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by Rednaxs60
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 152
Views: 19281

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

Well, I now know why older wings are for sale. Dakotanator, after all that work I did, came the loudest backfire I have ever heard out of the left tail pipe followed by the smoke. I just blew a head gasket on the 1980 gl1100. Have to change the water pump and timing belts anyway, I guess I should l...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A Question?
Replies: 1
Views: 82

Re: A Question?

Very interesting observation. 1500 and 1800 are good bikes, but have some different characteristics depending on what you are looking for. I owned an 1800 for 3 years and now have a '95 1500 and my '85 LTD (fuel injected). The 1800 is fuel injected and this makes it a very good ride, more HP and tor...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Gl1200 limited for sale 1000.00
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Gl1200 limited for sale 1000.00

Sorry to hear about your bike. Sometimes we have to cut our losses. Did the same with my second '85 LTD, got it on the road, had a great ride across Canada then sold it. Keeping one of these on the road is work enough. Bought a 1500 as my second bike, did the minimum to get it to where it was roadwo...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 21
Views: 319

Re: GoldwingDocs is 10

10 years is a good run and congrats on achieving this milestone. Appreciate everything you do, as well as the other contributors. A wealth of information on this and other forums make owning an older GW very satisfying. Look forward to the next 10 years.

Cheers.
by Rednaxs60
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 50
Views: 2431

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

Thanks for the update. Glad to hear that the Austone is giving good service and quality of ride. When I had the CT on my ex-1800 my HD friends were also surprised at how well the 1800 would corner and how much it would go over and not touch any parts. As you mention, a CT does do well in the corners...
by Rednaxs60
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire
Replies: 50
Views: 2431

Re: I'm feeling dark... new Austone Taxi Tire

WingAdmin - any update from your summer riding? Have sourced the Austone taxi tire in Ontario outside Ottawa at $244.00 CDN. Also have friends riding with the new Elite 4 tires that are purported to get some 30K miles - good for an MC tire. Looking at Michelin Commander II as well - have these on my...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: exhaust pipe dimensions?
Replies: 21
Views: 508

Re: exhaust pipe dimensions?

where do u live? City & state? I live in Washington state about 20 miles north of Vancouver, Washington. You need one of these. Come on down and have DMC sidecars put one on for you. P_20171003_135115.jpg Have issues getting back into Canada with conversions if you don't have correct paperwork and ...
by Rednaxs60
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Look like fun to anyone else?
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: Look like fun to anyone else?

Doing a valve job on my '85 LTD because the leak down test indicated the exhaust valves were passing a lot of air, and the compression was down nearing 100 PSI. The exhaust valves are generally the culprit and the seats were very nasty. Here is a pic of one of #1 cylinder seats before lapping: numbe...
by Rednaxs60
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Air ride delete and parts
Replies: 9
Views: 317

Re: Air ride delete and parts

New set of Progressive fork springs in the front will make a huge difference. Good time to refurbish the forks and new oil.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale
Replies: 152
Views: 19281

Re: Ever thought about why older wings are for sale

Goldwings are unique bikes, can be touring or downright sporty. The 1800 (pre-2018) is 925 lbs, the 1500 is purported to be 880, and the 1200 n the 770 range. Then you get into the 1100 and 1000 models weighing even less. There's a GW for everyone.
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 1985 Limited Edition Alternator Wiring Schematic
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: 1985 Limited Edition Alternator Wiring Schematic

PM coming your way. Will post some pics for you. Is this a one wire alt install or a three wire alt install, can't remember.
by Rednaxs60
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: A learning experience from the GoldwingDocs Gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 3237

Re: A learning experience from the GoldwingDocs Gathering

The 1800 depending on the grade will go over and rest on the side mirror, BTDT and have seen others do as well. The trick is to control the bike on the way down.
by Rednaxs60
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure

I run about 150-170 Kpa solo (about 21-25 PSI)depending on how exact I want to be and about 320 Kpa (46 PSI) two up. Wingadmin got me in this ball park, he uses 20 PSI solo and 30-35 with a passenger. Both of us have the Progressive 416 series air shocks.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions

The Sena SRL has a built in radio receiver so you don't need to hook into the bike system. Ride two up quite often, keeps Sonya involved in the ride. Connected my cell phone with the older SMH10R. When I rode across Canada from Ontario to BC, Sonya would call and be my pseudo navigator and she was s...
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions

Getting the SENA SRL for our helmets. Have read good and not so good reviews of these. Will be doing a review of these as well.
by Rednaxs60
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: Shoei Neotec II Helmet - First Impressions

C-dub: no worries on the report. I too noticed good air flow inside the helmet. You do have a problem though, this is a very high end helmet and as such the fit and finish will spoil you for any lesser helmet. My BMW helmet made by Schubert did the same. Hard to go to a less expensive helmet, just n...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Alternator conversion

Yes, tight on the bolt. Interference fit, can be called a friction fit, even called a press fit is where you can just push it through or use some persuasion from a hammer, and joins the two parts without any other form of fastening. I like to call it an interference fit. A press fit is generally whe...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternator conversion
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Alternator conversion

The crank pulley bore should be an interference fit, want it to turn true. You can always try to find a 5/8 inch OD bushing and ream out the bore to 12 mm, and drill out the pulley to match the 5/8 inch OD of the bushing. You can always get a serpentine pulley for the alternator from an electrical s...
by Rednaxs60
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Fork Oil Change

Bought the Honda tool as well - the easier maintenance is made to be, the more likely a person is to do it. Works a treat. Installed the Progressive springs and the spring(s) only stick out the top about 1 1/2 inch. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Fork Oil Change

No one has mentioned it yet but it appears that I will have to remove the forks from the bike in order to change the oil in the forks............is that correct? No wonder the oil doesn't get changed..............if fork removal and tool fabrication is required, I will definitely be drilling holes ...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Fork Oil Change

The fork cap is under pressure from the fork spring. If the fork springs are progressive in the parts bike, there will be pressure but the preload is only about 1 inch and it can be controlled easily. If the fork springs are OEM, my understanding is the caps will be under greater pressure and more d...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Fork Oil Change

Interstate needs:

right fork: 377 cc
left fork: 361 cc

distance from top of fork fork fully extended without spring installed: 194 mm

Good luck. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 23, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure
Replies: 19
Views: 502

Re: Disappointed with 96 SE, but may have a cure

So, I got this SE about 3-4 weeks ago and I have put a little over 1000 miles on it on both Hwy and twisty back roads. On the Hwy it does OK, but on the back roads the handling is just sub-par. I have the air in the tires set to 41 and 44, I have played with the rear shock air settings and it still...
by Rednaxs60
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: Fork Oil Change

My '95 1500 SE CDN Edition does not have the air valves either. Same procedure as per. Cheers
by Rednaxs60
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition
Replies: 37
Views: 1369

Re: 1995 GL1500 SE 20th Anniversary Canadian Edition

Good use of space and nice install. I still have issue with having all the electrical system amperage going through the battery positive terminal. Will look at something like your install for my extra requirements, Lots of space behind the panel for a small fuse block and ground bus bar.

Cheers