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by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heated jacket liner question?
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Heated jacket liner question?

I have a Gerbings heated liner. I will normally wear just a T-shirt underneath it, or sometimes a thin, long-sleeved shirt. The liner is very snug against me. Over that, I have only my much-beloved Olympia Ranger jacket which blocks all wind. This combination is good down to 40 degrees. Below that, ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: trunk box pocket lid
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: trunk box pocket lid

Both my trunk box pocket lid hinge pins were broken when I bought the bike, I read in these pages about abs glue, I have no faith in any glue so I used a different method. I also used a metal pin through the lugs that were not yet broken to re-inforce them Being a retired TV engineer I alwas used t...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: DarkSide

You really don't want to use steel implements directly against the rim to pry the tires on and off - it takes only a very small scratch on those bead-seating surfaces to create a very annoying slow (or not so slow!) leak. Using the rim protectors like I show in my tire-changing How-to article will k...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Blackwing fork brace availability
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Blackwing fork brace availability

I bought a superbrace about 6 months ago which is basically the same thing for $75 . They are in California and at that time just started manufacturing them again. They're not the same thing, at all. I had a Superbrace on my GL1500. It was fine. Then I replaced it with a Blackwing fork brace. The d...
by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: DarkSide
Replies: 12
Views: 377

Re: DarkSide

I use a similar method for my tires - but I don't use zip ties, as I'm too paranoid that they will tear or otherwise damage the bead, which means endless air leaks - or worse. I use nylon ratchet straps, cheap Harbor Freight versions. Also, soap (especially dish soap) is a very bad idea for lubricat...
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Adding an avatar to your profile
Replies: 119
Views: 185017

Re: Adding an avatar to your profile

jerryd15 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:26 pm
Loaded the pic easy but it is a quarter turn off. Changed it on the pc and still comes up that way.???
It seems to be an issue with some phones and cameras - they don't implement the "this side up" information tags in the image correctly.

Try editing the image very slightly and re-saving it.
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Re: Why we're invisible to drivers

It's what I have my Bluetooth controller buttons mounted on as well. :)
by WingAdmin
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Winter boots whats the best ???
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Winter boots whats the best ???

Hello All... I'm gathering gear to ride this winter.. I just need a good pair of winter boots to complete the collection... I use to ride a good bit and camped on the road... but that was when I was much younger.. and now being older... I like the comfort that good gear offers...throwing out someth...
by WingAdmin
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Clear coating small area

I've used this type of clear coat before on a car. WingAdmin, did you intend to attach a link to the product? oops, yes I did! This is the product/supplier I used: https://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Spray-Paint-Infiniti-Tricoat/dp/B079BJBQQW/ref=sr_1_7 They have kits like this for pretty much every ...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Heated jacket liner question?
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Heated jacket liner question?

Mine is quite snug on me, but I wish it was about 2 inches longer, as to get a snug fit on me, meant the size was quite a bit smaller than I usually wear. I have worn mine as a jacket before out of necessity...but it's pretty ugly as a jacket. :) I've worn and used it down below freezing, and was st...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your engine oil
Replies: 9
Views: 23745

Re: How to change your engine oil

Thanks Wingadmin. So I don't need to make room for the Seafoam??? I just ad it-run it for 30 minutes+- Then Change it? The amount of Seafoam put in compared to the overall amount of oil is tiny. If your oil is right at the very top you might consider draining a few ounces, but personally I wouldn't...
by WingAdmin
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Jis screwdriver
Replies: 20
Views: 717

Re: Jis screwdriver

Happytrails wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:36 pm
Vessel JIS are awesome :)
I agree, I LOVE my Vessel JIS screwdrivers!
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Clear coating small area
Replies: 14
Views: 301

Re: Clear coating small area

I've used this type of clear coat before on a car. It was part of a three-step paint repair kit. There was a base coat (white), a metallic coat (white with metallic bits), and a clear coat. It was created specifically for the car by an aftermarket supplier. It worked extremely well. As with all pain...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Why we're invisible to drivers
Replies: 15
Views: 356

