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by Sadanorakman
Tue May 07, 2019 4:11 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Brake work
Replies: 8
Views: 254

Re: Brake work

@Wingadmin, How did your daughter not realise that the brakes were severely degraded long before the pad was completely eaten away? Also, do you guys not have a mandatory annual road safety inspection for your vehicles like we do here in the UK? I find that many car brake pads these days have an aud...
by Sadanorakman
Tue May 07, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Klím Induction Jacket
Replies: 9
Views: 1196

Re: Klím Induction Jacket

I recently attended a Motorcycle Safety course called Rider Down led by our Fire Service. One section was dedicated to making yourself more visible. One mention was that drivers have become overly conditioned to and therefore BLIND TO Hi-Vis yellow, as it appears just everywhere on a daily basis fro...
by Sadanorakman
Sat May 04, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: Wing resists left turns

I'm glad you like that, although the search algorithm I wrote that generates it is not ideal. Part of what I'm writing into the new site is a complete rewrite of the search engine that should make those suggested topics far more relevant. I think your algorithm is perfectly imperfect wingadmin! In ...
by Sadanorakman
Fri May 03, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: Wing resists left turns

Perhaps, but he still beats the guy who thought he was in charge a couple hundred years ago. :lol: :lol: :lol: George Washington? ...No wait, John Hanson? ...Oh, no you must mean King George the 3rd of Great Britain? .....Now he was as mad as a box of frogs!!! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
by Sadanorakman
Thu May 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: Wing resists left turns

My reference was more to the nature of the post which resurrected the old thread - it was more political in nature than motorcycle So I found it a bit ... off ... If it ever stops raining I will go for a long ride and get over it ;) :lol: [/b] I thought it was quite funny; as also in my opinion are...
by Sadanorakman
Thu May 02, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Wing resists left turns
Replies: 21
Views: 1625

Re: Wing resists left turns

Please review the dates of the posts you are bringing back with your postings.. This one is nearly 5 years ago... ;) Some of us have not been a member for five years, so will have completely missed the original post. Everyone here is on a learning journey, and I personally see huge benefit in reviv...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda-commissioned Custom 2019 GL1800
Replies: 11
Views: 870

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: 110
Views: 6906

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: 513

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: 1321

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: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Changing Timing Belts
Replies: 7
Views: 639

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: 772

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: 263

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: 263

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 1406

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: 1058

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: 1406

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: 447

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: 1459

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: 447

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...