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by AZgl1800
Tue Apr 12, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Are onboard GPS units worth it?
Replies: 78
Views: 3213

Re: Are onboard GPS units worth it?

I use a Garmin 595LM with updated maps, and Basecamp to create routes. I just returned home this Sunday after a four day trip to Scottsdale AZ for Arizona Bike week and the Lynard Skynard concert Saturday night. (Great show btw). The Garmin worked exceptionally well on the open road and 95% of the ...
by AZgl1800
Mon Apr 11, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Are onboard GPS units worth it?
Replies: 78
Views: 3213

Re: Are onboard GPS units worth it?

AZgl1800, Unless I'm missing something, the Garmin 2797 LMT is not weatherproof. I couldn't find anything that said it was. Did I miss something? Thanks. I have it mounted in the RAM Mount made for the 2797, but to be safe, I always thru a Gallon Zip baggie over it.... when I had the Tulsa Tall win...
by AZgl1800
Tue Mar 29, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Rudy's GL1500 "Keeper" products
Replies: 11
Views: 12849

Re: Rudy's GL1500 "Keeper" products

I've had more than a few people ask me where to buy these products. Unfortunately, Ric "Rudy", the creator of the various Keeper products, passed away a number of years ago from an aggressive cancer. He passed the business on, but that person was unable to keep it running. The idea is a g...
by AZgl1800
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Sync. Carburetors
Replies: 21
Views: 831

Re: Sync. Carburetors

get a about 20 feet of clear tubing, hang it on a board, post, something. fill it with light oil about 2/3rd the way from the bottom of the loop, stay away from water. connect each end to a carb, and you can watch the levels in each side of the "U" loop to see the balance. no gauges requir...
by AZgl1800
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing start up smoke
Replies: 6
Views: 218

Re: Goldwing start up smoke

if it sat on the Side Stand, what you have is normal and will go away after you ride it for a few minutes.

oil seeps into the low side cylinders, nothing to worry about unless it never stops.

only takes a small droplet to make a lot of smoke
by AZgl1800
Thu Mar 17, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: 3G shutdown - will it affect the Goldwing?
Replies: 17
Views: 394

Re: 3G shutdown - will it affect the Goldwing?

Fact of life, it just moves on. I had a Verizon Network Extender that I used for well over a Decade to provide service inside my home, it was on 3g then it just flat out quit..... I pissed and moaned for months, then called up Verizon and asked them why? well, it seems that they turned off 3g in Okl...
by AZgl1800
Sun Mar 13, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Daytona Beach drawbridge
Replies: 24
Views: 2475

Re: Daytona Beach drawbridge

I saw that earlier on FB
the idjit on two wheels needs to have this DL revoked, permanently.
by AZgl1800
Mon Mar 07, 2022 11:07 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Defective "new" tires
Replies: 10
Views: 503

Re: Defective "new" tires

just being 'new' don't mean it is good, for tires, or electronics, or car parts.
by AZgl1800
Sun Mar 06, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Cordless Electric Impact Wrench Product Review (VIDEO)
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Cordless Electric Impact Wrench Product Review (VIDEO)

My feeling is that the 440 lb.ft. is more related to breakaway torque than tightening torque. Either way, I'd use it for loosening only. Hand torqueing to fasten When I change tires on our car/truck, I use the Low Speed to put the lug nuts back on the wheels. go around twice to be sure the wheel is...
by AZgl1800
Sun Mar 06, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Bad Fuel Economy (25-30MPG)
Replies: 30
Views: 1653

Re: GL1500 Bad Fuel Economy (25-30MPG)

I bought a '98SE in 2006 that had been sitting for a year, maybe two? it was in Primo Condition appearance wise... but the carbs were in ill health. I poured a can of Sea Foam in the gas tank, left it on the Center Stand, and it idled for more than an hour. I repeated that every night for a week, th...
by AZgl1800
Sun Feb 27, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Cordless Electric Impact Wrench Product Review (VIDEO)
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Electric Impact Wrench Product Review

an Interesting looking model.

I have a Ryobi 18 volt One+ system 1/2 inch Impact Gun.

it easily handles all of the lug nuts on my truck and RV.

it has a 2 speed selector switch.

