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by Sadanorakman
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda-commissioned Custom 2019 GL1800
Replies: 10
Views: 750

Re: Honda-commissioned Custom 2019 GL1800

So they are going to sell it after all in a milder form... Good way to tease a new F6B....

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/amp/news ... gold-wing/

Where did I put my cheque book!
by Sadanorakman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads
Replies: 90
Views: 6238

Re: Dyna Beads vs Counteract Balancing Beads

One of the "old guys" here at work says that he has never balanced tires (big Harley) - he just mounted the dots near (or away from) the stem. But he has since got tires put on at my friend's motorbike shop and had Dynabeads installed - his bike shakes less now... Ha! I thought the only way to stop...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Interesting restart issue
Replies: 12
Views: 471

Re: Interesting restart issue

By the way, anytime my bike sits for an hour or more, I need to give it a touch of "choke" or else I have to crank it for a bit. Reminds me of a Ford Escort MkII I had as a teanager. It was fitted with a twin-choke Weber carb, and after a hard drive on a hot summer's day, the residual engine heat w...
by Sadanorakman
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time to "poke the bear"
Replies: 18
Views: 1277

Re: Time to "poke the bear"

I just bought a Motorbatt AGM MBTX24U as part of my 1500 resurrection project, and a CTEK MXS 5.0 intelligent charger/maintainer. Have to say I'm very impressed with both. The Motorbatt comes with an adapter plate that clips to the underside to make it fit in other applications, but it's not require...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Changing Timing Belts
Replies: 7
Views: 517

Re: Changing Timing Belts

Boy, I wish I could find a late gl1500 with only 15,000 on the clock at U.S. prices... You're one lucky guy!
by Sadanorakman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces
Replies: 11
Views: 717

Re: Letter in Motorcycle Consumer News on fork braces

Having just read the MCN article, it seems to me that the technical expert should be a little more 'open-minded' to what experienced GL1500 owners/riders say. OK he admits his experiences are on bikes weighing less than half of the 1500, yet he also writes twice as many column inches as Scott in try...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel Bearing different after 1990?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: Rear Wheel Bearing different after 1990?

Thanks Glimwas, No I don't have a parts manual, is there somewhere I can download one?
by Sadanorakman
Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Wheel Bearing different after 1990?
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Rear Wheel Bearing different after 1990?

Morning all. Just a quick question please: When the 1500 changed from a six-spigot to five-spigot cush-drive in the rear wheel, did they also change the wheel bearing sizes? I think the drive-line changes I mention were made between the 1990 and 1991 models? I'm seeing on ebay a set of rear bearings...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1241

Re: Battery type

wow, an IT guru in the crowd!!! we avoided going outside today, don't want to chance catching a cold with the temps swinging so bad every other day. Hardly a guru... More like a Jack of all trades, and a master of none. I totally agree with what you say about chancing catching a cold... My old gran...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1241

Re: Battery type

Yes been following this bizarre 'polar vortex' from this side of the pond, with reports of crazy minus 21°F in Chicago. Very great shame that people have lost their life in these extreme conditions. Not good to see that flooding in Townsville inn Australia either... Queensland in flood, whilst other...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1241

Re: Battery type

Hi John, thanks for responding. I did say that you would never knowingly mislead anyone here; you're a top fella! I also totally appreciate that in your domestic generator, the battery is completely disconnected by the key switch. This means zero parasitic draw, only the battery's own internal self-...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:26 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1241

Re: Battery type

if you are going to leave the bike unused for more than a month, and no Battery Tender, I would pull the side cover, and life the negative terminal off the battery. that way, it can sit for 2 or 3 years, and start right up when needed. My auxGen sat for 18 months, and it started on the 2nd roll ove...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1241

Re: Battery type

But what was the maximum time you ever left them laid up without going for a ride Bill?
by Sadanorakman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1241

Re: Battery type

Not riding the bike for a month doesn't cause anything like a 15% discharge. Errrrr, I respectfully disagree sir. According to a gentleman posting on goldwingfacts.com, Honda specify the gl1500 to have a 'completely off' current draw of no more than 5mA... This is basically for the clock and radio ...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New helmet technology - MIPS
Replies: 8
Views: 1037

Re: New helmet technology - MIPS

By using the basis of the MIPS technology, I can almost imagine a two-part helmet where an inner layer with a slippery shell is first fitted and fastened by the user with the usual chin strap, and then a second, strapless clamshell-type layer (ie: Vozz Helmet) is fitted over top. In this manner the...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:01 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1241

Re: Battery type

I have been using AGM batteries in my bikes from Chrome Battery without any problems. www.chromebattery.com ... In my '99 1500 the first one lasted 3 years and the second one was near new when I sold the bike.. I have one in my '03 1800 that is nearing 3 years old and is still in good shape. I don'...
by Sadanorakman
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots

Sorry it seemed as you describe it but wasnt intended to be taken that way.Anyways,thanks to those who gave thier advice and i will be canceling my subscription.Didnt come here for anything but help and usually find good familly on these forums but theres allways one.peace to all and ride on It may...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cafe Racer Wing
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Cafe Racer Wing

landisr wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:00 pm
In the long run, the bike would be cheaper..... :lol:
And the goldwing would never leave you for your best mate!

:D :D :D
by Sadanorakman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots

Well to me, and I'd bet plenty of others too, your post reads as starting with sarcasm: 'thanks for the science lesson,' ...followed by selflessly letting us all know how very very very experienced you are. ...followed by rubbishing the design decisions of a team of incredibly intelligent, highly qu...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots
Replies: 17
Views: 413

Re: 1991 gl1500 bad spark plug wire boots

thanks for the science lesson and i worked for enron power corp for 9 yrs as a gas turbine power plant operator/mechanic,6 yrs with florida power and light in gas turbine power plant and 7 yrs with calpine power as gas turbine plant manager.So yup i understand the entire concept of icing but im not...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Battery type
Replies: 43
Views: 1241

Re: Battery type

Yes, I have a trickle charger, but I sometimes forget to connect it, thinking I will be on the bike tomorrow, but then my back acts up and it is six months before I am on it again. Well there's the problem then! No battery , regardless of traditional Lead, AGM, or Lithium will tolerate being slowly...
by Sadanorakman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cafe Racer Wing
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Cafe Racer Wing

Sorry Bretchallenger, but I actually think its really tastefully done! Furthermore there are idiots out there for whom £30K is peanuts to pay for a piece of art. Someone's probably stupid enough to buy it!
by Sadanorakman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cafe Racer Wing
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Cafe Racer Wing

landisr wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:01 pm
Just curious; what is the price? I couldn't find it in the ad..
£29,995. GBP Yes you read it right.... That's $38,569 USD to you sir.

...Or you could buy yourself a brand new 2019 GL1800 dct tour if you preferred, and have $10,000 change!
by Sadanorakman
Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: List of GL1500 bulb types & quantities
Replies: 9
Views: 498

Re: List of GL1500 bulb types & quantities

Another quick option is go to www.hondapartshouse.com and find the diagrams for the areas the lights are in and then Google the part number. Hopefully a picture of the light will show up. What a Superb resource! Thank you! I'm already ploughing into the content there. Glad you enjoy it. Thank you f...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Cafe Racer Wing
Replies: 18
Views: 1403

Re: Cafe Racer Wing

But if it comes with that beautiful woman, then it's worth every penny!

In all seriousness though, what a craking bike... Very tastefully done!

...And I appreciate the quality of the photography too!