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by Ravyn
Sat Apr 04, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Asking for advice.....
Replies: 24
Views: 1617

Re: Asking for advice.....

Well, I just watched the video. It clearly shows how much better poly is over acrylic . Yet the Madstad is made of Acrylic. Guess I wont be buying a Madstad.
by Ravyn
Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Jerky shift fix
Replies: 18
Views: 3421

Re: Jerky shift fix

I have a 2002 gl1800 with a little over 100,000 miles on it and I have never had any of the problems you guys are talking about ?? I do believe if you want to reset you computer start your bike but do not touch the throttle and let it warm up until the fans come on and then shut off. Turn off your b...
by Ravyn
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 700

Re: 2012 Suzuki Burgman 400 ABS for sale

Wow, this is a beautiful ride! If I had room, I'd come get today (less COVID-19 issues). As you know, I sold my 1990 Goldwing and purchased a pair of 2007 Yamaha Majesty 400's for tooling around on. I was eyeing the Suzuki models too, but here in MinnySnowday there was an abundance of Yamaha's for ...
by Ravyn
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's Happening Today?
Replies: 654
Views: 38463

Re: What's Happening Today?

Love those ct 70's. I have a ct 90 with the dual range tranny. Fun little bike :-)
by Ravyn
Wed Apr 01, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Pads
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Brake Pads

I've found that the EBC pads create a horrendous amount of brake dust, as do most of the lower priced options. The sinstered pads take a while to break in and while they do provide a bit more stopping power, they are very hard on (wearwise) the rotors-not an inexpensive item to replace. Even though...
by Ravyn
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Pads
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Re: Brake Pads

In my experience, there is no better stopping power with a minimum of rotor wear than using the OEM pads. I've used EBC and a couple of other off brand pads. The EBC wears twice as fast as the OEM pads. Other off market pads I've tried wore longer than EBC but the rotors wore quickly too. I've gott...
by Ravyn
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Brake Pads
Replies: 9
Views: 760

Brake Pads

I will be replacing the brake pads in my 1994 gl 1500 and I was wondering if any of you have ever used any of the pads that are listed on Amazon ? I have always used oem pads in the past but Amazon sure has a lot of them. I do not like the EBC pads.
by Ravyn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: car tires for gl1500
Replies: 3
Views: 263

Re: car tires for gl1500

Hi Az, thanks for the input. But what I am looking for is a tire with a larger diameter. I do not want to lower the rear end of the bike and I like the lower rpm at any given speed. The Austin was just what I was looking for. Except for the crappy mileage I got out of it. 15,125. miles and it is bel...
by Ravyn
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rake Kit - How do you know you have it
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Rake Kit - How do you know you have it

Gold wing greg. read the post I posted from DMC !!!! Triple trees do not rake your bike.
by Ravyn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1800 seat fit on a 1500?
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Re: 1800 seat fit on a 1500?

For me the gl1800 seat is about the most uncomfortable seat I have sat on. The gl1500 is like sitting on a pillow and I can do 800 mile days and never think about my butt.
by Ravyn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: car tires for gl1500
Replies: 3
Views: 263

car tires for gl1500

Here is a web site that lists many 175x75x16 car tires that should fit the gl1500. However they I think they are in germany and I can't figure out how to do the translator thing.....duhhhh :D https://www.reifendirekt.de/cgi-bin/rshop.pl?dsco=100&cart_id=yOoJJOoKHrZNs1oj.100.657313641&Breite=175&Quer...
by Ravyn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 72
Views: 2924

Re: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?

