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by Nicksacco
Sun Mar 20, 2022 4:28 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Recommend a good quality air gauge please
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Recommend a good quality air gauge please

I feel your pain. I've used the Stockton air gauge with consistent accurate results and I really like the JACO air gauge/inflator. It also helps if you've multiple bikes to have different adapters and/or 90 degree chucks. See below for links. https://jacosuperiorproducts.com/collections/air-chucks h...
by Nicksacco
Tue Feb 01, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Sixth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering, August 24 - 28, 2022, Elkins, WV, and the Monongahela National Forest Area
Replies: 44
Views: 1995

Re: Sixth Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering, August 24 - 28, 2022, Elkins, WV, and the Monongahela National Forest Area

Hi All- I've not traveled with ya'll before but I might be able to this year. The Skyline has amazing views and lovely places to stop - especially the Skyland - https://www.goshenandoah.com/lodging/skyland. The Skyline turns into the Blue Ridge Parkway around Roanoke VA and goes all the way to the G...
by Nicksacco
Mon Dec 27, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: CENTRAMATIC STAINLESS WHEEL BALANCERS
Replies: 12
Views: 1161

Re: CENTRAMATIC STAINLESS WHEEL BALANCERS

Here is another thought to consider: A product such as Ride-On will not only dynamically balance tires, but will also seal punctures. Actually I use Dyna Beads in some bikes and Ride-On in others and I like both products. I guess you will need to choose "fix a flat" v "balance only&qu...
by Nicksacco
Sun Dec 19, 2021 5:55 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: 2012 Goldwing ABS NAV Fork Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 693

Re: 2012 Goldwing ABS NAV Fork Rebuild

Thank you - Excellent idea!
by Nicksacco
Sat Dec 18, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: 2012 Goldwing ABS NAV Fork Rebuild
Replies: 2
Views: 693

2012 Goldwing ABS NAV Fork Rebuild

There is a lot of information on this forum and all over the internet on fork rebuilding. However if you've never ventured into this area because perhaps you didn't trust yourself, weren't sure of the technology, or thought it too complex, then I hope these pics will show you it's really quite simpl...
by Nicksacco
Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No More Slave Cylinders
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: No More Slave Cylinders

Yessir you are correct. I used the JB weld technique in a prior GL1000 restoration. See my pics below to repair pitting in a 1978 front transmission/water pump housing. The repair has lasted just fine. The keys are cleanliness, careful sanding and yes - patience! I decided not to go this route on my...
by Nicksacco
Mon Oct 04, 2021 3:51 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: No More Slave Cylinders
Replies: 4
Views: 318

Re: No More Slave Cylinders

Wingnut - great reminder! I rebuilt the clutch slave on my 2003 ST1300 and it still leaked. So had to purchase the whole assembly. The cost was nearly the same anyway. The reason for the failure was that both the bore and the piston developed pits likely from water in the brake fluid. It was a mess ...
by Nicksacco
Fri Oct 01, 2021 5:09 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How to pick up a fallen motorcycle
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

How to pick up a fallen motorcycle

Enjoy and appreciate the skills demonstrated!!!

https://www.facebook.com/thevintagent/v ... 598767703/
by Nicksacco
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Assistance from Electronic Wizards!
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: Assistance from Electronic Wizards!

I have another isolater so I'll give that a try!

Thanks for the idea.
by Nicksacco
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Assistance from Electronic Wizards!
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Assistance from Electronic Wizards!

Hi All- I hope you can provide me some insight on this strange audio problem. I have installed: --XM radio --Garmin Nuvi --2 channel audio mixer --Bluetooth --Ground loop isolator All works well except when the Nuvi talks, the sound is distorted - barely audible. This only happens if the Nuvi is run...
by Nicksacco
Mon Sep 27, 2021 4:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Engine squeal after warmup
Replies: 7
Views: 826

Re: Engine squeal after warmup

Hi, I'm not hearing a squeal per-se - but more of a slight chirping sound. This to me sounds pretty normal. I was expecting to hear that shreeking sound like a car when fan belt is bad. Do make sure that you follow the belt tensioning procedure - don't add any extra tension. Tensioners should be but...
by Nicksacco
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Best GPS for non-Nav wings
Replies: 37
Views: 2860

Re: Best GPS for non-Nav wings

That's funny! I seek out the great ball of string and such when I ride also. I sometimes use my phone/Nuvi similarly to what you're doing. I've played around with the programming and have created various stops on the trips with success, but I liked the freedom of the side adventure too. If it's a lo...
by Nicksacco
Wed Sep 01, 2021 6:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: what lift do you use to work on your goldwing?
Replies: 23
Views: 2335

Re: what lift do you use to work on your goldwing?

