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by someone548
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: No helmet
Replies: 38
Views: 1659

Re: No helmet

Here's a video I watched on Youtube this week. Seems like a good place to put it. It's a video on dealing with a motorcycle accident/victim.



by someone548
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 33
Views: 1352

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

I have a 95 1500 myself. Working on it really isn't bad at all. At times, there is a lot of plastic to remove depending on the job but none of it is difficult. I never have the thought of kicking the crap out of the engineer who designed the thing. Virtually everything is accessible and very well t...
by someone548
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Trip 9/15-9/28
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Camping Trip 9/15-9/28

Hmm..... I may have to either replan or reschedule. I'm not sure I want to be on the coast just a few days after hurricane Florence makes landfall.....
by someone548
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Trip 9/15-9/28
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Re: Camping Trip 9/15-9/28

Awesome! Thanks for the tip!
by someone548
Sun Sep 09, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Camping Trip 9/15-9/28
Replies: 3
Views: 270

Camping Trip 9/15-9/28

Hi all, I am doing a camping trip and am just working on planning some things to see. I'll be posting pictures as I can. Right now, I was hoping for a little bit of route guidance. I'll post google map links of my planned routes so far. Any suggestions of good camp grounds or good roads would be hel...
by someone548
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bloody Hell just look at this !!
Replies: 21
Views: 1227

Re: Bloody Hell just look at this !!

Ghostman, good on you for discovering what happened but do NOT accuse me of spreading stories, I posted what I saw and what I read on a site and shared it. I did NOT invent it and as you say you have seen it on many sites so why did YOU not put it up? In future anything I see or read I shall not bo...
by someone548
Thu Aug 02, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2203

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Thanks for all the comments. Lots of good information. Now I just need to find out where the wife can ride after we pack all this stuff up... LoL. 28 days till we launch, excitement is kicking in. The best part is this trip from South Texas to everywhere between here and Colorado and east bound fro...
by someone548
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Long trip, what parts would you bring?
Replies: 32
Views: 2203

Re: Long trip, what parts would you bring?

Tire plug kit, fuses, spare relays, Duct tap, zip ties, electrical tape, Very small locking pliers, basic screwdrivers, grocery bags, Phone charger battery packs, Fuse puller, One small allen head set, spare key, spare $100 cash, spare headlight bulb, bare-bones ratchet set, wrenches, multimeter, mu...
by someone548
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Camping and Trailers
Topic: Question About Modern Day Camping
Replies: 26
Views: 1640

Re: Question About Modern Day Camping

Camping with an RV has quite a few different requirements. Many camp grounds have only a select few spots for RVs. Space is needed...water...electricty. As a motorcycle, you need a very small amount of space with no other requirements. Even a full camp ground might have some extra space big enough f...
by someone548
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Rationalizing Bikes
Replies: 33
Views: 1352

Re: Rationalizing Bikes

I have a 95 1500 myself. Working on it really isn't bad at all. At times, there is a lot of plastic to remove depending on the job but none of it is difficult. I never have the thought of kicking the crap out of the engineer who designed the thing. Virtually everything is accessible and very well th...
by someone548
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Best GPS Options
Replies: 14
Views: 465

Best GPS Options

Hi all! I'm looking into GPS options. Before I go on long trips, I plan everything out in google maps. In the past, I've just checked my phone at every stop to make sure I'm taking the route I'd planned. However, my next trip will be a bit more complex. I'd like to be able to set up the route and ju...
by someone548
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: At wits end . . . .

He did not mention any smoke. Did you get the smoke angle from a different thread?
Woops, wrong thread. Teach me to post before I've had my coffee. Please disregard.
by someone548
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: At wits end . . . .

I did check the fuel pump connections again after I got it home, wires all appear good Hate to rail on this point, but the smoke came from somewhere, most likely the wires. Some digging and disassembly will likely be required. If not the wires, then an electrical component. The fuel filter for exam...
by someone548
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Tire Removal...Help
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Rear Tire Removal...Help

...unless, like me, you have a trailer hitch. Then your only option is to lift the bike up and drop the tire out the bottom.
Touche Admin. I didn't even think about that. Makes sense.
by someone548
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home
Replies: 43
Views: 1402

Re: First ride with the wife, broke down 5 miles from home

Hi, So in this sort of scenario, I find it's best to just start with what happened initially. The smoke I think is the biggest clue we want to track down. The smoke had to come from somewhere and if the smoke corresponded with the bike stopping running, it's a fair assumption that it had something t...
by someone548
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: At wits end . . . .
Replies: 24
Views: 1273

Re: At wits end . . . .

The problem sounds fuel related to me based on your description. The fuel valve would be the best place to start. The fuel pump is also still possible if it is intermittent. Definitely check those connections.
by someone548
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Tire Removal...Help
Replies: 24
Views: 1599

Re: Rear Tire Removal...Help

In my opinion, the easiest way to get the rear tire out is to just unbolt the rear panel and support bar and roll it out the back. I've tried the method described in the diy articles twice now and I just can't see how it can come out the side. There just is not room while on the center stand. Remove...
by someone548
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Dyna bead installation, the easy way.
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Dyna bead installation, the easy way.

Hi all, I just got done installing a new rear tire on my 1500. I had a bit of difficulty getting the beads through the 90 degree valve stem last time and I came up with a better way of doing it. This method takes the time to put the beads in the tire down from about ten minutes to less than ten seco...
by someone548
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Motor seized
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Motor seized

So, Just a week or so ago, I was in the exact same position as you. Locked up motor, clicking starter. Pulled the starter and about a quart of oil and bad gas came out. I then pulled the plugs and soaked the cylinders in PB blaster and WD-40 for about a week. Then, I removed the cover for the crank ...
by someone548
Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

So, starting to look into rebuilding the carbs. It seems the most popular rebuild kit for these is Randakk's, but holy mother of God is it expensive. Is that really the way to go here? Alternatives? It just seems a bit silly to spend more than half of what I paid for the entire bike for o-rings and ...
by someone548
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: GL1800 DIY Articles
Topic: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims
Replies: 34
Views: 5857

Re: A new method of demounting and remounting tires on rims

This is a very timely post. I have a new tire to put on mine next week. Going to do it this way and see how it goes. Thanks as always!
by someone548
Sat Jun 30, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

Hey all! An update. I decided to try and see if it would run. Plugs back in, gas can to fuel pump, and a lawn mower battery. (didn't want to buy a 50 dollar battery until I was sure it would run) After minimal cranking and a little throttle work, it fired. Sounds pretty good actually. Firing on all ...
by someone548
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 655

Re: "Barn Find" Woes

Hello again, Per the suggestions here, I soaked the cylinders in a combination of PB blaster and WD-40. The nut for the crank bolt cover on the back of the engine was stripped, but I removed it with some locking pliers. I dropped the big down off the center stand and rocked it a bit in 5th. I put it...
by someone548
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: "Barn Find" Woes
Replies: 13
Views: 655

"Barn Find" Woes

Hello all. Picked up a 1982 GL1100 for a few hundred dollars. Appeared to be fairly complete so I thought I could maybe get it going and sell it. It was last registered in 2010 so it had been sitting for some time. It had no key, so I bought a blank and cut a key with a dremel using one of the trunk...
by someone548
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Transporting a Goldwing
Replies: 17
Views: 1279

Re: Transporting a Goldwing

Hi Everyone! I forgot about this thread! I ended up building my own crate for the bike. I built a platform with four tie down eyelets and a wheel chock in front. I put the platform in the truck and loaded the bike into the truck and built the crate around it. Worked great. I left a small slot/openin...