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by bigsteveswing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger floorboards for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Passenger floorboards for 1500

There is one draw back to them that I see. In order to remove the side access panels, the floor board risers have to be removed, or loosened. That makes it difficult to get to the battery and fuse/relay panels. I will second that, that is exactly the setup I have and when I need to get side panels ...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Passenger floorboards for 1500
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Passenger floorboards for 1500

My Interstate has adjustable floorboards but they are manual adjust with screws/bolts. Their are only three height positions, I believe they are Markland branded, not sure. I can take some pics later and post them.
by bigsteveswing
Sat Jul 25, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: a warning to those who ride on car tires
Replies: 10
Views: 417

Re: a warning to those who ride on car tires

Oh no, I don't have a car tire but my bike doesn't lean at all, I'm in big trouble... :?
by bigsteveswing
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Just a funny observation
Replies: 1
Views: 143

Just a funny observation

I had to bring some 6 foot pieces of conduit home from work this week. I had a little chuckle that they were easier to haul on the bike than they would have been in the car... :)
by bigsteveswing
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Piles of Tupperware

Thank you. Sounds like a good option as the table could be stored and not take up space full time. If I leave the table out it will end up cluttered like my workbench LOL. If only you could see the table right now, put it up in spring and a mountain has developed...any flat surface turns that way :...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Tulsa tall is too tall...
Replies: 5
Views: 133

Re: Tulsa tall is too tall...

+1 to everything you said. I will be watching this, I have all the same issues and same questions about my Tulsa Tall... Would like to get a new windshield, probably a standard height Memphis Shade, but not in the $ cards right now.
If I could sell the Tulsa I don't want to wreck it either.
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Piles of Tupperware

Last year I had a bunch off and I set up a folding table in the garage with an old blanket on it and piled parts on that, carefully... Thank you. Sounds like a good option as the table could be stored and not take up space full time. If I leave the table out it will end up cluttered like my workben...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Piles of Tupperware
Replies: 17
Views: 580

Re: Piles of Tupperware

Last year I had a bunch off and I set up a folding table in the garage with an old blanket on it and piled parts on that, carefully...
by bigsteveswing
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Audio only in the right headset ....
Replies: 12
Views: 293

Re: Audio only in the right headset ....

Andy Cote wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 5:10 am
These guys supposedly carry replacement connectors: http://cycleterminal.com/
That is a great find, i have never heard of that site before, some cool stuff there.
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies
Replies: 23
Views: 575

Re: Why no reponse to "helpful" replies

I don't really want someone to stick around unless this forum or any forum contributes to their enjoyment of this hobby, but I do think that posters should at least be acknowledged. I am by no means a mechanical whiz but do like to contribute once in a while if I can to help pay back help I have re...
by bigsteveswing
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: Clutch slipping

Glad you got it worked out, satisfying to fix your own things too, I love that feeling!
by bigsteveswing
Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:53 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: Clutch slipping

I was in Walmart yesterday and out of curiosity I went and check the Mobil 1 High Mileage oil. I know it is 5W30 and not the 10W40, but the lower part of the donut is not blank...! Would anyone knows what the SN PLUS means? I noticed that too, but the 10w40 doesn't have the same thing...I don't kno...
by bigsteveswing
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Clutch slipping
Replies: 32
Views: 1126

Re: Clutch slipping

I don't know if having low mileage would do anything different with the oil, but that is the same oil I have been using. I got the recommendation from WingAdmin in the how-to section, seems to work good for me. My bike has 74,000 on it though.
by bigsteveswing
Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator
Replies: 22
Views: 1702

Re: How to Make Your Own Digital Gear Indicator

Will this work the same on a '92 Interstate model, gear position switch all the same?
by bigsteveswing
Sun May 31, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need light advice
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Need light advice

So if I use the 30 degree angle light and it is already at the extreme right of the rig, that should light up everything I want without bothering other traffic.

There are so many cheaper options on Amazon but I just don't know if I trust what I'd be getting.

Thanks everyone for the help.
by bigsteveswing
Sun May 31, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need light advice
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Need light advice

https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinf ... 1729/3883/

This what I am thinking... 30 degree beam angle
by bigsteveswing
Sat May 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need light advice
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Re: Need light advice

WingAdmin wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 6:12 pm
I would suggest a narrower beam, or you're going to be blinding oncoming drivers with it.
I would like to replace the whole assembly, not just a bulb. What beam angle would you suggest?
by bigsteveswing
Sat May 30, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Need light advice
Replies: 7
Views: 201

Need light advice

Hi all. I have a light mounted on the sidecar that is to act, i guess, as a headlight. I would like to replace it with an LED light using the same mounting if possible. I went on www.superbrightleds.com and there are soooo many options of light output, beam angle, etc., I just get lost. Does anyone ...
by bigsteveswing
Mon May 25, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cold coolant leak saga...
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Cold coolant leak saga...

Now if only I could get to improve my mileage. Only got 26.7 and 26.8 on my last 2 tanks. I know I am dragging a sidecar but still think I should do better. Wondering how synchronizing the carbs could affect the mileage performance? On the other hand, riding a sidecar is too much fun! :D Cheers. Th...
by bigsteveswing
Mon May 25, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Memorial Day
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Memorial Day

With the current situation it can be easy to forget the reason for this holiday. For many of us a 3 day weekend isn't any different than any other time right now with work being closed. I just want to remind folks to remember...
by bigsteveswing
Sun May 24, 2020 9:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Cold coolant leak saga...
Replies: 9
Views: 446

Re: Cold coolant leak saga...

Last winter mine sat in the garage under cover next to wifey's car. No leaks or puddles for a couple months, then the temp dropped to below zero in February and all of a sudden I had a small (about 3 inches round) puddle of coolant. Cleaned it up and have never seen another one, checked coolant leve...
by bigsteveswing
Sat May 23, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Windshield and Muffler
Replies: 3
Views: 185

Re: Windshield and Muffler

Mine bike is an interstate. Is this lever you describe covered by the boot around to mirror? Because there are no levers on the outside as I've seen on other models. Cheers, Interstate doesn't have windshield adjusters, you have to remove the chrome garnish to change height of the shield. I also ha...
by bigsteveswing
Thu May 21, 2020 7:20 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Memphis Shade Windshield
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Memphis Shade Windshield

*bump*

No opinions on this?
by bigsteveswing
Sat May 16, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the strangest thing you've hit?
Replies: 33
Views: 1196

Re: What's the strangest thing you've hit?

Alan_Hepburn wrote:
Sat May 16, 2020 12:05 pm
Back when I was in the Army, after a hard weekend of drinking, some of my buddies would often say "I'd hit that..." while looking at some very strange things...
:lol: :lol: Been there :?