I like the lower speed that one has, but the Ryobi uses a smooth acting pressure slide/speed trigger....
by AZgl1800
Mon Feb 14, 2022 8:20 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Width of wing without plastics??
Replies: 11
Views: 331

Re: Width of wing without plastics??

from handlebar tip to tip, about 32 inches... an Interesting fact, my Piaggio MP3 scooter handlebar width is only 1/2 inch different. I had to trailer both of them last year to my son's home, side by side inside an enclosed trailer. The fit was so tight, that I could not use the side door, or get of...
by AZgl1800
Sun Jan 30, 2022 8:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Quitting motorcycles?
Replies: 96
Views: 4979

Re: Quitting motorcycles?

I have not watched it yet. On the last NASR ride that I went to, I almost rode off the road into a ravine. I was too hot, and my brain quit thinking properly. at 78, I have ridden almost as much as I want to, but actually, the desire to ride is not there anymore for me. that ride was in June, 3 mont...
by AZgl1800
Sat Jan 29, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long Islander Help me out?
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Long Islander Help me out?

900 miles, is just a short hop, right? 8-)

never been up that way, spent most of my time in the Desert Southwest :P
by AZgl1800
Thu Jan 27, 2022 6:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Glad I didn't go
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Glad I didn't go

Karma,
it just was not your time to buy a trailer.
by AZgl1800
Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:13 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Getting OFF the centrestand
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Getting OFF the centrestand

been 3 decades since I owned that model bike, I don't recall how far off the ground the tire is, but doubt it's much more than a half inch. I have used the center stand on every Goldwing I owned, and that is '84, '86, '94, '98, 2002. I just stood on the pegs, leaned way back, and threw my body forwa...
by AZgl1800
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RockAuto.com Discount Code - Expires April 19, 2022
Replies: 1
Views: 155

Re: RockAuto.com Discount Code - Expires April 19, 2022

now you tell me, after I just received my last order from you :cry:
by AZgl1800
Wed Jan 19, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: John Wayne Museum in Ft Worth
Replies: 1
Views: 147

Re: John Wayne Museum in Ft Worth

July thru Sept will be Blazingly hot
by AZgl1800
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Going Wireless
Replies: 12
Views: 806

Re: Going Wireless

My Garmin GPS has Bluetooth and a headphone jack. SENA will accept the GPS audio either as a hardwire to the Freewire aux input jack or via Bluetooth to the SRL headset. I tried both methods neither really got me excited though I didn't try very hard to improve the audio. I already owned one of the...
by AZgl1800
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do I have a good life or what
Replies: 9
Views: 435

Re: Do I have a good life or what

better get used to SWMBO or your life will deteriorate.

riding a bus down there? or driving a truck/trailer to get it home?
gonna be cool for a few days yet...



by AZgl1800
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 2 Embarrassing Questions
Replies: 29
Views: 991

Re: 2 Embarrassing Questions

IIRC the GL1500 doesn't have any start up test type routine. Turn key, all lights on. Turn key, all lights and engine off. The starter button disables the headlight to reduce current draw while cranking the engine. My guess is that button is sticking or dirty. I would start with cleaning the handle...
by AZgl1800
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Are thieves tracking your car?
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Re: Are thieves tracking your car?

what if i just pretend i dont know and wait for the idiot to suck on my shotgun? yup, I pretty sure that our cars won't get tracked, mine is a 2001 Suburban with 230k miles and never been inside a garage, and has two little fender benders on it. my daughter's is a 2007 Pontiac Vibe, has Rural Mail ...
by AZgl1800
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:06 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Are thieves tracking your car?
Replies: 10
Views: 438

Are thieves tracking your car?

Apple has finally released a fairly primitive app for Android phones https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.apple.trackerdetect Only 29% of smartphones run iOS, according to StatCounter global stats. It's more important for Android users, who own 70% of the world's phones, to know that Ap...
by AZgl1800
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Goldwing Frame Cracking
Replies: 22
Views: 1493

Re: Goldwing Frame Cracking

Hello all, I have a motorcycle made in 2002. My motorcycle has never been used with a trailer and has never used like a tricycle. It traveled 140,000 km. Recently, I found cracks next to the passenger platforms. The rest of the welds have been checked by Honda and they say that it is ok. Now I am w...
by AZgl1800
Sun Jan 09, 2022 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: stripped thread at fuel pump repair quesiton
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: stripped thread at fuel pump repair quesiton

use the proper size drill, sometimes that comes with the Helicoils also.

do NOT drill any deeper than the existing threads go.

and the Helicoils often come with their own thread sealer to keep them from backing out.

Once repaired, every thing should work as before