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by BadMonk
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome vs Add On
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Show Chrome vs Add On

Didn't say otherwise but the chrome stuff is what was on my bike...and I removed it. Like I said, I don't have an answer and never claimed that I did.
by BadMonk
Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2623

Re: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?

At stops for me, it's generally one foot down with transmission in gear and leave space for quick exit in case it looks like I'll be getting rear ended. Having driven trucks and school buses, I don't go over the white line. Nobody should. It's there for a reason. In this state, if you cross the line...
by BadMonk
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Show Chrome vs Add On
Replies: 15
Views: 1409

Re: Show Chrome vs Add On

I don't have an answer because I wound up taking all that chrome junk off my 1200 when I bought it.
by BadMonk
Sat Jun 01, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: A **** way to start the season.
Replies: 49
Views: 2196

Re: A **** way to start the season.

Good job getting the bike back together. Reading the post and seeing the pics brings back (bad) memories with a 1981 Suzuki GS850 and Athena gaskets. After that experience, I said the same as you ... I'll never use Athena gaskets again.
by BadMonk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:26 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Spring Help
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Throttle Spring Help

I found the solution, i.e., little nub.
by BadMonk
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Throttle Spring Help
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Throttle Spring Help

When balancing the carbs, it was obvious that the throttle spring (on carb #3) wasn't right. It looks like the end/hook of the spring, closest to the back end of the bike, hooks onto the linkage bracket (see first pic). But I can't see where or how the other end, closest to the front of the bike, sh...
by BadMonk
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Service Bulletin #10 Carbjetkits
Replies: 9
Views: 651

Re: Service Bulletin #10 Carbjetkits

I found it difficult to shim the needle. I didn't feel like there was enough clearance for shims and still have a responsive needle. I ended up cutting two loops from the spring and then adding two shims. My exhaust is more free flow than OEM so I also upped the jet sizes. YMMV.
by BadMonk
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2001-2017) Information & Questions
Topic: Tire repair
Replies: 21
Views: 1493

Re: Tire repair

I'm with Goldwinger365 because, other than in an emergency, I'd never trust a repaired tire on two wheels. As far as beads go, I use them but here's a good article discussing the ups and downs of beads. https://www.rideapart.com/articles/254107/dyna-beads-miracle-balancing-cure-or-tire-snake-oil/ I ...
by BadMonk
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Trip Info, Reports & Gatherings
Topic: Death of a Wing! (almost)
Replies: 18
Views: 2261

Re: Death of a Wing! (almost)

Depending on laws regarding civil liability, the owner may be liable if the speed bump was improperly constructed, i.e., too tall, or there was no warning, i.e., yellow paint, signage, etc., or if the owner had prior knowledge that the speed bump was a problem for motorcycles, i.e., previous lawsuit...
by BadMonk
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: GL1800 (2018+) Information & Questions
Topic: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing
Replies: 72
Views: 10540

Re: Honda disgraced themselves with the 2018 Goldwing

Jos59 wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:12 am
Happy to ride my GL 1000, no intercom, no electronics, no worry's.
I am riding a bike, if I wanted all that sh... I buy a car.
I like this! My GL1200 with no radio, CB, clock or other crap runs and acts like a motorcycle...not a luxury car on two wheels.
by BadMonk
Mon Oct 22, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Heel/Toe Shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Re: Heel/Toe Shifter

Thanks, you confirmed what I was thinking. Take a left side FB bracket, rework it to fit the peg, hook it up to the OEM shifter and call it good...I hope. Will be keeping my eyes on eBay too.
by BadMonk
Sun Oct 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: Heel/Toe Shifter
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Heel/Toe Shifter

I’ve searched multiple times and found a few threads, but nothing on point or conclusive. Maybe there’s additional information out there that I’ve not seen yet. My lower legs and feet don’t operate well cuz of nerve damage making it difficult to use a standard gear shifter. My bikes for the last 25 ...
by BadMonk
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: GL1100 Information & Questions
Topic: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?
Replies: 27
Views: 1816

Re: Where are your rpm's when you are shifting up?

