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by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Doug's Winter Maintenance Begins
Replies: 41
Views: 1120

Re: Doug's Winter Maintenance Begins

You might want to think about new tires, or at least watch them real closely - those tires are 7 years old and probably don't have a lot of life left in them...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 20
Views: 359

Re: Battery type

ghostvet wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:01 pm
...the 1500 requires nothing bigger than an 18L...
Am I missing something? My GL1500 right now has a 20HL in it - Batteries Plus lists 18L and all the way up to a 24HL for the GL1500...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OEM Equipment Vendors
Replies: 12
Views: 336

Re: OEM Equipment Vendors

I've had decent service from Babbitts - they seem to stock pretty much everything, and shipping is not outrageous.
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Where to buy a whip antenna?
Replies: 6
Views: 265

Re: Where to buy a whip antenna?

DenverWinger wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:37 am
A 27 MHz CB Radio Quarter-wave whip is actually about 9 feet (102") in length!
A piece of trivia: why are they 102" in length? Because the spring is 6" in length, giving you the total of 108" overall...from an old CB guy.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800
Replies: 9
Views: 376

Re: Scam? Typo? Black Friday? Ridiculous price on new GL1800

Wow! Almost makes me wish we were in the market for a new bike!
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: My Garage fire...
Replies: 27
Views: 1122

Re: My Garage fire...

T_birdman wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:26 pm
The front tire blew up and will make moving it a pain, but it's hard enough just seeing it this way!
Harbor Freight sells vehicle dollies that you put under a wheel, for moving vehicles around. Might be a good investment for moving that poor bike...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Strange side effect of LED dash conversion???
Replies: 12
Views: 382

Re: Strange side effect of LED dash conversion???

John, I think his issue is with the cruise control, not the low fuel light. He's using the low fuel light as an indicator for an external pump to transfer fuel from his sidecar into the bike.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition key
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: Ignition key

Ah, okay - thanks! I was wondering if I was missing something!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Nov 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Ignition key
Replies: 31
Views: 1459

Re: Ignition key

I'm not understanding this talk about replacement keys - when we bought our '94 GL1500SE it came with one key. I took that key to the local hardware store. They put the key into their fancy machine and cut a brand new copy - charged me $2.50 if I recall. That copy has been working for me ever since....
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Police Hoverbike
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Police Hoverbike

Those spinning blades are altogether too close to his legs to be comfortable...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug
Replies: 64
Views: 4084

Re: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug

Alan: I see that you have the same sidecar as mine. How does this tire affect the riding? Truthfully, I don't notice any major changes from the old Dunlop Elite II tire that was on the bike. The bike still sits level as best as I can tell, although I never thought to actually measure before and aft...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Bike/Trailer wobble
Replies: 23
Views: 859

Re: Bike/Trailer wobble

I'm by no means an expert on trailer towing with a bike, but I've got over 40 years experience towing with cars and trucks. If bikes follow the same "rules" then you need to make sure that the tongue weight is between 12% and 17% of the total trailer weight - trying to stay closer to the upper end. ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug
Replies: 64
Views: 4084

Re: Rear car tire for GL1500SE tug

I went through this a few months ago - researched it for weeks and decided that a Kumho PA31 in 195/60R16 was the tire to try, so I got one online for around $78 or so. When it arrived I started disassembling the back end of the bike. I was ready to mount the tire and decided to try and fit the tire...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??
Replies: 18
Views: 665

Re: 80 lb dog on the passenger seat??

The absolute best solution for bringing your furbabies on a ride is a sidecar! They are completely safe in the hack, and can sit or lay down as they prefer! Not to mention all the attention you'll get...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 2420

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

Thanks, Rwilkerson - so it sounds like if I get a single Freewire then I can get full use out of the CB - I assume that the bluetooth between our helmets would still work, but my wife would not be able to hear the CB. I guess the other option would be to keep things as they are: we can talk to each ...
by Alan_Hepburn
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?
Replies: 62
Views: 2420

Re: Honda Intercom or Bluetooth, what is better?

The Sena freewire allows you to use all the bikes audio, that includes the CB. Questions regarding the Freewire: my wife and I have the BILT Techno 2.0 helmets from Cycle Gear with built-in Sena bluetooth, and they work great as an intercom system. When on group rides we can turn up the volume on t...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Strange thing only when I pull trailer
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Strange thing only when I pull trailer

BlueThunder wrote:
Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:05 pm
The tongue length must be 1.5 times the width of the axle.
Is that length measured from the front of the trailer, or from the axle?
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 64
Views: 5133

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I've seen people mention that one can buy the beads in bulk, but I've not seen any vendors mentioned.
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 64
Views: 5133

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

I saw 2 - 2oz bags or counteract beads on Amazon and figure it can't hurt to ask before I buy just in case. Be careful - there's a company on Amazon selling the beads, and everything on their page indicates that they are selling a kit of 2 2oz bags, but when you look REAL closely at the Product Det...
by Alan_Hepburn
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: Sidecar tail light
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Sidecar tail light

Doug B. wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:35 pm
I would begin looking here: http://www.californiasidecar.com/

Or call parts and service at 1-434-263-8877

Or do they just offer trike kits now?
Yeah, if you try to get sidecar information out of them they do everything they can to disavow that they ever had anything to do with sidecars...
by Alan_Hepburn
Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: WHO HAS EVER DUMPED THEIR WING?
Replies: 103
Views: 5800

Re: WHO HAS EVER DUMPED THEIR WING?

WingAdmin wrote:
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:32 pm
I think you should call this thread; "who has ever NOT dumped their wing?" :)
I'm one who can say my 'Wing will most likely NEVER be dumped... :mrgreen:
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: GoldwingDocs is 10
Replies: 32
Views: 987

Re: GoldwingDocs is 10

Awesome site, and I really appreciate the How-to section - it's a lifesaver (at least a moneysaver!). One thing I'd like to see is all those how-to articles being available on DVD so we can have access to them if we're somewhere without internet access. Ideally they would be cataloged by bike model,...
by Alan_Hepburn
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation
Replies: 31
Views: 3955

Re: SoCalMotoGear Pathfinder LED Headlights - 2nd Generation

The winner this month has just registered in the contest - my GL1500SE sidecar needs more light out front!
by Alan_Hepburn
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

I've been using Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover and a microfiber cloth on our cars lately - it does a great job of clearing up the haze on the headlight lenses. gonna try that. My method is to spray a bit onto the microfiber cloth, then start wiping the lens - it takes a few minutes to clear up, but t...
by Alan_Hepburn
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Save My Lenses - Headlight restoration

I've been using Turtle Wax Bug & Tar Remover and a microfiber cloth on our cars lately - it does a great job of clearing up the haze on the headlight lenses.