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by coolrogue1
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 345
Views: 38175

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

That's just a bad area, way too much traffic funneled through there... I must say I like the picture with the 6 or so DPS motorcycles lined up against the median wall..they must have pulled motor officers from all over the metro Phoenix area..

Glad you came though the other side.




Sam
by coolrogue1
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Transporting a Goldwing
Replies: 17
Views: 2248

Re: Transporting a Goldwing

I know that AZ gets hot, but not with all the humidity that Florida has. I'll be moving to Tuscon, so there is a chance that we might pass each other out on the highways :) Stuart. Tucson is a great place, a little cooler than up here in the Phoenix area, and even gets some snow in the winter. Lots...
by coolrogue1
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How cold will ya'll ride?
Replies: 60
Views: 5906

Re: How cold will ya'll ride?

I'm tough so I ride all winter. Course I live in the central desert of Arizona so how tough do I need to be HA!!





Sam
by coolrogue1
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 209
Views: 65262

Re: All you need to know about the new 2018 Goldwing

The fact that a CB requires a long antenna (because of its long wavelength) in order to efficiently transmit and receive, and there appears to be NO antennae of any kind on the new bike, leads me to believe that CB does not exist on the new Gold Wing. I see no evidence of CB controls or display eit...
by coolrogue1
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade
Replies: 35
Views: 12727

Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade Long but worth it for those looking to upgrade.

When insulating with electrical tape, always put a zip tie around the tape after you have wrapped it. The adhesive on electrical tape melts with heat, and the tape will over time fall off, leaving exposed bare connections to short out. Keeping the tape tightly wrapped around the wire with a zip tie...
by coolrogue1
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: GL1200 DIY Articles
Topic: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade
Replies: 35
Views: 12727

Re: 1984 gl1200a Sound system upgrade Long but worth it for those looking to upgrade.

Hi, great post on your upgrade. I have a 87 aspencade and was wondering would those speakers fit behind the factory grills? I have been looking at speakers but would like to keep the factory look. I found a set of Pioneer speakers at Pep Boys that fit very nicely behind the OEM grills. But just abo...
by coolrogue1
Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tail light sensor purpose
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Tail light sensor purpose

jwebfournow wrote: Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:07 pm okay thanks, I have the gl1200 factory service manual and the sei supplement, but not the electrical trouble shooting supplement for the sei and ltd's
All my service manual has is the schematics, no trouble shooting guide...sorry


Sam
by coolrogue1
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tail light sensor purpose
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Tail light sensor purpose

Do appreciate the reply, I always check lights. So the sensor allows the warning light on dash to come on if a light is out then. Wish I had the electrical supplement for these bikes the sei and the ltd models that is Yeah the "dash light" comes on if the taillight is NOT "lit"....
by coolrogue1
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Tail light sensor purpose
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: Tail light sensor purpose

Is the taillight sensor needed....No unless your the type of guy who never checks to see if all the lights are working before climbing on and going down the road. Now having said that, I had the same problem on my bike, the PO added lights and really screwed up the "rear" lighting...the fi...
by coolrogue1
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: air pressure in front shocks
Replies: 5
Views: 2177

Re: air pressure in front shocks

Owners manual says: 0 - 6 lbs in front forks....if riding single and not "hotdogging" it 0 is the place to start
28 - 56 lbs in rear shocks...same as front start at the minimum and increase as needed

Sam
by coolrogue1
Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Flagstaff AZ day trips
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Re: Flagstaff AZ day trips

If your coming up from the valley and go via Payson go on up the 87 to Mormon Lake RD Google maps lists that road as "Lake Mary Road" (County Road 3), is it paved all the way through now days? I know it used to turn to dirt road just shortly after passing Lake Mary if coming from the Flag...
by coolrogue1
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: 84 aspencade with missing speed sensor
Replies: 5
Views: 785

Re: 84 aspencade with missing speed sensor

I think this is what you are talking about....and $125.00 is cheaper than an instrument cluster and the other work that would have to be done to switch from digital to analog...http://www.ebay.com/itm/1984-Honda-GL1200-Goldwing-Aspencade-Speed-Sensor-/162570010999?hash=item25d9ed8177:g:ShgAAOSw-K9ZL...
by coolrogue1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Opinions on riding gear
Replies: 12
Views: 1431

