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by C-dub
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Dyna Beads VS Ride on Tire balancing

Does not Ride On mess with TPMS? If so, why would anyone put it in a tire with a TPMS sending unit? If the tire does not have TPMS, then by all means, I would use it. In the mean time, I use either Dyna Beads or Counteract beads. Just read in another thread that the Balance disks (whatever they are...
by C-dub
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to the 'Wing and a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: New to the 'Wing and a few questions

I was thinking about this thread on my way home from work tonight. For the OP, just FYI, 3k rpm seems to be the tipping point for the 1800. Go above it and you will probably notice a 2-3 mpg dip. Stay at or below and you should be okay. My sweet spot seems to be about 65 mph even when two up. Not of...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to the 'Wing and a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: New to the 'Wing and a few questions

Thanks, good info. Are there OEM lights for the cowling? If not, any recommendation on after market lights? I don't think there are any OEM cowl lights. These are the ones I got. I installed them myself about 18 months ago and they are still working great. I'm sure there are others, but I've been h...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

Put in a bid with your MIL. Try to keep those tools, you will never regret it. And you can bet there are snap ring pliers in there some where. Let me tell you, you will never have too many tools. I have people show up for me to fix things only because they know that I have tools. Many sent by my gr...
by C-dub
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New to the 'Wing and a few questions
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: New to the 'Wing and a few questions

I have only run 1 tank of gas through my bike since I got it and it got ~33 mpg. Is that about normal? Has anyone posted a chart or list of rpms at miles per hour? At 70 mph, I read 3k on the tach. I am used to V-twins and I know this bike will turn more rpms but wonder if this is normal engine spe...
by C-dub
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 28
Views: 2050

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

PoolDude wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:09 pm
Yeah California is a bit over board, I keep waiting for them to outlaw mono oxygen dihydrate. :D
I was poking around looking at boots online today and noticed the same Prop-65 warning. On a pair of TCX Airtech EVO gortex boots. BOOTS

SMH
by C-dub
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 28
Views: 2050

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

khspe2 wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 2:10 pm
This thread eerily reminds me of a scene in "My Cousin Vinny".......
Dead on balls accurate!
by C-dub
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG !!!
Replies: 11
Views: 317

Re: OMG !!!

Help!!!

I can't look away!
by C-dub
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: TIME TO GIVE UP THE BIKE

Age get's us all at some point. If you haven't already, I hope you can find something else to do that gives you joy.
by C-dub
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: What does "E" mean
Replies: 15
Views: 317

Re: What does "E" mean

Without more information it is difficult to say just what E is.

I notice that there are other things that say "To *"

Such as:
To F
To F/A
To F/C

What are those references? Is it an addendum page or do those circuits show up on the next or another page or a bus?
by C-dub
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 38
Views: 3815

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

I'm still on my first set of E4's. I've been measuring the depth of the holes. I'm not sure if I've ever seen the wear bars or whatever on any motorcycle tire. I might have once, but usually once the main contact patch is bald or near bald they get changed. I've only had one real flat motorcycle tir...
by C-dub
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Lets talk torque wrench
Replies: 28
Views: 2050

Re: Lets talk torque wrench

Since I am also in the market for some torque wrenches I checked these HF wrenches out. This cracked me up. There's a warning from Cali. WARNING. This product can expose you to chemicals including Diisononyl Phthalate (“DINP”), which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. Is there anyt...
by C-dub
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: 2019 Garmin NAVI Map Update - Clock Error
Replies: 13
Views: 1377

Re: 2019 Garmin NAVI Map Update - Clock Error

I received a file in an e-mail from Garmin a few days ago. I couldn't get to it until today after work. I deleted the files they indicated and copied their new file into the GPS folder on the map SD card. Plugged it back in and appears to have the date and time correct at startup. I'll check more in...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 831

Re: New helmet

Installed the Sena bluetooth system. Went in with not much trouble, except the interconnect wire was about 12 inches too long, so it took some creative wire routing to get it all tucked away neatly. Of course now I have new cheek pads to break in again, so it's a little snug. I do like the built-in...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heat reflective cover?
Replies: 17
Views: 924

Re: Heat reflective cover?

My ultragard half cover arrived a few days ago and I used it for the first time today at work. I got it on okay before the sun came up and when I left at 1800 got it off just as easily. I was a little surprised how easily I was able to get it back into the little bag it came in. The seat was noticea...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

I was in Office Depot yesterday checking out binders. I didn't see any 7-ring binders, but found plenty of "heavy duty" 3-ring ones. Since there are no holes in my manual yet I'll probably end up going with just a 3-ring binder. I also asked about getting the current binding cut off and they said th...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Luggage capacity question
Replies: 18
Views: 885

Re: Luggage capacity question

I have one small hint regarding hitch racks. I would advise to get your hitch and it mounted first. Then measure from the inside back of it so that you would be measuring from the back of the upward part of the rack that goes into that square hole. Measure from there out to the fender of the bike be...
by C-dub
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

I have the little flexy extendable magnet tool. I don't have a snap ring remover tool, but still haven't gone through my father in law's tools. He passed away and left me a BUNCH of tools that my mother in law hasn't decided what to do with yet. It's tough because he had a huge amount of tools and m...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Yeah, you just have to cut off the glue. 1/8" or so will usually do it. A commercial paper cutter has a large knife type blade that slices down at an angle. They can go through 6 inches or more of paper, no problem. A paper drill has thin tubular bits that will make clean holes in thick stacks of p...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

My Honda came in a binder, but I have a Kawasaki that was perfect bound (like a paperback book). I cut the binding off and drilled holes for a 3 ring binder. I had access to a print shop for the special tools, but I'm sure you could get the same done at a local print shop. Once the binding is cut o...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?
Replies: 11
Views: 511

Re: Service Manual - anywhere besides Helm?

Bump to the top. My manual arrived without any actual holes to be able to put it in a 7-ring binder if I can find one. It is all bound together. Has anyone taken theirs apart to punch holes in it to put it in a binder? Or to scan it into a pdf file. I'm wondering how difficult or easy it would be to...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 16
Views: 816

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

I would say what tools you need are dependent on what maintenance you want to do. Right off for starters I would get: Wrench set along with a couple of adjustable wrenches saupload_check.png A screwdriver set. Get some jis screwdrivers saupload_check.png Set of mixed pliers saupload_check.png Socke...
by C-dub
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: This is my bike
Replies: 6
Views: 229

Re: This is my bike

I'll jump on the pile and say that is a really nice looking naked wing. And if it runs good I can't imagine having to get rid of it.
by C-dub
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: tire pressures
Replies: 8
Views: 341

Re: tire pressures

Tires can be finicky little things. I've had several bikes. Look to the right under my avatar. However, I'm only on my second set with my Goldwing so far. From what I've gathered here on this forum, many folks put the pressure on their tires a few pounds more than the recommended. When you increase ...
by C-dub
Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Dunlop Elite 4's
Replies: 38
Views: 3815

Re: Dunlop Elite 4's

I just measured mine again today, 2k miles after my last post. I'm at 11k on these now and tread depths are 2.3mm in front and 3.4mm in back. Neither tire has reached 50% wear yet. I was close on my guess for pressures in that last post. I've been keeping the front at 38 and the rear at 43. I went u...