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by DarthJ
Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 560

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: 560

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: 560

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: 606

Re: LED Lights

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


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: 560

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: 606

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: 19
Views: 668

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: 37
Views: 2681

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: 236

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: 280

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: 280

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: 280

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: 280

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: 18
Views: 1510

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: 731

Re: Cleaning vented windshield?

If it's dusty, a Swiffer duster works great
by DarthJ
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: footwear
Replies: 41
Views: 1395

Re: footwear

XElement harness boots, the classic "biker boot" style. Had them for almost 8 years, they are super comfortable, had them re-soled a few years ago, and they are better than new.
by DarthJ
Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!

brettchallenger wrote:
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:19 am
Might not have had it. if he had a low or mid tier 1800, those don't have ABS.
ABS is now a requirement on all motorcycles over 125cc built after 2016 in Europe.
Looks like a US highway though.
by DarthJ
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: How to Destroy your Goldwing in one easy lesson !!

brettchallenger wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:20 am
Anti-locks? Didn’t help him any.
Yes, that's the whole point of ABS. Can it be turned off on a GL1800? If the ABS was working correctly, surely this should not have happened?
Might not have had it. if he had a low or mid tier 1800, those don't have ABS.
by DarthJ
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: San Antonio Motor Officers
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: San Antonio Motor Officers

Its hard to tell if you could convert them back to a 2 up bike or not. I am sure its possible, but at what cost. Would be a good bike to get if the price was right. Looks like the stock Wing seat on that craigslist one, from what I see, just source a stock top case, making sure the wires are good a...
by DarthJ
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: overhauling/modifying 1993 GL1500A
Replies: 4
Views: 274

Re: overhauling/modifying 1993 GL1500A

very nice. I know I'm curious as to what the final result ends up being. I'm sure there are plenty of us who may need any take offs you might have.
by DarthJ
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.
Replies: 20
Views: 949

Re: 27 Year Service; your wise council please.

Might check with Cyclemax.com, I understand they ship pretty much worldwide. Don't know about shipping costs or tariffs, but doesn't hurt to ask.... Thank you, and I will certainly look to use cyclemax for anything important, but I can't justify paying to ship a small square of foam across the pond...
by DarthJ
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: San Antonio Motor Officers
Replies: 11
Views: 810

Re: San Antonio Motor Officers

Bet the motor officers are more comfortable too.
by DarthJ
Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800
Replies: 9
Views: 466

Re: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800

I think that the clue might be in their location: Massillon, OH. Massillon is also home to Pinwall Cycles, which buys salvage bikes and parts them out...or, in some cases, if they are not too bad, they piece them back together and resell them. If that's not the case here, then there is some other s...
by DarthJ
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Wonder if they will see me now...
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Wonder if they will see me now...

What state are you located? I’m in Texas. I’m allowed to run white or amber on ground and sides, non flashing while riding. The rest of the lights are just for fun. https://www.russbrown.com/blog/led-lights-on-motorcycles The other colors make it a cool thing to take to bike shows or just having fu...
by DarthJ
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Headlight Modulator
Replies: 34
Views: 3244

Re: Headlight Modulator

In the US, you could still get a ticket if you argue with a LEO and shove the Federal MVSS in his face. They will not recognize the federal rules. You would go to court and they will then dismiss buy you'll lose a day. IMHO, a better solution. I have reviewed the state motor vehicle laws where I ri...