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by Sadanorakman
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle crime in England
Replies: 4
Views: 168

Re: Motorcycle crime in England

UK born and bred here. There's a fundamental issue with this regarding Policing in the UK. We are a society supposedly 'policed by consent'. This means that the police don't have the right in law to simply knock someone off of their motorbike thus potentially causing them personal injury, regardless...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: The Largest Condom Factory
Replies: 0
Views: 82

The Largest Condom Factory

The largest condom factory in the States burned down. President Trump was awakened at 4 am by the telephone. "Sorry to bother you at this hour, Sir, but there is an emergency! I've just received word that the Durex factory in Washington has burned to the ground. It is estimated that the entire USA s...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

That's brilliant thank you.
by Sadanorakman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

dash88 wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:45 am
volt temp gauges in my 96 1500se
Care to attach a picture for us please? Regards. Craig.
by Sadanorakman
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

just get a 240 to 120 transformer and wire the appropriate plugs and sockets to it. that should power up most anything you would have around.... Thank you AZ gl1800, your post literally made me laugh out loud!!! I don't own, and am never likely to own any single other product that requires 120V, an...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

It doesn't use much power (about 10 watts max), just put it on one of those little 240 to 120 v travel transformers like tourists use.... I had one of these small 240-120V transformers before... was supposedly rated at an appropriate current for what I was running off of it (a Panasonic Boom-Box th...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

After the shock a few days ago of finding the cost of one of these in the UK at £40 ($51!!!), I just discovered that Amazon.com (US) will ship one to the UK with shipping costing only about $6, with about the same amount added for import Duty and VAT, so an all-in cost of about $35 (£27). ...I very ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

Thanks for your input WingAdmin yes I can appreciate that there needs to be alignment pins and the molten plastic requires ingress and egress points... It's got to make it all the way around the mold... The one thing I wonder though: The original mold for this part was clearly milled on the surface ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

So, I was wondering if I could take a mold of this pristine panel I have, and then buy a second-hand injection molder... Suffice to say I know a lot more about injection molding now I've researched it, and I think I'm on a hiding to nothing trying to move forward with this without paying out thousan...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

75lbs (34 kg) would go in a check-in bag, the mold would Have been in at least two pieces, so could have been split for shipping.

Anyway, if it's gone it's gone! Still weird that it would have been destroyed in the fire though.
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

And Dayle was good enough to reply one more time... Apparently the molds were steel, which kind of makes me wonder why they didn't survive the fire, but there you go.
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

I contacted Firecreek in September to buy the original mold. The owner said that a few years ago, he traded the molds to a friend who did some "work" for him in exchange. Since then, the friend got rid of the mold to a " truck driver passing through town ". There is no information on the truck driv...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

WOW What a Hornet's nest I've poked with this one! I didn't realise quite how rare these things were. Now I feel bad to cut two circular holes in it!!! Seriously, does anyone know anything about the history of the manufacture of this Firecreek aftermarket accessory, how long they were available for,...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

Just a though, could you use that panel to make a mold? I have no idea how its done but it just crossed my mind. Whilst it probably could be used to help create a new mold, it wouldn't of course be to the same quality or as dimensionally accurate as the original mold, and I think mold-making is a v...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

some of us call them "UNOBTAINIUM" because they're a GREAT panel that can't be found!!! I was lucky several times over then (and not least because I'm in the UK): 1. The original owner purchased this when in Texas restoring a GL1500 (1988). He then decided to use his original panel instead which wa...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Nov 26, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

Re: What would you stick in here?

I don't remember the name of the company that made those but you could get it that way and install your own gauges or buy it with a volt meter and temp meter installed This one is made by 'Firecreek'. I've been looking into some dual guages (as in two functions on each guage). I'm currently thinkin...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Nov 25, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: What would you stick in here?
Replies: 45
Views: 1056

What would you stick in here?

The shelter cover on my 1991 SE was damaged, and also completely the wrong shade of brown; I guess it came from a donor bike. I was lucky enough to pick up an after-market cover on eBay last week, which can hold a couple of 2" gauges. It's nigh-on a perfect colour match to my bike, and even though y...
by Sadanorakman
Sat Nov 24, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Hard Starting Cold
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: Hard Starting Cold

This almost sounds like the famous low-voltage to the ECU, when cranking a cold engine the starter draws more power than normal to turn over the engine with cold oil, might be drawing the voltage down to where the ECU doesn't have enough voltage to fire the plugs (a bad design, if you ask me, the E...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

Frankly ridiculous that we have to pay 2.5 X their cost in the US.
by Sadanorakman
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!
Replies: 20
Views: 889

Re: Battery Tender Jr. - cheap!

£40 ($51) in the UK!!! Ouch.
by Sadanorakman
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

there is a lubricant Ive used for many years on throttle cables etc its called Inox mx3 lubricant with injector needle. the oil is very fine, and the injector needle allows oil flow between the sheath and cable, which mean as long as you can access the top the cables, you should be able to lubricat...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Headlight Modulator
Replies: 25
Views: 2255

Re: Headlight Modulator

Unfortunately totally illegal in the UK, along with any kind of flashing brake light. A real shame, as I would buy a modulator in a heart-beat! If you're a cyclist, you used to not be allowed flashing lights on the bike, but they were ok if attached to the rider's body. That's now changed, and you c...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

CRC makes a very good silicone based product that works great in outdoor stuff, CRC 2-26 5 oz. Multi-Purpose Lubricant-02004 in the USA it is carried in all of the Big Box stores, very cheap at $3 bux US more or less https://www.homedepot.com/p/CRC-2-26-5-oz-Multi-Purpose-Lubricant-02004/100398344 ...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

I've used nothing but graphite spray for many years on cables. The carrier is a very volatile solvent, so it dislodges and flushes out any crud that might have built up in the cable, and it dries leaving an incredibly slippery dry surface. As noted, it does tend to stain anything and everything it ...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone
Replies: 27
Views: 685

Re: PTFE, Graphite, White Lithium, Silicone

I've used Dri-Slide for years. It's a moly lube. Might be available in your area? https://www.drislide.com/products/drislide-bike-aid-moly-lubricant-w-needle Can't seem to find dri-slide in the UK other than as a US import for the equivalent of about $40... The shipping costs as much as the product...