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by Scooter363y
Sat Feb 01, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Towing
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Re: Towing

I tow my 2014 wing in an enclosed trailer. Once from Ohio to deadwood and back. Twice to Florida for the winter. Here's how I did it. Got the front wheel in a chock fron northern tool. The one that flips up in the rear to sort of lock it in I use a canyon strap on the handlebars and tie downs on the...
by Scooter363y
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wave brake rotors
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Wave brake rotors

They are working out just fine. Just like stock no better or worse just a whirring sound now when I brake. I get questions when I stop about them.

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wave brake rotors
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Wave brake rotors

Well I got those rotors on and they look/work great.

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 34
Views: 3446

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

I grew up working on cars (street and race) and motorcycles. This hands on experience definitely helped out when I went to school working on a mechanical engineering degree. Bolts are strange fasteners. In order to work correctly they have to "stretch" slightly but not overly so. In order to do this...
by Scooter363y
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

Just to clear things up When you just want to check a circuit for power a test light can work much quicker than a meter. If you get good at it friends will want you to work on their motorcycle 🏍 not everyone has a wing so. You might need other tools. Honda also makes a general maintaince manual. Not...
by Scooter363y
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 22
Views: 2012

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

I would say what tools you need are dependent on what maintenance you want to do. Right off for starters I would get: Wrench set along with a couple of adjustable wrenches A screwdriver set. Get some jis screwdrivers Set of mixed pliers Socket set. 3/8 and 1/4 are what I use most. And a selection of...
by Scooter363y
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tire pressures
Replies: 8
Views: 492

Re: tire pressures

I had a problem with the front tire wearing uneven. It had a high ridge in the center (like it had been run with low tire pressure) even though I had kept pressures right up to the recommended levels. After replacing the tires I increased pressure in both tires to 40 and the wear seems to be better ...
by Scooter363y
Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2141

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

If you want to go. From what I have you have nothing to be ashamed of. My wife and I took a day off and went to the Waffle House for a late breakfast. While we were there in walked my cousins wife with another man. I texted my cuz and asked if he new where his wife was. He said at home. To which I s...
by Scooter363y
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Roaring Heat Rash!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1505

Re: Roaring Heat Rash!!

During the early 80's I worked four years in a BMW shop. We had several iron butt riders plus those riders tended to put major miles on their bikes. In that time I heard ideas ranging from mild to "what did you just say" ideas. Some I cannot go into details here. I use some scuba skins ( bicycle sho...
by Scooter363y
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2141

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

<t>Well I tell you what I. Would do. Get the hottest,smoking hot ,beautiful woman you can find and show up at the next goldwing function with her on the back of your wing. Don't have to do anything. And let the rumors fly!<br/> <br/> And good luck with stiction<br/> <br/> <br/> Have fun <br/> Scoote...
by Scooter363y
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2141

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

I hear that adding a fork brace really helps the wing front end problems. But in my opinion this only addresses the symptoms and not the root cause of the problem. The cause of the problem is the basic design of the front suspension. When you are going down the road all dampening is coming from the ...
by Scooter363y
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Superbrace -> massive stiction
Replies: 32
Views: 2141

Re: Superbrace -> massive stiction

I would remove the brace or at least remove the bolts so it cannot influence the slider alignment. Assemble the front end with whatever sequence of bolt tighten your manual recommends. Get the basic functionality of the forks back. Then try to install the brace the bolts should line up perfectly if ...
by Scooter363y
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Stripped seat bolt mount holes
Replies: 14
Views: 1377

Re: Stripped seat bolt mount holes

I would try the helicoil first. That method removes the least amount of material from the frame. The helicoil does require more skill to install. If that should fail you can then go to a keensert. A hint you can buy a kit that contains the correct drill bit, tap,and installation tool along with a se...
by Scooter363y
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wave brake rotors
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Re: Wave brake rotors

Thanks cruiser
I just ordered a set today

I just got back from a trip to the dragon and the diamondback. While taking a break I noticed the crack in the rotor carrier not a good thing. I had a not so good feeling the last part of the trip.

Thanks for the tip

Ride safe
Scooter
by Scooter363y
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wave brake rotors
Replies: 8
Views: 822

Wave brake rotors

Can anyone help me with this. I would like to put a set of the wave style brake rotors on my goldwing. I have seen pictures of this but cannot seem to find the part number . If someone knows the brand and part number please share it with me!

Scooter
by Scooter363y
Sat Jun 01, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing tank bag
Replies: 0
Views: 125

Goldwing tank bag

I am looking for a tankbag (eclipse type) that I can use on my 14 goldwing. Anybody have any experience or recommendations on this?

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Scooter
by Scooter363y
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4903

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

Didn't mean to get off the thread. But just how long can those plugs go till there just isn't anymore go left in them? I'm always amazed when at 60k miles my mb dealership wants to replace my 100k plugs for $1000. And wants to replace my lifetime antifreeze or transmission fluid. Or am I the only on...
by Scooter363y
Tue Apr 23, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4903

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

I take it from the anti antisieze crowd. I have taken out my share of plugs that have sciezed up in the aluminum heads. It is not a pretty sight. At least it is a very expensive repair depending if you can do it in the bike. At the worst it can ruin the head. We started at a shop that did mostly ser...
by Scooter363y
Mon Apr 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?
Replies: 35
Views: 4903

Re: SPARK PLUGS, end of life for IRIDIUM's?

I worked in motorcycle shops for years. We always put a dab of anti-seize on the threads before installing. This makes it a lot easier for removal at a later date.

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Scooter
by Scooter363y
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: waterless antifreeze
Replies: 31
Views: 2609

Re: waterless antifreeze

If you want to extract more heat out of your engine with regular anti freeze use a product called water wetter. It lowers the service tension (according to the manufacturer) letting the water 💦 molecules fully contact the metal parts and carry away heat. This also meant that the radiator will transf...
by Scooter363y
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Best wheel cleaner
Replies: 16
Views: 1791

Best wheel cleaner

I have a 2014 gold wing that I am having a small problem with. The front wheel is very dirty. I try to scrub it when I wash the bike. But it seems like the brake dust has possibly etched itself onto the wheel. I think that Honda was using a clear coat on this year. I don't want to use something that...
by Scooter363y
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment
Replies: 170
Views: 36007

Re: 2015 Goldwing (40th Anniversary) disappointment

I was hoping for a 2,000 cc monster with 200hp that would have a huge weight rating , one that I could have more than me the wife and 1 ham sandwich before it was overloaded. Be nice if it had 7 gears and would cruise effortlessly at out west (80mph) speeds. Going smaller is not an improvement in my...
by Scooter363y
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping
Replies: 24
Views: 1668

Re: Gl1500 Excessive peg scraping

I got to think the suspension is sacked out on your bike. I have a 2014 that has 15k on the clock and I think it's ok for a normal size fellow but I'm just a little larger (6'1 285 and the wife is not small either). Both of us probably overload the suspension. I am wanting to upgrade to the progress...
by Scooter363y
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 71
Views: 5971

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: 519

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...