I use a Redline lift which is pretty much the same as the HFT lift. I have a 20 gallon upright air compressor which makes it go up quite well. I have an ATV lift for small quick things when I don't need to bring the bike into my shop. A recent installation is an overhead hoist and that works great a...
by Nicksacco
Wed Sep 01, 2021 5:43 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Best GPS for non-Nav wings
Replies: 37
Views: 2860

Re: Best GPS for non-Nav wings

Hi All, I am using a Garmin Nuvi 2597 and it works just fine. I can switch it to my other bikes as needed. It has a design which requires a special charge cord (when charging only) so it doesn't go into Garmin update mode. Something about one of the USB pins. Anyway, recently I went inside and insta...
by Nicksacco
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Goldwing Cookie Cutters
Replies: 18
Views: 1319

Re: Goldwing Cookie Cutters

Outstanding!
That is one of the coolest things I've seen for GW enthusiasts!
by Nicksacco
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: GL1000 Parts for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 258

GL1000 Parts for sale

All- I have parts listed on ebay for sale. They are from my restoration of a 1979 GL1000. The parts are in good shape and info about them is included where appropriate. Kindly have a look at "rotoryguy". Here is one item for sale - you can find the other items by clicking "SEE OTHER I...
by Nicksacco
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Many Thanks!!
Replies: 29
Views: 1428

Re: Many Thanks!!

Best of everything to you!
May you have many, many years of riding enjoyment.
There is nothing better for the body and soul than two-wheeled riding!
by Nicksacco
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81 Gl1100 front noise
Replies: 43
Views: 2457

Re: 81 Gl1100 front noise

Hi Pat. There are a couple of things you can try before going thru the trouble of engine removal. If you do need to pull it, then that is another conversation and I’ll be glad to talk with you about it. Even if you pull it, you might not need to split the case. Just being able to remove the clutch, ...
by Nicksacco
Wed Feb 03, 2021 3:53 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81 Gl1100 front noise
Replies: 43
Views: 2457

Re: 81 Gl1100 front noise

Here is something I found on Randakks. A great site for advice and knowledge It's a little different from your situation though as the rattle goes away as engine speed increases. https://www.randakksblog.com/diesel-clatter/ “Hi..I recently purchased a 1979 Gold Wing with a rattle in the engine at id...
by Nicksacco
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81 Gl1100 front noise
Replies: 43
Views: 2457

Re: 81 Gl1100 front noise

One of the issues diagnosing engines is that sound is hard to pinpoint. The stethoscope is certainly a big help though. Another thing is trying to work on a GL with the engine in the frame. That’s a knuckle buster. That said, I thought of a couple things and then you may have to pull the engine if y...
by Nicksacco
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: 81 Gl1100 front noise
Replies: 43
Views: 2457

Re: 81 Gl1100 front noise

Here are a couple of thoughts: Starter: After rebuilding a ’78 engine, I used Synthetic motorcycle oil and the engine started and ran great. I decided to change the oil and used Castrol 20-50 standard oil. Once it got cold the starter sprag clutch sounded exactly like yours does when cold. Yes, your...
by Nicksacco
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018
Replies: 153
Views: 21606

Re: 2nd Annual GoldwingDocs Gathering - Sep 13-16, 2018

Quote from Goldwingsdoc - July Newsletter: "The Hampton Inn in north Parkersburg is our central gathering spot, with free hot breakfast, a pool, close access to I-77 and many restaurants, and we should have a campground set up shortly for those who choose to camp. Hotel rooms at our special rat...
by Nicksacco
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Breaking up with an older bike
Replies: 27
Views: 2338

Re: Breaking up with an older bike

It's a terrible feeling! And...still struggling. I've ridden GL's all my life and took ownership of a lovely 1989 in 2007. Since then, it has had carbs rebuilt, new this and new that as I replaced the aftermarket stuff getting it back to OEM. A labor of love. I even had the seat rebuilt and installe...