Why we're invisible to drivers

A really good article on the biology of our eyes and brain, and why drivers don't see bikes on the road: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a28306/why-you-dont-see-motorcycles-on-the-road/ A very telling paragraph from this article: Alright. Let's take a typical case. A driver is preparing to ...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to change your engine oil
Replies: 9
Views: 23745

Re: How to change your engine oil

I've been thinking about changing to FULL SYNTHETIC. Any Thoughts??? I see you (Wingadmin) do use full synthetic. I (the bike) has 78,000 on it using normal fossil oil. If I do switch. Should I do the seafoam thing first. I guess you don't have to drain some of the oil before adding the Seafoam.(I'...
by WingAdmin
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Spray on Ceramic (Polish)
Replies: 17
Views: 1391

Re: Spray on Ceramic (Polish)

Here's an updated version of that video:



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by WingAdmin
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: xm radio
Replies: 9
Views: 262

Re: xm radio

I found having the XM antenna on the trunk meant losing the signal often because the passenger would block it (depending on what direction you were riding).

I moved it so it was on my glareshield, right at the base of the windshield, and it worked perfectly.
by WingAdmin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: GL1000 Information & Questions
Topic: Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978?
Replies: 8
Views: 194

Re: Is it possible to install abs system for gl1000 1978?

I'd love to do this for my 1500 as well...but there are no aftermarket manufacturers of devices like this. It would be a MAJOR undertaking to try to create a one-off system.
by WingAdmin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review (with video)
Replies: 35
Views: 4927

Re: JACO FlowPro Digital Tire Inflator Gauge Review (with video)

Have you looked at this more accurate alternative to the JACO ? https://www.amazon.com/AstroAI-ATG250-Compressor-Accessories-Resolution/dp/B07528LFCT/ref=sr_1_2_sspa Kennnn The JACO also has 1% accuracy. It is more $, but the chuck is worth the difference to me. It is much easier to use. Even my wi...
by WingAdmin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: RIDING IN THE RAIN.
Replies: 70
Views: 4975

Re: RIDING IN THE RAIN.

I wear a full face helmet. But, I learned it's not a good idea to wear gaunlet gloves in cold weather if the visor can latch when it closes. Usually it stayed partly open. Passing a truck it was pushed shut. With the glove on I couldn't grab the lip on the visor. I was traveling at 55mph and the vi...
by WingAdmin
Sat Nov 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?
Replies: 24
Views: 1753

Re: What's the funniest thing that ever happened to you with your Goldwing?

My funny ha ha event happened just a couple weeks ago. for medical reasons, the GL1800 has been sleeping in the shop since august of last year. In the mean while, I had purchased a Piaggio MP3 250cc scooter that uses only the hand grips for brakes. right grip, front brake just like normal. Left gri...
by WingAdmin
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: GL1500 DIY Articles
Topic: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!
Replies: 17
Views: 3350

Re: How to Check your oil: You're doing it WRONG!

Firstly, I would be amazed if any Gold Wing owner, who I would imagine are mainly mature experienced bikers, did not know the correct way to check the oil........it has been the same for all Honda motorcycles since the year dot. Secondly, this guy spends the first part of the video telling us to us...
by WingAdmin
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Tech Talk
Topic: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?
Replies: 22
Views: 1346

Re: Special Tools for general/most maintenance?

I have a tool just like this one: 81anu5RKeCL._AC_SL1500_.jpg https://www.amazon.com/Multibit-ADJUSTABLE-RATCHETING-SCREWDRIVER-Reversible/dp/B07BGDVPZ5/ref=sr_1_3 It's meant as a screwdriver, but it is ratcheting. I rarely use it as a screwdriver. I put a hex-to-square drive bit in it like this: 61...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 30, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Broken shock mount
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Broken shock mount

Since the differential housing broke when I tried to remove the lower shock mount, I am having grief on how this set up actually works The attachment bolt threads into the inner surface but the outer surface, next to the bolt head, appears to be just be a through hole that supports a bushing on the...
by WingAdmin
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: 1500 Headlight Question
Replies: 16
Views: 1097

Re: 1500 Headlight Question

I can understand the OP's feedback. My last car had HID projector headlamps that actively steered. My latest car has LED projectors that also actively steer. They both produce amazing lighting, but in comparison the LED's have a much harsher hue (bluer tint), an unnecessary sharp cut-off with harsh...