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by Ravyn
Thu May 23, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Leading links or Triple Trees?
Replies: 24
Views: 2634

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: 249

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: 249

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: 249

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: 250

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: 45
Views: 1682

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: 45
Views: 1682

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: 45
Views: 1682

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...
by Ravyn
Tue May 07, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

To the OP: Are you running with a sidecar? What air pressure are you running? It's hard to believe a tire could have a substantially softer compound than most or all similar tires. I agree, though, that your mileage doesn't justify the switch to CT. Ron Yes I am running with a sidecar. gl1500 with ...
by Ravyn
Fri May 03, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Wing--Man wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 8:53 pm
I have unmounted new Austones, both are 11/32.
Thanks wing...man :-)
by Ravyn
Fri May 03, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 10:06 pm
I measured the one that's currently on my bike. It's 0.315", or roughly 10/32, with 2800 miles on it.
Thanks for the info. At your wear rate that means your tire will do about 3 times what mine will do. You should make about 30,000 miles or better.
by Ravyn
Thu May 02, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

My brand new one is 0.334", or roughly 11/32". Thanks wingadmin. That is what I thought I measured when it was new. It now has about 7,000 miles on it and measures just a tad more then 5/32. So that is right around 1/32 per 1000 miles. At that rate it will wear out between 11,000 and 15,000 miles.
by Ravyn
Thu May 02, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

Mine should be here by Monday. Will measure and let you know. Sure hope your burn rate is not normal (sorry, I'm a bit selfish) Putting this on only because of the high milage I have been hearing of. Shoot, I got 18,000 miles out of my last shinkos on my GL1200 Aspencade. If what you are reporting ...
by Ravyn
Thu May 02, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

For those of you using the Austone Taxi tire or if you have a new one could you measure the tread depth ? I would like to know the depth of the tread on a new one. I posted mine as being 11/32 and I am wondering if I made a mistake on that figure when I measured it new. After 6,000 miles I have 6/32...
by Ravyn
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

If all I am going to get is 12 to 15 thousand miles out of that tire then I don't want another one.
When the tire was new tread depth was 11/32. Now after only 6,000 miles the dread depth is a little under 6/32 of an inch.
Not so good !
by Ravyn
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

hummm.. maybe it's the yaw & wide tread that is fighting each other. A bike tire will slip easier with less friction. BUT, I do not know, I never had a sidecar. I read somewhere the sidecars toe-in needs a smidgen more on certain occasions. Passing on thoughts. I hear ya wing man. But that does not...
by Ravyn
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

What I read on the Austone tires is range of 50,000 to 80,000 miles. Through the years I have read hundreds of posts about car tires on motorcycles. More good news than bad. It seems those individuals who are staunch bike parts only on bikes are overenthusiastic about posting extreme negatives on t...
by Ravyn
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....
Replies: 45
Views: 1682

Re: Speaking of Austone Taxi Tires....

How many miles are you guys getting out of your Austone ? I have one on my 94 gl1500 side car rig and it has about 6,000 miles on it now it is more then half way worn out. So if gets another 6,000 miles that's less then what I got on the Dunlop E-4. It lasted 19,000 miles and still had a bit of trea...
by Ravyn
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda-commissioned Custom 2019 GL1800
Replies: 11
Views: 883

Re: Honda-commissioned Custom 2019 GL1800

Dang that thing is ugly from the front to the back. It makes the wicked witch of the west look like a beauty queen. :-)
The only thing I like about it is the color !
by Ravyn
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Iridium GO
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Iridium GO

Thank you John. :-)
by Ravyn
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Iridium GO
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Iridium GO

How do you like those dual wheels ? How does it handle ? I was thinking about something like a Suzuki Burgman for my beautiful sensitive live partner as she is quite short. She used to ride a number of years ago and has expressed an interest. She is 17 years younger then me and still pretty agile so...
by Ravyn
Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Iridium GO
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Iridium GO

the tracks are more for my own enjoyment. wife died almost 3 years ago. kids don't seem to care to look at the tracks. it is just an insurance package now, for when I ride alone... which it seems I am not doing as much as I used to.... at 75, the energy to get up and go, is almost gone. I'm in Homo...
by Ravyn
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Iridium GO
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Iridium GO

AZ, you asked for some links so I just quickly looked up some. I know you have a spot 2 and a lot of those links are directed to the spot 2. I really did not look at how old they are and I don't care. I'm glad you are satisfied with it. But I bet you never had to activate the sos feature. And maybe ...
by Ravyn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Iridium GO
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Iridium GO

Hear ya go....... BPL Member Locale: Central Texas I ditched my SPOT this past year for a Delorme Inreach SE. The SPOT was a piece of crap from a worthless company with nonexistent customer service. I had this same experience of sending OK messages and learning that as many as 30% of them did not go...
by Ravyn
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Iridium GO
Replies: 20
Views: 710

Re: Iridium GO

Your comments on the spot are exactly what I am talking about.....way to unreliable. And it uses the Globalstar sat. network also no where near as good as the Iridium network. If you want to know about the failed attempts with spot sos feature then do the research.