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by Scooter363y
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 56
Views: 3351

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

I use first gear rain gear and have a Hjc modular helmet with the internal pin shield. The auto darkening one. It works great and absolutely no fogging

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: intercom advice
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: intercom advice

I started out with a corded system from a well known manufacturer. It was ok but I always worried about the cords. The wife upgraded to a sena 20s in each of our helmets and have never regretted it. And if we want to ride a different bike we take it with us. I listen to my own music from my phone. N...
by Scooter363y
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review
Replies: 16
Views: 2156

Re: Pinlock Sun-Reactive Sunshield Review

I have installed the auto darkening pin shield on my HJC helmet this spring. Let me just say I love it!
Just a small taste of darkening that complements the internal pull down visor. And when riding at night the shield is clear! And don't forget about the no fog faceshied bonus!

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:12 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your fork oil
Replies: 9
Views: 1895

Re: How to change your fork oil

Very good article. But I would like to point out one mistake that could spell disaster! The drain bolt is not a 10 mm bolt! It is a much smaller size. Brobably a 6 mm bolt with a 10 mm hex head. This will need a small amount of torque to properly set. Usually 6-9 ft/lbs of torque not 25. That much w...
by Scooter363y
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Phillips had screws
Replies: 33
Views: 1815

Re: Phillips had screws

I like these screw drivers. We used these at Honda

https://www.amazon.com/Vessel-Ball-2x10 ... vessel+jis

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cost of a routine valve adjustment?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Cost of a routine valve adjustment?

Somehow I got to wonder about the Honda engineers. In both the 1200 and the 1500 wings there were nice self adjusting valve systems In the 1800 there is a over complicated shim under bucket system requiring an enormous amount time and effort ($) to check and adjust. This system is typically used in ...
by Scooter363y
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Max load on trunk rack?
Replies: 6
Views: 367

Re: Max load on trunk rack?

I mounted a kuryakin rack and I think it said 6 lbs was the rated load


Scooter
by Scooter363y
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

That reminds me of what I really wanted.

A Yosemite Sam "back off" rear mudflap where his guns light up with the brake lights!

Now that's cool!

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stay hydrated in the heat!
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Stay hydrated in the heat!

Has anybody had any experience with those hydration backpacks? I'm thinking that's what I want to try next. I could go a lot further but I gotta stop n get some cold water long before my bike needs a fill up. I figure that the ice in it would also keep a fellow cool too. Very easy to refill at the g...
by Scooter363y
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

It may be a year old but I haven't gotten around to the upgrade yet. I have 14k on the bike now and I can feel the front suspension just doesn't feel right. Kinda of a dead feeling. I hope to get it changed soon but other things have taken precedence. I certainly hope to get it done before I leave t...
by Scooter363y
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Additional Lights - Need to be seen
Replies: 18
Views: 1092

Re: Additional Lights - Need to be seen

I have also been thinking of "lighting it up" just to make myself more visible to wake up drivers to my presents. I have done the following: Led fog lights in the lower cowl Wiring to make the rear spoiler brake light a running light Wiring to make the running light between the turn signals a brake ...
by Scooter363y
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New tires and average cost to buy and mount
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: New tires and average cost to buy and mount

It depends on the condition of the tires that are on the bike now. I always error on the side of caution concerning anything that is going to affect the safety of my ride. I installed a set of Dunlop 4's on my bike at about 4-5 k miles along with centramatic wheel balancers. It made a huge improveme...
by Scooter363y
Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fuses keep blowing?
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Fuses keep blowing?

WHOA!

That's one awesome fix you got there!

Is there a correlation there
6x1.0 for 10 amp
8x1.25 for 20 amp

And so on

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: My bike is in the shop
Replies: 22
Views: 1546

Re: My bike is in the shop

Moly grease is the best for this application. Not nessarly "Honda" moly. Any grease would have worked better than what was on there (no grease!) I worked four years in a Bmw shop and dry/no greased splines were an all to common problem. A drive train can be trashed in as little as 50k if not lubed p...
by Scooter363y
Sun May 13, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)
Replies: 8
Views: 847

Re: Intercom Headsets (GL1500)

I started out with the wired set like you have. I too went through about one cord per year. It was always getting loose and having to be plugged back in. Really annoying! Now I have the Sena 20S system for the wife and I. We really like it, we can listen to our own music via the Bluetooth connection...
by Scooter363y
Wed May 02, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 298
Views: 23438

Re: Average age ?

I run into the same thing. It's hard to get people up early. I can understand why. I got up early for most of my 32 years at Honda to be at work and ready to go at six am. I really like how the bikes run that early in the morning. Mine like gulping down the cool dense air. They seem to enjoy it just...
by Scooter363y
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Coolant leak from weep hole
Replies: 5
Views: 804

Re: Coolant leak from weep hole

Yea that stuff definitely helps with "O-ring" problems too!

Ride safe
Scooter 🏍
by Scooter363y
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: When should I replace my 1983 timing blets?
Replies: 11
Views: 1868

Re: When should I replace my 1983 timing blets?

How hard is to change timing belts on a 1800?

I thought those were chains?
by Scooter363y
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Is the 1800 any faster ?
Replies: 22
Views: 1020

Re: Is the 1800 any faster ?

Man that is waaaay too fast for me. But I live in Ohio where 2-3 over will get you a ticket 4-8 can get your bike taken. And 10 over the limit...well let's just say your not going anywhere for quite a while! A friend of mine that works at the Local courthouse has told me he heard this little snippet...
by Scooter363y
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best manual?
Replies: 12
Views: 606

Re: Best manual?

What manual is best? Well the chiltons is better for starting fires. The paper seems to be less waxy and catches fire easily The Hanes is better suited to propping doors open than just about anything else For actual repair work I always use the factory manuals. As these are written by the people who...
by Scooter363y
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 22
Views: 2257

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

I have a set of 4's on my 2014 wing. I have about 8k miles on them and have had the following observations: I ran the recommended pressures on the stock tires. I noticed a high ridge all along the center of the tread. I increased the pressure to 41-43 psi in both tires. I also installed centramatic ...
by Scooter363y
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Bluetooth Advice
Replies: 18
Views: 1801

Re: Bluetooth Advice

I have had both the wired J&M and a sena20s. Both workout about the same on price. After using the sena I wouldn't go back to a wired system.

I listen to music from my phone along with audio gps directions and I can take a phone call! Ain't technology great!

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: To gps or not
Replies: 30
Views: 1427

Re: To gps or not

I had the same question years ago. I chose to use the navigation provided by my cell phone provider (Verizon). It's automatically updated and the app is only $5 a month. Since then I have upgraded to a Sena 20s. It works great! The iPhone 6s is a larger phone so the screen is readable. But now I mos...
by Scooter363y
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

I'm understanding the temperature differences as we are currently in Ohio with the family celebrating "Thankmas" We will be heading south on Thursday. I'm not having any problems with the rear shock preload. The bike just went past 12k miles. So nothing is worn out, just while I'm replacing the spri...
by Scooter363y
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Progressive suspension upgrades
Replies: 15
Views: 2351

Re: Progressive suspension upgrades

Not much happening right now, I'm in Florida escaping those harsh Ohio winters. I have made some decisions on what I'm going to do. I'm going to go with the mono tube up grades . I think this should even out forces in the front forks resulting in a better ride. I think I will upgrade the spring and ...