarthJ
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Minor annoyance
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Minor annoyance

take the bottom panel off the trunk, you will probably find the rods in there. If I remember correctly there are only 4 screws holding that piece on. No, they tend to vibrate out of there and vanish forever. They drop out of the knob, fall into that trunk panel, then vibrate around until they find ...
by DarthJ
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Minor annoyance
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Re: Minor annoyance

joeincalif wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:38 am
take the bottom panel off the trunk, you will probably find the rods in there. If I remember correctly there are only 4 screws holding that piece on.
I know, I just really don't want to do it, kind of a pain to get it back on sometimes.
by DarthJ
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Minor annoyance
Replies: 6
Views: 305

Minor annoyance

This is so annoying. On my 93 GL1500 Aspencade, though I don't use the helmet hangers often (usually only when I ave a full trunk) to look in and find one knob nd both rods missing is quite irritating. So, until I feel like spending more money (and gluing the rod on the handle this time) I'm carryin...
by DarthJ
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount
Replies: 20
Views: 1865

Re: RAM Mount GDS Dock Handlebar Mount

I use the X-Grip for my phone, both on the bike and in the cage. Now, My S8 has a Pelican phone case on it, and the tether will hold that in rock solid without being in the way (for me, anyway) Only downside is finding a skinny plug to listen to music/GPS, because the hole they have is very small
by DarthJ
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cleaning vented windshield?
Replies: 14
Views: 774

Re: Cleaning vented windshield?

If it's dusty, a Swiffer duster works great