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by Sadanorakman
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: Need motorcycle, trying to find financing or other option

Surely there's some claim can be made against the highway department or similar for this raised tarmac that shouldn't be there? Your insurance?
by Sadanorakman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Headlight Question
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Another Headlight Question

Thank you for the information. I ordered 60/55 watt versions, same brand and model Cyclemax sells. I have LED conversion on the list for winter work, just want to get something in there for the short term. These were only like $23 shipped and good LED conversion will be over $100. Yup, that's the c...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Headlight Question
Replies: 13
Views: 376

Re: Another Headlight Question

Thank you. That's what I thought. Being that the low beam works on one side I am hoping it is just bulbs I need. Are they available at any auto parts place or do I need special bulbs? The following is a bit of a long read, but maybe worth it... I believe each original GL1500 Honda headlight lamp (b...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better

I have little to no tolerance of people who don't know me from Adam, yet presume to tell me what experience and knowledge I clearly must have. My first post was pretty jovial to be honest, but clearly the original poster didn't like to hear that his 'genius' idea was not so well-advised... Reminds m...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better

Well, it's obvious you know nothing about an HD, and have never owned one. Takes much more voltage to crank one of them over. But expected sarcasm from folks like you who only know so much. But that's beside the point. I was just posting an alternative to the huge stock battery that worked for me, ...
by Sadanorakman
Wed Sep 04, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better

I've figured that if I fit a bicycle tire on the front wheel of my GW, that it is not only much lighter, and cheaper, but so much easier to get on and off the rim. I don't have to 'Horse' around with those pesky tire-levers, because it gives a good 3/4" clearance either side between the bead and the...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Sep 02, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better
Replies: 16
Views: 443

Re: Alternative Battery For GL 1500 That Fits MUCH Better

Well I guess it's working for you (for now). I appreciate that you don't have to rely on this for low temperature cranking, and it is an AGM battery, but... The battery you quote is only 14AH with 180 CCA. Even the original Yuasa Y50-18L wet-cell is 20AH, with 260 CCA. My Motobat MBTX24U AGM has 25A...
by Sadanorakman
Sat Aug 24, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Exhaust
Replies: 10
Views: 352

Re: Exhaust

Go on then, I'll bite... What's wrong with the exhaust that's already on it?
by Sadanorakman
Wed Aug 21, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: You wait all day for a bus, then 3 arrive together.
Replies: 0
Views: 119

You wait all day for a bus, then 3 arrive together.

Here in the UK, Gold Wings are really not that prevelent compared to other bikes. I spend quite a few hours behind the wheel, and I'm constantly keeping an eye out... Well: This morning on my 60 mile trip to work I spotted a GL1500 riding toward me on the opposite side of a dual-carriageway... First...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Latest Jaguar
Replies: 8
Views: 259

Re: Latest Jaguar

That's got to be the coolest custom built trike ever! How does that tiny radiator handle all the heat from that V12? It's an oil cooler at the front... Look at the close-up shot of the engine from the left hand side, and you can see it's pipes running back to the oil filter housing. Looking at the ...
by Sadanorakman
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Contemplating moving up

aperry wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:08 pm
Update: My wife brought home a twelve pack of coke yesterday... It easily fit in the saddle bags and the trunk with room to spare.
What, four cans in each? :D
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Contemplating moving up

Some really excellent, well-balanced views here!
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1500 Bike and Tire Load-Rating, & Radial vs Bias-Ply
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: GL1500 Bike and Tire Load-Rating, & Radial vs Bias-Ply

To the OP that had asked about a car tire on the back. Hi OldMopars, I'm the OP (of this thread anyways). The thread has just been revived from a couple of years ago. I originally asked three questions, and none of them were to do with running a car tire; they were about load ratings, delamination/...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Tragedy in New Hampshire.
Replies: 32
Views: 1825

Re: Tragedy in New Hampshire.

This individual does not deserve to be walking around on bail, he needs to be locked in the basement with no access to sunlight and only the basic supplies. My heart and prayers goes out to those individuals and their families who lost their lives that dreadful day Hang the guy. It wasn't an accide...
by Sadanorakman
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Contemplating moving up
Replies: 17
Views: 613

Re: Contemplating moving up

I cannot tell you what it's like to ride a GL1800, as I never have, but yours is a question that many have asked here in one form or another. There are plenty of threads on this forum debating the pros and cons between the two models. To be perfectly honest, I think you need to have a good ride of w...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 gl1500 lower cowl melting
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 98 gl1500 lower cowl melting

Erdeniz Umman wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:54 am
I suspect the fan does not work at the designed temp range or at all.
Then surely the engine would overheat when stationary?
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?
Replies: 38
Views: 2878

Re: Anyone been turned away from CycleMax?

@coolrunnings is the jerk in all this. His entitlement arrogance causes problems for every genuine motorcycle guy or gal. He deserves a kick in the nuts. And the way he treated the seller, he should be banned. Not only that, the scumbag screwed over the seller, and THEN lied and scammed to get what...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 98 gl1500 lower cowl melting
Replies: 7
Views: 254

Re: 98 gl1500 lower cowl melting

Wow, melting!

I would like to think its an exhaust leak rather than heat from the radiator, although I suppose the latter may be possible. Please let us know what you find!
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 20
Views: 846

Re: totally off topic

I'd bet you a shiny silver dollar it's an air-lock. https://www.newcelica.org/forums/showthread.php?t=361255 Seems like this car is a bear to bleed the air out. I'm not being funny, but ignoring the heater matrix for a moment (to keep things simple). If the cooling radiator has no blockages (you say...
by Sadanorakman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: New to me '91 SE

I didnt realize the metzeler brand took such a dive since I last had my ear to the ground. I have not said the Metzeler brand do not make serviceable tires (for other bikes). There is just seemingly an issue with their rear tire sold as suitable for a GL1500. It seems to not stand up to the demands...
by Sadanorakman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: New to me '91 SE
Replies: 25
Views: 653

Re: New to me '91 SE

It seems I have a choice of dunlop or Avon for now until I can afford a matching metzler. NO, don't put a Metzeler on it, unless you like tread separation and blow-outs... there have been many potentially lethal failures of Metzelers reported here. Please search the forums for info! Stick to a Dunl...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1079

Re: TT time again!

If "sprinkles" equals "Hundreds and Thousands" then I can "safely" say I had them on top of my ice cream last year and survived the experience. When I Go to the Isle of Man in August I intend to ignore the danger and have the same again. Sid That's fine Sid, but may I just suggest that you don't ea...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1079

Re: TT time again!

In my opinion, the UK's absolute religious OBSESSION with "health and safety" above all other factors is obnoxious and a negative blight on the society. The "health and safety" cry is used as a trump card to excuse any ban, behavior or anything else the authorities deem unacceptable. You surprise m...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1079

Re: TT time again!

2 Bulls are colour blind to red. Well I tested a local member of the species with an Ishihara plate which any non-colour blind individual could see had a numeral seven on it, and the cow just gave me a baleful stare and wandered off. How much more science do you need? Perhaps the bull you approache...
by Sadanorakman
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: TT time again!
Replies: 42
Views: 1079

Re: TT time again!

commentors in favour of the event 1 It is from the BBC, an organisation which makes Pravda look balanced, so I won't bother thanks. 2 Bulls are colour blind to red. 1. It was not about the article its self Brett, it's the dozens of others comments at the bottom of the article independently posted t...