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by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale
Replies: 10
Views: 636

Re: Austone Taxi Tire, BRAND NEW for sale

I've got an almost new Austone that is also for sale - in can be had for $7500 and I'll throw in the 1994 GL1500SE with a sidecar for free!
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

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

Well, yeah - you buy the tire for $7500 and I'll throw in the bike and sidecar... :lol:
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Darkside: No Taxi Tire...now what?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

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

I've got an almost new Austone tire that I'm selling for $7500 - it's attached to my 1994 GL1500SE sidecar rig...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I

newday777 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:13 am
Does the front open on that car to climb in?
No, it doesn't - one must step in over the side rail. My wife uses a portable folding stool to get in and out.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I

Thanks, Al - we hate to sell it, but hate even more to see it sit in our garage unused for a year or two. Once the wife is done with her various surgeries and rehab we'll most likely look for another rig, with a sidecar that is easier to get into and out of...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: 1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I
Replies: 4
Views: 133

1994 GL1500SE with California Sidecar Friendship I

Well, due to my wife's issues with bulging discs in her back, and hips that need replacing she can no longer climb in and out of this sidecar. The rig will sit in our garage for at least a year, or someone else can enjoy it. It's a 1994 GL1500SE with about 70K miles on it. We've owned it for about 5...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Canyon Dancer Handlebar Cup tiedown helper
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Re: Canyon Dancer Handlebar Cup tiedown helper

I've got an old Canyon Dancer strap, before they put that plastic cap on them, and have been told by several people that they are bad for the bars because they put too much stress on them - do these plastic caps eliminate that complaint?
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: west coast
Replies: 40
Views: 916

Re: west coast

I can guarantee you that you WILL pay that (or more...) as you are along California Highway 1 (CA-1), in Big Sur, for example. My wife and I toured the northern half of Hwy 1 about 2 years ago - from San Francisco up to Legget and back. Back then gas was selling for around $3.75 or so in most place...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: I think I've got a coolant leak
Replies: 2
Views: 198

I think I've got a coolant leak

So, the bike (1994 GL1500SE) has been sitting for a few months and we went to start it for the local Veterans Day parade - did the normal pre-ride inspection and everything looked good. Started it up and let it run while we got suited up and backed it out of the garage.Then we noticed steam coming f...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: I Love Mexican Food!
Replies: 8
Views: 276

Re: I Love Mexican Food!

Found a decent place in a town called Greenfield, California - called El Rinconcito...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 15
Views: 738

Re: DarkSide

For more information on the dark side check out this web site...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Am I missing something?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Am I missing something?

My 1994 SE won't cancel the turn signal while I am not moving - but once moving again the normal triggers are active. So, as you're pulling up that that stopped traffic at a light it will cancel once the triggers are met; if it's still blinking when you become stationary it will remain blinking unti...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Group Rides
Replies: 32
Views: 1832

Re: Group Rides

I ride with SCRC in Canada. We had an SCRC chapter here for years, and we were pretty close group. But then we got a member who was a danger to himself and others: he ran into one member's brand new bike in a parking lot one day. He was constantly getting into dangerous situations and finally our F...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2428

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

Kinda makes the emergency escape route plan a little more tricky though. Yeah, I haven't been able to master the art of flying the chair - and don't think I could ever fly it high enough to split lanes! I also watch my mirrors more than anything when stopped. Somebody pulls up behind me I am off an...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2428

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

I am the same , both feet down, I'm always wary of dropping the beast, all is against me, old git, short legs, not got the muscles I used to have. Saving hard to buy "Landin Gear", must be the way to go for us short pensioners with ideas bigger than us. Another option: install a sidecar! No worries...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: rebuild a U-joint
Replies: 6
Views: 291

Re: rebuild a U-joint

So, kudo's. Don't read this as "the guy is wasting time or money", but read it as "I am jealous of his shop." Yeah, kind of like watching that old PBS show "New Yankee Workshop" - "We need to plane this board, but this ShopSmith is facing east/west while the board is north/south so we have to take ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: sidecar
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: sidecar

Don't expect ANY help from California Sidecar - they will disavow ANY knowledge of ever having built sidecars...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Aftermarket fuse block identification?
Replies: 7
Views: 343

Re: Aftermarket fuse block identification?

That looks like a KRISS StarTron unit. No longer available, but here's some images that might help:
by Alan_Hepburn
Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Knee Replacement
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Knee Replacement

My wife had her left knee done back on Valentine's Day, and she was able to climb into the sidecar about the middle of May.
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: IT'S HERE!
Replies: 8
Views: 418

Re: IT'S HERE!

I used to pay Miracle Ear, and/or Costco, many thousands of dollars for hearing aids - then I switched over to the VA for health care and now I get new hearing aids every 3 years for free (thank you, taxpayers!) My current ones are Signia brand from Siemens, with bluetooth interface to my phone.
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Jun 04, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Cruise problem
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: 89 Cruise problem

Anything that prevents the cruise from setting should also prevent the Set light from lighting up...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 89 Cruise problem
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: 89 Cruise problem

I just fixed this issue on my bike: the Cruise on light would light up when I hit that switch; the Cruise Set would light up when I hit THAT switch; each of the cancel switches would properly turn the Cruise Set light off; the only thing that wouldn't work was the cruise itself - it would not grab t...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri May 03, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand
Replies: 85
Views: 35934

Re: Video: How to get a Goldwing on and off the center stand

Wildwilly018 wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 6:54 pm
I used to ride an 86 Yama venture 1300 yrs ago.
Wow - I didn't know they made bikes that long ago... :lol:
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed May 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Weight
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Weight

I have no idea how much my sidecar weighs, but when we go out riding the driver's seat has about 180 lbs on it and the sidecar seat has about 200 lbs in it - we have no problem keeping up with traffic and average around 30 mpg...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Anyone from Sacramento or the Bay?
Replies: 4
Views: 409

Re: Anyone from Sacramento or the Bay?

We'll be there most of the day - our grandson has a soccer game from 1pm to 2 pm so we need to leave around noon, but we'll be back after the game!