Interesting…the Owner’s Manual for the GL1200 states “Proper shifting will provide better fuel economy. When changing gears under normal conditions, use these recommended shift points: Shifting Up: From 1st to 2nd: 12 mph From 2nd to 3rd: 19 mph From 3rd to 4th: 25 mph From 4th to OD: 31 mph Shiftin...
by BadMonk
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver
Replies: 38
Views: 4388

Re: Vessel Ball JIS Screwdriver

Been in my tool chest for years. Second favorite JIS driver that I own.
by BadMonk
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Death wobble almost killed me!
Replies: 27
Views: 2348

Re: Death wobble almost killed me!

I had one mild tank slapper in my life. It'll 'wake up' the most seasoned rider. And I witnessed a bad tank slapper on a six lane highway between PA and NJ. I was in my van and watched in my rear view mirror as a sport biker was charging hard from behind. He weaved in and out of lanes moving fast, w...
by BadMonk
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cringe, Cry or Laugh. ......... I am doing it.
Replies: 16
Views: 2368

Re: Cringe, Cry or Laugh. ......... I am doing it.

To be honest, I cringed upon seeing the second pic compared to the first. However, there are many good looking naked creations out there...LOL. Will be watching the progress.
by BadMonk
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?
Replies: 31
Views: 4090

Re: Painted or Vinyl Wrapped?

Very nice! I like it a lot, the copper color probably looks even better in person.
by BadMonk
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for new radio knobs
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Time for new radio knobs

I sort of figured as much but had to ask cuz, like you, I never ran into that problem with non-chlor. Sorry it ruined your plastics...thanks for the heads up on it.

Enjoy the newsletter very much, by the way. Always informative and entertaining too!
by BadMonk
Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Average age ?
Replies: 318
Views: 31058

Re: Average age ?

62 and been riding fifty years, beginning in corn and wheat fields on mini-bikes and trail 50s. in that amount of time, it's natural to have ridden and luckily owned many bikes. my interests have always been large v-twins and wings. i've owned a 1200 and two 1500s. the last 1500 was '96 se that was ...
by BadMonk
Sun Jul 01, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Time for new radio knobs
Replies: 21
Views: 1649

Re: Time for new radio knobs

Are you talking about chlorinated or non-chlorinated brake cleaner? It that makes a big difference wrt interacting with plastic, right? I only use chlorinated when the non-chlorinated can't be found and, even then, it's used carefully and sparingly...absolutely not near plastic.
by BadMonk
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

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

Looks sturdy, reliable...nice!
by BadMonk
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: SHORT LEGS !! - BIG PROBLEM ???
Replies: 32
Views: 2554

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

I like it! That's on a 1800, right?
I'd like to rig something up similar for my 1200. Neuropathy in both legs/feet makes toe shifting painful.
The aftermarket boards and shifter...ugh, first time ever that I didn't like a heel-toe on my bike.
by BadMonk
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered
Replies: 75
Views: 17482

Re: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered

Like I wrote, YMMV and good for you but, again in fairness, absolutes like "always" and "immediately" don't exist. (It would be advisable to let this go now.)
by BadMonk
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: For Sale/Wanted
Topic: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered
Replies: 75
Views: 17482

Re: HEL Stainless Steel Brake Lines Being Offered

If you're thinking about purchasing lines, my experience is that you shouldn't bank on the 2 to 4 days build time. That stands even if you ask in advance, like I did, if the 2 to 4 days still holds true. My payment was sent March 22 (now going on thirteen days ago) and the lines have yet to ship. YM...
by BadMonk
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: GL1200 Information & Questions
Topic: GL1200 Paint
Replies: 1
Views: 254

GL1200 Paint

When I bought my '87 last fall, I noticed the paint wasn't great. It looked like a rough cover slid on/off so many times that it caused many micro scratches in the clear coat. It also looked like the clear was stained in places from something laying against it for a long time causing some discolorat...