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by Ravyn
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 70
Views: 7917

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: 70
Views: 7917

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: 472

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: 12
Views: 830

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: 472

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: 78
Views: 3320

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...
by Ravyn
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Well two weeks ago I was going to Install the SUNFULL tire, and I finally got around to it today. Despite the 93+deg weather, I did the job in about 2 1/2 hours. I only removed the rear plastics per the Goldwingdocs picture tutorial...(THANK YOU) and the right saddlebag. While installing the tire I...
by Ravyn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Took the bike for a ride today about 35 miles. I noticed at times I could hear a faint rub. Stopped to check and couldn't see anything so waited until I got home to really get under the bike. I noticed shiny plastic on the right saddlebag. Eyeballing the clearance the left has about 3/8" more room ...
by Ravyn
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

bentleyss wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:41 am
Tread depth is 11/32 according to the specs on their website.
Thank you. :-)
by Ravyn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Will do going out tomorrow. Just to let you know I do have a Hannigan Astro 2+2 sidecar attached. Yes, please let us know how it works out. Glad you had no problems installing it. It looks like a nice tire. can you measure the tread depth ? the Austin had 11/32 and the Nokian I have has 13/32. My r...
by Ravyn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Yes, That is why I prefaced my statement with the fact that it is most likely my fault. I know that the first mistake I made was to buy this bike. I had expectations of it that were unreasonable for it, and I know that now. You can't make a 85 Buick handle like a Porsche. Because all the magazines ...
by Ravyn
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Please let us know how this tire works out for you. I used the same size tire on my bike (Nokian) and I was very unhappy with it. It is a really tight fit and I had to do a lot of grinding and heating of the plastic to make it fit. The additional height has caused a severe wobble with the taller si...
by Ravyn
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Here are the specs of the Austone tire compared to the Sunfull tire and some pics of mine off the rim and when I mounted it on the rim. Will be mounting this on the GL1500 on Tuesday . Hopefully the weather will cool a bit down here in Florida. I have the tire next to a Federal Formoza as I had a n...
by Ravyn
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing
Replies: 35
Views: 2105

Re: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing

Yup, that should get the cagers attention. Mine has trunk spoiler with a narrow bar of led lites the width of the top trunk . They are pretty bright.
by Ravyn
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing
Replies: 35
Views: 2105

Re: Resurrecting Grandpa's Wing

Nice work on the rig :-)
Check out this link. There are more different kinds of side cars here then you can imagine.
751 pages of them.........
https://advrider.com/f/threads/sidecars ... 4/page-751
by Ravyn
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1079

Re: TT time again!

Sadanorakman, I understand what you're saying but, I also agree with others on here. Once government gets started on something they take it to extremes. I do agree with you TwoTone Trike re government getting their teeth into stuff... its those selfish, corrupt politicians again. I made the mistake...
by Ravyn
Tue May 28, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Leading links or Triple Trees?
Replies: 25
Views: 3136

Re: Leading links or Triple Trees?

I gave up a long time ago on worrying about the use of the "rake" term. People like to use it and it really does not matter a damn what they call it. That is why I used it in my reply. The angle is not adjustable. I find that the 4 deg. change is "almost" getting the best result. The 6deg also allo...
by Ravyn
Thu May 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Leading links or Triple Trees?
Replies: 25
Views: 3136

Re: Leading links or Triple Trees?

All you guys keep calling the 6 or 7 degree triple trees raking your front end. They have nothing to do with rake ! They simply reduce your bikes trail and that is what makes it steer easier. Read this....... First off, we are NOT raking the front end! What we are doing is changing the angle of the ...
by Ravyn
Tue May 21, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike/sidecar fork oil
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Trike/sidecar fork oil

Thanks I should clarify my statement. I was speaking of Progressive springs making the ride harsh. No experience with others. Still invite you over to TrikeTalk. The owner of that forum owns a conversion shop and is very knowledgeable about many bikes and brands of conversions. Well for what it's w...
by Ravyn
Mon May 20, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike/sidecar fork oil
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Trike/sidecar fork oil

Sidcar wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 1:55 am
Thanks,
The previous owner replaced the springs and I'm in the process of fitting new fork bushes.
I changed the fork oil about 3000 miles ago but it was as black as your hat when I drained it.

Sid.
Sidcar..... here is my rig.




by Ravyn
Mon May 20, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Trike/sidecar fork oil
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Trike/sidecar fork oil

I am driving a 1994 GL1500 sidecar rig. It has the 6 degree triple trees, they are not rake kits, they simply change your trail. My fork tubes are two inches longer to get the bike sitting level. I am using progressive springs and there is a two inch spacer installed on top of the springs. I am usin...
by Ravyn
Sun May 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Pumping oil out breather
Replies: 4
Views: 465

Re: Pumping oil out breather

Pulled motor to replace starter gear now after bike is running about 5 minutes it starts pumping oil out breather tube the bike is idling fine and the plugs are clean compression is around 190 on all cylinders still does it even with fill plug removed to reduce crankcase pressure I plan on doing le...
by Ravyn
Wed May 08, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

So that is right around 1/32 per 1000 miles. At that rate it will wear out between 11,000 and 15,000 miles. Maybe it's all those burnouts you are doing? :roll: hqdefault.jpg Which tire will lower the rear end? A flat one. :lol: Dang, you might be right.....I gotta stop doin that :-) where you get t...
by Ravyn
Wed May 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

If you are seeing excessive rear tire wear, thought occurs to me, how's the alignment on the hack? I believe it is adjustable, you may have a "toe in" or "toe out" condition between the back tire and the hack.... Thanks for the input denverwinger. There is no mis-alignment of anything. I have check...
by Ravyn
Tue May 07, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 78
Views: 3320

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Yes, Sir. It certainly sounds like you've done your homework. :) I'm not a SC guy. Just trying to keep the thinking juices flowing. Hopefully other chair folks can chime in with more ideas. Good luck. Ron Thanks for the feedback Ron. All input is appreciated. I also thought about rubber compound be...