Re: Opinions on riding gear

As I do not ride in the hundred plus temperatures that some of you folks do, leather is still my choice. My leather has zippered vents that help somewhat, but I admit, leather can be hot to ride in. I still choose leather. I own a ballistic nylon joe rocket made for Goldwing jacket, and have tried ...
by coolrogue1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lack of tire availability
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Lack of tire availability

Hey, Sam That's why I said they meet or "exceed" the factory requirements. The 73H rating is higher than the factory 67H, and the 74H rating on the rear meets the factory spec. I was agreeing with you on the OEM tires. Sorry if I didn't make that clear. Oh I didn't mean to imply that I th...
by coolrogue1
Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lack of tire availability
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Lack of tire availability

Says the Commander II, both front and rear, meet or exceed the requirements for the 1200. The front shows as a 73H and the rear is 74H. The OEM specs for the tires on the GL1200 are: Front..130/90-16 67H Rear..150/90-15 74H There were 2 brands of OEM tires at that time...Dunlap: Front.. F11 Rear..K...
by coolrogue1
Thu Jul 06, 2017 10:27 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Lack of tire availability
Replies: 25
Views: 2328

Re: Lack of tire availability

There are only 3 tires made for a 1200 that supports the weight properly: Shenko, Dunlop, and Metzler. I looked up Michelin Commander II's. Nope, their rating is 74H same as the Pirelli I just destroyed. Ummm I beg to differ here.... Just looked in my 1985 GL1200 Interstate owners manual (page 28) ...
by coolrogue1
Tue Jul 04, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Take Off Your Helmet??
Replies: 26
Views: 2114

Re: Take Off Your Helmet??

I live in a helmet "optional" state (Arizona) and always wear my helmet. I have had too many experiences only one of which was a crash that made me glad I had my helmet on. I also lived in Missouri for 15 years, Missouri has a mandatory helmet law, so naturally helmet was worn. AZ had a he...
by coolrogue1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Flagstaff AZ day trips
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Re: Flagstaff AZ day trips

Well that's a bummer.... I checked the AZDOT website and work is scheduled through Fall 2017.... It's too bad there's not a way to get back to I-17, but the closest is where the construction area ends at JW Powell Blvd/Fairgrounds Rd....go figure.


Sam
by coolrogue1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: customizing the seat
Replies: 8
Views: 1079

Re: customizing the seat

One question.....if your moving the sitting position back 6 1/2 inches won't that mean you will be leaning forward to reach the handlebars?


Sam
by coolrogue1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hand Shifter?
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Hand Shifter?

The only problem I see right off the bat is that the shifter would have to be on the left side of the bike, which is the same side as the clutch lever... Not enough hands to do both?!


Sam
by coolrogue1
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Flagstaff AZ day trips
Replies: 6
Views: 1755

Re: Flagstaff AZ day trips

It's all a matter of getting there....For those of us in the greater Phoenix metro area, it's a 2 1/2 hour ride up I-17, unless of course your allergic to interstates then it's a longer/slower ride... I love the Flagstaff area, spent many a summer (at least for a week) at Scout camp just west of Fla...
by coolrogue1
Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: unusual(?) noise in rear
Replies: 2
Views: 402

Re: unusual(?) noise in rear

geraldm wrote: Thu Jun 29, 2017 6:50 pm keep them aired up 40-42 PSI it helps a tad
I concur fully, these tires require a "bit" more air pressure to ride "right"... I tried them at 32 PSI and they didn't work well at all.

Sam
by coolrogue1
Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Adding OEM radio to "radio-less" Gl1200I
Replies: 3
Views: 414

Re: Adding OEM radio to "radio-less" Gl1200I

Of course it's possible, the first thing you have to do is find all the parts to the radio "system" that means the mounting brackets, the power supply/amplifier, the wiring harness, the "control unit" which includes the cassette player, etc.... Here's a link to Ebay that has most...
by coolrogue1
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for a new front tire
Replies: 9
Views: 993

Re: Time for a new front tire

I also run Commander II's front and rear, and really love them....good stability no matter what condition the "road" is in. Handles well in the rain, which is good because monsoon season is upon us here in AZ. I really don't have any complaints about these tires...

Sam
by coolrogue1
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: intercom system
Replies: 7
Views: 1246

Re: intercom system

is the intercom system worth it or should I just get a set of bluetooth intercoms instead? Personally I have a Sena bluetooth unit. I have it paired to my GPS, and my cell phone through the GPS... When I get a phone call, I get a notification on the GPS screen and I can either accept or decline the...