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by Sadanorakman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: got in a few miles today
Replies: 1
Views: 48

Re: got in a few miles today

I like the external fuel tank; are you one of those iron-butt guys?
by Sadanorakman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: 2002 honda silver wing odometer problem
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Re: 2002 honda silver wing odometer problem

Being a digital odometer, I assume it reads pulses from a sensor on the front or rear wheel. Hall-effect sensor with a passing magnet or similar. This is how the speedomrter worked on a cheap quad bike I hired once... I know, because I broke the sensor!
by Sadanorakman
Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: She is finally on the road.
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: She is finally on the road.

It's a design of suspension called leading-link, and popular for sidecar outfits for decades. Having never ridden a sidecar outfit, I have no idea what handling issue the leading-link suspension design remedies compared to traditional telescopic forks, but I'm sure someone knowledgeable will educate...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: She is finally on the road.
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: She is finally on the road.

Well, you can drive on the right side, or you can drive on the 'right' side.

Nice rig!
by Sadanorakman
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Bloody Hell just look at this !!
Replies: 20
Views: 493

Re: Bloody Hell just look at this !!

Whoahhh. Let's hope just a one-in-ten-thousand bad casting, but you'd think they would be ultrasonically tested for integrity/critical flaws in production. Didn't BMW have some failures similar to this with their cantilever front suspension? I think that might have been corrosion at the bottom of th...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Aug 03, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

The time will come Len. Eventually the economics balance with technology, but that is normally driven by manufacturing quantity in turn driven by demand. If we're both still here in 20 years, we will see a massive increase in electric vehicles by then, my guess is even in Oz. For most people, a 300 ...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

I don't think weight or installation volume of a hybrid system in a Goldwing is a problem at all: -Because the batteries are only used for slow-speed travel over short distances, or temporarily assisting acceleration, then the battery mass for a Hybrid is a fraction of that for a fully electric vehi...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Fully Electric / Hybrid Goldwing

So I read this week that Harley has unveiled a new range of Electric Motorcycles (Yukkk): https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/30/harley-davidson-unveils-new-range-electric-motorbikes-electric/ When the 2018 GL1800 was first rumoured (sorry guys that's how we spell it in the UK), there was talk ...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: The Invisible Motorcycle
Replies: 155
Views: 8557

Re: The Invisible Motorcycle

What I would like to see is a proper graduated system like is seen in England and other countries, that limits the size and capability of the bike you can ride as you gain experience. You could be limited to say a 250cc bike until you have a year of riding experience. I think we'd see a lot less ac...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: OMG Make it Stop!
Replies: 17
Views: 484

Re: OMG Make it Stop!

Can a timer be added to the site, to prevent a single member posting more frequently than say every ten minutes? A captcha gets evoked when you post more than once per half hour? A moderator has to review and authorise any new threads from an individual once they create more than two new threads in ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: BATTERY CELLS GOING DRY

Here's my take... DON'T fit an AGM battery, UNTIL the problem is firstly fixed! An AGM battery is an excellent piece of technology, but fitting one will not magically fix an underlying problem! If the alternator's regulator has failed, as I suspect, then it would similarly cook the (expensive) AGM b...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist
Replies: 107
Views: 3944

Re: DEFINE; Biker and Motorcyclist

Biker or Motorcyclist? I came across a guy in his late fifties/early sixties and his wife last night at a supermarket, climbing off of a ratty, tatty old Kawasaki V-Twin that looked like a Harley. According to the registration plate, it was from 1996. When I say ratty, this is not meant as a derogat...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stainless Brake Hoses UK- Huge Pricing Difference
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Re: Stainless Brake Hoses UK- Huge Pricing Difference

Brake Hoses, Perfume, Stockings, and Harleys... You're going to have to read all of the below to find out! You are welcome 'Good Hondog'. I'm not recommending the Wezmoto Hoses, I was trying to see if anyone knows why there is such a price difference. I emailed both Wezmoto and HEL, asking each to ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Insurance advice needed please Europe
Replies: 16
Views: 871

Re: Insurance advice needed please Europe

UPDATE... I tried my best to arrange to ride the bike home from Tenerife 2000 Miles through Spain and France, but in the end decided against this action, and am shipping it instead. It is apparently European Law that vehicles must be insured within the country they are located. Because the Bike is c...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 gl1500 back fires when on throttle
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: 98 gl1500 back fires when on throttle

My initial thought would either be ignition timing, or less likely valve timing. Does it idle smoothly on all cylinders, or does it have a miss?
by Sadanorakman
Wed Jun 06, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Stainless Brake Hoses UK- Huge Pricing Difference
Replies: 3
Views: 365

Stainless Brake Hoses UK- Huge Pricing Difference

I have no affiliation to either of the following manufacturers, nor currently any experience with their products. I'm just trying to understand what's behind the pricing. This morning I found prices for a full set of Stainless Brake hoses for my GL1500 from two different UK manufacturers. These are ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed May 23, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???
Replies: 28
Views: 1858

Re: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???

Going to the dark side and fitting a car tyre of a suitable profile to the rear wheel could take an extra inch out of the ride-height. This would come with the side effects of slightly altering the overall gearing, making the bike more difficult to lift onto the center stand, and it sitting more ver...
by Sadanorakman
Wed May 02, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 OEM radio cover
Replies: 22
Views: 1242

Re: 1500 OEM radio cover

eBay has some, the OE kind not the clear plastic kind. I’ve discovered backups to forum and chapter members. I realise OEM covers occasionally appear on ebay. I just figured that one of the guys here admitting their cover had been in storage for many years might just be motivated to part with it if...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 OEM radio cover
Replies: 22
Views: 1242

Re: 1500 OEM radio cover

With many of you admitting your oem radio cover is in storage for many years, would any of you wish to sell me one to complete my 1991 SE? My plastics are brown. Regards
by Sadanorakman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Hello

Ha Ha ha. Yes I'd love to, but going to have quite a bit of work on with my own bike which is currently in Tenerife awaiting the next shipping container home! When it gets back, it will need some longer-term maintenance items doing, such as cam belts and I'll be fitting braided brake hoses whilst I'...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Hello

So not being into bikes, how do you come across such a treasure trove?
by Sadanorakman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: CB Channel
Replies: 63
Views: 4251

Re: CB Channel

So can anyone clarify for me please, is the GL1500 factory CB A.M. only as I currently think?

If so, I might be better buying a more modern switchable AM/FM CB with sideband and install it in one of the front pockets. I can still plumb the audio and the handlebar switches in accordingly.
by Sadanorakman
Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?
Replies: 29
Views: 1805

Re: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?

I have never bought from Cyclemax, and I am not a retailer, so I have no vested interest in either side's argument. I do however have an opinion after reading all of the posts here, and also having much experience of buying goods by mail-order, and occasionally having the odd issue. I am not too pol...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 5
Views: 291

Re: Hello

Welcome. Whilst Leicester is not exactly close to Cambridgeshire, at least it's on the same side of the pond. I'd love a nice naked gl1000 to compliment my 1500! One day maybe.
by Sadanorakman
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Factory CB Retrofit KISS
Replies: 10
Views: 524

Re: Factory CB Retrofit KISS

the proof of this was, that the handlebar grips contain the controls for the CB, but no CB radio is on the bike. one of my older bikes was just that way. Alas not! My bike, a 1991SE in UK specification has never had a CB from new, as I know the bike"s history. It has the CB antenna (one would assum...