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by bigsteveswing
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Snow on the ground
Replies: 5
Views: 146

Re: Snow on the ground

I wasn't ready for this. This is four days now we've had snow on the ground. My bike isn't even close to being winterized yet - I still have to get out on it, get it warmed up, oil changed, fuel filled, etc.... With any luck it will warm up soon, some rain will wash the salt off the roads, and I ca...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jis screwdriver
Replies: 20
Views: 742

Re: Jis screwdriver

Harbor freight has a kit of screw drivers in a plastic case, they are in fact JIS screwdrivers, most people don't know the difference, but there is a difference, when you put a JIS screwdriver into a JIS screw instead of a phillips you will know the difference, they really grip , not like a phillip...
by bigsteveswing
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Full throttle performance
Replies: 10
Views: 550

Re: Full throttle performance

I get about the same MPG as you are getting, especially on short runs to work and back, 7 miles one way. Best I have gotten is 26mpg, of course that is pushing the sidecar and hauling a lot of extra weight on the seat... :) I do have some acceleration in top gear if I am on flat ground, though I'm n...
by bigsteveswing
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.
Replies: 15
Views: 713

Re: Motorcycle parking at work and dog food.

One of my students wanted a pic on his last day of classes today. Myself and 2 other instructors, the last 2 are students.
by bigsteveswing
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: HEAD LIGHT
Replies: 9
Views: 431

Re: HEAD LIGHT

Not trying to hijack someone else's post, just trying to clear some things up of my own. I started my own thread about the same time as this one got going. https://goldwingdocs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=53480 I want to know if I should troubleshoot the switch first, fuses, or relay(s)? It is a p...
by bigsteveswing
Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Headlight Question
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Another Headlight Question

Ok, wife and I went for a ride yesterday and at some point during the ride my high beams went off, including the dash indicator. I thought maybe it was just switch but now I am leaning towards a relay, maybe loose or starting to fail. I cannot get them to come back on no matter what I do with the sw...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Headlight Question
Replies: 13
Views: 475

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.
by bigsteveswing
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Headlight Question
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Another Headlight Question

Little update: I ordered 2 new bulbs this morning, H4 halogens for $7ea. Then while I was warming the bike up I turned the high beams on and still nothing, when I reached up to flip the switch back they lit up, so apparently my switch needed a little cleaning. Hit it with some contact cleaner at wor...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Headlight Question
Replies: 13
Views: 475

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?
by bigsteveswing
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Another Headlight Question
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Another Headlight Question

This may be a strange question. On my stock 1500 do both headlights operate on low and high beam? I rarely ride in the dark but i noticed yesterday that only one light is on when low beam is on, then when I switch to high beam nothing is lit. Do i need 2 new bulbs or is something else going on? I re...
by bigsteveswing
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tow pac Instatrike
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Tow pac Instatrike

Maybe my Interstate doesn't have auto cancel, they never cancel when I ride, no matter speed or how tight I turn...I've never ridden it far enough without the sidecar to know if that makes a difference.
by bigsteveswing
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Stop lights will not let me proceed.
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Stop lights will not let me proceed.

They made a point of telling us about this law in my riding class last year. It's the law in PA anyway. Doesn't seem to happen to me much though, maybe the sidecar has something to do with it... See it happen to other bikes quite a bit though, most don't seem to know that they can just go when it's ...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

I live here but no I didn't go to Roar this year. I had just got my bike up and running and wasn't quite up to riding with that many people around yet. I'm gaining more confidence as time goes on.

I have some in-laws in your neck of the woods, kinda, Fox Chapel...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Other Bikes
Topic: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: Added a 2nd bike.. sorta

Hey Happy, were you by chance in Erie, PA a couple weeks ago on that rig? I was on my bike going into Autozone and a rig just like yours pulled in and parked a couple spaces down from me. Rarely see a sidecar around here, let alone 2 in the same parking lot. Nice looking setup you have there, love t...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Night riding windshield glare
Replies: 23
Views: 1195

Re: Night riding windshield glare

I don't know what material it is made of but I also have a Tulsa Tall on my bike (came that way from my Grandfather). I recently bought some Meguiar's PlastX polish and brand new terry towels, used up down slightly diagonal motion on the windshield and also on the plastic sidecar windshield. The res...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Doing the timing belts!
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Doing the timing belts!

When I did my belts last year I also did coolant, plugs, and sub filter.
by bigsteveswing
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: First time posters, say hello!
Replies: 244
Views: 19194

Re: First time posters, say hello!

Hi John, Was the trike course a national sponsored course or a local? I've not heard of a trike safety course but it's a good Idea. I have found many differences between the two wheel and three wheels. Thanks Bill Here in PA they do a 3 wheel riding course through the state program (there is a sepa...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: traffic light stop/wait/go best practice?
Replies: 31
Views: 2308

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

Another option: install a sidecar! No worries about falling over, and your passenger has a great view of the scenery instead of the back of your helmet! X2! Kinda makes the emergency escape route plan a little more tricky though. I also watch my mirrors more than anything when stopped. Somebody pul...
by bigsteveswing
Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: New helmet

One thing that really helped with noise was to install the optional chin curtain part # 0943-3705-00 Thanx for the tip, it definitely got better with the visor down (no fogging at all btw). I still get a pretty good amount of noise though. I guess that is to be expected on a modular helmet. I have ...
by bigsteveswing
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: New helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 885

Re: New helmet

Little update on the new helmet. I've only put about 50 miles on with it. I realized very quickly that the cheek pads were too tight for me even though the helmet fit very good, and also I couldn't put the visor down at all without it fogging up like crazy. I use the drop down sun shield almost all ...
by bigsteveswing
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: totally off topic
Replies: 24
Views: 1165

Re: totally off topic

I had a 4.6L F-150 that leaked hot exhaust gas into the coolant system from a bad head gasket, I could be driving down the road everything normal, all at once temp gauge would soar, truck would go into limp home mode and the heat would immediately go cold. Stop and open the pressure cap and it would...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Radio question
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Radio question

My '92 is an Interstate model and has the non-cassette radio with aux input and four knobs. Someone else may correct me, but I'm pretty sure the Aspencade and SE models had the cassette option radio.

Can't believe I don't have a single pic yet that shows the radio...
by bigsteveswing
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Changed oils and clutch may be slipping
Replies: 19
Views: 772

Re: Changed oils and clutch may be slipping

Ditto here. I picked this same oil exclusively because of WingAdmin's review.
by bigsteveswing
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Finally, a maiden voyage...
Replies: 2
Views: 198

Finally, a maiden voyage...

Finally got the rig together and washed. Then got a short ride around the neighborhood, only about 2 miles, but everything seemed to go well. Need to get some parking lot practice in just to get familiar with the handling. Sure felt good to get going though :D Check out my original topic if you want...
by bigsteveswing
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Front forks anti dive
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Front forks anti dive

My '92 Interstate is that way.
I asked about it in the "how-to" section on changing front tire (did not get a response), the tutorial shows one on both sides on WingAdmin's bike.