WOW.... this has turned into a pissing contest :o I suggest that Brett go find another forum to grace with his presence , he is nothing but a trouble maker and then the admin delete this thread. We all have better things to do then to put up with his stupidity ! :roll:
by Ravyn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Car tire for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 114

Car tire for sale

I have a Nokian 185x75xR16 for sale for a gl1500. Never been mounted and is new. Going back to a M/C tire after getting such crappy mileage out of the Austin taxi tire, 15,100 miles and worn down below the wear bars, grrrrr, The Dunlop E4 got 19,500 miles and still had some left when I switched to t...
by Ravyn
Sat Mar 07, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Rake Kit - How do you know you have it
Replies: 13
Views: 861

Re: Rake Kit - How do you know you have it

First off if all you are doing is changing your triple trees you are simply extending your front end you nare not raking anything. Raking is when you modify your steering stem on the frame not by adding tripple trees. Here is a good article by DMC sidecars in Buckley, Wa. Read it and understand what...
by Ravyn
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 2668

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

I'm sure people have installed an extra fuel tank on a GL1500. I don't find any information in the forum. I was thinking about building one and mounting it before the license plate in between the saddle bags. I was thinking about tying into the factory fuel lines and then I could use the factory fu...
by Ravyn
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Extra Fuel Tank
Replies: 52
Views: 2668

Re: Extra Fuel Tank

I'm sure people have installed an extra fuel tank on a GL1500. I don't find any information in the forum. I was thinking about building one and mounting it before the license plate in between the saddle bags. I was thinking about tying into the factory fuel lines and then I could use the factory fu...
by Ravyn
Thu Oct 24, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil spray from exhaust pipe
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Oil spray from exhaust pipe

+1 . You had a pretty major flooding issue. It's extremely likely the "oil" coming out of the exhaust is carbon etc being washed out of the silencers by the excess fuel left in the pipes. Maz I think you and cobra may have mis read or mis understood what he said. He said that he left the DRAIN SCRE...
by Ravyn
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Oil spray from exhaust pipe
Replies: 22
Views: 1451

Re: Oil spray from exhaust pipe

DenverWinger is right get your carb's dialed in first and then see what you have. Jumping around from one issue to the next and not resolving the previous issue will only drive you nuts and not get any where. Given the possible flooding issue and the crud in the pics (from carb thread) you could be...
by Ravyn
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: OMG !!!

Viking wrote:
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:56 am
That do be one FUGLY paint scheme.
Why ? You don't like orange and black ? :roll:
by Ravyn
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 72
Views: 11097

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

If I were looking to part with $30K for a new bike, I would be getting a Yamaha Star Venture Transcontinental. They have really stepped up with this bike. It seems they have asked the right questions and built the bike people have asked for. While it is a Cruiser, that seems to be most popular righ...
by Ravyn
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 72
Views: 11097

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

I was hot to get the new generation wing,(i've had 3) but after all the issues I've read about i decided to stay with my 2016 audio comfort and upgrade to Traxxion suspension instead. So now I have a tried and true touring platform with a vastly improved ride that's nearly as nimble as a sport bike...
by Ravyn
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Sidecar steering damper
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Sidecar steering damper

Thank you for the info! I have NOT acquired a damper yet, I’ll probably go with a VW bug (not super beetle) my local Napa store closed down 😕 I’ll have to travel a bit to go to another one, thanks again! Where do you live in Wisconsin ? I was born and raised in Fond du Lac. I have been out here on ...
by Ravyn
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Headlight Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1369

Re: 1500 Headlight Question

I prefer the blue/white of the Silvania Silver Stars vs the yellow hue from regular replacement bulbs, but that's just a personal preference. I understand personal preferences. I like the older, softer color more: A) when I'm meeting them, B) when they are following me, C) on my own ride when in li...
by Ravyn
Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Sidecar steering damper
Replies: 10
Views: 794

Re: Sidecar steering damper

I forgot to mention that if you tighten the steering head bearings 5-10 ft-lbs over the specs that will reduce wobble. I have a 1982 Wing rig and if the setup is close, the wobble occurs around 25-35 mph. I haven't had a steering dampener on my wings since 1988. Have owned 4 GL1100's since 1985, gr...
by Ravyn
Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 88
Views: 5438

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Yes See See is still there. I got to show some of motorcycle art quilts I made at last year's One Moto show. Any chance you know of a place that is willing to change the tires on my 96 goldwing? I absolutely love riding it so much, but the tires are very bald. I have changed many tires on old vespa...